Theology

The Theology Pit #1

In this Theology Pit I look at 3 different christian church statements of faith and show my thought process as I'm reading them.  I focus on Justification but I also go over what a Statement of Faith tells me about a denomination.

I'm concentrating on the concept of Grace being infused in the believer, as opposed to Grace being the favor of God forensically declared.  The key fact being where the action is taking place, in man or God.

I also spell out what is meant by works based salvation, merit based salvation, and grace based salvation.

Salvation Part 21

I do my best to explain and defend Arminianism. We work through the problems of the TULIP acronym in Calvinism. I also talk through some of the differences between 5 point and 4 point Calvinism. I'll explain what is meant by a Whiskey Calvinist. Quickly look at the destiny of those who have never heard the Gospel and comment on the differences between the "Free Grace" view and the "Lordship Salvation" view.

Salvation Part 19

Salvation Part 19

In this Pit we examine Jacob Arminius and his impact on the Protestant/Reformed movement.  We'll also examine the Arminian Confession of 1621.

Some key points that we look at concerning Justification and baptism are:

* Justification is a merciful, gracious and indeed full remission of all guilt before God to truly repenting and believing sinners, through and because of Jesus Christ, apprehended by true faith, indeed, even more, the liberal and bountiful imputation of faith for righteousness. For indeed in the judgment of God we cannot

Salvation Part 17

In this Pit I talk about what seems to be my least favorite group in theological history, the Anabaptists. Where they came from, how broad the term is, and what they believe.

I almost skipped over them completely. I almost think they did more harm than good but, the good they did was really good. For that I am greatful. The bad they did, and the pain that it still causes the Church today, is really bad.