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  Arminianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arminianism is a school of soteriological thought in Protestant Christian theology founded by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius.
Arminianism is most accurately used to define those who affirm the original beliefs of Jacobus Arminius himself, but the term can also be understood as an umbrella for a larger grouping of ideas including those of Hugo Grotius, John Wesley, Clark Pinnock, and others.
Classical Arminians would agree with Calvinists that this substitution was penal satisfaction for all of the elect, while most Wesleyan Arminians would maintain that the substitution was governmental in nature.
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 Calvinism & Arminianism: Controversial Passages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arminians reply that "those given to me" in 37 are the same as those who "believe in him" in vs. 40.
Arminians point out that the statement is made to the disciples with reference to their apostleship, not to their salvation.
Arminians point out that the specific cause for their stumbling is not God, but that "they are disobedient to the word." Since the noun "doom" is not found in the Greek text, it would be better to see stumbling as the antecedent.
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Arminianism is the theological stance of James Arminius and the movement which stemmed from him.
Arminians who know their theology have problems in such cooperative ministries with Calvinists as the Billy Graham campaigns because the workers are often taught to counsel people that Christ paid the penalty for their sins.
Arminianism is not dispensationalist as such, has not committed itself to a given millennial view, and has little interest in specific prophecies (believing God would have us concentrate on what is clear in Scripture: Christ's redemption and a holy life).
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 Calvinism, Arminianism, and Biblicalism - What does the Bible teach?
Arminianism is a word that is used to express the doctrinal views that man is free to choose God and was not forced or chosen without any decision on their part.
Arminianism teaches that God's will is for all to be saved and those who come to accept Jesus Christ do it both with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and them accepting the revelation of Jesus Christ themselves.
Arminianism teaches what is called the "abide in Me doctrine" which means as long as you are following and obeying the Lord in your life you have eternal life, but if one falls off the path whether in sin or loses faith they truly have become Apostates and have lost their salvation.
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 The Triumph of Arminianism (and Its Dangers)
Arminians believe that Christ died for all men, and thus He granted common grace to all so that "whosoever will" may be saved, not just those picked beforehand.
Arminianism easily leans toward a NIKE mentality—"Just do it." We are somewhat less inclined to pray in order to move God to "do it" (see Divine-Human Synergism in Ministry).
Arminians lean toward the humanist end of this continuum and thus are always in danger of becoming humanists (see Humanism in Scripture and Culture: Recovering a Balance).
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 The Humanism of Arminianism
Humanism and Arminianism have a singular goal, and that is to dethrone God, and enthrone man. In both systems the sovereignty and authority of God over man is abrogated; man becomes the sovereign and God the suppliant; and man is the exclusive determiner of his eternal destiny.
Arminianism, like Humanism is a religion without the God of the Bible, but it is not god-less, for this creature exalting system contends that man is the exclusive determiner of his own destiny.
Arminianism's declaration of the absolute independence of man's will is tantamount to saying, the fruit of a tree has a nature of its own, which is altogether free of the root of the tree.
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 Arminianism: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arminianism is a school of thought in Protestant Protestantism quick summary:
Prevenient grace is a christian theological concept embraced primarily by arminian followers of john wesley who are part of the methodist movement....
(Arminians have held to the governmental theory[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] of the atonement.
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 Challies Dot Com: An Introduction To Calvinism & Arminianism
Arminianism is the theology of Jacob Arminius (1560-1609) and his followers, known as the Remonstrants.
Arminianism arose as a rejection of Calvinism and its doctrines of predestination and election.
Interestingly, despite the fact that Arminianism arose in response to Calvinism, it is the Calvinists that are on the defensive today, needing to defend their beliefs against the majority of Christians who are Arminian.
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 The Question, "What Is an Arminian?" Answered by John Wesley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The errors charged upon these (usually termed Arminians) by their opponents, are five: (1.) That they deny original sin; (2.) That they deny justification by faith; (3.) That they deny absolute predestination; (4.) That they deny the grace of God to be irresistible; and, (5.) That they affirm, a believer may fall from grace.
The Arminians hold, that although there may be some moments wherein the grace of God acts irresistibly, yet, in general, any man may resist, and that to his eternal ruin, the grace whereby it was the will of God he should have been eternally saved.
The Arminians hold, that a true believer may "make shipwreck of faith and a good conscience;" that he may fall, not only foully, but finally, so as to perish for ever.
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Arminianism is merely the teachings of one man to counter the errors of another.
The Arminian Articles of Remonstrance were condemned by the Synod of Dordt in 1619 and the reply was popularly called "the five points of Calvinism," in response to the Arminian Articles.
The Remonstrants were expelled from the Reformed Church, hundreds of Arminians were removed from their pulpits and Arminianism was dubbed as a deviant doctrine.
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 Arminianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arminianism in its radical and more fully developed forms is essentially a recrudescence of Pelagianism, a type of self-salvation.
Arminianism at its best is a somewhat vague and indefinite attempt at reconciliation, hovering midway between the sharply marked systems of Pelagius and Augustine, taking off the edges of each, and inclining now to the one, now to the other.
History shows plainly that the tendency of Arminianism is to compromise and to drift gradually from an evangelical basis.
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 Is Arminianism a Different Gospel
In recent reading I came across some remarks concerning Arminianism which showed both the seriousness and extent of Arminian thinking and how it is incompatible with the Reformed faith which, after all, is the Scriptural faith.
One author summed up Arminian thinking as follows,"....God was made dependent on free-will-equipped-men for whom He politely had to wait, looking to see whether the man would be so kind as to believe"[1].
