Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Quote/Thought for the day: which version of salvation?

Calvinists take the verses outlining God's sovereignty at face value (which they should do), and explain away the apostasy passages. Arminians take the apostasy passages at face value, and explain away the glorious promises of a guaranteed perseverance. Thought experiment. What would happen if you took them all at face value? You would get in trouble with everybody, like the guy in the Civil War who tried to make peace by walking in between the armies with a blue coat and gray trousers. (Via No Root in Himself)

So seriously, what would happen if we took the classic Calvinist texts (e.g. Matthew 11:25-27, John 6;65, Acts 13:48) and the classic Arminian texts (e.g. Deuteronomy 30:19, Isaiah 1:18-19, John 7:17) seriously? Is it time to abandon the trad distinctions and start the CalviArmi? For a more helpful answer see the wise advice given at No Root in Himself

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