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Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Discussing the Biblical Doctrine of Salvation. Is Calvinism Correct? How about Arminianism? Or is the answer found somewhere in between? Sit in on our Online University Theology Classroom, Soteriology 101, as we unpack the doctrines of God's Amazing Grace. Other topics to include: Predestination, Election, Depravity, Atonement, Once saved always saved, and much more.

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John Piper debates AW Tozer

We discuss John Piper's sermon: TULIP, Part 1 of 9: 
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A Seminar for The Bethlehem Institute
March 7, 2008 | by John Piper | Topic: The Doctrines of Grace / Calvinism John Piper introduces his 9 part series on the topic of Calvinism with this quote from AW Tozer. "It is my opinion that the Christian conception of God current in these middle years of the 20th century is so decadent as to be utterly beneath the dignity of the Most High God and actually to constitute for professed believers something amounting to a moral calamity. All the problems of heaven and earth, though they were to confront us together and at once, would be nothing compared with the overwhelming problem of God: That He is; what He is like; and what we as moral being must do about Him.  The man who comes to a right belief about God is relieved of 10,000 temporal problems, for he sees at once that these have to do with matters that at the most cannot concern him for very long… Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them…" Here is other quotes from Tozer, not presented by Piper but relevant nontheless:  "God sovereignly decreed that man should be free to exercise moral choice, and man from the beginning has fulfilled that decree by making his choice between good and evil. When he chooses to do evil, he does not thereby countervail the sovereign will of God but fulfills it, inasmuch as the eternal decree decided not which choice the man should make but that he should be free to make it. If in His absolute freedom God has willed to give man limited freedom, who is there to stay His hand or say, 'What doest thou?' Man’s will is free because God is sovereign. A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. He would be afraid to do so." - A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God Another quote, from a non-Calvinist: The providence of God…is present with, and presides over, all things; and all things, according to their essences, quantities, qualities, relations, actions, passions, places, times, stations and habits, are subject to its governance, conservation, and direction. I except neither particular, sublunary, vile, nor contingent things, not even the free wills of men or of angels, either good or evil: And, what is still more, I do not take away from the government of the divine providence even sins themselves, whether we take into our consideration their commencement, their progress, or their termination…To the essence of God no attribute can be added, whether distinguished from it in reality, by relation, or by a mere conception of the mind; but only a mode of pre-eminence can be attributed to it, according to which it is understood to comprise within itself and to exceed all the perfections of all things. This mode may be declared in this one expression: "The divine essence is uncaused and without commencement." Hence, it follows that this essence is infinite; from this, that it is eternal and immeasurable; and, lastly, that it is unchangeable, impassable and incorruptible…Arminius Piper begins his sermon with a quote from Tozer about the idolatry of believing something lessor about God than He truly is, and the irony is the Tozer himself saw the Calvinistic explanation of God as lessor. 

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3 Nov 2014

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Calvinistic Pastor of 30 years Recants Calvinism

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, interviews the Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma, Ronnie Rogers. Ronnie was a Calvinist for about 30 years but after much study decided TULIP was not biblically defensible. He has written a book which clearly explains his soteriological perspective that can be found here: https://wipfandstock.com/does-god-love-all-or-some.html To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision-All-Defense-Goodness-ebook/dp/B07PLL85Y6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2BQ08Y6XOZV5S&keywords=leighton+flowers&qid=1556650306&s=gateway&sprefix=leighton%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-2 To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 38mins

27 May 2019

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Debating Calvinists

Do non-Calvinists believe we save ourselves?   Can we respond to the gospel without the aid of the Holy Spirit? Can a non-Calvinist ever correctly represent Calvinism? What about men like John the Baptist or Paul, who seemed to be predestined to be followers of Christ?  Doesn't that prove God predestines all believers? Does proving that God predetermined the crucifixion of Christ prove that God predestines all sin? How does someone who holds to the corporate view of election deal with verses which clearly address individuals? All of these questions and more will be addressed in today's podcast.   If you have questions, rebuttals or comments please visit us at www.soteriology101.com.

33mins

1 Nov 2014

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Roman 9 Commentary

Dr. Flowers walks through Romans 9 line by line from his book "The Potter's Promise," which can be purchased here:  https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 For more on this topic go to www.soteriology101.com

2hr 8mins

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Rank #4

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Is God Sovereign or do we have Free Will? Yes!

