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(Re)Thinking through Romans 9
January 10, 2023

This is a re-blog of an article by AndrewH of “Beyond Calvinism“ *All scripture quotations are from NASB, unless otherwise noted. In his song “Context”, Calvinist recording artist Flame says: “exegesis is the careful systematic study of script

Is Faith an Effectual Gift in Eph 2:8-9?
August 17, 2022

by Isaac Barrett The goal of this review is to demonstrate that Piper’s interpretation of Ephesians 2:8-9 is incorrect. First this review will summarize the possible interpretations of what the gift is in verse 8. Then, each section of this analysis will

Is Faith An Effectual Gift?
August 03, 2022

by Isaac Barrett This review will analyze John Piper’s four main arguments in his exegesis of Ephesians 2:8-9. Two of these arguments, he makes from outside the text in question. One argument is from Ephesians and the others are from Philippians and 1 Cor

The Reformed Have a Conflation Problem
July 14, 2022

You can find the original post over at Sin and Glory. In the Reformed camp there is a big problem with conflation. If you’re not familiar, conflation happens when two separate things are brought together to appear as if they are one. define

Why Both Atheists and Christians Need to Believe in Free Will
April 21, 2022

By Justin Brierley Someone I know (let’s call him Joe) recently owned up to an embarrassing incident during his time at Bible college. Another student there (let’s call him Trevor) was a confirmed Calvinist, who believed that everything in life had been p

John 6 Debate Review | Dr. Leighton Flowers and Pastor Gabriel Hughes
March 08, 2022

By Richard Coords To preface, in the second movie of the Hobbit Trilogy, “The Desolation of Smaug,” the wizard Gandalf instructs his company of dwarves to pass through the Enchanted Forest, but with on key instruction: “You must stay on the path. Do not l

Election Means “To Choose”
February 22, 2022

by Yoki Maurx “The doctrine of election is biblical and true” can be said by any Bible believing Christian. There have been numerous debates about the doctrine of election and reprobation for hundreds of years. Without defining terms, two peop

Calvinism Obscures the Simple Gospel
January 31, 2022

Original post by Ronnie W. Rogers I agree with the Calvinist claim that the gospel is simple and clear, but I contend that Calvinism, by its very nature, complicates and obscures the simple and clear gospel.[1] Yes, someone can be saved when anyone says s

Calvinism vs. Molinism: A Commentary on the Debate Between James White and William Lane Craig
January 24, 2022

You can read the original post by Dr. Adam Lloyd Johnson over at Convincing Proof Here are my initial ‘off the cuff’ thoughts concerning the debate between William Lane Craig and James White over the issue of Molinism and Calvinism that took place in Dece

God Chooses Things
December 28, 2021

I know this may come as a shock to some of our readers but…God chooses some stuff. Or, at least, this is what one Presbyterian minister thinks should be a surprise to us. Of course, this is not a surprise. Provisionism happily accepts that God choos