Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How Should Christians Handle Arminianism & Calvinism?

The Kummeropolis has reported on a decision by the Arbuckle Baptist Association in Oklahoma to not even bother discussing Calvinism as Terry Mott, the DOM, says it is not even "...a legitimate topic we need to debate".

Tony over at Kummeropolis says:
This would be a good time for me to confess publicly to opting out of the Building Bridges conference. I know, everyone who is cool will be there. But ultimately we are talking about two different religions. [The reformed] have different Gods, different ways of salvation and different agendas in the world. There is not bridge over that mess that I want to cross. Let me state it plainly, the good people in Arbuckle (and their kin) are right. There is nothing to discuss or debate. Either the Bible teaches reformed theology, or it doesn’t.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-What do you say concerning reformed theology?
-Do those of a reformed position indeed worship other "Gods"?
-John Owen once said that the gospel of the Belgic Semi-Pelagians is a different gospel than the gospel of the reformed- Owen was very much reformed. Your thoughts?
-How should these two schools of thought be handled by those professing to be Christian?
-Is there another viable position besides Calvinism and Arminianism?

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