I recommend reading this if you’d like a better understanding of why Traditionalists reject both the Calvinistic and Arminian grid of anthropology:
I do not learn something new every day; I’m not that studious. But the other day I learned that Arminians agree with Calvinists in affirming Total Inability. I was linked an article directly responding to my soteriological viewpoint and so I thought I would take a crack at it.
Those who deny the doctrine of Total Depravity, and especially its corollary Total Inability, demand we show them from Scripture where an inherent inner inability to freely believe in Jesus Christ and His Gospel is taught — why there must be an inner work of the Holy Spirit in the freeing of one’s will from the stranglehold that is our sinful nature.
Yes, that’s what we want. I appreciate this author’s acknowledgment of the request. This is the first accurate framing of the discussion that I have read. Unfortunately, in my view, he is unable to do so in his article…
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