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?

Are Quotes from the Church Fathers Valid Arguments Against Calvinism?

I have been corresponding with a member of an Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC) for awhile. His last assertion was that Orange (529) condemned double-predestination. Then he supplied a list of quotes from early 1st century Fathers speaking about free will. The list ranged from Clement of Rome (good source) to the Epistle of Barnabas (bad … Continue reading Are Quotes from the Church Fathers Valid Arguments Against Calvinism?