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EP 100: How To Stop Teaching False Doctrine (Part Two)
7 days ago
What is Arminianism and why does it matter? A great deal if it unknowingly affects how you preach and teach scripture. We examine this worldview and conclude this two-part series on false doctrine. Want to take advantage of all our free downloads? Just go to ministerstoolbox.com/downloads Transcript of Today's Show Last week I spoke with you about the seriousness God lays upon leaders to make sure they teach and preach sound doctrine or teaching. James the apostle puts it this way in chapter three verse one: Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. We who lead will be judged to a higher standard than everyone else because of what and even how we teach. We looked at Calvinism last week and rather than go over what I shared, I would simply ask you to go back if you’ve not listened to that episode yet, or much of what I will share today will not make a whole lot of sense. If you as a leader are governed by a system of thought in addition to scripture, you run the danger of teaching false doctrine. Why? Because that system of thought will accentuate what it deems important and minimize what it deems insignificant. Calvinism or reformed theology has some amazing principles to contribute to biblical teaching. It also has weaknesses that can nullify different aspects of our faith. Today, we turn our attention to Arminianism. First, what is it? Jacob Arminius studied under John Calvin who espoused the views we now understand as Calvinism. However, he took issue with some of those views and put forward another line of thinking. Like Calvinism, Arminianism also has its five points designed to contrast with the 5 points of Calvinism often identified with the acronym, Tulip. They are: Total Depravity Unconditional Election Limited Atonement Irresistible Grace Perseverance of the Saints Arminianism has it’s contrasting five points. They are: Free will Conditional Election General Atonement The Holy Spirit Can Be Resisted One Can Fall From Grace Arminians hold forth the idea that man is not spiritual helpless, but has the free will to