This is a post from a fairly new blog I discovered and, despite its controversial title, has some important things to say about our assumptions in theology and the nature of God.
And this is why I’m re-blogging this particular post, because I think Jeff is hitting on something crucial to our understanding about the nature of God, what it means for Him to be sovereign, and the nature of sin and evil.
This is where I think Calvinism has missed it and caused a lot of unnecessary confusion, also causing many to have a wrong view of God and His sovereignty, even blaming and getting mad at Him for all the bad things in the world.
Please check it out and consider with an open heart and mind. 🙂
“Although, therefore, I thus affirm that God did ordain the Fall of Adam, I so assert it as by no means to concede that God was therein properly and really the author of that Fall…But how it was that God, by His foreknowledge and decree, ordained what should take place in Adam, and yet so ordained it without His being Himself in the least a participator of the fault, or being at all the author or the approver of the transgression; how this was, I repeat, is a secret manifestly far too deep to be penetrated by any stretch of human intellect. Herein, therefore, I am not ashamed to confess my utter ignorance.” A Treatise of the Eternal Predestination of God, 126 (by Jean Calvin)
Okay, let me explain the above quote – it’s a little hard to understand. Calvin states, unequivocally, that God ordained the Fall of Adam, but was not…
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