In this much-anticipated episode, Dr. Sinnema and George will discuss how the Synod addressed the nature and work of conversion. Did the Synod believe in the modern term "Irresistible Grace?" Is there any confusion on that term? What is the Holy Spirit's work? Does He make a person believe by force? Does free will play a role at all? How does grace work in the world and in our hearts? We will answer these questions and more!
*Check out Part 1 - Ep# 296 The Synod of Dordt, God's Sovereignty, & Man's Responsibility for a general overview of the Canons. Part 2 - Ep# 299 Canons of Dordt: General Characteristics and The Issue of TULIP where we discuss the style, structure, and pastoral nature of the canons and the TULIP. Part 3 - Ep# 305 Predestination in the Canons of Dordt: Reformed/Arminian Perspectives. Part 4 Ep# 316 Canons of Dordt and the Nature of Conversion where we discuss the nature of conversion in view of the canons. And finally, Part 5, Ep #326: The Synod of Dordt Project: Publishing the Documents of Dordt where we explore the historical documents, their much needed publishing, and their relevance.
Dr. Don Sinnema was born and raised in southern Alberta, Canada. He holds a Masters in Philosophy from the Institute for Christian Studies and a Ph.D. from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto where he completed his dissertation on the Synod of Dordt. He spent most of his career teaching at Trinity Christian College in the Southwest side of Chicago and is now retired, living in Holland, Michigan. He is one of three general editors, with a team of 45 contributing editors, to publish 10 volumes of all the documents of the Synod of Dordt (1618-19) in their original languages.