Can one be a Pentecostal Calvinist?
Indeed this is an interesting question. James K. A. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Calvin College writes on this topic as he shares his own thinking and experience on the issue in this Christianity Today Article: Teaching a Calvinist to Dance. Here is an excerpts to get your curiosity going
Rick Wadholm Jr [07/27/2015 1:57 PM]
Brian Fulthorp’s post is about 7 years old now. 🙁 James Smith is always well worth the read.
Timothy Carter [07/27/2015 5:06 PM]
Yes one of the most well respected professor at Lee University is the late Dr Don Badle. Dr was a Pentecostal and a Calvinist. He was a professor of GREEK NEW TESTAMENT and other core classes in the Region development.
Timothy Carter [07/27/2015 5:09 PM]
It is not the doctoran that saves you it is THE CHRIST.
Charles Page [07/27/2015 7:16 PM]
Bowdle was Keswick reformed and was not a Calvinist.
Brody Pope [07/28/2015 12:09 PM]
Ehhhh, probably not.
John Kissinger [07/30/2015 1:55 PM]
short answer – NO [long answer coming up tomorrow]
John Earp [07/30/2015 2:14 PM]
Some are Calvinistic, certainly, but I personally can’t see how one can consistently hold to a Calvinistic worldview at the same time as holding to Pentecostal theology. At its core, Pentecostal theology affirms personal responsibility/freewill, a God who is truly touched with the feelings of our infirmities, Who genuinely responds to prayer (contra the Unmoved Mover idea of most classical theology including Augustine and Calvin), and Who genuinely desires all sinners to be saved.
John Kissinger [07/30/2015 2:16 PM]
God’s choice not to act graciously toward others when God could, denies the goodness of God or at least impugns the reputation of God as a God of love and grace and goodness. How can God call us to love our enemies and God not do the same? How can God be capable of saving all and not save all if it is God’s choice and not ours?
Timothy Carter [07/30/2015 2:45 PM]
Charles Page YOU Do not know everything! Including what is inside my heart. I am not full of hate. You have proven that you don’t know what you are talking about. Many of us on on this site knew Dr Bowdle personally. He is definitely a Christian. And he said out of his own mouth that he is Calvinist. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT as usual!!!! And at his funeral Dr Paul Con president of Lee University said that Dr Bowdle is a Calvinist. Charles Page you anti Pentecostal you and your worped theoloy don’t know what you are talking about.
Charles Page [07/30/2015 7:35 PM]
I knew Dr Bowdle personally and his own words to me were he is Keswick Reformed. Neither of us are full of hate.
Ricky Grimsley [07/30/2015 8:17 PM]
I dont see how
Donald McLeod Carmont [07/30/2015 9:20 PM]
Ricky Grimsley [07/30/2015 9:34 PM]
All five points?
Donald McLeod Carmont [07/30/2015 9:41 PM]
Ricky Grimsley [07/30/2015 9:50 PM]
Well then then you probably have a bigger fan club than me. I am mostly an open-theist but i feel that god does have a predestined elect that really dont get to choose to fulfill parts of his plan. I never bought into god wooing all people the same. Obviously paul, john, the baptist, jeremiah and on and on had different experiences than me. You cant say that john was filled with the holy ghost from the womb and then say god treats us all the same.
Ricky Grimsley [07/30/2015 9:52 PM]
Calvanism makes more sense than armenianism to me. I agree with james white when he says that the only consistent Armenian is an open theist.