Calvinism · Doctrinal · Interpretation

Calvin’s Concerns – Romans 8:28-30 Revisited

Calvin’s followers seek to justify their teaching with verses that, with just a little bit of explanation, seem to reinforce their philosophy.

You know – the Romans 9 passage, or maybe 1 Corinthians 2:14.

Some of these passages, without considering alternate views (i.e. listening to only Calvinist teachers!) tend to reinforce the Calvinistic thought pattern.

This series of video podcasts will provide a discussion that many Calvinists may have never heard, or considered.

Take a few minutes, and try to have an open mind.

Thanks again for coming to visit. I hope you found something of interest in this post and would appreciate a comment, to begin a discussion.

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3 thoughts on “Calvin’s Concerns – Romans 8:28-30 Revisited

  1. Flowers here relies heavily on the Aorist tense of the verb foreknew. However, what he fails to mention, is that time is not always the emphasis with Aorist tense even though it is used as past, time is not necessarily what is the primary conveyance. So I would have to reject his idea that this is talking only about a past people. That doesn’t make sense in the overall structure of the discourse Paul is engaging in in the first eleven chapters of the Epistle.


    1. Hey thanks for interacting.
      If I understand your note, you state that “time is not always the emphasis”, but per your own statement, you leave open that time sometimes is the emphasis. It seems you reject Dr. Flowers teaching (which isn’t a big deal!) on a possibility and an overall statement about the first eleven chapters of Romans.
      Thanks for your thoughts, and I hope you are enjoying the Lord’s presence. He is good!


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