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June 27, 2009



If we believed in predestination or double predestination, we probably wouldn't be Lutheran or Episcopalian or any other denomination of grace. However, I do think this Calvinist concept prevails in the fundamental and literal churches so common today. There is a human tendency these days to view salvation from a viewpoint of scarcity rather than abundance. If one looks from scarcity, it an advantage to believe in predestination because there are fewer people to threaten your salvation. If one comes from a view of abundance, the more the merrier!

John Petty

Supposedly, up to maybe 30% of baptist preachers subscribe to some form of Calvinism. I wonder how they square predestination with "making a choice for Jesus."

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