Tag Archive | Arminianism

Practical Wisdom For Calvinists

Practical & Theological Guidelines for Those Who Embrace the “Doctrines of Grace” The following practical and theological items, although they apply to every believer regardless of their particular theological tradition, are especially directed to those who adhere to Reformed/Calvinistic theology. I. Recognize that Salvation is Broader than the Calvinist Camp. 1. All of us, at […]

If God starts it–He WILL finish it!

I have always heard that if you are going to teach something, you should teach what you are passionate about. I am passionate—more like adamant—about the eternal security of the believer. Or as Steve Lawson would say, “I’m not just dogmatic–I am bulldogmatic” about this subject. I am absolutely convinced that if a person is […]

Thinking About Free Will

One Elected to Salvation, Others Elected to Reprobation

God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved–1st Timothy 2:3-4 Arminians use the above verse as a proof-text for their erroneous belief that God tries to save everybody and gives people the same chance to go to Heaven. They pluck this verse off the page, slap it down, and say, “Ha!! See!! God […]

Important Article Regarding Mark Cahill

Recently, CARM published an article regarding evangelist Mark Cahill. This article was authored by my friend and mentor, Tony Miano, who has had direct interaction with Mr. Cahill. The article was written as a public rebuke of Mr. Cahill’s uncharitable and derogatory treatment of Christians who believe in the Doctrines of Grace. Mr. Cahill has […]

Things I have learned–Foster Parenting Vs. Adoption

Ephesians 1:3-5–3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having […]

Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagianism

Considering the recent dust up in my church group (we southern Baptists ain’t – yet – a denomination), documented here and rightly rebutted here, it may be beneficial to review the theological presuppositions at work in both camps. The snippet below is from page 5 of a 15 page document entitled “Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagian” […]

BACON . . . the new TULIP.

We often hear how the church has been feminized and thus, we are told that this is partially the reason why men simply won’t darken the doors of church. Well, a flower depicting the Doctrines of Grace will no longer do. We need something more manly. Something like . . . bacon!

A quiz for Arminians.

I found the following quiz for Arminians at Chosen by Grace Alone via Bob Hanks’ blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eph. 1:11 …[W]ho [God] worketh all things after the counsel of His will. Q. If God works all things after the counsel of His will, how much does He work to the will of you, me, Satan, etc.? […]

Angry Arminians.

For the past several weeks I’ve been addressing my concerns about behavioral and interpersonal interaction among Christians and the inevitable negative affects this ungracious conduct breeds. I’ve addressed issues such as the hypocrisy of Christians (found here), caustic Calvinists (found here), and the cannibalism of “elite” Christian bloggers devouring their perceived lower class counterparts (found […]

Quotes (869)

“The doctrine of justification itself, as preached by an Arminian, is nothing but the doctrine of salvation by works.” -Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

What exactly DOES Hebrews 6:4-6 mean, anyway?

**I’ve said this before, but this time it will be enforced. Any and all further comments that do not deal DIRECTLY with the text of this post WILL BE DELETED. I will not give any thought to how long the comment is or how long it took to type it. And don’t try to post […]

“Chuck Smith, Calvary Chapel, and their Ignorance Fest on Calvinism.”

As a follow-up to Brother Michael’s previous post on Chuck Smith (found here), I’m presenting an audio clip of a critique that James White did in response to an audio clip of Chuck Smith and other Calvary Chapel speakers in which they attacked the Doctrines of Grace, equated Calvinists to cultists, and even opposed God’s […]

Chuck Smith on predestination.

WARNING!!! This is an example of BAD theology.  Believe at your own peril… “…you could go to the race tracks with this kind of knowledge (God’s foreknowledge). Imagine what you could do, having foreknowledge knowing every horse what he was going to do in that race and you would go to the race track with […]

Exposing an Old Heretic – Charles G Finney

Some may wonder why we are jumping on a person who has been dead for over 135 years!  Sadly, it is because there are many who hold this man in high esteem and much of what we find in modern evangelicalism is due to the heresy that this lawyer-turned-preacher taught to unsuspecting congregations.  Today, this […]

A Few Problems With Arminianism And A Case For Calvinism

Dr. Bruce Ware puts forward the Biblical doctrine of pre-destination so well that he gets a standing ovation from me. You can get the DVD of the entire debate here for just US$14.95.1 1 The author does not derive any benefits, financial or otherwise, from recommending the purchase of the material. Neither is he affiliated […]

A Calvinist and Arminian examination of John 6:37-44.