How I almost joined the Calvinist Cult...
Updated: Oct 30, 2022
“Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.” - Jeremiah 23:1
“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” - Galations 5:9
Not too long ago I tried one last final attempt at joining a local Church. I knew for many years now that I didn't fit in with most of today's modern organized pagan Laodicean "Christian" Church's. I had very strong convictions about most of these places but I desperately sought for intimate personal fellowship with other believers. I was reminded that even the dead Church of Sardis still had some in it that still had not defiled their garments, that though it was a dead or dying Church there was still a glimmer of light still left therein so to speak and so I thought I could make a sincere effort to put some of my strong feelings and issues aside for the sake of finding some genuine Christian fellowship and maybe bring in some light. I searched dilligently for one I thought showed the most promise and I could relate to the most and didn't even attend until meeting with the Pastor first. Things didn't work out but the experience taught me many things. First, being that nearly everyone of those who treated me as a brother, as family and spent much time with would quickly turn their backs on me (some before even hearing me out) therefor revealing their heart conditions and hypocrisy or just poor understanding of the Gospel, lack of discernment and deep state of cultism where anyone who questions or challenges the leadership are to be avoided. Secondly, the heretical dangers of the T.U.L.I.P theology and depravity of the cult of Calvinism. The whole experience has left a bitter taste in my mouth especially for that of "reformed" or as I now call deformed theology and only after leaving do I now fully understand the sad state of the Church's. Had their final authority been the Word of God, I don't doubt that many of us might still be in touch with one another regularly but I underestimated the full depths of this cult and the power it's cult leaders had upon the entire congregation. I will go much further into depth as to expose Calvinism Cults and the doctrines of devils they share in future blogs, but for what its worth, here is the letter I sent to the congregation explaining why I felt I could no longer attend this Church... I hope by sharing this letter and my experience that it may help someone out there somehow... (names have been removed)
To my brothers and sisters in Christ at (blank) Church, I feel it is important that I write to you and give an explanation to those wondering why I made the decision for my family to leave Christ Community Church. I have procrastinated and delayed this letter for too long as this is no easy thing for me to try and put into words, but I feel it would be wrong on my part not to do so. Before I address my primary issue of concern, I first must publicly let it be known to all, my personal confession of faith, that I was once very lost, blind and broken and am now a new creature in Christ, a wretched sinner born again, saved from the wrath of God washed by the Blood of Jesus, redeemed by his free gift of Grace through Faith not of works. I believe in my whole heart that Yeshua Hamashiach/ Jesus the Christ is one person of The Tri-Un Godhead, the Son of God, by whom were all things created, the Word made flesh, Born of a Virgin who died at Calvary for the Sins of the World, was resurrected on the 3rd day and ascended to Heaven, the right Hand of the Father. He is my LORD and Savior, my King and the one true King of Kings and Lord of Lords who will soon return to execute judgment upon all to which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess Jesus is Lord. I still stumble and struggle in my flesh in this journey called life and still have much to improve upon but one thing is for certain, I have no desire to return to my previous carnal nature and former self like the dog that returns to his vomit or sow to wallowing in the mire, to being yoked up with the ways of this current world, which is enmity with God. I do not affiliate myself to any denomination or sect of Christendom but hold only to Christ and scripture as my final authority. I pray diligently that I would lead a life acceptable to my Father in Heaven, according to his will, teachings and commandments, being molded more each day into the likeness of my Lord and Saviour, bearing my cross, being a faithful servant and good soldier for Christ that I should persevere, keep the faith and finish the race to one day stand before him and hear these words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”. I want it to be known that I truly believe the Holy Bible (the Textus Receptus/ Recieved Text) to be the infallible divinely inspired and preserved (Psalm 12:6) Word of God. It is my instruction manual for life and sole authority. I reject all teachings and/or religious writings of men if they present contradictions that cannot be proven with Biblical assurance and complete agreeance with the Holy Scriptures. For "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" 2 Timothy 