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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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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