This discussion is relevant for every religion that poses an omnipotent and omniscient God. Hell is eternal.
I listened to this excellent discussion between Dr. William Lane Craig and Oxford University Calvinist philosopher Dr. Paul Helm. I think this is a useful discussion in general because atheists often bring up problems with Calvinism as objections to Christianity in general, such as:
- If God exists, then he controls everything and I don’t have free will
- If God knows the future, then I don’t have free will
- If God controls everything, then I am not responsible for my sinning
- If God has to choose me to be saved, then I am not responsible for my damnation
If God ordains the future, can humans have free will? Are people predestined for salvation? And what does the Bible say on the matter? William Lane Craig is a Christian philosopher and leading proponent of Molinism, a view of divine sovereignty that seeks to reconcile God’s fore-ordination with human free will. Paul Helm…
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