As I prepared to educate myself in the areas in which Calvinist believers are victimized as portrayed by Craig Brown in The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism, I thumbed through the chapters to get a feel for what was coming in the little book. The casually vituperative author appears unsophisticated with regard to the important distinctions between Calvinist and Arminian theology as suggested by the first passage my eyes landed upon;
We will look at each of the five points of Calvinism, which are summarized by the acronym TULIP, and the Arminian response. (Arminians also have a flower, the daisy, because their doctrinal system says, in effect, “He loves me, He loves me not.”)
Perhaps I should just go ahead and offer this up on eBay for a quarter right now…
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Hah! Also….um how seriously can we take an author who knows not his history!? Pretty sure “TULIP” was the response to the Arminian Remonstrance, not the other way around.
Yeah, thats pretty funny but so true of how many Christians live their lives. He loves me, he loves me not……
So true! Why has gospel preaching gotten so watered down that people lack the confidence in God’s love that is so essential to the Christian life?
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