From Whom Does The Gospel Come From John Calvin Or The Holy Spirit? (Part 2)

 

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Michael Servetus was sentenced to death for rejecting the Trinity. One of those who voted for this was John Calvin. According to the N.T. was this practice (killing heretics) done by any of Jesus’ Apostles? I think you will find that it was the other way around. 

 

As a Christian, I don’t hate anyone especially with those I disagree with like Calvin, Arminian, Luther or any of the Reformers. We cannot blindly follow someone’s teachings without comparing it to scripture. What I hate is false doctrine. We have to remember though that some of the Reformers were heavily influenced by Catholicism and carried out the same punishment on heretics that which they themselves deemed unChristlike when the Catholic Church did it to them. Not all the Reformers were killing false teachers, only those who were devoid of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that the way a Christian would be identified would be through love as seen in John 13:35 which says, By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

Does that love include unbelievers as well meaning everybody?

Matthew 5:43-47

43 “You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Jesus summed up all of His teachings in two commandments. If we live by these two commands we will keep them all.

Matthew 22:34-39

34 When the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. 35 And one of them, an expert in the law, asked a question to test Him: 36 “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?”
37 He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the greatest and most important command. 39 The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

If you love the Lord with all your heart, you will not replace Him with an idol in the form of materialism, people, animals or a statue. 

If you love your neighbor as yourself, you won’t harm him/her in any way. You will tell them the good news, help them in any way possible so that they can see Jesus in you.

How about if your neighbor is a false teacher? God commands you to love the false teacher by telling them the truth in a loving way and to continue to pray for their salvation. 

How did John Calvin treat his neighbors who were false teachers? He gave them a one-way ticket to hell by putting them to death. Folks, that is NOT love, especially when as Christians, we are appointed to direct them to Jesus for salvation not send them to hell by any means.


One Calvinist stated:

“In Calvin’s day there was a zeal like Phinehas had where God’s truth was concerned. They took it most seriously the stewardship to keeping it unsullied. They also feared for the eternal souls of those who could easily be led astray by those who spouted false doctrine.

I, too, love my brother in Christ, John Calvin. I’m also glad that he was used by God in spite of his imperfections and failings. It gives me hope and also makes me appreciate God’s patience toward us.”


Folks, do you see how they twist the scriptures? In the time of Phinehas, the Jewish people were under a theocratic state meaning that Yahweh the Lord was their King and He ruled His people through His Priests namely Moses, Aaron and his sons in the time that the Jews were in the wilderness for 40 years.

This Calvinist is referring to Numbers 25:6-9 which says, 6 An Israelite man came bringing a Midianite woman to his relatives in the sight of Moses and the whole Israelite community while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw this, he got up from the assembly, took a spear in his hand, 8 followed the Israelite man into the tent, and drove it through both the Israelite man and the woman—through her belly. Then the plague on the Israelites was stopped, 9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.

So this Calvinist is justifying John Calvin killing heretics based on these Old Testament passages which would make killing false teachers justified. Even though we are under the New Covenant just like all the Reformers were. Does time dictate how we should view the Bible or should we view the Bible how it dictates to us how we should live regardless of the times we live in? for the Word of God does not change, Jesus does not change.

If the laws were to change today and would give us the right to kill and destroy all false religion or cults like The Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses and so on, would you, as a born again believer go out there and murder them? Would the times that you live in give you the right to override the Bible’s teachings? Of course not, for the Word of the Lord is eternal and doesn’t change. We as Christians must obey Jesus Christ regardless whatever time we are born in. How can you tell the difference between a true and false Christian? You can tell by their fruits which will affect their doctrine as well.


Matthew 7:15-20

15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. 16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So you’ll recognize them by their fruit.

What fruit did John Calvin produce?

John 16:1-2

16 “I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling. 2 They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God.

Ladies and gentleman, John Calvin was in a ministry of killing heretics thinking he was doing a service to God. God calls this a false teacher and the scripture warned us to let us know that the Lord will never send a Christian that displays those qualities which are unChrist like.  Who else does this today? The Muslims, not all but those who take the Qur’an seriously and literally. John Calvin is no different.

From Whom Does The Gospel Come From John Calvin Or The Holy Spirit?

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I came across two Calvinists that claimed something so horrific that it made me gasp. I have never thought that’s what that group believed. I would like to share this without naming them out of respect. Why do Calvinists hold to John Calvin and his teachings above the Holy Spirit’s? I’m going, to be honest, it seems like they worship the man even though they never have said that of course but their action to defend the man seems to me like if he was the one who died for their sins. All they talk about is him and less of Christ.

