BEL continues airing the 1990s predestination debate between Bob Enyart and Calvinist pastor Brian Schwertley on whether or not God can change, whether or not He has decreed everything that happens, and whether your life follows a script completed before you were born. Michigan talk show host John Mangopoulos moderates on his long-running Battle of Ideas. Has it been decided in advance which if any of a person's children will go to heaven or hell? Sadly, but predictively, in his first comments, Bob said, "Does the Calvinist deny that God the Son became flesh? I would hope not." Bob worried that Calvinists, even well known ones, may start denying Christianity's central doctrine, the Incarnation, to defend pagan Greek absolute immutability. Sadly, in 2014 that fear became justified when R.C. Sproul Jr. and Dr. James Write repeatedly denied that God the Son took on a human nature. See kgov.com/sproul-and-white-
Today's Resource: Predestination & Free Will Debate
Can God change? Does He change? Has God pre-planned all events? Is your life following a complete script, written before you were born? Has it been decided in advance which, if any, of your children will go to heaven or hell?