This minisode will launch a three podcast series that will explore the theme of the gift of faith in the thought of Jacob Arminius and John Wesley. This episode will focus on the views of Arminius by reading through three short selections from his works. After listening to this episode it will be clear that Arminius understood that faith is a gift of God that does not originate in man. Faith is a gift of Divine Grace according to the thought of Arminius. These selections from his work will also clarify how Arminius defined faith and what role (if any) man plays in receiving faith as a gift.
Disputation 44: On Faith In God And Christ
In this episode we will look at John Wesley's understanding of Total Depravity. On this issue Wesley was even clearer than Arminius was. For help we will look to some of the foremost modern Wesleyan scholars. Harold Lindstrom, Kenneth J. Collins, and Thomas C. Oden to name a few. We will also discuss parts of a great article by Keith Drury and Chris Bounds. You can find the link to the full article below. Please share this episode with those who doubt that Wesley believed in Total Depravity. Hopefully after listening to it all their doubts will be gone.
This minisode is the second in a three podcast series that will examine John Wesley's theology in regards to Total Depravity. We will return again and read more from Wesley's "The Doctrine of Original Sin." Wesley is even clearer in this section about his thoughts in regards to the natural state of man. He is very clear that man in his natural state is totally depraved and unable to come to God without Divine Grace. In the section we will be reading through a section where Wesley focuses on the will. If you listen to this episode and still claims Wesley was Pelagian or Semi-Pelagian then you either need to listen to the episode again or learn what these terms actually mean. Share this episode with your Reformed friends. It will shock them.
If you want to read through selections of John Wesley's "The Doctrine of Original Sin" check out the link below. The part of the book that this episode covers begins on page 353 in the version below:
This minisode will launch a three podcast series that will examine John Wesley's theology in regards to Total Depravity. To do so we will be reading a selection from Wesley's "The Doctrine of Original Sin." Wesley emphasized the total depravity and inability of man in his natural state VERY STRONGLY. You will get the picture after listening to this minisode. If you want to read through selections of John Wesley's "The Doctrine of Original Sin" check out the link below. The part of the book that this episode covers begins on page 338 in the version below:
Happy New Year! We will start off this episode discussing the most significant loss of 2016: Methodist Theologian Thomas C. Oden. We will briefly discuss his life and our favorite works by him. Then we will move on and talk about the views of Jacob Arminius on the doctrine of Total Depravity. There is SO MUCH false information floating around about what Arminius taught on Total Depravity. Hopefully this episode will clear up some misconceptions. We then finish the episode discussing the VERY non-Arminian theology of Philip Limborch and mourning that his theology is confused with the theology of Arminius. As usual, we receive help from Keith D. Stanglin, Thomas H. McCall, and Roger E. Olson.
Obituaries for Thomas Oden: