Calvinists v Arminians (round 4)

Adrian Warnock’s post on a spectrum of thought between Calvinism and Arminianism created a fair bit of debate in the blogosphere. Interestingly Roger Olsen responded rejecting the possibility of a spectrum saying, “I admire and applaud any attempt to show that classical Calvinism and classical Arminianism are both Christian theologies.  But placing them on a spectrum that includes only versions of Arminianism and versions of Calvinism implies that they are somehow commensurable which they are not.” In the middle of this post Olsen gets to the heart of the theological…

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Calvinists v Arminians (round 3)

Adrian Warnock continues to post on Calvinists and Arminians with his view of the spectrum of beliefs and the follow up. To be honest I can’t really see the difference between his soft and moderate Calvinists or that ‘soft Calvinists’ have a position worth holding. As for his description of Arminians he’s likely to confuse people as Calvinists self describe themselves as ‘reformed’ and so to them a ‘reformed Arminian’  is a contradiction in terms. I’m not sure about the distinctions he makes between a ‘reformed’ and a ‘strong Arminian’…

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Calvinists v Arminians (round 2)

It seems the whole Calvinist and Arminian debate is getting a fresh airing. I commented here following a post by Adrian Warnock. He’s followed that up with another post which included a link to this helpful post and ended with, ‘select Arminians should also receive the right hand of fellowship.’ Which is good to know, although I’m not sure who gets to be selected or on what basis. But if offered I’d accept. I also recommend this resource to get an idea of what Arminians believe which is not always…

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Calvinist & Arminians

This is an old chestnut isn’t it. Anyway every now and then it crops up as it has done just recently. Firstly, Adrian Warnock wonders whether Spurgeon was an Arminocalvinist? and says, I am more and more convinced that there are many godly Arminians out there that we Reformed people would do well to listen to more than we do. Which is, frankly, a relief. Then today I read Dear Arminians from Justin Taylor’s blog. Whatever issues relevant to salvation we disagree upon, let us agree on this: the Calvinist…

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