Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I've Never Appreciated Calvinism
Because Calvinism is completely man constructed theology, I've
never believed in his, Calvin's, teachings.
I attended a very
conservative Church as a kid, but never did hear any "Calvinistic
I can only say that I don't believe in works salvation,
nor could I believe in Calvinism. They have some things partially
right, but, unfortunately, it snowballs into something that's
corrupt and not Biblical. And, I realize people feel strongly on
both sides of the debate over Calvinism, so there's nothing
cynical about me being critical of Calvin's false teachings.
of Calvin's followers will use big words and extra-Biblical
sources to brag about their Gnostic knowledge. Do you see how
Calvinism blurs the lines of truth? People begin to look for
extra-Biblical literature to accommodate their theological
stances in Calvinism.
I heard a Calvinist minister the other day
claim if a woman was raped it was 'sanctioned by God.' Now, to
the Calvinist they may seem plausible. However, to anyone with
a soul that is spiritually destitute insinuation. This argument of
rape being sanctioned by God makes as much sense as saying
atheists cannot have morals without God. But they fail to realize
is God gave man a conscious. Therefore man can know right
from wrong, especially in a social structure which enabled a
shared. Thus, total depravity is crushed with
Psalms 20:27 The Lord gave us mind and conscience; we cannot hide from ourselves. These are a few, personal but Biblical, thoughts.