Monday, 6 June 2011

A Question For Arminians :

Since you believe that God is all-powerful and all-loving, why does God not cause everyone to be saved? What is so all-mightily restraining his will to be able to save all people?

If you respond by saying that it is the resisting free-will of the unbeliever that impedes God to change their hearts, then why pray, "God, change the unbeliever's heart"? If God is "all-loving" as you claim, should not his love for the hell-bound be more important than him "respecting" the resisting free-will? What sort of divine love is that in your worldview?

At the end of the day, your theology results in the difference of someone becoming saved—not through God's love and power—but through a felicitous factor in the sinner.

though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls" — Romans 9:11

H.T. Alpha and Omega


Anonymous said...

Is that your most cleaver argument against arminian theology?

1) you asked: "If God is "all-loving" as you claim, should not his love for the hell-bound be more important than him "respecting" the resisting free-will?"... well... that's the only true love that exists: the one that do respect the other one's freedom and free will... what kind of love is the one of a parent forbadind his son's freedom in order to avoid his sins?... G-d may operate things in order that someone may accept His grace, but He does not force His love or grace upon anyone... He's knocking at the door and into those who open it, in response to His precedent grace, He will come in...

dale mcalpine said...

I think you missed the context of the post. Please read it again and attempt to answer it, I think you will find, if you have not already that you are unable to answer it honestly without having to question arminian theology.

As for the false notion that Jesus is just helplessly knocking at the door of the sinners heart just hoping that they will let Him in is simply false and has no basis in scripture whatsoever.

Our will is not free, It is God's will that is free to choose whom He wills to choose :

Rom 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means!
Rom 9:15 For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."
Rom 9:16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.

In your zeal for arminian doctrine you inadvertantly attempt to raise sinful man above his natural created order and bring the creator down to mans level, please think about that!

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