Anyone who is familiar with blogging on WordPress is familiar with the fact that dialogue, comments, discussions and debates are expected – especially when it comes to the religious arena.
I have always welcomed comments, questions and even debates on topics that I have written about on my blog whether or not the person agrees with me as long as the conversation goes back and forth and it does not remain one-sided with one person doing all the asking but no answering. Unfortunately this is not the mindset that all WordPress users have. They love to post about their version of the faith, but they do not like to contend for it (Jude 3). They like to spout all the false hoods they possibly can without any consideration or willingness to answer for it in light of the truth.
I don’t always comment on other people’s blogs (in fact I rarely do, I usually use the “like” button) but there are certain topics that I can hardly resist; one of which is the doctrine of Calvinism and the particular subset beliefs that fall into its teachings. Because I stated the truth about a certain belief essential to Calvinism the author reported me as spam and it stuck.
For the last couple of weeks I have not been able to make any comments (complimentary or otherwise) on any blogs that I have never commented on without them being spammed, and I have even fallen into the spam category on blogs that I have commented on before. So what was the comment that got me spammed? Here you go:
The blogger wrote – “Now before we get too deep into a discussion of the five points of Calvinism, my point today is to simply ask you to think about one thing. If you are reading this and have been saved by God’s grace, then you are one of His chosen people. Before you even existed, God chose you to be one of His children. He chose you to be saved. He chose you to live for eternity with Him in Heaven. How does that make you feel?”
Unconditional election is a false doctrine that’s not essential to salvation, but it is an essential piece of the Calvinistic puzzle. Calvinists usually don’t mind talking about the “joys” of unconditional election but they don’t like to mention the “woes” of its counterpart very much – the unconditionally rejected! Hence, I took the blogger’s comment about the “unconditionally elect” and tweaked it slightly to fit the “unconditionally rejected” point of view with my comment.
My response was -“If you are reading this and have not been saved by God’s grace, then you are not one of His chosen people. Before you even existed, God did not choose you to be one of His children. He chose you to be condemned. He chose you to live for eternity with Satan in Hell. How does that make you feel?“
My reply was not rude. My reply was not hateful. My reply was not personal. But still yet the person reported me as spam.
My reply was completely logical. My reply was completely doctrinal. My reply was about the truth according to Calvinism (albeit the truth that most Calvinists don’t like to speak of) because the opposite of unconditional election is nothing but unconditional rejection! I guess the truth really does hurt.
In the near future I am going to do posts on each of Calvinism’s “five parts” but until then I will try to make it off of the spam list…if that’s even possible. EA