Questions to ask the Tulip Sniffing Calvinist! (Issue 61 page 24)
- How do you know you are one of the elect?
- How do you know your “salvation experience” was genuine?
- How do you know you were regenerated and given the gift of faith?
- How do you know that your faith is genuine, that it came as a gift from God and not from yourself?
- How do you know you have the right kind of faith or enough faith?
- How do you know you are truly saved, one of the elect, and will persevere in good works and godliness till the end of your life?
- How can anyone know? Yet 1 John 5:13 says we can know we have eternal life.
- If the faith to believe in Jesus Christ is given through irresistible grace as a gift, why does the Bible command and exhort us to believe in Jesus Christ? Why give commands that are impossible to obey?
- No one is perfect and we all sin. How can one know he is truly elect and is persevering to the end if there is still sin in his or her life?
- How many sins indicate one is not persevering and therefore not truly elect?
- Which sins would indicate one is not persevering?
- Where can these answers be found in the Bible?
- Calvinists believe the elect must be regenerated before they are given the faith to believe the gospel. But how can they be regenerated through the gospel when they can’t understand the gospel until regenerated?
- Why are there so many warnings in the Bible to believers not to drift away, Heb. 2:1, not to fall away Heb. 4:11, not to come short of the grace of God, Heb. 12:15, not to shrink back, Heb. 10:28, not to be carried away by unprincipled men and fall from their steadfastness, 2 Peter 3:17, and not to desert Christ, Gal. 1:6? If all the elect are assured of persevering to the end, then why are there all of these warnings?
- 1 Cor. 9:24-27 speaks of running a race for a prize. The Apostle Paul said he disciplined himself so he would not be disqualified. Certainly Paul was one of the elect, so how was it possible for him to be disqualified if all the elect persevere to the end?
- If Jesus Christ died only for the elect, then the un-elect must be judged at the Great White Throne for their sins because Christ was not judged for them. Why does Rev. 20:12 & 13 say they will be judged according to their works/deeds? If they are to be judged for their sins as Calvinists say, why are their sins never mentioned at this Judgment?
- How can God withhold grace and Christ’s atonement from some of His creatures and then condemn them to the Lake of Fire for all eternity for not accepting what was never offered to them?
- How can Christ be just, loving, compassionate, and merciful if He chose to die on the cross for some when He could have easily died on the cross for everyone?
- Why preach ‘repent or perish’ when the non-elect can’t repent and the elect can’t perish?
- How can God hold the non-elect responsible for ‘not believing’ and damn them for it, when He deliberately did not give them the faith to enable them to believe in the first place?
- If Christ has already made an efficacious atonement for the sins of an elect person, is that elect person actually lost during the period prior to their being saved?
- During the period before an elect person gets saved, how are they condemned already (for not believing) when their unbelief (which is a sin) has already been paid for by Christ on the cross?
- If repentance is a gift only given to the elect, what did Jesus mean when He said that some of the people in hell would have repented if they had had the same opportunity as the people to whom He preached?
- Why does the Spirit of God strive and convict some sinners who later prove, by dying and going to hell, that they were non-elect? What is the purpose of such movings of the Spirit?
If the following is true:
John Smith is deliberately foreordained to commit sin
Is hated by God before he is born
Is predestined to go to hell before he is born
Cannot repent because God deliberately refuses to give him the gift of repentance
Cannot believe because God deliberately refuses to give him the gift of faith
Was not, is not and never will be loved by God in the slightest degree
Was deliberately excluded from the group of people Jesus died for on the cross so that salvation was intentionally and for ever put completely out of his reach:
Then, how is it John Smith’s fault that he will end up burning forever in the Lake of Fire?
As you can see Calvinism is a WICKED & UNSCRIPTURAL IDIOTIC Doctrine!
You’re a total MORON if you believe in it!
The Forgotten Five Points of Calvinism as Stated by John Calvin (Issue 61 page 25)
“But a little later there followed the Chiliasts, who limited the reign of Christ to a 1000 years. Now their fiction is too childish either to need or to be worth a refutation. And the Apocalypse, from which they undoubtedly drew a pretext for their error, does not support them. For the number 1000 does not apply to the eternal blessedness of the church but only to the various disturbances that awaited the church, while still toiling on the earth.”
2) RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION
“Servetus lately wrote to me, and coupled with his letter a long volume of his delirious fancies, with the Thrasonic boast, that I should see something astonishing and unheard of. He takes it upon him to come hither, if it be agreeable to me. But I am unwilling to pledge my word for his safety, for if he shall come, I shall never permit him to depart alive, provided my authority be of any avail.”
3) PREDESTINATION TO HELL
“ We call predestination God’s eternal decree, by which he compacted with himself what he willed to become of each man. For all are not created in equal condition; rather, eternal life is foreordained for some, eternal damnation for others. Therefore, as any man has been created to one or the other of these ends, we speak of him as predestinated to life or death.”
