Calvinist, Arminians, and Robots

One of the many false charges against Calvinist is that we make men robots by proclaiming the sovereignty of God and free grace in salvation. The charge is unfair. The charge is baseless and might actually be reversed. Consider the evidence. The word “robot”, first used in 1923, comes from the Latin word “orbus” which … Continue reading Calvinist, Arminians, and Robots

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism

Part I A Sermon Against Total Depravity In November, 2018, I was asked to review a sermon by an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor in Florida who is emotionally hostile to  that system of theology called Calvinism. I was willing to do so for two very good reasons. First, with Charles Spurgeon, I believe that the … Continue reading An Arminian Assaults Calvinism

The Blessing of Being a Peace Maker

A 2013 statement on the tensions that exist between Calvinism and Arminianism from an Advisory Committee within the Southern Baptist Convention was written to create discussion within the local church. In summary, what the statement concedes is that real differences do exist. What the statement hopes to achieve is a spirit of tolerance whereby the … Continue reading The Blessing of Being a Peace Maker

When Calvinists and Arminians Disagree

The United States Supreme Court has been busy over the last two weeks, handing down a number of important decisions. During that time span, the justices have unanimously agreed on 12 of 16 decisions. It is good to see the justices—both left and right, on occasion—can look at our founding document and agree that there are … Continue reading When Calvinists and Arminians Disagree