By : Reformed Free Publishing Association
At the close of our last article we were discussing Canons, chapter I, Rejection of Errors, V.
The Arminians, as is plain from that article, presented the entire way of salvation as conditional, and therefore, as depending on something man must do, on conditions which he must fulfill in order to be saved.
They were afraid that the doctrine of unconditional election and unconditional salvation would lead to a denial of the responsibility of man. And the latter they wanted to maintain at all cost, even at the expense of the truth of sovereign and unconditional election and reprobation.
Hence, they spoke of a conditional election, and therefore, of a conditional salvation.Read More