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R C Sproul on the 'Pelagian captivity of the Church'

By the time Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation by nailing the Ninety-five Theses on the church door of Wittenburg, he had already begun distributing small pamphlets — tracts — about the downfall of the Church. 1,917 more words


Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagianism Pt 8


The Arminian doctrine of prevenient grace is fraught with serious problems. It has a deficient view of human depravity allowing its view of divine grace to mitigate the effects of depravity. 207 more words


Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagianism Pt 6

A Deficient View of Regeneration

This leads to a further problem. The Arminian view of prevenient grace undermines a proper view of regeneration. Arminianism says that prevenient grace enables all men with the power of libertarian free will such that they can exercise faith by non-resistance to divine grace or resist it by the same power of free choice. 1,512 more words


Does the Bible Teach Free Will? Jesse Morrell

A “reformed” woman just told me on My Facebook that she is:

“a Christian who actually believes every word of the bible and btw there’s no such thing as people having free will only God according to scripture”

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Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagianism Pt 4

A Deficient View of the Sin Nature

First of all, prevenient grace has a deficient view of the sin nature and its impact on the unbeliever. 674 more words

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Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagianism Pt 3

Defending the Charge of Semi-Pelagianism

Olson states emphatically in his work, “Arminius’s theology was not Pelagian or semi- Pelagian in any sense because Arminius rested every good in human life, including ability to respond to the gospel with faith, on prevenient grace that restores free will. 392 more words

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Prevenient Grace and Semi-Pelagianism Pt 2

The Doctrine of Prevenient Grace

When Arminians deny that their theology is semi-Pelagian the assertion is made in part due to their doctrine of sin. The common Classical and Wesleyan Arminian position is that man is indeed born in sin and concurs with Calvinism in the doctrine of the Total Depravity of man. 1,076 more words

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