Calvinism

The Day Hell Reveals God Is Not God of the Scripture: Calvinism

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 23, 2020 / Comments Off on The Day Hell Reveals God Is Not God of the Scripture: Calvinism

Calvinism’s exclusive doctrines position it in an untenable place when it comes to people spending eternity in hell. To mitigate the indefensible entailments of Calvinism that consign people to hell (the reprobate non-elect class), they offer various responses. First, they say the lost deserve to be there. While that is true, it does not tell…

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Why Calvinists’ Attempts to Make Regeneration Logically Prior and Not Temporally Prior Fails

By Ronnie W. Rogers / November 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Why Calvinists’ Attempts to Make Regeneration Logically Prior and Not Temporally Prior Fails

Calvinists seek to make Calvinism more biblically compatible by contending that regeneration is only logically prior to faith and not temporally prior to faith; I believe their attempt fails. Regarding Calvinists who believe regeneration precedes faith, Jeremy A. Evans says, “This relationship is intended to be understood logically, not temporally. Temporally, the cause and effect…

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Decoding Calvinism: Does Unconditional Election Include a Forced Change, a Freely Chosen Change, or Both?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Decoding Calvinism: Does Unconditional Election Include a Forced Change, a Freely Chosen Change, or Both?

There are many examples of confusing language regarding man’s free exercise of faith in Calvinism. Lewis Sperry Chafer responds to Arminians rejection of the term “sovereign grace” and their charge that such coerces or annuls the human will by saying, “No step can be taken in the accomplishment of His sovereign purpose which will even…

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All Calvinist Believe in Double Predestination

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 28, 2016 / Comments Off on All Calvinist Believe in Double Predestination

John Calvin is unabashed in his defense of his views and says, “Many professing a desire to defend the Deity from an invidious charge admit the doctrine of election, but deny that any one is reprobated. This they do ignorantly, and childishly, since there could be no election without this opposite reprobation. God is said…

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God Is Equally Pleased to Save Some and Damn Most!

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 1, 2016 / Comments Off on God Is Equally Pleased to Save Some and Damn Most!

John Piper said, “The book of life represents God’s free and unconditional election. In the New Testament the book of life is synonymous with the list of those who are elect and predestined for eternal life.”[1] John Calvin said, “Those, therefore, whom God passes by he reprobates, and that for no other cause but because…

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When Does the Good Faith Offer Become a Bad Deception?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 9, 2015 / Comments Off on When Does the Good Faith Offer Become a Bad Deception?

Calvinists commitment to unconditional election along with believing in obeying the Great Commission to evangelize and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20) necessitates certain auxiliary concepts in order to harmonize these two; the good faith offer is such a concept. The simple explanation is that while the Calvinist is to preach the gospel to all so that…

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Suggestions for Determining Whether a Pastoral Candidate Is a Calvinist

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 11, 2015 / Comments Off on Suggestions for Determining Whether a Pastoral Candidate Is a Calvinist

On March 5, 2015 I posted the following article on sbctoday.com. Although the article is the same, the questionnaire that is immediately below this article has been updated. I believe the vast majority of Calvinists seek to be clear about their belief in Calvinism when interviewed by a pastoral search committee. I personally know some…

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A Guide for Determining a Pastoral Candidate’s Level of Commitment to Calvinism

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 11, 2015 / Comments Off on A Guide for Determining a Pastoral Candidate’s Level of Commitment to Calvinism

A Guide for Determining a Pastoral Candidate’s Level of Commitment to Calvinism

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God’s Love Both Saves and Damns

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 11, 2015 / Comments Off on God’s Love Both Saves and Damns

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). This is the most well-known, awe-inspiring, humbling, and most beautiful verse regarding God’s loving plan and offer of salvation to any and all. Calvinists must ultimately reduce it…

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Calvinism’s New Birth Analogy Is Unconvincing!

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 8, 2014 / Comments Off on Calvinism’s New Birth Analogy Is Unconvincing!

This article seeks to address the question: does physical birth demonstrate the Calvinist idea that faith precedes spiritual birth? Calvinists argue that the new birth (regeneration) precedes and provisions faith,[1] whereas I am contend that faith precedes and provisions the new birth. Calvinists frequently seek to demonstrate their belief by employing an argument based on…

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