Calvinism: God needs Man to be Glorified


I have been slowly moving away from the Arminian / Calvinism debate as in most cases that I have observed, it becomes more of a bickering into who is right and it drifts away from pursuing understanding about God and does very little to glorify God. I read an email chain about an article at the Gospel coalition in which there was a discussion over Exodus and the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart as proof of Calvinism and that God forces man to respond in certain ways in order for Him to be glorified. I made an exception and went to read it and the comments, and it struck me that the Calvinist stance came across that God was dependant upon man. That is amusing as one of the biggest complaints against Arminians is that “free-will” challenges the sovereignty of God and makes Him dependant on man.

Not going to get into a long discussion over this, as it serves no real purpose towards salvation or reconciling man back to God. I just thought it was funny and wanted to share.

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