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Seven Signs of a Caged Stage Calvinist

Let me give you seven signs that you have just encountered a cage stage Calvinist.  For those who don’t know, a cage stage Calvinist actually comes from Calvinists who are being humorous about young Calvinists who are zealous for Calvinism but lack knowledge.  They often are quick to seek to “evangelize” those outside of Calvinism and are consumed with Calvinism.  Oddly, I listened to a Calvinistic podcast the other day and a “seasoned” Calvinist was making cage stage Calvinism statements (such as saying he was lost when he was an Arminian but saved after he became a Calvinist).

So I sat down and decided to just jot down seven signs of a cage stage Calvinist.  And yes, this is satire mixed with truth.

1.  They want to know if you are a Calvinist before finding out if you a disciple of Jesus.

2.  They speak of Calvinism in terms of regeneration such as “When God opened my eyes to the doctrines of grace.”

3.  They may or may not share their faith (depending on where they are at on their studies of predestination) but they are convinced that Calvinism equals the gospel and the gospel equals Calvinism.

4.  All they read is Calvinistic works.

5.  They sum up every theological conversation with Deuteronomy 29:29.

6.  They read and re-read  and then read some more from John 6, John 10, Romans 9, and Ephesians 1.

7.  They refer to Arminians in terms of being lost such as “We are all born Arminians but born again as Calvinists.”  They will seek to convert you if you are not a Calvinist.

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

06/27/2014 at 11:02 AM

Posted in Humor

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