John Piper: Satanic High Priest of
Indoctrination and Initiation
into the Cult of Calvin
The First of the Five Filthy Falsehoods of Calvinism
Calvinists say that God punishes man for what man can’t help and that God supposedly commands men to do something man can’t do and then turns around and judges those men for what they can’t do. Here’s what I mean: Calvinism’s TULIP (five falsehoods) begin with “total depravity” (the “T) which in this evil theology means that man is so depraved that he has no ability to respond to God when God draws that man.
So even though God “commandeth ALL men everywhere to repent” and “is not willing that ANY should perish,” according to this evil theology, he only gives certain, special, elite people the ability or gift to repent and be saved. Such an idea is unscriptural, misleading, and completely false (Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9). Actually, in this satanic system, the demon god it depicts, repents for those special, respect-above-all-the-others persons. These Calvinists frame themselves as the elite elect who have no personal responsibility. The Bible teaches that we must receive and not deny Christ to be His elect. The “called, chosen, and FAITHFUL” will be with Him (Revelation 17:14). So, Calvinism has twisted the meaning of the “elect.” Even though the Bible informs us that “There is NO respect of persons with God,” the false god (evil spirit) behind Calvinism is said to have had respect of persons by arbitrarily hating and assigning some to eternal damnation in the lake of fire before the foundation of the world (Romans 2:11). That my friends, is not the one true God revealed in Holy Scripture who “is love.” (1 John 4:16)
Calvinistic thinking is completely self-centered just like the author of Calvinism himself – Satan (see Isaiah 14:12-15; Genesis 2:17; 3:4, etc.). Have you noticed that you have never met a Calvinist who doesn’t believe that he (of course) is one of those special, “elect” persons whom God chose to be His while supposedly preordaining the remainder of His population to go to eternal damnation? How convenient.
“Those in the Reformed / Calvinist movement believe God ordains everything including man’s sins; which would make God a sinner himself; which is a lie from Satan himself. God is Holy and separate from sinners! Calvinism is a man made doctrine to boost mans ego and pride which God says is an abomination. Jesus gave repentance to all of Israel but they willingly rejected Him. Jesus did not say Israel could not come to him, he said he wanted them to come to Him but they would not come to him. Calvinism is a cult.” Brian White
Oh and guess what? ONLY those who buy into this package are the Calvinists. No non-elect Calvinist will ever be heard teaching this absurd demonology. In other words all those who believe this just so happen to be the special “elect.” Go figure!!!!
Individual human beings are only “elect” in the sense that they elect to serve God on His terms. His foreknowledge does not in any way mean that He tampers with man’s will or makes the choice for him. Of God His Word assures us that He “cannot be tempted with evil.” – “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” (James 1:13)
“Calvinism is a threat. Ultimately, this false theology would have you believe that God is a God who is playing chess with Himself, deciding who He loves best out of all His equally sinful chess pieces, like a kid playing favorites.
What do you think makes you so special over the rest of God’s equally sinful children? How about a desire to get to know Him of your own free will? There must be a differentiating factor. A just God cannot remain just by choosing who He will save from a mob of equally sinful children. They should either all burn or all go to heaven, right? After all, all men are equally sinful in His holy eyes. Furthermore, what love is there in a God who saves some children for no special reason, knowing in advance that He would send the rest to hell? Yet, somehow He loves us?
The truth is, that God has to have a reason for choosing you to be saved. There must be something that sets you apart from all the other equally sinful children. That would be your free will and decision to respond to His drawing, repent, put your faith in Christ, and follow him.” Marion Mills
On the difference between Calvinism and truly following Jesus, Bruce Pepper writes:
“I started studying Calvinism in order to refute him. In the first paragraph of one of his books, it said God predestined the fall of man for His own perverse pleasure. I read all I needed to know to notice that this man was with the devil and not a Christian. And Calvin was also a murderer. There are many people who follow Jesus the way THEY think best, which is not following Jesus at all. They’ll all be in hell. There’s one way to follow Jesus and that’s HIS way – the way He prescribes in His Word. The narrow way is the way that only a few there be that find it. Being a true Christian is being a follower of Christ and therefore following Him by laying down one’s life for Christ. All the wants, desires, hopes, and aspiration of the true disciple of Jesus is in Christ alone. The authentic follower of the Son of God, follows only the Holy Scriptures in such a way, that Christ Himself, and His ministry still walk the earth in a man. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, The dead are still raised, the blind see and I still see the deaf ears made to hear.”
It should be noted that in this deformed system of theology all five of its points are interrelated. In other words, if one of the points are wrong, they are all wrong and any true Bible believer knows they are all dead wrong.
***Bryan Davis writes: “The god of Calvinism is the most cruel, hateful being imaginable. He guarantees that people will sin, punishes them eternally for doing so, and forces a select few to become his followers, though he doesn’t provide them with enough grace to escape sin, yet just enough to appear righteous on the surface, making them models of hypocrisy and therefore the laughingstock of the world.
The doctrines of Calvinism and OSAS (once saved always saved) were the exact message of the false prophets of Israel and are the Message of the grace-perverting wolves of today.
SATAN said “Ye shall NOT surely die” (Gen. 3:4) which is a direct perversion of what God had just told the man and woman – “Thou shalt surely die” if they sinned against Him (Gen. 2:17). THIS is the same exact message of “once saved always saved” or the diabolical doctrines of Calvinism. This same devil has used “ungodly men,” false teachers throughout history to teach this lie.
“…ye shall NOT surely die…” Genesis 3:4 ~Satan. Satan added “not.” Compare Genesis 2:17 and 3:4 for a blockbuster revelation. In other words, you can sin against God and you will not lose your place with God, even though He’s “Holy, holy, holy.” (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8)
“…we are delivered to do all these abominations?” Jeremiah 7:10 ~false prophets. In other words, we have our “saved” badge and are not accountable or responsible for how we live. Jesus covers all our sins not matter what! We are going to Heaven and don’t want to be bothered with the details of truly repenting and making Jesus the literal LORD and Master of our daily lives (Lk. 9:23-24; 14:33; 19:27).
“…ye shall have peace, no evil shall come upon you.” Jeremiah 23:17 ~false prophets. The false leaders of Jeremiah’s day were telling Israel that they were eternally secure in their sins, ushering them into the bowels of hell while they vainly thought they were secure in their lukewarmness and sin. They were abusing and perverting the grace of God (Jude 3-4; Titus 2:11-14; Rev. 3:15-16).
“…where is the God of judgment?” Malachi 2:17 ~false prophets. God hasn’t judged us for our sins and so He won’t in the end.
“The evil (our sins) shall not overtake nor prevent us (from entering Heaven).” Amos 9:10 ~false prophets. Our sins won’t prevent or hold us back from receiving the blessings of Heaven. We believe we are once saved always saved like our leaders have told us.
