Friday, February 01, 2008

This Week in Calvinism - February 1, 2008

  • Matthew, the "Dyspraxic Fundamentalist," sees Calvinists as swindlers who con people into believing the doctrines of grace, which, as we all know, "are bare of any true biblical foundation." Yes, we realize that Calvinism is offensive at first to all new believers -- not like the gospel, which they accepted readily without any hesitation. The trick is to beat them into submission by making them feel guilty about not subjecting themselves humbly to the teaching of scripture.

  • In light of Ephesians 2:1, I'm surprised T. J. Pinnock has a problem with the concept of regeneration preceding conversion -- unless, of course, it's possible for a dead man to have faith.

  • Yet another misconception about Calvinism.

  • Roman Catholicism preaches a different gospel.

  • A common charge against Calvinism is that it kills evangelism. As Terry Delaney points out, it is through evangelism (i.e., the preaching and hearing of the Word) by which God saves the elect. God not only ordains the end, he also ordains the means.
  • 1 comment:

    John Lofton, Recovering Republican said...

    Calvinist site

    Warmonger McCain's Statement that it's 'Fine' if We're in Iraq 100 Years Shows He's Biblically, Constitutionally Unqualified to be President
    Contact: John Lofton, 410-760-8885, 301-873-4612,

    MEDIA ADVISORY, Feb. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Recovering Republican John Lofton, Editor of and co-host of "The American View" radio show with the Constitution Party's 2004 Presidential candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka, has issued the following statement. Mr. Lofton is a former Republican Party official who worked at the Republican National Committee (1970-73) where his bosses were Sen. Bob Dole and George H.W. Bush. He was the national GOP's chief party propagandist serving as Editor of "Monday," the RNC's weekly publication:

    Proverbs 26:17: "He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears."

    Proverbs 16:7: "When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."

    John McCain's statement that it is "fine" with him if we are in Iraq for 100 years reveals him to be a warmonger who, in no way, understands how God's Word and our Constitution limit the God-ordained civil government office of President of the United States. Thus, Mr. McCain is thoroughly unqualified to be President as is Mitt Romney who has, basically, the same warmongering views.

    Domestically, McCain's philosophy of government also demonstrates he's unfit to be President. He said, in part, in Florida: "We believe government should do only those things we cannot do individually, to tax us no more than necessary, and spend no more than necessary, and then get out of the way...." But, this is ambiguously dangerous nonsense showing that McCain does not understand the oath he would take if elected. When elected, he would make a solemn promise to God that he would "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" – a Constitution that strictly limits what Congress can do re: taxes and spending (Article I, Section 8). The Constitution does NOT say the Federal Government can tax and spend as is "necessary."

    Rudy Giuliani says John McCain is a "hero" and we need a "hero" in the White House. Well, no. Forget the "hero" bit. No man is a "hero" simply because he does his duty or because bad things happen to him. What we need in the White House is a Biblically-knowledgeable Christian man, a Constitutionally-knowledgeable Christian man who understands what God and our Constitution require of him. John McCain is not that man.

    For more on this subject, please listen to "The AmericanView" Radio program 141

    If you'd like to interview John Lofton, you may reach him by calling: 301-873-4612; 410-760-8885; or by email:

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