Friday, February 06, 2009

This Week in Calvinism - February 6, 2009

  • "Ukrainiac" is "really looking forward to getting to know John Calvin" this year, the 500th anniversary of his birth.

  • Are Calvinist professors being forced out of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary? Wade Burleson discusses it here, here, and here.

  • Dave Armstrong considers sola gratia to be a "perfectly acceptable biblical and Catholic teaching," but considers monergism to be heresy. Alrighty, then.

  • Minister-turned-atheist John Loftus calls Calvinism "bulls---." (Yeah, I know. He's a class act.) That's quite a charge coming from someone whose own worldview does not allow for such things as right or wrong. But the real irony is that his concept of a universe sans Creator is doomed to naturalistic predeterminism. There is no way around it. In such a world even our "free-will" thoughts are nothing more than the result of chance chemical reactions and the random firing of neurons. So, human beings can't possibly be free to do what they want to do. We Calvinists at least allow for that. And yet Mr. Loftus thinks our belief system is the problem. That's just...well...you know.

2 comments:

John W. Loftus said...

Apparently you didn't read this link.

Lee Shelton IV said...

Apparently not. Thanks for the link.

Now, since you just proved that nothing can ever be known for certain, I assume you will be giving up this silly crusade to convince people that you are right and everyone else is wrong.

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