a pox on both your houses


The Calvinist: God will save only those he wants to save.

The Arminian: He wants save everyone; God is all-loving. He died to save everyone.

The Calvinist: If God is all-powerful, he will not fail to save those he wants to save. Not all will be saved. But, if you say God wants to save everyone, then you have to admit that he will fail because not all will be saved. If he fails, then he is not all-powerful and therefore he is not God.

The Arminian: But, the Bible clearly states that God wants to save everyone. That’s what an all-loving God would do. If he only saves a select group, then he does not love everyone. If he does not love all, then he is not all-loving and therefore he is not God.

The Calvinist: God loves everyone, but his love is an expression of his all-powerful nature. God’s highest name is Sovereign. God sends people to Hell as an expression of his Soveriegnty.

The Arminian: God is all-powerful, but his sovereignty is an expression of his all-loving nature. God’s highest name is Love.

The Calvinist: No. your God is not all-powerful. He cannot save everyone and is therefore impotent.

The Arminian: Well, your God is not all-loving. He will not save everyone and therefore shows some people love and hates others.

 

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