From the editor ...

(From Outside the Camp, Vol. 3, No. 1)


My statement in a letter to the editor of the Standard Bearer about the spiritual state of A.A. Hodge has caused quite a stir. People who claim to believe the true gospel and to hate Arminianism have come to different conclusions about the statement that A.A. Hodge was "an unregenerate agent of Satan" because he said that Calvinism and Arminianism are necessary components of the truth. I don't doubt that the vast majority of professedly Reformed people have come down against this statement; the vast majority of professing Calvinists have been against what has been said in Outside the Camp since it started. The truth is not an issue of "majority rules." It is an issue of what God's Word says.

This issue of Outside the Camp continues the debate. The Heterodoxy Hall of Shame includes the entirety of A.A. Hodge's quote from the book that was reviewed in the Standard Bearer. There is a special letter and response section that contains the views of a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And the two articles focus on judging others and the spiritual state of those who speak peace to those who bring a false gospel (as A.A. Hodge did).

It is interesting, isn't it -- there probably would not have been such an outcry had I judged someone to be lost who said that Christianity and Islam are both necessary components of the truth. But because I judged someone to be lost who said that Calvinism and Arminianism are both necessary components of the truth, I am seen as going too far. It makes one wonder whether these advocates of non-judgmentalism consider Arminianism to be as false as Islam and whether they consider Arminians to be in the same spiritual state as Muslims.


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