Now the goal of natural privilege, the idea that man has certain rights, and that man can say: “I have my rights and God has to honor them.” The goal of natural privilege is to convert God into a natural resource that man can use. Now that is what happens with all thought that is anti-Calvinistic, that is Arminian. It says: “Let God be there as a great resource, that when I want Him I can use Him; and when I need Him He will be there to answer me; but the rest of the time I can go my own way, I can say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to God. But when I say what I want, God must say yes to me.” That is predestination by man.
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