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Problems in John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion

I have been studying and confronting the problems of Calvinism for a little while now.  But now I want to go right to the source, to John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion.  This is a long, rambling, confusing book about Calvin's theological views, written when he was about 27 years old.  And I think it's full of problems.  (And I've only read 4 chapters so far.  But maybe it gets better, I don't know.  And of course, there will be some correct things in there, some wise things.  But don't let that blind you to his errors.)

I am going to do my best to, well, understand his writing, for starters.  It's really confusing writing.  It sounds more like philosophical ramblings than inspired doctrine.  And I am going to do my best to point out some of what I think are Calvin's biggest theological blunders, the things that make his theology wrong from the very start.

I'm not going to look at everything, just mainly at his teachings of predestinati…