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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 9: Derek Responds

Matt, I think we are getting down to the root issue here. If I “hear” you correctly, you are saying that you fundamentally disagree with the premise of Christian compatibilism (which is that God’s pre-determination of everything is compatible with … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 8: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Again thanks for trying to clarify your views further. I do appreciate it. I’m not trying to be sarcastic when I say you are doing a good job of showing any reader who is toying with compatibilism the … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 7: Derek Responds

Matt, Thank you for your response. Part of the problem here is that we are speaking two very different philosophical languages. We embrace opposing assumptions and presuppositions (although i would guess we fundamentally agree that Scripture is inerrant and Christ … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 6: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Thanks for the response. So you concede that you have never had a thought or desire that was not pre-determined by God? Remember you are trying to argue that compatibilism is fundamentally distinguished from hard determinism because it … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 5: Derek Responds

  Matt, Thank you for your questions. Yes, I believe unreservedly that God, as per the Scripture verses listed above (and many others) has sovereignly and transcendently ordained everything about my life, just as He says in His Word, which … Continue reading

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Debating Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 4: Matt Responds

Derek, I appreciate the valid attempt to define where you are coming from further. However I must be honest and ask, why? Think about it: You think there is a fundamental difference between hard determinism and compatibilism that would allow … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 3: Derek Responds

Matt, Thank you for your thoughtful reply. You may be aware that there are “middle knowledge” Calvinists who affirm something similar to Molinism but in a compatibilistic construct rather than as a solution to the problem of libertarian freedom in … Continue reading

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