Triston sent this comment by email and I thought I would pass it on. It brings back memories of days past when I would spend hours day after day debating theological issues such as determinism and free will (usually framed as Calvinism and Arminianism in Christian circles).
Say, if anybody wants to throw out a comment about determinism (predestination, Calvinism, unconditional election, etc.) and/or free will (does God limit his control?), feel free. I’d be glad to throw in my thoughts at points and respond to comments.
Triston’s comment is in reference to a post from a few days ago: https://derek4messiah.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/limits-of-knowledge-brilliant-ben-witherington-comments/
I wanted to comment to your recent comments on Calvinism, but since I’m not a member of wordpress, it seemed easier just to email.
As a staunch Calvinist I have yet to find any other Christian belief system which gives more glory to God for our salvation than Calvinism. That is it’s attraction to me and, I would think, to most all Calvinists. Is it a flawless system? I would not go that far. Is it the best Christians have come up with in a faithful attempt at understanding God and His Word? I would say “Yes.”
PS: I’ve enjoyed some of your posts on Jewish theology.