Here’s what happens with this doctrine, that shouldn’t.
All of a sudden, the guys that believe this, think they’re part of this tiny little club. Like God’s overarching will is just to save a couple of people & they’re that couple of people & the rest of us are all…….
But the message of Reformed Theology is that God saves! That God wants to save! Not that He wants to damn but that He wants to save. It’s backwards. They get it backwards. & so then you get arrogant, usually 20-somethings, who walk with a swagger and beat the crap out of everybody theologically. I just can’t stand them.
Or they’ve just got these incisive, constant, blogs where they just want to breakdown everybody’s everything & show everyone’s error. & so I’m not a big fan of the Reformed community. I’m just not. But I can’t get away from the fact that these are biblical (doctrines) and I believe this should produce a monumental amount of humility & patience with everyone.