Addendum: More on Molinism

Robert E. Picirilli (Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of recent blog posts dealing with the subject of Molinism. For those late in coming to this discussion, they can read part one here and part two here). I want to explain my reasons for rejecting Molinism in two key matters. I won’t take space to review the …

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Virtual Symposium Schedule: First Glance

Jackson Watts After much planning and preparation, the Commission for Theological Integrity is pleased to announce the schedule for our presentations at our virtual Symposium next week: Monday Evening 7:00–7:15   Welcome & Prayer 7:15–8:05 The Role of Spirituality in Sermon Preparation and Delivery (Ben Campbell) Tuesday Morning 9:00–9:05   Welcome and Prayer 9:05–9:55  Exploring the Influence of Helwys’s Religious Liberty Ethic on …

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Virtual Symposium Set

by Jackson Watts 2020 has been a year of changed plans, but the Commission for Theological Integrity is committed to fulfilling its mission despite the obstacles created by the current pandemic. For this reason we will be continuing with our annual Theological Symposium as a virtual event. It will still be held on October 5-6, with the schedule to be …

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Can Arminians Be Molinists? (Part 2)

Robert E. Picirilli (This is the second part of a two-part article) In Part I, I have defined Molinism and evaluated its view more basically. I have other criticisms of Keathley’s position, some of which might not be shared by all Molinists but all of which seem likely to result from Molinism’s effort to achieve a stance between Calvinism and …

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Can Arminians Be Molinists? (Part 1)

Robert E. Picirilli (This is the first of two guest-authored posts) I hear that some Arminians incline toward a Molinist view of God’s sovereignty and human freedom. Perhaps the reason is, Molinists say their purpose is to uphold libertarian freedom[1] in a universe governed by a sovereign God, sure to achieve His purposes. We Arminians believe in both of those …

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