Satan has not changed (Eccl. 1:9; 1 Cor. 10:13), and neither has God (Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8; James 1:17). No unholy person, regardless of his past relationship with God, will enter eternal glory but rather will be cast into the lake of fire for all eternity (Ezek. 33:12-13; Heb. 12:14; Rev. 21:8, 27; 22:11; etc.).
The Bible tells us that those who teach these things are “ungodly men” no matter what they pose as. These are the very wolves in sheep’s clothing Christ warned us about (Matt. 7:15).
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4For there ARE certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, UNGODLY MEN, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 3-4
“All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword (judgment), which say, The evil (judgment for our sins) shall not overtake nor prevent us.” Amos 9:10 …..
Note here in this very important verse that the LORD points out an inner attitude among His very own people (of all generations) that has and is leading to their undoing and ultimately the eternal damnation of many. Should we hearken to this warning and learn from history? It is incumbent upon us that we understand and carefully and conscientiously heed this warning before it is too late.
This simply means and identifies the attitude that “our sin will not prevent us from entering God’s eternal kingdom.”
“The evil (our sins) shall not overtake nor prevent us (from entering Heaven).” Amos 9:10 (message of the false prophets of all generations)
Of the cult of Calvinism, Michael Bonacquisti writes:
“Calvinism is a gross heresy and a gross misinterpretation of Scripture…It is a great lie! In reality, John Calvin was a philandering, bisexual, serial murderer, who was counting on his Roman Catholic infant baptism for his salvation. He never had a born again experience. He died unrepentant, not one of the Elect……John Calvin basically hijacked Augustine’s theology and claimed it as his own…..”
CALVINISM: Theology of the godless, spineless moral coward who sits around doing nothing while the world goes to hell in a hand basket. Why? It’s simple: In the delusional mind of the Calvinist, all of Christ’s commands to evangelize the lost are null and void because after all, only the predetermined, “elect” can be saved and even they have no say so in that matter. So, to the maniacal mind of the Calvinist, to obey Jesus’ command to go and preach the Gospel to others would be a waste of time.
In Satan’s masterpiece of DE-formed theology (Calvinism), there is the “U” of the terrible TULIP. The “U” stands for “unconditional election” where God is said to have preselected certain people to go to Heaven and certain to suffered eternally in hell. This is in the face of the fact that Jesus told us that He was going to “draw ALL men” to Himself when He went to that cross (John 12:32). Christ’s apostle John later told us that Jesus Christ “is the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of THE WHOLE WORLD.” (1 John 2:2)
Now, do you see yet one more of the many reasons why it’s clear that Satan himself is the author of this evil system of theology? Throughout the centuries, Satan has taken from the ranks of the true body of Christ, men who refused to obey God’s Word and were therefore easy prey for this delusional system of theology called Calvinism. You will never see a Calvinist who is a soul winner for this reason expressed above. They could care less. The Calvinist is smug and arrogant and self-righteous based on believing he is the special, chosen, “elect,” a special breed. He believes that God has respect of persons when His Word clearly states that “There is NO respect of persons with God.” (Romans 2:11) Actually, to obey Christ’s command to evangelize the world around us would contradict what the Calvinist’s theology teaches because no one can be saved or will be saved if God hasn’t somehow predetermined him to be. But the LORD’s apostle Paul told us that it was through “the foolishness of preaching” that God will “save them that believe.” And belief is clearly a choice God gives to every man (John 1:12; Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 24:15, etc.).
“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21
Can we now see how that the Calvinism sees the preaching of the cross as “foolishness”:
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
Being that in his distorted mindset, he has no reason to evangelize, the Calvinist dupe simply becomes the little moral coward who is simply a good church member, obeying his cult leaders like a good little patsy and making no waves with the public like Christ and His apostle did. The Calvinist is a moral coward who likes this little ease of life and hideout because it brings no suffering or persecution or reason to die to self and lose his life in this sinful world.
— The person who denies Christ for Calvin and his caustic cohorts, heralds his so-called “classic” deformed theologians’ writings in brazen, open, and utter denial of the only classic, only divinely authoritative writings – the Holy Scriptures! The Bible itself is the only Source of truth for all true Christians. The Calvinist trusts in mere sinful men like John Calvin and a myriad of other false teachers whose works they read in lieu of reading and heeding God’s Word. -
The Calvinist selectively decides, against Scripture, what “sovereignty” really looks like or means. Like a bunch of little whining pansies, if you touch the evil falsehoods of deformed theology, the dupes come out in droves to defend their “right” to have no personal responsibility. They are moral cowards who hide behind the thin, temporal veneer of this unscriptural theology of sinful men and Satan himself. It’s a doctrine of devils (1 Tim. 4:1-3). You see, that’s what this evil system of theology does – it says that God does EVERYTHING “sovereignly” and so man can do nothing and therefore is not accountable. That’s exactly what Satan told the first man and woman – “Ye shall NOT surely die” if you disobey God (Gen. 2:17; 3:4). The enemy of souls promised the first man and woman that God would not judge them if they disobeyed Him (which was a choice). But God kept His Word and kicked them out of His holy presence – they were “cut off” and had to be restored by blood and their own repentance. You are fooling no one except yourself. “They that observe lying vanities (like Calvinism) forsake their own mercies.” (Jonah 2:8)
***John Piper, John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanley, and other Calvinist wolves are real crafty deceivers who are deceiving millions of people who refuse to know God themselves. Heresies serve a divine purpose – to separate those who truly love God and those who love self and cloak themselves with this no-personal-responsibility system of delusional theology (1 Corinthians 11:19). The tares are satisfied to follow mere sinful men and will pay eternally for refusing to be “valiant for the truth” and thereby rejecting Christ (Jeremiah 9:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). In fact, because they do not choose to fear God and love His holy truth that He gave in His Word, God Himself has helped them along by sending them “STRONG delusion.” He has done this so that they will believe the lies and ultimately be damned. God takes it personal when people don’t seek out, embrace, believe and live by HIS Word. This is all part of the great falling away we see in 2 Thessalonians 2. See 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.
Their cries will go unanswered because John Calvin is not only a mere sinful man, he died an unrepentant murderer of more than 60 people and as a false teacher, a heretic.
You could attack Jesus Christ Himself and they wouldn’t dare think of defending the Son of God the way they run ever so swiftly to defend their beloved evil and murderous master, a dead heretic, John Calvin. Astounding! Delusional! Idolatrous! Adulterous! Hell bound!
