4 Questions 4 Calvinists

, posted by drwayman

1. If Calvinism were true, what is the point of the Final Judgment for the unbeliever? It would be like me walking into a courtroom and the judge telling me that I get a life sentence because He did not elect me into his special club. How could a God with a mind for perfect justice do this?

2. It is well established that God tests our faith. If Calvinism were true why would God do that, if we are either destined or not destined to have faith?

3. If Calvinism were true, why did God have to give such an aggressive personal revelation to Paul in order for him to convert to Christianity? Why not simply flip the switch of faith if we have no choice in the matter?

4. Calvinists often use Ephesians 2:8-9 to give support for predestination without free will. This is erroneous. What about these examples?

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast”.

A) A rescue worker saved a drowning person by grace (i.e., for free and from unmerited favor) through that person’s response (for human faith by anyone’s definition is a human act), say their receiving of the rope thrown to them, would in no way imply that the person was caused to take the rope or that the person saved himself.

Or:

B) A generous rich man gave John a gift by grace (i.e., for free and from unmerited favor) through John’s response (for human faith by anyone’s definition is a human act) of accepting the gift would in no way imply that John was irresistibly caused to accept the gift or that he gave the gift to himself.

Or:

C) A generous doctor performed a life saving operation for a poor man by grace (i.e., for free and from unmerited favor) through the poor man’s response (for human faith by anyone’s definition is a human act) of consent to the doctor’s generous offer would in no way imply that John was irresistibly caused to consent to the operation or that he performed the operation on himself.