Saved for What? Salvation Through the Eyes of Eastern and Western Christians

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him …

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Arminius on the Doctrine of Predestination

I first encountered the doctrine of predestination as described by Jacob Arminius in his “Public Disputations”, which opened his collected writings in Arminius Speaks: Essential Writings on Predestination, Free Will, and the Nature of God.  After that first encounter, I honestly couldn’t detect any difference between his view and Calvin's.  As I continued to read through …

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A study of Calvin and Arminius, My Motivations and Initial Thoughts

I decided a few months ago to dive head first into the works of John Calvin and Jacob Arminius with the hope of finally figuring out where I land on the spectrum between these two Reformers.  I have been wrestling through the Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate over the past several years, never, as of yet, …

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