A Calvinist responds to an Arminian responding to a Calvinist critiquing an Arminian’s book on Prevenient Grace [Tom Nettles]

From Books at a Glance:

prevenient graceIn case you’re new with us, let me bring you up to date regarding this discussion. Dr. Tom Nettles of our Board of Reference here at Books At a Glance recently posted a review of Dr. Brian Shelton’s Prevenient Grace: God’s Provision for Fallen Humanity. In this book Dr. Shelton defends an Arminian perspective on the subject, and in the review Dr. Nettles offered a respectful critique from a Calvinist perspective. Dr. Nettles and I agreed that it would be good to allow Dr. Shelton – also a friend of Books At a Glance – an opportunity to respond.

Dr. Tom Nettles
Dr. Tom Nettles

The exchange has been respectful and illuminating, and I appreciate the graciousness displayed by both of these men – we now can say that at least once in our lifetime we have seen a Calvinist-Arminian debate that didn’t embarrass either side! Many thanks to them both.

Now today, Dr. Nettles finishes up the conversation with some final reflections. [Read]

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