3:16, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12. "...It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 Now that I have briefly summarized and established my faith, to test and prove all things by the authority of Scripture, I must tell you sincerely that is with a heavy heart and after much study, prayer, fasting and careful consideration of God's Inspired Word, that I can no longer attend (blank) by reason of conscience and personal convictions and I'll try my best explain why. I want you to know I have a deep love for the members of this Church body and though some might be offended by what I am going to address and say, I pray that it will not fall on deaf ears. I pray that many of you will hear my case, taking this matter to Our Father in Heaven searching and praying earnestly that he might reveal to you what is True and what is False. Though it grieves my heart, I left (blank) knowing I will lose relationships that were being built with many whom I care for. It is because of my love for the Church that I cannot go away silently without warning you of my findings, for I have an even greater Love and Fear of the LORD who bought me, knowing that we will all one day have to stand before him and be held accountable for our choices, not only things we did but also didn’t do, EVERY word and deed we have loosed in this life on the Day of Judgement (Matthew 12:36, Romans 14:12, 2 Corinthians 5:10) so I don't take this lightly. I pray that each and every one that reads this letter will apply what's contained herein like the Bereans who "...were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11). They did not just accept what Paul preached as so without first taking these matters to the scriptures. Do not take my words, or those spoken from any man (no matter how genuine they may seem, trained and educated, charismatic or smooth talking they may be) as truth without taking it to the Lord in prayer and carefully applying it to the Holy Scriptures. Know that, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5. The Bible tells us in Matthew 7:21-23 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." And we also read, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1 And so I would encourage you all to test the spirits as they apply to the Holy Scriptures alone, refraining from injecting the erroneous and untrustworthy teachings of men, to proceed with great caution leaving behind any preconceived ideas or presuppositions you may have had from any extra-biblical texts orteachings of men but let the Word of God alone speak for itself. As, "...the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." 1 John 2:27 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth..." - John 16:13. As mentioned, writing this letter is no easy task for me as my cowardly flesh would have me say nothing and carry on but in my Spirit I feel compelled and obligated to do so according to Romans 16:17-18 which says "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." So I will do just this. I want you all to know that I do not seek to gain anything from this letter, there is no motive behind it other than to warn my Lord Jesus's sheep of what I believe are destructive abominable heretical teachings creeping into the Church's. We read repeatedly, all throughout scripture warning after warning about false teachings and false teachers, it was a great problem during the time in which the Holy Scriptures were written and even much more so today as the Church's plunge deeper into apostacy and lukewarmness as the days go by and we draw near to our Lords triumphant return. But many in the Church’s have let their guards down. Before I continue on from here, It is likely given human nature some may be quick to respond without fully hearing me out. In any case I would like to point out Proverbs 18:13 where it says, “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” Jesus warned, "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves..." -Matthew 10:16, Peter warned, "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..." 2 Peter 2:1, Jude also "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness..." Paul in his letters to Timothy tells us, "that in the last days perilous times shall come..."But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." ..."-Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."... 2 Timothy Ch. 3..."Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" 2 Timothy 4:1, " And Finally, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 So, what am I getting at? Haven’t we all heard nothing but bold preaching of the Gospel and the Word at Church? For a time, I thought so too and on the surface it would appear so. I attended religiously 3 days a week to (blank) (every Wednesday and twice on Sundays) for 7 or 8 months before I came to realize of what I know now. Church and study doesn’t just end on Sundays for me. I am constantly in my spare time immersing myself in study and searching things out as it pertains to Scripture, Faith, Prophecy and all the things contained within the Bible. It wasn’t necessarily anything in particular being preached on Sundays that got my immediate attention, for