Friday, January 23, 2009

Calvinism vs. Arminianism (and Me)

Care to try and convince me?


Jenna said...

nope. but, i like your diagram. i'll just say that God predestined you to make it before the foundations of the earth were laid.

Rachel said...

dang it, i was really hoping for a debate here. I wanted to know people's thoughts.

I fit into the diagram right about where you are, but probably leaning a little more towards the free will side.

Larry Shallenberger said...

Danielle and I tweeted about this.

The moral code and judgment in the Bible presupposes free will.

But Paul drops bombs like "election" and "predestination."

The Bible spends zero words trying to reconcile the two.

It wasn't until the Enlightmentment era, that the church tried to systematize and reconcile the tension.

Blythe said...

Growing up, I was trained to be a Calvinist. I've certainly swung to the middle, though. My husband is a bit more Arminian than I... we're a good balance (as long as we don't debate it endlessly)