Category Archives: Critiquing Calvinism

Highlighting the troubled theology of Calvinism

Born again prior to faith? John Piper says “Yes.” Scripture says, “No.”

Are sinners “born again” as regenerated people before they believe in Christ or even have a single, God-fearing thought? What about Cornelius, the God-fearing Gentile in Acts 10 who had developed a long-standing reputation for being a devout man who … Continue reading

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Was Paul unconditionally called? Paul did not think so and here is why.

Recently I saw something I never noticed before about Paul’s calling. Many Calvinists say Paul is an example of God’s unconditional salvation because he was a persecuting murdering. Moreover they say Paul’s call into ministry was likewise unconditonal and could … Continue reading

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Romans 9-11 Part 3: The hardening and blinding of national Israel

Romans 9–11 Part 3: The Hardening and Blinding of National Israel By StriderMTB   How should we understand the hardening and blinding of Romans 11:7-8? Romans 9-11 Part 1 can be found here. Romans 9-11 Part 2 can be found … Continue reading

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Romans 9-11 Part 2: The Thriving of Arminianism

Romans 9-11 Part 2: The Thriving of Arminianism and Declining of Calvinism By StriderMTB Introduction: Why is the gospel “first to the Jew” if (according to Calvinism) God hardened Jews so that they would not believe the gospel? At the … Continue reading

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Romans 9-11 Part 1: Paul’s Battering Ram Against Limiting Salvation

Romans 9 Part 1: Paul’s Battering Ram Against Limiting Salvation By StriderMTB Introduction Lets begin with a multiple choice question. Is Romans 9 a theological explanation about: (A) God’s sovereign choice to limit salvation by unconditionally choosing to love some … Continue reading

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An Arminian Analysis of Acts 13:48 as Covenant Transfer

Acts 13:48 is considered by many to be one of the strongest verses in defense of Calvinism’s view of individual election. We read, “And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and … Continue reading

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1 John 5:10-11 The Death Knell of Calvinism

1 John 5:10-11 states: “Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this … Continue reading

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