Discussion Board Forum 3 Thread - Discussion Board Forum 3 Thread After reading Enns section on\"Reformation Soteriology critique and evaluate his

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Discussion Board Forum 3 ThreadAfter reading Enns' section on "Reformation Soteriology," critique and evaluate his assessment of Calvinism (Reformed) and Arminianism on the select topics of atonement and faith and works (Enns, ch. 30).Would your church denomination be in agreement with the Reformed or Arminian or some modified position?In Chapter 30, Reformation Theology is discussed under Historical Theology and it is in this section that we find Reformation Soteriology. Enns uses this section to compare and contrastLuther, Calvin, and Arminus. Enns very succinctly discusses predestination, atonement, faith, and works. Later on in the book, in the Dogmatic Theology section of the book in chapters 33 and 34, Enns goes into greater detail about Calvinistic and Arminian theology and again does some comparing and contrasting. In the later chapters there is much more detail about the beliefs of Calvin and Arminius. In Chapter 30 there is some excellent information, however it is better understood after reading the later chapters on dogmatic theology. The five points of Calvinism and the five articles of Arminianism are explained in their respective chapters and do a much better job of explaining in depth the individual issues with each belief. It also seems that Enns is not a proponent of Arminianism, he talks much less about Arminianism then he does about the Reformed views. A text without bias is of course impossible, and Enns text seems to try and statethe facts which allow the reader to decide what to believe. Unconditional versus conditional election is probably the most contentious topic mentioned in this section. Many see unconditional election as making humans robots or taking

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