One day, at the end of a class session on Calvinism’s doctrine of God’s sovereignty, a student asked me a question I had put off considering. He asked: “If it was revealed to you in a way you couldn’t question or deny that the true God actually is as Calvinism says and rules as Calvinism affirms, would you still worship him?” I knew the only possible answer without a moment’s thought, even though I knew it would shock many people. I said no, that I would not because I could not. Such a God would be a moral monster.
Roger Olsen, Against Calvinism
This quote concerns me on so many levels.
Does Calvinism make God a moral monster?
What justification does Dr. Olsen have to define “morality” apart from God and then judge God by that definition?
And if God unmistakably revealed himself to Dr. Olsen as the Sovereign God of Calvinism, Dr. Olsen would reject him outright?
That seems to turn the argument that “Calvinists worship a theological system over the Bible” on its head, doesn’t it?