CALVANIST IS A HERESY TEACHING SINNERS CANNOT RESIST SALVATION 07/20/2009


1. It is reported that 30% of all the young preachers coming out of Southern Baptist seminaries are “Calvinists;” believing that Jesus Christ only died for a select group of people and nobody else can be saved. There is a obvious silence from denominatonal leaders?

While Calvinism is very appealing to a generation that doesn’t want to be responsible for anything, and is too lazy to get out and work hard to win souls, it contradicts the Bible.

Calvinists try to pervert the Bible by saying it does not mean what it says. In John 3:16 they declare that “world” doesn’t really mean the entire world and “whosoever” doesn’t really mean anyone: "God so loved THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son" -- that it was so that "WHOSOEVER" could believe on Him and be saved.

Likewise, all the verses that tell us Christ died for all men are dismissed as not meaning what they say. Remember when Clinton said “sex” doesn’t mean sex and questioned what “is” meant?

But God, who foresaw that false prophets would try to twist the truth, made it very clear that Christ died for all men.

The Bible says that Christ died:
- For the ungodly (Rom. 5:6); if all are ungodly, as Calvinists believe, then Christ died for all.
- For all (2 Cor. 5:14-15); if God knows all things, as Calvinists believe, we assume He knows what “all” means.
- For our sins (1 Cor. 15:3); if all men have sins, as Calvinists believe, then Christ died for all men.
- While we were yet sinners (Rom. 5:8); if all men are sinners, as Calvinists believe, then Christ died for all.

Unlike the Muslims who say Christ did not die for anyone (someone took His place on the cross), Calvinists say he did die, but only for an elected few.

God has not predestined some people to be saved and some people to be lost. God desires all men to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4) and all men to come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9).

If God wants all men to save, He certainly would not have died for only a few: “For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For [there] [is] one God and one Mediator between God and men, [the] Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:3-6).

If God is not willing for any man to perish, He certainly would not have only died for a limited number: “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).

If the death of the wicked does not please God, God would have offered His Son for all: “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?” (Ezekiel 18:23).

Most Calvinists are not only dishonest with the world of God; they are also dishonest with their churches. They do not stand up and tell their congregations what they believe: “Some of you are born to burn in hell forever and there is absolutely nothing that can be done about it;” “We want you to give money to send missionaries, who cannot change the eternal destiny of one single person.”

Calvinists are also cowards, picking on young students rather than debating those who are qualified to defend the true gospel.

If anyone is worse than the deceived Calvinists who believe a lie, it is men who know the truth and have decided that unity with the heretics is more important than the truth of God’s word. Cooperating with these people may help a denomination's finances, at least if people do not find out what is going on, however is is not going to help the churches, nor the Kingdom of God.

They declare man has no respsonsibility to repent and believe and it is God's fault if they are living in sin
God's umbrella is not big enough for both those teaching the Calvainist heresy and the true Gospel.



2. CALVANIST PERVERTING THE GOSPEL; SAYING JESUS DID NOT DIE FOR EVERYONE

Foolish Calvinists believe God sits up in heaven and plays “spin the bottle.” Those it lands on go to heaven, the others all go to hell. Or maybe, they believe, He doesn’t do that. Maybe He flips a coin and “heads you go to heaven, tails you go to hell.”

Declaring that God elects men to heaven or hell without any responsibility on their part contradicts a thousand verses of Scripture. The Bible teaches that God elect men to heaven on the basis He "foresees' He can secure their faith, repentance and perseverance. This does not contradict one verse of scripture.

Even though God knew Adam and Eve would sin, he did not program them to sin, like some encoded robot. As free moral agents, Adam and Eve chose to commit sin (Gen. 3). Man's will is involved in his salvation, not God's irresistible coercion. God in His wisdom foreknew they would sin. If I have “foreknowledge” there is a wreck on the highway I am traveling because the radio notified me and I change roads, it does not mean I predestined the wreck. I just “foreknew” it.

Surely, predestination is taught in the Bible. God is able to "declare the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things are not yet done..." (Isa. 46: 10). However, the Bible teaches those who choose to: "enter in at the strait gate" and follow "the narrow way" (Matt. 7: 13, 14) are those who will be saved. Not those God arbitrarily chooses without any participation by them.

A favorite chapter Calvinist twist to fool people is Romans 9. In this chapter, Paul answers the Jewish objection that the rejection of the Jews and reception of the Gentiles was contrary to the word of God, reading the whole chapter makes this very clear. Romans 9 is not about personal salvation.

The passage explains God, in His sovereignty choose to pass over Abraham’s first child and pick Isaac to carry the seed that would bring the Messiah, just as He chose to pass over Isaac’s first son Esau and choose Jacob.
God certainly has the power to choose whom He will and destroy whom He will, just as a potter can destroy a vessel he made. Instead, thank God He chooses to first offers salvation to all men.

Romans 9 is not about anyone going to heaven or hell. It is about God’s sovereignty to offer the Gospel to the Gentiles.

Another passage the Calvinist try to take out of context is Acts 13:48: “as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” However before this, Acts 13:46 declares men are personally responsible: “Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.” The Jews were rejected because they rejected Christ, not because they lost some coin flip.

Surely, predestination is taught in the Bible. God is able to "declare the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things are not yet done..." (Isa. 46: 10). But God’s predestination is based on His foreknowledge. God knows ahead of time who will choose to love Him and who will not:

I Peter 1:1, 2 says the elect were chosen according to “the foreknowledge of God.”
In Romans, chapter 11, the Bible says, "God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew" (ROM 11:2).

Romans 8:20 says God predestination comes after His foreknowledge, "For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son"

Romans 8:29 says God predestines those he foreknew: "For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son"

The Bible teaches those who choose to: "enter in at the strait gate" and follow "the narrow way" (Matt. 7: 13, 14) are those who will be saved. Not those God arbitrarily chooses without any participation by them.

Men would like to free themselves of all responsibility, saying, “I am not a Christian because God chose not to save me and there is nothing I can do about it.” 30:19

Over 50 times God calls on men to “choose” and thir decision determines their destiny:” 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).

If men are living a wicked, sinful life, it is not because God chose not to save them as Calvinist love to teach; it is becuase they chose to reject the Christ who loved them and to wallow in their wickedness.

If Calvinists choose to tickles sinners ears with their ridiculous philosophy, that sinners have no responsibility in correcting their evil ways, they will find a delightful following until they meet at the judgment of God







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