Friday, April 11, 2014

This Week in Calvinism - April 11, 2014

  • According to one blogger who misunderstands what Lordship salvation is, "[Lordship salvation] is the unsupportable belief that the PERFORMANCE of good works, the PROMISE of good works, or the EVIDENCE of good works MUST accompany faith in Christ in order to make that faith result in eternal life." Oh, and John Calvin and Charles Spurgeon were false teachers. I would remind him that scripture does teach that the bearing of fruit is proof we are Christ's disciples (John 15:8). True believers will persevere in the faith, with Christ sustaining us to the end (1 Corinthians 1:8).

  • Michael Hansen gives an example of "Calvinism" (i.e. God's sovereign will superseding human will) in the Old Testament.

  • Enter to win a free copy of Jeremy Walker's book The New Calvinism Considered.


Stan said...

On the Lordship Salvation thing, there is also the very clear "Faith if it has no works is dead, being alone" statement.

Austin DeArmond said...

I commented on the lordship post and I already regret it.

Anonymous said...

i remember reading an old rant of theirs that was interesting:

so they understand on some level that you can't just say you believe and then live however you want...but they are generally irrational. a consistent "free grace" teacher might as well call one of those openly disobedient blasphemers at that festival a "brother." to the extent that they would call those people unbelievers is an interesting step toward "lordship salvation" but they don't recognize their double-standard.

of course, if they were more thoughtful, they wouldn't be so uniformly hateful (another irony for those who like to label themselves "free grace")...


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