#213 William Lane Craig’s Jesuit Theology

What is Molinism? Where does it stand on the issue of Free Will? Where did the Jesuits stand on the issue of Free will? Does William Lane Craig know his view of God’s Sovereignty comes straight from the Jesuits? How significant is this fact? Are the Jesuits dangerous? Should we learn and study under the Jesuits? Were the Jesuits friends or enemies of the Reformation? On this show, in addition to these topics, some concerns are raised about the Acts 17 Apologetics ministry of David Wood.

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#183 Arminianism: A Road To Rome?

The Calvinist preacher Augustus Toplady saw Arminianism as a pathway to the Roman Catholic Church. Was he correct? Are there any facts to support this claim, or is it an unfair smear against the doctrine of man’s free will? Can the Jesuits benefit from the doctrine of Arminianism being spread among Protestants? Are there any historical documents to support this accusation?

“Father Rector, let not the damp of astonishment seize upon your ardent and zealous soul, in apprehending the sodaine and unexpected calling of a Parliament. We have now many strings to our bow. We have planted that soveraigne drugge Arminianisme, which we hope will purge the Protestants from their heresie; and it flourisheth and beares fruit in due season. For the better prevention of the Puritanes, the Arminians have already locked up the Duke’s (of Buckingham) eares; and we have those of our owne religion, which stand continually at the Duke’s chamber, to see who goes in and out: we cannot be too circumspect and carefull in this regard. I am, at this time, transported with joy, to see how happily all instruments and means, as well great as lesser, co-operate unto our purposes. But, to return unto the maine fabricke:–OUR FOUNDATION IS ARMINIANISME. The Arminians and projectors, as it appeares in the premises, affect mutation. This we second and enforce by probable arguments.” –“When archbishop Laud’s papers were examined, a [above] letter was found among them, thus endorsed with that prelate’s own hand: ‘March, 1628. A Jesuit’s Letter, sent to the Rector at Bruxels, about the ensuing Parliament.’ The design of this letter was to give the Superior of the Jesuits, then resident at Brussels, an account of the posture of civil and ecclesiastical affairs in England…” -Augustus Toplady

#169 The Doctrines Killing the Modern Church

How harmful is the doctrine of decisional regeneration to the church? What effect does it have on churches? What other doctrines arise to support decisional regeneration? Are there ‘Carnal’ regenerated Christians? What is Revivalism? How does our view of ‘free will’ effect how we look at these issues? How important is Christian education for the next generation of Christians?