Jacobus Arminius: Word/Person of the Week

Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609)
A Dutch theologian and the father of Arminianism. Broke with the Reformers over the issue of free will and predestination. He taught that God gives man prevenient grace and that this grace enables man to freely choose or reject God’s offer of salvation. He also taught that God predestines those whom He knows (by His foreknowledge) will freely choose Him.
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