Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber break from their lessons on worldviews to address a question from a listener about Calvinism, Arminianism and how the two theologies can relate to one another, including perspective from Dr. Dan Edney via telephone.
Whether many know it or will acknowledge it, the predominant worldview is that of existentialism, or the belief that it’s man’s feelings that determine reality. On this installment of Theology 101, Mike and pastor Scott Reiber explore the definition of existentialism, it’s causes, it’s expressions, how it contradicts the Christian faith and how believers should address those with this worldview.
Dr. R.C. Sproul once said, “Modern man wastes little time thinking about ultimate or religious questions. The pragmatist is basically skeptical or agnostic about man’s ability to discover ultimate truth…” On this program, Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber discuss the philospohy of pragmatism, or ‘the end justify the means’, contrasting how Christianity and its competitors influence various aspects of our culture: economics, science, art, literature, and government.
Mike and Scott Reiber begin a series of discussions concerning 17 questions that are one pastor’s study in which the goal is to debunk Calvinsim. On this program they begin by addressing the subjects of election and original sin. Stay tuned…you DONT want to miss these programs!
Mike also recommends you download a past program featuring a sermon by Pastor Jeff Noblit titled Encouraged by the Rise of Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention.