Hopefully I am not opening a hornets nest here as the previous post on Calvinism/pre-destination did not go well. Yesterday there was a comment posted by Deliah saying the following:
Im a Christian and I dont agree with Calvinist doctrine at all. I think its a false doctrine made by some guy who misinterept a Bible scripture and built a church out of it. I dont understand election because we all have free will on rather we want to recieve Christ or not and He wants us to make that choice. If thats not the case then were all a bunch of robots being controlled by God who wants to damn most of the human race to Hell all for the good pleasure of His will according to Calvinism. What an offensive, ogarish way to protray the living God.
It was because of this comment that I decided to do this post. A good friend of mine, David Wilkenson (Not to be confused with the pastor), wrote a paper on actual Molinism. He gave his permision for me to publish it here. Here is what he says about the paper:
So I did this research paper on this philosopher in the 1500’s named Molina. He was an absolutely brilliant man, who does a tremendous job reconciling perfect divine predestination with totally free will. It’s too bad that he was less known (or less listened to) among Protestants because what he has to say is in my opinion a nearly flawless resolution of the Calvinism and Arminian debate.
I am not doing this post to convince anyone, but just as some good food for thought, prayer and discussion. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.