Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: I Still Have Not Changed My Mind

On a regular basis I am asked about my views on Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility, Calvinism and Arminianism. Sometimes the question asked is, in light of all the talk, blogging, conferencing, etc., “Have you changed your views on any of the relevant subjects?” There is an easy answer to that question: No. My views of these important biblical doctrines are the same as they were in 1988 when Paige Patterson hired me to teach at Criswell College. They are the same as they were in 1992 when Paige Patterson hired me to teach at Southeastern. They are the same as they were in 1996 when Al Mohler hired me to teach at Southern. And, they are the same as they were when I was called to be the president of Southeastern in 2004. My Systematic Theology Notes are available at danielakin.com for anyone to freely access. They will bear witness to my claim. And, in April 2006 SBC Life invited me to write an article showing how we might navigate this theological minefield while being true to Scripture, faithful to our BF&M 2000, and finding a way to cooperate together for the glory of God and the good of the nations. I still believe the article charts a way forward, and so I share it again for review and critique. Of one thing I am certain: we will either find a way forward together or we will find ourselves vanishing into obscurity. May the way be forward!