"It seems to me that a great many objections to specific Christian doctrines, objections to the propitiatory atonement or the Incarnation, arise from a non-Christian view of God's nature. The modernists object to a vicarious sacrifice because they do not think God is that sort of a person. Theirs is not the God of the early Christians. And my sincere conviction is that if we are to retain the Satisfactio, if we are to promulgate a consistent Christianity, we must, among other things, reject and combat the semi-arminianism prevailing in so-called Calvinistic churches, and return to predestination, the perseverance of the saints, the ninth chapter of Romans, and Paul's best interpreter, John Calvin."
Dr. Gordon H. Clark. ESSAYS ON ETHICS AND POLITICS. John Robbins, editor. (Jefferson: Trinity Foundation, 1992). P. 48.
This article also appears in the Trinity Review and you can read the full article online at:
Determinism and Responsibility