Caricatures that are Tiring
Tony Jones recently used this quote to describe why he rejects Calvinism and leans towards Universalism:
I reject Calvinism because I find the doctrine of election to be loathsome. I don’t find God worthy of worship, praise or service if he created people with the intention of torturing most of them forever. True, such actions would demonstrate his sovereignty and “justice” but it is hard to see those actions as loving and praise-worthy. Also, I don’t see how Calvinism allows for a dynamic and interactive relationship between God and humanity. We end up being mere puppets and playthings (Richard Beck).
Well, this sort of caricature of Calvinism is not new, but it is tiring. This seems like an example of one who reads only material biased against Calvinism – pretty short-sighted. There are so many wrong presuppositions behind this statement, where does one begin? I wonder how you would respond to such a caricature?