22 Answers to Objections Against Calvinism

Gordon Clark

This is a list of 22 answers to objections against Calvinism. There are answers to Scriptural objections and other objections against Calvinism.

Answers to Scriptural Objections Against Calvinism

"Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? ... I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live"
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!"
"sins of the whole world," "Savior of the world"
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
"so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men"
"For those whom he foreknew he also predestined" (Romans 8:29), according to the foreknowledge of God the Father (1 Peter 1:2)
"...do not destroy the one for whom Christ died" (Romans 14:15), "...this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died" (1 Corinthians 8:11)
"For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive
"who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth"
"who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe"
"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people"
"...so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone"
"it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God"
"How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified..."
"even denying the Master who bought them"
"not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance"
"not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance"