Why Would Anyone Want to be Pelagian or Semi-Pelagian?
I was talking with some men recently and we were discussing Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism. One man who had the privilege of growing up his whole life with sound Reformed (Biblical) teaching found it difficult to understand why anyone would want to be a Pelagian or Semi-Pelagian. In light of the amazing gospel of grace it is a fair question and we tossed around several answers. However, last night I listened to Michael Horton on Covenant Radio and I thought he summed it up well:
“We fail to realize that our default setting is Pelagian; that’s what we go back to as a “dog returns to its vomit.” (Pro. 26:11) …that is our human nature. We have to be preached out of Pelagianism every Sunday.”
Preachers, remember this next Lord’s Day and every Lord’s Day. Preach the gospel to your hearers! As Horton said, “[preach them] out of Pelagianism every Sunday.”