4) INFANT BAPTISM
“ Now, if we choose to investigate whether it is right to administer baptism to infants, shall we not say that a man is talking nonsense or indeed raving who would halt with the mere element of water and outward observance, but cannot bear to turn his mind to the spiritual mystery? If any account of this is made, it will be evident that baptism is properly administered to infants as something owed to them.”
“Therefore, let it be regarded as a settled principle that the sacraments have the same office as the word of God; to offer and set forth Christ to us, and in him the treasures of heavenly grace.”
Taken from the internet – submitted by Jeffrey D. Nachimson
Calvinism is a FALSE teaching that has sucked in shallow students of the word of God for years! Calvinists are lazy Christians who follow MEN rather than the Scriptures, as you DON’T learn the five points of Calvinism FROM the Scriptures. Most Calvinists are also very lazy when it comes to reaching the lost & their lives certainly DON’T reflect any Biblical characters i.e. SOUL-WINNERS - Prov 11v30 …he that winneth souls is wise. Most Calvinists are also VERY arrogant & UN-teachable & do NOT strive even to want to be like the Lord in their characters. Calvinism is a hodgepodge/hotchpotch (for my UK & USA ‘friends’) mess of Bible texts taken out of context & wrongly divided, mixed with man-worship, plus an excuse not to witness & live for the Lord as one should, laced with cult tendencies, all of which, added together, produces effeminate ‘men’ who think they are something (Gal 6v3), strutting their stuff like little Pharisees & producing no good at all. They are as much help to the Body of Christ (If they are IN the Body of Christ that is?) as using a plastic hammer to fix a Boeing 747 aircraft engine.
Calvin’s ‘Eternal Decrees’ Overruled! (Issue 61 page 13)
Johnny Calvin (The Protestant Pope of a Pope hating people!) taught that all of God’s decrees are ‘eternal’ (i.e. made BEFORE Gen 1v1) & unconditional! Here are seven of God’s decrees that were NOT ‘eternal’ at all, & they were all conditioned on FREE WILL… (Oh dear Johnny!)
Jer 38v17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; If thou wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt live, and thine house: (Oh dear Johnny!)
2 Kings 13v19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. (Oh dear Johnny!)
Deut 25v19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it. (Oh dear Johnny!)
Jon 3v4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. (Oh dear Johnny!)
1 Sam 2v30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. (Oh dear Johnny!)
1 Kings 20v42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people. (Oh dear Johnny!)
2 Kings 8v10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath shewed me that he shall surely die. (Oh dear Johnny!)
Good question for the Calvinist! (Issue 61 page 30)
Job 9v29 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain? If you are NOT one of the ‘elect’, you are wasting your time trying to ‘be good’, because you’re going to Hell anyway!
If you haven’t bought a copy of Laurence’s book ‘The Other Side of Calvinism’, you NEED to!
Why I am NOT a Calvinistic TULIP Sniffer! (Issue 39 page 10)
Has NOTHING to do with the ‘will’
Total depravity doesn’t affect responsibility – John 3v36, Isa 45v19, Luke 17v1
1 Pet 1v2
Eph 1v4 ‘in him’
Election is conditioned on FOREKNOWLEDGE!
1 Tim 2v4+6
2 Pet 3v9
2 Pet 2v1
Did Christ die for the ‘elect’ against their WILL?
Gen 6 + Rom 9
Perseverance / Predestination of the saints
Predestination is ONLY applicable to someone who has received Christ i.e. after he has been ‘born again!’
Calvinists are MUPPETS! (Issue 71 page 5)
If YOU are a Calvinist, YOU are a MUPPET! It’s as simple as that! Not only CAN’T you read the Scriptures IN CONTEXT (1 Cor 2v13) nor RIGHTLY DIVIDE them (2 Tim 2v15), but you just FOLLOW MEN, starting with old Johnny Calvin! No one who READS the Scriptures, asking the Lord to help them understand them, becomes a Calvinist! You become a Calvinist by reading other MEN who have PERVERTED the words of God, & then YOU have the audacity & nerve to call it a Scriptural doctrine! Like I say, YOU are a MUPPET! Recently a very wealthy businessman wrote to me telling me that Calvinism IS Christianity, I wrote back telling him he was a ‘naughty boy’ who needed a ‘wallop!’ Sadly this Christian, who has been duped like all Calvinists, is too proud to scrutinise Calvinism under the Scriptural microscope! If he did, he would DUMP it! This is why heretical-Calvinists have NO urgency to reach the lost sinners of this world, & have NO urgency for the Lord’s return!
Calvinists are just narcissistic-egotistical-unscriptural-childish-bigots who are very shallow students of the word of God.If you do NOT read the Scriptures DISPENSATIONALLY, you will NEVER be able to understand them, & you will distort, pervert & bend Scriptures to try to fit your MAN-MADE doctrines! I’ve NEVER met a sound ‘doctrinal’ Calvinist nor Pentecostal yet! How teachable are you as a Christian? Are you humble & willing to change if proven wrong?