the most part I would tend to agree with most of the Sunday service messages in their entirety. It's what is being slipped in between unnoticed, brought "in privily" and "crept in unawares" that took me time to figure out. So, what if I told you your Pastors don’t believe the Gospel as it is written? I tell you today that what has been hiding beneath the surface of many Baptist and Evangelical Church’s including your very own growing like a cancer in these last days are carefully crafted, extremely subtle and deceitful doctrines of devils propagated through very careful methodical deceptive means! This is a bold statement I know, but I will call a spade a spade as I see it. I seek no approval of men but that of God. I would rather have men offended and even hate me for speaking the truth and warning the sheep then to stay silent and say nothing which would be a great offense to my Father in Heaven. First, I must tell you what initially set off the alarm. I noticed during many services numerous men were often quoted during Sunday sermons to expound upon the Word of God as if what they said was scripture itself. I noticed some of their names on the walls, their books, Bible commentary's and "study Bibles" of these teachers, scholars and theologians were often pitched as aids to developing a deeper understanding of scripture. Now I would agree that hearing and analyzing varying views from others can be beneficial for learning if we always apply what they are saying to Scripture and use it as our sole authority. But I couldn't help but feel something was off but couldn’t quite pinpoint what exactly it was, there was something almost cultish about the high level of esteem in which these teachers were regarded and quoted. To me they were mere men subject to error like any of us though it seemed no matter what lengths these so-called "giants of the faith" (as referred by some) would go in contradicting scripture, there were those who refused to see it and defended them even if their unBiblical contradictions were brought out directly into the open. Their reputations seemed to supersede their words. There is no respect of persons with God, Let God be true, but every man a liar! I soon discovered the missing link between the vast majority of these extra-biblical sources, content and plethora of teachers being pushed upon the members of the Church was that of “Calvinism” which I was somewhat unfamiliar with. I knew John Calvin like Martin Luther was one of the early Protestant Church “reformers” but my understanding and knowledge of the history, teachings, theology and doctrines of Calvin and Calvin-ists was quite limited. I had previously dug into many studies over many years of many various religious beliefs and many of their key influential figures but one that never caught my attention was John Calvin and the dark depraved teachings of Calvinism. After all these years, Calvinism flew under my radar undetected. I always thought of the Calvinist as primarily Conservative leaning Baptist/Evangelical oriented individuals and thought I identified closer to them over other Christian denominations such as Pentecostals, Charismatics, Lutherans etc etc though I do not nor will adhere to any specific label, sect or group. I only identify solely as Christian and perhaps what you could call a “Biblicist” (I believe every Word of the Bible) and nothing more. I could do away with every influence on earth and be content with just my Bible and the Holy Spirit leading the way. I was so happy at (blank) to be gathering once again in worship and Christian fellowship with those that seemed to have a love and passion for the Lord that I ignorantly overlooked the very roots of the tree. The Pastor seemed to have little inclination for evangelizing to the lost or Baptism which I inquired from time to time about for the entire duration of my stay in regards to my Daughter. I was pleased to know (blank) under the (blank) was made up of Christian believers from a wide variety of people, who according to statements online, the common core belief being the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again to give us eternal life. Little did I know of the great divide present regarding what the Gospel meant and some of the theology and doctrines. After many months, things quickly took a drastic turn and great doubt set in as it seemed I crashed into a great obstacle full speed. I was speaking with the pastor on the phone one afternoon when he mentioned a very popular Calvinist theologian named James. R White he often listens to. I had never even heard of James White before, so I thought to check him out. If (blank) listens to him, he must be good I thought, after listening to various podcasts and youtube debates Mr.White said somethings that blew my mind. He suggested that 2 Corinthians 4:4 (“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe- not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”) was speaking of The LORD, The Almighty Most High God, THE GREAT I AM, YHWH. This didn’t sit right with me. I always identified this ‘little G’ “god” in 2Cor4:4 with the adversary, the Devil/Satan/Lucifer as I thought all Christians