Saturday, July 1, 2023

Calvinism vs. Arminianism : Divine Dilemma

Delving into the eternal security debate with a spiritual lens.

In this thought-provoking episode of Coffee with Conrad, Conrad delves into the age-old debate of free will versus predestination, as well as the contrasting views of Calvinism and Arminianism. Join Conrad as he explores the main points and differences of these theological systems, offering his own spiritual perspective along the way. Buckle up for a deep dive into this fascinating topic and get ready to have your mind opened to new possibilities.

Show Notes


1. Total depravity - humans born in sin.
2. Unconditional election - God chooses who is saved.
3. Limited atonement - Jesus died for the elect.
4. Irresistible grace - the elect cannot resist God's grace.
5. Perseverance of the saints - the elect will never be lost.


1. Partial depravity - humans have capacity for good.
2. Conditional election - God chooses based on mercy.
3. Unlimited atonement - Jesus died for all.
4. Resistible grace - humans can reject God's grace.
5. Conditional salvation - believers can fall away.


1. Role of human free will.
2. Nature of God's sovereignty.
3. Nature of sin.
4. Nature of atonement.
5. Nature of grace.
6. Perseverance of the saints.

Listener comments:

1. True student can defend both sides.
2. Debate is rooted in intellectualism.
3. Both sides can be true.
4. Relationship with Jesus is personal.
5. Moral superiority drives people away.

My thoughts:

1. God sending robots to hell?
2. Absolves responsibility for Great Commission.
3. How can we love without free will?
4. Both sides discount opposition's scriptures.
5. Finite mind cannot comprehend infinite God.
6. Does the Bible promote denominations?
7. Keep our focus on Jesus.

- Scriptures used:

 Romans 3:10-12; John 1:9; Ephesians 1:4-5; 1 Peter 1:2; John 10:11; 1 John 2:2; Acts 7:51; John 6:37; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 6:4-6;  Proverbs 3:5; John 5:39-40;   1 Corinthians 1:12-13; Ester 4:14

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