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, responds to Alan Parr, the host of The Beat, who recently released a video contrasting Arminianism and Calvinism (God's sovereignty and man's free will). Alan, though well intending, made some factual errors and will mislead his listeners by use of a fallacy called 'A False Dilemma' (presenting only two options when other better options may be available). To see the original video in its entirety go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWj_HHxMVIM To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

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Romans 9 Line by Line

More information about Professor Flowers' new book, "The Potter's Promise" is discussed in detail. Then the rest of the program is a line by line commentary through the entire 9th Chapter of Romans.  Let's dive in! To join the discussion go to www.soteriology101.com

1hr 51mins

7 May 2015

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Calvinism's Big Three: Eph. 1, Jn. 6 & Rom. 9

This is a session taught by Dr. Leighton Flowers at the Texas Baptists Annual meeting in Waco, Texas 2016. This can also be viewed on YouTube with the Powerpoint presentation here: https://youtu.be/4ymS1SzKr-M Dr. Flowers goes over "Calvinism's Big Three" (Eph. 1, John 6 and Rom. 9) while defending a "Traditional" Southern Baptist interpretation of the text. Many have requested copies of this presentation since the event. Please feel free to share with others. For more from Dr. Flowers on this subject go to www.soteriology101.com. For more on the apologetic ministry please visit www.texasapologetics.com To support Dr. Flowers please visit www.soteriology101.com/support

1hr 6mins

16 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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Unbelievable Debate on Romans 9 REVIEWED

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, has guest, John Cranman, on the show to discuss his recent debate over Romans 9 with James White on the Unbelievable podcast (which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYVm9dlPRYs) To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ Dr. Flowers’ book, “God’s Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision-All-Defense-Goodness-ebook/dp/B07PLL85Y6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2BQ08Y6XOZV5S&keywords=leighton+flowers&qid=1556650306&s=gateway&sprefix=leighton%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-2 To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 39mins

10 Jun 2019

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Ephesians 1: Rebutting Calvinistic Pastor JD Greear

JD Greear's sermon on Ephesians 1 represents the type of Calvinism that is on the rise within the Southern Baptist Convention. In this episode, Dr. Flowers, cordially provides an exegetical rebuttal to JD's message on Predestination and Election from a Traditional Southern Baptist Perspective. To support this ministry with a one-time gift or to become a regular contributor please visit OUR SUPPORT PAGE. To purchase Dr. Flower’s book, The Potter's Promise: A Biblical Defense of Traditional Soteriology, CLICK HERE. For more articles and resources from Dr. Leighton Flowers please visit www.soteriology101.com

1hr 57mins

28 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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Why We Left Calvinism?

Dr. Leighton Flowers welcomes Dr. Bobby Conway, the founder of The One Minute Apologist, to discuss their conversion away from Calvinism and the practical implications our soteriology has on our evangelism and apologetic efforts... Watch this to learn more about Bobby's views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY2beSGlqN8 For more please visit www.soteriology101.com

1hr 9mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Romans 9: Are Calvinists Consistent?

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, provides a cordial critique of John Piper who attempts to explain how Roman 9 teaches unconditional individual election unto salvation while still maintaining a conditional individual election unto damnation. Read Dr. Eric Hankin's article on Reprobation in Romans 9 for more on this topic from a Provisionist perspective: https://soteriology101.com/2018/04/09/romans-9-and-the-calvinist-doctrine-of-reprobation/ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 23mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Calvinism's Contradictions explained by John MacArthur

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, interacts with a clip of John MacArthur from Wretched Radio where he attempts to convince his audience to accept the apparent contradictions and confusion created by the claims of the Calvinistic soteriology. To see the original clip go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEH-X2rP0WM&list=WL&index=4&t=96s To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

29mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Is John Piper Correct about God Predestining Sin?

Dr. Flowers responds to Dr. John Piper's repeated assertion that God predestines all sin by engaging with this sermon clip from Desiring God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSYVP...   Followed by a time of Q&A from listeners...

2hr 35mins

7 May 2020

Rank #13

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Can you lose or leave your salvation?