How about this for a great verse AGAINST Calvin’s ‘Limited Atonement!’ (Issue 48 page 2)
2 Pet 2v1 But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES, even denying the Lord THAT BOUGHT THEM, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. That what??? THAT BOUGHT THEM!!! Get it? How clear do you want it? Christ paid the way for the false teachers - LOST, false prophets – LOST… in fact He paid the way for EVERYONE including ALL the LOST souls who have ever lived! But from their FREE-WILL (Oh yes brother!!!) they CHOSE not to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive them of their sins! Like I say, Calvin’s ‘TULIP’ is as unscriptural as the Jehovah’s Witness ‘annihilation!’ You want it, take it, but for us Bible Believers, we’ll stick to the SCRIPTURES as our FINAL AUTHORITY!
Anti-Calvin Verses! (Issue 49 page 3)
1 Tim 4v10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. Like I say, Calvin’s ‘T.U.L.I.P.’ is as Scriptural as the JW ‘annihilation’ doctrine or the Bible rejecter’s SOUL-sleep doctrine!!! There is NO SUCH THING as ‘Limited Atonement’ – if YOU believe it YOU obviously cannot rightly divide the word of truth…Calvinists CAN’T!!!
MORE Anti-Calvin Verses! (Issue 49 page 4)
1 Tim 2v4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. ALL means ALL!!! These Bible rejecting Calvinists will try to tell you that ALL does NOT mean ALL!!! Many Calvinists have trouble reading their Bibles!
EVEN MORE Anti-Calvin Verses! (Issue 49 page 5)
Exo 12v3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: Notice it does NOT say ‘just the ELECT a lamb!’ OR ‘every ELECT member a lamb!’ If ‘EVERY’ man didn’t take a lamb they were doomed!!! Predestination has NOTHING to do with UNBELIERVERS!!! Poor old Johnny Calvin!
OH NO, NOT ANOTHER Anti-Calvin Verse! (Issue 49 page 10)
Mat 20v28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Of course the anti-Scriptural-Calvinist loves this verse i.e. HIS LIFE A RANSOM FOR MANY! But can ‘many’ mean ALL??? Look at Rom 5v19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners...I thought EVERYONE was a sinner??? Rom 3v23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Therefore MANY in the Scriptures CAN mean ALL!!! (Well done for finding this one Dee Dee!!!)
ANOTHER Anti-Calvin Verse…there’s just soooooooooo many isn’t there folks! (Issue 49 page 16)
2 Pet 3v9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. This verse states that if you go to Hell you are GOING against the will of God! Not only that, but the Lord doesn’t want you there; HE didn’t create it FOR you - Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Mat 25v41. God did everything He could to keep you out of Hell, the decision is now YOURS - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom 10v13. Now of course the foolish Calvinist (who is NOT a Bible believer) reads the ‘us-ward’ of the verse (v9) as ‘us-elect!’ Now just STOP & THINK for a second about that! How can God be longsuffering to the elect…HE KNOWS THEY’RE GOING TO GET SAVED!!! ‘Longsuffering’ implies that God gives you so much time before His patience runs out. God’s patience doesn’t run out at all with the ‘elect’ under Calvin’s system! He KNOW’S they are going to repent, & they CAN’T REPENT UNTIL HE REGENERATES THEM!!! SURELY HE KNOWS WHEN HE IS GOING TO REGENERATE THEM???!!! And when He regenerates them, according to Johnny Calvin, THEY CAN’T RESISIT HIS WILL!!! So how can ‘longsuffering’ have anything to do with that load of foolishness??? You see Calvinist’s just can’t think for themselves! They send anti-Calvin material back to me because they CAN’T think FOR THEMSELVES – they are ‘programmed’ what to think by reading NON-SCRIPTURAL-CALVINISTIC-LITERATURE!!! Still want to call yourself a Calvinist…I trow not!! Let’s not be silly shall we!
To some Christians John Calvin is an ‘idol!’ (Issue 48 page 9)
John Calvin was obviously a great man of God who did a great work for God, but it is also OBVIOUS that there are certain things he got WRONG! When I say it is ‘obvious’ I mean to a Bible BELIEVER! In one of our previous newsletters we tried to encourage a couple from Sunderland in the work they are doing; unfortunately the brother phoned me to thank me for the encouragement but then went on the ‘rampage’ telling me how good Calvin was; that I shouldn’t knock him, that I was wrong & he was right & whatever he said I should believe etc. etc. I fired back a few ‘doctrinal questions’ which he nearly choked on & then he asked to come off our mailing list! Not much ‘SOVEREIGN-GRACE’ there was there brother!!! He kept saying that we don’t have a free will (which is a Biblical term) but it’s by ‘sovereign grace’ (which isn’t a Biblical term) that we are saved! Silly boy! He finished up, after saying the word ‘GRACE’ millions of times during the conversation, telling me that NON-elect ‘babies’ go to Hell! Like I have said in previous newsletters, Calvin’s ‘TULIP’ doctrine is an evil doctrine & is certainly NOT Scriptural! I sent this ‘elect’ brother 4 tapes on Calvinism by brother James which are excellent; he sent them back the next day…IDIOT! Some Christians are just so shallow they’re transparent! This milk-sop baby was just another weak Christian with NO backbone! Here is an interesting fact about GOOD old Johnny Calvin… ‘The only real blemish on John Calvin’s record is the PUTTING TO DEATH of Michael Servetus (some blemish!!!), who was an Arian denying the Trinity & Deity of Christ’ I know we all make mistakes BUT??????? Would you follow Johnny Calvin & call yourself a Calvinist? Would you do to me what Calvin did to Servetus? DON’T answer that!!!
