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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Human Freedom Is Not Divine Smoke and Mirrors

"Throughout church history, the majority of Christians did not consider it an offense to the glory of God to believe that God intentionally limited divine power over people in order for them to exercise genuine human freedom, despite the risk of sin and evil. In fact, divine self-limitation should be viewed as a more holistic expresion of sovereignty, because a greater good occurs than if people are always controlled, as in a divine determinism."--Don Thorsen, Calvin vs Wesley: Bringing Belief in Line with Practice, pp. 39-40.

2 comments:

Lewis Schofield said...

Calvin was was wrong.
His supporters seem to like their theology more than they know & love God.

Allan Bevere said...

Lewis,

I don't really think your comments are fair. I know plenty of Calvinists who deeply love God and who strive to know God.