The Absurdity of Calvinistic Thought

Free will is a nasty phrase in some circles. However, to deny it makes nonsense of the Word of God. I read Calvin and he sounds like he is saying there is only one will in the universe. Only God’s will, all else is illusory. He has postulated a “monistic will.”  How Hindu of Him! John Calvin (1509 – 1564) Sec. CLXVII I SHALL here draw this book to a conclusion: prepared if it were necessary to pursue this Discussion still farther. Though I consider that I have now abundantly satisfied the godly man, who wishes to believe the ...Read More

Take the Quiz: Are You A Calvinist, Arminian, or Neither?

The following quiz comes from a blog I check out every now and then. He (Andrew Wilson) based the questions on two books dealing with Calvinism. Against Calvinism, by Roger Olsen, and For Calvinism, by Michael Horton. Here is the link, I think you will find his website interesting. http://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/for_and_against_calvinism_ten_key_questions I have rephrased questions 1 and 9 to add a bit of clarity to the differences between Calvinists and Arminians. There are two reasons (at least) why this quiz is important. First, what is the nature of the God we worship? Second, what is our gospel? Is the gospel ...Read More

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 by ...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