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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. David Allen is back to walk through all of the most commonly used proof texts that Calvinists use to support the idea of limited atonement (ie Christ only died for the sins of the elect).   The book CALVINISM: A BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE can be found here: Calvinism: A Biblical and Theological Critique   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ...   Go to www.ridgemax.co for all you...

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Dr. Brian Wagner is back to discuss Matthew 13 and the Parable of the Sower/Soils with Dr. Leighton Flowers.   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   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...

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Dr. Leighton Flowers responds to a short snippet from Dr. Voddie Baucham on the sovereignty of God, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7k4dm7Xk0   Dr. Flowers made a video answering other Calvinists who posed this same argument here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xevDfG4S4   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: ... LINK FOR APPLE: ...   Go to www.ridgemax.co for all you software...

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Dr. Leighton Flowers responds to a broadcast produced by ReformedWiki critiquing his soteriology (seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1bF_KtMWQ). This is taken from a video from Soteriology 101 which was analyzing a conversation between Ben Shapiro and Allie Beth Stuckey, which can be seen here:   ReformedWiki never answered the "conundrum" that Calvinistic doctrine creates, but simply denies it exists while employing the "Ad Hoc fallacy" and even denouncing most notable Calvinistic scholars teachings on this subject all along the way.   To SUPPORT this broadcast please...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Brian Wagner, Eric Kemp and Drew McLeod join Leighton Flowers to talk through the P.R.O.V.I.D.E acrostic in order to suggest some tweaks to make it better...   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   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...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Dr. Leighton Flowers replies to his friend and colleague Chris Date's recent episode on the use of the word "draw" (helko) in John 6:44, which can be seen here:   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   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”...

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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Billy Wendeln and Matt Chisholm, of the Bible Brodown, stop in to discuss the fate of the unevangelized and what is meant by being an "inclusivist." Get ready to dive deep into the scriptures on this brodown!   To learn more about the brodown, click here:   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here:   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   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...

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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