The rapid increase of those who identify as "young, restless, and Reformed" is bringing fresh attention to the doctrine of election, which is one...
Some point to Romans 7 as the proof-text for the saint-sinner paradox, suggesting that if even the apostle Paul struggled with his unrelenting flesh, Christians must face defeat in certain areas of their Christian life. On the contrary, Ben Witherington suggests that ancient rhetoric illuminates the passage in a way that eliminates Paul as the subject of this passage and paints a more optimistic picture of God's sanctifying grace.
In discussions about predestination, it is often wrongly assumed that the issue is about free will and a person's ability to choose God. On the contrary, what John Wesley understood was that the central issue is the character of God. Read this post from Howard Snyder on why love should be at the forefront of this theological discussion.
http://youtu.be/mTGIeHUYtJs Dr. Laurence Wood here discusses the special relationship between predestination, holiness, and science. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute Seminary here.
History is marked by much unwarranted polemicism in the church. In this article, Dr. Ken Werlein calls on the church to exercise theological humility and charity in working alongside one another for the gospel.
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