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laughable Aug 6, 2008
I rated this five stars since it accurately states free will theology. God wills as man wills. God votes for you to go to heaven,the Devil votes for you to go to hell and you decide the election. God elects all those he foresees will elect him. Christ died to make all men saveable,especially those in hell when He died. God doesn't send men to hell,they send themselves there. Devil keeps the fire going. God brings the sunset,Devil brings the earthquake. God loves everybody,especially Esau. Try God and give him a chance. The donkey is waiting. Ha Ha. Keep up the good work. Your making converts to Islam. At least Allah commands some respect.
Dr. Cottrell Writes a Great Theological Book! Jun 10, 2004
This book is one of the best books on the doctrine of the sovereighty of God from an Arminian perspective that you will ever find. This book is based on other editions that Dr. Cottrell wrote on the subject of the doctrine of God.
The book explores what the Bible teaches about God being sovereign over His creation, over nations, and over salvation. He dives into both biblical theology, philosophy, history, and into Calvinism as well in nearly every chapter. The book gives Arminian views on the subjects of predestination, election, and salvation. However, it will challenge even the strongest Calvinistic views.
Takes issue with Calvinism Mar 24, 2004
Part two of three volume set on the doctrine of God, What the Bible Says About God the Ruleris a must add to your theological library. While you are at it, buy the whole set. Thoroughly researched and written in a highly communicable style, these books are invaluable tools in the study of God.
The book starts out with perhaps the best discussion of the providence of God I have read. Conttrell gives the reader a survey of historical and theological alternative to providence that is breathtaking in scope. Unlike R.C. Sproul, Cottrell is not a Calvinist argues persuasively against the deterministic viewpoint. Like it or not, Cottrell has a point. He asks the 64,000 dollar question faced by Christian determinists: Why the sovereign decree of God should have included sin in the first place? He then takes to task Calvin, Carl Henry, A.A. Hodge, and others in their defense of Calvinism. Whew! What a book.
One thing I have noticed, however, as I reviewed these books. These volumes were published in 1983, 1984 and 1987. Each succeeding book is longer and the print finer. Once Cottrell got on a roll, it was hard to stop him. Yet, in the end, these volumes are brilliant and a thoughtful addition to any library. By the way, if you are Calvinistic in your theology, these volumes will intellectually challenging to you. They really are worth the read