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An Arminian Response to Mark Dever

Brother William Birch has written an excellent piece on the Arminian response to Mark Dever’s recent lecture he called, “Where did all these Calvinists come from?”  Dever bounces off the rise of Calvinism among the so-called “young, restless, and reformed” generation that has abandoned Arminianism and non-Calvinism for Calvinism.  Dever believe this, of course, is a good thing and a work of the Lord.

William shows that in reality, Calvinism is not held by the majority of Christians nor has Calvinism ever been the major view in Church History.  At times there have been seasons of revival for both Arminians and Calvinists.  I think back to John Wesley and how the Wesleyan revival spread to the United States and sparked a revival of Arminianism that would dominate the American church for the next 100 + years.  Around the turn of the century, liberalism invaded the American Methodist movement and Calvinism saw a rise again.  The Pentecostal movement spread like fire in the mid 1900’s and again Arminianism saw a rise again.  Now we are seeing the rise of Calvinism.  I have several reasons why I believe this to be so and will save them for a later post.

For now, enjoy brother Birch’s article that you can find here.

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

10/24/2013 at 7:30 PM

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