Category Archives: Critiquing Calvinism

Highlighting the troubled theology of Calvinism

John Calvin: Heresy Hunter with an Axe to Grind

“Does a fountain send forth at the same place both sweet and bitter water?” James 3:11 Did you know that John Calvin staunchly believed that executing unrepentant heretics was justified? Did you know that despite his reading of the New … Continue reading

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Calvinism: The “Gumby” Theology

Gumby—a green clay humanoid character that can twist and turn to get out of every predicament. A great toy it makes; a great theologian it does not. There is no greater theological imperative today then to restore Christianity to a … Continue reading

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The Folly of Doing Theology in an Echo Chamber: A Thorough Examination of Piper’s “Two-Wills of God” View

The Folly of Doing Theology in an Echo Chamber: A Thorough Examination of Piper’s “Two Wills of God” View By Strider MTB *Permission is freely granted to share this article in its entirety or in portions. My friends call me … Continue reading

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God’s Exploitation of the Devil’s “Thorns”

God’s sovereignty should never be seen as unilaterally determining or decreeing the evil actions or intentions of free agents (human or demonic) before the foundation of the world. Rather God’s sovereignty is best understood as exploiting the evil actions and … Continue reading

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A Critique of John Piper’s Theodicy: Calvinism’s Cognitive Dissonance. Part 4

John Piper, a passionate preacher much to be admired in many ways, expends no small amount of effort zealously seeking to discredit Arminianism or any belief he feels threatens divine truth–or at least his version of it. Curiously no matter … Continue reading

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A Critique of John Piper’s Theodicy: Are We God’s Evil Contract Assassins? Part 3

In my last post I ended saying that the key error of the Piper Theodicy is assuming that all acts—including all acts of moral evil are intended acts by the divine will via God’s exhaustive decrees. Rather than stop at the biblical … Continue reading

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A Critique of John Piper’s Theodicy: “Is God Morally Color-Blind?” Part 2

If anyone has read the works of John Piper, Jonathan Edwards or any mainstream Calvinist you know that they are committed to the view that God’s sovereignty means God has exhaustively decreed every act of men (and demons), such that … Continue reading

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