Yet ANOTHER Letter Fighting FOR Johnny Calvin! (Issue 48 page 10)
We once also received another letter from one of Calvin’s followers, a lady this time, who thinks TULIP is not only a flower but a Biblical Doctrine!!! (How strange!) Aren’t Christians in a mess; it reminds me of the verses in 1 Cor 3v4+5 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? Today some people read it as… I am of Calvin, I am of Pink, I am of Darby etc. etc. How about you saying…I BELIEVE THE BIBLE AS MY FINAL AUTHORITY rather than following a MAN??? I believe in Eternal Security (see TfT News! Issue 31) but that doesn’t make me a Calvinist; that makes me a Bible BELIEVER!!! There’s a huge difference! Now if Calvin believed in Eternal Security he got one thing RIGHT!!! You can’t claim that Eternal Security is a Calvinistic doctrine…IT’S A BIBLICAL DOCTRINE! So weighing up the evidence, if Calvin got the ‘P’ right (i.e. P (predestination) = Eternal security in his T.U.L.I.P. doctrine) then Calvin got 20% right regarding this – that’s not a PASS rate in any exam! If you want to study Calvinism for a ‘FAIL’ be my guest! What is it with Christians & ‘tags’ & ‘names?’ In the Bible, Christians were happy with the name CHRISTIAN, why can’t you be? Why do you want to keep following a man & calling yourself after a man? John Davis is a Bible Believer; THAT’S IT! What are you? I am NOT Brethren, Reformed, Methodist, C of E, Pentecostal, Baptist, Presbyterian, etc… I AM A BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIAN, that’s all! No denomination has got a hold on ALL the TRUTH, they all teach some truth: I would probably believe something from ALL of them – so quit with ‘tags’ & ‘names’ & start standing upon the word of God (AV of course!) & place it as your FINAL AUTHORITY on all matters of faith & practice! I appreciated the comments of a man on our mailing list who lives in Bolton; he said that all he wanted to do was find out the TRUTH! That is what we should all want, THE TRUTH! So get yourself a wide margin Bible & a Strong’s Concordance & start reading, cross referencing, & making as many notes as you can! Every time you open up the Bible, ASK GOD TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE READING! Ask the Lord, from your heart, to keep you from ERROR… that way, you won’t get hay fever sniffing Calvin’s TULIPS!
Questions to ask a Calvinist! (Issue 52 page 8)
- Is the ‘world’ of John 1v29, 3v26 the ‘world’ of John 17v9, 16v8-11?
- Why aren’t ‘the ungodly’ the ‘elect’ when they’re the ones for whom Christ died (Rom 5v6)?
- The ‘ungodly’ go to Hell in Jude 15; are they the ‘elect’ since Christ died for them?
- Who commits the unpardonable sin in Mark 3v29 when ALL the sins of the non-elect are unpardonable in Calvin’s system?
- If the ‘elect’ were dead in sins before they were saved (Eph 2v17), were their names ‘written in the book of life from the foundation of the world?’ (Rev 17v8)
- Why are the non-elect in Isa 1v10 commanded to listen & challenged to ‘reason’ with the Lord about salvation when they can’t listen & can’t be saved?
- Since the ‘wicked’ are commanded to forsake their way in order to live (Isa 55v5-7), are the ‘wicked’ the elect?
- Why preach the Gospel (Acts 15v7, 26v18) if the ‘elect’ are saved anyway & the lost are damned no matter what? (2 Pet 2v2)
- Why are the non-elect commanded to repent in Acts 17v30 (note ‘ALL men every where’; see also Acts 3v19); if they can’t repent?
- Why follow a MAN rather than the Scriptures???
FACTS Calvinists WON’T Face!!! (Issue 52 page 10)
Heb 2v9 says Christ tasted death ‘for every man’, NOT just for the ‘elect!’ – ‘Every man’ is ‘IN Adam’ at birth (1 Cor 15v22); not one of them was ‘IN Christ’, including the ‘elect’!!!
