Category Archives for Calvinism

AUGUSTINE AND PROSPER: DID THEY EVER HOLD TO LIMITED ATONEMENT?

July 21, 2017

By David L. Allen, Dean of the School of Preaching
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Dr. Allen’s personal website and is used by permission.  Because it is a response, I felt the need to deviate from our current standard of articles running between 1,000-1,500 words to allow for the full context of the conversation and response to be easier understood.

This article is actually intended as a response in a comment thread on “The Baptist Review” on Facebook, Thursday, June 29, 11:04 am. Due to the length of the response, it is not feasible to incorporate it in a comment on Facebook, so I am posting it here and linking to this page in a new post in “The Baptist Review” on Facebook.

One of the members of the group, Chris, has been reading my book The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review. He had completed chapter one on the Patristics (Early Church Fathers), and was offering his first impression. I claim that none of the Patristics held to limited atonement. Chris had some questions about this with respect to Augustine and Prosper. Continue reading

Dear Dr. Nettles

July 13, 2017

By Dr. Leighton Flowers
Director of Apologetics and Student Evangelism for Texas Baptists

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Soteriology 101 and is used by permission.

Yesterday I wrote this article in response to a publication authored by Dr. Tom Nettles which called churches to “get a Calvinist Pastor.”  Today I received a response from Dr. Nettles in the comment section that I would like to interact with more fully here.  He begins by responding to one sentence from my article: Continue reading

Churches, Get a Christ Honoring Pastor! A RESPONSE TO TOM NETTLES OF THE FOUNDERS MINISTRY

July 12, 2017

By Dr. Leighton Flowers
Director of Apologetics and Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Soteriology 101 and is used by permission.

Recently, one of my friends and colleagues in ministry who serves as an Area Representative for Texas Baptists, sent me a link to an article published by The Founders Ministry titled, Churches, Get a Calvinist Pastor!” (authored by Dr. Tom Nettles).

My colleague, who often works with pastorless churches around the state, expressed his genuine concern over the content of Nettles’ piece and how it might serve to confuse volunteer laypeople serving on Pastor Search Committees. I share his concern and I would like to take a few minutes to explain why. Continue reading

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