did. White’s demeanor came off to me as a very vain cold man puffed up in arrogance with his intelligence, knowledge and status of one with great ability to debate. I couldn’t help but feel James White was a deceiver but was absolutely astounded when I soon found a debate he partook in, where the other gentlemen insisted on White answering the simple question, “Does God decree child rape?” where White then agreed and answered “YES!!! Because if not, then it’s meaningless and purposeless”. I was both shocked in horror and thoroughly disgusted. Knowing Christians that are close to me that have went through sexual abuse as young children, I’m sure they too would be deeply troubled by such a bold proclamation. This highly esteemed extremely popular theologian was as far as I’m concerned, at that very moment, a blasphemous heretic! I asked myself, How could the pastor not see this man out for the fraud he is after years? but I was able to see it inside a 24-48hr period??? This puzzled me and was when I decided it was overdue that I go down the rabbit hole of discovery into the depth’s of Calvinism and see if this Calvinist’s teachings was just an isolated incident or the by-product of years of Calvinist theology indoctrination. Being off of work on workers compensation, I was given much opportunity to a spend significant amount of time spending countless hours, searching through every avenue of Calvinism I could find throughout the web reading from their own writings and from many of their opponents. The recent explosion of growing popularity and following Calvinism has gained in recent decades was surprising but what I discovered contained within was quite disturbing and perhaps more dangerous than the false prosperity Gospel Calvinists have done such a good job to expose. An excellent means of deflecting the attention away from their own dangerous heretical teachings. Now before I explain any further, I want you all to know that I am not accusing the leadership of intentionally deceiving or teaching lies and falsehoods because I don’t know what is inside their hearts or minds but I would go as far as to say that the Pastors leading the flock at (blank) are at the very least, deceived themselves and that their doctrine and theology is at odds with the Word and a great offense to God. And if anyone accuses me of being one that is sowing discord, keep in mind that approx 80% or so of the Congregation left the Church in recent years after (blank) took leadership so great discord was already present before I ever came around. What I am attempting to do in writing is expose darkness with Light and separate the truth from lies and maybe perhaps Wheat from Tares. Jesus himself said “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Jesus brought division. Like many of you, I looked up to the Pastor as someone to seek counsel with and seen his great adversity and troubles in the Church as a result of bold preaching and faithfulness to the Word, I even wrote a lengthy letter like you are reading now to the (blank) in defense of (blank). This letter never got mailed as it was during the Congregational Church meeting on March 3rd that I began to really start to understand more clearly, (at least some of the reasons) why the (blank) was coming down so hard on (blank) and why so many had left. Red flag after red flag regarding Calvinism were popping up in the letters and comments during this meeting and in discussions I had with Church members. Many things were discussed but some real eye openers for me that didn’t soon take long afterwards for me to start connecting the dots. It was shortly thereafter that I recognized the link to much of the ongoing troubles was directly tied to the infiltration of Calvinism through (blank) (and(blank)). So before I dig into Calvinism and it’s “Systematic Theology” or “Reformed Theology” as they now covertly call it. Let’s briefly have a look at the man himself. John Calvin, who Calvin-ists like (blank) and (blank) call themselves after (which we are not supposed to do (1 Corinthians 3:4, 1 Corinthians 1:13). Calvin was an early protestant “church reformer” who adopted much of his teaching's from a Catholic/Gnostic philosopher and so-called "saint" Augustine of Hippo. Calvin was a brutal tyrant Church leader of Geneva Switzerland who used his religious and political power of Church and State unity to punish and silence the critics of his doctrines, such as infant baptism. As acting magistrate of Geneva he justified and played his part in the torture and murder of many of his theological opponents, having according to record 58 death sentences carried out in just a 5 year period. One of many well historically documented cases is that of Michael Servetus who Calvin had burned at the stake. He writes in his Letter to Farel, February, 13th. 1546. “Servetus offers 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.” In November 1552 the Geneva Council declared Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion" to be a "holy doctrine which no man might speak against." On October 27, 1553, green wood was used for the fire so Servetus would be slowly baked alive from the feet upward.