The ‘elect’ were UNKNOWN by God until salvation (Gal 4v9). They were ‘chosen’ IN Christ (Rom 16v4) which means they had to be IN Him for them to be ‘chosen…IN HIM’ (Eph 1v4)
You were NOT ‘IN Christ’ before Gen 1v1. If you were, you then got OUT of Him at birth & INTO Adam!!!...& then got back INTO Christ again at salvation??? The Lord is saying in Eph 1v4 that God decided, before Gen 1v1, to choose you IF you ‘wound up’ IN His Son! If you ‘wind up’ there, you got there by obeying John 1v12 & NOT a moment before!!!
Rom 9v11 is NOT an ‘election’ to salvation AT ALL! Thousands of Jacob’s descendants went to Hell & weren’t ‘elect’ AT ALL! What you have in Rom 9-11 is an ‘election’ WITHIN an ‘election’ (Rom 11v5-7). Israel was ‘elected’ as a nation with ‘elect’ & NON-elect individuals in it!
If you are really interested in reading about the ERRORS of Calvinism, you need to get the book ‘The Other Side of Calvinism’ by Laurence Vance (1991)
More Calvinistic Claptrap!!! (Issue 62 page 6)
Calvin wrote ‘We were as much ordained to faith in Christ before the foundation of the world as we were chosen to the inheritance of life in Christ!’ Scripture back up Johnny? None!!! Calvin, like James White, Smarty-Marty, Warfield, Pink, Lloyd-Jones et al, is a Biblical illiterate when it comes to understanding the way of salvation & rightly dividing THAT BOOK! No one in the Church Age ‘inherits life in Christ!’ Your heavenly inheritance is IN the New Jerusalem (1 Pet 1v4), & your Millennial inheritance is earned by works (Col 3v24, Luke 19v17). Calvin & ‘Calvinists’ don’t know what they are talking about regarding this inheritance! Johnny Calvin, as usual, misses the mark, along with his followers!
God striving with man! Aren’t you glad He does?! (These poor shallow Calvinists!) (Issue 62 page 16)
Job 33v29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living. These verses imply that God strives & struggles with unsaved men to try to get them to receive the Truth! Read Rom 2v4, 1 Tim 2v4, 2 Pet 3v9 etc. (Look up these verses!) Calvin & his followers haven’t a clue about God’s love & compassion for the lost when it comes to seeking out lost souls! Luke 19v10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. I thank God that His love extends to the whole world, to EVERY sinner & not just to the ridiculous notion of just the ‘elect!’ (I mean, what baby-Christian would believe something so ridiculous?)
Jesus Christ died for EVERYONE, that’s ALL of humanity NOT ‘just’ for the elect! (Issue 63 page 17)
Heb 2v9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (Not just the elect! Calvinism is HOGWASH!)
1 John 2v2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
2 Cor 5v14+15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. (Not just the elect! Calvinism is a HOTCHPOTCH!)
Rom 5v6-8 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Not just the elect! Calvinism is a-load-of-old-TOSH!)
2 Pet 3v9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (Not just the elect! Calvinism is for MORONS!)
1 Tim 2v4-6 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1 Tim 4v10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (Not just the elect! Calvinism is for BABIES like Smarty-Marty from Welcome Hall)
READ also – 2 Pet 2v1, 1 John 4v14, Rom 10v13, John 12v47, Rom 11v32 & John 6v52 to quote but a few!
Calvinism – more pious Calvinistic CLAP-TRAP! Calvinism = TOTAL HERESY & is an ANTI-Scriptural doctrine! (Issue 64 page 4)
Well we have put out Part Two of ‘The Other Side of Calvinism – by Laurence M. Vance’ on CD now – if you want one let me know! All I am doing is just picking out parts of his work & putting them on CD to inform & educate those who are IN the HERESY of Calvinism or those who think Calvinism is Scriptural, when it CERTAINLY is NOT!
T = Total Depravity – this is the teaching that the unregenerate man is totally dead in sin to the extent that he has the inability to freely accept Jesus Christ! (TOTAL HERESY!!!)
U = Unconditional Election – this is the teaching that God, by a sovereign, eternal decree, unconditionally elected a certain number of men to salvation! (TOTAL HERESY!!!)
L = Limited Atonement – this is the teaching that Jesus Christ, by His death on the cross, only made an atonement for the group of men previously elected to salvation! (TOTAL HERESY!!!)
I = Irresistible Grace – this is the teaching that God irresistibly overpowers the will of the elect sinner with his grace & regenerates him, granting him faith & repentance to believe on Jesus Christ! (TOTAL HERESY!!!)
P = Perseverance of the Saints – this is the teaching that all of the elect who have been regenerated by God will persevere in the faith & ultimately die in a state of grace! (I believe in Eternal Security BECAUSE it is Scriptural NOT because John Calvin believed it! Some Calvinists say the ‘P’ stands for Predestination of the Saints BEFORE Gen 1v1 – which is TOTAL HERESY!!!)
