Does Calvin Teach God Damned the Son?

One of Jay Dyer’s most oft repeated criticisms of Calvinism is the idea of Substitutionary Atonement; specifically because he alleges that it logically leads to God damning the Son. This is a blasphemy which destroys the intertrinitarian fellowship. He will usually refer to a blog he collaborated on, helping to curate citations from Reformed theologians saying as much. I am not here to defend every … Continue reading Does Calvin Teach God Damned the Son?

Does Calvin Teach God Deceives People?

Introduction Someone left a comment on another post I wrote regarding assurance of salvation claiming that Calvin teaches God lies to people, the elect included, about their salvation. Jean Calvin expressly states in the Institutes that the Calvinist God lies to people even the “elect” cannot be certain of their salvation. They may go to heaven, they may not. Depends on their spiritual state at … Continue reading Does Calvin Teach God Deceives People?

Jesus, Calvin, and Holidays

Jesus and Tradition Jesus’ condemnation of Pharisaical traditions seems to supply a sufficient blow to the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW). Now when the Pharisees gathered to [Jesus], with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their … Continue reading Jesus, Calvin, and Holidays