Wednesday, July 15, 2009

LUTHER'S HEIDELBERG DISPUTATON

Luther's Heidelberg Disputation is quite another refreshing study for those wearied by the Law of God. The link below includes proofs. The second section, which has to do with philosophy, is more connected to what was happening historically in the field of philosophy. The first section is wonderful and refreshing, and wise for many of us Calvinists to consider.

www.catchpenny.org/heidel.html#E028

Friday, July 10, 2009

10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE JOHN CALVIN'S BIRTHDAY TODAY

In honor of the fact that it is John Calvin's 500th birthday today (he must be getting pretty old by now), I thought it only fitting that all my fellow Calvinists celebrate who they are, in honor of the great French theologian. Here are 10 suggested ways to "enjoy your Christian liberty" on Calvin Day:

10. Try and find a French beer.

9. OK, then try a French wine.

8. Try some French cuisine . . . preferably some without the word "rat" somewhere in the name of the food.

7. Try a good French cigar.

6. OK, then try any kind of cigar.

5. Grow your beard like ZZ Top. It helps to do this by watching ZZ Top videos and cropping pictures of Calvin's face on top of the band members. You have only one day, so you'd better be pretty manly.

4. Learn Latin--fast--and then read Calvin's Institutes in Latin.

3. Go and play thumb wars with an Arminian. Tell them you're doing it of your own "free-will."

2. After you win in thumb wars with your Arminian friends, tell them it was predestined to happen anyways.

And, the #1 way you can celebrate John Calvin's birthday today is . . .

1. Limit your beer drinking and cigar smoking to the elect alone! Have fun figuring that one out. But, since we don't know who the elect are, we may as well make a universal offer to the party!!! :)

Cheers!!!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

THE THEOLOGY OF GLORY VS. THE THEOLOGY OF THE CROSS--CHART

I found a helpful chart that I am linking below that helps us see some examples of what Luther meant by the theology of glory vs. the theology of the cross. It also helped me continually to see why I oppose all theologies of glory, whether they be evangelicalism, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, modern-day Calvinism (as opposed to traditional Calvinism which I espouse), or any other religion that tries to ascend to God.

www.confessingevangelical.com/?p=1086