If you go to their site all they post are quotes from famous Calvinists as if it was inspired, it blows my mind. Why not talk about Jesus, his love for humanity? I think they don’t as much because they teach that Jesus only died for some and the others He didn’t. What’s the picture of God’s love? It is the cross, right? Well, if Jesus only died for the elect that means that He didn’t love the rest, that would be the logical conclusion.

That teaching does not come from God, I can be 100% sure in saying that Jesus loves everyone in the world as John 3:16 so beautifully says. Below are their quotes and it disturbed me so much that I wanted to share it so you can witness for yourselves what’s in their hearts which I truly believe is a rejection of the Holy Spirit. I will not paint all Calvinism with a broad brush but a lot of them I believe are deceived. Also, they will always tell you that if you don’t believe in their doctrine that you are an Arminian. I reject wholeheartedly that name because I haven’t studied or learned from him.


A Calvinist said“But it’s necessary to test everything they teach by the Word of God – we’re commanded to test everything. The Holy Spirit also teaches us and leads us through His Word directly, though no prophecy is of private interpretation. We should never cling to teachers who are human and err, but only to Jesus Christ. However we can err by believing only in the Holy Spirit to guide us.”

Another Calvinist said“A cult group called The Last Reformation is a fine example of following the “Holy Spirit” without other teachers to help in knowing if it is, in truth, the Holy Spirit doing the teaching. Discernment is an exercise which requires much study in the Word of God and by commentaries through His gift of godly learned men.”


This Calvinist claims that discernment (knowing the scriptures) can only be achieved by men’s commentaries, not by the Holy Spirit. Do you see anything wrong with that belief? This is not from Jesus but from Satan who will do anything to keep you away from knowing the truth which by the way is only revealed by the Holy Spirit (John 16:13)

As you can see in both quotes, how they speak from two sides of the same mouth which scripture says not to do this.

James 3:10

Praising and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

They are praising the Lord then turn around in the next sentence and curse the Holy Spirit by saying not to listen to Him alone because you can err as if the Holy Spirit can mislead you. This to me is very demonic without any doubt. They claim that if you believe and attend a church that does not follow John Calvin’s doctrine and only the Holy Spirit then you are characterized as a cult member.


What does the Bible say about the Holy Spirit?

John 16:13

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.
1 John 2:27

27 The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as He has taught you, remain in Him.


The Holy Spirit warned us in 1 Timothy that some will depart from the truth by going after strange doctrines through false teachers instead of listening to Him who is our teacher, they heap on themselves doctrines of demons. See below.

1 Timothy 4:1

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons

When you reject the Holy Spirit’s teachings you will accept the teachings of demons.

I’m not saying that we don’t need teachers, but the Bible does tell us to judge them through scripture to make sure they are from God (1 Thessalonians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 14:29).

A Pastor’s job is to remind us to continue in the faith and teach us scripture. They are not there to dictate the final meaning of any particular verse and interpretation without any question. Teachers are to help us seek the Lord more by encouraging us to do our own study.

Is that what Calvinism does? Do they not follow the man’s interpretation as it is the only true interpretation? As if John Calvin was the only man who knew the real truth, that folks, is ridiculous.

I believe that some of his teachings are pushing people away from Jesus Christ and those who are Calvinists might not even be saved because they believe that before you can have faith in Jesus He has to save you first. They claim that you are so spiritually dead that you cannot choose to have faith in Jesus even if the Holy Spirit convicts and reveals the truth to you. That my friends contradict Ephesians 2:8-9. The more I dig deep into their doctrine, the more I get horrified. May the Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on them and bring them out so that they can follow Jesus alone not John Calvin.

One last thought. They remind me a lot of Catholicism because just as Catholics they adhere to someone’s interpretation as being final. The Calvinists claim scripture alone but that’s a lie because they understand the Bible through the eyes of Calvin just like the Catholics through the eyes of the Popes and Priests. What’s the difference between John Calvin and Catholicism’s Papal infallibility (everything that comes out of the pope’s mouth is free of error and therefore authoritative)? There is no difference with Calvinism. They will claim that Calvin is not perfect yet at the same time they defend his teachings as if it was perfect. 

Warning! Apostasy In Progress

 

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A wall of protection against the demonic forces

 

How does apostasy look like?

Every Christian has a massive spiritual wall that shields them in. The demonic forces on a daily basis without fail are constantly bombarding that wall of protection. That wall is our faith in Christ.

Full blown apostasy occurs when a person is in the truth but hasn’t fully placed their trust in Jesus Christ yet and ends up falling away for some reason. Those are seen in the parable of Jesus in regards to the seeds that fell along the path which is found in Matthew 13. All the plants except for one didn’t produce any fruit and ended up dying. Fruits are the evidence of the Holy Spirit residing in a person and no fruit shows that the Holy Spirit never made His home in them.

