It is a major premise of my book The Calvinist Universalist that there are only two viable theological options for any reasonable student of the Scriptures--Calvinism and Universalism. To this effect, I often quote Thomas Thayer, who wrote:
It’s no secret that Evangelical Christians are not fans of the self-esteem movement. And I’d be willing to bet it’s even less popular among Calvinists than among Christians in general.
Whence evil? It is a question that has occupied the minds of theologians for centuries. As for the answer, it depends on who you ask.
In “Answering The Charges Part 1” I respond to Fisk's attempt to link Universalism and Atheism. I would now like to suggest that his own system—Arminianism—and the one employed by the remainder of Christianity—Calvinism—are in fact the ones that deserve to be lumped together with Agnosticism; indeed I would go as far as to suggest that of the three systems, Universalism is the only one that actually opposes Agnosticism.
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God's Promises are not at a discount, but rather at a premium. His "paper" is worth more than the face value, not less. Any explanation of a scripture that belittles it, that seems to fall far short of the language used, may be looked upon at once with suspicion, for the reality of God's truth is not below, but far above the power of human expression.