Originally posted on Arminian Theology. Any hitherto reference to “this site” is a reference to Arminian Theology. While this represents that site’s official policy, we felt it apt to recommend this policy to other bloggers.
Every so often, I will receive some level of criticism from Calvinists for not replying to each and every comment that is submitted to this site (or at least questions about why I haven’t replied to a particular comment). While there could be any number of reasons why I may not reply to a particular comment, I have now sovereignty decided to adopt a Calvinistic outlook as to how I maintain this site.
So how come I may not respond to each and every comment?
Who are you, O man, to answer back to the administrator of this blog?
By the decree of the administrator of this blog, for the manifestation of his glory, some comments are predestined to receive a reply; and others foreordained to receive no response.
To those comments that are predestined to receive a reply, he, according to his sovereign administrative purpose for this blog, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of his will, has chosen to give a reply, out of his mere free grace and love, without any foresight of anything in the comment, or commenter, as conditions, or causes moving him thereunto; and all to the praise of his glorious grace.
The rest of the comments he was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of his own will, whereby he extends or withholds reply, as he pleases, for the glory of his sovereign administrative power over this blog and the comments contained herein, to pass by.
What shall you say then? Is there injustice on the blog administrator’s part? By no means! For he says to you, “I will reply to whom I will reply, and I will converse with whom I will converse.” So then it depends not on the comments, but on the blog administrator, who responds.