“And by Calvinist, I do not mean someone who grew up in the environs of Grand Rapids, and whose thought processes are tinctured with some elements of a by-gone Reformed tradition. I mean somebody who actually thinks that God is God, all the way up, all the way down, and all the way across” (Rules, pp. 253-254).
Have 'Em Delivered
Write to the Editor
Yes, it’s true that Calvinists “think” (not my word; his) that they have the measure of the infinite God. Perfectly and proudly content to accept the Platonic/Manichean/Augustinian chimera…Colossians 2:8
Shame on me. I almost missed this one. (If you are so busy at work that you can’t stop and gainsay irresistible salvation and irresistible reprobation, you are just too busy!)
Indeed, a God so sovereign that He could delegate the power of contrary choice (in the context of saving faith in the Truth) to every natural born sinner.
I’d love to get the Wilsonist take on those like me who bristle at having their mere Christianity labeled to a movement that appeared thousands of years after the faith first appeared.
It’s like hearing that the mother church came into being in the first century AD.
Who wants their faith tied to a johnny-come-lately innovation?!
Would Calvin mourn the term Calvinist?
Would Wilson want to look down in a couple hundred years and see us parading about as Wilsonists?