Dr. Tim Keller Answers Like An Arminian Regarding Eternal Hell

The following 6 minute video (although you get the point in about 2 minutes) exposes the difficulty that Calvinists have in defending an eternal hell consistent with their theology and end up responding like an Arminian. Keller’s explanation is followed by a young man who points out how Keller elsewhere answers true to his Calvinism [...]

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June 29th, 2012 by glwadmin

Acts 29′s Matt Chandler: Walking Into Universalism?

Matt Chandler and all adherents to his theology would be quite shocked to hear such a suggestion. However those of the mindset of Arminian Roger Olson would not find this accusation surprising. Olson constructed in his book Against Calvinism how this can easily become the logical trajectory of a Calvinist and in a recent post [...]

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June 21st, 2012 by glwadmin

Brian Zahnd: “Beauty Will Save the World”

  “If the crucifixion of Christ can be made beautiful, then there is hope that all the ugliness of the human condition can be redeemed by its beauty.”    Brian Zahnd What could possibly save the world from our path en route to destruction as we experience disintegration in every realm of our human existence: [...]

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June 18th, 2012 by glwadmin

Roger Olson: We Are All Heretics

During a sermon in our Reformed fellowship I was taken aback by a statement made by our pastor who said, “You know, we need to understand that we all possess some heresy.  There is no way we all have it down perfectly.  We are actually all heretics in some area and until we are open [...]

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June 17th, 2012 by glwadmin

Have You Considered the Power of Divine Romance?

Does God “force” His salvation on people and make them love Him like a “Stepford Wife”? Or does He just provide all that He can do to save us and let our “free-will” be the deciding factor? There are two radically different arguments for the necessity of an eternal hell depending on whether you are [...]

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June 15th, 2012 by glwadmin

Roger Olson: “Calvinism Leads to Universalism”

Okay, maybe Calvinism doesn’t lead to universalism inexorably–as if every Calvinist must become a universalist.  However, many leading universalist theologians are/were Reformed and believed that their Calvinist concepts of God’s sovereignty eventually compelled them to embrace universalism….Schleiermacher, Barth. Barth saw rightly that the inner logic of Calvinism must lead to unversalism IF it takes seriously [...]

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June 14th, 2012 by glwadmin

N. T. Wright: “Why Are Americans So Fixated On Hell?”

N. T. Wright was asked about the topic of “Hell.”  Here is a transcript of his response (video can be viewed below) followed by our response: “My counter question is, ‘Why are Americans so fixated on hell?’  Far more Americans ask me about hell than ever happens in my own country. And I really want [...]

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June 11th, 2012 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett: One God, One Fire

The following is an excerpt from Peter Hiett’s sermon on Daniel 3:1-30 called “One Fire.” We are attracted to the fire and we are burned by the fire.  God is love and God is fire. Love is fire.  We are burned by love because we’re resistant to love. The thing in us that resists love [...]

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June 5th, 2012 by glwadmin

What Will They Be Doing in Hell in 10,000 years?

If there are people at this moment consigned to an eternal state of hopelessness in a place called hell, what are they doing? What kind of state are they in? I mean existentially…morally? Or maybe you believe in some kind of intermediate state or in a soul sleep until the resurrection unto eternal damnation. Well, [...]

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June 4th, 2012 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett: “Tired of trying to save everyone and judge everyone at the same time?”

  Peter Hiett is a former Reformed Presbyterian pastor (EPC) who now pastors The Sanctuary in Denver.  We are continually growing in our appreciation of his ministry as he is a student of the Living Word and believes that “theology matters.”  This has led to his very rich and honest approach to the Scriptures and [...]

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June 4th, 2012 by glwadmin