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WHY CALVINISM IS RECOGNIZED AS A SYSTEM OF DOUBLE-THINK
Min 4:46 – Calvinist Steve Lawson
“We’re dependent upon god to open people’s eyes and *ALLOW* them to see the truth.”
Do we see the reference here to ALLOW?
A conception – only logically coherent with the existence of “mere” permission.
A conception that requires at least some minimal degree of mental autonomy.
Both of which are totally rejected in the Calvinist’s systematic.
Calvin’s god does not *ALLOW* people to do anything.
Because “mere” permission logically entails Libertarian functionality
Which – as Calvinist Paul Helm’s affirms: “Is ruled out by determinism”.
So how can the Calvinist mind explicitly reject “mere” permission – predicated on Libertarian functionality – and then without blinking implicitly appeal to what he rejects.
ITS CALLED DOUBLE-THINK
William Lane Craig
“Universal Divine Causal Determinism (aka Calvinism) is an unlivable belief system”
“Go about your office AS-IF nothing is determined in any part”
“Here me carefully. If you are totally determined, then you are pre-wired, to think the way you do. Your nature is that you are hard-wired to come out to a single conclusion.
What is input into the computer is what ultimately comes out.
This is the bondage of total subjectivity.”
Similar to Solipsism – Calvinism requires DOUBLE-THINK
And the outward expression of DOUBLE-THINK is DOUBLE-SPEAK
The John Calvin quote is funny. There is a Soviet propaganda poster for Soviet workers which states “Work as if you are working for yourself”.
Zacharias among others don’t see the contradiction in the eternal now or exhaustive foreknowledge that they hold. Pre-determined and pre-known and pre-scripted have the same impact on alternative choices.