If you look into the Institutes written by John Calvin you will quickly see he made God responsible for all things evil. It is then no surprise why such highly regarded Calvin-ist defenders like James White have adopted such warped twisted views of God. This twisted calvinist view of our Holy and Loving God is a mentality of thinking many will develop after being indoctrinated into Calvinism over many years, a theological system that paints God into a moral monster and the author of evil and demeans the Blood of Christ and work of the Cross. The Calvinist never admit to this, though they teach it, as they are so confused and indoctrinated from listening to men’s commentaries and not the scriptures that they have allowed man and devils to interpret scripture for them instead of relying on the Holy Ghost. On one hand the Calvinist will tell you God is Love, and yet on the other they believe this loving God has unconditionally selected very few to be saved (unconditionally; as though he’s basically randomly just drawing names out of a hat for an example!) and has predestined the majority of all people to suffer in eternal torment from before the day they were born based on nothing and that they have no hope of Salvation and cannot come to God unless he draws them (forces them) by his “irresistible” grace but does not choose to draw them and so they are punished for all eternity even though they had no choice or opportunity to repent. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. This whole theological system is pure utter foolishness and confusion. The Calvinist does not believe in the freewill of man. They paint God as the Master Puppeteer of clay puppets, orchestrating all things and pulling the strings of man then punishing them for that which he ultimately caused. Their theology makes God essentially a sadist, playing both sides of the board in a painful game of human Chess with himself. The Calvinist will not admit to any of this. Calvinists response including that of (blank)’s was/is/are always something along the blurred lines of “depends what you mean by “decree” or “depends what you mean by freewill”, They are masters of double-speak and confusion. It shouldn’t take a genius to understand that a decree is to be responsible for.
Freewill is freewill you either have choice and freedom to choose or you don’t. God is not the author of confusion. However, Calvinism is nothing but confusing because the Calvinist does not read scripture for what it plainly teaches and will only read it through the narrow lens of their deformed theological systems, teachers commentary’s and extra-biblical texts that twists the Word of God. They refuse to let the Bible form their theology and correct, instruct and rebuke it adapting their views to what it says but instead they must fit God’s Word into their systematic box or 5 point T.U.L.I.P system. If God’s Holy Words contradicts their “system” they believe it simply cannot mean what it says, discard and reject it and must find another way around it, to contradict what it says, to fit their extra-biblical teachings and narratives. This may all perhaps seem like radical accusations to you until you reach deep into understanding the depravity of this demonic system and writings or teachings of its adherents. Though calvinists may read from the Bible and speak to their congregations of Grace, they do not mean what many of you think it means. Before attending (blank) I was not familiar with what is now subtly and deceptively sometimes referred to as the “doctrines of Grace”, a term Calvinists use to let the initiated know what is being promoted but go right over the heads of babes in Christ or those who hadn’t spent much time in this organized religion. I didn't know or understand the mentality of the Calvinist, and his perverted idea of Grace, Faith and Salvation until now, but their own words will often expose them if you pay attention carefully and do some searching, for example. RC Sproul Jr once said, “ Isn't it impossible for God to do evil? He can't sin. I am not accusing God of sinning; I am suggesting that He created sin.” The Calvinist does not believe in free will as Calvin made abundantly clear in his Institutes on a large number of occasions, a few quotes for example being, “Creatures are so governed by the secret counsel of God, that nothing happens but what he has knowingly and willingly decreed.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 16, Paragraph 3) “thieves and murderers, and other evildoers, are instruments of divine providence, being employed by the Lord himself to execute judgments which he has resolved to inflict.” (John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 17, Paragraph 5) “Everything is controlled by God’s secret purpose, and nothing can happen except by his knowledge and will.” -John Calvin (The Institutes of Christian Religion, Bk. 1, Ch. 16, Sect. 3) He has plenty of reasons for comfort as he realizes that the devil and all the ungodly are reined in by God, so that they cannot conceive, plan or carry out any crime, unless God allows it, indeed commands it. They are not only in bondage to him, but are forced to serve him. It is the Lord’s prerogative to enable the enemy’s rage and to control it at will, and it is in his power to decide how far and how long it may last, so that wicked men cannot break free and do exactly what they want….” -John Calvin (The Institutes of Christian Religion, Book I, Ch.17, Sect. 10) “First, it must be observed that the will of God is the cause of all things that happen in the world” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.169) “Whatever things are done wrongly and unjustly by man, these very things are the right and just works of God. This may seem paradoxical at first sight to some….” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.169) “For the man who honestly and soberly reflects on these things, there can be no doubt that the will of God is the chief and principal cause of all things.