Potter's Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and Reply Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free

Potter's Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and Reply Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free

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ISBN-13: 9781879737433
Publisher: Calvary Press NY
Publication date: 08/22/2007
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 393,302
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred forty moderated, public debates around the world with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto, London, and South Africa. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than thirty two years, and has two children, and one grandchild, Clementine.

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Potter's Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and Reply Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lougheryweb on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Read this first, rather than Debating Calvinism. If you get a chance, read Geisler's book first, then this work makes a whole lot of sense. But, even if you read this by itself, it is well worth it.
nesum on LibraryThing 23 days ago
When I read Geisler's Chosen but Free, I was astonished. My wife actually asked me to stop reading it, since it was making me angry. And it was making me angry because we had such a solid and respected Christian brother jumping into a debate that he didn't even understand. It was clear from the first chapter that he didn't really know what Calvinism was teaching, and yet he was attacking it.White's response is wonderfully thorough and carefully documented. White examines Geisler's beliefs, his sources, and his wording, not to tear down Geisler, but to try to present a fair and Bible-based presentation of Calvinism, something Geisler did not do.Geisler wrote a bad book, but I wouldn't tell people not to read it. Read it! Read it, and then take a look at what White says. I think more Calvinists will be the result.If you have not read Geisler's book, I think this one will still be understandable, though there are other works on Reformed Theology that may be a better start.Just please don't fall into the trap that Geisler did -- letting your traditions dictate how you read the Bible, and therefore end up twisting Scripture and other sources alike (as well as misrepresenting your opposition) just to defend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book clearly shows the misconceptions that Armenians hold about Calvinism as well as the biblical errors or Armenianism. Geisler's 'Chosen But Free' bases a lot on assumptions about scripture that are taken out of context and misunderstood. With these gone, the rest of the bible's message about God's sovereignty becomes clear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brother White actually took the Bible and demonstrate the fallacies in Geisler's book. He merely laid the biblical evidence before the reader and allowed the reader to determine the truth. Very clear and concise.
GRS60 More than 1 year ago
Is Calvinism a theory? In choosing to accept this theory would that make a person's election theoretical? How close is the theory of Calvinism to genetic predisposition? Do you think God predestines an individual by arranging the genes that determine our physical and mental characteristics? Is there a gene or set of genes responsible for an individual to perceive that he/she is the recipient of God's election? I know that I have faith in Jesus Christ and that subjective faith is assurance that I have the salvation that He has promised all who believe. Objectively, my faith is grounded in the whole of God's plan of salvation in the Bible. Yes, God made it all possible, but He required me to grow and respond to His Love and Grace by accepting Him as my personal Savior. He first loved me so that I could freely respond in love and gratitude to Him for His eternal gift. It might be easy for me to believe that others do not have this spiritual opportunity because they are not programmed to respond positively. That would surely adjust my self-concept and my view of others. However, I choose to remain limited in my understanding of God's ways. That is, I will not pretend to know that others cannot have faith that changes their spiritual condition. I will not prejudge who can and cannot be elected. That would be wholly presumptuous and cause me to have an unrealistic view of my finite intelligence. The Bible is very clear that God in His love does not wish that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. What shall we do to be saved? We must be born again! Believer