tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post8765474025752320391..comments2019-07-05T04:01:28.176-04:00Comments on RE: Think: Compatibilism & LibertarianismUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-18865337105075607442009-05-17T16:16:00.000-04:002009-05-17T16:16:00.000-04:00I have to laugh after re-reading this old post. O...I have to laugh after re-reading this old post. Outside the context of the immediate debate that had ensued in our class, it could very easily appear that I am rejecting compatibalism. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. <br /><br />Allow me to clarify with some background. As we dove into the topic of sovereignty during this class last September, it became increasingly clear that nobody was "hearing" my words, but only their preconcieved notions about the theological terminology used. Which, ironically, elicited some discussion about "significant freedom" and "libertarian freedom"--two jargon terms used in the Arminian position. <br /><br />My goal in this post was, and still is, to willingly lay down my own grip on terms such as Compatibalism if indeed others would lay down their hold on Libertarian and we can both, together, allow Scripture to speak plainly. My hope, perhaps a bit idealistically, is that the tenants of the compatible position would be found to be true.Nick Carterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389903464638309338noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-40027491466476497532009-05-17T16:11:00.000-04:002009-05-17T16:11:00.000-04:00I'm curious about your use of "compatibalism." The...I'm curious about your use of "compatibalism." The fact that it's not found in my concordance isn't of great concern to me as "trinity" isn't found in my concordance either which Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses love to point out, yet "Trinity" is a word that I assume you will agree encompasses rich and foundational Biblical truth about God as the tri-unity of three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.<br /><br />So where did you find the word "compatibalism" and how are you defining it. It is the word D. A. Carson uses to acknowledge the mystery of Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility. I've heard him lecture on this and found the word useful in that discussion. Carson's excellent book, "How Long O Lord; Reflections on Suffering and Evil" has a chapter on this that I think you will find interesting. But can you help me on your use and I assume rejection of it as a useful word.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com