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.177) “But of all the things which happen, the first cause is to be understood to be His will, because He so governs the natures created by Him, as to determine all the counsels and the actions of men to the end decreed by Him.” -John Calvin (Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, p.178) These are only just a small handful of many of Calvin’s heretical teachings that makes God responsible for all things, even the most vile evil and atrocious acts, that while Satan tempts, God causes. He would have you believe that God basically forces those to believe and others not to and while he could save everyone, he instead wishes and chooses that the great majority suffer in eternal hellfire. A warped and twisted view of a Loving God. This heresy was never taught in the Bible or by the early Church and theses teachings was a problem even way back then and more so today. Justin Martyr (100/114AD – c. 162/168 AD) who was beheaded for his Christian faith once said this addressing this same issue we are now facing in the Church today, Man acts by his own free will and not by fate. “We have learned from the prophets, and we hold it to be true, that punishments, chastisements, and rewards are rendered according to the merit of each man’s actions. Otherwise, if all things happen by fate, then nothing is in our own power. For if it be predestined that one man be good and another man evil, then the first is not deserving of praise or the other to be blamed. Unless humans have the power of avoiding evil and choosing good by free choice, they are not accountable for their actions-whatever they may be…. For neither would a man be worthy of reward or praise if he did not of himself choose the good, but was merely created for that end. Likewise, if a man were evil, he would not deserve punishment, since he was not evil of himself, being unable to do anything else than what he was made for.” I knew little to nothing about John Calvin and had never immersed myself into the teachings of the 5 points of Calvinism (also known as the acronym T.U.L.I.P) until recently. But I have immersed myself deeply into Scripture for many years and though I may still have much to learn, according to what I have learned and know to be true through study of his Holy Word, it seems abundantly clear to me that what these self professing Calvin-ist pastors leading the flock are bringing in is a belief system that turns the Grace of our God into a license to sin, demeans the Blood of Christ and work of the cross and turns our Holy God into a moral Monster and the author of all evil. It gives no assurance of Salvation, denies man's free will to choose and condemns people to the lake of fire without any choice or hope of a Savior for they are chosen for damnation from before the day they are born based on a random act of chance and God’s sovereign will and there is nothing they can do to be saved leaving the simple Gospel of Grace null and void. I now know why Evangelism and public outreach is virtually non-existent among Calvinists! The great commission has been put on the back burner by Calvinists. When Paul and Silas were asked, “what must I do to be saved? they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Believing (precedes regeneration) being a condition of Salvation. They never taught, first God has to draw straws and choose you unconditionally and bring you to regeneration first by his irresistible grace before you can believe. And sorry but some of you family were predestined to be damned so there is no hope for them, no Good News for them to hear. Ridiculous unbiblical nonsense! Which brings me to my next point, and the biggest elephant in the room, that is the Calvinists Soteriology. I have a whole plethora of dangerous issues of concern with the whole entire Satanic T.U.L.I.P system, but perhaps the biggest issue I have with the whole 5 point system, is the “L” in T.U.L.I.P. The Calvinist believe in Limited Atonement. They Limit the UNLIMITED Atonement, They limit God’s love and work of Christ and his shed Blood! They preach a false gospel! If you can even call it that. Gospel meaning “Good News”! It is Good News to all that hear it, but there is no good news in the Gospel of the Calvinist at least for the vast majority of people onEarth. They believe Jesus died for only “some” people. Very few people. They simply do not believe the Bible when it plainly says, John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 1 John 2:2 - And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. WHOLE = Strong's #3650: holos (pronounced hol'-os) a primary word; "whole" or "all", i.e. complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb:--all, altogether, every whit, + throughout, whole. Romans 5:18 - 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 2 Peter 3:9 - 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. Hebrews 2:9 - 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. Isaiah 53:6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 - For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth Titus 2:11 - For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, ALL, ALL, ALL, the Calvinist doesn’t believe when God inspired these scriptures to say ALL repeatedly over and over again or say every man or whole world that that is what it means. This is why evangelizing is so weak among Calvinists, the Great Commission is delivered a death blow because they believe most are damned to hell with absolutely zero hope of Salvation, there is no Good News to preach to all and that men cannot come to God unless God draws him (forces regeneration upon them before faith) but God only draws a few of “the elect”. It is a free gift “to some” not all but very few who believe, And so they make Christ out to be a liar when he said, John 12:32 - And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This is what’s being brought "in privily" and "crept in unawares" under the radar that took me some time to figure out. Galatians 1:8-9 - But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Don’t let any intellectual man of worldly titles or much studies fool you! Men of fair speech and great knowledge of the scripture have led many to hell for centuries. The Devil himself uses scripture and knows it well, he mixes much truth with lies. “Yea, Hath God said”! There are many great mysteries in the Bible worth digging into to try and seek and solve that God may reveal to those he chooses but the Gospel isn’t one of them! The Good News is something a child or any literate person should be able to read and understand! No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. You don’t need to go to seminary or have a PHD in Greek and Hebrew to understand the simplicity of the Gospel and John 3:16!
