Does Calvinism (with its upholding of unconditional election) really have good news for the despairing sinner? At most, a Calvinist can tell a disturbed soul that they could be among God’s elect. But, is such a response sufficient enough to engender hope in the heart of the broken? No, it is not. Nothing short of full assurance (no “could be’s”) that one can turn to God for relief from guilt will do.
The following YouTube video interacts with a 2003 sermon of John Piper’s and seriously questions whether the belief in unconditional election is good news for the despairing soul.