In other words, Arminians are just stupid Christians who refuse to mature intellectually. Here is the quote: Calvinism is the natural theology written on the heart of the new man in Christ, whereas Arminianism is an intellectual sin of infirmity, natural only in the sense in which all such sins are natural, even to the … Continue reading J.I. Packer Calls Arminianism “an intellectual sin of infirmity”
Someone named JW ignored the stated purpose of the X-Calvinist Corner page and wrote the following: Congratulations to all ex-Calvinists. Now you have the right to go to hell. It's a precious right so guard it with all of your hearts. I am not sure what to make of it. Is this person suggesting that … Continue reading Baffling Comment
Why I Am Not A Calvinist (Tim Pierce)
Dr. Tim Pierce is doing a series on why he left Calvinism at his blog Inadequate in Myself. He seems to considers himself a non-Calvinist rather than an Arminian (the reasons for which have not yet been made clear in the series, though he has mentioned having problems with theological “systems” in general). His series … Continue reading Why I Am Not A Calvinist (Tim Pierce)
More on the Psychology of Calvinism
Billy Birch has written an excellent post on why certain Calvinists might tend to act the way that they do towards non-Calvinists. It is also a gentle and necessary reminder to us all to conduct ourselves with grace, compassion, and respect when discussing these controversial topics. Thanks Billy!
Calvinist Humility Displayed
Here are some comments taken from the combox of a recent post on apostasy in Hebrews by Ben Witherington. The first comments are from a Calvinist objector, followed by a small portion of Ben’s response. Many words don't mean truth, more likely much sin, as Prov 10:19 says, a big reason for the shallowness of … Continue reading Calvinist Humility Displayed
Does Self-abasement Please God?
Check out this excellent post at Theology and Snack. While some may equate self-abasement with humility [partcularly in Calvinist theology], Oswald Chambers puts things in proper perspective.