Friday, March 31, 2006

Swatting Calvinists?

A few days ago I ran across a blog called "calvinist flyswatter" with a subtitle that reads:

the reformed calvinist blogosphere produces theological flies. i swat them.

The "i" in this statement refers to someone who calls himself "Charles". Now, Charles is the same "Charles the brave" that James White responded to recently on his web cast over the interpretation of Matthew 23:37. Incidentally, for anyone wishing to hear the Calvinistic interpretation of this standard Arminian prooftext would do well to follow the provided link.

Anyway, I have been looking thru the articles on Charles' site hoping to find material to interact with here at Conversations. What I found however, is that most of what is written there is not written by Charles himself but by a fellow named Bob Ross who seems to have it in for James White. On top of this, Ross himself seems to have no problem with calvinism per se, but has issues with the particuliars of the "Ordo Salutis" or order of salvation. I'm no mathmatician, but I would hazard a guess that the material on this site written by Bob Ross that deals with the ordo salutis versus what Charles himself has written, is easily 80% or better and this includes the comment sections.

In light of these things, I can't help but wonder; why have a website about "swatting calvinists" when there is hardly anything on the site that directly challenges the five points themselves or is even written by the one claiming to swat "theological flies"?

1 comment:

Robbie said...

Good blog!