The Language of Calvinism

Funny how Calvinists have a different definition for so many of the basic words in Christian theology. Love is not for the world , it is for the elect. Repentance is only for the elect. As a matter of fact one cannot repent until one has been regenerated. What a quagmire of complexity and double meanings! Here is an excerpt from a short article that does a nice job of explaining the need to hold Calvinists to their definitions. Doug Sayers - Those near my age who had a well-rounded heathen upbringing will remember the very popular 1970s song ...Read More

Grace is a Beautiful Word

I consider the word grace to be one of the most beautiful words in the English language. I even named my oldest daughter Grace Lael, meaning,”unmerited favor and beauty belonging to God”. The meaning of grace is here explained by Wayne Jackson. Grace” derives from the Greek, charis. In secular Greek, charis was related to chairo, “to rejoice.” As far back as Homer it denoted “sweetness” or “attractiveness.” It came to signify “favor,” “goodwill,” and “loving-kindness” — especially as granted by a superior to an inferior. In the New Testament, “grace” (156 times) takes on a special redemptive sense ...Read More

Who is the God of Mormonism?

Mormons attempt to present themselves as the true Christians on planet earth. Ask any Mormon missionary and he will be glad to tell you that Mormonism is “Christianity restored”. The problem is that once one starts studying Mormon doctrine one can see a pattern of change when it comes to talking and teaching about God. For example: Joseph Smith went from Trinitarian, to Unitarian,to God was once a man and then became god. Brigham Young went from god was once a man who became god to the god of this earth was Adam. Hence, the infamous Adam God theory. ...Read More

An Open Letter to John Calvin

This falls under the category of “things I wish I had thought of first”. The following is an excerpt of an “open letter” written by Zach Hunt to John Calvin. It is a very clever way of communicating one’s differences in theology. While the letter is strongly worded, it makes quite a few good points about Calvin and his theology. And really, if one is going to go around calling oneself a “Calvinist”, or if one teaches what Calvin taught, then why not man up and own what Calvin espoused. Zach Hunt - Dear John, Ok, first off I ...Read More

What Love Is This? Calvinism’s Misrepresentation of God

This is the full length video posted on YouTube. If you would like to purchase the DVD or the Book, I have included links. The statement (below) is from Dave Hunt Himself, now in Heaven. Purchase Book from Amazon.com Here… Purchase DVD from The Berean Call Here… Statement by Dave Hunt (The Berean Call) Many sincere, Bible-believing Christians are Calvinists only by default. Thinking that the only choice is between Calvinism (with its presumed doctrine of eternal security) and Arminianism (with its teaching that salvation can be lost), and confident of Christ’s promise to keep eternally those who believe ...Read More

Can a Calvinist Really Share the Gospel? Maybe Not!

What is the gospel? Literally defined, the gospel means, “good news.” Well, what exactly is “the good news?” Here’s some good news… 1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God… 1 John 2:2 He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should ...Read More

John Lennox and Richard Dawkins – Has Science Buried God?

Professors Richard Dawkins and John Lennox go head-to-head once again for another remarkable match of intellect.  An enthralling topic for scientists, skeptics, and Christians for nearly 150 years, the answer to the question ‘Has Science Buried God?’ has implications that reverberate throughout both public and private life. This time, the same two Oxford Professors who debated in Birmingham’s ‘God Delusion’ Debate are at it again on the site of the famed 1860 Evolution debate between Huxley and Wilberforce. ...Read More

Did Christ Die For the Sins of Mankind? Or Did He Die Only For the Elect?

The discussion over whether the atonement is limited or unlimited has always been a matter of debate,but that debate has really heated up with the publication of a new book. From Heaven He Came and Sought Her, is a book touting the limited atonement view. As the book description at Amazon says; There is a palpable sense of confusion—and sometimes even embarrassment—with regard to so-called limited atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine. Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement as ...Read More

Calvinism and Limited Salvation

I used to believe in unconditional election. What is unconditional election you ask? Here is an explanation from a Calvinist writer: Answer: Unconditional election is a phrase that is used to summarize what the Bible teaches about the predestination—or the election—of people for salvation. It represents the second letter of the acronym TULIP, which is commonly used to enumerate the five points of Calvinism, also known as the Doctrines of Grace. Other terms for the same doctrine include “unmerited favor,” “sovereign election” or “adopted by God.” All these terms are good names for this doctrine because each reveals some ...Read More