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John Calvin: Worst Wolf in Church History? [podcast]

Christ or Calvin? You Must Choose

Demon possessed maniac John Calvin wrote the following:

“Chapter Four – Unbiblical Beliefs and Failures of John Calvin
Calvin on the Bible: In 1536 Calvin wrote: ‘The Bible is a knotty, difficult text, whose interpretation demands extensive knowledge. If brought into contact with it unceremoniously, many minds are upset and seized with confusion. The Bible is too old a text in too new a world.’

God willed that man sin. Calvin wrote ‘God, in a secret and marvellous way, justly wills, the things which men unjustly do.’ . . . ‘Although God and the devil will the same thing: they do so in an utterly different manner.’ He said that God did not will that all men be saved saying, ‘. . .that few receive the Gospel; we must fully conclude, that the cause is the will of God; and that the outward sound of that Gospel strikes the ear in vain, until God is pleased to touch, by it, the heart within.'”

Of John Calvin (1509-1564) we read:

“He (Calvin) was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, including its doctrines of predestination and of God’s absolute sovereignty in the salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation.” Wikipedia

“John Calvin (l. 1509-1564) was a French Reformer, pastor, and theologian considered among the greatest of the Protestant Reformation along with Martin Luther (l. 1483-1546) and Huldrych Zwingli (l. 1484-1531). Calvin synthesized the differing views of Protestant sects with his own in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, regarded as one of the most important works of Protestant theology.” World History

One of the key biblical words, doctrines perverted by Calvinism is “predestination” as if God preordained in eternity past that certain people were ordained to go to Hell and certain, even if against their own will, are ordained to go to Heaven. Calvinism heretically denies free will.

Let’s ask a simple question of the crafter of the system of Calvinism: Did God violate His own Word by preordaining John Calvin to lie against Him profusely? Did the Almighty sovereignly predestine, predetermine that John Calvin murder in cold blood more than 60 people who disagreed with him? Historical fact.

Did Jesus or His apostles further the kingdom of God by punishing much less murdering people? Never.

We can only and soundly conclude that the “god” of John Calvin and Calvinism is Satan and not Jehovah.

John Calvin was a fraud. His most prominent work is titled “Institutes of the Christian Religion.” Wait, what? Read that title again.

So does John Calvin or any mere sinful man or men decide what Christianity is, or did God decide what His kingdom is, is not, and what it consists of?

“Let God be true and every man a liar.” Romans 3:4

So are we beginning to see why John Calvin was and is called “The Pope of Geneva”? He ruled with an iron, murderous fist. There is no testimony of John Calvin ever being born again. The same seems true for his followers today. Jesus taught us that when a man is born again he is led by the Holy Spirit into all truth (John 3:1-8).

“When the carnal mind tries to understand the things of God, which can only be found in the Spirit, all manner of wickedness and error will be produced vainly in the puffed up pride of man void of understanding. This is what I perceive when reading the writings of John Calvin.” Jon Crane

Just look at the titles of his works, including his book titled “Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life.” Think. Read that again. Something seem off/wrong about that title?

The only “Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life” is the WORD of God itself, not the “gospel,” the “private interpretation” of any mere, sinful man or men. This title, of a writing authored by a demon possessed murderer, is meant to capture the gullible, to lead them to believe they need his book to understand God’s Book of all books. The written Word, the living Word, and the Holy Spirit is our divine Teacher. – “Thy word is truth” (John 17:17).

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105

How God gave His Word – How we received His Word

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:19-21

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” 1 John 2:27

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.” John 16:13-14

Think about the word “Reformation.” Wait. WHAT needed to be RE-formed since we already had the Bible, God’s Word? You see, the so-called “reformation” was the attempt to escape the cult of Catholicism and yet the reformation resulted in heresy just as poisonous as Catholicism.

Church History is NOT Divinely Inspired

This is why this disciple suggests that Christians, followers of Jesus today spend little or no time on church history. Church history is not divinely inspired and in fact in many or most cases is rebellion. This is clear in the lives of the reformers such as Calvin, Martin Luther, etc.

“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;” Ephesians 2:20

What is “the foundation of the apostles and prophets” referring to? We received the written Word by who? – by “the apostles and prophets.” The written Word is our “foundation” and not the words, stories, doctrines, or history of men who came thereafter. Now do we see why so many are confused, are not soundly grounded in the cardinal doctrines of the original Gospel, straight from God’s Word?

“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets – As the foundation sustains the building, so the word of God, declared by the apostles and prophets, sustains the faith of all believers. God laid the foundation by them; but Christ himself is the chief corner – stone of the foundation. Elsewhere he is termed the foundation itself, 1Co 3:11.” John Wesley

“Jesus Christ” alone is “the chief corner stone” and not John Calvin or any other reformer or mere sinful man.

“Having for foundation – the ground plan, specification, and principle on which it was builded, the doctrine taught by the prophets in the Old Testament, and the apostles in the New. Jesus Christ being that corner stone, or ακρογωνιαιος, the chief angle or foundation corner stone, the connecting medium by which both Jews and Gentiles were united in the same building. Elsewhere Jesus Christ is termed the foundation stone. Behold I lay in Zion a foundation stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, Isa_28:16; but the meaning is the same in all the places where these terms, foundation and corner stone, occur; for in laying the foundation of a building, a large stone is generally placed at one of the angles or corners, which serves to form a part of the two walls which meet in that angle. When, therefore, the apostle says that Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone, it means such a foundation stone as that above mentioned.” Adam Clarke

Sound Doctrine is the Divinely-Inspired Holy Scriptures and Nothing Else. The words of God come from God, not men.

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Since we already had the written Word of God itself, which is perfect divine doctrine, what really needed to be RE-formed or formed again? Nothing. Man cannot fix man’s problems and so when the protestants sought to fix the lies of Catholicism, they perpetrated their own lies, deceptions, and false doctrines.

Why not just read God’s Word for yourself? Sadly, many seek out “reformation” ministries and resources and so their image/images of the LORD are convoluted. Their imagination is a poisoned pond. The only way to cast down, to rewrite the constitution of our hearts is by diligently pouring over pure Holy Scripture daily, continually. See 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; John 17:17. The words of God Himself are the very “thoughts of his heart” that He gave to us in tangible format. May the LORD be praised!

The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.” Psalms 33:11

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17

Christ Jesus Himself is the Grand Subject of all of Holy Scripture. This is the only well of pure living water He gave us to drink from, to learn of Him (John 5:39-40).

There are no shortcuts to reading the Word itself. Memorize 2 Timothy 2:15.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ, asking You to teach me Your ways, to teach my heart of Thee. Please expose and rid my imagination, thoughts, heart, and mind of all misrepresentations of You. Bless this heart, soul, this vessel’s constitution to be Your pure Holy Word and nothing else. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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