CONVINCED OF BETTER THINGS: AN EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS 6:1-12

Hebrews 6 has proved to be a contensious passage in the history of exegesis and theology: the strong warning issued in this passage has proved to be the battleground for many soteriological debates. In this paper, I argue that the passage, interpreted within the compatibilist worldview of the Bible, holds together the same tension found … Continue reading CONVINCED OF BETTER THINGS: AN EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS 6:1-12

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Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 15

"I am convinced that one of the greatest contributions these doctrines have is to enlarge our picture of our glorious and worthy God; it is my prayer that setting down this book, you will proclaim with Paul, "Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 15

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"contrary to the claims of every Arminian polemic, the biblical authors only find fodder for their prayer and evangelism in the Calvinist doctrines of grace." (Acts 18:10-11, 2 Thess. 2:13, Romans 11:33-36) ‪ Prevenient Grace – Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 13

"[Fighting pride with election] is found throughout Scripture; how fitting is it then to emphasize this doctrine in a day when the pride of man runs rampant over every inch of our world? What better tool has God granted us to curb our egos and post-enlightenment rationalism than His most foolish wisdom?" 1 Corinthians 1. … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 13

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"Calvinism[, at its best,] is that worldview that seeks in every area of thought to uphold this picture of God as the transcendent but known, all sufficient, all glorious, sovereign and free, merciful, loving, and wise King of the universe." That is Calvin's Calvinism. Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 11

"The Spirit need not coerce anyone to believe; once their stony hearts have been stripped away, those chosen by God behold, faintly at first, the glory of the true God and begin to follow after Him." Effectual? Yes! Irresistible? Maybe not. Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 10

"This book exists as an attempt to recast this vision of total submission over an evangelical doctrine that, though appearing sound, replaces the glorious wisdom and free mercy of God with a mere shadow of the biblical picture, a pale and distorted reflection." Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 9

"The Spirit's work of regeneration does not just free a sinful heart; it gives the human heart such a vision of the glorious sufficiency and beauty of Christ that without hesitation, the elect believe." From darkness to glorious light. Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 8

"Roger E. Olson writes, 'Arminianism begins with God's goodness and ends by affirming free will. The latter follows from the former, and the former is based on Divine revelation; God reveals himself as unconditionally and unequivocally good, which does not exclude justice and wrathful retribution.'" God is good, but does this really follow? Prevenient Grace … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 8

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 7

"For an Arminian, prevenient grace is the universal outpouring of God's grace on all humans for their salvation; all men are given a measure of grace, a quickening in their hearts and often an external call, enabling them to respond to God's salvific offer--either working with His grace and being saved or resisting it and … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 7