Anyone who twists the simple scriptures of Salvation available to all that repent and believe are doing the devils work! 1 Corinthians 1:19 - For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Matthew 18:3-4 - And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Luke 13:3-5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 2 Timothy 3:15 - And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Upon entering the doors of this Church after reading the statements of faith online and even after attending for many months I had no idea that this was a "Calvinist" led Church that bothPastors profess to being Calvinists and push their convoluted ideas of God and their perverted gospel on many of the unsuspecting attendees. The false teachings of Calvinism is not only often directly contradictory to scripture and the doctrines contained but much of it is downright heresy and indirectly Blasphemy against our Holy and Loving God! The deception is primarily being done subtly through the promotion of Calvinist preachers, scholars, theologians and pushing their extra-biblical literature such as those by Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology and D.A Carson’s/Robert Murray Mccheyne’s Bible reading plan being pitched as aids to a deeper understanding. A daily Bible reading plan in conjunction with Calvinistic interpretations and commentary compiled together for you to be deceived into their way of thinking. Like a frog boiled in a pot slowly. I shall neither take no teaching from the likes of Wayne Grudem who sat on a translation counsel and thought of it nothing to butcher Gods Holy Word! Another noteworthy example of the many highly esteemed Calvinist teachers great record for heresy is one from “the great” John Macarthur who once said speaking of "the Mark of the Beast", "The question is, If you're living in the tribulation period and you take this Mark, in other words, you identify with the Beasts empire, will you still be able to be redeemed? And I think the answer to that is YES!" BUT THE BIBLE SAYS... "If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name." -Revelation 13:16-17 Is God a Liar? Is the Bible wrong? Macarthur knows exactly what the Bible says here, that I am sure of, so why directly contradict it? How can anyone justify defending this WOLF?! This is no simple error but a damnable teaching that surely could lead many to the lake of fire! This is a lie from the pit of Hell. Yet most Calvinists will defend this multi-millionaire hypocrite all day long and promote the sales of his books and so-called "John Macarthur Study bible’s”. By this one extremely dangerous heresy alone, I think it's fair to say that this man is not fit to teach. Revelation 22:18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” I certainly would not adopt anything from this deceiver into the Church let alone feed the children his teachings! He is a cunning and deceptive snake, But this comes as no surprise to me once you get to the root of the Calvinism.
