[QUOTE=NateR;116473]To be honest, though, I've been raised a Baptist my entire life and I've never even heard of the term "Calvinism" until I started posting on this forum. I'm not even completely sure that I know who Calvin is, or if I should even be taking seriously the theology of someone who talks to a stuffed tiger.
Hey now. Calvin is a smart kid. After all he pees on Auburn (or so my bumper sticker shows).
And me either. In 24 years of being at southern baptist churches I never heard of it. I looked it up and still have no idea what the heck it's about. I know there is the once saved always saved thing.
An interesting observation between a methodist and AoG pastor. In November my sister passed away after a 3 week battle with ARDS.
Her methodist pastor would come in an pray frequestly, but he asked God for healing "God we pray for your healing" kind of thing. On the day we got the "all immediate family should come up" call my pastor came to be with me and prayed and said "be healed in the name of Jesus." He was trying to speak healing into her in the name of Jesus whereas my sister's pastor merely asked for it. It seems methodit and baptist don't believe that everyday people can heal in the name of Jesus.