As we have documented on numerous times, either in TfT News! OR on CD, this idiotic doctrine of ‘T.U.L.I.P.’ is just that, a doctrine for IDIOTS! Bible believers who can READ & RIGHTLY DIVIDE the word of TRUTH never get involved with this ridiculous nonsensical rubbish – avoid it like THE BUBONIC-PLAGUE! (interesting to note that this disease was transmitted by RAT-FLEAS & characterised by fever & delirium – Calvinism has the same effect!!! Speak to the eldership at Welcome Hall or James White!)
ANTI-Calvinistic verse! (Issue 66 page 15)
Rom 5v18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Now either ALL means ALL in both cases or it doesn’t! Judgment & condemnation came upon ALL men because of the first Adam! The righteousness of Christ (the LAST Adam – 1 Cor 15v45) is offered to ALL men! Now the Calvinist will wrest that Scripture (2 Pet 3v16) (read also 2 Pet 2v1 for another enlightening Scripture that DESTROYS Calvinism DEAD!) & DISTORT that Scripture & try to bend that Scripture to fit his idiotic doctrine! If you STAY with the Scriptures you can see how ridiculous Calvinism really is! Like I have said many times, Calvinists are NOT Bible Believers, they are Bible twisters, distorters, & finally they ALL end up as Bible ‘correctors!’
More Calvinistic NONSENSE & PIOUS CLAPTRAP! (Issue 67 page 33)
The word ‘elect’ in Mat 24v22… (Issue 67 page 38)
Mat 24v22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Most Christians assume the term ‘elect’ here is a reference to Calvin’s ‘election’ in Eph 1v3-11 (See Appendix 109 in RRB) But long before any Christian showed up in the Bible (Acts 11v26), ISRAEL was God’s ELECT! See Isa 45v4, 65v9+22 etc. The context here has been talking about the JEWS (vs15+16+20); there is NO reference to the Body of Christ anywhere in the chapter! The word ‘elect’ has at least FIVE different meanings in Scripture! Calvinism is for dummies, Bible illiterates & those that are willingly IGNORANT; it is NOT for Bible BELIEVERS!
Calvinists avoid these Scriptures like the plague…
Acts 7v51, 2 Pet 2v1, 1 Tim 4v10, 1 Tim 2v4 (Rom 5v18), Exo 12v3, Mat 20v28 (Rom 5v19, Rom 3v23)
We thank the Lord that none of us here at Time for Truth! are TULIP SNIFFERS!
Calvin’s TULIP always wilts & DIES under Biblical scrutiny!
Anti-Calvinism Verse! (Issue 68 page 3)
Ps 119v30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. WHO has chosen???
More IDIOTIC Calvinism! Calvinists just can’t rightly divide THAT BOOK! (2 Tim 2v15)
John 6v44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. This is the great Calvinistic passage used by Calvinists & Reformed ‘theologians’ to prove that if ‘Irresistible Grace’ does not ‘draw you’ according to the doctrines of ‘Unconditional Election’ & ‘Limited Atonement,’ you cannot come to Jesus Christ. If you take this verse literally, then ALL UNSAVED SINNERS are ‘the elect,’ because Jesus is careful to tell you that He’ll ‘draw all men’ to Him (John 12v32 – the elect & NON elect!) The apostles in Acts are very careful to tell you that ALL of the Gentiles can repent & be saved, whether they are elect or NOT (Acts 11v18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. But what Calvinist doesn’t take Scripture OUT OF CONTEXT?!!!) All any ‘non-elect-sinner’ on earth would have to do to become ‘elect’ would be to ask the Father to ‘draw him’ (S of S 1v4, Mat 7v7, Luke 11v9). Note also regarding John 6v44 that the reference is NOT to ANY Christian who showed up on this earth AFTER Acts 2: ‘I will raise him up at the last day’ (as in John 6v39+40). Calvinists misapply these verses to A.D. 33 – A.D. 2013, NOT REALISING that AFTER Christ was crucified (John 12v32), He drew ‘ALL MEN’ to Him. When God ‘granted repentance to the Gentiles,’ He certainly did not grant it just to the ‘predestinated elect AMONG the Gentiles’ (Acts 11v18). ANY unsaved man in THIS dispensation, who is mentally ‘responsible,’ will be held accountable for NOT accepting Christ! Note – Jer 31v3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Here the ‘loved ones’ whom God ‘drew to Him’ were CAST OUT OF HIS SIGHT (Jer 14v16, 7v15, 15v1) for over 2000 years & burned, a million at a time, dying alone, WITHOUT Him or Christ (Eph 2v1-4, 1 Thes 2v15+16), & then pitched into outer darkness (Mat 8v12). No Calvinist gets that!
