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Dr. Michael Brown & Dr. James White Debate

Below is a link to Dr. Brown’s podcast in which he reviews his debate with Dr. James White over Arminianism and Calvinism.  I believe that Dr. Brown and Dr. White have done a good job with this debate and show that while they disagree, they both unite in Christ to defend the faith despite their sharp disagreements.  As Dr. Brown points out, he is a charismatic, Arminian believer.  Dr. White is a cessasionist, Calvinist believer.  That is very different but they unite to defend the historic faith and they show how to debate in a spirit of brothers in Christ.

We must learn from this.  While we Arminians disagree with our Calvinist brothers and sisters, we can do so in love.  We must unite to preach the gospel to the world, to defend the gospel, and to debate each other with much grace and respect.  I have tremendous respect for great Calvinist brothers such as Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr., Dr. James White, Matt Chandler, Dr. John Frame, or the great Calvinist brothers in time past such as George Whitefield, Charles Simeon, or Charles Spurgeon.  I subscribe to many Calvinist podcasts and enjoy reading great Calvinist men of God such as Tony Miano or Justin Edwards preaching the gospel to the lost in the open air.  One of my best buddies is a good Calvinist brother and if he is reading this post, Tony, brother, I love you dearly.

Jesus said that one of the signs of being His disciple was our love for one another (John 13:34-35).  1 John 4:20 makes it clear that we cannot love God and hate our brother (or sister).  Love demonstrates our salvation in Christ.  Love, by far, is the greatest of these (1 Corinthians 13:13).  Let us love one another!

You can find the podcast here.

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/19/2013 at 5:59 PM

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