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Index to LFW Debate with Turretinfan

LFW Debate with Turretinfan - MP3 file

Introduction: The Bible teach Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 1 of 12)
Dan's Opening: The Bible Teach Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 2 of 12)
Turretinfan's Questions for Dan: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 3 of 12)
Turretinfan's Opening: The Bible Teach Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 4 of 12)
Dan's Questions for Turretinfan: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 5 of 12)
Dan's Rebuttal: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 6 of 12)
Turretinfan's Rebuttal: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 7 of 12)
Dan's Cross Examination of Turretinfan: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 8 of 12)
Turrenfan's Cross Examination of Dan: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 9 of 12)
Turretinfan's Conclusion: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 10 of 12)
Dan's Conclusion: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will Debate (Part 11 of 12)
Jeff's Wrap Up: The Bible Teaches Libertarian Free Will (Part 12 of 12)

Index to Posts on Romans 9-11

Romans 9:1-6
Romans 9:7-9
Romans 9:10-13
Romans 9:14-18
Romans 9:19-23
Romans 9:24-33
Connection between 9, 10 and 11
Romans 10
Romans 11:1-6
Romans 11:7-12
Romans 11:13-15
Romans 11:16-24
Romans 11:25-33
Romans 9-11 Conclusion

Index to Review of John Owen's the Death of Death in the Death of Christ

Part 1- Review of Owen’s Atonement Theory
In this section I review Owen’s view of the Atonement. In particular, I argue that Owen’s conflation of offering and intercession leads him to undermine justification by faith. I caution the reader to not attempt of “fix Owen’s argument for him”, or demand of me explanations of other aspects of passages quoted, or ask “how does this thought fit into an overall atonement theory”. Instead, just focus on understanding what Owen had to say, and if he was correct or not. There will be time explaining the atonement, when I give a positive defense of my own views. Owen’s view of the atonement lead him to unusual interpretations of certain “unlimited atonement” passages, so it’s well worth it to examine what he said about the atonement.

Part 2 – Top 10 Reasons to believe Christ Died for all
This section discusses the reasons to believe the atonement is unlimited. If Owen made some counter-arguments, they are included and addressed. The reasons are primarily based on exegesis, but some are based on systematic theology or even consistency within the Calvinist position. One key argument is that the Calvinist definition of the word “world” is a special pleading. They give “world” a definition that is alien to the New Testament, existing only to get Calvinists off the hook.

Part 3- Refutation of Owen’s arguments against Unlimited Atonement 

Owen makes 24 arguments against unlimited Atonement, each of which is dealt with in turn. This section surveys a broad range of passages and scriptural arguments. It gives partial but not full explanations of the atonement. Owen’s key arguments are based on justice and satisfaction, which conflict with justification by faith.

Part 4- Atonement Theory 

This section explains the atonement and contrasts an Arminian explanation with Owen’s. Both Owen’s explanation and this one are penal substitution, but whereas Owen’s atonement theory is one step, this one’s two step. The Lamb has been slain and the blood is applied.

Part 5 – Are Arminians Semi-Pelagian? 

This section covers J. I. Packer’s misrepresentation of Arminianism and charge of semi-Pelagianism in his introduction to Owen’s book. The Council of Orange condemned semi-Pelagianism and this section demonstrates Arminius’ compliance with the 25 Cannons of Orange.

Index for a Critique of Jonathan Edwards’ Enquire into the Will


DefinitionsCritique of Edwards’ View of the Will
What is Libertarian Free Will?

Edwards Arguments against Freewill
Causeless Cause or Infinite Regression of Causes
Divine foreknowledge

Arguments against the Link between Freewill and Responsibility
Impeccability and Hardening 
Commands and Invitations for the Impossible
Desire isn't good enough

Evaluation of Grounds for Freewill
Common and Philosophical Necessity
Necessity of the Divine Will

Wrap Up of Edwards Book Review

Index to Review of Hodge on Irresistible Grace

Index to the Grounding Objection

Index to Choose Debate with Paul Manata

Index to Choose Debate with Steve Hayes

Index to Daniel Whitby on Grace

Daniel Whitby's Discourses on the 5 Points was, during its day, the definitive Arminian work against Calvinism. Whitby had a commanding knowledge of the scriptures, and his book is a detailed and unrelenting examination of Calvinism. It drew responses from famous Calvinists Jonathan Edwards, Inquiry into the Will and John Gill, the Cause of God and Truth.

Below is an index to Whitby's discourse on Grace. Archaic spellings and words have been updated, sentences broken down into shorter sentences and links to scripture references inserted.

Chapter 2: Arguments against Irresistible Grace

Chapter 3: Refuting Arguments for Irresistible Grace

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