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God’s Love for a Little Jungle Pastor: A Clip from Paul Washer

I saw this excerpt clip from a larger sermon by Paul Washer about a month ago and for some reason I’ve been thinking about this. I hope you watch it, it’s short enough (6 minutes).   It made me think a lot about the incredible need for good biblical resources for pastors and church leaders […]

Written by The Seeking Disciple

03/17/2016 at 11:37 AM

Five Favorite Living Arminians and Calvinists (2013)

Had an e-mail this week ask me to name my five favorite Arminians and Calvinists and why.  So here is a brief top five along with short reasons why.

Top Five Arminians

1.  Dr. Vic Reasoner.  I enjoy his commentaries on Romans and Revelation as well as his other works.  He is an expository preacher, President of the Southern Methodist College, and a very skilled writer.

2.  Dr. Robert Picirilli.  His book, Grace, Faith, Free Willis simply a good book.  I have read it nearly three times.  He also advocates expository preaching.  I do differ with him over the KJV as he believes that the KJV is the best English translation though he is not KJV only.

3.  Dr. Roger Olson.  While I don’t agree with Dr. Olson on all issues (see inerrancy), I do enjoy his books especially his book, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities.  

4.  Dr. Jack Cottrell.  While Dr. Cottrell is part of the Restoration Movement, he does consider himself an Arminian.  His books, especially his commentary on Romans and his trilogy on the doctrine of God, are classics.  Dr. Cottrell will make you think and he always takes theological issues and wrestles with the Scriptures for the final say.

5.  Dr. Michael Brown.  One of the best Christian apologists and a good debater.  He and his friend Dr. James White often aim at each other yet Dr. Brown remains a godly man through it all.  I met Dr. Brown back in the 1990’s and he was a man with a fire for Jesus.  His preaching is a call to holiness.  His book, Go and Sin No More! is a great read.

Top Five Calvinists

1.  Dr. John MacArthur.  I truly enjoy Johnny Mac.  I had the honor of meeting him and found him to be a godly, warm man.  His writings are full of Scripture and I love his passion for expository preaching.  His book, The Gospel According to Jesus, is a must read for all disciples.

2.  Matt Chandler.  I enjoy Matt’s preaching style.  He is not a deep expositor like MacArthur above but he does teach the Word faithfully and calls people to radically follow Jesus.  His book, The Explicit Gospelis a must read.

3.  Paul Washer.  This brother burns with a passion for Jesus.  Paul describes himself as a “Spurgeonite” when asked what he believes.  I love his zeal for the lost, his hunger for holiness, and his preaching of repentance.

4.  Dr. Gary DeMar.  DeMar use to have a 2 hour podcast that I would download and listen to in my truck.  I first downloaded it to disagree with him but more and more he opened my eyes to many things.  While I don’t always agree with Gary, he is an excellent thinker and writer.  His book, Last Days Madness, is a good read.

5.  Dr. Richard Mayhue.  Some may not know who this is.  Dr. Mayhue is one of John MacArthur’s right hand men.  He is a good Bible teacher, a deep thinker, and signed a book for me once.  His book, The Healing Promise, is a good read.

How To Lead Someone To Christ

Here is a short video featuring Paul Washer on how to lead someone to Christ.  I enjoyed his answer here and agree with him, salvation is a mighty work of God that we do not have the power to create.  Only God can save a sinner from hell (1 John 4:10).


Written by The Seeking Disciple

09/03/2013 at 5:33 PM

Critiquing Paul Washer’s View of Election

Paul Washer is a solid brother.  I have no doubt that he has a heart to reach people with the gospel.  One of my favorite sayings from Washer is when he interviews a potential person for his missions organization and he tells them to take their Bible and come with him and he leads them to the street corner and tells them to preach.  His point: how can you say you will preach the gospel in X nation when in fact you will not preach the gospel in this nation?  Powerful point.  Washer also said that he would take one Leonard Ravenhill (who was Arminian) over ten dead Calvinists any day.  Another good point.

But Washer is a Calvinist.  And this leads me to point you to read this excellent article on Washer’s view of election and critiqued from an Arminian perspective.  Washer often claims that he is a Spurgeonite more than a Calvinist and by that he means that he is willing to befriend whoever will stand for the gospel, that he preaches the gospel to the lost, and yet he firmly holds to Reformed theology.  Washer has gained a large following over the years for his passion for missions and equally his passion for Calvinism.  This article addresses Washer’s views.

You can find the article here.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/07/2012 at 10:00 AM

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