The 5 Points of Calvinism Crushed in 7 Minutes

The first point of Calvinism is the concept of Total Depravity.  This basically claims that man cannot repent towards God unless God regenerates him to new life- which in turn causes him to repent towards God.  This concept is refuted simply by how the Bible teaches that repentance precedes new life- rather than proceeds new life (like Calvinism teaches).

Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Acts 11:18: “When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.”

It is repentance unto life; not life unto repentance.  Every point of Calvinism depends on the other points.  One point falling means that the entire system falls.  We could end here then.

The second point of Calvinism is the concept of unconditional election which teaches that God randomly chose who would go to heaven before the world began (also known as Calvinistic predestination).

Calvinistic unconditional election is proven false by how we see in the Bible that people are commended in comparison to other people for their proper reception of the light of truth in relation to other people who did not repent.

Matthew 12:39-42: “But he (Jesus) answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.  The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.”

The third point of Calvinism is the concept of Limited Atonement.  This is the teaching that Christ died only for those who were (supposedly) elected to salvation before the foundation of the world.  This concept is refuted by the Bible’s teaching that Christ died for as many people as have turned from God and sinned.

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.”

There are many whom Christ died for who will yet end up lost and go to hell for denying Him.

2 Peter 2:1: “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.”

The fourth point of Calvinism is Irresistible Grace.  This teaches that the allegedly unconditionally elect whom Christ allegedly only died for cannot refuse God’s grace that brings salvation.  The implication of this point is obviously that God’s grace could never be received by anyone else besides the unconditionally elected ones.  However, the Bible teaches that God’s grace that brings salvation is indeed offered conditionally to all people.  We cannot earn God’s grace, yet one actually receiving God’s grace in Jesus Christ is conditional.  It is common sense that something being offered freely does not necessarily mean that it is offered unconditionally.

Titus 2:11-14: “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

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!”

This is speaking of the Jews’ resistance to come to Him in order to obtain his grace.  It is obvious from Scripture that those who won’t be gathered to Him in that way will be gathered together to judgment anyways.

The fifth point of Calvinism is Perseverance of the Saints.  It teaches that the allegedly unconditionally elect who cannot resist God’s grace God can never fall from grace and have their election reversed.  This could also be called the Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS) concept.  However, the Bible teaches that God’s conditional grace must be continued in after it is received.  Those who obtain grace can fall from it by hardening their hearts to the light of God’s Word.

Acts 13:43: “Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.”

Hebrews 3:12-15: “Take heed, brethren (this is holy Christian brethren- the first verse of Hebrews 3 says this directly) , lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation (that is, the provocation of God by the Israelites in the wilderness).

Revelation 3:4-6: “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments (and only a truly born-again Christian has garments worth keeping); and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

Ultimately, Calvinism is one of the most wretched man-centered theologies that ever came from the pit of hell.  These are the things that the Calvinists call “the doctrines of grace.”  Believing these points, and taking them to their logical end, justifies the sinner who justifies his wicked ways (as if he has no choice to be a wicked sinner unless and until God makes a move).  What an evil theology.  

Are those whom God has evidently made examples of and sent to hell in His wrath there because it was inevitable that they would live in sin unless and until God irresistibly caused them to forsake their sins and turn to Him in spirit and in truth that they might obtain his grace and live unto Him?

Luke 13:5: “I tell you, Nay (No): but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

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