Category Archives: Calvinism

The Council of Orange Contradicts Calvinism

It is amazing how frequently Calvinists pretend friendship with the Council of Orange.  Well-known apologists such as John Calvin, John Hendryx, Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, Dr. R. Scott Clark, continue to sing the praises of this Council. I wonder how many Calvinists … Continue reading

Posted in 529 A.D. - The Council of Orange, Calvinism, Church History, Heresies, Holy Baptism, The Regional Councils, The Seven Sacraments | 1 Comment

He Who Began a Good Work in You

The last semester before graduation, a distinguished scholar visits a group of “straight-A” students. He is impressed with their performance so far, and he has every confidence in their professor’s ability to lead them successfully to graduation. With this in … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Corinthians 6, 2 Corinthians 7, 40 Days of Blogging, Calvinism, Philippians 1, Philippians 1:6 | 1 Comment

A Calvinist Anglican Converts to Orthodoxy

Mark Bradshaw, with Conversations On Orthodoxy, recently interviewed me regarding my conversion to the Orthodox Christian Faith. An audio recording of the interview is available online. Here is a transcript of the interview: Mark Bradshaw: Welcome to another Conversation on Orthodoxy. Deacon … Continue reading

Posted in 431 A.D. - Ephesus, 451 A.D. - Chalcedon, 553 A.D. - Constantinople II, Calvinism, Church History, Ecclesiology, Filioque, Liturgy, Mary the Mother of God, Missions and Evangelism, Prayers to Angels & Saints, Sola Scriptura, The Canon of Scripture, The Seven Ecumenical Councils, Worship | 2 Comments

The Gates of Hell are Locked from the Inside

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 18:21-35 C.S. Lewis said that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Now, if you get that mental picture of the gates of Hell being locked from the inside, it’s very interesting in a couple ways. … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Calvinism, Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Heresies, John 3:16, Luke 11:2–4, Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:9–13, Orthodox Homilies, Revelation 19:7-9, Romans 8:19-23, Universalism | 7 Comments

Omelettes, Eggs, and Predestination

A great Chef once predestined a three-egg omelette to be set before the King. Early in the morning, before a single egg was cracked, he set out the cookware, the recipe, a dozen eggs, and the fresh spices. He made … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Romans 9 | 11 Comments

Orthodox Predestination – St. Symeon

Over the past 2000 years, the Orthodox Church has granted the title of “Theologian” to only three Saints:  St. John the Apostle, St. Gregory of Nazianzen, and St. Symeon. St. Symeon the New Theologian was born in Galatia in the … Continue reading

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From John Calvin to Stephen King

Stephen King’s novels are famous for their explicit gore.  Monsters, murders, rapes, and vengeance are all described in picturesque terms, with an alarming level of alacrity. In this sense, the Bible is similar to a Stephen King novel.  A cursory … Continue reading

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Romans 9 Teaches Free-Will

For many centuries, the worldwide Church consistently recognized man’s free will throughout Scripture. In the year 680, the doctrine of free-will was authoritatively defended by the Church in the Sixth Ecumenical Council. Then, over 800 years later, the Protestant Reformation … Continue reading

Posted in 680 A.D. - Constantinople III, Calvinism, Church History, Heresies | 8 Comments