Calvinists & Ephesians 1v4… Treat Calvinism like you would Rabies!!! (Issue 71 page 24)
Eph 1v4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Note the phrase IN HIM i.e. IN Christ! (vs 1+3+10+12+20) ‘Election’ here & ‘predestination’ (vs 5+11) & ‘adoption’ (v5) & the Christian’s ‘inheritance’ (v11) are all conditioned on being IN CHRIST! This verse is the root & source of all Calvin’s HOGWASH! It is linked with Rom 9v22+23 to ‘prove’ that you were saved BEFORE Adam showed up, even though you were damned AFTER Adam sinned!!! Calvinists read the verse as though you were actually IN Jesus Christ ‘BEFORE the foundation of the world’ WHICH IS NONSENSE! No one was IN CHRIST ‘before’ Gen 1v1 because He had NO ‘body’ to be IN! If any man was, then in Gen 3v6 he got IN ADAM (Rom 5v12, 1 Cor 15v21+22). This means that he was IN CHRIST, ‘then’ FELL OUT INTO ADAM, & then FELL OUT of Adam BACK INTO Christ! No man is IN Christ until He TRUSTS Christ (v13) Calvinists distort & pervert many Scriptures trying to get them to line up with their man-mad-hellish-anti-biblical doctrine! If you’re a Calvinist you are a MUPPET! If you are looking at becoming one, you are a MUPPET! If you avoid Calvinism like a rabid-dog, you are on the right lines!
More Calvinistic PIOUS CLAPTRAP! (Issue 74 page 7)
John 6v44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 12v32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. Calvinists, who are heretics, always like to jump upon John 6v44 to ‘prove’ their HERESY! Now in order to get this right (2 Tim 2v15) we need to go back to John 6v40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. This verse has NO connection with anyone who didn’t SEE Jesus Christ with their EYES between Mat 1 & Acts 2. The ‘last day’ is a reference to John 5v28+29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. This is where there is a judgement based on WORKS (Rev 20v12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.) No one since Acts 9 (Paul) has actually SEEN Jesus Christ! Therefore NO ONE between A.D. 33 & A.D. 2015 could meet the REQUIREMENTS of the text for ‘everlasting life’ (John 6v40). To get raised ‘at the last day’ (John 6v39+40) is to COME UP at Rev 20v12 & Rev 11v18 AFTER the Millennium! Not one saved child of God from Acts 2 to Rev 20 ‘COMES UP’ or is ‘RAISED UP’ at THAT resurrection! (Get that!) When the resurrection on the ‘last day’ takes place, EVERY Christian who got saved from Acts 2 to the RAPTURE will have ALREADY been reigning with Christ on earth for 1000 years (Rev 20v1-6), having been ‘conformed to His image’ (sinless perfection) BEFORE the Millennial reign BEGINS! Now back to John 6v44… No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Note again that the reference is NOT to any Christian who showed up on this earth AFTER Acts 2 ‘I will raise him up at the last day’ (as in v39+40) Calvin & his bunch of merry heretics all MISAPPLIED the passage to A.D. 33 – A.D. 2015, NOT REALISING that AFTER Christ was crucified (John 12v32) He drew ‘ALL MEN’ to Him! (Get that!) Any UNSAVED man can ASK God to ‘draw him’ (Song of Sol 1v4, James 1v14) When God ‘granted repentance to the Gentiles,’ He certainly did NOT grant it just to ‘the predestinated elect AMONG the Gentiles’ (Acts 11v18). You have a FREE WILL (Lev 22v18, 22v21, 22v23, 23v38, Num 15v3, 29v39, Deut 12v6, 12v17, 16v10, 23v23, 2 Chron 31v14, Ezra 1v4, 3v5, 7v13, 7v16, 8v28, Ps 119v108) Any UNSAVED man in this dispensation, who is mentally RESPONSIBLE, will be held to account; not only for not accepting Christ, but accountable for not knowing the contents of the Bible, if he could read! You see the policeman gives you the speeding ticket for not SEEING the speed warning sign! He takes it for granted that you could/should have seen it! Either way, you are GUILTY & get punished! If the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church Age doesn’t involve ‘drawing men to Christ,’ then what is John 16v7-11 doing in your Bible? Not coming to Christ, in belief, is the one outstanding sin that the Holy Spirit uses when ‘reproving’ men of sin! If the work of the Holy Spirit (John 14v26 + John 16v13) in this age among LOST people, is not meant to DRAW them to Christ, why is it that in John 16v9 the ONE SIN for which He reproves mankind is their NOT COMING to Christ! (Did the Calvinistic HERETIC not read Jer 31v3 where the loved ones whom God ‘drew to Him’) were cast OUT of His sight (Jer 14v16, 7v15, 15v1) for over 2000 years & burned, a million at a time, dying alone, without Him or Christ (Eph 2v1-4, 1 Thes 2v15+16) & then pitched into outer darkness (Mat 8v12)???) Now onto John 12v32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. Now realise here that Calvin’s idiotic heresy is blown clean out of the English Channel as this verse says ALL MEN are drawn to Christ, & ‘they are’ AFTER the crucifixion! Now Calvin & his band of merry HERETICS also jump on John 6v65 to prove their NONSENSE, so we might as well destroy their ‘theology’ here also! John 6v65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. (Note just in passing that in v64 it says FROM the beginning & NOT ‘before!’ Calvinists can’t seem to read English for some reason!?) In John 6v64 naturally Jesus KNEW ‘who should betray Him’. This is why He talked about the Father ‘drawing’ sinners, back in John 6v44. It had NOTHING to do with the ‘unconditional election’ by passing the ‘decree of reprobation’ (Calvinism!) ‘Therefore said I unto you’ has to refer to something He had JUST SAID! What it was is found in v39+44, which we have already covered!
