By Pastor Bruce K. Oyen
If you are a Calvinist, you probably have been misinformed about Arminianism. Therefore you need to read Arminian Professor Roger E. Olson’s book called: “ARMINIAN THEOLOGY: MYTHS AND REALITIES.” The book is so good, I have read it four times. It helped clear up the misinformation I had received about Arminianism. For example, I had been misinformed that all Arminians reject the doctrine of “once saved, always saved.” I had also been misinformed that Arminius himself dogmatically opposed the doctrine of “once saved, always saved.” Many Calvinists have been misinformed to believe that Arminians think non-Christians can, without God’s help, believe the Gospel message and are able to become Christians by their own strength.
Here is a list of the chapters of the book:
Myth One: Arminian Theology Is The Opposite Of Calvinist/Reformed Theology.
Myth Two: A Hybrid Of Calvinism And Arminianism Is Possible.
Myth Three: Arminianism Is Not An Orthodox Evangelical Option.
Myth Four: The Heart Of Arminianism Is Belief In Free Will.
Myth Five: Arminian Theology Denies The Sovereignty OF God.
Myth Six: Arminianism Is A Human-Centered Theology.
Myth Seven: Arminianism Is Not A Theology OF Grace.
Myth Eight: Arminians Do Not Believe In Predestination.
Myth Nine: Arminian Theology Denies Justification By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone.
Myth Ten: All Arminians Believe In The Governmental Theory Of The Atonement.
What follows is a link to one source for the book. Click on it, and take a good look at the information about the book and its author. Then do these things: Get it! Read it! Tell others about it! Here’s the link: http://www.christianbook.com/arminian-theology-myths-and-realities/roger-olson/9780830828418/pd/828419?product_redirect=1&Ntt=828419&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP
Let me make one disclaimer: my hearty endorsement of the book is not an endorsement of Olson’s opinions on all other subjects. He has written many books, and I strongly disagree with him on some important points not related to Arminianism.