Do you have a reference for the above defense?
Originally Posted by mikebr
The defense works if you substitute "the Truth of God" for "Calvin" in the above. Consider:
1.Anyone who disagreed with the Truth of God were accused of being against God.
2.He insisted that anyone who disagreed with the Truth of God were “very wicked”
3.He denied that anyone can judge the Truth of God “according to our own understanding”
Of course, any doctrine can be defended by claiming it is the Truth of God. If this is how Calvin defended his "doctrines of Grace", then I would suggest that he was wholly convinced of the truth of those doctrines, even though I disagree with him.
We could find passages in the Bible that support such a defense where it concerns Jesus.
Is Calvin's defense becoming of a Christian? Not to me since I disagree with him and I am not God's enemy.
I Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.