By Roger E. Olson
During this ebook, Roger Olson units forth classical Arminian theology and addresses the myriad misunderstandings and misrepresentations of it throughout the a long time. Irenic but incisive, Olson argues that classical Arminian theology has a rightful position within the evangelical church since it keeps deep roots inside Reformational theology, although it keeps very important changes from Calvinism. Myths addressed comprise: fable 1: Arminian Theology Is the other of Calvinist/Reformed Theology fantasy 2: A Hybrid of Calvinism and Arminianism is feasible fantasy three: Arminianism isn't an Orthodox Evangelical choice fable four: the center of Arminianism Is trust in loose Will delusion five: Arminian Theology Denies the Sovereignty of God delusion 6: Arminianism Is a Human-Centered Theology fantasy 7: Arminianism isn't a Theology of Grace fable eight: Arminians don't believe in Predestination fantasy nine: Arminian Theology Denies Justification via Grace on my own via religion by myself fantasy 10: All Arminians think within the Governmental idea of the Atonement
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The same God is the author of both covenants for the same purpose— union of humanity with himself for his own glory and humanity’s happi22 ness. God’s grace is the basis of both covenants. Grace keeps coming back as a major motif of Arminius’s theology, which shows in his account of the new covenant God established with humanity through Jesus Christ. It is what South African Reformed theologian Adrio König calls a “monopluristic covenant”—established by God but requiring a free human response. It is solely based on God’s grace, which is not forced by human decisions or actions.
Twenty-five years of damage to Arminius’s reputation was not completely undone by the revision. The book The Five Points of Calvinism also provides many examples of distorted images of Arminian theology. Calvinist pastor and theologian Edwin H. Palmer explicitly equates Arminianism with semiPelagianism, completely ignoring the Arminian doctrine of prevenient grace. 41 Other examples of misrepresentation of Arminianism abound in theological literature. One of the first issues of Modern Reformation, a journal devoted to monergistic theology and led primarily by Calvinists, was devoted to Arminianism.
P. 157. book Page 43 Friday, July 28, 2006 1:23 PM Introduction 43 tion throughout the volume in every subject touching on soteriology. ”48 He attributes to it the belief that “man is sick,” but not so spiritually damaged as to be unable on his or her own to initiate salvation. 49 Nowhere does he attach the name Arminius or the label Arminianism to his own view—even though it is thoroughly Arminian. Thiessen’s book was used as the introductory text in numerous theology courses throughout the evangelical world for many years.