Several months ago while discussing the topic of salvation with a non-Reformed friend, I was asked to read Chosen But Free by Norman Geisler. My friend claimed that it was an unbiased treatment of salvation. Boy, was she ever wrong. I bought the book and tried to read it but had to put it down out of fear that I may have to account for the time I spent reading it when I face my savior.
Not long ago I bought a few books, one of which happened to be a rebuttal of Chosen But Free called The Potters Freedom by James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. The book is not only a rebuttal of CBF but is also a presentation and defense of the Reformed faith. It is a well written book that makes the doctrines held to by Calvinists easier to grasp.
Dr. White does a great job of exegesis regarding the important text that are commonly used by by both camps. Dr. White treats the issues raised, as well as Dr. Geisler in a fair fashion. Sadly Dr. Geisler didn’t do the same. The little that I read from his book was filled with misrepresentation and eisegesis. I highly recommend Dr. White’s The Potters Freedom. It is an easy read while providing great scholarly work on the Reformed view of salvation.