• Charles and Laura Thigpen: In Memoriam

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  • In Memoriam: F. Leroy Forlines (1926-2020)

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  • Leroy Forlines and the Heidelberg Catechism on Sanctification

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Charles and Laura Thigpen: In Memoriam

W. Jackson Watts Many of our hearts were saddened to learn of the recent deaths of Dr. Charles A. Thigpen and his wife Sister Laura. They died just days apart, having reached their mid-90s. Their deaths came in fairly close proximity to Leroy Forlines. It’s sobering to watch the “builder generation” pass off the scene. It’s also humbling to consider …

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In Memoriam: F. Leroy Forlines (1926-2020)

Theological Commission By now many Free Will Baptists have been saddened by the news of the passing of F. Leroy Forlines, long-time theology professor, author, Commission chairman, and denominational leader. Of course, we think especially of his precious wife, sons, and grandchildren. Our prayers are with them all. In the coming weeks we anticipate offering several tributes to Bro. Forlines …

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Leroy Forlines and the Heidelberg Catechism on Sanctification

Matt Pinson Recently I was reading through the Heidelberg Catechism again. This catechism is still in use by Reformed denominations such as the Christian Reformed Church, but it is not a Calvinistic confession in its doctrine of salvation. Jacobus Arminius, the forerunner of Arminianism, loved and affirmed the Catechism. It was one of his favorite documents to give people to …

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Can You Be a ‘Reformed’ Arminian? An Interview

Theological Commission Many of our readers will be interested in a video that can be found here. It is a recent interview of Commission chairman Matt Pinson entitled “Can you be a ‘Reformed’ Arminian?” In this video, Pinson engages in a casual conversation with Southern Baptist pastor and apologist Nicholas Noyola about Reformed Arminianism.

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On C.S. Lewis and Denominational Survival

Matthew Pinson (This post originally appeared at matthewpinson.com) I recently read an address C. S. Lewis gave to a group of Anglican priests and youth leaders in 1945. It reminded me of what many of us in the Free Will Baptist Church have been thinking lately: Falling all over ourselves to de-emphasize our Free Will Baptist confessional beliefs and practices …

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