Thursday, May 5, 2011

Moderate Calvinist Directory

The arguments for moderate Calvinism

1. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

2. Jude 5


Ryan said...

Was God's intention that Christ's death save all men or the elect alone? That's really the only issue I think I've ever had with your position.

Phil said...

If forced to answer I would say God intended to save only the elect because ultimately only the elect are saved. And if I had only one truth to utter I would side with the Calvinists rather than the Arminians in that Christ's death actually saves His people.

But I don't think it's good to speak of intention of God because
1. I don't think man is equipped with the faculties to understand or work with the secret will of God. Reason is fallen as well.
2. It often tends to be a spring board for leaving behind a Biblical concept of God, in that God does indeed desire all men to be saved, and He does urge all men to turn and repent.