Calvin and Arminius

Check out Frank Viola’s blog for today. The comment section is pretty hot too. http://frankviola.org/2012/05/24/calvinismarminianism/ And if you want my two cents, watch this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCMyWA1gLXQ BTW, I’m NOT sorry about the music If you don’t like it, turn the volume down…

Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: Now or Never

Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: Now or Never

Chan’s argument goes like this: “Paul, who said that God wants all people to be saved, also said that God “wants” all Christians to be sexually pure (1 Thes. 4:3). Ever met a Christian who was not sexually pure? Does this mean that God is not getting what He wants?” Chan then goes on to talk about God’s moral will (values that please Him) and His decreed will (events that He causes to happen), explaining that God allows His moral will to be resisted in order to carry out His decreed will. What it really boils down to is the sovereignty of God over the human will. This is a huge debate in Christianity that has been going on for a long time, in Calvinism and Arminianism.

Amazed Exceedingly

Now that we have taken a tour through history to see what various influential people have taught regarding free will and election, I would like to add my two cents.  Take it or leave it.  Embrace it or hate it.  Stew on it patiently or blow a gasket.  Be silent…

Volunteer for Slavery

This is the third of a series of blogs about R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to Believe: The Controversy Over Free Will.  If you haven’t read the first one, “Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?,” or the second one, “A Great Chess Player,” you really ought to do so.  They cover…

Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?

As an old friend says, regarding paradoxical subject matter, this will “scramble your eggs” or as someone else said (I can’t remember who), it is a “logical pretzel.”  Free Will + God’s Sovereignty = Confused People.  Why is that?  What’s the problem?  The Introduction of R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to…