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Episode 65: The Synod of Dort Revisited (Part 2)

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Release Date: 06/25/2019

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This episode is the first part of an excellent lecture by Dr. Vic Reasoner titled, "What is a Wesleyan?" This lecture was presented at the 2018 Fundamental Wesleyan Society Conference. Dr. Reasoner is the Chairman of the Fundamental Wesleyan Society and the editor of the Arminian magazine. If you want to listen to more lectures on Wesleyan theology check out our sister podcast, "the FWS podcast." Also, if you are interested in learning more about the FWS and possibly subscribing to the Arminian magazine check out the link below.  The Fundamental Wesleyan Society  The FWS...

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Happy Reformation month everyone! In honor of the 502nd Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we will be releasing a series of two lectures this month about the later years of Martin Luther's life given at Wesley Chapel (our church) last year. These lectures pick up right where the two from last year left off (see Episodes 49 and 50). Enjoy the lectures and Happy Reformation Day from all of us here at Remonstrance Podcast.  Link to Power Point Used: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIwbThGEfAV54Df28-bXAfttWyrQl8Ab/view?usp=sharing

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Happy Reformation month everyone! In honor of the 502nd Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we will be releasing a series of two lectures this month about the later years of Martin Luther's life given at Wesley Chapel (our church) last year. These lectures pick up right where the two from last year left off (see Episodes 49 and 50). Enjoy the lectures and Happy Reformation Day from all of us here at Remonstrance Podcast.  Link to Power Point Used: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIwbThGEfAV54Df28-bXAfttWyrQl8Ab/view?usp=sharing  

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In this episode we will continue to discuss some specifics regarding the doctrine of Justification by diving into the topic of Imputation and Impartation. First, we will be diving into some scholastic theology. What is the difference between the Formal Cause and Meritorious Cause when it comes to Justification? What did Wesley affirm regarding this question? What about the Active and Passive righteousness of Christ? After discussing this we will move on and discuss why Wesley was so specific about his teaching on Justification. We will then talk about how Wesley was doing what he was doing to...

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In this episode we will begin discussing some specifics regarding the doctrine of Justification by diving into the topic of Imputation and Impartation. Did Wesley believe in the imputation of righteousness? Why was he so hesitant and careful when promoting this teaching? Can it lead to Antinomianism? We will discuss carefully what Wesley affirmed about this teaching and what he was concerned about. Follow the links below for the articles we received help from in this episode.  Links: Wesley on Imputation by Woodrow W. Whidden  Imputed and Imparted Righteousness by Dr. Vic...

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In this episode we will continue discussing the very important (and controversial) topic of falling away or Christian apostasy. This time we will briefly discuss the views of John Wesley primarily using Thomas C. Oden's book "John Wesley's Teaching Volume 2: Christ and Salvation." We then talk about the similarities between the views of Wesley and Arminius. Next we discuss how both "once saved always saved" and "once saved barely saved" are dangerous extremes and neither are biblical. We will then briefly discuss some of the small differences between Arminius and Wesley which primarily have to...

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In this episode we will begin discussing the very important (and controversial) topic of falling away or Christian apostasy. We will begin by discussing the recent public denial of the faith by the popular author Joshua Harris. We will then discuss how a Christian should respond to another believer falling away from the faith. What is a helpful response? What is an unhelpful response? We will then briefly discuss some verses that deal with the issue (there are a lot). We then spend the rest of the episode discussing the teaching of Arminius on apostasy and use "Jacob Arminius: Theologian of...

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In this episode we will continue to discuss the very important doctrine of Prevenient Grace. We will begin by sharing and discussing biblical support for the doctrine. There is actually a lot throughout the whole Bible. We will then talk about the subtle but very important differences between Semi-Augustinianism and Soft Semi-Augustinianism. We then end the episode talking about the implications of the doctrine of Prevenient Grace. How does it impact our philosophy of ministry? How will it impact how church services are conducted?  Links: What is Prevenient Grace by Andrew Dragos  A...

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In this episode we will begin to discuss the very important doctrine of Prevenient Grace. This doctrine separates Wesleyan-Arminian theology from all forms of Pelagianism and Reformed theology. We will begin by defining Prevenient Grace with help from Thomas Oden. Then we will discuss an article by Andrew Dragos from Seedbed. We will talk about the benefits of Prevenient Grace as described by Wesley (via. Kenneth J. Collins) and find scriptural support for them. Then we will discuss the differences between the Wesleyan-Arminian Doctrine of Prevenient Grace and the Reformed Doctrine of Common...

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Episode 65: The Synod of Dort Revisited (Part 2) show art Episode 65: The Synod of Dort Revisited (Part 2)

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In this series of episodes we will be discussing the Synod of Dort again along with the events that followed it. To do this we will continue reading through portions of an article by Kevin D. Young titled, "The Four Hundred Year Flower: Arminius, Dort, and the Battle for Grace" published on Desiring God. In this episode we will be discussing how the politics of the Netherlands surrounding the Synod of Dort dictated to how it was decided. We will also discuss how it was by no means a fair debate. We will also be discussing how the Synod of Dort defined what it meant to be "Reformed" in a way it...

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In this series of episodes we will be discussing the Synod of Dort again along with the events that followed it. To do this we will continue reading through portions of an article by Kevin D. Young titled, "The Four Hundred Year Flower: Arminius, Dort, and the Battle for Grace" published on Desiring God. In this episode we will be discussing how the politics of the Netherlands surrounding the Synod of Dort dictated to how it was decided. We will also discuss how it was by no means a fair debate. We will also be discussing how the Synod of Dort defined what it meant to be "Reformed" in a way it was not clearly defined before. We will also discuss how the Arminian understanding of grace is different from the Calvinist understanding of grace. Finally, we will talk about what happened to the Remonstrant leaders after their "defeat" at the Synod of Dort. 

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The Four Hundred Year Flower: Arminius, Dort, and the Battle for Grace" by Kevin DeYoung 

Arminius: A Study in the Dutch Reformation by Carl Bangs