Challenge to J.C. Thibodaux

Those who have been following along at Triablogue may be aware of a non-Reformed writer who has presented what he calls a challenge to Reformed theology. To summarize the challenge, he believes that these three passages pose a problem for Reformed theology:

Matthew 5:27-30;
Hebrews 4:9-11; and
Revelation 22:18-19.

His reasoning is that Reformed theology denies that genuine believers can eventually go to hell, and that the passages above contradict that denial.

JCT’s challenge is available here (link).

Now, JCT has been engaged in various posts over at Triablogue, as follows, as well is in the comment boxes both in those posts (in some cases) and other posts.

1. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/11/arminian-perspectives.html
2. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/11/libertarian-free-will-and-total.html
3. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/11/thiboredux.html
4. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/11/jc-thibodaux-bully-of-bayou.html
5. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/11/pillbury-thibodaux-boy-hee-hee.html
6. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/11/extra-extra-read-all-about-it-jc.html
7. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-get-ambushed.html
8. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2007/12/endangered-theological-blogger-546.html
9. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/marsupial-playground.html
10. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/aladdins-arminian-lamp.html
11. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/jc-thibodauxs-chasezs-boy-band-theology.html
12. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/kangaroo-court-hangs-jury.html
13. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/dumpster-diving.html
14. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/what-does-heb-6-really-mean.html
15. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/behind-beat.html
16. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/thibochiuhuahua.html
17. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/03/sockpuppetdom.html
18. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/04/boethian-solution.html
19. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/04/is-thibodaux-sockpuppet.html
20. http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/04/automated-radio-station.html

Nevertheless, perhaps JCT still believes that there is life in his challenge. Perhaps he still does not appreciate the full consistence of Reformed theology with each of the passages above.

If so, I want to challenge him to a written debate on the subject at my debate blog. If he is interested, we can work out the debate details according to mutual preference. I don’t think it would need to be a very long or complicated debate, so – while I am busily preparing for another debate at the moment – it may be possible to fit it in immediately.

J.C. Thibodaux, the ball is in your court.

-TurretinFan

UPDATE: Updated to place Steve’s final response into the list.

4 Responses to “Challenge to J.C. Thibodaux”

  1. Godismyjudge Says:

    Does this mean your still game for Romans 9-11?God be with you,Dan

  2. Turretinfan Says:

    Yes, of course – that is the other debate for which I’m preparing.

  3. steve Says:

    Plus my final reply:http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2008/04/automated-radio-station.htmlI can now hand it off to TF’s capable hands.

  4. Turretinfan Says:

    Steve,Thanks for the update!I’ve added your most recent post to the list.-TurretinFan

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