The Premises of Universal Salvation

| March 22, 2011

Creating this post was a bit of a challenge. I want to faithfully represent the position of Robin Parry (“Gregory MacDonald”) in his book The Evangelical Universalist, but I obviously can’t reproduce it here. Parry clearly lays out his thinking (and so presents his opponents with his challenge) in the Introduction and Chapter 1. I’m […]

Election and the Subset Remnant: Thoughts on Predestination

| January 21, 2011

Finally got this video made. The audio isn’t great, so turn up your speakers. I hope this helps you see how I’m thinking about predestination with respect to election and the subset of the saved remnant, per earlier posts on those topics. Technorati Tags: Election, free will, predestination, remnant, salvation

Election and Salvation, Round Three

| January 14, 2011

I decided to throw together a short video (9 minutes) to try and better explain/illustrate what my take on this topic is.† I reference my thoughts on baptism therein — how it is divorced from salvation, just as circumcision was — and so it might be useful to skim that first. At any rate, here […]

Election, Salvation, Unbelief, and Eternal Security

| January 8, 2011

Here we go. You’ll note by the end that I really don’t care for (or feel the need) to frame these issues they way they are typically framed. Election and Salvation The major point of my previous post on election was that it was not to be understood as synonymous with salvation. Rather, the saved […]

Back to Election

| December 29, 2010

Well, I’m finally over oral surgery, the holidays, and the beating I received this past weekend in the Naked Bible fantasy football league. (And that hurt more than the surgery). Time to get back to election. As indicated in my previous posts on this, I think the common view of election doesn’t work. By common […]