Arminianism was,indeed, in Reformed eyes a renunciation of New Testament Christianity in favour of New Testament Judaism; for to rely on oneself for faith is no different in principle from relying on oneself for works, and the one is as un-Christian and anti-Christian as the other."[3]
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 What Arminian and Arminianism mean
The words Arminian and Arminianism come from Jacobus (or James) Arminius (also known as Jacob Harmensen or Hermansz), a Dutch theologian who lived from 1560 to 1609.
For some, perhaps their Arminian belief is simply a work of man that will be burned; they will suffer loss, but they will be saved.
But other Arminians, the reprobate, glorying in their free will, will no doubt believe it until they are condemned in the judgment.
www.wordofhisgrace.org /ArminianQA.htm   (1668 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Arminianism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Calvinists responded to the Arminian position at the Synod of Dordt, with a rebuttal against the charge that Reformed churches relieve people of responsibility for their own sin, or teach that God is the author of evil.
The Synod also rejected the Arminian proposals as a republication of the semi-Pelagian error, and reaffirmed the Calvinist position on the five points of Arminianism, without requiring the doctrine of predestination as advocated by Gomarus.
In popular usage, Arminianism is the belief that once a person has been "saved" (accepted the gift of salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior), it is possible for the person to lose his or her salvation by leading an unfaithful life and/or turning away from Christ.
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 john15.net ~ Classic Arminianism
Arminianism: A systematic theology which, in its most concise terms, holds that God draws people, and those who come to faith are predestined to salvation.
Note, Arminianism is not a formulated version Pelagianism (as some think), as we do not deny original sin; nor is Arminianism a variation of Semipelagianism, as we also hold that God must take the first steps before a person could come to faith.
Arminianism, in and of itself, does not specifically teach a specific doctrine on the nature of the will and choice.
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 Christie, Beginnings of Arminianism in New England
The myth of Arminianism among the Congregational clergy began with Whitefield’s rash and unwarranted aspersions.
One count against Breck was Arminianism, for he had publicly said “if the decrees of God were absolute, he saw no encouragement for men to try to do their duty.” Here again the whole story indicates the utter absence of Arminian sympathies in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Echoing this sentence of Edwards, Sereno Dwight says: “There was a prevailing tendency, in the county, and in the province, towards Arminianism.” This is one of the instances where we are obliged to distinguish between the biographer’s understanding and that of the man of whom he wrote.
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 Christian Principles Unit 1 - Soteriology: Calvinism and Arminianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arminians reply that "those given to me" in vs. 37 are the same as those who "believe in him" in vs. 40.
Arminians point out that the specific cause for their stumbling is not God, but that "they are disobedient to the word." Peter is not saying that God made them disobey, or that they cannot repent.
Arminianism does not hold to freedom of choice in all (or even very many) areas of life--it emphasizes that God has granted freedom of choice with regard to salvation.
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 The Damnable Heresy of Arminianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arminians believe in decisional regeneration; the Holy Spirit waits and pleads impotently for the sinner to make a decision and only when the sinner decides to follow Jesus does the work of regeneration happen in the sinner's heart.
Arminians believe that we need to be doing good works because it keeps us from falling away, as opposed to doing good works out of obedience and love and gratitude for the God who chose us not based on anything that we have done.
Arminians believe that the only difference between someone who goes to heaven and someone who goes to hell is not what Christ has done, but is what the heaven-bound person has done for himself.
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 "Arminianism Exposed 2 (version 1.1)" by Mark Herzer
Arminians are not reluctant in admitting that salvation is synergistically wrought (as well as justification, regeneration, and repentance).
The Arminian position is as comprehensive and consistent as Calvinism (given their assumptions) and we should be aware of the contours of Arminianism lest we be hoodwinked into fighting a strawman.
Arminianism readily accepts the issue at this point; but the present section is not the place for the treatment of the questions involved" (Ibid., II:247).
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 What Calvinism And Arminianism Have In Common - apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lost in a thicket of Arminian and Calvinist debate, we sometimes lose sight of the grand truths we hold in common...
I was trained through graduate school in the Arminian viewpoint as expressed by the Churches of Christ.
These queries thus reflect the honest uncertainties of one who has been the lone Arminian in a classroom of Calvinists and a suspected Calvinist in a fellowship where that term is no compliment.
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 The Christ of Arminianism
The Christ of Arminianism is not the Christ of the Bible.
The Christ of Arminianism - died on the cross for every individual person and thereby made it possible for every person to be saved.
As you can see, although the Christ of Arminianism and the Christ of the Bible may at first seem to be the same, they are very different.
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 Is Calvinism or Arminianism Biblical?
The Arminian who teaches that man has a part in his salvation is making the same mistake as the Calvinist in using the faulty human reasoning in interpreting God's word.
Therefore the Arminian concludes that the word "eternal" does not mean "everlasting." This plainly violates the normal and correct meaning of the word "eternal." Something that is eternal continues forever uninterrupted.
Both the Calvinists and the Arminians have taken extreme positions and neither has proved its system to be biblical and the correct explanation of the doctrines of election.
www.bible-truth.org /election.htm   (10295 words)

 Arminianism at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Calvinists responded to the Arminian position at the Synod of Dort, with a rebuttal against the charge that Reformed churches relieve people of responsibility for their own sin, or teach that God is the author of evil.
Once a person has been "saved" (accepted the gift of salvation by choosing to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior), it is possible for the person to lose his or her salvation by leading an unfaithful life and/or turning away from Christ.
Traditionally Arminians have recognised that if the Calvinist idea is true, that Christ substituted for the sins of a person (including presumably the sin of unbelief), that person would be infallibly saved.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Arminianism.html   (925 words)

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