Whosoever Will

May 27, 2010

I’ve been reading the book by Dr. Steve Lemke and Dr. David Allen entitled “Whosoever Will: a Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism.” I’m not ready to give a complete book review of it, yet. I’m still reading it. And, according to some people, it takes me a long time to read anything due to my mental shortcomings. lol. But, I can tell you from what I’ve read so far that this book is excellent. It’s one of those must read books. So, buy you a copy, and enjoy.

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David R. Brumbelow

David,
I have Whosoever Will by Allen & Lemke. Even if someone doesn’t read the book all the way through, it is a great reference tool. Get the book and the next time a particular issue concerning Calvinism comes up, check it out.

It is a great reference to what non-Calvinists (aka mild Calvinists, moderate Calvinists, non-Five-Point Calvinists) believe.
David R. Brumbelow

Dave Miller

“And, according to some people, it takes me a long time to read anything due to my mental shortcomings.”

Isn’t admitting and facing the problem the first step? I think you are intelligent except when you disagree with me.

Steve Young

I have read “Whosoever Will,” and am currently reading Kenneth Keathley’s “Salvation and Sovereignty.” I highly recommend both books, and suggest they be read back to back. Both offer good,scholarly proposals concerning the topic of soteriology from what I believe is a very baptist position.
Steve in Montana

David Worley

Dave,

lol. There’s not much anyone can do for me at this stage.

Steve, who’s Keathley?

Tim Rogers

Brother David,

Keathley has a chapter in Whosoever Will. His book “Salvation and Sovereignty” is a more in depth discussion of Molinism.

Brother Steve,

I agree with you on reading these books back-to-back.

Blessings,
Tim

Dr. James Galyon

“Both offer good,scholarly proposals concerning the topic of soteriology from what I believe is a very baptist position.”

By implication, would that make the Calvinistic view very much a “non-baptist position”, or do these scholarly proposals simply present one of the “very baptist position(s)”?

Dr. James Willingham

Some General Baptists were won over to the Particular Baptist view in 1755 by Peter Peterson Van Horn and Benjamin Miller, ministers from the Philadelphia Assn. 46 yrs. later the churches that had started following Sovereign Grace experienced the Second Great Awakening. They had been baptizing about 25-35 a year, but in 1801 they baptized 872. The theology of calvinism, especially as it is summed up in Predestination, TULIP, and Reprobation, is the truth that produced the First and Second Great Awakenings and the launching of the Great Century of Missions. Gentlemen, Take note. The first major historian of America, Dr. George Bancroft, called this country “a calvinistic republic.” Cause and effect operate with regards to awakenings as it does in other areas of life. So, if we would have another awakening, we must have the right theology rightly understood, the most winsome, irresistibly wonderful, attractive, compelling, magnetic, drawing, fascinating, moving, exciting teachings of the Bible. That was what made America, the Awakenings, and the Missionary movement in the beginning.

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