Thursday, November 12, 2015

Another Name with an Agenda?



When the last Duggar grandchild was named Israel, there was an obvious agenda there, to help advance Christian Zionism. Maybe it's time for Calvinism to get a turn? Charles Spurgeon is an interesting teacher to many, many young Christians will read his writings, and not realize the depth of Calvinism beyond them. Maybe it will be a blessing for that child not to be in public school prone to bullies with a name like that.

Spurgeon was definitely a Calvinist.

"The late lamented Mr. Denham has put, at the foot of his portrait, a most admirable text, "Salvation is of the Lord." That is just an epitome of Calvinism; it is the sum and substance of it. If anyone should ask me what I mean by a Calvinist, I should reply, "He is one who says, Salvation is of the Lord." I cannot find in Scripture any other doctrine than this. It is the essence of the Bible. "He only is my rock and my salvation." Tell me anything contrary to this truth, and it will be a heresy; tell me a heresy, and I shall find its essence here, that it has departed from this great, this fundamental, this rock-truth, "God is my rock and my salvation." What is the heresy of Rome, but the addition of something to the perfect merits of Jesus Christ—the bringing in of the works of the flesh, to assist in our justification? And what is the heresy of Arminianism but the addition of something to the work of the Redeemer? Every heresy, if brought to the touchstone, will discover itself here. I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else. I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus. Such a gospel I abhor.

Why I am not a Calvinist

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The doctrine of God's sovereign grace of election is NOT Calvinism. It is simply, the doctrine of God's sovereign grace of election. I do not see Calvin's name in Scripture...not once! At one time, I fell for the lie that there is only Arminianism or Calvinism. This is a lie. The doctrine is made very clear in scripture in spite of Calvin.

Anonymous said...

God "choosing" someone for hell, is a doctrine from the devil, not God. So calvinism, or "sovereign grace", or "reformed", or whatever label they want to put on it, is from satan himself.

Abigail said...

When I recently was rejected by my IBF family, one of the struggles I had was in seeing my mother, whom I love deeply despite the deep emotional abuse I have endured from her since childhood,as a spiritual goat. I couldn't understand how I could have been so blind to her true nature. Her fruit was and has always been foul mixed with good-looking, but I was deceived by the good fruits she displayed on top of the rotten ones. I thought, no matter what she said or did, she HAD to be a Christian. God used the trauma of losing my family to get me to really consider how a person is saved. I found the question stirs controversy and debate because everyone looks at it from a man-centered perspective. What must I DO? What man-made rules must I follow? What must I pray? What must I think/believe? But salvation is GOD-centered. It is a miracle, and, like all miracles, we can't explain how exactly it happens. What made us believe in Jesus in the first place? Why did the words click with us and not with others who heard the same words? Why do I continue to love and obey Someone so much that I would die rather than give up my love for and obedience to Him? Why am I able to see things that people much more educated can't or won't see? There is no answer outside of a miracle. How sad that these deceived deceivers name their baby after a man who twisted God's miracle into a cheap eternal security insurance policy for the elite "elect." That is not what election is. God's choosing us is a miracle, our believing is a miracle, and our following a Shepherd Whom the world mocks through every available forum and the "church" mocks through arrogance and hypocrisy...that is a miracle, too. The gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives, hearts, and minds is a miracle. Every attempt to explain this miracle by focusing on man cheapens an unexplainable, God-given gift.

Bible Believer said...

First anon, remember what I have said about the two ends against the middle thing they use for deception. Calvinism fits the men walking as trees warning in the Bible. Easy believism is the other side of the coin from the "chosen people" lie.

Bible Believer said...

For God to create humans for hell definitely is a doctrine of demons.

Calvin let's remember kept the Catholic traditions via Augustine. I've been around enough Reformed types to know it is a false religion. Cold judgment. The reformed almost led me to an early ditch very early on when I was an atheist. It is a religion of "chosen people" lies with no love for the lost.

Abigail, many wicked people will wear the coverage of religion. My mother never missed a Catholic Mass, while creating havoc behind the scenes and being an abuser. I consider it a miracle too. It is God's doing not our own. Those who think they get into heaven based on their own righteousness have lost the plot.

Anonymous said...

Calvinism is True! Arminianism is of the devil and has jesuit origins. Arminianism also teaches that every single natural man has "libertarian free will" just like the satanic great whore Rome does. More proof that arminianism is satanic is that Alice Bailey said that humanism will be promoted in her ninth point. Humanism and Arminianism are both of the devil because they both worship natural man's will before God. They both teach Jean-Paul Sartre's heresy that people are like dice and their choices are completely up to themselves without any outside force affecting them so that man determines his own destiny. But, The Holy Bible teaches that all of man's choices have already been determined by God and that God determines the destiny of each man. If people really are like dice, and God is like the One who is rolling the dice, then the dice are going to roll exactly the way God wants them too. Please don't be so uptight about the name "Calvinism", it's just a nickname for The Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ, which means that God predestined it to be; because no event can happen unless God has predestined it to happen.

Anonymous said...

I sit and listen to the homeschooling movement (especially powerful, influential homeschooling mothers at church) criticize, condemn, and talk down to those of us who have chosen the public education venue for our children, all the while having family Bible study, devotions, and prayer within our homes in which they have 'no clue' as to the depths of our study. We are told that homeschooling is by far, the best and only way for a born again Christ following parent to educate their children in this day and our children will 'fall away' if they enter the public educational system.

