The Root of Free Will

When we discuss Calvinism and the question of “free will” comes about, it is helpful to break things down for the sake of clarity. It may be helpful to start with human action and move backwards to consider what determines a person’s action. The point of this post is to demonstrate what the root of … Continue reading The Root of Free Will

Vos: What Points of Reformed Theology are Related to the Doctrine of Predestination?

In Dogmatics Vol 1., p 98 Vos answers the question, “At what points is the doctrine of predestination or election related to the rest of Reformed doctrine as a whole?” In other words “What other areas in Reformed theology are connected or impacted from the doctrine of predestination?” Vos answers with five points: God’s Sovereignty, … Continue reading Vos: What Points of Reformed Theology are Related to the Doctrine of Predestination?

Why Don’t All Come to Repentance and Faith in Christ?

Ambrose (lived 340-397) was an archbishop. He was considered one of the doctors of the Church because of his wisdom in dealing with issues of the Church. Calvin, writes concerning Ambrose in his “A Treatise of the Eternal Predestination of God”. Ambrose summarizes why all men don’t come to Christ, because God does not effectually … Continue reading Why Don’t All Come to Repentance and Faith in Christ?