My Theology

From August 2009 to December 2009, one of the major topics of discussion at work has been theology. Namely the Calvinism vs. Arminianism argument. After doing some research into both sides I have come to the following conclusion. Reformed theology is (based on my understanding) the biblical theological standing. If you ask an Arminian what the purpose of prayer is the answer you would likely receive is; “To talk to God.” If you were to ask a Calvinist the same question they would say, “To know God” (i.e. to see things the way he does). Alistair Begg said, “Stop looking at God through the lenses of your circumstances, but look at your circumstances through the eyes of God” (Matt. 6:25-34). Allow me to summarize the two views like this Calvinism’s focus is on God, His sovereignty, His power, His mercy, His grace, the list goes on. Arminian’s focus more on Man and what his “responsibility” (i.e. his choice) is. We CANNOT choose God. God must choose us, all we can do is respond (Exodus 33, Romans 9). To think that we can essentially save ours (because that is what “choosing God” is) is straight heresy. 


One thought on “My Theology

  1. This whole walk with you in learning your personal theology has been very interesting. I am so glad that this has come about. It has really made you decide what YOU really believe and to look into the Bible for yourself and see what it says. It has helped me to grow immensely as well and has really pushed me towards a much more Biblical theology. LOVE!


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