"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)


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    Arminian Conundrum

    Here is an Arminian conundrum:

    1) Those Arminians who AFFIRM that a Christian can lose his salvation must believe (contrary to Gal 3:3) that the Christian must themselves maintain their own just standing before God. This is in clear violation of the biblical doctrine of salvation by Christ alone.


    2) those Arminians who DENY that a person can lose his salvation must, in doing so, also give up their idea of libertarian free will. If God seals them in then they are "forced" to stay saved, even against their will ... OR the only other possibility it that God changes their will so they WANT to obey. In that case they can only choose according to their new natures, which is contrary to everything Arminians have taught about the nature of man to this point and would affirm the Calvinist view.

    Posted by John on May 30, 2013 08:17 PM

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