Five Points that Support Prevenient Grace

  Introduction In regard to salvation, Calvinism understands God’s grace to be irresistible, while Arminianism understands God’s grace to be prevenient and resistible. I believe at the center of this debate is the subject of pride and humility. What role does pride and humility have in how God deals with humanity in general? What role Read More …

Reformed Theology the Gospel?

  I ran across a comment by a well known Calvinist on Twitter. This is what he said: “Reformed Theology is not for people who are smart enough and rich enough to stand above the rest of the human race. Reformed Theology is for desperately sinful losers whose only hope now is the all-providing grace Read More …

The Apostle John Taught Unlimited Atonement

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   John 20:30-31 30 Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; Read More …

The Illogical Theology of Calvinism

Arminianism Dethrones God? It’s a common accusation by Calvinists that Arminian theology dethrones God and puts man on the throne, because in their view, a faith that is not irresistibly given by God, is a works type of faith. They also like to accuse Arminians of making “strawman” arguments. I believe the opposite is true. Read More …

The Arminian – Amillennial Connection

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   While not readily apparent, there is a true connection between Arminian theology and the Amillennial position on prophecy. There is an unmistakable harmony between the two. This harmony confirms the truth of both theologies, because truth never contradicts itself, but Read More …

A Condemned “Elect” is an Oxymoron

Jesus said, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” ESV (John 3:18) Jesus makes it clear that it’s faith (belief) in Him that’s the determining factor for salvation. It’s the absence of faith Read More …

Commentary on Romans 11 – [Election of True Israel]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Romans 11 is one of the most important chapters in the New Testament regarding the doctrine of election, Israel and the Church, and eternal security. Also, one is not prepared to interpret chapter 9 until they’ve studied this chapter. Read More …

[Re-Post] Calvinism’s Unsound Interpretation of John 6:37,44-45

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. John 6:44-45 44 No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Read More …

Four Points Against Calvinism’s Regeneration and Irresistible Grace

  1 – James and Peter are quoting Proverbs 3:34, which reveals a universal truth about pride and humility, and clearly seen throughout Scripture. In context, James and Peter were instructing believers, but they were applying this truth to them and their situation. God, in general, deals with mankind according to this law. God hates Read More …