Winners & Losers: Reconciling The Irreconcilable: Arminianism Vs. Calvinism

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This book is a true and yet humourous account of a man's spiritual journey from the bigotry of "Arminianism" and "Calvinism" to the blessed truth of God's Absolute Grace. (The doctrine that teaches God has everything under control, and that eventually He will reconcile more people to Himself than most people think. As the Apostle Paul said: "God was in Christ reconciling THE WORLD to Himself!" Critics of the idea of absolute grace usually use the example of evil people like Hitler as a reason to deny the doctrine. Excerpt from the book: "It didn't seem at all fair to Cyril that if Hitler had shaved off his moustache and gone to church one Sunday morning, dressed in a nice pinstripe suit, and put his hand up at the altar call, and said: “Well, I'm sorry then!” That would be it. He could now be in Heaven, happy ever after! One of the group of clergymen, entrusted with the reconciliation of Cyril, raised the argument: “Well, what if Hitler meant it? What if he was truly sorry? What if he acknowledged his sin, and repented?” And they all looked at each other, and nodded their heads approvingly. Which seemed strange to Cyril because these clerics had begun by using Hitler as an argument against Cyril's beliefs, and now they were acting on behalf of Hitler, defending his possible pardon. After all the “thief on the cross” had gone to Heaven, hadn't he? They all nodded again. He had repented at the last minute, and Jesus promised him that that very day he would be in Paradise with Jesus. More nods. And they concluded that that was that! If Hitler were sorry he would go to Heaven." What people are saying: I just finished reading your book. It had your character throughout. It made me laugh out loud, and take notes all at the same time. There were things revealed that made some scriptures seem clearer to me. And the fact that we cannot say we know God because God cannot be known in full otherwise he wouldnt be God, was a revelation to me. The book was enjoyable to read, and it seems as though you opened your mind onto the paper revealing all your thoughts. Well done! (Lay Bible Reader, United Kingdom) I got your manuscript and love it! the use of the two characters is perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can whole-heartedly relate to it. I am on a course of re-examining, re-thinking and repenting of all of my religious assumptions. (Pastor, Pennsylvania USA) I've read all through the MS and very much enjoyed it. I think it's a good idea and very original. The nearest kind of thing I could liken it to was 'The Screwtape Letters' (but it's quite different of course). As you moved to the end of the book, I found it quite touching, and here I felt I certainly could relate to 'Cyril'. The constant arguments between Calvinists and Arminians can get quite tiresome and for myself, I long ago despaired of ever being able to untangle the mess. (Bible College Lecturer, England) Hi C. I got your manuscript and immediately read the first two chapters, which I enjoyed immensely. But I also wondered why you worried that something there might offend me. Believe me, I am not easily offended, particularly when it comes with humor and satire, and I laughed a lot when I read those first two chapters. Anyway, my initial impression is that you should have little trouble finding a publisher. With all best wishes. (Theologian, Oregon - USA) It was an enjoyable read with a good touch of humour. The book also makes one think (if one has a mind to) about many things of the Christian faith. There was much that I agreed with and some that I need to re-read and look at your references, so I can't say I disagree but that I have never considered this view before. (Pastor - UK)

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