What’s Wrong with Calvinism, Part 2, Video Series by Jerry Walls

Here’s part 2 of the series by Jerry Walls. “The Heart of the Matter”

 

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7 responses to “What’s Wrong with Calvinism, Part 2, Video Series by Jerry Walls

  1. slw

    I would think that any Calvinist would deny premise 3 for not referencing the elect. Pink denies 1, which is at least honest (even if unscriptural). In light of the scriptures that say explicitly that God wants all men to be saved (1 Tim 2:4 and 2 Pet 3:9), premise 4 is where the inescapable problem lies for the Calvinist. Since God is the only actor who matters when effecting salvation by their reckoning, God would have an internal inconsistency if he allowed any to not be saved. He would have willed or wanted something but would have acted against his own will.

    So regardless of whether one approaches the argument from God’s universal love (as did Walls) or from God’s will for universal salvation, if Calvinism is true, so is Universalism. If one to is to hold to traditional Calvinism with its elect and non-elect, that one must also face worshiping an impotent God. The only refuge is denying the meaning of words like “all” or figures like “the world.” That seems a tenuous premise to hang a whole theological system on.

  2. scot

    Except for Scripture. One has to ignore more verses of scripture to be an Arminian than to believe Augustine/Calvin.

  3. scot

    Jacob I loved, and Esau I hated…..(rejected) and that’s in both Testaments.

    • Do you hate your mom and dad? Luke 14:26.

    • Steve

      “Except for Scripture. One has to ignore more verses of scripture to be an Arminian than to believe Augustine/Calvin.”
      Scott,
      Calvinists twist the scriptures to fit their theology. You believe Augustine/Calvins interpretations rather than the plain words of scripture, i.e. your Jacob and Esau response. Perfect example, the text is referring to the nations, not individual salvation. You look at scripture through the “grid” of Calvinism. By the way, please advise which scriptures us non-Calvinists ignore. Or rather is it the case that we interpret them differently that Augustine/Calvin? The non-Calvinist has always had the better argument, taking into account the entire revelation of the scriptures, not zeroing in on a few passages that “seem” to support Augustine and Calvin.

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