The Potter’s Promise has now been published in print with almost double the content.
In addition to the commentary on Romans 9, new content on Romans 8, Ephesians 1, John 6, and much more has been added. Thanks to Trinity Academic Press and a host of wonderful donors and volunteers for making this labor of love of a reality. I pray this will be a blessing to the church. Order your copy today!
Endorsements for The Potter’s Promise: A Biblical Defense of Traditional Soteriology
The Potter’s Promise is the fascinating pilgrimage of Leighton Flowers, Director of Apologetics and Youth Evangelism for Texas Baptists. Chronicled here is his journey out of Calvinism and into a New Testament faith through the saving grace of our Lord. This may well be the most important volume published this year for the reading of every young servant of Christ. Do you have the courage to read it?
– Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Some passages (especially Romans 9) appear to support Calvinism, but does God really predestine particular persons for heaven or hell? And where is the knowledgeable expositor who also possesses an irenic disposition to answer such critical questions? Leighton Flowers nobly meets these qualifications and approaches the Scripture with a passion for the original language and context. We are all deeply in his debt for teaching us to hear God’s Word so much better than we did before this book was written. Highly recommended.
– Dr. Malcolm B. Yarnell III, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Author of God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits and Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation and The Formation of Christian Doctrine
Dr. Flowers’ masterful treatment of Romans 9 demonstrates that the Calvinist interpretation of this passage leaves much to be desired. He writes with remarkable clarity. Every Calvinist and every non-Calvinist should read this book. Highly recommended.
-Dr. David L. Allen, Dean, School of Preaching, former Dean of the School of Theology, and Distinguished Professor of Preaching Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
God loves everyone the same, Jesus died for everyone the same, and anyone can be saved. This is the glorious message of the New Testament. It is also the thrust of Dr. Flowers’ wonderful new book. All who are serious about theology should read this book and learn from this bright, young man of God.
– Dr. Steve Gaines, Senior Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, President of the Southern Baptist Convention
In The Potter’s Promise, Dr. Leighton Flowers reveals, by means of a refreshingly clear and persuasive writing style, the theological and philosophical arguments that compelled him to abandon his previously Calvinistic convictions. While some Traditionalists have a tendency to avoid certain Bible verses, Dr. Flowers tackles them fearlessly, placing them in their proper context in a manner consistent with the entirety of God’s Word. Calvinists have sometimes been known to object to Traditional writers and thinkers by making the claim, “You just don’t understand Calvinism.” Any such charge leveled against Dr. Flowers rings hollow. Having heard all the arguments Calvinism has to offer, he nevertheless disaffirms it. Every Calvinist needs to read this book to challenge their thinking and consider the other side. Every Traditionalist needs to read this book to become better equipped in defending their own view of salvation doctrine.
– Dr. Rick Patrick, Executive Director of Connect 316 and Senior Pastor
Confused by the issues surrounding Calvinism? Does Romans 9 teach unconditional predestination? Want to cut through some of the red tape? Then read Leighton’s book. He is charitable but gets right to the point, making a strong, biblical case for a God who is glorified by sacrificing Himself for creation and not by sacrificing creation for Himself. He makes a strong case for the God of Jesus Christ.
– Austin Fischer, Pastor and Author of Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed.
Dr. Flowers’ masterful treatment of the biblical text, and his philosophically consistent reasoning, is sure to satisfy the pallet of the academically interested. Yet, his accessible writing leads to a rare accomplishment. Lay readers will have no difficulty understanding the Calvinist positions and the best responses to them. Any related bibliography that does not include Dr. Flowers masterful work will, henceforth, surely look odd.
– Dr. Braxton Hunter, President of Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary
Dr. Flowers is timely, thorough and insightful in his study and presentation. He skillfully combines scholarship and evangelistic zeal. He is a blessing to Texas Baptists and the Kingdom.
– Dr. David W. Hardage, Executive Director for Texas Baptists
About the Author:
Leighton Flowers serves as the Director of Apologetics for Texas Baptists, an adjunct Professor of Theology, and a Teaching Pastor. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Applied Theology from Hardin-Simmons University; a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Doctorate in Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His doctoral dissertation covered the soteriological perspectives within the Southern Baptist context and he now has a popular website and podcast dedicated to answering the difficult questions surrounding this controversial subject (www.soteriology101.com).