CALVINISM REFUTED: Research on John Calvin and Calvinism

CALVINISM REFUTED

Never allow intellectual pride to pass for Spirit-filled Christianity.

Thanks to Nephtali1981 on Youtube and TaliforGod.com for the research:

One Scripture Revealing Christ who Revealed the Father:

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, HOW OFTEN WOULD I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and YE WOULD NOT!

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Links to Quotes:

1. Letter to Farel, 13 February 1546
http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/history/8_ch16.htm

“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 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”

2. Calvin justifying the use of the SWORD BY THE CHURCH.  Harmony of the Gospels; commentary on Matthew 13:39 – written in 1555
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom32.ii.xx.html

“This passage has been most improperly abused by the Anabaptists, and by others like them, to take from the Church the power of the sword. But it is easy to refute them; for since they approve of excommunication, which cuts off, at least for a time, the bad and reprobate, why may not godly magistrates, when necessity calls for it, use the sword against wicked men? They reply that, when the punishment is not capital, there is room allowed for repentance; as if the thief on the cross (Luke 23:42) did not find the means of salvation. I shall satisfy myself with replying, that Christ does not now speak of the office of pastors or of magistrates, but removes the offense which is apt to disturb weak minds, when they perceive that the Church is composed not only of the elect, but of the polluted dregs of society. ”

3. Letter to the Marquis du Poet, Grand Chamberlain of the Queen of Navarre, 30 September 1561
http://www.archive.org/stream/lettersofjohncal04calvuoft/lettersofjohncal04calvuoft_djvu.txt

Honour, glory, and riches will be the reward of your pains. Above all do not fail to rid the country of all those zealous scoundrels that stir up the people to make head against us. Such monsters should be smothered, as I have done here by Michel Servetus the Spaniard.

(; in Letters of John Calvin, Vol. IV, edited by Jules Bonnet; translated by Marcus Robert Gilchrist, Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1858, p. 434)  http://www.mocavo.co.uk/Letters-of-John-Calvin-Volume-4/712120/440

4. Preface to Commentary on the Psalms, Vol. 1, 22 July 1557
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom08.vi.html   Visit to read the entire commentary. Once again describing the type of man that John Calvin is and this is from CALVIN UNIVERSITY…

“And at length matters had come to such a state, that an end could be put to their machinations in NO OTHER WAY THAN CUTTING THEM OFF BY AN IGNOMINIOUS DEATH; WHICH WAS INDEED A PAINFUL AND PITIABLE SPECTACLE TO ME. THEY NO DOUBT DESERVED THE SEVEREST PUNISHMENT.”

5.  Wow did John Calvin love to use the SWORD to kill anyone who was against his doctrine.  Here he is once again instigating more deaths.  Are these fake too? You would think that the Calvin family remaining alive would be able to sue all of these people including John Calvin UNIVERSITY itself.  In this case, the link of a reformed website.

Letter to the Protector [Duke] Somerset, Regent of England, 22 October 1548
http://www.reformed.org/ethics/index.html?mainframe=/ethics/calvin_to_somerset.html

“From what I am given to understand, Monseigneur, there are two kinds of rebels who have risen up against the King and the Estates of the Kingdom. (1) The one, a fantastical sort of persons, who, under color of the Gospel, would put all into confusion. (2) The others are persons who persist in the superstitions of the Roman Antichrist. BOTH ALIKE DESERVE TO BE REPRESSED BY THE SWORD WHICH IS COMMITTED TO YOU, since they not only attack the King, but strive with God, who has placed him upon a royal throne, and has committed to you the protection as well of his person as of his majesty.”

Who Reveals the Mystery? – Calvin & Arminius or Christ & the Church

Men try to discuss the deep things of God using dead men like Calvin and Arminius (dead men’s bones).

The Holy Spirit reveals the mystery of the gospel of Christ using the marriage of Christ & the Church.

Ephesians 5
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Bringing Biblical Swords – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If You are Living your Best Life Now you are going to Hell – Week Of Swords And Axes Day #2

If you are living your best life now you are going to hell. You might even go to church but be a false convert. Real Christ followers find spiritual identity in his death and rise when He comes back.

Colossians 3 1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

What About the Abundant Life?

Some people would say John 10:10… doesn’t Jesus come that we might have life, and more abundant?

John. 10:10 is surrounded in the context of scriptures that say Jesus is the door, the shepherd, the way, etc. In that same context He talks about the world rejecting Him, so they reject His true followers too. He says that the servants won’t be greater than their master. He also said this right before He went to the “Cross.” So it’s obvious that He wasn’t talking about the type of best life that is only positive, non-confrontational, and filled with earthly success and prestige in the eyes of man.

The things that men respect the most, God actually hates the most. You could be the richest, most influential, powerful person in the eyes of men, and everything you stand for would be an abomination to God.

