I take it that your second post in this thread was a citation of someone else's argument. If so... it is easy to say 'repent.' It is quite another to actually study the issue and come to definite conclusions regarding the truth of the matter.
Many if not most of the texts that the gentlemen/women cites have been contested on the grounds that their various contexts and the analogy of scripture demand that another, and far more consistent, interpretation be held. Scan any popular work by a Reformed or even a 'Reformed-leaning' scholar and you will find that they deal with, at length, with these objections.
One example: As Matt McMahon has pointed out, John Owen's work "The Death of Deaths in the Death of Christ" has never been answered.
So to your friend, I would ask: have you read these works before you shoot off your mouth or do you just like to expose your ignorance? Usually I am more patient with detractors such as these but when he/she writes that Luther was "trying to fight for the truth of the Gospel which men like Calvin just took and threw away" they have decided the issue already in the tribunal of their mind and are probably not worth listening or talking to.
Last edited by Poimen; 03-15-2007 at 09:51 AM.
Rev. Daniel Kok
Pastor in the St. Lawrence Presbytery of the RPCNA
Leduc, Alberta CANADA
"What sort of pledge and how great is this of love towards us! Christ lives for us not for himself!"
John Calvin, Commentary on the Hebrews (7:25)