Great little email from Alan O’Reilly regarding the nonsense of Calvinism… (Issue 75 page 9)
Hi John, Re: Errors of Calvinism http://www.timefortruth.co.uk/errors-of-calvinism/: I get the impression that a Calvinist professes to believe, by means of Ephesians 1:4, that he was placed in Christ before the foundation of the world. If so, he was only half-saved at best, which is unsaved, even though in Christ, supposedly. The reason is as follows. You rightly refer to Revelation 17:8 in the above link. It states: The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Your name has to be in the book of life for you to be saved, Revelation 20:15. For a Calvinist though, his name would therefore have to be in the book of life before the foundation of the world but names are entered into the book of life from the foundation of the world Revelation 17:8, not before it. Nowhere does the scripture refer to names being entered into the book of life before the foundation of the world. That seems to splinter one of the main planks of Calvinism. Alan.
See also - The AV1611 verses TULIP - http://www.timefortruth.co.uk/why-av-only/why-the-av-only-7434.php
Calvinistic ‘Sovereign Grace’ TOSH! (Issue 78 page 20)
This totally unbiblical term of ‘sovereign grace’ is HOGWASH, as grace is never sovereign! Titus 2v11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Rom 10v8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee (an UNSAVED Roman!!!), even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Acts 11v18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles (NOT the elect!!!) granted repentance unto life. ALL Gentiles CAN repent, & ALL of them CAN believe, BUT, according to Johnny Calvin there isn’t enough of Christ’s Blood to go around! Calvinism will KILL a church DEAD!
If you put in the Google search engine ‘Errors of Calvinism’ Time for Truth! is at the top! How mad is that! Here is the screenshot! This deadly disease, which can be ‘terminal’ if not treated by Scripture, is one of the dumbest man-made doctrines ever to have been concocted! Old Johnny Calvin has a lot to answer for, along with his disciples who continue to promote this HERESY! (E.g. Welcome Hall ‘Calvinistic’ Chapel, Bromsgrove et al.)
Jesus died for ALL not just the elect as the Calvinistic CULT teaches! (Issue 79 page 48)
2 Tim 2v16+17 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; ALL Hypers (i.e. Dispensationalists, Calvinists, Post-Tribbers, etc.) just babble away increasing unto more ungodliness. They just spout off not even realising how idiotic their doctrines of devils (1 Tim 4v1) sound. One thing you will notice about ALL Hypers, is that they make things sound so confusing, & this is because like Eve, they too, have been deceived & beguiled through subtilty, & therefore they cannot understand, preach, neither teach about the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ! 2 Cor 11v3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. This kind of teaching produces arrogant ‘know-all’s’ that actually know very little & all they do is gender strife! (2 Tim 2v23).
Calvinists insist that the word ALL means ‘elect’ because their IDOL Johnny Calvin (1 Cor 10v14) said it did! You talk about following a MAN! Well just read the following verses to see if old Johnny was right… Heb 2v9, 1 John 2v2, 2 Cor 5v14+15, Rom 5v6-8, 2 Pet 3v9, John 3v16, 1 Tim 2v4-6, 1 Tim 4v10, 2 Pet 2v1, 1 John 4v14, Rom 10v13, John 12v47, Rom 11v32, John 6v51 etc. If you haven’t dumped old Johnny Calvin by now, then I’m afraid there is no hope for you! Next you’ll be wanting to ‘talk apologetics!’ (Goodnight Vienna!)
Poor ol Johnny Calvin (Issue 80 page 20)
Mat 20v28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. This verse was used by Johnny Calvin to prove that the atonement was ‘limited’ to the ‘elect’, since ‘many’ could not mean ‘ALL’. Calvin broke his neck in Matthew because he refused to check 1 Tim 2v6, where Christ’s ‘ransom’ was said to be FOR ALL! That ‘all’ includes unsaved false teachers & prophets (2 Pet 2v1) & reprobated non-elect (Heb 10v29). Another verse PROVING that ‘many’ can mean ‘all’ is found in Rom 5 v19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Compare this verse with Rom 3v23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Rom 5v12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: So ‘many’ can mean ALL! John Calvin wasn’t a very deep student of the word of God… & his followers are even worse! Nothing, apart from Hyper-Dispensationalism, kills a church deader than Calvinism. Be very careful who you listen to, as this terminal disease of Calvinism affects every denomination it touches. If you know of a Calvinist, just send him the link to our website on the ERRORS of Calvinism. That’ll sink his ship every time! Calvinists think they are intellectual, but to be brutally honest with you, I think they are as dumb as you can get!