This is the second episode in a three podcast series that will examine the views of Arminius on depravity. In this episode we will be reading through a section of Public Disputation VII: "On the First Sin of the First Man." Here Arminius describes the impact of the fall on humanity and how sin has spread through the human race. We will then move on and read a selection from his letter to Hippolytus A Collibus where he describes the necessity of grace and the inability of man in VERY strong terms. Another good episode to share with your Reformed friends.
This minisode will launch a three podcast series examining the doctrine of depravity as taught by Jacob Arminius. In this minisode we will be reading through a portion of Arminius's public Disputation 11: "On the Free Will of Man and Its Powers." Here Arminius contrasts the state of man before and after the fall. He also discusses the impact of sin on mankind after the fall and the benefits of grace given through Christ. There is literally no way that someone could claim Arminius denied total depravity after listening to this episode. Please share this episode to help clarify the position of Arminius in regards to depravity. The link to the full disputation is below.
Merry Christmas! In this episode we will be talking about John Wesley's doctrine of Predestination. In doing so we will touch on Wesley's understanding of foreknowledge as well. We will also discuss the history of the controversy between Wesley and George Whitefield on the question of Predestination. Then we will look at Wesley's Doctrine of Decrees and some of his criticisms of the Calvinist understanding of Predestination. We also give some recommendations of what you should put on your Christmas list this year.