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On free will and evil.

‘Now those who decide that man is not possessed of free-will, and affirm that he is governed by the unavoidable necessities of fate…are guilty of impiety towards God Himself, making Him out to be the cause and author of human

Posted in Free-Will, Reformed Theology

John 6:44 – Synergism not Monergism.

Calvinists use John 6:44 as a proof text for Monergism yet fail to read on and see it proves Synergism. John 6:44-46 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent

Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Doctrine, Free-Will, Reformed Theology, Salvation

Save thyself.

Save thyself – Catherine Booth. LUKE xiii. 23-25.-`Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved,? And He said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek

Posted in Christian character, Discipleship, Doctrine, Free-Will, Salvation, Sermons and teachings, William and Catherine Booth.

Synergism as a Model for God’s Glory

Originally posted on Arminian Perspectives:
Several common accusations we hear from Calvinists are that a Synergistic view of faith (as opposed to regeneration) ‘robs God of the glory.’ “It’s man-centered,” they say, “and gives man room to boast in saving himself!”…

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Posted in Free-Will, Reformed Theology, Salvation

5 Implications on not believing in free will.

Here are 5 problems that arise when one denies free will. 1 – It makes God the cause/author of sin. 2- It makes God a monster playing us all like a game of chess. Making some do good and others do

Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Free-Will, Reformed Theology

Pelagius` defence of the freedom of the will.

Synopsis: This book was written by Pelagius and explains his beliefs regarding the free-will that God has given to  mankind.  It was a short treatise composed of four books.  These fragments are taken from Augustine’s two book work entitled “On the

Posted in Free-Will, Pelagian Theology

God’s Sovereignty And Man’s Free Will In Salvation – By Dan Corner.

==============> CLICK for a powerful audio sermon!! Jonah (mp3) The Calvinists and the Universalists both misinterpret God’s sovereignty and man’s free will in salvation. The Calvinists think it is God’s will for only some (the elect) to be regenerated and afterwards always retain that salvation. The Universalists, on the

Posted in Free-Will, Reformed Theology, Salvation

Human effort in Salvation?

Many passages say we must do something so lets take a look. Luke 13:24 — Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. (Strive

Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Discipleship, Free-Will, Q&A, Reformed Theology, Salvation

Does man have free will?

The answer to this question is a clear YES. Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy

Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Free-Will, Q&A

Does Acts 13:48 teach determinism?

No, because that would contradict the plain teaching of verse 46 and 47 that salvation is a free will choice. The truth is that the Jew rejected the Gospel and chose themselves not to accept the benefits of salvation, that

Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Free-Will, Q&A
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