In my previous post I drew attention to a person who called Jesus the Calvinist Messiah. As it turned out, this person was really just making fun of the way that some Calvinists tend towards elitist attitudes and equate their system of theology with the gospel itself.
But here is a guy who is quite for real. In the following post he essentially equates anyone who believes that God has endowed His creatures with a measure of free will with demon possessed swine:
That’s right, according to this guy if you do not hold to strict Calvinistic determinism then you are no better than a demon possessed pig! Thankfully, most Calvinists would never say (and hopefully never think) such things. Most Calvinists would consider this guy a hyper-Calvinist. Unfortunately, it seems that more and more Calvinists (especially on the internet) are moving towards this sort of elitist and militant attitude towards all those who disagree with them. I can’t count the times that Calvinists I have discussed my differences with have essentially questioned my salvation because I rejected their strange definition of sovereignty (exhaustive determinism). Hopefully, more and more Calvinists will take a stand against such ungodly attitudes. I fear that if they do not they will eventually be swept up in this same sort of thinking.
Maybe this will eventually lead to the end of the Calvinist “resurgence”. It has been said that Calvinist resurgences are almost always plagued with a move towards hyper-Calvinism that eventually kills the movement. Could it be because hyper-Calvinism is the logical and consistent conclusion of exhaustive determinism? I think so, but I am glad that so many Calvinists are willing to live with inconsistencies rather than pursue that route. However, it seems that more and more Calvinists, in an effort to be consistent, are tending towards hyper-Calvinism. If this leads to the demise of the movement, I can’t say that I will be overly disappointed (as much as I like being called a demon possessed pig and all).