Category Archives: Calvinism/Traditionalism

THE BIG PICTURE

God made the world. He did so with a purpose. A purpose besides just getting glory. He wanted a people for Himself. A family. Hence He calls Himself Father. And all those adopted into His family are His children. And … Continue reading

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PHILOSOPHY, THE TRINITY, AND NECESSITY [part 1]

God is beyond our finite minds to grasp and comprehend for He lives in unapproachable light. The wonder of Him who created the universe with a word is beyond us. That He is one God yet three persons who each … Continue reading

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Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

Reposted from the archives… By Ken Hamrick [15,400 words…] In May of 2012, Eric Hankins published A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation[1]. It has created quite an uproar. The statement does not provide … Continue reading

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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

by Ken Hamrick This will be a series of informal posts chronicling my quest to understand and engage Jonathan Edwards on the ideas of necessity and certainty, and to establish where Andrew Fuller departed from Edwards’ view. In this, I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

by Ken Hamrick Having debated Calvinism for many years, I’m beginning to see the wisdom of leaving to mystery that which can never really be figured out—a view espoused by many others before me. Such a position is disdained by both … Continue reading

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Awakening To The Theology

by Dr. James Willingham The ground work or foundation for awakening prayer as well as for the visitation that we call an awakening is to be found in the theology we find linked to the First and Second Great Awakenings … Continue reading

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What to Do When Someone Is Wrong on the Internet | Borrowed Light

If you spent any amount of time engaging folks online you likely chuckled (or wept) at the comic above. You’ve likely watched in horror (or engaged to your dismay) a flurry of ridiculous comments on an online thread. Yes, someone … Continue reading

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A Fuller taste | Reformation21 Blog

This year is the 200th anniversary of the death of the Baptist pastor-theologian Andrew Fuller, so expect a few bits and pieces coming your way. Here is your starter for ten … You may be in the sad condition of … Continue reading

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Hypothetical Universalism (Paul Helm) | Credo Magazine

Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in the variety of views held by Reformed theologians within the parameters of confessional orthodoxy. For example, it is argued the view that is described as ‘Amyraldian’ or ‘hypothetical universalist’ is … Continue reading

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Saving Grace Conference | SBC Today

For whose sins did Jesus die? Who are the elect? Is the sinner’s prayer biblical? What exactly is T.U.L.I.P.? Ever had questions like these? Come to Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth, MS for the “Saving Grace Conference.” This conference is … Continue reading

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Unwillingness & Inability: A Summary of Andrew Fuller’s Solution

by Ken Hamrick The theology of Andrew Fuller, as set out in his greatest work, The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation, is centrally located between those Calvinists who see sinners as walking corpses—no more able to believe than a dead … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of Connect 316? | SBC Today

Who We Are We are a ministry fellowship celebrating the Hobbs-Rogers tradition in Southern Baptist life. That’s a fancy way of saying that we believe in the kind of salvation doctrine one might hear at a Billy Graham Crusade. God … Continue reading

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Participating in Gathered Worship: Worship in Spirit and in Truth | Founders.org | The Blog

What would you consider essential to worship? What is truly necessary if true worship is to occur? Is it a certain style of preaching? Is it a certain type of music? Is it a sense of reverence and awe? Is … Continue reading

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The Traditional Statement | SBC Today

Click HERE to sign! Preamble Every generation of Southern Baptists has the duty to articulate the truths of its faith with particular attention to the issues that are impacting contemporary mission and ministry. The precipitating issue for this statement is … Continue reading

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Does Faith Precede Or Result From the New Birth? A response to Ronnie Rogers [part 1]

 by Michael White Ronnie Rogers’ paper was published on Friday, 07 November 2014 04:30 at SBC Today. To be a consistent Calvinist, a person must believe that the Bible teaches God limits His redemptive love toward His creation and that … Continue reading

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Does Faith Precede Or Result From the New Birth? | SBC Today

Ronnie Rogers | Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK To be a consistent Calvinist, a person must believe that the Bible teaches God limits His redemptive love toward His creation and that limited love is more reflective of God being … Continue reading

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The Softer Face of Calvinism | Christianity Today

Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp. Interview with Kevin P. Emmert/ October 23, 2014 Few figures in church history have been so much loved or hated, admired or despised as John Calvin. … Continue reading

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Fuller & Inability: A Rejoinder to Tom Nettles

Other Posts in This Series:      Part 1;       Part 2;       Part 3;       Whole Paper. Recently, I published a Centrist response[1] to Dr. Tom Nettles’ series of articles on Andrew Fuller.[2] He has replied to that … Continue reading

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Heart Faith and Deep Change | Founders | The Blog

Both in preparing to write these blogs and in preparing to teach a course on American revival, I have spent some time with the sermons, theology, and revival lectures of Charles Finney. He is a fascinating read. I find some … Continue reading

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Calvinism’s New Birth Analogy is Unconvincing! | SBC Today

Ronnie Rogers | Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK This article seeks to address the question: does physical birth demonstrate the Calvinist idea that faith precedes spiritual birth? Calvinists argue that the new birth (regeneration) precedes and provisions faith,[1] whereas … Continue reading

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