Well, what some have said about your article is hardly an orthodox view of the Gospel and risks mixing law and Gospel.Originally posted by C. Matthew McMahon
But at the same time, I've received emails and U2Us to the contrary that have thanked me for the article. It seemed to clear to them.
First of all, your paragraph that addresses the Arminians seems to suggest that anyone under these teaching is likely unconverted, but many here seem to be saying that there really aren't any true Arminians (i.e. Spurgeon's Arminian prayer example). I think that both are untrue, but it is demonstrable that Arminians do know their theology. There is a misconception here at PB that Arminians tend to be ignorant of their theology. While there are more default Arminians today that Calvinists, the Arminian position has been as intellectually developed as the Calvinist one.
Worse than that, some seem to be implying that the quality of our faith is the basis of our justification, rather than the object of our faith which is Christ. Forgive me for pointing out this irony, but that is the heresy of the Arminians that we should be more concerned with. To say or even imply that the quality of faith affects our justifcation and then to condemn those synergists as damned heretics seems to be a straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel.
While those on my side have been accused by some of being caught up in the spirit of the age, it is the accusers that are so caught up in modernistic reductions, that they can't see the forest for the trees.
[Edited on 2-13-2006 by raderag]