Answered Questions – Why do Arminians hate the sovereignty of God?

A Calvinist named Avery asks in a mocking manner on Facebook group Calvinism, Arminianism, Pelagianism, Wesleyanism, Finneyism, Lutheranism…:

Why do Arminians hate the sovereignty of God?

John Moore responds, fittingly:

Why do Calvinists define “sovereignty” wrongly then make an idol of it and don’t think twice if they impugn and malign the character of God as long as they keep their idol intact?

8 comments

  1. Well, it is not the Calvinist who attacks God’s character. That would be the Arminian who calls the God of the Bible a “monster.” Secondly, the plain teaching of the Bible upholds the absolute predestination of all things. Arminians cannot accept a consistent exegesis of Scripture but must read into the text their kinder, nicer god who is finite and cannot do anything about evil.

    1. “Secondly, the plain teaching of the Bible upholds the absolute predestination of all things.”

      It certainly does not. Hard determinism is a concept formulated by pagan Greek philosophers and imported into Christianity by way of the Gnostic Augustine of Hippo.

      The covenent with Abraham, the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the New Covenent…these things were predestined. Not YOUR individual Salvation (or lack of it.)

      “…must read into the text their kinder, nicer god who is finite and cannot do anything about evil.”

      On the contrary. Calvinist eisegesis creates a God not only WILL NOT do anything about evil, he is in fact fully responsible for it—an impossibility, per Mark 3:25-26.

      By affirming that ALL things, including evil and sin, are predestined by God, Cavlinists are rightly charged with impugning God’s holiness.

    2. Calvinists don’t attack God’s character? Do you mean the Calvinists who preach that God is the sole author of evil? The Calvinists who preach a God who deliberately creates people with the intention that they will disobey Him, and for the sole purpose of sending those people to Hell? Those Calvinists?

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