Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I am more on the side of Free Choice than being The Elect. I believe that God offers all Salvation but that we have to make that choice to choose Him. is a great post written by Richard Dahlstrom I read on the BWC Blog.

The New Calvinism... be careful

(Excerpt below)

The tired old argument between Calvinists and Arminiests about the nature of free-will and God's sovereignty is a classic example of how dangerous, in some settings, certitude is. The reality is that we're treading on the ground of mystery when we try to ascertain the interplay of man's choice and God's activity. Both are true, in ways that can't be harmonized adequately this side of eternity. There's some MYSTERY here, and when we fail to leave the mystery as mystery, offering instead a systematized answer, we do damage to the scriptures, and the systems we create run the grave of risk of distorting the character of God, as is evidenced by the doctrine of a limited atonement, which is a logical consequence of Calvinism, yet not in keeping with God's character in the Bible. (Mystery is nothing new by the way. We accept the mystery of the trinity, the full deity and humanity of Jesus, without trying to disect it. We tried, early on in church history, and decided it couldn't be done.)

But now, suddenly, at the beginning of the 21st century, after 2000 years of failing to dissect the argument well enough to settle it, a few men have come along and figured it out for us. The answers, missing for literally millenia, are now here. "Thank you! Thank you! I can sleep now at night knowing the mystery is solved."



Blogger Larry Shallenberger said...

Richard Dalstrom, another writer on the blog, wrote that piece. Not me. And I agree. It's wonderful!

3:52 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks for the correction Larry. I'll correct the info on my blog now.


7:07 AM  

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