Friday, August 03, 2007

This Week in Calvinism - August 3, 2007

  • John Calvin was a lost man. Amen? There's no way he could possibly have been a believer. Amen? The teaching of Calvinism is straight out of the pit of hell. Amen? So says Scott, a YouTuber who has posted this "simple refutation of some false doctrines espoused by those infected with this dread theological and spiritual disease" (Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3). Normally, you would expect a clear, concise refutation of such a devastating false teaching with scripture. But it's much easier to just rattle off a couple of verses and ignore entire chapters like, say, Romans 9.

  • Rose's reasonings about Calvinism have sparked a lively debate on her blog.

  • Mike "The Expositor" Corley shares some comments he received following his decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention.

  • His swatter remains unblemished, but the nice thing about the "Calvinist Fly Swatter" is that his aimless flailing provides a nice, cool breeze on a hot day.

  • Tom Ascol, an "un-swatted" Calvinist, gives an update on the Amazing Grace over Florida project.

  • Gordan of "The Reformed Mafia" takes aim at David Cloud's latest article, "Calvin's Camels."

  • Hank Imler wraps up his five-part series on answering objections to Calvinism.

  • You don't need scripture to convince people that Calvinism is a sin. You just need to employ the standard argument that Calvinism reduces men to robots (as opposed to lumps of clay molded by a potter, which is the illustration Paul uses in Romans 9). But equating Calvinism with Pelagianism? That's a new one.

  • John Calvin believed in free will. Actually, all Calvinists do.

  • Contrary to popular belief, Calvinism has nothing to do with fatalism.

  • Nathan White reflects on his recent discussion with a non-Calvinist.

  • Just announced: "Calvinism, a frequent topic within the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond, will be the theme of a Nov. 26-28 conference sponsored by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Founders Ministries."
  • 6 comments:

    Steve said...

    I always appreciate these. Thanks.

    Anonymous said...

    I don't believe most calvinists are saved, because I was not saved the way a calvinist was saved, but I was saved according to God's giving me the choice to receive grace by fulfilling the necessary condition for His working.

    http://biblocality.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4065#post4065

    Lee Shelton said...

    Anonymous,

    Scripture is quite clear that "no one understands; no one seeks for God" (Romans 3:11). Sinful man lacks the ability to choose God.

    Alexander M. Jordan said...

    Hello Lee:

    I appreciate this blog.

    I just wanted to bring to your attention a series I have been working on over at my blog Jordan's View discussing Arminian vs Reformed theology, in which I argue for the Calvinistic position. Although I have been on a short break from writing the series, I have thus far been writing posts comparing and contrasting the Arminian vs Reformed views for each letter in "TULIP". I have tried to be both thorough and biblical in presenting my arguments, and also have spent a good deal of time responding to objections, both in the comments discussions and in various posts. I hope it will be a useful resource.

    Blessings,

    Alex

    Lee Shelton said...

    Thanks, Alex. I'll check it out.

    Rose~ said...

    Hey Lee,
    I wouldn't have known you noticed my blog but for Technorati. Too bad you didn't join the "lively discussion". Thanks for the link. :~)

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