Category: Calvinism

A Primer Against TULIP
A Review of “Considering Calvinism: Faith or Fatalism”
by Gil VanOrder, Jr.

By Dr. Rick Patrick Senior Pastor Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Hueytown, Alabama Author Gil VanOrder, Jr., in “Considering Calvinism: Faith or Fatalism,” presents a clear and logical case against Five Point Calvinism. While his book is accessible for any layperson, it is written in such a way that theologians and pastors will also benefit from […]

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“Jesus makes universal invitations in the very same context where He affirms
God’s particular choice of some and rejection of others”

A Review and Critique of Whomever He Wills – Part 2I David L. Allen Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles, eds. Whomever He Wills: a Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012), 401 pgs. In an attempt to reconcile definite atonement with a universal gospel offer, Schrock suggests five considerations. First, “Jesus makes […]

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Sometimes the Bible’s use of “all” and “world”
does not literally mean all people in the world.

A Review and Critique of Whomever He Wills – Part 2H David L. Allen Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles, eds. Whomever He Wills: a Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012), 401 pgs. Schrock next addresses the issue of universal language in Scripture. This is a difficult hill to climb for Schrock […]

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“For egalitarians there is no place in the mind or heart of God for distinctive loves.”

A Review and Critique of Whomever He Wills – Part 2G David L. Allen Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles, eds. Whomever He Wills: a Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012), 401 pgs.   3. The Universal Impact of Definite Atonement. Schrock’s final section addresses three vital subjects in the discussion: 1) […]

A Review and Critique of Whomever He Wills – 2F

David L. Allen Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles, eds. Whomever He Wills: a Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2012), 401 pgs. By appealing to Hebrews 2:12-15 apart from its context in Hebrews 2:5-9, Schrock fails to mention the significance of the quotation of Psalm 8:4-6 in Hebrews 2:6-8, followed by verse […]

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