In this book four theologians explain and defend their approaches to perseverance in salvation: Classical Calvinism--perseverance is based on unconditional election and the irresistibility of grace; Moderate Calvinism--"once saved, always saved" denies strict, 5-point Calvinism, yet clings to the fifth point; Classical Arminianism--believers can cease believing and hence fall from grace--but only by a decisive act of apostasy; Wesleyan Arminianism--believers have the freedom to reject Christ and can lose their salvation through unconfessed sin and/or apostasy through unbelief.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2002 Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
In this book, four writers explain and defend their approaches to perseverance in salvation from the vantage point of Classical Calvinism, Moderate Calvinism, Reformed Arminianism, and Wesleyan-Arminianism, and each writer responds to the other views.
Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.
J. Matthew Pinson (MAR, Yale University) is president of Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee.
Michael Horton is the author of over 20 books and host of the White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated radio program. He is the professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California and the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. A popular blogger and sought-after lecturer, he resides in Escondido, California with his wife and children.
Norman Geisler (PhD, Loyola University) is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and author or coauthor of over fifty books including Decide for Yourself, Bakers Encyclopedia of Apologetics, and When Skeptics Ask.
Stephen M. Ashby (PhD, Bowling Green State University) is assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Steve Harper, PhD, is vice president and professor of spiritual formation at the Florida campus of Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous magazine articles and has written twelve books, including Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition and Praying through the Lords Prayer. Dr. Harper and his wife, Jeannie, live in Orlando, Florida. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.