Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism An Inductive, Mediate Theology of Salvation

ISBN-10: 0962485071
ISBN-13: 9780962485077
Edition: 3rd
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Description: The only theology of salvation taking a middle position between Calvinism and Arminianism, thus resolving the 4-century conflict. An inductive approach to the Bible is emphasized, utilizing careful word studies of the original Hebrew and Greek,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Global Gospel Publishers
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 467
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.90" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The only theology of salvation taking a middle position between Calvinism and Arminianism, thus resolving the 4-century conflict. An inductive approach to the Bible is emphasized, utilizing careful word studies of the original Hebrew and Greek, considering the context of each of 1000 passages. This greatly improved 3rd edition is updated with new research and thoroughly revised and reorganized, including four new chapters. Scholarly material is put in footnotes and excursuses so that the text remains terse and readable, even for laypeople. The basis of salvation in the Old Testament is first examined in a progressive way; then the terms of salvation are clarified. The four chapters defending eternal security include a simple explanation of Hebrews 6 and John 15. Seven chapters critique Calvinism, especially focusing on word studies of foreknowledge, 'election,' and foreordination. Lastly, the historical, missiological, and rational support for a mediate view is examined.

Tim LaHaye, an author, minister, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy, was born in 1926. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Literature degree from Liberty University. He has written over 50 fiction and non-fiction books. He is the co-author of the Left Behind series and the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins. His non-fiction works cover a wide variety of subjects including family life, temperaments, sexual adjustment, Bible prophecy, the will of God, Jesus Christ, and secular humanism.