Some like to speak of "once saved always saved" or "the perseverance of the saints" but the bottom line is about Eternal Security. Dr. David Allen, with SWBTS, is on again with Dr. Leighton Flowers to discussion the doctrine of Eternal Security. Specifically, the controversial passage out of Heb. 6 is expounded upon from one Traditional perspective. Please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 45mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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Why James White is Unbelievable?

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, engages with Dr. James White’s rebuttal of his debate with Chris Date on the Unbelievable Podcast by pointing out the numerous fallacious arguments regularly employed by White throughout his history with Dr. Flowers.   To watch Dr. White’s full broadcast go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtRWDMq91DE   To listen to the Unbelievable debate with Chris Date go here: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Does-God-predetermine-everything-Chris-Date-and-Leighton-Flowers-debate-scripture   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/   To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/   To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/   For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com   Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_   To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group   For updates and news follow us at:  www.facebook/Soteriology101   Or @soteriology101 on Twitter   Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word!   To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 4mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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Andy Stanley on Calvinism's Impact in the Local Church

Andy Stanley, Pastor of North Point Community Church in Georgia, joins Leighton to discuss the practical impact of Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention and the local church. Some expressed concerns about Andy's "unhitching from the OT" comments and I feel as if his interview with Dr. Michael Brown clear that issue up, which you can listen to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Jcu03lJso Please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 11mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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Guest Dr. David Allen: For Whom did Christ Die?

Dr. Flowers welcomes Dr. David Allen on the program today to discuss the doctrine of Limited Atonement as contrasted with the Traditionalists view of unlimited, or provisional, atonement. Dr. Flowers asks Dr. Allen about the most referenced arguments for and against the doctrine of Limited Atonement. The Extent of the Atonement, by Dr. Allen can be purchased HERE. All other books by Dr. Allen referenced in the show can be found HERE. David Allen serves as the dean of the School of Preaching, distinguished professor of preaching, director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching and George W. Truett Chair of Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He was previously Dean of the School of Theology from 2004-2016.

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17

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Rebutting MacArthur on Foreknowledge

Dr. Leighton Flowers critiques MacArthur's rather simplistic explanation of Divine Foreknowledge from the non-Calvinistic worldview. To support this ministry with a one-time gift or to become a regular contributor please visit OUR SUPPORT PAGE. To purchase Dr. Flower’s book, The Potter's Promise: A Biblical Defense of Traditional Soteriology, CLICK HERE. For more articles and resources from Dr. Leighton Flowers please visit www.soteriology101.com

57mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #18

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Does God Desire All to be Saved?

Drs. David Platt, John MacArthur, John Piper and many other notable Calvinistic leaders throughout history have affirmed "that God loves all people in the world (John 3:16) and he desires all people's salvation (2 Peter 3:9)." But the apparent inconsistency of that perspective from the Calvinistic worldview has lead many of the Younger Reformed and Restless types to abandon the idea of God's love and desire for all people. What effect can this have on the church? Dr. Leighton Flowers examines this issue and explains why we must hold to a consistent soteriology that maintains God's genuine self-sacrificial love for every single man, woman, boy and girl. For more on this topic go to www.soteriology101.com

31mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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"Against Calvinism"

Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and Apologetics for Texas Baptists, interview Dr. Roger Olson, Professor of Theology; Holder of the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Truett Seminary, about his book "Against Calvinism." They also discuss a few of their nuanced differences regarding the doctrine of Prevenient Grace within Arminianism and Traditional Southern Baptists (Provisionists). To learn more about Dr. Olson: https://www.baylor.edu/truett/index.php?id=927923 To read Dr. David Allen's article referenced in this program: https://soteriology101.com/2018/10/08/dr-david-l-allen-what-semipelagianism-really-is/ To read Dr. Flowers article critiquing Dr. Olson's view of Prevenient Grace: https://soteriology101.com/2018/12/12/prevenient-grace-an-arminian-error/ To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/ To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/ To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/ For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com Dr. Flowers’ book, “The Potter’s Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promise-Biblical-Traditional-Soteriology/dp/0692561846/ref=nodl_ To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702782965265/?ref=group_header&view=group For updates and news follow us at: www.facebook/Soteriology101 Or @soteriology101 on Twitter Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word! To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

1hr 12mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #20