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      August & September 2009 Resource of the Month with Eric Holmberg and Other Guests (Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism)

      Wednesday, August 12, 2009

      Folks, I cannot stress enough how important this DVD is, and how much it should be part of your library. It's that good. Thanks to Eric Holmberg and everyone presented within for helping make this Resource of the Month video.

      Link to purchase the DVD

      Study Guide for Amazing Grace

      From TheApologeticsGroup.com:
      "Just what is "Calvinism?" Does this teaching make man a deterministic robot and God the author of sin? What about free will? If the church accepts Calvinism, won't evangelism be stifled, perhaps even extinguished? How can we balance God's sovereignty and man's responsibility? What are the differences between historic Calvinism and hyper-Calvinism? Why did men like Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon, Whitefield, Edwards and a host of renowned Protestant evangelists deny the Arminian definition of free will and label it heresy? Why did the Roman Catholic Church condemn the Reformed teaching of predestination and election and embrace free will theology? And why do so many Protestants, perhaps unwittingly, agree with Rome on this issue?

      Amazing Grace - The History and Theology of Calvinism is the first video documentary that answers these and other related questions. This fascinating three-part, four-hour presentation is detailed enough so as to not gloss over the controversy. At the same time, it is broken up into ten "Sunday-school-sized" sections to make the rich content manageable and accessible for the average viewer."

      Clips from Amazing Grace:
      Clip 1
      Clip 2
      Clip 3
      Clip 4
      Clip 6

      Links to the Youtube Channels of people who Participated in This Video:

      Tony Miano

      Mark Sennett

      Douglas K. Adu-Boahan

      Susan Yenser

      Leon Brown

      Mark Aponte

      Doug Eaton

      Pastor Jim McClarty
      (Many of Pastor Jim's sermon excerpts can be found here as well: http://www.youtube.com/diligentile )



      Travis Yates said...

      I couldn't agree with you more about this Resource of the Month. God had already opened my eyes to the Doctrines of Grace before I received this video but it was outstanding. Thank you for discussing it and thank you for introducing my close friends and Brothers in Christ, Tony Miano and Leon Brown to your viewers.

      Tony Zabala said...

      "Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism" is a great resource, and I have been encouraging people to purchase this resource for several years. The video accurately depicts the teaching of Calvinism/Reformed Theology as opposed to Arminianism in a clear and understandable manner. There is a great section in the video which describes the Biblical way to evangelize using the law and gospel. I have shown this video to the evangelism group that I lead many times, and I highly recommend it.

      Looking forward to "Amazing Grace, Part II"

      Tony Zabala, Deacon
      Neighborhood Outreach Ministry, Grace Community Church,
      Sun Valley, CA

      Anonymous said...

      Nice blog. What's funny is that during the entire time I was with you at Clemson I never even knew you were serious about your faith. You acted just like the rest of 'em. Talked like em, walked like em, cussed like em and everything. But you did go to Newspring so I guess that counted for something. It's good to see you doing something positive I guess. You were a good guy. As you investigate and get deeper into Calvinism/reformed theology, never forget what's really important in life. While doctrine for a believer is necessary it is not the most important thing. Never confuse studying a branch of theology with getting closer to God.
      Peace and blessings.

      Lane Chaplin said...

      "Anonymous", thanks for the kind words. Just a few things for clarity, though:

      1) When I was at Clemson, I wasn't serious about my faith until just before I left. It's one of the reasons I was at NewSpring and comfortable there for a time.

      2) As Christians, we need to make sure that what we're teaching people (doctrine) doesn't refute our own position. You say, "While doctrine for a believer is necessary it is not the most important thing." Well, what you've told me is doctrine or teaching, and if your statement is not the most important thing, then there's other things that can be replaced by it to make sure that I don't have to heed to it. See the contradiction? Doctrine is probably the most important thing in the Christian life because by it, our actions come. It's the doctrine we believe that determines whether we're getting closer to God. For example, if I taught you that God was Perry Noble and you need to forsake all and follow him, what I've just presented to you is doctrine, and if you considered this doctrine to be the most important rather than the Biblical doctrine of God, it's going to affect everything you do. So, I'd argue that doctrine is the most important thing. Actions don't determine doctrine, but doctrine determines actions.

      3) I'm interested in knowing who you are from Clemson, and I'm glad that you found the blog. If you would, please let me know even if it's by an email if you prefer.: cedarson@gmail.com

      Take care.

      Greg Rice said...

      I purchased this DVD set about two years ago and it was the clincher for me after many years of attempting to solidify my theological direction. It answered many questions I had regarding Biblical passages on election and limited atonement that had always bothered me. I cannot give this collection a high enough endorsement. If you have any questions regarding the doctrines of grace, this is the resource for you. Thank you Apologetics Group for producing such a fine resource.

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