the Heresy of Calvinism
The only way to say it is Calvinism is heresy. John Calvin was a Catholic. He came out of the corrupt Catholic church. What does the bible say about corrupt trees? They can only produce EVIL fruit. John Calvin was a product of the corrupt Catholic church. Therefore, he was evil fruit and everybody who is 'born' of Calvinism is evil fruit as well.
The 5 tenets of Calvinism are: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.
Bible Rule #2 if the word does not appear in the Bible then don't adopt it into your religion.
Bible Rule #1 if you want to know the definition of a word then look for the first occurrence of the word and you will find the bible will define it for you.
What does repent mean? The first time the word is used it is God who repented. That means it cannot ALWAYS mean repent OF YOUR SINS. In that case, it meant that God regretted creating man. And, what did God do when he repented, when he regretted creating man? He destroyed everything on earth.
Total Depravity does not appear in the bible. Neither word is in the bible. That means Calvin created the concept and the definition. God did not.
Unconditional election... neither word appears in the bible.
Limited Atonement... both words do appear in the bible.
Irresistible does not appear in the Bible. Grace does.
Perseverance of the Saints. Perseverance appears once in the bible but, Calvin meant the word Endure. Since T.U.L.I.E. sounds stupid they use perseverance instead.
5 of the words used in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. do not appear in the bible. That means every good lie contains truth. But, Calvinism is evil and thoroughly corrupt.
Total Depravity says man is dead. Man is SO dead that he can't choose God. Yet, man is capable of choosing the underwear he puts on each day. He capable of choosing what to eat and what to do. But, Calvinism questions that... Does man really have the ability to choose anything?
There are some Calvinists that say man does not have the ability, the freewill, to choose anything. There are other Calvinists who say... well... he can choose his underwear and what he eats... those are not spiritual decisions, though. Man is dead spiritually, in trespasses and sin. (See the little truth used there? Yes. Amen. Man is dead spiritually in trespasses and sins.) Man just can't choose God because that is a 'spiritual' decision, they say.
So, they say, if man is dead then he canNOT CHOOSE GOD. What is the solution to this problem?
God chooses man! That is Unconditional Election. God, before time began, CHOSE who he will save. The bible says God will have mercy on who he will have mercy. Romans 9:18 Correct? Yes! Amen! Another little truth taken out of context.
The reference is actually Exodus 33:19 where God tells Moses that He will make all of his goodness pass before him. And God covered Moses with his hand, having mercy on him, so he would not see the face of God and die.
That was not the salvation of Moses. God did not tell Moses he had mercy on him and chose to save him. Lying Calvinists.
Limited Atonement, Calvinists say, is the 'fact' that Jesus only died for those who God chose to elect and save. Calvinists have trouble with the words All, Every & Whosoever. Anytime a Calvinists see those words they tell themselves... that only applies to the Elect NOT to ALL man... NOT to EVERY man... NOT to WHOSOEVER will.
1 Timothy 4:10 God... is the Saviour of ALL men, specially of those that believe.
Irresistible Grace. Grace is the foundation of salvation. You are saved by grace through faith. Irresistible is a concept the heretic John Calvin created. The word does not appear in the bible so you have to come up with the concept and the meaning. First you have to eliminate free will. Calvin said man is Totally depraved that he cannot choose God. Therefore God has to choose man, God has to give man the grace to be saved. God has to quicken the man, make his soul, his spirit ALIVE BEFORE man can be saved so that man will be spiritually alive and ABLE to CHOOSE God. And, because of all of that, God's grace will be irresistible to man so that man will have NO OTHER CHOICE BUT to CHOOSE God. Lying Calvinists.
Every man has free will. Every man can choose God if he so desires. Man is quickened, made spiritually alive AFTER he chooses to believe. The Holy Spirit is the one who quickens. Jesus saves. His blood covers our sins and makes us righteous. The Holy Spirit then comes in and quickens our spirit and makes us alive.
Perseverance of the Saints. Calvin really wanted to say Endure to the end but, that made the acronym, T.U.L.I.E, stupid.
Perseverance only occurs once in the bible. Ephesians 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
The context? Pray and WATCH with all perseverance. That doesn't say endure to the end does it?
The bible says He that shall endure to the end... three times.
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Persevere means to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.
Endure means to suffer.
A Calvinist says you must continue on your course, in your faith to the end and if you fail in persevering then, oh well, God really didn't choose you to be elect. You weren't saved to begin with. The bible says Endure... endure the suffering to the end and you... will be saved. That's actually a reference to the 'end' when Jesus returns and those who remain are gathered with them in the air.
Calvinists look for signs of salvation. Man looks on the outward appearance but, God looketh on the heart. Calvinists look for good works. But, God is a jealous God and your good works do not mean a thing to him. Your good works are like filthy rags to him... filthy, bloody, used, menstrual clothes, tampons to God. Do you want to give God your used tampons? Go right ahead. He doesn't care about your tampons. It's not about you and your tampons, your good works. It's all about Jesus and His works of salvation... his work on the cross.
Calvinists are prideful people. Prideful people look for works. Prideful people want to show people their works. Prideful Calvinists are evil trees damned and going to hell. REPENT of Calvinism if you are a lying prideful Calvinist.
This was just the introduction to the Heresy of Calvinism. There will be more to come.