Reformed Theology Got to hear some Arminian Theology preached tonight!  Calvinism

Got to hear some Arminian Theology preached tonight!

Reformed Theology Got to hear some Arminian Theology preached tonight!  Calvinism
Got to hear some Arminian Theology preached tonight!

It was a real treat! We Calvinists got called heretics, there were a lot of mistakes made in his doctrine, and he completely misrepresented Calvinistic thought.

For context, we had a visiting preacher to fill in for our pastor as he is out of town. This guy has said before that he didn't go along with all of that "Predestination stuff", and tonight he laid out for us just what Predestination is….. Which is the fact that God predestined those whom he, in his foreknowledge, knew would choose him. I'll say he was very well studied. I genuinely enjoyed it. Most of all, though, it really helped to reaffirm what I believe.

When he said the order of salvation is Foreknowledge, Calling and then Predestination (as he was preaching from Romans 8!!!), I was really reassured as I looked on down and saw "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate… Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called…". The scripture doesn't seem to agree with him on that order there.

There was something that he said that really concerned me. He said that we have not been fully redeemed yet, pointing to Ephesians 1:5 and 14, and our adoption as sons is yet to come when we are glorified in Heaven. He also said that, according to Romans 8:29, we have not yet been conformed to the image of his Son. This is something I have never heard before, but I have always been of the opinion that our redemption was gained at the cross, when Christ died. Here, the spilt blood of our savior that secured our redemption was fully realised, and what Christ accomplished on the cross was a complete and finished work. Please correct me if I am wrong, but if there is something to be contended with in his assertation, I would like to know the counterargument.

It was a real treat! We Calvinists got called heretics, there were a lot of mistakes made in his doctrine, and he completely misrepresented Calvinistic thought.For context, we had a visiting preacher to fill in for our pastor as he is out of town. This guy has said before that he didn’t go along with all of that “Predestination stuff”, and tonight he laid out for us just what Predestination is….. Which is the fact that God predestined those whom he, in his foreknowledge, knew would choose him. I’ll say he was very well studied. I genuinely enjoyed it. Most of all, though, it really helped to reaffirm what I believe.When he said the order of salvation is Foreknowledge, Calling and then Predestination (as he was preaching from Romans 8!!!), I was really reassured as I looked on down and saw “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate… Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called…”. The scripture doesn’t seem to agree with him on that order there.There was something that he said that really concerned me. He said that we have not been fully redeemed yet, pointing to Ephesians 1:5 and 14, and our adoption as sons is yet to come when we are glorified in Heaven. He also said that, according to Romans 8:29, we have not yet been conformed to the image of his Son. This is something I have never heard before, but I have always been of the opinion that our redemption was gained at the cross, when Christ died. Here, the spilt blood of our savior that secured our redemption was fully realised, and what Christ accomplished on the cross was a complete and finished work. Please correct me if I am wrong, but if there is something to be contended with in his assertation, I would like to know the counterargument.
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