Currently, part of my morning worship involves reading some sermons of Jonathan Edwards. He quoted a verse that had been under my radar. It is a good verse for those Calvinists who are into the U, L and I of TULIP. It drips with the undeserved, limited and irresistible.
(Acts 13:48 KJV) And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.If my total exposure to the Bible rested on this verse I would sign up at my local Baptist church. Or maybe I wouldn’t. It all depends on whether I was scheduled for it or not. Of course, if I was not scheduled for it, I won’t be interested. If I am interested, it is not because I am really interested but because I have been programed to be interested. My head spins with the circle I am locked into.
Anyway. As an Arminian, I am aware of selected verses that support the main points of Calvinism. As an Arminian, I am also aware of the multitude of verses that make it an incomplete understanding of grace and sovereignty.
I consider this a disagreement in the family. Please don’t throw me out with the bathwater, I might be elect and you just don’t know it.
homo unius libri