I was reading a post over at Adrian Warnock, and he reposted this statement. I am unclear as to what is being said. Is a charge being made that Arminians deny that there is “none righteous no not one”? Is good ole’ Dr. Packer saying that Arminians don’t beleive in total depravity? Can someone help me understand what charge is being made by this statement if any?
adrianwarnock.com: One Point Calvinism: “This is the one point of Calvinistic soteriology which the “five points” are concerned to establish and Arminianism in all its forms to deny: namely, that sinners do not save themselves in any sense at all,” – J. I. Packer
That is not Classical Arminian teaching as I understand it. It sounds more like the myth’s that are propagated by the uninformed. It is sad to see a brillent mind like Packer not be able to properly understand what Jacob Ariminus wrote.