Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Response to: Christianity Today Liveblog: New Research Suggests Calvinists Tied With Arminians In SBC

Looks like 60% of Southern Baptists think that Calvinism is a heresy. While only 30% of SBC pastors openly admit their views are Arminian, the fact that 60% of Baptists think Calvinism is a problem shows that their views are actually Arminian leaning whether or not they will admit it.  My own view is that Arminianism is actually a Roman Catholic leaning heresy that is at its foundation a form of semi-pelagianism or pelagianism.  The Anabaptists ironically were semi-pelagians as well.

Ironically, the historical roots of the Southern Baptist Convention were at one time solidly Calvinist as the statement of doctrinal distinctives at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky clearly shows.  (See:  The Abstract of Principles).

To read the original article click here:  Christianity Today Liveblog: New Research Suggests Calvinists Tied With Arminians In SBC

You can also see a response by Tom Ascol of Founders.Org to the recent statement against Calvinism made by the Southern Baptist Convention here:  Response to "A Statement of Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God's Plan of Salvation," Pt. 1

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