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

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

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

Roger Olson: “Universalism is Leap of Optimism”

  “I would have to wonder how a God of love can enjoy love from creatures that is not given freely. Of course, someone might argue that, in the end, every creature will freely offer love to God and be saved (e.g., Moltmann). I would just call that optimism. There’s no way to believe that [...]

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May 24th, 2012 by glwadmin