Today was a beautiful example of the confusion in Calvinist ranks. The sermon was taken from Luke 14:11-24. It was the parable that tells of a man giving a dinner and everyone cancels at the last minute so he invites everyone to come. It was an evangelistic sermon. People were being invited to the table. At one point the pastor made a big point of how he might remove you from his guest list if you didn’t come, God never would. He was very clear about once your name was down you were part of the family. He spoke to those who had once known Jesus but had drifted away. He said something to the effect that you are a Christian but you have not been to the table recently. It was very heartwarming except he totally ignored the last verse of the parable.
(Luke 14:24 KJV) For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.This last verse tends to undermine several points of his doctrine. This seems to be a grace that is resistible and a perseverance that is not guaranteed.
I believe that Calvinists will make it to heaven if they repent and believe. That is true of any theological group. I don’t have a hard time with Reformed theology because they are going to Hell but because you have to twist and strain so much to make it fit the full counsel of scripture.
Eternity is going to be a very long time because it will take that long to straighten each other out.
homo unius libri