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How do various traditions define the term "sufficient grace"?

If you do research on Calvinism, Jansenism, Pelagianism, etc., you might find the term "sufficient grace" bandied about. The trouble is, depending on who's using it, it's defined differently, which ...
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What is the/any Arminian/Catholic interpretation of Hebrews 10:14?

In paragraph 480 of St. Thomas Aquinas' Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, he explains that the way sacrifice was done in the past was to wipe out past sins. The people sinned, and then a ...
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What hard evidence is there that Charles Wesley was Arminian?

Yes, there are claims that both John and Charles Wesley were Arminians, but more often than not it is the theology of John that is under discussion. “And can it be” is a wonderful example of how ...
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Calvinist and Arminian debate before the 16th century?

Christianity has long been debating the relationship between God's will and human wills in our salvation, probably all the way back to the very early church. The debate between Reformed and Arminian ...
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What is the difference between Arminianism, Molinism, and Calvinism?

I found an article that explains Molinism in simple, easy to understand language. The second part of the article asks whether it is biblical, but I have left that part out since this is not what you ...
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What is the Biblical argument against Limited Atonement?

Christ is not only the propitiation for the sins of Christians: 1 John 2:1-2 (ESV) My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an ...
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Is penal substitutionary atonement most prevalent among Calvinists?

The strongest defenders of penal substitution are going to be conservative Calvinists: that is, those who hold to the "five points" of Calvinism and reject modernist approaches to Scripture. ...
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According to Wesleyan-Arminianism, does God fail?

One of the best illustrations I have seen in support of the Arminian concept is a "Dennis the Menace" cartoon in which Dennis has a boy on the ground and is sitting on him with his fist poised to ...
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How do Arminians interpret God's reserving of a remnant in Romans 11:4?

You've mentioned one of the big points of disagreement between Arminians and Calvinists regarding the interpretation of Romans 9–11 – are nations or individuals in view? Romans 9:6–24 is a crucial ...
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What is the difference between Arminianism, Molinism, and Calvinism?

Extract from William Lane Craig answering a question on the complexity of Molinism : Actually, I have no problem with certain classic statements of the Reformed view. For example, the Westminster ...
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How do Arminians reconcile free will with God's omnipotence logically?

Arminians and other varieties of non-Calvinists reconcile the all-powerful nature of God with His allowance of free will to men, within the limits of physics he has given them, as God constrains ...
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How are the Calvinist, Arminian and Lutheran conceptions of Total Depravity different?

Arminian and Calvinist compared The Arminian and Calvinist views on Total Depravity start out with similar points. The theory of Total Depravity forms the 'T' in the Calvinist five summary points ...
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What is the Biblical argument against Limited Atonement?

I remember the words of an anointed man of God form the past who said; "If Jesus didn't die for all men" than those in hell will legitimately be able to say, "His offer of salvation was never genuine"....
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What biblical support do Arminians and open theists find for libertarian free will?

I will address some background issues prior to bringing the point home. Yes, most believe in a sinful nature for mankind. I believe along with Dallas Willard and all those in the Wesleyan tradition ...
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Is penal substitutionary atonement most prevalent among Calvinists?

Theory suggests that Calvin's strong support for and writings about penal substitution was tied to his work in the legal system (as a lawyer). The concept is definitely a parallel. [Christ] made a ...
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What is the Arminian view of God's providence?

General backround I am going to quote from one prominent Arminian theology advocate, Roger E. Olson, a well-published professor of theology and ethics. One of his books is the 2006 Arminian Theology:...
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Is this a Calvinistic or Arminian statement of faith?

The disagreement between Calvinists and Arminians are over the precise nature of predestination and election. The traditional Arminian position can be seen in the Five Articles of Remonstrance. The ...
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Do Southern Baptist traditionalists agree with the Arminian view of prevenient grace?

The statement made that established "Traditionalism" as a term for this long-held belief is here, and I believe accurately reflects the views of most (Southern and Independent) Baptists who hold this ...
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Calvinist and Arminian debate before the 16th century?

Calvinism did not exist before the 16th century. In the context of the Reformation, Huldrych Zwingli began the Reformed tradition in 1519 in the city of Zürich. His followers were instantly labeled ...
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Synod of Dordt 1618

According to Mulsow & Rohls, 2005; there were 13 Remonstrants (also Labuschagne, 2019; Satama, 2009) out of a total 100 or so representatives. From Mulsow & Rohls, 2005: The internationally ...
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Does the Confessional Calvinism rule Arminianism as a heretic teaching?

In order to answer whether "every Calvinistic confession that adheres to Dort automatically/logically implies Arminianism is a repackaging of heretic Pelagianism" or not, there is a great ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Conditional Election?

Conditional Election was a phrase first used in the early 1600s by James Arminius, a Dutch professor who had formulated five main points of doctrine that challenged the Protestant denominations that ...
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According to Arminians, why do they find Calvinism distasteful or inaccurate?

Calvinism is not a demonic lie, but... I was really hoping this question would disappear because it is not edifying or helpful to dwell on particular pieces of hurtful rhetoric which have been ...
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Do Arminian Protestants agree with Chapter 3 Article 1 of the Westminster Confession of Faith?

I have recently read material that gives a comparison between the Westminster Confession of Faith [WCF] on "God's Eternal Decree" and a later credal revision of the United Presbyterian ...
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What do non-Calvinists believe about Proverbs 21:1

This verse does not stand alone. As is the case with many of the proverbs the entire thought is expressed in two (or more) verses: The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he ...
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What hard evidence is there that Charles Wesley was Arminian?

Actually there is quite a lot of evidence; start by reading his published journal for the years 1739-41, when he is in almost constant dialogue with Calvinistic Methodists like George Whitefield and ...
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Do Southern Baptist traditionalists agree with the Arminian view of prevenient grace?

Southern Baptist Traditionalists prefer to believe that the gospel message is sufficient as "prevenient grace" and that anyone can respond if they have heard the gospel. In the Traditionalist view, ...
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How is Article XVII of the Articles of Religion defended by Arminians?

We are elected “in Christ”, as both the article and Ephesians 1 affirm. In the OT, Israel were the elect people of God with God choosing them to show his love to the rest of the world and to be an ...
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