The issue of election is quite the hot topic. It is fiercely debated within denominations, across denominations, and even across religions. One objection I commonly hear is that election means God is arbitrary. The argument often goes something like this: The Argument. “If election means that God ultimately decides who will be saved, then God […]
Calvinism: A Prayer And Evangelism Killer?
J.I. Packer once penned the words, “everyone is a Calvinist when he prays.” Â While I’m quite certain this statement is an outrage to those who hold a different doctrinal position, it is nonetheless a true statement. Â After all, why pray if God lacks the power to answer? Â And why seek to fulfill the Great Commission […]
What Is Calvinism?
What first comes into your mind when you see the word Calvinism? If you’ve heard the word, you likely have an opinion on it. And if you’ve ever talked with anyone else about it, you’ve probably found that they do, too. We’ll get into exactly why that is, but let’s first consider (very briefly) how […]