This 1997 book by Sproul is a Calvinistic answer to Clark Pinnock, editor of a 1989 volume, The Grace of God, The Will of Man, a case for Arminianism. Sproul points out that though both sides give assent to the freedom of man to choose, the underlying issue is whether prevenient grace from God enables the will to respond though in bondage (Calvinistic), or whether the will can make a moral choice in order to receive grace from God (Aminian). Contributors to Pinnock’s volume (which I reviewed in July) argue that the former is actually no freedom at all, while Sproul argues that such a latter view is a late resurgence of Catholic and humanistic thought.
What About Foot Washing?April 5, 2017
It’s not unusual to be asked about baptism or the Lord’s Supper but in conjunction with that the question of foot washing as an ordinance of the church often comes up. I usually reply that I certainly believe in foot washing, especially for boys under ten years old! But why is it that I do […]
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
God Created WomanJuly 1, 2016
Genesis 1 “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near […]