One writer notes:
“It is common knowledge Calvin was personally responsible for killing scores of professed Christians who disagreed with him about doctrine. Usually about infant baptism, the trinity and transubstantiation. That doesn’t include the untold numbers tortured, imprisoned and those who had all property confiscated. Google Calvin, inquisition and you will see many references. Servetus was an interesting case because Calvin promised if Servetus ever stepped foot in Geneva he would have him killed. He later tried to say the reason he was killed was due to a civil matter instead of a religious matter. What a guy!” Alex Greystone
****Calvinism is a cult no different than Mormonism where the Holy Bible is placed under an extra-biblical book. To Mormons and Calvinists, God’s Word is demoted – it is not final authority. For the Mormons it’s the Book of Mormon and for the Calvinists it’s John Calvin’s writings which are clearly “another gospel” and “accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9)
There is NO doubt that any person teaching OSAS (once saved always saved) and the doctrines of Calvinism has a “seducing spirit” behind this “doctrine of devils.” (1 Tim. 4:1) How is this certain? – Satan is the author of this lie which guarantees that any person teaching it is under the influence of a devil (2:17; Gen. 3:4).
One of the marks of a cult (like Calvinism) is that they place the writings of mere men on the same level or above the authority of Holy Scripture. The fact that the Calvinists put John Calvin and those who bought and propagate his myths on the same level or above the words of Scripture, clearly reveals Calvinism to be a cult. It doesn’t matter if in their blindness they see this or not, it’s still the truth. John Calvin was a murderer and a brazen heretic and to place him or any other mere sinful man on the same level of authority as the Holy Spirit inspired Scriptures is a spiritual death nail.
***John Calvin’s Reign of Terror:
• He had Servetus burned at the stake on October 27, 1553,
• Gentile beheaded in 1566,
• 34 women burned at the stake after accusing them of being witches who caused a plague that had swept through Geneva in 1545,
• “Freckles” Dunant dies under torture in February 1545 without admitting to the crime of spreading the plague,
• Several men and women are apprehended including a barber and a hospital supervisor who had “made a pact with the devil” in 1545,
• 2 women executed by burning at the stake for sorcery by spreading the plague in March 7, 1545,
• Belot (an Anabaptist) chained and tortured – against infant baptism in 1545,
• 7 men executed concerning the plague outbreak in May 16, 1545,
• a child was whipped publicly for calling his mother a thief,
• a girl who struck her parents was beheaded,
• Jacques Gruet accused of writing a poster against Calvin, was arrested, tortured, then executed in July 1546,
• and the list goes on, his victims ranging in age from 16-80.
If John Calvin was Elect, then so was Hitler! 58 murders is as good as 6 million.
If you are following the teachings of Calvinism, you are following a dead, murderous heretic who was a mere sinful man. John Calvin followed the false teachings of a deranged, pagan Catholic (Augustine). You are not following Christ whatsoever if you are a Calvinist. You cannot follow Christ outside of believing and obeying “the doctrine of Christ” given in the Holy Scriptures (2 John 7-10).
The Catholic Roots of Calvinism
***CALVINISM/DEFORMED THEOLOGY IS CATHOLIC: In the 1536 edition of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin quotes Roman Catholic monk Augustine 24 times. By the 1559 edition, he quotes Augustine 400 times. Here’s just a snapshot:
•68 citations about the sacraments
•54 citations about the church
•34 citations about God’s will
•34 citations about sin
•28 citations about grace
•17 citations about predestination
One writer commented: “What the Reformers and Calvin espoused was religion, not a personal relationship with Christ. They left Catholicism but took much of it with them when they went. They established another arm of it just as the “Latter Day Saints” did with “Mormonism.” They were basically a break off group of Catholics forming another branch of Catholicism.” Gwendolyn W.
The SOLE identity of His true remnant disciples is Himself – Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Savior and soon coming LORD who revealed His heart and will in His Word. Those who authentically honor God do so by honoring His Word and denouncing all religious affiliations and affinities, hating them compared to their burning love for Christ (Matt. 7:6-9; Lk. 14:26-27). These are the few that He is going to save (Lk. 12:32; 21:19; 1 Pet. 4:18).
“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:26-27
It’s undiluted idolatry to give credence to the words of a mere man and to follow his twisted line through Scripture, denying the only final authority Teacher, the Holy Spirit (John 14:26; 16:13; 1 John 2:20, 27). Spiritual adultery occurs when we alienate the affections of our hearts away from our “FIRST love” and onto ANY other person or system of theology (Revelation 2:4-5). Father, please forgive us for our sins and quicken us by Thy holy fear in repentance!
Calvinism is not the Gospel of Jesus. You are lying against the LORD to say such. You have done exactly what the Pharisees did. You have mixed and replaced God’s pure Word with a whole system of theology that is an extra-biblical system that repeatedly contradicts known biblical truth. God is calling you to repent friend before it’s too late. Mark 7:6-9.
Calvinism is not a part of the original Gospel or the apostolic Christian faith whatsoever. The very fact that Calvinists make statements like that is proof of the brainwashing they have undergone. Such a statement is fully unfounded. Those who follow this false gospel are “accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9; Jude 3-4)
Reformed theology is a system of theology removed from Holy Scripture which the Calvinist has obviously been steeped in without getting into God’s Word for himself but rather following the line of reasoning placed, forced, or imposed upon Scripture by the wolves who have schooled them in this evil system of theology. No one in history has ever just studied the pure Word of God, been taught by the Holy Spirit, and come away with even one of the 5 points of Calvinism. It’s a system that has to be taught to others by men and devils, just like any other antichrist cult.
It’s willing ignorance in most cases. Moral cowards who want no personal responsibility gladly buy into such a fairytale system of lies. Also, have you ever noticed the false, demonic smile on the countenance on consummate Calvinists? After all, they have much to be proud of right…they are “God’s elect” right? What a joke! God says He hates this arrogance! Prov. 8:13
The Calvinist is ex-ing Jesus and His holy original apostles out of his false theology … Where did they go around teaching what later become crafted, contrived, and sold as “the doctrines of grace” “reformed theology” or “the 5 points of Calvinism”???? Chapters and verses please. You are simply not following the LORD but rather the doctrines of sinful men and God is calling you to repent and truly get saved. When you do, you will bring forth the fruit of repentance which will begin with trashing this fairytale theology you have bought into.
The moral coward – the one who refuses to die to self – will fight to the death to defend his sense of false security which he vainly imagines grants him license to live as he so chooses with no eternal consequence. This is the exact lie Satan told Eve in the Garden (Gen. 2:17; 3:4). The sinner who wants to think he is unconditionally eternally secure hides behind this diabolical lie. It is a myth, a farce, and a fairytale to believe one can get genuinely born again and then keep on or fall back into sin and still be saved (Lk. 8:13). One is self-deceived if he thinks he can keep on sinning and is still saved. OSAS inevitably gives the gullible the notion that there is no reason or responsibility to repent and confess and cease his sin (Prov. 28:13; 1 Jn. 1:7-10; 2 Cor. 7:1, etc.). Jesus is coming – ready or not. He’s coming for a Bride that is without spot for blemish …. Eph. 5:25-27
“For IF (that means it’s possible) after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. ” 2 Peter 2:20-21
If a person does not truly desire, seek after, and embrace the truth of Holy Writ, God will gladly send him a “strong delusion” so that he will believe a lie and be damned (going to hell). See 2 Thess. 2:10-12.
