Category: Salvation

The Two Pillars of Calvinism Examined | Conclusion

MalcolmHester

Individual Human Responsibility. A major weakness in the Calvinist scheme is found here. It is a basic teaching of scripture that individuals are held accountable for their sin. This is the basis for judgment in both human law courts and the divine court.

Read more ...

The Two Pillars of Calvinism Examined | Part Two

MalcolmHester

It is a false argument posed by the Calvinists that requires the lost sinner to have spiritual understanding before they can be saved. The only thing the Bible requires is recognition of the lost condition which the Holy Spirit provides in conviction (John 16:8).

Read more ...

The Two Pillars of Calvinism Examined | Part One

MalcolmHester

Calvinism is a diverse and complex theological system. When one attempts a study of the system, it doesn’t take long to discover that there are many side roads and many twists and turns in the path to understanding. The problem is complicated by those who hold to the system because there is no single view that all Calvinists accept.

Read more ...

Does the Gospel of John Teach Unconditional Election? | Conclusion

BillHelton

The Calvinists will tend to emphasize the role of “God” in loving the world and giving the Son. The Arminians will tend to stress the word “whosoever” as indicating human freedom and the human decision-making process in salvation.

Read more ...

Does the Gospel of John Teach Unconditional Election? | Part Four

BillHelton

It would seem that to submit humbly to Christ’s teaching would require a willful act on the part of the believer rather than a forced submission. Once again I would argue, the only part in salvation that man can play, and must play, is that of a beggar who in response to God’s calling cries out like the Publican, “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Read more ...