Thoughts on the Sanctification Debate

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I’ve watched the ongoing debate about Tullian Tchividjian’s theology with much interest. I greatly appreciate all of the theologians involved in this discussion. Mark Jones is an excellent historical theologian whom I highly respect. I’m grateful that R. Scott Clark has opposed the Federal Vision and the New Perspective on Paul so consistently. Both legalism…



Fuller and the Atonement (Part 3): Until You Have Paid the Last Penney

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Editorial note: This is the sixth post in a series on Andrew Fuller’s theology.  Here is the series so far: Fuller the Non-Calvinist? (Part 1), Fullerite: Doctrine of Inability (Part 2), Fuller and Irresistible Grace (Part 3), Fuller and the Atonement – 1/4 (Part 4), Fuller and the Atonement – 2/4 (Part 5), Fuller and the Atonement – 3/4 (Part 6), and Fuller and the Atonement 4/4 (Part 7)….



Andrew Fuller and David Allen (Part 2)

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Here’s “Andrew Fuller and David Allen (Part 1).” A Renewed Commercialism In a recent post, David Allen claimed, “What Haykin has missed is that Fuller is saying that the free offer of the gospel is grounded in the fact that Christ died for the sins of all people, not just the elect. This is further…



Andrew Fuller and David Allen (Part 1)

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 The Reason for Such a Long Discussion In a recent blog post, David Allen argued for a second shift in Andrew Fuller’s view of the atonement. Allen never denied Fuller’s continued proposition that the intent of Christ’s death was for the elect only establishing the ground for a particular redemption. Fuller, according to Allen, rejected,…



We Recommend a New Book – To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy

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Dr. Michael Haykin, the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, and one of the bloggers at Founders, Dr. Jeff Robinson, have written an important book.  One of today’s popular myths says that Calvinism and missionary zeal are incompatible.  To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy sets the record straight. Calvin’s…

 

Fuller and the Atonement (Part 2): A Way Out or a Way In?

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Editorial note: This is the fifth post in a series on Andrew Fuller’s theology.  Here is the series so far: Fuller the Non-Calvinist? (Part 1), Fullerite: Doctrine of Inability (Part 2), Fuller and Irresistible Grace (Part 3), Fuller and the Atonement – 1/4 (Part 4), Fuller and the Atonement – 2/4 (Part 5), Fuller and the Atonement – 3/4 (Part 6), and Fuller and the Atonement 4/4 (Part 7)….



Fuller and the Atonement (Part 1): “It is Enough that Jesus Died”

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Editorial note: This is the fourth post in a series on Andrew Fuller’s theology.  Here is the series so far: Fuller the Non-Calvinist? (Part 1), Fullerite: Doctrine of Inability (Part 2), Fuller and Irresistible Grace (Part 3), Fuller and the Atonement – 1/4 (Part 4), Fuller and the Atonement – 2/4 (Part 5), Fuller and the Atonement – 3/4 (Part 6), and Fuller and the Atonement 4/4 (Part 7)….



A Reply to Ken Hamrick: Ability, Will, and Necessity

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Editorial note: This post is a reply to Ken Hamrick’s remarks in the comments section of Fullerite: Doctrine of Inability. Now I think I get it. In looking again over Mr. Hamrick’s objection, he is interpreting “such” as a word that indicates degree of inability, so that the ability is not so absolute as to…



Fuller and Irresistible Grace: The Necessity of Regeneration as Prior to Repentance and Faith

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Editorial note: This is the third post in a series on Andrew Fuller’s theology.  Here is the series so far: Fuller the Non-Calvinist? (Part 1), Fullerite: Doctrine of Inability (Part 2), Fuller and Irresistible Grace (Part 3), Fuller and the Atonement – 1/4 (Part 4), Fuller and the Atonement – 2/4 (Part 5), Fuller and the Atonement – 3/4 (Part 6), and Fuller and the Atonement 4/4 (Part 7)….