What is Arminian Soteriology? Many who claim to be Arminian do not really understand it. Nor do many of those who argue against it seem to have a grasp of what it is all about. The posts linked to this page will attempt to explain classical Arminian Soteriology.
I have long considered myself to be Arminian, at least in regards to soteriology. But I recently discovered that I really didn’t know Arminian soteriology all that well. Mostly I just considered it to be the opposite of Calvinism. I knew I did not believe in the Calvinist doctrines of sovereignty, predestination, and election. Therefore I must be Arminian. But there is much more to it than that.
As I started to really explore Arminianism, I found that I was not the only one who did not know it very well. Many of the Calvinist, or Reformed, theologians that mentioned Arminianism also have a pretty poor grasp of the topic. I don’t know if that was simply because they had been poorly taught, or if it was intentional. But regardless, there is much misunderstanding as to just what constitutes Arminian soteriology.
The intent of this page, and the posts it references, is twofold. First of all it is an attempt on my part to more fully understand the position and to be able to describe it. And secondly it is an attempt to counter much of the misinformation that is available on-line. I hope this will be useful to any who are interested in what Arminianism is really all about.