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Discussing the Biblical Doctrine of Salvation. Is Calvinism Correct? How about Arminianism? Or is the answer found somewhere in between? Sit in on our Online University Theology Classroom, Soteriology 101, as we unpack the doctrines of God's Amazing Grace. Other topics to include: Predestination, Election, Depravity, Atonement, Once saved always saved, and much more.
 
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What actually condemns a sinner to hell? Is it merely and only rejecting Christ’s words, or is it their nature as a result of the fall, their guilt imputed from Adam, and their own personal sins that flow from that fallen nature? In a recent YouTube clip, leading Provisionist Leighton Flowers made some confusing statements about what sinners will u…
 
Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, responds to leading Calvinists, John MacArthur and DA Carson, who answer this question in the affirmative but can they do so consistently within the Calvinistic framework? Let's explore... To read more on this subject, go here: https://soteriology101.com/2018/02/16...​…
 
Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, reviews a video by "Got Questions?" regarding the biblical doctrine of predestination. "Got Questions?" is very influenced by Calvinistic doctrine and thus approaches the the passages having to do with Predestination with certain presuppositions that we don't find to b…
 
Dr. Flowers continues his rebuttal of some good Arminian friend over the doctrine of total inability. The first video response can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jt-X...​ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/​ DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de​... L…
 
As we see our American culture moving further and further to socialism, woke ideology, and an abandoning of God’s law, how do we as Bible-believing Christians respond? What are we to do?In light of the COVID lockdowns and government overreach, Romans 13 has been used frequently the past year to argue for shutting down the church and to do whatever …
 
Dr. Flowers responds to some Arminian brothers regarding their misunderstanding of Provisionism and their inconsistency regarding the doctrine of total inability. See the original video from Nicholas here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWZzD...​ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/​ DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LI…
 
John the Baptist suffers in prison with major doubts as to who Jesus truly is. Did he somehow get it wrong about Jesus being the Messiah? What does it mean to be offended by Jesus? Why is John the greatest man to ever live according to Jesus? What does this difficult passage of Scripture teach about how we respond to God when He doesn't meet our ex…
 
Jesus shows up in loving power in the midst of life’s most heartbreaking moments. When we experience death or loss, we may be tempted to question both the love of God and the power of God. Jesus never promises to take us OUT of trials, but promises His presence THROUGH those trials. What does the raising to life of the widow's son teach us about th…
 
We’ve seen the 5 major truths that are under attack today.Truth One: God is the sovereign Creator and Ruler of everything.Attack: The autonomous self is the ruler of all things and self-expression is the highest value. Truth Two: The Bible is God’s inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient Word.Attack: The Bible is not inerrant and we cannot be certa…
 
Eric Hernandez, lead Apologist for Texas Baptists, joins Dr. Leighton Flowers to discuss God's knowledge in light of the claims made by Calvinists (like Dr. James White), Open Theists (like Greg Boyd) and Molinists (like Dr. William Lane Craig). James White claims that "the only consistent synergist is an Open Theist." Let's explore the inherent fa…
 
In this session, Dr. Sean Cole addresses the 5 major TACTICS used by the secularist to silence or marginalize Christians.1) Rewrite history and demonized our past2) Use social media and schools to further propaganda3) Curb free speech through shame and cancel culture4) Sexualize children and confuse at an early age5) Celebrate socialism and denounc…
 
Four heartbreaking issues have occurred with the past few years: (1) The Transgender Phenomena of Bruce Jenner (2) former evangelicals who have now embraced same sex marriage such as Matthew Vines, David Gushee, Jen Hatmaker, and Joshua Harris, (3) conservative evangelicals who are making confusing statements and stances on human sexuality and gend…
 
Dr Flowers continues his rebuttal of two Calvinistic brothers, this time focusing upon human responsibility in light of the law and the gospel. To see the original video to which Dr Flowers is responding, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drBjK...​ See part 1 of this critique: https://youtu.be/orZ6nTaMoy4​ To SUPPORT this broadcast please cl…
 