Another category of apostasy which I call momentary apostasy occurs to a truly born again believer who gets deceived for lack of studying the scripture but eventually the Holy Spirit brings him or her back to the truth through repentance by convicting the individual of their erroneous beliefs. We see this in 2 Chronicles 33:1-17 and a warning to study God’s Word so a Christian won’t be deceived in Ephesians 4:11-14.

In today’s time, we are witnessing full blown apostasy as countless of churches are accepting homosexuality as being right in God’s eyes. These churches have abandoned the truth and taking with them their members. 

For an example of this apostasy, click on the link: “Church of England Overwhelmingly Votes to ‘Welcome and Affirm’ Transgenders”

Another serious apostate is Eugene Peterson who was the creator of “The Message” (a paraphrase Bible translation). Click on the link: “False ‘Message Bible’ Creator Changes Mind on Homosexuality, Says He Would Officiate ‘Gay Wedding’

If you have, I say this loosely, the “Bible” called “The Message” get rid of it and stop reading from it because an apostate wrote without the aid of the Holy Spirit. Folks, by reading “The Message” you are intaking poison. 

No matter what Christians, cling to God’s righteousness and don’t flinch from God’s Word for even a second. Satan wants to take you away from holy scripture. Don’t listen to him but hold on to the Word of God. It’s not worth it.

What Does Created In God’s Image Mean?

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Genesis 1:26-27

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.


Atheists as well as false Christians who support the book called “the Shack” state “since God created male and female in His image, God is both and can be represented as both.”

Folks, that type of Biblical interpretation is not from the Holy Spirit but is demonic. It is trying to make a mockery of God’s manifestation through Jesus Christ who came as a man.

Context will reveal what it means by the word image which does not mean physical likeness but means position.

In verse 26 it says, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness for what? They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth”. We are created in the likeness of His rulership. We are reflecting God’s authority over His creation which we are to rule over, just like God is the ruler of the universe so He has given us the authority to rule the earth.

Context defines image and likeness as in authority not in the sense of looking like Him.

A perfect illustration for this is found in Psalms 82:6-7 which says, 6 I said, “You are gods; (image or likeness, emphasis added) you are all sons of the Most High. 7 However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler.”

The judges were called “gods” which in Hebrew is Elohim (little Elohim’s). They were earthly men with a high position of authority. Image of God and little Elohim’s both mean the same thing, rulers.

So in Genesis 1 to be made in the image of God meant that we are like Him as rulers.

Insanity Does Bite

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I tried to warn believers that she was a wolf but they attacked me instead. That really happened to me.

This is a warning for all believers who are in WordPress. There is a wolf who is claiming to be a Christian but is recommending the Shack (the book) to read which is a blasphemous book but she also said these demonic statements: 


insanitybytes22 said:

“So, those of you who would be horrified, offended, outraged by the fact that God may appear to someone as a black woman, really need to re-examine that, take a hard look at what you are saying about yourself, your God, and the world around you. It’s an allegory, not a doctrinal decree.”


Isaiah 46:5

With whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?

How can anyone compare the Holiness of God with a black woman or anything else for that matter? That is pure blasphemy and anyone who is promoting the Shack is in my personal opinion blaspheming God. This woman is a weed planted by Satan to make believers stumble and those who don’t know God yet, make them go further from the truth. Ladies and gentlemen, this woman is very dangerous spiritually speaking and should be avoided like a plague. There are a lot of Christians pressing like on her posts that’s blaspheming God and making them partake in her sins. Please, brothers and sisters, use God’s Word to detect what’s from God and what’s not. 

Pressing the “Like” bottom in my opinion is affirming whatever the post declares. Your avatar/internet persona will also appear giving other people who happen to go there and see it think that it is okay to intake since they see your “thumbs up” so to speak affirming what they are saying.


insanitybytes22 said:

“No theology, no doctrine, no book, no wagging little pharistical fingers, could ever do what Louise did. She simply put a human face on the love of Christ and showed me He was real.”


She says that the theology (the study of God), doctrine (the teachings or the message of Christ) and book (God’s Word) couldn’t have helped her has a woman named Louise did. 

insanitybytes22 has completely rejected the power of God’s Word. She claims that Louise has more power than God’s Word by saying she did more than doctrine, the teachings of Christ. What makes something more horrific than her statements is that all the Christians are agreeing with her blasphemous messages. I have never seen in all my life immaturity in the body of Christ like I have seen this week. It blows my mind. Christians are applauding garbage like those statements above. Are there any Christians who would defend the honor and glory of Jesus Christ? No one helped or stood up with me in defending God’s honor or said anything to that woman. Is the body of believers infected with political correctness or what? Why are Christians afraid to speak out against false doctrine from a false Christian?