Arminian apologist and theologian Roger Olson questions the Christian faith of his fellow Arminians. As he recently observed, “I have my doubts about the authenticity of a person’s evangelicalism (to say nothing of his or her Christian faith) who blatantly and knowingly denied…salvation by grace alone through faith alone…”
Needless to say, Arminians, including Olson, blatantly and knowingly deny salvation by grace alone in favor of synergism. For them, God meets us halfway with grace, while it’s up to us to say yes or no. Grace is a necessary condition of salvation, but salvation is also contingent on the independent variable of man’s libertarian freedom.
The fact that Olson doubts the salvation of Arminians must be unsettling to Billy Birch, whose devotion to Scripture is second only to his devotion to Olson.