Have you ever read and circled the 5 “I’”‘s of Lucifer? (Isaiah 12:12-14) He wanted to reign as his own god just like those who don’t want to humble themselves in true repentance and let Jesus Christ truly be LORD over their lives. “Ye are DEAD and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Col. 3:3) It’s time to die the death – to deny self, take up the cross (implement of death to self) and follow Christ (Lk. 9:23-24). Otherwise, we are not following Him and are on our way to eternal damnation.
After telling some eternal securest that they should immediately repent and cease teaching their diabolical lies, they said I was bringing division. But the truth is designed to and always divides the wheat from the tares. They have chosen to retain lies and are heretics according to Holy Scripture (Tit. 3:9-10). I told them they were preaching something that 1) the Bible never teaches, and 2) that the Bible repeatedly refutes. Jesus preached to many men but all left except 12 (John 6:60-67). The many who departed/were divided because they were self-serving, Savior-rejecting, moral cowards who refused to simply listen and obey Jesus. The 12 were the remnant. John 6:66 says “From that time MANY of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.” This clearly tells us that “disciples” or those who follow Christ, can go “back” (backslide) and no longer follow Christ. See 1 Pet. 4:18)
After reading passages like Colossians 3:5-6, which was written to God’s very people, what could possibly be clearer than that those who were once saved and who now live in sin are under God’s wrath and not His grace?
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:” Colossians 3:5-6
If being “CUT OFF” after knowing the LORD were not possible, why do we find this term and warning when the Holy Spirit is warning NT believers about going back into sin?
Romans 11:22 says: “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, IFFFFFFFFFF thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be CUT OFF.”
God is love and is good towards those who are His and continue to be willing and obedient to Him (Isa. 1:19-20). The LORD is severe in His holy wrath to those who like the Jews, once knew Him and then went back into sin. This is the context of this warning and several other warnings to NT believers. God will severely/harshly and eternally judge those who fall away after knowing Him. He will cut them off from His holy kingdom in His severe condemnation upon sin that Jesus came and died for to eliminate from those who would be His. Need more examples? Read Jude 3-12 and 1 Corinthians 9:27-10:12.
In Holy Scripture, saving faith in the blood of Christ is not conveyed as a one-time, fix all. Though saved on the spot upon believing (John 6:47), that Savior told us that those who believe and are saved, can “fall away” if they cease believing/abiding in Him (Luke 8:12-13; John 15:1-6).
If perseverance is automatic then man has no free will. Calvin’s doctrine of the perseverance of the saints is a fairy tale. Why bother with this diabolical heretic? Why learn his foolish system of theology instead of simply learning God’s Word which teaches no such thing.
Justin Martyr- c. 100/114AD – c. 162/168 AD. He was another early Christian apologist (defender) of the faith and was martyred by beheading. His works represent the earliest surviving Christian apologies of notable size:
• Man acts by his own free will and not by fate. (20)
• We have learned from the prophets, and we hold it to be true, that punishments, chastisements, and rewards are rendered according to the merit of each man’s actions. Otherwise, if all things happen by fate, then nothing is in our own power. For if it be predestined that one man be good and another man evil, then the first is not deserving of praise or the other to be blamed. Unless humans have the power of avoiding evil and choosing good by free choice, they are not accountable for their actions-whatever they may be…. For neither would a man be worthy of reward or praise if he did not of himself choose the good, but was merely created for that end. Likewise, if a man were evil, he would not deserve punishment, since he was not evil of himself, being unable to do anything else than what he was made for. (21)
• But that you may not have a pretext for saying that Christ must have been crucified, and that those who transgressed must have been among your nation, and that the matter could not have been otherwise, I said briefly by anticipation, that God, wishing men and angels to follow His will, resolved to create them free to do righteousness; possessing reason, that they may know by whom they are created, and through whom they, not existing formerly, do now exist; and with a law that they should be judged by Him, if they do anything contrary to right reason: and of ourselves we, men and angels, shall be convicted of having acted sinfully, unless we repent beforehand. But if the word of God foretells that some angels and men shall be certainly punished, it did so because it foreknew that they would be unchangeably [wicked], but not because God had created them so.
Of those truly saved, perseverance is not automatic but rather a daily choice. If along the way, the born again believer denies Christ, He will be denied by Christ.
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: IF WE DENY HIM, HE ALSO WILL DENY US.” 2 Timothy 2:12
No person in history who has been saved and then honestly began to study Holy Scripture has ever come out with the conclusions of Calvinism. It’s simply not there. The mind has to be led, conditioned, seduced, and made to believe such things as the terribly twisted TULIP of John Calvin teaches. To believe such things is to defy the LORD who bled for “ALL men,” gave us choice, and is “holy, holy, holy.” (Isa. 6:3; 1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Pet. 3:9; 1 Jn. 2:2). Then after one has been conditioned in his thinking to believe Calvin’s falsehoods, he is led to see things through the twisted mindset of reformed theology and so he then imposes that belief system on Scripture, making God out to be a liar. This whole system teaches men how not to take God at His Word, especially the whole counsel of His Word.
The Calvinist is the moral coward who seeks to console himself while living in sin. He hides behind the teachings of a mere man, a man who was a heretic and a murderer. Sounds like Joseph Smith to me. The Calvinist does this by twisting Scripture to concoct the image of a false god who gives him assurance and security while he lives in rebellion. Now that my friend, is idolatry and spiritual adultery (Exod. 20:3-5; Eph. 5:5-7).
Anyone who believes in the myths perpetrated by reformed theology and “once saved always saved” is not a person of truth. Truth-seekers who fear God diligently search the whole of the Scriptures before drawing conclusion (Prov. 13:18). The do not rely or place the weight of their faith in mere men but instead allow God to “be true and every man a liar.” (Rom. 3:4) Such a teaching as an unconditional eternal security is nowhere to be found in God’s Word. In fact, there are volumes of warnings in God’s Word which negate the possibility of such a cliché being true.
The term “CUT OFF” in Romans 11:22 drives a death nail into the coffin of the diabolical heresy of an UN-conditional eternal security – propagated by the “ungodly men” Jude warned us about (Jude 3-4).
