Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Is Calvinism A Heresy? (SD38)

Calvinism completely destroys the covenant God makes with man. It nullifies all His words, promises, Commandments, etc. and reduces the words of Jesus to lies and deceptions. The following are the five points of belief in Calvinism:-

1. Total Depravity - As a result of Adam’s fall, the entire human race is affected; all humanity is cw in trespasses and sins. Man is unable to save himself.

Because of the depravity of man, God made His covenant with us, so that by His grace, we are save by faith in Jesus Christ.

2. Unconditional Election - Because man is dead in sin, he is unable to initiate a response to God; therefore, in eternity past God elected certain people to salvation. Election and predestination are unconditional; they are not based on man’s response because man is unable to respond, nor does he want to. This is an error.

After the fall of Lucifer, God chose to create the weak man (not angels) to inherit the Kingdom of God through Christ Jesus. So when we have kept our part of the covenant to His satisfaction, then His grace, promises and blessings will be upon us.

3. Limited Atonement - Because God determined that certain ones should be saved as a result of God’s unconditional election, He determined that Christ should die for the elect alone. All whom God has elected and for whom Christ died will be saved. This is another error.

His blood shed on the cross is for the salvation of all mankind in accordance to the covenant. Whosoever believes and accepts Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God sent by the Father to be the propitiation of his sins, then the blood of Jesus cleanses him of all his sins. If according to Calvin, only those elected by God can believe Jesus, then the words of Jesus become lies or deceptions. Satan is the father of lies, so please don't blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 3:17-18  "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. *He who believes in Him* is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

4. Irresistible Grace - Those whom God elected He draws to Himself through irresistible grace. God makes man willing to come to Him. When God calls, man responds. *error again*

God is just and faithful to His words. He cannot sin and neither can He be partial. God cannot force His will upon us and He can only draw near to those who wants to draw near to Him.

Jam 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

5. Perseverance of the Saints - The precise ones God has elected and drawn to Himself through the Holy Spirit will persevere in faith. None whom God has elected will be lost; they are eternally secure. Again another error.

God might as well made robots and do not need the redemption of Jesus Christ coming in the flesh. Calvinism ignores scriptures dealing with the loss of salvation (Heb 6:4-6).

Brethren, it is God who will choose, justify, sanctify, and glorify us when we have fulfilled our part of the covenant to His satisfaction. Many of us always claimed that we have loved and obeyed Him, but to Him we are far from the target. Until we have obeyed all His Commandments, we have not loved Him.

John 14:21  "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”