The following is a seven-page letter I wrote in response to a Calvinist who came to our church and challenged our beliefs by email. The names have been removed out of respect for the recipients, and references to their previous email are in BLUE. I hope and pray you will read through and that you will find it helpful. You can also see a recent sermon post on this same subject. (http://links.acbc.ie/calvinismsermon) (Below is a photo of a statue of John Calvin, which is located in Budapest.)
Thank you for your email, and sharing ……… decision and your concerns.
Let me borrow your words for a moment : ”I wanted to personally say to you that before branding us as believing in false doctrine and settling that in your reasoning, I would ask you to prayerfully consider the following:” I am not in the business of branding, labelling and criticising every person I disagree with. I am, however, in the business of teaching and leading those who will be taught.
Let me take a moment to acknowledge the scriptures you quoted, and add that if those were the only scriptures in the Bible, than I would be a Calvinist in a heartbeat. If Romans 9:13-23 was the only passage I had, I could be a Calvinist, but this is not the case. Allow me to explain… Read the rest of the article…