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Is Homosexual Desire Determined by God?

Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Release Date: 02/05/2015

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers continues walking through Dr. RC Sproul's expositional commentary on Romans 9. To watch the first two episodes of this series: 1) 2) To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: ... Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: ... DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... 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 continues his critique of RC Sproul's commentary over Romans 9. The focus of the episode is the section which asks the question of whether or not God is righteous in light of what Paul has been teaching. Calvinists assume that because Calvinism is intuitively seen as unrighteous by most Christians then this must be the very reason the apostle raises the objection in this passage. But, what if the audience's anticipated objection is not about reprobation/double predestination (ie Calvinism) but about the judicial hardening of Israel due to their own rebellion so as to...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers walks through Dr. RC Sproul's commentary of Romans 9 to demonstrate how it differs from the conclusions drawn by Provisionists (and sometimes even other "Reformed" scholars). To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: ... Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher,...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Is Dr. John MacArthur's teaching on man's responsibility in light of Divine Revelation consistent with the claims of Calvinism? Dr. Leighton Flowers explores this question by playing two sermon clips by Dr. MacArthur and contrasting them with the claims of Calvinistic doctrine. Links to the MacArthur sermons are found below: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ...   Go to www.ridgemax.co for all you 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

Dr. Flowers welcomes Pastor Scott Mitchell, of Calvary Chapel in Boston, who has authored a new book titled, "Rediscovering Romans 9: How Calvinism Distorts the Nature & Character of God"...which can be found here on Amazon:   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ...   Go to www.ridgemax.co for all you 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...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Flowers continues a discussion from an earlier episode in which a Calvinist friend poses the argument that faith must be a "work" due to John ... Let's Discuss! To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ...   Go to www.ridgemax.co for all you 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...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers addresses Dr. John Piper's recent broadcast promoting a Calvinistic reading of Romans 9 in which he equates faith with a good deed so as to argue that mankind in their lost condition cannot fulfill the law's demands anymore so than he can trust in the One who did.   Please watch this video for a more in-depth look at what Calvin taught and how it relates to the question:   To see Dr. Piper's original broadcast go here:   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   DOWNLOAD OUR APP:   LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... ...

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Dr. James White was recently interviewed by a fellow Calvinist, Joel Webbon, and they discussed a debate with Dr. Leighton Flowers addressing the crux of the disagreement between Calvinists and all other Christians: DOES REGENERATION PRECEDE FAITH? Specifically, Joel asked about a question that seems to have stumped him regarding Colossians 2:12: "... you were also raised up with Him through faith..." To watch the original interview with James and Joel, go here: To watch the entire debate between Leighton and Joel on Remnant Radio, go here: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: Dr....

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers interacts with The Consistent Calvinist Podcast regarding the charge that Calvinism leads to Fatalism. To read the article from Soteriology 101: Listen to the CC podcast here: To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: ... Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: ... DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ... 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

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Calvinists (compatibilists) deny that the Bible teaches that man has a free will. They believe, rather, that God ordains all things that come to pass, including man's choices, yet man is still culpable for his choices.

Compatibilism, held to by most Calvinistic scholars, is a form of determinism and it should be noted that this position is no less deterministic than hard determinism (according to John Hendryx of monergism.com, Phil Johnson, and James White, to name a few).

This simply means that God's predetermination and meticulous providence is "compatible" with voluntary choice. They do not believe man's choices are coerced ...i.e. man does not choose against what they want or desire, yet no man ever makes choices contrary to God's sovereign decree. What God determines will always come to pass according to this system, which would include the homosexual's same sex desire and choice to act upon that desire.

In light of Scripture, (according to compatibilism), a gay man's choices are exercised voluntarily but the homosexaul desires, temptations and circumstances that bring about these sexual choices about occur through divine determinism.

So, according to Calvinism (compatibilism) God determined and ordained that every homosexual activity will take place. Yet, homosexuals act voluntarily making the evil choice that brings it to pass, which means the sin is imputed to homosexuals for their wicked activites, and God remains blameless. In both of these cases, it could be said that God ordains sin, sinlessly. No homosexual activity occurs apart from His sovereign good pleasure, according to the claims of this system.

Please understand that NEITHER compatibilism nor hard determinism affirms that any homosexual has a free will. Those who believe gay men have a free will are not compatibilists, but should, rather, be called "inconsistent". The gay man's choices are their choices because they are voluntary, not coerced. Homosexuals do not choose sodomy contrary to their desires or natures, nor seperately from God's meticulous providence.

Furthermore, compatibilism is directly contrary to contra-causal free will. Therefore, a voluntary choice does not mean the homosexaul had the ability to choose otherwise. Voluntary does mean, however, the ability of the gay man to choose what he most wants or desires according to his inborn disposition or inclination.

According to compatibilism, the homosexual's will is never free, in any sense, from God's eternal decree.  When compatibilists use such phrases as "compatibilistic freedom", they are, more often than not, using it to mean 'voluntary' choice, but are not referring to freedom FROM God's decree or absolute sovereignty.

(Attention Calvinists: before making accusations of misrepresentation please read the article that this report is directly modeled after: http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/qna/sovereignfree.html)

James White claims to be compatibilistic, yet in this exchange he affirms contra-causal (libertarian) choice.  Thus, he fails to reply to Dr. Steven Gaines argument in consistent manner.  

To join the discussion with Professor Leighton Flowers please visit www.soteriology101.com