Satan's Abominable Tulip
Calvinism is blasphemy. It
blasphemes God’s holy name His character. Calvin is well known
for teaching the predestination of a few to eternal life and the
foreordained damnation of billions. How appalling! The tenets
buttressing Calvin’s predestination are not common knowledge.
These Five Points of Calvinism are more than appalling. They are
Calvin's source is Saint (?)
Augustine. Here are Calvin's own words. "Augustine
is so wholly with me, that if I wished to write a confession of my
faith, I could do so with all fullness from his writings."
Laurence Vance observed:
"Calvinists admit that Calvin was heavily influenced by
Augustine in forming his doctrine of predestination." Also,
"How could one of the principal leaders of the Reformation
embrace so fully the doctrines of one who has been called 'the
first real Roman Catholic'?" Thus, Calvin's predestination
teaching is wrongly called Reformation doctrine.
Calvinists concede that Calvin's
belief in predestination was formulated before he embraced
Luther's Reformation teachings, while he was yet a dedicated Roman
The Five Points of Calvinism
are Explained by the Acronym—
for "Total Depravity." Because man is spiritually dead
to God "in trespasses and sins," he is incapable, has
lost all ability of his own will to respond to the Gospel, though
he is able to make other moral choices.
The following scriptures refute,
"Total Depravity." "And whosoever will, let him
take of the water of life freely." Revelation 22:17 "…He
[God] is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
Hebrews 11:6 "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye
shall search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
"U" stands for
"Unconditional Election." God decides on no basis
whatsoever but by the mystery of His will to save some, the elect,
and to allow all others to go to Hell even though He could save
them all if He so desired.
"L" stands for
"Limited Atonement." These elect are the only ones for
whom Christ died in payment of the penalty for their sins and His
death is efficacious for no others.
Calvin's god was merely a
reflection of his own narrow love. The God of the Bible loves all
mankind. Jesus died a "ransom for all." 1 Timothy 2:6
Jesus tasted "death for every
man." Hebrews 2:9
It is true that during the
Christian Age God is calling a few, who with Christ in His Kingdom
will give the "remainder of men"
the opportunity to "seek after the Lord."
Acts 15:14-17; Revelation 20:6
"I" stands for
"Irresistible Grace." God is able to cause whomever He
will to respond to the Gospel, that without this coercing no one
could do so, and that He only provides this Irresistible Grace to
the elect and damns the rest.
How contrary to Scriptures
that speak of a "calling"
instead of coercing. Jesus said,
"Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden."
Christians do not realize how basically they differ from
Calvinism. R. C. Sproul, a prominent evangelical leader, is an
ardent Calvinist. He parallels Irresistible Grace with being
born-again, which enables one to accept Jesus as their Savior.
Whereas, non-Calvinist evangelicals believe they are not
born-again until after they accept Jesus. (Bible Students prefer
the term begotten-again).
for "Perseverance of the saints." God will not allow any
of the elect to lose the salvation, which His sovereignty has
Listen to the statements of
Calvin and his luminaries of today. Calvin wrote,
"The first man fell because the Lord deemed it meet that he
should." "Everything done in the world is according to
His [God's] decree." Edwin Palmer stated,
"God has ordained sin." "God is back of everything.
He decides and causes all things to happen that do happen. …the
moving of a finger …the mistake of a typist—even
L. Boettner said,
"[God] created the very thoughts and intents of the
soul." If this is true we are robots. Sproul
concurs, "God desired for men to fall into sin
…God created sin …God wills all things that come to pass …"
Calvinism makes God a diabolical
monster and reduces man, who was created in "the image of
God," to a mere robot. Even Adam, before God caused him to
sin, was a robot. Calvinists make a play on words. Man having a
free will means man is free to choose what God has predestinated
The Calvinist Scenario
Before God created the earth for
man's habitation, He predestinated everything that would happen in
human history. Calvinists say God not only foreknew, but He also
caused Adam to sin and plunge the human race into Total Depravity.
God foreordained that Jesus would die for the sins of only a few.
But this few could not appreciate Jesus'
death unless God first put His spirit in each heart-Irresistible
Grace—to coerce their wills to
Irresistible Grace means that
these few cannot resist this enlightenment. The mighty sovereignty
of God conquers their will. The continual refrain of Calvinism
extols (unfortunately, it corrodes) the mighty sovereignty of God.
Calvinism required that God in His foreordained plan would create
a place of eternal torment where the majority of mankind would
dwell. (For details, send for the booklet—"Where Are
Why didn't God predestinate
Irresistible Grace for all, that all might
be saved eternally? Unfortunately, Calvinists believe a greater
degree of God's sovereignty would be manifested. This ultimate
sovereignty is described in the measured words of Jonathan
Edwards, the 18th Century orator and all time giant of Calvinist
"The woes of sinners in
hell will not be a cause of grief to the saints in heaven-but of
rejoicing. This rejoicing will be the fruit of a perfect
holiness.…After your godly parents shall have seen you lie in
hell millions of years, or ages, in torment day and night, they
will not begin to pity you then. They will praise God that his
justice appears in the eternity of your misery."
sovereign justice will be extolled in the eternal misery of
sinners. Far from reflecting the ultimate sovereignty of God,
these words reflect the sad state of minds perverted by Satan.
Calvin spoke of God's
"pleasure to doom to destruction." He believed God's
"sovereign consigning" of billions to eternal torment
would "promote our admiration of His glory." What
perversions of Satan!
Jacob I Loved—Esau I Hated
Calvinists consider Romans 9:13
the strongest scripture to prove individual predestination for
heaven or hell. In Romans 9, the Apostle Paul is not addressing
the question of salvation, but the role of service—"vessels"—that
nations and individuals play in carrying out God's plan for
In Romans 9:13, Paul is quoting
from the Old Testament, "As it is written, Jacob have I
loved, but Esau have I hated." Where is Paul quoting? Is he
quoting words that God spoke to Rebecca in the book of Genesis?
No! Additionally, nowhere in
Genesis does it say that God hated Rebecca's son Esau. Neither is
it recorded that Rebecca's son Esau served her son Jacob.
Somewhat similar words are
found in Deuteronomy 21:15 which has nothing to do with Rebecca
and her sons Jacob and Esau. But it shows that the Hebrew word for
"hate" can mean love less by contrast. Love less is
evidently the meaning of the Greek word for "hate" in
Genesis 25:23 gives us the clue
that Rebecca's two sons were symbolic of two nations.
"Two nations are in thy
womb, and two manner of people …the elder shall serve the
younger." Paul in Romans 9:13 is actually quoting from
Malachi 1:1-5. In verses 2 and 3 it says, "Yet I loved Jacob,
and I hated Esau." But it is clear in verses 4 and 5 that he
is not speaking of Jacob and Esau as individuals, but as nations,
since God refers to them by the names Edom and Israel in speaking
of their borders as nations.
In no way does Romans 9:13 refer
to the individual predestination of Jacob and Esau concerning
salvation and damnation. Rather, it is referring to Jacob's
descendants, the nation of Israel, who would have a more favorable
status as a nation than Esau's descendants—Edom.
The difference between
predestination and foreknowledge is God's foreknowledge of an
event does not mean that God must cause that event to happen.