Friday, March 13, 2009

Time Reports On Calvinism

I wonder if things in the SBC will get a little warmer with Calvinism appearing in all places...Time! Read a Time's article noting the emergence of the new Calvinists here. The last paragraph states,
Calvin's 500th birthday will be this July. It will be interesting to see whether Calvin's latest legacy will be classic Protestant backbiting or whether, during these hard times, more Christians searching for security will submit their wills to the austerely demanding God of their country's infancy.
Although I hardly think Calvinism will return to the stage or prominence as it had at this country's founding, it certainly may continue to "rise" among Evangelicals as they continue to study the Scriptures during a "dark time". As the article points out,
Like the Calvinists, more moderate Evangelicals are exploring cures for the movement's doctrinal drift, but can't offer the same blanket assurance. "A lot of young people grew up in a culture of brokenness, divorce, drugs or sexual temptation," says Collin Hansen, author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists. "They have plenty of friends: what they need is a God."
I agree. What Christians need is the One True and Living God, not a buddy.

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