Happy Reformation Day! In this episode we will be examining how the theologies of Jacob Arminius and John Wesley were aligned with the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation: Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria. To do this we will be examining both primary and secondary sources. You may be surprised to find out that both Arminius and Wesley were theological heirs of the Protestant Reformation and their theology and doctrine were faithful to all five of the solas. That is why all Wesleyan-Arminians should be excited about Reformation Day! Soli Deo Gloria.
Two Luther Documentaries:
"A Man named Martin Luther: The Moment"
"A Man Named Martin Luther"
"John Wesley as a Theologian of Grace" by Robert V. Rakestraw:
Happy Reformation Month! In this episode we will be reading a short selection from John Wesley's writing, "Popery Calmly Considered." Wesley is pretty "calm" for most of it, although he gets fired up in a few places. In this work Wesley makes VERY clear that he is Protestant to the core. He affirms the five solas, and particularly "Sola Scriptura." Hopefully this episode will clear up any false ideas about where Wesley stood in regards to Roman Catholic doctrines and theology. Don't miss the full Reformation Day episode that will be dropping on October 31st. Soli Deo Gloria.
Happy Reformation Month! We are counting down the days to the 499th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation! Why? Because as Wesleyan-Arminians we are 100% Protestant. In this first podcast in a three podcast series on the Reformation we will be looking at how John Wesley affirmed the Reformation teaching of Sola Fide. To do this we will be reading a short selection from his writing, "The Principles of a Methodist" where he explains his teaching on Sola Fide. Don't miss the next episodes in this series and the full length episode that will be released on October 31, 2016. Soli Deo Gloria!
This is the seventh full episode! We will be discussing the doctrine of Predestination as articulated by Jacob Arminius. First, we define Predestination. Then we look how Arminius defined Predestination. What becomes very clear is how Christocentric the Arminian doctrine of Predestination is! Then we look through the "Declaration of Sentiments" by Arminius and see what he had to say about the Divine Order of Decrees and compare the Arminian Order of Decrees to the Supralapsarian and Infralapsarian orders of decrees. We then look at what Thomas C. Oden had to say about the alignment between the Arminian understanding of Predestination and the Patristic understanding.