Monday, August 13, 2012
Watch Your Step! The Slippery Slopes of Calvinism and Arminianism
On Positive Affinity Don C. Warrington, a former Pentecostal, now with the Church of God, in his article, "Why the Romance of Calvinism?" revives a nineteenth century North American criticism of Calvinism, that is, the teachings of John Calvin about election and predestination lead to universalism. In a second article, "Calvinism and Universalism: A Follow-Up," he cites the arguments of nineteenth century revivalist Charles Finney in support of this contention. Finney is viewed as the father of modern-day easy believism and in his own day was accused of Pelagianism.
On Sanctus James Giibson, an Anglican minister with PEARUSA, has posted an article about the eighteenth century Irish divine, Jeremy Taylor. Taylor was an Arminian High Churchman who influenced several generations of Anglican clerics, including Non-Juror William Law and Methodism's founders Charles and John Wesley. Gibson draws attention to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's devastating conclusion that Taylor's views lead to Socianism.
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 2:03 PM