Reclaiming the Faith

Revealing what the earliest Christians believed about the core issues facing us today.

Matchsticks and Unconditional Election

August 2nd, 2021

In Episode 108 I discuss a rather unfortunate comment made by Mark Driscoll several years ago about some of his hearers being matchsticks. I then examine writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin that could have contributed to Mark’s thought process. Finally, I discuss how the idea of unconditional election played a role in shaping the Puritans' views and treatment of Native Americans. You can hear Driscoll’s comment on human matchsticks on the podcast, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill by Christianity Today.

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