Was Progressive Sanctification introduced by Pentecostal Calvinists?

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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?

16 Comments

  • Reply June 12, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Pentecostal Calvinist is an oxymoron. There aint no such thing Alexandre Goncalves John Conger David Rollings David Lewayne Porter

  • Reply April 12, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    YES Charles Page Wayne Scott

  • Reply April 12, 2019

    John Duncan

    William Durham brought it in and he was a Baptist – if I remember correctly.

  • Reply April 12, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    Grwat book by my favorite Prof.

  • Reply April 13, 2019

    Charles Page

    Donald Bowdle taught this at Lee University. He was Keswick Reformed per personal conversation and he admitted to being more AOG than COG.

    Most academics at Lee are of Bowdle persuasion.

    • Reply April 13, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      When were you last @ Lee?

    • Reply April 13, 2019

      Charles Page

      1972 as a student and many visits through the years. I was in e-mail contact with Bowdle in 2006 quiet a bit over theological views. I asked him about the Westminster Shorter Confession which he was thrilled I inquired.

    • Reply April 13, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Things may have changed a bit in 15-40 yrs

    • Reply April 13, 2019

      Charles Page

      are you saying that Bowdle’s influence is waning?

    • Reply April 13, 2019

      Charles Page

      I don’t see that – the waning of a belief in a sanctification subsequent to the new birth is proof of Bowdle’s credibility.

  • Reply April 13, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    Great book by the best prof.

  • Reply April 13, 2019

    Link Hudson

    How Calvinist were Baptists were when Durham was a Baptist?

  • Reply April 14, 2019

    Charles Page

    at the turn of the century most all baptist were Calvinist holding to early Baptist confessional statements. In 1850 there were Baptist of Arminian persuasion but most of the Baptist held to Calvinist by degrees, particular baptist, regular baptist, separate baptist,

    Basically I would say that Durham was Calvinist in opposition to Methodism. I guess it could be summarized as saying “he wasn’t a methodist” He represented the divide from COGIC.

    • Reply April 15, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      not true at all – there were plenty of Baptist +anaBaptists of Arminian persuasion

    • Reply April 15, 2019

      Charles Page

      yes but not in comparison to Calvinistic baptist

  • Reply April 14, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Progressive sanctification was introduced by pure Pelagianists

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