I'm spending part of my Friday evening listening to The Dividing Line by Dr. James White. One of the topics he covered during this evenings webcast was what he titles, "Calvinist Derangement Syndrome" (or "CDS"). CDS is quite apparent on this board. What is CDS and how is it identified on this board? For starters: An obsession with all things Calvinist. Attacks on John Calvin the man, not John Calvin's views on predestination and election. A failure to deal with the biblical theology at the center of the debate. Insults instead of substance. Just because a person opposes Calvinism does not mean they suffer from CDS. It would be dishonest of me to lump everyone together. But there are a few individuals who are, sadly, effected by this malady. How should we, who do not suffer from CDS, deal with those who do? 1. Be gracious when possible. 2. Consistently, and firmly, draw them back to the theology as revealed in Scripture. 3. Avoid attempts to impugn the theology of the Bible by not responding to attacks against well known Calvinists, such as John Calvin. In other words, if you don't feed them they will go away. 4. Do not use their tactics. Take the high road, always. If you have found yourself wrestling in the mud with those who suffer from CDS, clean yourself up and resolve to stay clean.