Calvinism and Arminianism:
Myths & Realities

One Calvinists relates: “My transition to Calvinism was somewhat reluctant, but the inevitable result of Christian maturity....”  (Sovereign Grace Church, emphasis mine)

This is how Calvinism is referred to as the Hard Truths.” But it is not true at all.

What happens is that people give in to the fatalistic precepts of Calvinism, and then boil in it.

Calvinist, R.C. Sproul, recalls his conversion to Calvinism: I no longer feared the demons of fatalism or the ugly thought that I was being reduced to a puppet. Now I rejoiced in a gracious Savior who alone was immortal, invisible, the only wise God.” (Chosen By God, p.13, emphasis mine)

Notice how Sproul follows MacDonald’s script. The easy way to transition into Calvinism is through doubt; one merely needs to become a skeptic. And then when one comes to see themselves as a small cog within a great machine of Determinism, as a new born Calvinist, they will reread the Bible, but this time, through the lens of Determinism.

Calvinist Charge:  Arminians are spiritually Immature.

Myth or Reality:  This works along the theme of Calvinists being better Christians, as being “Reformed” and superior.