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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr Flowers replies to some Arminian friends who attempt to support the concept of Total Inability to believe the gospel by means of proof-texting. To watch the original video from David Pallmann and Nicholas Noyola, go here: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: To listen to the audio-only be sure to subscribe on iTunes,...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dan Chapa, of the Society of Evangelical Arminians, joins Dr Flowers today to discuss the spiritual condition of the lost man and the specific role that the Holy Spirit plays in conversion. To learn more about Dan please visit To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: To listen to the audio-only be sure to subscribe on iTunes,...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr Leighton Flowers replies to Dr Brian Abasciano of the Society of Evangelical Arminians regarding his self-defeating accusations of "Semi-Pelagianism" against Provisionists. The complete article can be found here: For a summary of this issue please watch: As many of our regular listeners are aware, we as “Provisionists” (or “Traditional Southern Baptists”), are sometimes accused of holding to heretical (or “semi” heretical) views due to our denial of the Calvinistic doctrine of Total Inability, the belief that all men are born in a corpselike dead condition spiritually and thus...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr Flowers responds to another video sent to him from a Lutheran bringing the false accusation of "Semi-Pelagianism" Join us for discussion and Q&A See the original video here: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: To listen to the audio-only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr Leighton Flowers plays a clip from a well-known apologist, John Lennox, who is asked, "Why did God create atheists?" His answer brings some significant clarity to the dangers of deterministic philosophy, whether from a naturalistic or theistic vantage point. To hear the full broadcast produced by Justin Brierley with Unbelievable? please go here: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr Flowers...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

David Pallman, theology geek and debater extraordinaire, joins Dr. Flowers to discuss the Arminian doctrine of Prevenient Grace.

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Warren McGrew joins Dr Leighton Flowers in a broadcast to review his most recent debate with Calvinistic apologist Matt Slick on the Calvinistic doctrine of Total Depravity. You can watch Dr Flowers first review of the debate here: You can watch the original debate between Warren and Matt here: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Flowers play a clip from a Calvinistic youtuber to demonstrate how to rebut their often used proof texts.  To watch the original video go here: Non-Calvinistic resources referenced in this video: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... Go to www.ridgemax.co for all your software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!! To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: To listen to the audio-only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

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Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, gives a brief 10 minute overview of Ephesians 1 from a Traditional/Provisionist perspective as in contrast with the typical Calvinistic reading.

The first chapter of Ephesians is a hotly contested passage regarding the doctrine of salvation. The first verse reveals that Paul’s audience is “the faithful in Christ Jesus.” In fact, the “in Christ” theme introduced in the apostle’s opening sentence continues through this entire section of the text. He repeats this phrase, in various forms, ten times in just thirteen verses.

I would like to pose a question for objective consideration. Let’s drop any preconceived ideas we have about this text and attempt to answer the question as honestly as we can.

How does one come to be “in Him?”

Does this passage state that he chose us individually to be effectually placed in him, or does it simply state, “he chose us in him?” Does it teach that Christ redeems us individually so that we might be irresistibly put in him or does it only teach, “In him we have redemption?” Does it say that God has chosen individuals to be in him, or does it say, “in him we were also chosen?”

Has God chosen individuals to be placed in Him? Or, has God chosen individuals who are in Him? Put another way…

Has God predetermined the individuals to be in the group? Or, has God chosen a group of individuals for a predetermined end? Some focus so much attention on the first 12 verses that they fail to see the last two verses where Paul gives an answer to this vital question; “How does one come to be in Him?”

13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

First question: When were they included in Christ?

Was it before the foundation of the earth? What answer does the text give?

“…when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation.”

Let’s continue to read:

When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

Second question: When were they marked in Him?

Was it before the world began and without any regard to their response to the gospel? What does the text say?

“When you believed, you were marked in him…”

The text seems to clearly indicate that God has predetermined that the “the faithful in Christ Jesus” (vs. 1) will become “holy and blameless” (sanctification – vs. 4) and they will be “adopted” (glorification – vs. 5). (Note: Romans 8:23 clearly indicates that Paul sees “adoption” as a future hope for all who come to faith.)

How do we know that we, believers in Christ, will be sanctified and glorified? Because God has marked us IN HIM and given us His Spirit as a guarantee of what he has purposed for all who believe.

This passage is not about God predetermining which individuals will be in Christ. It is about God predetermining what will become of those who are in Christ through belief in His truth.

For a more in-depth look at Ephesians 1 please consider these other videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ncM...

Ephesians 1 contrasted with a Calvinistic reading from JD Greear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o43rL...

An article on Eph. 1: https://soteriology101.com/2015/03/14...

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