Question: The Lord has used both you and Mr. McMahon to truly impact me and drive me into the Scriptures. I adamantly condemn the way professing believers, regarding your views of Calvinism, have treated you. However, with all due respect, Mr. Hunt, I think you must shoulder some responsibility for the way that your book has been received....I wonder at what point you are no longer “fighting the good fight” but beginning to sow discord among believers. Why don’t you just state your position on this issue and then move on to the many heresies plaguing the church in these last days? There are godly men and women on both sides of the free-will vs. election issue.
Answer: I respect your belief that I shouldn’t mention these matters again. Have you made the same appeal to Calvinists who continue to promote their doctrine in pulpits, books, and media? We don’t respond in the Q&A section to every letter, but when enough interest is shown we are compelled to reply. In the case of Calvinism, the mail has indicated an overwhelming interest, and continual questions demand a response. I think we would be negligent not to do so.
It seems that you have not read What Love Is This? or you would know that I, too, hold the biblical doctrine of election and predestination. Look in your concordance under freewill, voluntary, will, willing, willeth and wilt to see that the Bible presents freedom of choice as sovereignly having been given to man by God.
In the Old Testament, note the many, many times a choice is put before mankind. Does “whosoever will may come” mean what it seems to say?