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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.

Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation Leighton Flowers : Professor of Theology, Director of Youth Evangelism for

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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.

    Which Soteriological view is more "Humanistic?"

    Which Soteriological view is more "Humanistic?"

    These are some recent comments sent to me via social media:
    “Your theology is man-centered…” “You are a humanistic Pelagian…” “You start with man and build your view of God around humanistic reasoning.” “Making God in your own image is not theology, Mr. Flowers!!!”
    And those were the nice ones.
    First, I would like us to try and objectively consider which soteriological perspective is actually more “humanistic.” To do so we need a good working definition. The American Heritage Dictionary defines humanistic as “one who is concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.”
    I’ll objectively concede this point: When compared to the claims of Calvinism related to God’s ultimate desire for self-glorification it does appear that our soteriological perspective does put more emphasis on God’s concern with humanity over and above His concern for self-glorification. Notable Calvinists are known to argue that God’s primary concern is not the welfare of man, but for Himself and His own glory.
    In my journey to becoming a Calvinist, I was very drawn to the teachings about God’s desire for His own glory. This was especially attractive to me coming out of the more “seeker-sensitive” movement that seemed to put way too much focus on pleasing man rather than on glorifying God. And quite honestly, Calvinistic authors introduced me to many texts within scripture which so clearly supported the doctrine of God’s self-glorification that I could not begin to understand how any Bible-believing Christian could deny such truth. They would have to be selfish and humanistic to do so, right?
    Regardless of what some of my Calvinistic friends may think; in my journey out of Calvinism, I did not abandon the truth that God seeks His own Glory. Instead, I realized that God’s Glory is best revealed in His self-sacrificial love for all. I came to understand that God does not sacrifice creation for the sake of His own glory, but instead He sacrifices Himself for sake of His creation, which in turn reveals Him as the most glorious of all.
    For more go here: https://soteriology101.com/2019/11/05/is-man-centered-theology-bad-theology/

    • 16 min
    Is Calvinistic Compatibilism Just?

    Is Calvinistic Compatibilism Just?

    Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, discusses why Calvinistic Compatibilism is not a sound philosophical worldview because it undermines divine justice and human culpability for unbelief.
    To read more on this topic: https://soteriology101.com/2016/05/11/philosophical-reflections-on-free-will/
    To watch Dr. Flowers confront compatibilism directly from a Calvinistic pastor go here: https://soteriology101.com/2018/09/20/why-compatibilisms-theodicy-fails/
    To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/
    To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/
    For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promis...
    Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision...
     

    • 7 min
    Spiritualized Gaslighting?

    Spiritualized Gaslighting?

    Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, discussed the abusive tactic employed by SOME CALVINISTS (NOT ALL) called "spiritualized gaslighting." This is especially seen in his interactions with James White over the years, as demonstrated.
    Dr. Flowers doesn't wish to provoke further discord with Dr. White on this matter but only uses clips from White's "Dividing Line" broadcast to demonstrate how this gaslighting practice can be used to manipulate and subvert honest disagreement among believers...and to emphasize that this should be a tactic we all avoid in our discussions with others. To read more on this topic: https://soteriology101.com/2019/12/05/spiritualized-gaslighting/
    To watch the full clip of Dr. Les Carter go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU4ricAMgOM&t=74s
     

    • 9 min
    God's Provision of Atonement for All

    God's Provision of Atonement for All

    Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, makes a biblical case for the universal extent of Christ's atonement and confronts the Limited view of 5-Point Calvinists. To read more on this topic: https://soteriology101.com/2018/03/31/limited-vs-provisional-atonement/
    To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/
    To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/
    For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promis...
    Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision...
    To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702...
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    • 17 min
    Responding to a Calvinist on Spiritual Deadness

    Responding to a Calvinist on Spiritual Deadness

    Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, replies to a video from a Calvinistic brother, Jacob Trotter, who is critiquing his views on spiritual deadness as moral inability.
     
    To see Jacob’s original video go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbLBdPVqkR8&t=2050s
     
    For more on 1 Cor. 2:14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgBvRCxsXcE
     
    For more on Romans 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvTeMJhjJao&t=7388s
     
    For more on role of Satan within Calvinism: https://soteriology101.com/2017/10/14/the-redundancy-of-satan-on-calvinism/
     
    For more on Romans 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bBJERjnyHA&t=1s
     
    For more on Faith as a gift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAYXqM-qT6k&t=472s
     
    To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/
     
    To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/
     
    To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/
     
    For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com
     
    Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_
     
    Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision-All-Defense-Goodness-ebook/dp/B07PLL85Y6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2BQ08Y6XOZV5S&keywords=leighton+flowers&qid=1556650306&s=gateway&sprefix=leighton%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-2
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Inability or Responsibility? Responding to James White

    Inability or Responsibility? Responding to James White

    Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, replies to the latest Dividing Line broadcast from Dr. James White in which he critiques Dr. Flowers views on Romans 3 and the concept of Total Inability.
    To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/
    To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/
    To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/
    For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com
    Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_
     
    Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision-All-Defense-Goodness-ebook/dp/B07PLL85Y6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2BQ08Y6XOZV5S&keywords=leighton+flowers&qid=1556650306&s=gateway&sprefix=leighton%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-2
     
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