[Linux4christians] Baptists (was Re: Ex-Muslim's college, speech disrupted by arson.)
pastordavid at bibleseven.com
Fri Dec 11 19:25:51 EST 2009
It is my reading that they both promote error that makes God
a liar; Calvin saying that God "offers" a free will choice
for Heaven but really has fixed-the-game and mandated double
predestination - rendering the sacrifice of Christ an
unnecessary and meaningless charade. Arminius causing the
same theological facade - since everyone is saved.
I am applying "The test of the logical extreme" to evaluate
Proponents of both views do amazing "dances" to avoid the
inevitable conclusions of their philosophies - but at the
end of the day predestination is merely warmed-over pagan
fatalism and cheap grace denies the eternal consequences
Neither philosophy is at all necessary to a right
understanding of the Word of God - I know that because God
says so - He included *everything* we need in His Word and
neither Calvin or Arminius are mentioned nor were they
invited to author one of His Books.
They were as much political as theological formulations in
the days when religion was an excuse for thugs desirous of
control and power - not to say that either was such - only
that their writings must be understood in proper
This is why I am so resistant to much, if any, reliance upon
"church" history for a right Biblical understanding - just
too much politics and too little unpolluted scholarship.
As a modern example - our current USA president is incapable
of understanding the corrosive consequences of his policies
upon the economy, freedom, and national sovereignty because
he has been indoctrinated his entire life to despise much of
what makes the USA unique. He simply lacks the knowledge
and perspective to be wise - and never should have been
elected to such an office.
Calvin & Arminius were also "captive" to their culture.
The best Biblical scholarship begins and ends with the Word
of God - any external template dooms one to error - God says so.
> On Dec 11, 2009, at 9:17 AM, Pastor David wrote:
>> BTW: I still believe that based on the Bible Calvin and Arminius both
>> promulgated Biblical heresy, as does the
>> RC religious-political entity.
> Just out of curiosity, do you mean you think both Calvin and
> Arminius were teaching things that are damnable? Or are you using a
> broader definition of heresy?
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