Category: SBC Issues

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

BillHelton

A modified Arminian-Calvinistic position will generally not please either Calvinists or Arminians, “both of whom will seek to emphasize certain words or texts and exclude from consideration other texts and words. But in spite of all the arguments to the contrary, this tension between the divine and human aspects of salvation cannot finally be resolved by our theological gymnastics.”

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

BillHelton

While the connection of creation and redemption can be made, and God’s sovereignty as creator is clear, it is extremely difficult to see divine unconditional election being taught in this verse. There is nothing in this opening verse that would even remotely suggest that God chose some individuals to receive salvation while others would be left hopelessly lost.

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An Objectionable Invitation: An Open Letter to My Southern Baptist Family

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James MacDonald literally believes that Satan invented congregational governance for the purpose of destroying the church. And yet, for the last two years, he has been invited to speak at the SBC Pastor’s Conference.

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

BillHelton

Are the doctrines of the Calvinist theological system the true doctrines of the Bible and all other beliefs false? Is belief in Calvinism the test for one’s love of God? Would the Apostle John consider his, and the other Apostles’, teachings to be the clear foundation for the five points of Calvinism? The answer to these questions, in this writer’s opinion, is a resounding no! But yet some would answer with a resounding yes.

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Sad Accusations of Brewton-Parker

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In his SBC Voices blog post titled Sad Revelations at Brewton-Parker, Dave Miller appears to view the trustees and public relations officials at the college in a fairly negative light. While we share Miller’s lament at the crushing news of yet another scandal at the school, we are not nearly as certain that the existence of such charges point to a genuine cover-up of facts by the college.

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