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

What’s the difference between a true believer and a false convert? A true believers heart is in Col 3:1-4 because they are actually following Jesus, and holiness, and taking the persecution and suffering that comes with it.

Find Your Identity in Jesus Christ, His message, His Life, His Cross, His resurrection! Do and say the hard things that it takes to follow Him.

False converts have no root, therefore when their earthly ‘best life’ is not happening, tribulation causes them to fall away from the faith. You can see this in the parable of the sower as well as in Matthew 24.

Mark 4 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves,and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended . 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts ofother things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Tribulation and persecution causes the true believer to go deeper in God and bear even more fruit. Do you know how many former ‘on fire’ false converts are no longer even walking with God? Do you know how many people go to church for 2 hours on Sunday, but worship demons through alcoholism, entertainment, and idolatry the rest of the week? Get ready for more, because as the last days continue, persecution will increase and false converts will fall away by the thousands. You can call them ‘false converts’, or ‘believers who fall away from the faith’; but the results are the same.

Mark 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

The True Messenger     

That’s why the true messenger doesn’t just ‘sow seed’ He also ‘breaks up the fallow ground’ by preaching repentance and spiritual violence. He also rips out the thorns of the deceitfulness of riches and the care of the world, and lust for other things. He tears down, destroys, uproots, and throws down (Jeremiah 1:10). The role of the false prophet is to skip those hard steps, but then step in as a ‘visionary leader’ to ‘build and plant’ with only positive messages so that everyone, including false converts can live their best life ‘now.’

Jeremiah 4 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Yeah I feel you! Don’t you hate those “Prosperity” preachers?

NO I don’t. Prosperity is obviously in the bible in 3 John 2. I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health. Some people may think I’m taking sides on an issue, but we don’t take sides – we take swords. These are God’s swords, not mine.

The Importance of Bringing Biblical Swords

The dumbest and most counterproductive thing you can do in the Kingdom of God is to try to correct a scripture. And it’s even dumber when you try to correct a biblical message, and then take your identity from a dead man’s bones like “John Calvin,” “John Wesley” “Jonathan Edwards” etc…

“Oooh, I hate that Word of Faith stuff…”

What are you?

“I’m Methodist.”

Huh? Word of Faith is in Romans 10. Reformed is in the dictionary. Where is Luther? He’s in the grave. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of respect for Calvin, Luther, Seymour, Ravenhill, Hagin, etc. It’s beneficial to know Christian history, and I’m not trying to “dog” people in those organizations. Trust me I’ve read so much on great teachers and revivalists of the past that did great things with God. But it’s really counterproductive to try to correct scripture with non-scripture. Dead Men, no matter how great they were, are in the grave. Jesus is alive, and His Word is alive.

If you want to bring correction, there is plenty of Biblical language that can be used to bring correction. You could talk about covetousness, Babylon business, wolves in sheep’s clothing, the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, the Judas Kiss, Balaam’s error, the doctrine of Jezebel; a bunch of stuff is in there. While you are quoting dead men you could be getting more revelation from the Scriptures, where the Dead Man Rose Up from the Grave.

We have entire chapters of teaching and supernatural revelation on all this stuff in Killing Idols for REVIVAL… but real quick – let’s bring out a Biblical example for correction.

The Judas Role

“But don’t you think some people are called to preach hard stuff and repentance, and some people are called to make a lot of money, and only preach positive stuff. That’s my role in the Body of Christ.”

Well first of all, Repentance and Spiritual Violence is the ground floor of the Kingdom of God. Not only did Jesus Christ get baptized by John the Baptist, “to fulfill all righteousness”, (which represented total agreement and submission to his message)… He also immediately went into the wilderness for 40 days of fasting (imitating John the Baptist)… then He came back and preached the same message that John the Baptist preached – not by coincidence. I talk more about this in “Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques.” Jesus took the next steps of teaching multitudes, healing, and casting out demons, and doing miracles. But he started on the ground floor of spiritual violence and preaching repentance.

The whole idea that this represents is bad. There are so many false converts and false prophet ministries who think they are better than a true messenger because they have more money and are more positive. They think that’s their role – but really they are playing the role of Judas (who was in charge of Jesus’s money and claimed to want to give to the poor too). When crunch time came, Judas was on the other team, doing what he thought was right in his own mind instead of obedience to suffering with Christ.

This has really sad results. Just in the past few years so many people have fallen away from the faith… even those who still go to church. But the good news is that the harvest is plentiful! Some pastors will even tell you that many of their members aren’t saved. So there is much opportunity to teach people about the Kingdom of God. It’s time for a clear message of specific repentance!

This is the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com

Day 1:  Why the Swords, Why All the Axes?

Day 2: If You Are Living Your Best Life Now, You are Going to Hell

Day 3: WOE TO THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED AND CONDEMN THE JUST

Day 4: WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorceror Ministry – How Not To Be A Religious Whore

Day 5: This is DETROIT, and This Is What We Do!