Whether it’s school shootings, child abuse, rape or your own children disobeying you, the Calvinist will find himself to be in a real pickle. A major tenant of Calvinism, usually hidden from new initiates until they swallow the hook down further, is that for God to be extolled as sovereign, God must be the originating determiner of all things–including sin and evil. As such sovereignty is re-defined as a meticulous and exhaustive divine determination of every choice, every event and thus every influencing desire that gives rise to such choices and events.
But this leaves Calvinists in a real logical bind when it comes to questioning, judging or denouncing anything in this world as being truly morally wrong. They may have a personal dissatisfaction with their own sin or the sin of others. But how to question it as being truly wrong? For what God has predestined has he not more or less condoned? Any true Calvinist who wants to distance himself from a particular societal evil and question its moral rightness must somehow annul himself from all logic that would throw the question back into his face and force him to answer why its logically right to question and abhor what God has allegedly divinely determined?
But to ask this of the Calvinist is to ask too much of them, which is why you will never get a straight-forward answer. Usually the move made is to punt to mystery. But to make mystery out of absurdity and heresy, especially when God’s character is at stake, may be the worst evil of all. -Strider MTB