TO HIS OWN PEOPLE THE LORD SAYS: “IF IF IF we suffer, we shall also reign with him: IF WE DENY HIM, HE ALSO WILL DENY US.” 2 Timothy 2:12
The utter idiocy of Calvinism cannot be underestimated. Such evil and foolish logic, twisting of Scripture, and willing ignorance of its duped adherents is mind boggling. There are many examples that could be stated but let’s look at just one illustration from John Wesley of the image of a false god conveyed through the doctrines of Calvinism: “One might say to our adversary, the devil, ‘Thou fool, why dost thou roar about any longer? Thy lying in wait for souls is as needless and useless as our preaching. Hearest thou not, that God hath taken thy work out of thy hands; and that he doeth it much more effectually? Thou, with all thy principalities and powers, canst only so assault that we may resist thee; but He can irresistibly destroy both body and soul in hell! Thou canst only entice; but his unchangeable decrees, to leave thousands of souls in death, compels them to continue in sin, till they drop into everlasting burnings. Thou temptest; He forceth us to be damned; for we cannot resist his will. Thou fool, why goest thou about any longer, seeking whom thou mayest devour? Hearest thou not that God is the devouring lion, the destroyer of souls, the murderer of men” Moloch caused only children to pass though the fire: and that fire was soon quenched; or, the corruptible body being consumed, its torment was at an end; but God, thou are told, by his eternal decree, fixed before they had done good or evil, causes, not only children of a span long, but the parents also, to pass through the fire of hell, the ‘fire which never shall be quenched; and the body which is cast thereinto, being now incorruptible and immortal, will be ever consuming and never consumed, but ‘the smoke of their torment,’ because it is God’s good pleasure, ‘ascendeth up for ever and ever.’” [From the sermon Free Grace, Preached at Bristol, in the year 1740]
The doctrines of Calvinism turn “God” into the devil. Violating the third Commandment by using the very name of the LORD in vain, Calvinists attribute to the Almighty the attributes He told us are of Satan himself. This cruel, forceful, cunning, biased, respecter of persons, partial, immoral, false god of Calvinism is a demon and not God at all.
Studying with honest heart the truths of Holy Scripture thoroughly dismantles this evil, mind-twisting, Christ-despising system of theology. Here’s a brief historical sketch of the murderous dealings of this 16th century maniac who is followed by many an idolater today who vainly believe they are saved.
The “T” of the Terrible Truth-Despising TULIP The TULIP is the acronym that was crafted to explain the doctrines of Reformed Theology/Calvinism. Each letter stands for one of the five foundational doctrinal beliefs upon which Calvinism stands. Calvinistic adherents believe and espouse these doctrines. All five phony, pathetic points of this unbiblical system of theology are interrelated. This means that each one stands or falls on the validity of the other points. The very first point of the five points of Calvinism is”Total Depravity” which is defined in Calvinism as the total inability of sinful men to respond in obedience to God when He calls them. In other words, they teach that men cannot obey or do what God told them to do because they have no will. Now, at this point, if you are a sane person, stop laughing and keep reading. ;) Contrary to the devilish doctrine of “Total Depravity,” man is not so sinful by nature that he cannot make a decision/choose. It’s called inability, where reformed demonology teaches that man cannot obey what God commanded him to do, which is an indictment upon the Almighty. The truth-seeker need go no further than this very first of the five points of Calvinism to see that this whole system of theology is false. Clearly, the false god of Calvinism is not the one true God presented in Holy Scripture.
Free will involves the ability to choose life or death (Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 24:16; Romans 6:16, etc.). It seems more than obvious that if the person deceived by the false teachings of Reformed Theology hadn’t been poisoned by Calvinistic teachers, that person would never ask questions concerning whether or not man has free will. It’s obvious and self-evident that man has been given free will. Any small child knows that – it takes a brainwashing to be convinced otherwise. If man had no choice to exercise the will God gave him, then why would the LORD tell man to “choose”? Dare we call God a fool? “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
CALVINISM WARNING: “ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (license to sin), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 4
The so-called “doctrines of grace” are “turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness” or a license for sinning in the hearts of those who trade the truth for this lie (Jude 3-4). Jude tells us that such must be earnestly contended against and exposed for what it is. When the Calvinist is told that he has nothing – not one iota of involvement – in appropriating and remaining in the salvation of Christ, he loses all fear of God and is inevitably not going to be vigilant, watching for the soon return of Christ, or being holy as Christ is holy. “Lasciviousness” is a sin and is the obvious outcome of the teachings of Calvinism which produces just the opposite of the fear of the LORD and obedience to Christ which is what Scripture teaches.
WOLF WARNING: Beware of the many teachers of Calvinism/Reformed Theology in this late hour. These are the very wolves the Word of God specifically prophesied would be on the scene in the last hour “turning the grace of God into lasciviousness” with their perverted “doctrines of grace” as they call it (Jude 3-4). Most popular, limelight authors and radio personalities teach this evil system of theology which depicts the image of a false god. For example: John Piper, R.C. Sproul, Charles Swindoll, Paul Washer, James White, Albert Mohler, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Mark Driscoll, J.I. Packer (James Innell Packer), Wayne Grudem, C. J. Mahaney, Matt Chandler, Justin Taylor, John MacArthur, John Calvin, and Alistair Begg, to name but a few.
Matt Chandler’s Diabolical Conversion to Calvinism
In the video below, Matt Chandler openly admits to being converted over to all five false points of Calvinism. First off, this is a staged, intentionally created video to sell others on the “virtues” of the diabolical system of lies known as “Calvinism.” In short, it is a sales job and nothing more and it’s not one that is selling people on the Word if truth found on the pages of Holy Scripture but rather it’s an indoctrinational type promotion of a system of theology that contradicts and twists Holy Scripture to the destruction of those who buy into it (2 Peter 3:16). You will witness firsthand the diabolical workings of John Piper, master Calvinism initiator, high priest of this craft of Calvinism, as he demonstrates his success in sucking yet another younger pastor into the cult of Calvinism. His opening question to Matt Chandler is “How did Calvinism come about?” In other words, “How did you come to believe in the doctrines of Calvin?” Not “How did you come to believe in the doctrines of Holy Scripture?” but rather “How did you come to trust the doctrines of Calvinism?”
Chandler readily admits that “There are texts which I never knew what to do with.” And that’s where the Calvin worship cultists come in to convert people’s minds over using partial truths and mere portions of Scripture to the exclusion of the whole context and full-counsel of God’s Word. For example, they major on Romans 9 while intentionally ignoring Romans 11:20-22 which is part of the same passage.
Matt Chandler is the pastor of The Village Church located in Highland Village, Texas (in the Dallas area). Below is a video of Matt Chandler being interviewed by false teacher John Piper who is a 5-point Calvinist. In this video we see firsthand Matt Chandler’s apostasy into the dark doctrines of Calvinism. Also, see commentary beneath the video. As you view this video, note that there is little mention of Scripture. Instead, Chandler’s “warm blanket” is based on touchy, feely, subjective elements no different than Mormonism and how they determine “truth” by the warm feeling in their bosom. Amazing apostasy! So, Matt Chandler came to believe and espouse Calvinism based on something other than Holy Writ. While he mentions “Romans 9,” he refused to mention another integral part of that same passage, which would be Romans 11:20-22. Romans 11:20-22 clearly reveals something that in and of itself explodes the lies of Calvinism – the fact that covenant people of God were “cut off” from Him and that we can also be “cut off.” It’s no less than a divine threat and promise to all who currently know Him.
