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The idea we are free to choose from among available options is consistent with our experience. Scripture tells us God sometimes restricts our options, i.e. hardening the hearts of some such that they will reject the gospel, i.e. Romans 11.
"The absence of free will is, however, devastating to all theists since without it you cannot choose to be evil or good, and therefore deserve neither punishment nor salvation."
So the complete absence of free will is irrational and unrestricted free will...
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Christianity Today • Dec. 10, 2020
Logos Bible Software "based in Washington state, is predominantly white"
It has "established the Kerusso Collective so black Christian leaders could direct the inclusion of more voices of people of color."
"In addition to [Logos' Chauncey] Allmond, the collective includes:
Charlie Dates, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago
Cynthia L. Hale, pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia
Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New...
Dr Charles Hodge was a foremost theologian, who was "Reformed" in his theology. Here is an excerpt from his work on Faith & Repentance. There are some who are also "Reformed", who claim that the Biblical meaning of "Repentance", is no more than a "change of ones mind", mainly in their view towards God and the Holy Bible. They reject that it also means, "sorrow for sins, and turning from them". Starting with Dr Hodge, I will show from Reformed theologians, that the present day understanding...
Before the time of Augustine, 354-430, there are no fathers in the early Church, as far are I am able to see from my research, who taught that humans did no longer possess a “free will”, and that this “freedom” was completely destroyed when Adam and Eve fell. What I have seen in the writings of the early Church fathers, some of whom I have quoted below, is that from the earliest time, in fact Clement of Rome lived when most of the Apostles were still alive, and they clearly taught that...
I watched this video produced by Luther Rice College
What do you all think about this video, especially the parts about quoting Matthew Henry vs John Calvin, and free resources in a college paper?
The Research Process Step 2 Seek Appropriate Resources
Direct link to video
Page behind the direct link to the video
The Research Process
03:48 Wrong kinds of sources:
outdated resources (consistently older than ten years)
resources available for free on the web
I have noticed across boards and books that there are two kinds of Calvinism reflective of the two kinds of people that adhere to them. The doctrine is identical, but the people are completely different. We could say that there are simply two kinds of Calvinists, but based on arguments I think it is better put that the way Calvinism is held creates two different kinds of Calvinism as the arguments against Calvinism are often misdirected.
One is the idea that Calvinism best explains God’s...
is that right? Jesus Christ, Who is the Highest Authority, says this, " and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem" (Luke 24:47). The Apostle Peter, in his first Sermon, says this, "Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the...