“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou […]
Does Arminian Theology Limit the Atonement?
“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2). There is an abiding discussion in […]
Does Predestination Make God Arbitrary?
One of the reasons why many sincere and earnest Christians give for rejecting the doctrine of divine predestination is that they believe this view makes God to be arbitrary. They justify […]
Curtis Hudson on Calvinism: Total Depravity (Inability)
The Bible says that, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Gal. 5:9). A small amount of controversy can disrupt the whole fellowship in a congregation. As a young pastor of […]
Calvinist, Arminians, and Robots
One of the many false charges against Calvinist is that we make men robots by proclaiming the sovereignty of God and free grace in salvation. The charge is unfair. The charge […]
An Arminian Assaults Calvinism
Part I A Sermon Against Total Depravity In November, 2018, I was asked to review a sermon by an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor in Florida who is emotionally hostile to that […]
Many Do Not Understand Calvinism
In discussing the doctrines of divine grace, also known as Calvinism, one of the most frustrating facets is that many people simply do not understand what is being said, even when […]
For Whom Did Christ Die?
The Doctrine of the Atonement addresses the question, “For whom did Christ die?” Two prominent positions are advocated. One position says that Christ died for all sins of all men. The […]
The Blessing of Being a Peace Maker
A 2013 statement on the tensions that exist between Calvinism and Arminianism from an Advisory Committee within the Southern Baptist Convention was written to create discussion within the local church. In […]
Theological Consistency In the Atonement Debate
Of all the positions set forth by those who embrace the doctrines of grace, perhaps none is more objectionable to a devout Arminian than the concept of a definite redemption. More […]
When Calvinists and Arminians Disagree
The United States Supreme Court has been busy over the last two weeks, handing down a number of important decisions. During that time span, the justices have unanimously agreed on 12 […]