- According to one blogger who misunderstands what Lordship salvation is, "[Lordship salvation] is the unsupportable belief that the PERFORMANCE of good works, the PROMISE of good works, or the EVIDENCE of good works MUST accompany faith in Christ in order to make that faith result in eternal life." Oh, and John Calvin and Charles Spurgeon were false teachers. I would remind him that scripture does teach that the bearing of fruit is proof we are Christ's disciples (John 15:8). True believers will persevere in the faith, with Christ sustaining us to the end (1 Corinthians 1:8).
- Michael Hansen gives an example of "Calvinism" (i.e. God's sovereign will superseding human will) in the Old Testament.
- Enter to win a free copy of Jeremy Walker's book The New Calvinism Considered.
PBS ran this profile last week as part of its Religion & Ethics Newsweekly:
Read the transcript here
I pity the fool...
...and pray for him.
- Is your God good? Roger Olson's is.
- Pastor Chris Noland believes Calvinism is a false doctrine. Apparently our free will wasn't affected by sin as much as everything else. But we Calvinists do get eternal security right, so we have that going for us.
- Austin Fischer, author of Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed, says:
I began my journey out of Calvinism when I realized that if I were to be a consistent, honest Calvinist I would have to believe some terrible things about God. I realized I, personally, could not have Calvinism and a recognizably good God whose heart was fully revealed at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. I could not have Calvinism and a God who would rather die than give humans what they deserve. For me, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was something too generous for Calvinism to make sense of.Why is it most former Calvinists seem to have never truly understood Calvinism?
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