Dr. Leighton Flowers responds to two Calvinistic brothers who bring critique of Provisionism. This episode will primarily deal with the nature of man and the effect of sin. Join us for a LIVE conversation! To hear the original video fro Irresistible Truth and Apologetics from the Attic go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drBjK...​ To SUPPORT t…
 
Dr. Leighton Flowers responds to a recent broadcast by Dr. John Piper of Desiring God Ministries on Ephesians 2 regarding the purpose of preaching the gospel if all people are born dead and thus unable to believe it unless first made alive, as Calvinism asserts. To hear the original clip from Dr. Piper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOCSb...​ To …
 
In this session, Dr. Sean Cole addresses three crucial truths that are under attack today by both progressive Christianity and our secular culture: (1) The depravity and guilt of humans, (2) The substitutionary atonement of Christ, and (3) hell as a literal place of eternal conscious torment. Progressive Christianity downplays human depravity and s…
 
Eric Kemp is back with Leighton Flowers to answer a recent broadcast from our friendly Calvinistic interlocutor, Sean Cole. To hear Sean's broadcast please go here: https://www.seancole.net/audio-podcast​ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/​ DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: https://play.google.com/st…
 
This is one of the most quoted, yet most misunderstood, passages of Scripture. What does Jesus mean? What does it NOT mean? How can we as Bible-believing Christians remain faithful to the truth and yet not come off as judgmental jerks? How does this manifest itself in our lives and in the church?Pastor Sean addresses these issues in this sermon fro…
 
Dr Flowers replies to some Arminian friends who attempt to support the concept of Total Inability to believe the gospel by means of proof-texting. To watch the original video from David Pallmann and Nicholas Noyola, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pObyM... To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ DOW…
 
Is Jesus merely a good teacher who provides a moral example for us to follow? Is He a social activist or Savior and Lord? Is Jesus fully divine? Is He the ONLY way of salvation? What about those who have never heard about Jesus? Listen as Dr. Cole continues teaching on the dangers of progressive Christianity and cancel culture. He also address issu…
 
Dan Chapa, of the Society of Evangelical Arminians, joins Dr Flowers today to discuss the spiritual condition of the lost man and the specific role that the Holy Spirit plays in conversion. To learn more about Dan please visit http://evangelicalarminians.org/categ... To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ D…
 
In this sermon, Dr. Sean Cole focuses on Acts 4:1-22 and encourages the church to stay focused on three crucial and fundamental values as we move forward together. (1) We must have a strong CONFESSION, (2) a sweet COMMUNION, and (3) a steadfast COURAGE. Listen as he helps equip believers to stand strong as we approach uncertain days ahead in our na…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues this study on how progressive Christianity is impacting the evangelical church. We must believe that the Bible is the inerrant, authoritiative, and sufficient Word of God. There are two attacks upon Scripture (1) The progressive Christian attack which denies the inerrancy of Scripture and (2) the evangelical pragmatic attack…
 
Dr Leighton Flowers replies to Dr Brian Abasciano of the Society of Evangelical Arminians regarding his self-defeating accusations of "Semi-Pelagianism" against Provisionists. The complete article can be found here: https://soteriology101.com/2020/12/19... For a summary of this issue please watch: https://youtu.be/pYcB9wQQevs As many of our regular…
 
Dr Flowers responds to another video sent to him from a Lutheran bringing the false accusation of "Semi-Pelagianism" Join us for discussion and Q&A See the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF8f0... To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: https://play.g…
 
In light of rioters storming the United States capitol building this week and the transition of power of a new presidential administration, many Christians are fearful, confused, and anxious. There is a great deal of division in our nation. Psalm 2 addresses how we should respond with hope for a nation in a turmoil.www.seancole.net…
 
