The sport of ‘Calvin bashing’ seems to be a favorite sport of more than a few professing Christians. More seem to be adept at blaming John Calvin for doctrines he didn’t invent.
I ought to know, because I used to be one. But that was years ago now. I decided to actually study the man, his doctrine, as well as the despised T.U.L.I.P. I figured I owed it to the man. What I knew about him was mostly what others told me about him, and it wasn’t good. So I did my homework, which included analyzing nearly all of the objections to Calvinism. What I learned was for me an eye opener and an occasion for genuine repentance for just having listened and trusted what other ‘older’ Christians had been telling me.
Is it really John Calvin that the Calvin ‘bashers’ hate, or the notion that the human will of fallen men isn’t as ‘free’ as they think it is?
Food for thought and discussion on a Wednesday morning.