Isaiah 46:9-10. That’s why you need a (respectful and reverential) kick in your Arminian pants

 

One of the most controversial doctrines in Christianity is the role of a person’s will in coming to salvation. I am one of those who believe that the unregenerate will should be rebaptised total swill. In other word’s I’m a Calvinist. The very mention of Calvin sends Arminians (who are the bulk of Christians) and Jews into a tizz; for different reasons. The Arminian accuses Calvin of turning people into robots; the Jew accuses him of being horrible to Jews.

 

There is one passage in the Bible that should settle this matter of “free” will – but won’t.

 

Isaiah 46:9-10
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

 

If you believe that, you, an unregenerate person, can/has come to Christ (ultimately) on your own steam (you get to make the final decision), you could find yourself in hot heavenly water, for you are the person that must also say that Christ is begging people to come to him but in most cases fails. But how can God fail when it is clear that “I will do all my pleasure.” Do you really believe that God gets a kick out of failure? Yep, that’s what you must think BUT  will not to.

 

English: Jacobus Arminius

English: Jacobus Arminius (Photo credit: Wikipedia) That’s why you need a kick in your Arminian pants.