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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 absolutely abominable.

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 Catholic.

The Five Points of Calvinism
are Explained by the Acronym—

"T" stands 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."

Non-Calvinist born-again 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).

"P" stands for "Perseverance of the saints." God will not allow any of the elect to lose the salvation, which His sovereignty has given them.

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 typisteven sin."

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 for him.

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 Graceto coerce their wills to accept Jesus.

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 The Dead?")

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 theologians.

"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."

What blasphemyGod's 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 mankind.

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 Luke 14:26.

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 descendantsEdom.

The difference between predestination and foreknowledge is God's foreknowledge of an event does not mean that God must cause that event to happen.