This little meditation begins with a few quotes of Calvin from http://paulspassingthoughts.com/2013/12/22/john-calvin-mankind-fallen-before-the-fall/

Calvin clearly misses the entire point of religion.

‘The majesty of God is too high,’ said Calvin, ‘For us to say that mortal men could attain to it…’

Is religion about attaining to the majesty of God? What does it mean to “attain to the majesty of God”? To become God. That’s not the goal of religion. The goal is not to attain to God’s majesty but to please God. It matters not whether we are able to attain to his majesty or not, but whether we are able to please him.

‘Even If man had remained in his integrity, still his condition was too base for him to attain to God.’

Again this nonsense of ‘attaining.’

But unfortunately as is so often the case (unfortunately) the problem doesn’t completely begin with Calvin. It begins as usual with Paul.

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

And you would expect otherwise, Paul? Of course everyone has fallen short of the GLORY of God (glory/majesty, what’s the difference?) because nobody but God is God. If we didn’t fall short of the GLORY and MAJESTY of God, then we would actually be God. Duh. But it is not accurate to put sin and falling short of the glory/majesty of God on the same level. To be short of being God himself is not a sin. So we have the seeds of the problem is a little confused thinking from the apostle of confusion. “For God is not the author of confusion…”(1 Corinthians 14:33) but sometimes Paul is. This passage is confusing because it mixes up the idea of imperfection with sin, and the two are not at all the same.

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