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Episode 51: The Role of the Law in Wesleyan Theology (Part 1)

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Release Date: 11/20/2018

Episode 77: A Wesleyan Theodicy (Part 2) show art Episode 77: A Wesleyan Theodicy (Part 2)

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In this episode we continue our conversation with David Martinez about a Wesleyan understanding of suffering and theodicy. In this episode we focus on how specifically Wesleyan theology gives us comfort and strength in suffering. Then we share encouragement to all those who are facing seasons of trial and suffering. We pray this episode is an encouragement to you in whatever you are facing. God bless and Merry Christmas from all of us here at Remonstrance Podcast. 

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Episode 76: A Wesleyan Theodicy (Part 1) show art Episode 76: A Wesleyan Theodicy (Part 1)

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In this episode we are joined again by David Martinez to discuss a Wesleyan understanding of suffering and theodicy. First, we will discuss what theodicy means and then talk about why it is important to have a theodicy to answer questions about suffering. We will then contrast the Calvinist explanation of suffering with the Wesleyan-Arminian explanation. Make sure you don't miss the second part of the conversation.  Links: Fundamental Wesleyan Publishers Bookstore  An Interview with Author Joseph D. McPherson  

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Episode 75: What is a Wesleyan? (Part 2) show art Episode 75: What is a Wesleyan? (Part 2)

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This episode is the final 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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Episode 74: What is a Wesleyan? (Part 1) show art Episode 74: What is a Wesleyan? (Part 1)

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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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Episode 73: The Life of Martin Luther (Part 4) show art Episode 73: The Life of Martin Luther (Part 4)

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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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Episode 72: The Life of Martin Luther (Part 3) show art Episode 72: The Life of Martin Luther (Part 3)

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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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Episode 71: Imputation and Impartation (Part 2) show art Episode 71: Imputation and Impartation (Part 2)

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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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Episode 70: Imputation and Impartation (Part 1) show art Episode 70: Imputation and Impartation (Part 1)

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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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Episode 69: Falling Away (Part 2) show art Episode 69: Falling Away (Part 2)

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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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Episode 68: Falling Away (Part 1) show art Episode 68: Falling Away (Part 1)

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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 begin discussing the role of the Law in Wesleyan theology. First, we discuss Andy Stanley's new book "Irresistible" which is causing quite a stir. We will then look at Wesley's teaching on the Law and how it both drives us to Christ and keeps us in Christ. We will then discuss the distinctions between the moral, civil, and ceremonial Law. Finally, we will look at how the Law relates to the gospel in the thought of John Wesley. 

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