Drew and Eric respond to two articles from The Particular Baptist and we ask: How can you be terminally ill and dead at the same time? Also, we clarify some purposeful misunderstandings. https://theparticularbaptist.net/2020/12/26/provisionism-and-mans-moral-posture/ https://theparticularbaptist.net/2020/05/29/leightons-ministry-of-selfishness/…
 
This is PART TWO of Dr. Cole's interaction with Drew McLeod and Eric Kemp of the Provisionist Perspective. In part one, Sean was able to ask them five questions, and in this second episode, Dr. Cole responds to their questions. This was a healthy and needed dialogue with good brothers in Christ. Dr. Cole has some major disagreements with their theo…
 
In an attempt to better understand Provisionism (formerly SBC Traditionalism), Dr. Sean Cole has a great interaction with Drew McLeod and Eric Kemp of the "Provisonist Perspective" YouTube channel. A few months ago, Sean was notified by a Facebook friend that this new YouTube channel was critiquing some Understanding Christianity podcasts. This was…
 
Pastor Sean starts a new teaching related to the current state of chaos in our nation and evangelical churches. We are living in times that are changing very quickly. In this first session, he introduces the topics, gives some major players, and then addresses the first key belief that is under attack today. We must believe that God is the Creator …
 
Dr Leighton Flowers plays a clip from a well-known apologist, John Lennox, who is asked, "Why did God create atheists?" His answer brings some significant clarity to the dangers of deterministic philosophy, whether from a naturalistic or theistic vantage point. To hear the full broadcast produced by Justin Brierley with Unbelievable? please go here…
 
In Luke 6:27-36, Jesus commands us to love our enemies, to do good to those who hate us, to bless those who curse us, and to pray for those who abuse us. This is an impossibllity when we think about the radical nature of this kind of love. How can we possibly do it? The answer lies in the character of the Most High God---He is merciful to the ungra…
 
Warren McGrew joins Dr Leighton Flowers in a broadcast to review his most recent debate with Calvinistic apologist Matt Slick on the Calvinistic doctrine of Total Depravity. You can watch Dr Flowers first review of the debate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22FLa... You can watch the original debate between Warren and Matt here: https://www.y…
 
Dr Flowers reviews a debate (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A0iw...) between Warren McGrew and Matt Slick on the doctrine of Total Depravity. To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... LINK FOR APPLE: https://apps.apple.co…
 
Dr. Flowers play a clip from a Calvinistic youtuber to demonstrate how to rebut their often used proof texts. To watch the original video go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_8De... Non-Calvinistic resources referenced in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFf6A... To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.c…
 
Eric and Drew go through a New York Times article that interviews former volunteers and leaders at Carl Lent's Hillsong East Coast and discuss how we can avoid these dangers in our own local churches of any size. https://twitter.com/provisionistp www.facebook.com/provisionistperspective https://www.patreon.com/provisionistperspective…
 
Eric and Drew discuss bad behavior in debates and what it is that makes a mature Christian. We also discuss the merits of McGrew's "defeater" that stumped Slick; if our mind is incapable of discerning spiritual truth how can we know we understand spiritual truth? Original Debate: https://youtu.be/8A0iwZKUSgE https://twitter.com/provisionistp www.fa…
 
Brian Wagner, Ph.D., professor of Theology and Biblical Languages at Virginia Bible College, joins Dr Flowers to talk about the Scripture's references to "The Books of Life" and whether or not your name was written before creation thus determining your eternal home. To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ DO…
 
Is God’s grace merely an “offer” that can be accepted or rejected. . . or is God’s grace His active, sovereign, and unconditional favor that is actually conferred or granted upon the elect?Is God’s grace effectual and irresistible or merely a prevenient or enabling grace?I understand the Bible to teach that because of man’s deadness in sin and tota…
 
Derek Murrell, a Calvinistic believer from Irresistible Truth, joins Dr. Flowers today to talk about their relevant points of contention regarding soteriology. For more about Derek go to: https://www.facebook.com/IrresistibleTruth To here a former critique of Derek's broadcast, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj6k0G0E1qY To SUPPORT this br…
 
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