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March 17, 23

1) Calvinists say ‘dead means dead’, dead in sins = inability to respond like a literal corpse. Only God regenerating someone to new life first makes them capable of accepting the Gospel (regeneration precedes faith). See attached Sproul quote as example.

2) Some Calvinists mock nonCalvinists who don’t agree that God must regenerate people to new life first. They compare it to a preacher evangelising to a pile of literal dry bones, haha what kind of fool thinks a lifeless skeleton can respond to his puny human words. I’ve seen lots of memes on this, several are attached.

3) But if the Calvinist is correct about 1, by rights they should be preaching to literal piles of lifeless bones. This is because they view both literal corpses and pre-regenerate sinners as equally unable to respond positively to the Gospel, and both require a direct intervention from God to change their current state.

Conclusion: Obviously we see NO Calvinists ever evangelise to literal rotting corpses – there are no reports of Sproul ever donning suba gear to preach to drowning victims on the sea floor (remember what Paul said about ‘how can they hear without someone preaching to them’!).

Therefore, Calvinists don’t really believe their own rhetoric about ‘dead means dead’. See these memes:

Calvinists are inconsistent on this point, just as they are with countless other parts of their own manmade philosophy. See bonus James White meme.

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