by Bob Wilkin It was sometime in the 90s, maybe 1996. I was in downtown Dallas at the office of Zane Hodges. I mentioned something about trust to Zane. I think I may have asked, “Do you think that trust is a good synonym for believing in Jesus?” At the time, I thought it was.
“I am aware of no recognized Calvinist or Reformed theologian who says that faith is obedience or that faith is perseverance.” So claimed Wayne Grudem in his “Free Grace” Theology: 5 Ways It Diminishes the Gospel (p. 74). But Grudem adds the caveat, “They will say that saving faith results in obedience and that faith
Consensus theology—is the majority right? What is the measure of truth? Free grace is often criticized for being out of step with the Reformers. This is sometimes true and we are ok with it. We seek to be Biblicists over being traditionalists.