Was the Concept of Progressive Sanctification brought into The Pentecostal Church by Pentecostal Calvinists ?
Charles Page [02/22/2016 12:25 PM]
Does this mean there are “Pentecostal Calvinist”?
CrossTheology [02/22/2016 12:34 PM]
Maybe I should have said Calvinist Pentecostals because nowadays you have Pentecostal Calvinists like Sam Storms (I love to read his website btw)
Charles Page [02/22/2016 12:41 PM]
I have a book by Storms that is a ready resource for me for Calvinist. “Chosen for Life”
CrossTheology [02/22/2016 12:41 PM]
Are you a calvinist then?
Charles Page [02/22/2016 12:43 PM]
No. I reject any notion of a double predestination and election to reprobation.
CrossTheology [02/22/2016 12:43 PM]
me too 🙂
Charles Page [02/22/2016 12:45 PM]
I do believe in a singular predestination of the elect to heaven and ‘modern’ Calvinist sorely reject this notion.
Charles Page [02/22/2016 12:49 PM]
This is why I believe that sanctification is a different topic from calling (regeneration), justification and glorification. The fact of our sanctification is not predetermined by God. It begins with “faith coming by hearing” You must be born again in order to be (pursue) sanctification.
Nelson Banuchi [02/22/2016 4:39 PM]
To me, “progressive sanctification” meant that one is sanctified and then increases in holiness; it is in no way an experience wherein one continually goes back and forth throughout his lifetime with the same sin; although, I don’t think one can necessarily rule out the sanctified absolutely will not or cannot sin.
Charles Page [02/22/2016 4:45 PM]
how can you increase in holiness?
CrossTheology [02/22/2016 5:02 PM]
Charles Page do you believe in singular predestination instead of double predestination? Double predestination is the view taken by Calvin and Luther. Single predestination is the view taken by the Lutherans.
Charles Page [02/22/2016 5:29 PM]
don’t know about Lutherns I guess I am akin to the ana-baptist Calvin opposed
I take a view of predestination similar to Primitive Baptist.
CrossTheology [02/23/2016 1:44 AM]
Charles Page please explain that view 🙂
Andre Price [02/23/2016 8:58 AM]
It has been years since I’ve read this book. Isn’t Synan’s point that the Holiness traditions find their roots in the Wesleyan holiness movement in light of Wesleys doctrine of Christian Perfection among several other social, epistemic, and cultural factors?