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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, discussed the abusive tactic employed by SOME CALVINISTS (NOT ALL) called "spiritualized gaslighting." This is especially seen in his interactions with James White over the years, as demonstrated. Dr. Flowers doesn't wish to provoke further discord with Dr. White on this matter but only uses clips from White's "Dividing Line" broadcast to demonstrate how this gaslighting practice can be used to manipulate and subvert honest disagreement among believers...and to emphasize that this should be a tactic we all avoid...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, makes a biblical case for the universal extent of Christ's atonement and confronts the Limited view of 5-Point Calvinists. To read more on this topic: https://soteriology101.com/2018/03/31/limited-vs-provisional-atonement/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, replies to a video from a Calvinistic brother, Jacob Trotter, who is critiquing his views on spiritual deadness as moral inability.   To see Jacob’s original video go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbLBdPVqkR8&t=2050s   For more on 1 Cor. 2:14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgBvRCxsXcE   For more on Romans 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvTeMJhjJao&t=7388s   For more on role of Satan within Calvinism: ...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, replies to the latest Dividing Line broadcast from Dr. James White in which he critiques Dr. Flowers views on Romans 3 and the concept of Total Inability. To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, confronts the typical Calvinistic interpretation of 2 Timothy 2:25, which they take to mean God effectually bestows the ability to believe onto those unconditional elected before the foundation of the world while leaving the rest in their natural hopeless condition. For more on this please read: https://soteriology101.com/2019/11/24/does-god-grant-repentance-to-some-and-not-others/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, discusses the logical inconsistency of Calvinists who rebuke and question that which they themselves believes God brings about unchangeably for his own self-exaltation. To read the full argument with citations go here: https://soteriology101.com/2019/11/16/are-calvinists-rebukes-rational/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ 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, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, answers the question, "Why do most Christians resist Calvinism" by looking at how prominent Calvinists have answered that question. To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book,...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, anticipates some condescending rebuttals to his interpretation of Romans 8:29 and reads through another scholar's perspective. To read Dr. Bob Hadley's article go here: https://soteriology101.com/2019/10/07/romans-829-30-or-how-we-can-trust-god-at-his-word/ To read the original exegesis from Dr. Flowers go here: https://soteriology101.com/2018/02/14/romans-828-30-foreknowledge-and-predestination/ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Flowers, Director Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, discussing Romans 8:28-30 and the Calvinistic "golden chain of redemption" as in contrast with other less fatalistic interpretations. For more on this go to: https://soteriology101.com/2018/02/14/romans-828-30-foreknowledge-and-predestination/ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Flowers, Director Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, discussing the meaning of Prevenient grace and the error some Arminians make regarding man's natural born condition. To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please...

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Dr. Leighton Flowers presents a short explanation of Jesus's parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22.

There are several divine choices made by God to bring about redemption.

1) The election of the nation that the king ruled over in the parable (representing Israel)
2) The election of the servants from that nation to deliver the wedding invitations (representing prophets/apostles).
3) The election of those who would receive the invitations (representing the message going first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles)
4) The election to permit those properly clothed in wedding garments to enter (representing those clothed in Christ’s righteousness by faith)

The moral of Christ’s parable was, “Many are called, but few are elect” (v. 14). In other words, many are “unconditionally” invited by “unconditionally” elected servants from an “unconditionally” elected nation.

- The nation was not chosen because it was more moral or more deserving (i.e. “unconditional”)

- The servants from that nation were not selected because they were more moral or more deserving. (i.e. “unconditional”)

- And the invitations were not sent to people because they were more moral or deserving. (i.e. “unconditional”)

- The invitation (WORD) was brought to the world through a nation (and individually selected servants from that nation). This is what Christ is referencing when he says, “many are called.”

What does Christ mean by “few are elect?” Clearly, this is in reference to those conditionally permitted entrance into the banquet based upon their being properly clothed in the right wedding garments. The King elects to permit those rightly clothed to come in while the rest are cast out. Likewise, God will only permit those clothed in the righteousness of Christ to enter heaven. The “few” who are “elect” were clearly conditionally chosen based upon their garments (the righteousness of Christ). This is the foundational understanding of “corporate election to salvation.” We are elect only insofar as we are connected with Christ (clothed in His righteousness).

This parable, like Romans 9, includes all of the King’s choices, not just the last one. In other words, the parable involves not only the King’s choice to grant or deny an individual’s entrance into the banquet, but also the King’s choices in fulfilling his purposes through his own nation and those individual servants selected to deliver the invitations. Likewise, Paul, in Romans 9, has all of these divine choices well in view.

For more please visit www.soteriology101.com