A comment from my friend Ed, on a post concerning ‘original sin’:
Whose truth is more truer? Satan used scripture perfectly when tempting Jesus. But Jesus scripture whipped him. You seem to think that what I believe is an invention of my own mind. Not so. We are non-Calvinists for a reason. We believe that Calvinism is of Satan, not of God. It can be equated to this: Allah is the same God that Christians and Jews believe in. WRONG! Calvinism is a pseudo Christianity. Calvin, a former Catholic is NOT the end all, be all for all generations after him. He was wrong, and all who use his name is wrong. Calvinism is infiltrating the Southern Baptist churches…many of the congregation do not believe in Calvinism, but they believe in what I believe, and they are being forced to buy into it. There is problems in your “movement”. Even amongst Calvinists, you cannot even agree amongst yourselves in certain areas. But, you all seem to have those voices inside your heads, claiming it’s the Holy Spirit. So, lets cut to the chase. Whose truth is more truer? Calvinism, or non Calvinism.
Since the original post had nothing to do with Calvin or Calvinism, I thought I would post it on its own, exactly as written.
Yes, my friends, Calvinism is ‘Satanic pseudo-Christianity’, its infiltrating infiltrating the SBC, and Southern Baptist folks are being forced to buy into it! There you have it.
There are too many levels of wrong headedness in the comment to respond – I wouldn’t know where to start. Perhaps Ed would like to elaborate on one or two of his assertions so that there could be intelligent discourse based on careful exegesis of the Biblical text, church history concerning Calvinism and/or the SBC with its Calvinistic roots.
Until that happens, any attempt to dialogue with friend Ed (and his friends who believe like him) would I fear be rather pointless. Neither do I desire to turn this blog into debate about Calvinism. I would rather get to the bottom line, which I don’t think is about John Calvin, but about the nature of Fallen man. Calvin is just a convenient scapegoat.
So if you are reading this, please pray for Ed and his friends, that their hearts might be sufficiently softened and their minds opened to the truth of sovereign grace. Pray also that they might actually study church history before Calvin, and maybe even the history of the SBC, It would help their blood pressure, I’m sure.