Friday, December 28, 2012

This Week in Calvinism - December 28, 2012

  • Roger Olson doesn't understand why Calvinists abhor acts of evil if they are foreordained by God. He goes so far as to say that if he held a Calvinist view of God's sovereignty, he would do his "best to push aside feelings of moral repugnance in the face of, for example, child murders, and view them stoically if not as causes for celebration." He seems to ignore the fact that if God didn't foreordain the sinful actions of man, the crucifixion of Christ could never have been God's predestined plan of salvation. At best, it would only have been one of an infinite number of possibilities.

  • When facing tragic events, a common question is, "Where was God?" Most of us never ponder that when good things happen.

  • John Newton on self-righteous Calvinism.

  • Interesting fact about the apostles: "None of them believed that they had been predestinated to salvation." I guess that includes even those who wrote about predestination in scripture.

  • Did you know that the angel who appeared to Joseph in Matthew 1 was a Calvinist?

  • Enjoy a plethora of free ebooks from Monergism.com

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