Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hegelian Relativist Christians

I don’t know how many other people do this, but I have a habit of reading the comments people make on blogs or in response to ‘controversial’ posts on Facebook. It never ceases to amaze me how ridiculous many people are. I generally find that a majority of those who write vitriolic responses have generally missed the whole point of the article or post. Another thing that frequently happens is a debate ensues between two or more responders, who end up arguing over something completely beside the original writer’s point. People just don’t seem to be able or willing to concentrate anymore.

But what amazes me most often is how Hegelian or relativistic so many Christians are. These are the same people who complain about secular society’s loss of moral compass and the denial of absolutes. But let someone make a strong two-fisted theological statement, and these same people turn into chicken-livered relativists. “Well, that’s your opinion…” You get the picture.

It’s fascinating to hear Christians rail against our degenerate society with its lack moral absolutes. They lament how the church has bought into this same moral subjectivity. Yet tell them that the Pope is the anti-Christ and see what they say. Claim that to be a true Calvinist one should advocate paedobaptism and watch the relativistic bullets fly. Call Arminianism a heresy and see what happens. Declare the imposture of Popery and watch the bullets fly. The same people who want absolutes, suddenly they think you are merely stating your opinions and that theirs are equally valid.

Calvinism and Arminianism cannot both be true. True Reformation Christianity cannot be compatible with Popery, despite what the compromising "evangelicals" of ECT say. Scripture affirms one view or the other. This should be clear to anyone willing to listen. Revelatory sign gifts are either still in operation or they are not. Baptism of infants is either valid or it isn’t. It’s funny though that when you affirm Calvinism, Cessationism and Paedobaptism and repudiate their opposites, you will hear the Hegelianism shine through.

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