1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

calvinists: please explain what arminian theology means to you!

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Yeshua1, May 9, 2013.

  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    20,294
    Ratings:
    +604
    Faith:
    Baptist
    To be fair here, how would you see it, in regards to salvation of sinners!
     
  2. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    9,031
    Ratings:
    +0
    You may not get as many responses as you hoped, since most Baptists I know consider themselves neither Calvinist nor Arminian.

    The majority of Baptists do not believe in salvation by works, not in falling from grace, they could not be Arminian.

    Some Baptists consider themselves "four-point" Calvinists, but reject the idea of Limited Atonement Still more Baptists would describe themselves as "three-point" Calvinists. But when it comes down to it, unless you're a "five-pointer," you're not really a Calvinist.

    I'm looking forward to this discussion.
     
  3. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Ratings:
    +0
    Besides the obvious main contention of God's sovereignty vs free will, one of the main points that bothers me is, why is it one can in their own right choose their salvation, but once salvation is attained, why is it impossible to have the ability to lose it? In other words, IMO, self determination in salvation is not compatable with eternal security.
     
  4. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    20,294
    Ratings:
    +604
    Faith:
    Baptist
    So many of our bethren here seem to hold a faulty view as to what calvinism actually teaches, just wanted to make sure weare not misrepresenting their side of salvation!
     
  5. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Messages:
    20,294
    Ratings:
    +604
    Faith:
    Baptist
    it is, IF you hold that the Election of God towards a sinner to be a saint is irrovocable, and you can , I think, as the lord has sealed us with/by the HS until that day he reclaims us, and that jesus as high Priest continually intervenes to save to the uttermost ALl who come nigh unto him!
     
Loading...