Why I do Not Believe in 5 Point Calvinism

 

 

What you always needed to know about Calvinism, and kept scratching your head.

Norman Geisler explains Calvinism’s “Tulip”. Series of 9 videos done in a very succinct and simple to understand manner.

 

 

 

 

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3 comments on “Why I do Not Believe in 5 Point Calvinism

  1. Scarlett says:

    2001 02 23.1

    Prophecy from Thomas Gibson.

    “Thus says the Lord. I am the I am. Listen not unto the ideas of men, which are found throughout the religions of man.

    Listen to the Word of God, the Bible. Carefully listen to what is found in there. This Word of God (Bible) contains all truth for mankind.

    Those who listen to various interpretations of man, are listening to man’s ideas. Those who listen to the Word of God––and accept it for what it is, not for how they wish to interpret it––listen to God and truth.”

    Note: Do I know this man has continued to follow God after this prophecy was uttered. No, I do not. But I do know what was spoken here is the Truth and lines up with the Word of God in scripture. We must adhere to what the Bible says, and if it doesn’t…reject it.

  2. Scarlett says:

    Calvinism is simply another device of Satan’s to confuse and lure God’s people into a man made theology and away from the simplicity of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    God is Truth , so a mans relationship with God doesnt depend on how artfully he can defend his doctrine , but on his willingness to seek out and follow the Truth. Sometimes, as you’ve alluded to, a man’s intellectualism can lead him in the wrong direction. And yes, birds of a feather, do flock together.

    So, I firmly believe Calvin, like Origen, Augustine, and other earlier so-called church fathers, missed the boat -leaning to their own understanding and mis-interpretation of what Jesus and the apostles said in the inspired scriptures.

    We do not need Calvinism, or it’s repackaged deception, “Reformed Theology”. We do not need Origen, church fathers, man made doctrines and traditions of men. . We need to get back to the pure word of God, taking up our cross, denying self, prayer, fasting, and being led by the Holy Spirit in spirit and in truth.

    It’s about as simple as that.

  3. I definitely believe that true believers will have a sense of destiny and that there is an unexplainable remarkable way in which God calls believers to salvation and that God has ordained them to do mighty exploits. Like Jeremiah, God has known believers before they are in the womb. If you think about it, it almost sounds like TULIP. But can we really put a label on all that God is doing? I don’t study Calvinism or Free Will; “Who has known the mind of God” and who is able to instruct Him in what He does?

    I have visited many Calvinistic churches in searching for a church for my family and I have noticed a common thread among Calvinistic churches. One, they attract highly-intelligent, educated people who are predominantly of European ancestry. Not to sound racist, but you will only find a small portion of poor, ethnic minorities in Calvinistic churches. Poor minorities usually like simple theology systems like Baptist and Pentecostal. But Calvinistic churches typically attract well-to-do European people. I have asked myself, why is it hits way?

    I think Europeans are a very logical people, who need a theology to explain how God relates to their lives. I theorize that this is the reason the Protestant Reformation took off like wildfire in Europe in the 1500s. But God’s desire is not a Reformation of a Greek based system; He wants Restoration of all that He communicated to the Apostles to the Jews first and then to the Greeks. With this knowledge, there is only so much that logic will do for us and I believe we try to explain the mysteries of God with a theological system. Calvinism is one of these venues. The fact that the Presbyterian churches that I have visited attract people of the same socioeconomic flavor alone makes me wonder if these are the kinds of churches of the New Testament. Thanks for sharing this video.

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