I’ve been in discussion with some Calvinists these days. What I hate with this kind of discussion is sometimes if not most of the times, it will get ugly. Some will become proud of what they believe in — thinking that they know everything. Worst, it will even make evangelical Christians hit each other as if they are not part of the same family. Well, some weirdos on both camps even claim that the people on the other side aren’t Christian!
Here’s Mark Driscoll, my favorite Calvinist, talking about Arminianism and Calvinism.
“To be fair, both teams are Christians. This is an in-house debate. They agree on the big issues of our faith… And the truth is, in both teams there are a few wing nuts, nut jobs, weirdos and nut balls (ughh, very true! :D ) just like your family… The proponents of these teams both love Jesus. … Arminians include …. (the list) … very nice people, we love them. … Here’s my point, if you’re an Arminian who loves Jesus, you can be a member of Mars Hill Church (Driscoll’s church). We’ll debate this with you, but we’re not gonna divide over this with you… we can disagree with all this but still love one another. There are doctrines that need to divide us, there are doctrines that need not divide us but rather we can discuss in a loving way as a family.”
Btw, I’m NOT a Calvinist NOR an Arminian. I simply refused to put my belief system in a box.