Chandler and Piper, two brazen deceivers, clearly want those listening to buy into their Calvinism, based on their subjective, touchy-feely, personal experiences and not on Scripture!
It’s obvious from this video interview that John Piper is a high priest of Satan’s Calvinism. It’s clear that John Piper had been coaxing the younger Matt Chandler to buy into this Calvinism package. Matt Chandler makes it clear that he had to be converted over to Calvinism and he was by John Piper.
In the video, Matt says something that many have also stated. Chandler says that coming to a full belief in Calvinism was “a wrestle” to him. In other words, he had to wrestle with believing it. Why? It’s simple – so many truths contradict this system of lies called Calvinism or Reformed Theology. The diligent, Berean Bible student will see right through this deceitful attempt to subvert the truth (Acts 15:24; 17:11; Titus 1:11; 3:11).
Watch Matt Chandler’s mannerisms and how he is acting. He’s clearly just try to please his elder, Piper.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (put to the test) the spirits whether they are of God: because MANY false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
Folks, just because someone can seems convinced or convicted about something, does NOT make that something true. Isn’t it time we begin to obey God’s command to “Believe NOT every spirit” and to “try” which means to test the spirits? That’s what the “noble” disciples at Berea did and God commended them for it. When they heard even the apostle Paul preach, they tested what he said against the written Word.
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
In this video, Chandler stumbles over his words. He uses the signature add-ins like “I think” and………. But Matt, who cares what YOU believe or think? What did God say in His Word? Has He not spoken? Yes He sure has – “I have talked to you from heaven.” (Exodus 20:22) Matt Chandler is not simply giving literal Scripture and letting Scripture teach those who would listen to him but rather he wants them to buy into some system of theology because he is now coming out of the closet as having espoused it. In fact, Chandler readily admits to not coming straight out in the open about telling his audience at The Village Church that he is teaching Calvinism. But what is there to hide Matt Chandler? Didn’t God boldly give us His truth, the light of His blessed Word? What darkness is Matt Chandler hiding? What is he afraid of? Is Matt afraid that he will lose church members since there is so much expose’ on the doctrines of John Calvin?
Did you note that Chandler gives us the all-too-typical signature statement of deceived Calvinists who teach that the Gospel and Calvinism are one and the same? Concerning Calvinism, Chandler says “it’s what our faith is.” If such were true, that would mean that God didn’t get it right until murderous heretic John Calvin came along some 16 centuries after Jesus and His holy apostles were here and gave us “the faith once delivered to the saints” in the New Testament canon of Scripture (Jude 3-4). So, that would mean that all men were still in darkness, even after Jesus, the light of the world came. Such a conclusion would mean that God didn’t give us His true Gospel through Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Paul, but rather through John Calvin who derived his teachings through a delusional Catholic priest’s writings (Augustine) and made a system of theology out of which we now know as Calvinism.
Matt Chandler comes out and admits that his people “got over the hump” and now have bought the Calvinism package. What “hump”? The hump of truth is what people have to jump over to believe such things as are taught in Calvinism! In other words, you have to jump over mountains of Bible truth to believe such an evil indictment against our LORD God which is what Calvinism is.
Matt Chandler is very seductive and subversive in his use of Proverbs 14:12. He uses this Bible verse to teach that NOT believing Calvinism is “a way which seemeth right” but will lead to “death.” Wow! Do you now begin to see just how delusional Calvinists are in seeking to marry that system of diabolical lies with the true Gospel? The Bible tells us that those who do not receive “the love of the truth” are turned over to be deceived. The person who buys the Scripture-violating teachings of Calvinism has hated the LORD and His truth and has been sent by Him “strong delusion” so that he would believe this system of lies (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12). Satan himself and damnation are also mentioned in this passage (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
It’s obvious that John Piper and Matt Chandler are so very arrogant that they are convinced that their audience should take THEIR word for it and simply buy into Calvinism. After all, they did. But who are Piper and Chandler but mere men, dust, and in their very best state, “altogether vanity.” (Psalms 39:4-5)
“Let God be true and EVERY man a liar.” Romans 3:4
Only a wolf would seek to lead people to believe something based on the idea that they (the wolves) have believed that something. The true servant of Christ simply preaches the pure Word of God and lets the hearer believe upon the LORD Himself by His Word and Holy Spirit.
“Wrestled, wrestled, wrestled, wrestled, just wrestled, once those lenses get put on you, you can’t read your Bible.” But just WHO put those lenses on Chandler if those color glasses are colored with that which does not align with Holy Scripture? The only answer would be Satan who is the father of all lies .. The Bible teaches us that “seducing spirits (devils) and doctrines of devils“ go hand in hand (1 Timothy 4:1)
…in this video of Matt Chandler’s apostasy into Calvinism, he speak of the “lens” or color glasses that get put on someone who is seduced by the evil devils that coax their truth-rejecting souls into believing in the “doctrines of devils” such as Calvinism (1 Timothy 4:1-3). Note how he presents this as a conversion over into this whole system of belief known as Calvinism. It’s a demonic conversion for sure.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits (devils), and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” 1 Timothy 4:1-2
Did you know that the devil has “doctrines”? Here in the above passage of Holy Scripture, the apostle Paul reveals the connection between “Seducing spirits” and “doctrines of devils.” What could possibly be clearer than the fact that there are “doctrines of devils” and people are brought into believing them by “seducing spirits” or devils? In this video interview we see Matt Chandler’s declination into the dismal, dark doctrines of John Calvin, a known murderous heretic.
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 3-4
If you understand Calvinism, you understand that it leads to futility. Why? Because when a person is seduced by devils to believe that he has NOTHING at all to do with participation in being saved, that person then tosses responsibility to the wind, does not fear and obey God. Satan loves this masterpiece he created, beginning in the Garden of creation. Get the book Lie of the Ages to delve into the origins of Calvinism and OSAS (once saved always saved) theology.
No true Bible believing Christian identifies himself as a “Calvinist” nor follows anything but the pure Word of God. This means he sees Calvinism for the filthy, diabolical system of lies that it really is.
What is the difference between those who follow Joseph Smith (delusional founder of Mormonism) and those who follow John Calvin? – Nothing! They are both following the teachings of mere sinful men in lieu of God’s Word and are therefore hell bound antichrists.
Only a demon and a depraved, apostate heart could do such a thing!
