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)….



Fullerite: Doctrine of Inability

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Editorial note: This is the second 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 The Non-Calvinist?

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Editorial note: This is the first 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…



Truth compelled us to be

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When Ann Judson reached the conclusion that the New Testament gave no warrant for infant baptism but instead taught by command, example, and true covenantal continuity that baptism, immersion, is of believers only, it came as a result of careful study of Scripture and a deep-seated commitment to self-denial for the sake of conformity to…



History, Providence, and Good News

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When the Judsons, and then Luther Rice, adopted the immersion of believers only as the proper Christian baptism, they sent shock waves through at least two denominations. Both the Congregationalists of New England and the Baptists of America knew that something notably, and hopefully, mercifully providential had happened. After a lengthy narrative of the events…



Our Chief Happiness

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In my most recent post, I noted the radical difference between the life, doctrine, and personal expectations of Abraham Cheare and a host of positive-thought, self-fulfillment, wealth-oriented type preachers in America, and indeed across the world, today. I suggested that this difference might be explained, at least partially, in light of the present debate generated…



Strange Bedfellows

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The difference between the Christian world view of Abraham Cheare and that of Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, and a barrel full of others of that spiritual orientation is massive. Two books that I have read recently make the distinction so clear and prominent that is shocking. Ross Douthat’s description of Bad Religion unfolds a fascinating…