I’m not called to be driven out of the world, but to make sure that the world is driven out of me. I’m to do everything, with the help of the Spirit of God, to remove every vestige of this selfish desire from my own heart.
If Peter is supposed to be a Calvinist warning against the Arminian interpretations of Paul (as I’ve heard some say), then he certainly chose words unlike any Calvinist I’ve ever heard…
I believe the vast majority of Calvinists seek to be clear about their belief in Calvinism when interviewed by a pastoral search committee. I personally know some Calvinists who seek to make this very clear in the interview process. However, and quite unfortunately, that is not always the case.
One may ask how God can use someone like that. Yet, what Marshall lacked in natural abilities God more than supplied in His power and supernatural strength to be a stalwart church planter and evangelist.
Please don’t hold me to this list of God’s Top Ten Pet Peeves. But what bothers God should bother us. If it doesn’t, we may need to make sure we really belong to Him.