And yet, I have seen and heard of the abuse that goes on in homeschooling homes, I have witnessed the fall out of horrible perverted sexual sins that go one in these homes that are supposed to be kept 'secret,' and we watch and observe how this movement has been made into an idol, a "god" so to speak with self righteousness, self worship, self adoration, and the fruits of self, self, and more human worship, more so, by far, than any public school self esteem program that has graced our public schools.

I, personally, have observed our homeschooled children verses our public school children in our church and community, and have witnessed "NO DIFFERENCE" in the fruits of their lives/their behavior, nor have I seen greater goodness, more fruits, or more LOVE from these homeschooling mothers. In fact, many of us public schooling mothers have been at the end of their hatred, for these mothers' have mouths sharper than a lions' tooth and use it to wield their power and control by force.

Are the Duggar family, along with other homeschooling families who love the limelight, the praise, the applause, and the affirmation of the public really any different than the rest of the world? They tell us time and again how we are to be separate, and yet, ALL the homeschooling families that we have relationships with in our area, are MORE worldly, and more reviling and covetous than their publicly educated peers.

I find it sad, how the homeschooling movement for all of these years has had such a veneer of godliness all the while subtly making the conscious choice to make us feel inferior, meanwhile, the secret sins of their own households are slowly being revealed.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous November 13, 2015 at 9:06 PM ...
are you not aware that Calvinism is the name of a man and The Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ already has a name and that our nicknames are demeaning to The King Of Glory because He already carries numerous titles is Holy and completely Other and can not be given any other designation by us?

don't confuse the two, Calvin is not God, quit equating him to God in this way, it is a sin of utmost ignorance to our God who is so Holy we can't comprehend it.

"More proof that arminianism is satanic is that Alice Bailey said that humanism will be promoted in her ninth point. Humanism and Arminianism are both of the devil because they both worship natural man's will before God"

what??? im serious ... what???
you took two unrelated things linked them and thought it proved your point, i beg you, read that out loud to yourself a few times, it makes zero sense

Anonymous said...

Calvinism is from the devil. God isn't the author of sin, and God doesn't create people for hell. Only a satanist would say such things.

Anonymous said...

Last Anon, you have been grossly deceived. Neither Reformed/Calvinism or Arminianism is biblically correct. Calvinists like to use it as a whipping boy to bolster their error. The truth is found in the middle ground. Following either one will put you in a ditch. Calvinism and Arminianism are extremes.

Every "petal" of TULIP is a lie from the pit of hell. It besmirches the character of our God by saying Christ did not die for everyone and that some are predestined for heaven and the rest are doomed to hell with no choice.

Those poor souls who fell for Calvinism and then hit a rough patch in their lives and doubt their faith are often shipwrecked because they begin to doubt if they are among the chosen.

Calvinism even distorts biblical eternal security of the believer. Of course of God chose you it is not possible to lose your salvation. Duh!

It is tragic to see people actually believing this and then leading others astray.

As it has been said, there are those who you have to be a Berean to detect their Calvinism/Reformed beliefs such as Spurgeon and on the modern scene, John MacArthur. They are most dangerous because they mix truth with error.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous November 15,2015 at 10:20 a.m.

The doctrine that is called "Calvinism" is the Biblical Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is called Calvinism just like how the Triune LORD God is called The Holy Trinity.

It is obviously true that John Calvin is not God, but he is a Saint who has been anointed by The Holy Spirit and The Holy Spirit has revealed many true doctrines to him.

The heresies of humanism and arminianism are related to each other because they both teach the heresy that natural man determines his own destiny. The heresy of arminianism is also related to crowleyism and freemasonry. It is related to crowleyism because both of those heresies teach natural man "do what thou wilt" rather than teach natural man "do what God commandeth thee to do". And, arminianism is related to freemasonry because they both teach that it is up to the will of natural man to make himself better.

Anonymous said...

SallySays

Okay. Could somebody tell me why Calvinism is a doctrine from devils as I am quite confused. I know that they believe in predestination but I am sure that the bible does mention a verse that validates this - thanks.

Anonymous said...

Calvinism is from the devil, because it teaches that God authored sin, and that God created people to put them into hell with no hope.

"Predestination" is based on God's foreknowledge, the Bible says this. That a person chooses by their free will to believe in Jesus, God knows ahead of their choice (but doesn't cause their choice), and therefore predestines them to certain things in life.

Anonymous said...

SallySays

So Calvinism teaches that God selected some people to go to hell before time and that them accepting jesus makes no difference as they are going to hell anywhere as it is ordained by God.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous November 24, 2015 at 7:44 A.M.

No, the people who are selected to go to hell forever and ever will never believe in The Lord Jesus Christ. Saving Faith is the Gracious Gift of The Holy Spirit and natural man does not want to believe in The Lord Jesus Christ because of natural man's sin nature. The Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ is still offered to those who are predestined to go to hell and they are commanded to repent and believe on The Lord Jesus Christ, but God just lets them continue in rebellious sin and unbelief so that they go to hell forever and ever.

And what do you even mean by "accepting"? The Holy Bible teaches that salvation is by Grace alone through Faith alone in Christ alone for The Glory of God alone. Saving Faith involves permanently trusting in The Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Saving Faith is not just a mere "one-time decision", it is permanent commitment to The Lord Jesus Christ. Natural man has no ability to make a permanent commitment to The Lord Jesus Christ. A permanent commitment is The Gracious Gift of The Holy Spirit.












Anonymous said...

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
-John 1:12-13