Calvin vs. Pascal: Were The Jansenists just Nicodemites?

This post was originally a paper I wrote for Dr. Scott Manetsch's church history class on Calvin at TEDS. Hope you enjoy! B.B. Warfield famously proclaimed that Augustine gave us the Reformation, “…the Reformation, inwardly considered, was just the ultimate triumph of Augustine’s doctrine of grace over Augustine’s doctrine of the Church.”[1] It was this... Continue Reading →

God Saves All Whom He Draws 

"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him." -Jesus, The Gospel according to John, Chapter 6, verse 44  Who does God the Father draw to His Son? This has been an in house debate amongst Christians for some time now. In this post, I'm going to argue that all who... Continue Reading →

What’s So Amazing about Grace? 

Hopefully you're familiar with John Newton's wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. It has to be one of the greatest and most widely known songs in history. If you aren't familiar with it give 'er a listen real quick so this post makes sense to you. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like... Continue Reading →

Those Who Defend Free Will, Wreck It.

"So Augustine is right when he so often repeats the memorable saying that 'those who defend free will wreck it, instead of making it secure."   -John Calvin quoting St. Augustine in the 1541 edition of The Institutes There is an on going debate throughout the history of philosophy about free will and determinism. Do we... Continue Reading →

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