Thursday, June 01, 2006

Saved by His Precious Blood

"As long as the fallen human mind is what it is, the Arminian way of thinking will continue to be a natural type of mistake. But it is not natural in any other sense. In fact, it is Calvinism that understands the Scriptures in their natural, one would have thought inescapable, meaning; Calvinism that keeps to what they actually say; Calvinism that insists on taking seriously the biblical assertions that God saves, and that he saves those whom he has chosen to save, and that he saves them by grace without works, so that no man may boast, and that Christ is given to them as a perfect Savior, and that their whole salvation flows to them from the cross, and that the work of redeeming them was finished on the cross. It is Calvinism that gives due honor to the cross."
- J. I. Packer

(Read the rest of Packer's "Saved by His Precious Blood": An Introduction to John Owen's The Death of Death in the Death of Christ HERE.)

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Whoa, Josh, that is a pretty bold post! I agree, of course. Don't you think, though, that most people believe that they are neither arminian nor calvanist? They have the idea that they are not choosing sides, they just ride the fence in the middle. I think a lot of good people think that is a possibility because they are scared of calvanism, but in reality they know arminianism isen't biblical.