Then faith is the root of love. By faith the born-again heart first embraces Jesus as the one who has already loved others perfectly, and then from that grows the power to love others, as imperfect as that love will be.
To hard-core Theological discussions:
In the notes that we posted from my talk last week at Resurgence I asked,
But how should we regard these errors [Wesleyanism and Arminianism] in relationship to the teaching office of the church and other institutions?
The answer I gave was not precise enough. Here is what I said:
Here’s my rule of thumb: the more responsible a person is to shape the thoughts of others about God, the less Arminianism should be tolerated. Therefore church members should not be excommunicated for this view but elders and pastors and seminary and college teachers should be expected to hold the more fully biblical view of grace.
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