Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hitler and Calvinism

Got this from Discerning the World:

This is a satirical comment on makes a bunch of great points with humor.

I wrote against Calvinism here:

"Why I am Not A Calvinist!"

I am writing a long article now about the "daughters of Rome", and well Calvinism is included.


Ben said...

Good points, but the man behind the video preaches a works-based Gospel and is both a sinless perfectionist and denier of imputed righteousness.

Wide is the road to destruction, and people will fall both left and right.

The middle remains faith in Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

really ben well if what you say is true then there is nothing he can do to change the road he is there?

Ben said...

What a foolish riposte.

Believing in imputed righteousness does not make one a calvinist, it makes one a Christian. I am not a believer that God predestines people to heaven and hell. We have a choice to believe on the work of God or our own flawed works.

The man behind the video is a heretic. He does not believe in the atonement of the Lord Jesus. He does not believe salvation by grace through faith, rather he trusts in his ability to live sinlessly.

If you do too, then you had better realise that you will be judged by your righteousness and sent to hell if you have committed even one sin.

Bible Believer said...

Thanks Ben, I do see what you are saying here...

* We believe that men must be "born again" or "regenerated" by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of man. We believe that sinners are justified when they choose to forsake their sins and put their faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God's grace through a repentant faith are we justified. At the moment that a person repents of their sins and trusts in Christ's sacrifice, such a person is justified by God, given the Holy Spirit and is "born again/regenerated". No amount of good works cannot save a sinner, forgive a sinner, make a sinner right before God, reconcile a sinner to a right relationship to God or wash away a sinner's sins. It is only the blood of Jesus that can do these things. However, the sinner must respond properly to God's offer of grace, mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation (John 3:3-5; 3:16-19;3:36; 5:24, Romans 3:23; 5:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 1:13-14, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).

* We don't believe in "easy believism." We believe that faith and repentance are two sides of the same coin. You can't truly have one without the other. There is no separating faith and obedience in the Scriptures. We believe that it is only a working faith, a holy/obedient faith and a repentant faith that saves a sinner from their sins, the wrath of God and from Hell. Any other kind of faith is a dead, non-working faith that will only send people to Hell in the end. Without holiness, no man will see the Lord. If someone professes to be a Christian and does not obey God, the Scriptures make it clear that such a person does not love God, does not know God and is not cleansed of his sins (Matthew 3:8, John 14:15, Acts 26:20, Romans 6:1-23, Titus 2:11-14, Hebrews 12:14, James 2:17-26, 1 John 1:5-7, 1 John 2:3-4).

* We believe that Christians don't have to sin, have the power over sin and are commanded not to sin by a Holy God. A Christian can live a life of complete obedience to God, every moment of everyday, by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is commonly called "Christian Perfection", "Biblical Perfection" or "Sinless Perfection". Christians still have the ability to sin, since they will always have free will, but it should be few and far between. It should never be a matter of "when" a Christian sins but "if" a Christian sins. A Christian definitely shouldn't be sinning daily. Sin should be the exception in the Christian's life, not the rule. We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us. If we walk according to the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. If we abide in Christ, we will not sin. If a Christian really loves God, they will obey Him. God's commandments are NOT a burden to keep. When God commands us to do something, He gives us the ability to be obedient. IF a Christian sins, they have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous One (Matthew 5:48, John 5:14; 8:11, John 14:21, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Philippians 4:13; 1 John 2:1, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 5:3-4, Galatians 5:16, 1 John 3:6).
Click Here for a video play list of Kerrigan teaching on "Biblical Perfection".


I consider Biblical Perfection a heresy.

Thanks for telling me.

I still don't agree with Calvinism either.

James 3:2

King James Version (KJV)

2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Anonymous said...

Here is biblical perfection, its loving your enemies. Matthew 5:48
47"If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.