A Reader Asks

I got this question from a reader the other day:

I’ve been studying a lot lately. Also concerning topics like Calvinism etc.

Last week I spoke to a Calvinist and he said something like this: “God doesn’t have to save anybody, and if He does save anyone, and elects people to be saved, that should fill our hearts with amazement and wonder. We don’t deserve it and still He saves some by election. This in itself makes Him loving, gracious and good.”

How do you react on something like that? I find that really difficult.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.