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Amazing Grace, The History and Theology of Calvinism

Dr. R.C. Sproul, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Dr. George Grant, Dr. Stephen Mansfield, Dr. Thomas Ascol, Dr. Thomas Nettles, Dr. Roger Schultz, Pastor Walt Chantry, Dr. Joe Morecraft, Dr. Ken Talbot, Pastor Walter Bowie and Dr. R.C. Sproul and many others!

OK, it's not a book and it's not entirely Baptist.  It is a DVD book of the highest quality and professionalism available.  Amazing Grace, the hymn sung by millions of Baptists was written by John Newton, both a Baptist and a Calvinist.  Explore the historicity and theology of Biblical Evangelical Calvinism and discover why God's Grace is so Amazing!—Sam Hughey, TRR

   What is Calvinism? Does this teaching make man a robot and God the author of sin? What about free will? If the church accepts Calvinism won't evangelism be stifled, perhaps 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, Edward's and a host of 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. Hosted by Eric Holmberg (Hell's Bells 1 & 2; The Massacre of Innocence) 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 so as to make the rich content manageable and accessible for the average viewer.

Part One explores the history of the debate. It begins with the pivotal dispute between Augustine and Pelagius and continues through the semi-pelagian controversy; focusing particularly on the debate between Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus. Many viewers will be shocked to discover that free-will theology was NOT the doctrine of the Reformation but instead the teaching of an increasingly apostate Roman Catholic Church. The history section ends with a definitive historical explanation of the issues that arose during the Calvinist/Arminian controversy. By examining the five points of Arminianism and the Synod of Dort's response, the viewer will clearly see that the Protestant Church understood how the Gospel would be compromised if Arminianism prevailed.

Part Two opens the Word of God, our ultimate authority for life and faith. The five points of Arminianism are put on trial as what would later come to be known as the five points of Calvinism are clearly and forcefully presented.

Part Three asks and answers the provocative question: If Calvinism is true, if God is absolutely sovereign; then why should we evangelize It also explores the vital issue of how to and to whom the gospel should be presented so as to be faithful to the great doctrines of God's sovereignty, man's depravity, and the miracle of amazing grace.

Come learn what the great Baptist preacher C.H. Spurgeon meant when he said, to deny Calvinism is to deny the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"The information is as complete and consumable as I have ever seen for someone who won't read, it is perfect".
Pastor Robert Andrews, Author of The Family, God's Weapon for Victory

"timely, well-reasoned and teeming with Biblical truth. The video series "for such a time as this."
Dr. Quinton Johnston, Academic Dean of Whitefield College.

"Well done! May our gracious Lord use this series to further the cause of reformation and awakening."
Pastor Larry Marlin, M. Div., Unity Baptist Church (SBC)

"At last!...a balanced, well-crafted, stimulating (even provocative) video presentation of the biblical faith  with its world and life view as recovered by the Reformation. It is a "must see" for all evangelical Christians."
- Dr. Cortez Cooper, Former head of the MNA for the Presbyterian Church in America."

"This video series boldly, clearly, and winsomely sets forth the glorious, saving grace of God in its splendor and will help thousands to understand the gospel better and so to be filled with praise for their Savior."
- Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Associate professor of historical theology and social ethics, Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

"a fast-paced, moving documentary on one of the greatest controversies in the history of the Christian Church!"
- Mr. Ron Cassell Draper Valley Baptist Church


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