“‘Do not say you are of Paul or Apollos.’ (1 Cor. 1) To call ourselves a ‘Calvinist’ is to place Calvin above Christ. ‘Calvinism’ is a cult, whenever we follow a man above Christ we have a cult.” Gwendolyn Wehage
The Calvinist ex-es Jesus and His holy original apostles out of his false theology. At any cost, everything must bowed to the so-called “doctrines of grace” and “Five points of Calvinism.” The very Word of God MUST be ignored, spit upon, twisted, defied, and crassly passed over in order to keep the tradition of Calvinism. This is that cultic “spirit of antichrist” working in those who have given themselves over to this system of lies. ….. Where did they go around teaching what later become crafted, contrived, and sold as “the doctrines of grace” “reformed theology” or “the 5 points of Calvinism”???? Chapters and verses please. You are simply not following the LORD but rather the doctrines of sinful men and God is calling you to repent and truly get saved. When you do, you will bring forth the fruit of repentance which will begin with trashing this fairytale theology you have bought into.
Calvinism does not instill the fear of God in anyone which should be a huge red flag. Without the fear of the LORD, no one can know Jesus and remain in Christ. Also, it’s obvious that reformed theology actually promotes ease and lukewarmness (Rev. 3:15-16).
Not even one of the five points of Calvinism comes from Scripture. In fact, each one of them is the opposite of what Holy Scripture teaches. Calvinism is a mockery of Christ and His blessed Gospel.
Mormonism and Calvinism are very similar ….. Calvinism is a cult where all of the adherents are taught a whole system of lies. They are taught “reasons” why God didn’t really mean what He said. The whole aim of Calvinism is to twist, corrupt, and pervert the LORD’s words. In the face of Bible passage after Bible verse, the Calvinist, like the well-trained cultist he is, has preposterous “reasons” why God didn’t mean what He plainly said in His Word. Now friends, that is the work of the enemy of the Almighty. Just as he did in the Garden with the first woman, so he does today, adding to, taking away, and twisting divine truth.
Quotes of John Calvin … draw your own conclusions.
“Of the eternal election, by which God has predestinated some to salvation, and others to destruction … The predestination by which God adopts some to the hope of life, and adjudges others to eternal death, no man who would be thought pious ventures simply to deny…By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which he determined with himself whatever he wished to happen with regard to every man. All are not created on equal terms, but some are preordained to eternal life, others to eternal damnation; and, accordingly, as each has been created for one or other of these ends, we say that he has been predestinated to life or to death. (Calvin Institutes 3:21:5: 06 emphasis mine)
“Creatures are so governed by the secret counsel of God, that nothing happens but what he has knowingly and willingly decreed.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 16, Paragraph 3)
“…the counsels and wills of … See Moremen are so governed as to move exactly in the course which he has destined.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 16, Paragraph 8)
“thieves and murderers, and other evildoers, are instruments of divine providence, being employed by the Lord himself to execute judgments which he has resolved to inflict.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 17, Paragraph 5)
“The first man fell because the Lord deemed it meet that he should.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 3, Chapter 23, Paragraph 8).
“Creatures are so governed by the secret counsel of God, that nothing happens but what he has knowingly and willingly decreed.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 16, Paragraph 3)…
“that God not only foresaw the fall of the first man, and in him the ruin of his posterity; but also at his own pleasure arranged it” John Calvin (Institutes of the Christian Religion” Book III, Chapter 23, Paragraph 7)
“I freely acknowledge my doctrine to be this: that Adam fell, not only by the permission of God, but by His very secret council and decree; and that Adam drew all his posterity with himself, by his fall, into eternal damnation” (Secret Providence, pg. 267.) -John Calvin
“At this point in particular the flesh rages when it hears that the predestination to death of those who perish is referred to the will of God.”
-John Calvin (Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries: Romans and Thessalonians, p.208)
“It could be asked here, if God does not want any to perish, why do so many in fact perish? My reply is that no mention is made here of the secret decree of God by which the wicked are doomed to their own ruin, but only of His loving-kindness as it is made known to us in the Gospel. There God stretches out His hand to all alike, but He only grasps those (in such a way as to lead to Himself) whom He has chosen before the foundation of the world.” -John Calvin (Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries: Hebrews and I and II Peter, p.364)
“We also note that we should consider the creation of the world so that we may realize that everything is subject to God and ruled by his will and that when the world has done what it may, nothing happens other than what God decrees.” -John Calvin (Acts: Calvin, The Crossway Classic Commentaries, p.66)
“First, the eternal predestination of God, by which before the fall of Adam He decreed what should take place concerning the whole human race and every individual, was fixed and determined.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.121)
“God had no doubt decreed before the foundation of the world what … He would do … with every one of us and had assigned to everyone by His secret counsel his part in life.” -John Calvin (Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians, p.20)
“…the reason why God elects some and rejects others is to be found in His purpose alone. … before men are born their lot is assigned to each of them by the secret will of God. … the salvation or the destruction of men depends on His free election.” -John Calvin (Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries: Romans and Thessalonians, p.203)
“Everything is controlled by God’s secret purpose, and nothing can happen except by his knowledge and will.” -John Calvin (The Institutes of Christian Religion, Bk. 1, Ch. 16, Sect. 3)
“What we must prove is that single events are ordered by God and that every event comes from his intended will. Nothing happens by chance.” – John Calvin (The Institutes of Christian Religion, Book I, Ch. 16, Sect. 4)
“When he uses the term permission, he means that the will of God is the supreme and primary cause of everything, because nothing happens without his order of permission.” -John Calvin (The Institutes of Christian Religion, Book I, Ch. 16, Sect. 8)
“He has plenty of reasons for comfort as he realises that the devil and all the ungodly are reined in by God, so that they cannot conceive, plan or carry out any crime, unless God allows it, indeed commands it. They are not only in bondage to him, but are forced to serve him. It is the Lord’s prerogative to enable the enemy’s rage and to control it at will, and it is in his power to decide how far and how long it may last, so that wicked men cannot break free and do exactly what they want….” -John Calvin (The Institutes of
Christian Religion, Book I, Ch.17, Sect. 10)
“First, it must be observed that the will of God is the cause of all things that happen in the world; and yet God is not the author of evil.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.169)
“Whatever things are done wrongly and unjustly by man, these very things are the right and just works of God. This may seem paradoxical at first sight to some….” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.169)
“But where it is a matter of men’s counsels, wills, endeavours, and exertions, there is greater difficulty in seeing how the providence of God rules here too, so that nothing happens but by His assent and that men can deliberately do nothing unless He inspire it.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, pp.171-172)
“Does God work in the hearts of men, directing their plans and moving their wills this way and that, so that they do nothing but what He has ordained?” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.174)
“For the man who honestly and soberly reflects on these things, there can be no doubt that the will of God is the chief and principal cause of all things.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.177)
“But of all the things which happen, the first cause is to be understood to be His will, because He so governs the natures created by Him, as to determine all the counsels and the actions of men to the end decreed by Him.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.178)
“But it is quite frivolous refuge to say that God otiosely permits them, when Scripture shows Him not only willing but the author of them.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.176,)
Thus, man CANNOT be responsible…
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“Humm. Wow!! It truly is hard for me to keep silent when I see heresy. I just have to say something.It is very seducing to believe that it is all God’s fault not our own.Thank you Jesus for continually showing me the truth. I almost bought into this lie. I do say almost. Thank you Jesus for protecting me. NO, GOD IS NOT A LIAR!! When He said ALL He means ALL!!! Everyone has been, is getting and will get a chance to repent….” CJ
“John Calvin is in the same boat as many theologians, from Luther to Smith to MacArthur. I mean, when you reject any of the scripture or explain it away with private interpretations, you are really taking the authority away from God and claiming it as your own. One says repentance is not necessary one says only faith, another says baptism is nothing and many say all you have to do is believe. Let God be right and every man a liar.” Clint Stone
“The Calvinist dogma of TULIP is 1 of implicating God in sin. According to them man doesn’t make his own choices, God makes our choices for us. This would include the sinner…
God is holy. he is absolved of all evil in the world, and has nothing to do with sin, directly or vicariously through us.
