I was driving in my car this afternoon and heard the song "Every Man", by the Christian group, Casting Crowns. The song is one of their latest releases. I've embedded a YouTube video here, not necessarily for the video, but so you can listen to the song.
What do you think about the song? I mean, not just if you like the rythm or beat, but what do you think about the song theologically? What you think about the song theologically will be very telling.
I think the he song is great, but as the song finished this thought popped into my head: "Man, that's a great song! Who wouldn't love that song? A Calvinist, that's who! This song would have Calvinists barely avoiding a driving accident while trying to hit another preset button on their car stereo to change the frequency."
Calvinism...huh? If you are unfamiliar with Calvinism, it might be good to do a bit of research on the subject matter. In a nutshell, Calvinist do not believe that Jesus Christ died to bring hope for Every Man, as the song states. No Calvinists could sing along with that song without violating their conscious. They believe that Jesus did not die on the cross for the hope of every man, but only for a select few. Proof-texters should beware that this erroneous assumption contradicts the very nature of God and skews the overall teaching of the Bible.
I believe that Jesus did die to bring hope to every man, but many will and have rejected the hope offered. What are your thoughts?