Mondays with MacDonald (on soteriological synergy)

Until a man begins to obey, the light that is in him is darkness. Any honest soul may understand this much, however—for it is a thing we may of ourselves judge to be right—that the Lord cannot save a man from his sins while he holds to his sins. An omnipotence that could do and […]

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Mondays with MacDonald (on synergism)

The one originating, living, visible truth, embracing all truths in all relations, is Jesus Christ. He is true; he is the live Truth. His truth, chosen and willed by him, the ripeness of his being, the flower of his sonship which is his nature, the crown of his one topmost perfect relation acknowledged and gloried […]

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Mondays with MacDonald (on the subjection of the will)

For the will is the deepest, the strongest, the divinest thing in man; so, I presume, is it in God, for such we find it in Jesus Christ. Here, and here only, in the relation of the two wills, God’s and his own, can a man come into vital contact—on the eternal idea, in no […]

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Inerrantists who ignore Scripture: who killed biblical synergism?

One of Calvinists’ staple arguments in favor of monergism is the inference that positing God as relying, in some sense, upon our decision to participate in salvation is actually a demotion of God, a heinous and (usually) heretical inversion of man’s sovereignty over that of God’s. On Facebook today, a Calvinist posted the following statement: […]

Thursday, May 13th, 2010