Introduction
What Is the Gospel?
Biblical Doctrine Foundational
A Crisis in Theology
How to Be Sure to Get It Right
Defective Interpretive Methodologies
Distorted Perspectives & Attitudes
Testing Theology
My Personal Theological Pilgrimage
The Importance of Details
Major Exegetical Discoveries
Unique Features of this Book
What Is a Mediate Theology of Salvation?
The polarized views in general
What are the specific views?
Evaluation of general views
An Overview of a Mediate Soteriology
The Resultant Plan of Salvation
The Foundations of Salvation Established
What Is Meant by God's Sovereignty?
God Before the Foundation of the World
The Meaning of God's Sovereignty
A Mediate Theological View
Excursus: Ray Ortlund Article on Sovereignty
Whatever Happened to God's Image in Humanity?
God's Awesome Creation
Humanity's Created Nobility
The Impact of Humanity's Fall
Excursus: Trichotomy
How Did World Redemption Dawn before Christ?
Early Anticipation of the Gospel
The Call of The Patriarchs
Israel's Redemption out of Egypt
The Giving of the Mosaic Law
Humanity's Record of Depravity
Israel's Davidic Dynasty
Prophecies of the Coming Messiah
Is Christ's Passion More than an Atonement?
Old Testament Atonement
The Uniqueness of the One Sacrificed
A Substitutionary, Expiatory Sacrifice
A Propitiation for Sin
Two Dimensions of Redemption
Reconciliation with God
Objective/Subjective Diagram
The Terms of Salvation Clarified
Why Must Proclamation Be on God's Terms?
The Bedrock, Christ Himself
Building the Church
The Gates of Hades
The Keys of the Kingdom
Proclamation on God's Terms
Conclusions and Implications
Excursus: Hebrew/Aramaic Words for Rock
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
John's starting point
Repentance and faith
The message of repentance
The appeal to believe
Conversion the result
The centrality of the passion
The gospel in His final orders
The gospel in apostolic preaching
Clarifying other issues
Excursus: Repentance & Conversion
How Can the Dead Believe?
The Determining Scriptures
Its Historical Actualization
The Extent of Conviction
The Nature of Conviction
Pre-Pentecost Conversion
How Can Salvation Be Instantaneous?
Justification defined
Based on faith alone
The harmony of grace and faith
The gracious nature of salvation
Instantaneous new birth by faith
Justification & sanctification
Repentance, faith, & conversion
The compromises of faith alone
Are We Saved by Discipleship?
Christ's Discipleship Teachings
Christ's Salvation Witness
The Issues of Discipleship Salvation
Comparison of Discipleship Discourses
Is Baptism Essential for Salvation?
The Inductive Biblical Development
The Doctrinal Crystallization
Is Christ the Only Way of Salvation?
The Uniqueness of Christ and His Gospel
Are the Unevangelized Really Lost?
A Critique of Inclusivism
Eternal Salvation Assured
Can We Really Have Full Assurance?
Are all real Christians assured?
What misunderstandings hinder assurance?
What is the basis of assurance?
Life factors undermining assurance
Doctrinal errors undermining assurance
Why so many struggle with assurance?
Why the Struggle with Eternal Security?
Clarification of the Doctrine
The Positive Biblical Basis
Is the Bible Ambiguous about Eternal Security?
Two Foundational Parables
The Real Thrust of Hebrews
Wamings
Can Security Problems Be Resolved?
Issues Relating to True Believers
Issues Relating to Apostates & Counterfeits
Individualizing Corporate Entities
Passages Pulled out of Context
Why Not Believe in Security?
False Presuppositions of Denial
Can Sin Negate Salvation?
Can Failure of Faith Negate Salvation?
Why Believe It?
What Other Errors Has Arminianism Spawned?
Denial of Substitution in the Cross
Wesleyan Entire Sanctification
The Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements
The Prosperity Gospel Heresy
Open Theism
Openness to Liberalism
Calvinism Inductively Examined
Does the New Birth Really Precede Faith?
Faith Prior to the New Birth
What Is the Source of Faith?
Does Depravity Really Imply Total Inability?
The Fall and Human Depravity
Prooftexts for Total Inability
Other Problems with Inability
Excursus: Critique of R. C. Sproul, Willing to Believe
Did Christ Really Die for Every Sinner?
What about Limited Atonement?
Key Scriptures Exegeted
Serious Implications of a Limited View
Excursus: Calvin Quotes on General Redemption
Is Foreknowledge Really Selective?
Outstanding Questions
The Meaning of Foreknowledge
Complete New Testament Usage
Excursus: Word Studies of yada' & ginoskein
Are We Chosen to Salvation or Appointed to Service?
The Commissioning of the Patriarchs
A Word Study of eklegomai and Cognates
Other Considerations
Is Predestination Really in the Bible?
A Word Study of proorizein and Cognates
Theologically Significant Usage
God's Open Secret
The Corporate Nature of God's Plan
Has God Really Determined Each Person's Destiny?
God's Sovereignty in Salvation
Problems with All-Inclusive Decrees
Excursus: Critique of John Piper's The Justification of God
Is God's Calling Really Irresistible?
A Word Study of Calling
Presuppositions of Irresistible Grace
Prooftexts Examined
Passages Refuting Irresistibility
Problems of Coherence
A Middle Way Confirmed
Were There Really Middle Ways in History?
Augustine, the First Predestinarian
The Medieval Scene
The Reformers and their Successors
The Reformation Spread and Modified
Modern Mediate Theologians
Excursus: Review of Peter Thuesen, Predestination
Which Theology Really Supports Global Witness?
Evangelism and Missions Axiomatic
Obstacles to Global Witness
Theological Basis of Modern Missions
Theological Lineage Chart of Personalities
Determinism Inconsistent with Evangelism
Is a Middle Way Really Cogent?
Philosophy's Historical Hegemony
Attempts at Logical Resolution
Determinism as a Massive Extrapolation
Does It Really Matter?
The Impact on the Christian Life
The Impact on God's Truth
The Impact on Preaching
The Impact on Apologetics
Resorting to Philosophical Sophistries
Missing the Heart of God's Great Plan
How Does This Relate to Dispensational Premillennialism?
Does the Character of Theologians Matter?
Glossary
Indices
Bibliography
Table of Charts and Diagrams
Two Models of Divine Sovereignty
Balancing the Attributes of God
The Objective vs. Subjective Dimensions of Salvation
The Sequence of Salvation
Comparison of Christ's Discipleship Discourses
The Diverse Warnings to Hebrews
The Theological Lineage Connecting Key Missions Personalities

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