I have been told that Christ Community Church uses Macarthur’s Church's materials to teach the children in Sunday School! Jesus said, "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." Matthew 18:6 Jesus warned "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." - Matthew 7:15-18 I hope you will soon see, not by what I say but by the confirmation of your own studies, why all Calvinists teach using other Calvinists writings to sow the seeds of their system into the hearts and minds of the unsuspecting using indoctrination bible reading programs and using big textbooks dedicated to cementing their false doctrines. Because their theology is so confusing that it requires an insane amount of mental gymnastics, twisting of scripture and extra-biblical sources to try and even comprehend their twisted philosophies that can only possibly make sense through the lens of the Calvinist teachers authority. "For God is not the author of confusion..."-1 Corinthians 14:33! The demonic system of T.U.L.I.P now more commonly and subtly referred to today as "Reformed Theology", "Systematic Theology" or "The Doctrines of Grace" is a covert systematic attack on the very character of God, his Holy Word and the Atonement of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Calvinism is exploding in Evangelical circles today. Given the time in which I believe we live today, it comes to me as no surprise. I first tried to address many of these false teachings, deeply troubling and concerning issues with (blank) respectfully and privately but he will not hear what the Bible plainly teaches. He will not renounce this twisted system and false Gospel and blasphemy of God he has and continues to promote. I discussed with him for hours before finalizing my decision to leave. I tried reasoning with him by sharing numerous scriptures verses and passages and addressing issues with numerous false teachers. I truly believe what both he (and (blank)) has been bringing into the Church through propagation of their Calvinist doctrines and theology is a belief system strongly influenced by Satan himself. I have given him time to repent before writing this but he has not. I cannot attend a Church the main leadership shares a perverted Gospel and paints God into a moral monster. So I let them alone: they are blind leaders and If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. I could go so much further into great length and depths pertaining to T.U.L.I.P theology and many horrifying quotes from many of the most highly esteemed Calvinists and intended to do so, sharing links and quotes, however, I think that if you have read this far already and this hasn’t already been enough to raise some serious alarms within you then it is likely that nothing will be able reach you. Most Calvinist pastors do not openly profess to be Calvinist and know not to teach plainly what they actually believe as they know it would immediately face backlash, they generally take the slow and subtle stealthy approach little by little entangling their followers in a web of false doctrine. Many Calvinists may argue that what I have presented here is a picture of what they would like to call “HYPER-Calvinism”, an extreme form of Calvinism. I would argue Calvinism is Calvinism, there is no form or degree of Calvinism that isn’t at enmity with God just like there is no such thing as “white magic” vs “black magic”, there is no fellowship of light and darkness. In closing I would like to say I care for everyone in (blank) greatly, including the pastoral leadership. If they recanted, I would meet them with open arms. I care greatly for them and their families. I pray they will come to knowledge of the Truth, repent of their false teachings, misdirection and might use everything that transpires from this, to develop a closer relationship with God our Father in Heaven, be Salt and Light amidst the darkness and take up the great commission of preaching the True Gospel to all. Our Holy God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, just and all loving, not willing that any should perish but come to repentance. He knows by divine foreknowledge who will reject him and who won’t but he is not an evil puppet master predestinating the vast majority to a Lake of Fire according to his will, punishing those for his sovereign decrees but gives man a freewill offering to choose to Believe and be Saved. God is Love. Stephen stood before the Sanhedrin shortly before they stoned him and said “Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.” We have been given the choice to accept or resist and reject Gods Grace as did they. God doesn’t want pre-programmed robots to glorify him, but those that earnestly love him of their own free will. Would you want a wife or husband that stayed with you, not of their own free will but only because you forced them to? For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. I believe God used his perfect judgement and Divine foreknowledge in our given times and places that as many possible might be saved knowing each and every one of us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5). The god of Calvinism is the author of all evil, wickedness and confusion willing that many should perish. It is a doctrine and theology of lies from the father of all lies. Maybe some of you might want to respond to this letter. I would ask anyone who wishes to do so by calling me personally instead of writing and I would be willing to discuss further with anyone face to face if you desire to do so. Know this and be warned, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”. I am praying for you all that truth may prevail. If any of you would still like to gather together outside of (blank) and fellowship with us, we would love to still meet, worship and pray together, helping each other grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
OUT OF THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION ONLY ONE FAMILY AND ONE OTHER STILL STAYED IN CONTACT, ALL OTHERS BROKE CONTACT WITH ME ENTIRELY WITHOUT EVEN SO MUCH AS SOME BRIEF DIALOGUE... I SUPPOSE PERHAPS THEY BELIEVE I AM A HERETIC?
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