Thursday, October 23, 2008

Calvinism blasphemes the Living God

From here:

A kind lady writes of Romans 9:
"it then goes on to say that they are “prepared for destruction” and then contrasts them with “vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory”. If the contrast was not there, I think it could certainly be describing us all who at some point were objects of wrath, but the analogy fails for me if it’s not talking about two distinct groups of people."
In that particular verse there is a distinction being made, but it is not between those created for life and those predestined to hell. I bring up "objects of wrath" to point out that all of us are by nature in that category. Would the Calvinist say, "God created all of us for destruction, but then created some of us again for life"?

In our wisdom we assume sometimes that which God does not say, which is why He warns us to speak only His words.

What does God say? Does He have mercy on some as the Calvinists teach, or does He have mercy on all?
"For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all" (Romans 11:32).
The author observes also,
"You say that Calvinism denies God’s kindness, forbearance, and patience to many. I think a Calvinist would say that it is God who does that."
The God of the Bible has had mercy on all but, as you state correctly, "a Calvinist would say it is God who does that."

Clearly, it is not God Who refuses His mercy to some, it is the Calvinist, by which he blasphemes the Living God.