It is because of our free will the evil happens and God is absolved from it, because it is our choice not his.
Calvinism is a threat. Ultimately, this false theology would have you believe that God is a God who is playing chess with Himself, deciding who He loves best out of all His equally sinful chess pieces, like a kid playing favorites.” Marion Mills
“This is a picture of the “hypercalvinist.” A enormous difference from true reformed Calvinistic theology (which is what all of church history has taught). If these guys are going to speak out against this in a delusional stereotypical way then they should stop setting up straw men to burn down. Are there hypercalvinists? Yep…but not to the degree these with false Arminian theology make a claim for.”
Shawn, “all of church history” did not teach the falsehoods of de-formed theology … in fact, what of the truth of the 27 books of God’s NT Word needed to be RE-formed or formed again? That’s an indictment against the Almighty who told us that “ALL things that pertain unto life and godliness” are found in His Word – in other words, it’s complete (2 Peter 1:3-4, 19-21).
No type of Calvinism is biblical…. that’s like saying that “white magic” is okay… when in reality it’s more insidiously diabolical because it poses as being innocent when it’s laced with deadly lies.
Shawn, I am not an Arminian, just a Bible believer. This one verse alone cancels all possibility that Calvinism could be truth: “There is NO NO NO respect of persons with God.” (Romans 2:11) – Now, you must choose to deny Christ by rejecting His truth or to repent and believe the original Gospel which strongly opposes the Augustinian falsehoods of Calvinism and exposes them as being false.
“Hi! Thank you so much for writing the article you did about The Idiocy of Calvinism. I read more than half of it to my family last night and we had a wonderful time in study, prayer, and discovery. It opened my eyes very much, as I previously didn’t understand what exactly was wrong with the evil TULIP conception. Thank you very much for writing this article and I hope that it helps others as well. God Bless you brother!” Abigail S.
“I was greatly blessed and brought to a renewed repentance by reading the article on the false teaching that promotes self love but am flabbergasted by the attempt to refute Calvinism, an imperfect system at best, using the verse about God not being a respecter of persons! Whoever wrote that article is under strong delusion as to the meaning of this scripture. It clearly means that God’s choosing of one person over another is not based upon any supposed qualities God sees in the person themselves but in God’s own inscrutable will. It is a mystery to all who trust in the Savior why they should have been chosen and others passed over. It crucifies human pride and gives all the glory to God! I sincerely pray that your thoughts would be conformed to those of Christ in this vital matter. Let’s all seek to let every word of God’s revelation have its full impact, even when it challenges our presuppositions and systems. Respectfully,” Alan
The Greek word which was correctly translated as “ALL” in English in the Bible, means … “ALL.” So God wills that some perish? 2 Peter 3:9
It’s a “mystery”?
How is this divine revelation a “mystery” other than if a demon has blinded our minds because we chose to buy into a false theology?
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
DID JESUS TELL US HE WAS GOING TO GO TO THE CROSS AND DRAW SOME OR ALL MEN? - “And I, if I be lifted up (on the cross) from the earth, will draw ALL men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die.” John 12:32-33
“Therefore as by the offence of one JUDGMENT CAME UPON ALL MEN to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one THE FREE GIFT CAME UPON ALL MEN unto justification of life.” Romans 5:18
The doctrines of Calvinism clearly and brazenly call the very Son of God a liar. Before going to the cross to died for “the sins of the WHOLE world,” Jesus said: “And I, if I be lifted up (on the cross) from the earth, will draw ALL men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die.” (John 12:32-33)
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to ALL (not some) men.” Titus 2:11
“Well sir, I’d say in true humility, that this word is an atomic bomb that blasts this doctrine into dust and leaves nothing but any who would still side with Calvinism are left standing without weapons in a thick fog of smoke… Amen!” Tim Smith
“I used to think the same way (OSAS/Calvinism). I encourage you to seek Him and His truth. He showed me that I was wrong and deceived and I repented!” Gloria S.
Alex Greystone writes:
“Calvinists use an extremely poor and outright false bit of exegesis. The primary meaning of elko (Greek word for “draw”) is draw and in the context of John 6:44 and John 12:32 it means “to draw mentally and morally” according to Moulton’s Ananlytical Greek lexicon. Notice the poor logic and doctrinally driven hermeneutic: according to the Calvinist ALL men are dragged– but of course (somehow) they are not all saved!!! And then amusingly you try to rub this in the face of Arminians as some sort of proof text for irresistable grace!!!! Great example of Reformed exegesis! WOW! :)”
“Brother Todd! Thanks for exposing the “another gospel/another Jesus” heresy of Calvinism. I’m sure you’ve come under fire down through the years, but GREATER is He that is in you than he that is in the world…I’m on the front lines with ya! God bless!” ~Eric N.
Wait, hold up. He didn’t create sin? What Bible said that. Isaiah 45:7 says God creates evil.
God only creates evil if you will in the sense that HE allows all to choose good or evil.
Typically, Calvinism, which is not Christianity, purposely refuses to look at the full counsel of God’s Word.
See Deut. 30:19; Josh. 24:15; James 1:13-15…..
The Testimony of Adam H. who was Delivered from Calvinism:
“I do not believe in the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity. I see unsaved people performing righteous deeds. I see souls coming to Christ because they were convinced of the truth and CHOSE to believe. I see God, in both the Old and New Testaments, offer mankind choices and I see men making choices. I see the word “IF” used a lot in conjunction with declared judgment.
Having said all of that, I DO see original sin. If anyone would like to discuss that, I would like to show you what I see in the Bible. I AM open to being wrong, as long as you hold yourself up to the same standard of evidence you ask of me. That and intellectual honesty is a must.By the way, I hate Calvin’s evil doctrine. I was a Calvinist, until I read the Bible without his filter on my eyes! Thanks.”
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