Revelation and Calvinism

It seems to me that Calvinism looks even worse in view of a study of Revelation. The accounts of the destruction of the wicked in Revelation are chilling.

And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”  So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw [it] into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs” (Revelation 14:18-20).

How can we read such passages and think that God would punish people when they had no chance to choose righteousness? How could God elect certain people to doom, then destroy them with great violence and send them to Hell.

I’ll never understand such a doctrine. It is completely foreign to what I read in Scripture.

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