Apparently, I am Fed-up With All the Whining About Symptoms of Calvinism
Apparently, I begin the New Year completely fed-up with all of the whining about the symptoms of Calvinism which is a false gospel. Christians seem to be oblivious to the fact that ill behavior flows from bad ideas. The blogosphere is saturated with incessant whining about the spiritual abuse and tyranny foisted on the American church by Calvinism, but yet, they refuse to address the core of the problem. Hence, many blogs have become little more than the National Inquirer adorned in Bible verses.
But though annoying, there is a reason for it: we are Protestants. Our foundation is Calvin and Luther who believed that Christians remain totally depraved and ignorant. Therefore, present-day Christianity in this country is predicated on the idea that we must be led by a sanctified pre-ordained academia. Like Catholicism? Absolutely, because the Reformers maintained Rome’s metaphysical presuppositions; especially in regard to mankind, and only changed their doctrine which strives for the exact same goal: CONTROL.
That’s why we have such a comfortable relationship with St. Augustine and the fact that our Protestant founding fathers were his followers. This is why we whine about spiritual abuse but continue to give these guys our money:
Ya, they’re bad guys, but we need them. I mean, look what David did, but he was God’s anointed. Israel needed him.
And why do we continually whine about symptoms while giving them our money when their philosophy and doctrine is clearly anti-God and anti-Bible? Because: we do not deem ourselves capable of speaking to their doctrinal error. We are not qualified. We could falsely accuse them because we have supposedly not been preordained to see Christocentric reality the way they do. God gave them metaphysical eyes that we don’t have. And if we step out and teach with the authority of the word, and without their permission, we may be found naked by them. Our hidden “ignorance” may be exposed. Reformed despots have worked for 510 years to develop this unspoken bondage.
So, we know our place and only speak to the behavior. We are exactly like the slaves in the South during the Civil War who were powerless to do anything but complain about the abuse. Or so they thought. Others questioned that assumption and sought solutions. The results speak for themselves. America now has a two-term black President. Christians should take note of that. Like him or love him, Obama is solution oriented. And any Christian who likes to speak their mind probably benefits from the Civil Rights Movement because the hangman’s noose differs little from the burning stake stoked with green wood for those who dared to understand Scripture apart from Reformed elders. The abuse we see today is Reformed Light tamed by the U.S. Constitution.
Look, rat on the behavior—keep doing that, but when are folks going to start blogging about the philosophy and the doctrine?
When they think they have the authority and capability to do so.
Well, touché. Yes, I know about the behavior, but what about the fact that these guys believe that we are resaved every day and that we can only receive daily forgiveness that maintains our justification in their churches? Heeeellllloooooo.
I posted a comment on a blog and the response from the author hit a nerve and prompted this post (here). My response was so knee-jerk that I stopped and pondered why I responded in that way. Hence, the title of this post. I’m clearly exasperated. But I let the comment stand.
Stop whining and study to show thyself approved. And then blog about it. Until the doctrine is dealt with, we will continue to be slaves to heretics rather than the Chief Shepherd.