Calvinism and Arminianism

Perhaps after losing salvation one of the more heated discussion involves Calvinism and Arminianism, or simply predestination versus free will — did God choose me or did I choose Him?

Churches split over this issue, and that’s sad. Each side offers their proof, but both are right… and wrong as well. Here’s one verse cited:

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me (John 6:37)

AH HA! Proof text. It’s Calvinism! God chose and you have no choice! Of course, Jesus continues:

… and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

AH HA! Proof text. It’s Arminianism! It’s your free-will choice!

Oh wait, Calvinism and Arminianism are both in one verse (one sentence even). Ooops. Tilt.

The Calvinism and Arminianism debate stems from a lack of understanding of Einstein’s Relativity. It’s simply a matter of Frame of Reference. If you understand Einstein’s relativity (it’s not really that hard, see the previous link), you’ll quickly notice the predestination versus free will debate simply views the same event from two different reference frames.

Both are right in what they assert, both are wrong denying the truth.

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Recommended Citation:
Yeager, Darrin "Calvinism and Arminianism" (2023-11-23 14:45),
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