Posted in Arminianism, Bible, Calvinism, Hermeneutics, Personal Development, Soteriology, Theology, tagged Arminianism, atonement, Calvinism, Hermeneutics, limited atonement, particular redemption, Personal Development, Reformed, Salvation, Scripture, theology on May 27, 2011 |
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This is how I make people feel.
Causing embarrassment in others is nothing new to me… just ask my immediate family. I own it. I do dumb stuff. I think even mere Facebook friends would agree. Well, it seems I’ve outdone even myself this time. I’ve gone and made my friend, Billy Birch, all embarrassed by my lack of exegetical prowess. These are new and uncharted waters for me. Usually it’s my lack of taste, decorum, or personal hygiene that causes others to blush in embarrassment, not my lack of exegetical prowess. Let’s see what I can do to sort all this out.
Indulge me, kind reader, to remind you the purpose of my post, the one that’s caused all this embarrassment. I set out to list a handful of texts from which Calvinists have historically drawn their doctrine of limited atonement. I decided to compose this short list (more…)
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Posted in Arminianism, Bible, Calvinism, Hermeneutics, Personal Development, Soteriology, Theology, tagged Arminianism, atonement, Calvinism, limited atonement, particular redemption, Personal Development, Scripture, theology on May 26, 2011 |
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What Calvinists read instead of the Bible
In the spirit of equity and fairness, the block quote below was directed toward Calvinists like me regarding the doctrine of particular redemption or limited atonement. Evidently it struck a chord, as it was even referenced in the comments of the post with an, “EXACTLY! Good stuff.”
They [Calvinists] do not argue that Scripture clearly teaches a limited atonement view (in its intent) and then demand that we answer Scripture…. They insist that Arminians answer their philosophical meanderings about the amount of people for whom Christ died (whom Scripture names “the world”), which is a speculative argument entirely absent from the tenor of Scripture itself.
Well, I don’t know what this whole “Scripture” thing is, but I’ve been reading Mad Magazine, (more…)
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