Amazing Grace (Calvin Style)

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  1. Scot

    Scot Puritan Board Sophomore

    I found this on an arminian forum. Sad.

    Amazing Grace
    (Through a Calvinist's Eyes)

    Amazing Fate how strange a sound
    A fickle God decrees
    I' ll always be lost or always saved
    By nothing done by me

    What "grace" is it that leaves me cold
    Wondering where I stand
    Either God had blessed me by His death
    Or cursed me without end

    The gospel pleads to one and all
    Without sincerity
    Then curses those who can't respond
    For rejecting Calvary

    Amazing Fate is the cry
    Of Calvin's theology
    It boasts of grace and love and peace
    A gospel mockery

    Not sure how to react so...... :banghead: :flaming: :banghead: :no:
     
  2. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    That's both sick and saddening. Beyond their obvious ignorance of the true nature of Reformed soteriology, do they even have any idea that "Amazing Grace" was penned by a Calvinist?! :no:
     
  3. JWJ

    JWJ Puritan Board Freshman

    Amazing Free Will
    (Through a Arminian's Eyes)

    Amazing Free Will how strange a sound
    A fickle human decrees
    I' ll either be lost or saved
    When it come down to it is up to me

    What "free will" is it that leaves me insecure
    Always wondering where I stand
    Either I will be blessed by His death or cursed without end
    From first to last it is ultimately up to me

    The gospel pleads to one and all
    Cursing those who don't cooperate and blessing those who do
    Who will reject Calvary?
    It all depends on free will

    Amazing Free will is the cry
    Of Man-centered theology
    It boasts of humanism, independence, and human cooperation
    The ultimate gospel mockery
     
  4. FrozenChosen

    FrozenChosen Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:98ca2903ba="JWJ"]Amazing Free Will
    (Through a Arminian's Eyes)
    [/quote:98ca2903ba]

    It doesn't fit the tune, but that must mean we neet to change the tune. Because that's a keeper.
     
  5. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Great line, Josh - it even fits the tune perfectly!
     
  6. Craig

    Craig Puritan Board Senior

    Josh...I think you found your new calling!

    Is it just me, or isn't it true that Calvinists tend to be funnier than Arminians?
     
  7. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Great work Josh! That was fast, too!
     
  8. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Again, though, notice how it is not the Calvinism that we believe in that is being criticised; They are doing nothing but criticizing their own notions of what it is: criticizing their own inventions.

    Though I think, Josh, that you are talented, it has to be said that we have to be careful not to criticize our own inventions as well. You can take Calvinism as a whole, a system, but you can't do that with Arminianism. It is as individual, as a system, as each person holding to it. Because it is not truly a Scriptural system, it really can't be any other way.
     
  9. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I was a member of a church in which the members, minister included, thought it entertaining to poke fun at everyone else's views on theology. At first I thought it kind of innocent fun, but it got to be that it was really an indication of the lack of respect they had for other people as people. There was no love there; it was more that anyone who wasn't one of us was fair game. I just had too much of that, that's all. I didn't mean to pick on you.
     
  10. Craig

    Craig Puritan Board Senior

    There's nothing wrong with using humor to point out an inconsistency.

    The difference between [i:f5162c3ea9]mocking someone[/i:f5162c3ea9] and using satire is huge: while we do need to be careful we're not mocking, I do think you're in no danger of crossing that line with your song, Josh. Good stuff!
     
  11. Scot

    Scot Puritan Board Sophomore

    Here's another one from the same site.

    CALVIN, THE SOLID ROCK

    A parody

    VERSE:
    My hope is built on nothing less,
    Than Calvin's notes and references,
    I dare not lean on Scripture truth,
    But wholly trust the Institutes!

    CHORUS:
    On Calvin's flower I will stand,
    All bothered by free-will of man,
    All bothered by free-will of man!

    VERSE:
    The Institutes are my sole rule,
    For proper thought in Sunday school,
    I will not take the Scripture stance,
    For Fatalism takes no chance!

    CHORUS:
    Five Points are all I need,
    No other facts will I concede,
    No other facts will I concede!

    VERSE:
    If Servetus had any hope,
    He'd have to bow to Reformed pope
    In Calvin's own theology,
    You're justly torched if disagreed!

    CHORUS:
    All heretics shall be burned,
    All mercy to them shall be spurned,
    All mercy to them shall be spurned!

    VERSE:
    The loveless grace of Calvin's band,
    Is limited by where you stand,
    Arminians they do berate,
    As subjects of their "Christian" hate

    CHORUS:
    Christ does not save all you see,
    Just those of us, who will agree,
    With Calvin's own theology!

    :banghead:
     
  12. Authorised

    Authorised Puritan Board Freshman

    I guess the poetry is getting a little better...

    certainly not the theology.
     
  13. Authorised

    Authorised Puritan Board Freshman

    In an unrelated rabbit trail...


    Has everyone had just about enough of people posting their own poetry in their blogs and AIM profiles? These hyper-depressed writers who think they're the reincarnation of Shakespeare when they're actually rather lame? Drives me nuts. Anyway, I see nothing wrong with mocking false religion; and no, I do not have the Elijah syndrome.



    Hey, at least we're not killing them... :banana:
     
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