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Free Book Online: Homosexuality : A Biblical View by Greg Bahnsen

A needful book in this hour.

The Domain for Truth

homosexuality a biblical view greg bahnsen

The late Christian apologist Greg Bahnsen has written a little known book on a biblical view of homosexuality.  The Evangelical Christian Library has hosted this book for free online here.

Here is the table of Content:

Back Cover of the Book

Preface … 5

1. Basic Commitments … 13

The Foundational Question of Scripture … 14

The Law as an Expression of God’s Will … 19

2. Homosexuality as a Sin … 27

The Creation Account … 28

The Story of Sodom … 31

God’s Law … 35

Romans 1 … 47

3. The Act / Orientation Distinction and Causes of Homosexuality … 63

4. The Response of the Church : Hope for Homosexuals … 85

5. The Response of Society : Homosexual Acts as Criminal … 99

6. Conclusion … 125

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

07/16/2015 at 5:32 PM

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Dr. Brian Abasciano Critiques James White’s Argument That Acts 13:48 Proves Unconditional Election

Great post that examines Acts 13:48.

Arminian Perspectives

Brian Abasciano, James White’s Faulty Treatment of the Greek and Context of Acts 13:48

Excerpt:

So really, White’s argument is very weak. Sometimes it seems that some are convinced by arguments like these because an author gives concrete reasons and mentions Greek, but that they do not necessarily think through the arguments well enough. In the midst of White talking about the mysterious sounding Greek pluperfect, he says it would have to apply to such and such a point in the narrative, though without any foundation for doing so, and his following naturally believe it. But the argument is not sound.

Related: Acts 13:48: Two Non-Calvinist Views

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03/04/2015 at 11:45 PM

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How Can a Dead Person Believe Unless God Makes Him Alive?

Excellent article on the Arminian view of depravity as contrasted with the Calvinist view.

Wesleyan Arminian

How can a dead person believe unless God first makes him alive? This is a question that is asked by Calvinists. Ephesians 2:1-9 states that we are dead in sin, that we are saved by grace, and that we are made alive in Christ. And there are many other passages that state we are dead in sin. Given that a physically dead corpse can’t do anything, how can a spiritually dead person do anything like believe? Could Lazarus raise himself from the dead? Of course not!

The implication here is that a corpse can’t do anything. A corpse can’t consent to being made alive, and so therefore it must be God who makes us believe. So says the Calvinist.

How does the Arminian come to a different conclusion? It’s important to start by noting that we strongly agree with what scripture teaches. Humanity is dead in sin. We are saved…

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/27/2013 at 12:20 PM

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What is an Arminian?

Great piece on answering the question of what is an Arminian? I encourage all (and I mean all without distinction) to read this post.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/20/2013 at 3:00 AM

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Only Paul [Satire]

Funny but right on the mark post examining the extent of the atonement.

Wesleyan Arminian

What was the purpose and extent of the atonement?  Was it to merely make salvation possible for all and secure it for none?  Or was it to definitely secure salvation for Paul?  After setting aside man-centered thinking, it can be proven with certainty that Jesus died to effectually secure salvation for Paul of Tarsus, and for Paul alone.

First, take a look at Galatians 2:20. This is the most important verse in the Bible, because it explicitly states the extent of the atonement (bold mine):

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

This verse indisputably proves that Jesus died only for Paul.

It’s worth noting that some liberal theologians have referenced other passages in vain philosophical…

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07/18/2013 at 3:54 PM

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An Important Admission on Salvation Assurance from Prominent Calvinist C. Michael Patton

Good post that I recommend reading.

Arminian Perspectives

Excerpt:

It may surprise you to know that just about every contact I have had with people who are doubting their salvation are Calvinistic in their theology. In other words, they believe in unconditional election. These are the ones who believe in perseverance of the saints. These are the ones that believe that we cannot lose our salvation! Yet these are the ones who are doubting their faith the most…Isn’t this ironic? I have never had a call from an Arminian (or any other believer in conditional election) about this. In my experience, it is only Calvinists who doubt their faith in such a way with such traumatic devastation. Why? From: Doubting Calvinists.

This article is interesting in a lot of ways and should be carefully considered by all Calvinists.  I have always maintained that Calvinist doctrine undercuts Biblical Assurance.  Patton finds assurance in his present belief (though he admits that assurance…

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05/11/2013 at 5:50 PM

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