Our Wills: Created and Corrupted (Owen)

 In Reformed theology, following Augustine and ultimately Paul/Scripture, we deny the Arminian position that all people have free will which gives them the power and innate ability to believe in Christ as they wish.  John Owen brilliantly countered this Arminian position of free will in his book, A Display of Arminianism. Below is a section of chapter… Continue reading Our Wills: Created and Corrupted (Owen)

The Synod of Orange (529 AD)

In the early church, some people rejected Augustine’s view of the will, sin, grace, and predestination.  Teachers like John Cassianus (d. ca. 430) and Faustus of Riez (d. ca. 490) argued for for freedom of the will, the ability to reject God’s grace, and they disagreed with Augustine’s emphasis on predestination.  This is usually referred… Continue reading The Synod of Orange (529 AD)