If any of you have been involved in Calvinist dialogues to any degree you will have surely come across the ole "you can't see what I see because you are unregenerate" line from Calvinists with an appeal to 1 Corinthians 2:11-16. This is similar to the line of thinking of the Gnostics. Of course anyone could use 1 Cor 2 in this manner but somehow Calvinists don't seem to quite see that. But the astonishing irony of the Calvinist use of 1 Corinthians 2:11-16 is that they use it as an appeal to their THEOLOGY when indeed Paul is arguing from chapters 1 to 4 that THEOLOGY is the wisdom of men and NOT the wisdom of God and true spiritual discernment of God's Wisdom is not about theology at all. Of course, the spiritual man can see this and the unspiritual man cannot. And of course this does not mean theology is useless or bad in some respect but that many people have a tendency to have misguided use about the role of theology. Paul is here alluding to the fact that people were appealing to theological wisdom and placing their faith in a certain theology and supposing this was what Christian faith was all about and then dividing into various factions according to different theological ideals. "Some say 'I follow Luther,' some say "I follow Calvin, some say "I follow Wesley," and others say, 'I follow Christ.'" The Calvinist does not seem to be able to discern what Paul is even talking about in chapters 1 through 4 of this letter. And that is very ironic indeed given their flagrant misuse of 1 Corinthians 2:11-16.