Friday, May 14, 2010

This Week in Calvinism - May 14, 2010

  • Justin Taylor interviews Mark Driscoll about his new book, Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe.

  • Derek Ashton is a bad Calvinist (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, conclusion.

  • Matt Svoboda explains what the Ergun Caner controversy is really about.

  • Carl Gobelman on the extent of the atonement.

  • Steve Hays addresses the Arminian claim that it's possible for Christians to lose their salvation.

  • J.C. Thibodaux, one who believes Christians can lose their salvation, responds: "Just as Israel fell in the wilderness after being saved from the wrath of Pharaoh, so the scriptures warn us against likewise incurring God's judgment after He has shown us His goodness." Of course, this completely ignores the fact that while the people of Israel did "fall away" and were disciplined, they were still God's chosen people and the covenant made with Abraham remained intact. Paul makes this pretty clear in Romans 11:1.

  • Steve Hays fires back.

4 comments:

Derek Ashton said...

Lee,

Thanks so much for posting these links to my "Bad Calvinist" series.

Grace & peace,
Derek Ashton (a.k.a. Mr. THEOparadox)

J.C. Thibodaux said...

Hays would sustain far fewer blows to his credibility if he bothered to aim somewhere besides his foot.

"...they were still God's chosen people and the covenant made with Abraham remained intact."

As I've noted, the body of God’s chosen people does remain in covenant with Him; this, just as in the case of Israel, wouldn’t preclude specific individuals from being cut off from it.

steve said...

J.C. Thibodaux said...

"Hays would sustain far fewer blows to his credibility if he bothered to aim somewhere besides his foot."

Sorry to puncture Thibo's inflated sense of self-importance, but Thibo is not the cosmic arbiter of credibility.

J.C. Thibodaux said...

"Thibo is not the cosmic arbiter of credibility."

Nor need I be to point out obvious fallacies in your reasoning, such as the red herring you've just employed.

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