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A Debate: Is Molinism Biblical? Featuring James White and Tim Stratton.

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Is Molinism Biblical? Christian apologists James White and Tim Stratton tackle an increasingly debated question in the Church today.

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Okay, you may not know what Molinism is or why it matters. Well, the old-fashioned debates within Christianity around free will (say, Reformed vs. Arminianism) are at the heart of this debate. Do all things come to pass because God has decreed them? Or does God possess counterfactual (middle) knowledge of what would happen in a variety of possible worlds? This question gets to the heart of God's sovereignty, how it is applied, and whether God, for example, ends up being the "author of evil." Few would ever want to deny God's sovereignty. But how does that square with man's free will? Doesn't something have to give? Molinism seems to be a creative response to this problem. But does it square with the Bible? James White is a Reformed Baptist who holds to the traditional Calvinist/Reformed position of God's sovereignty. Tim Stratton holds to the Molinist position and recently received his Ph.D on this topic. Both men will bring their best to this important conversation.

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Evan McClanahan is the pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. First Lutheran has hosted several notable debates since beginning the First Word Debate Series in 2013. Pr. McClanahan has a passion for apologetics and making the case for Christianity in the public square. 

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