Friday, June 22, 2012

This Week in Calvinism - June 22, 2012

  • Want to kill Calvinism? Here's how.

  • Christianity debunker Jonathan Pearce points out the "fatal" argument against Calvinistic views on infant salvation. In short, the flaw is that Calvinists cannot read God's mind and answer every question someone might have on the issue with 100% certainty.

  • Jared Moore believes many of the Southern Baptists speaking out against Calvinism are themselves "more Calvinistic than they realize."

  • Bryant Wright, in his last message as president of the SBC, called on his fellow Southern Baptists to "repent of theological idolatry."

  • SBC Issues has a post offering to simplify the objections to Calvinism for the average person. You kind of get the feeling it isn't going to be all that objective when the author begins by saying, "I understand WHAT Calvinism says; I do not understand how anyone can be a Calvinist. I really in all honesty cannot understand how anyone can read the Bible and come away from it believing the 5 points of Calvinism."

  • Eric Hankins, coordinator of the recent SBC statement against Calvinism, likes the idea of a "sinner's prayer," provide that it is never "manipulatively employed or utilized apart from a clear articulation of the gospel." Regarding those who aren't fans of the sinner's prayer, he said, "The real problem that the New Calvinists have with the Sinner's Prayer is that they believe only certain people can come to faith, and they don't want the hopelessly condemned thinking they are saved or joining churches when they actually have no chance for life in Christ." he saying that he wants the hopelessly condemned thinking they are saved?

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