The history of Calvinism and Arminianism is a very interesting one. The theological issues of Predestination and Election were not novel to John Calvin nor Jacob Arminius. The debate of “Arminianism V. Calvinism” was not ever about a real life debate between John Calvin and Jacob Arminius. In fact the two men never met. The debate is more about extreme theology taught by the followers of these two men more than what these two men actually believed. The solution is moderation. What one can learn from history is that it is best to study all Scriptures and discovery for one’s self what the solution is for these deep questions of soteriology, instead of running with one of the two options of Calvinism and Arminianism, look for middle ground. Look for what the Bible says. Look at all the theology Calvin and Arminius agree upon. It is not necessary to pick one or the other when there are flaws with both systems, neither which honestly represent either man or the Word of God completely.
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