Category Archives: Calvinism

John 6: A (Brief) Non-Calvinist Reading

If we had to pick two passages that are used the most to defend that Calvinistic understanding of soteriology they would be Romans 9 and John 6, probably in that order. After all, what could “No one can come to … Continue reading

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Rom 10: What Dead Men Can Do

The ground upon which TULIP stands and falls, and one of Calvinist soteriology’s most compelling arguments, is their understanding of Total Depravity. In my view, TD is more rightly understood as Total Inability, (hereafter, TI). That is, the unbeliever is totally unable to … Continue reading

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Radical Free Will

I recently read an article from Christ Hold Fast in which the author, Gerhard Forde, both misrepresents the free will position and re-defines the Gospel as his particular theological viewpoint. I am going to critique both aspects of his article. … Continue reading

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The Problem With Systematic Theology: An Example

Systematic Theology too often redefines words to serve itself. It is a noble endeavor to develop doctrines that clarify biblical theology and to categories those doctrines. Systematic theology, however, too often exists to prove the truth of the system. In … Continue reading

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Romans 9: A (Brief) Non-Calvinist Reading

Romans 9 is the Calvinist’s mic drop. Any time some free will guy starts spouting off about being able to choose Christ or not, all the Calvinist has to do is say “Romans 9, Jacob I love and Esau I … Continue reading

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Are You Saying Man Can Control God?

One of the many things New Calvinism has done well is to overwhelm the internet research space with Calvinistic answers to common theological or pastoral questions. Ministries like Desiring God, Grace to You, or Ligonier dominate the results of Google … Continue reading

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My Heart for the Calvinism Debate

I have been writing mainly about the soteriological controversies surrounding the rise of what has been called “New Calvinism“, or the Young, Restless and Reformed movement. There are other topics I will write about but Calvinism will persist as one … Continue reading

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Hyper vs. Low Calvinism: What’s The Difference?

The great J.I. Packer is known to hold to a lower form of Calvinism. I was watching a recent YouTube vid that Leighton Flowers produced discussing the contradictions between hyper and lower Calvinism. I wondered if I could find some more … Continue reading

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