About Calvinism

Those who can make sense of John Calvin's views on depravity and predestination produce material that is unintelligible to me when viewed in connection to the biblical record.

The following is a link to statements Calvin made on predestination, etc. It should be obvious to anyone they are contradictory. It might be said, they have been taken out of context.  I answer: There are no fitting context for many of these statements.

John Calvin Said .....  (link)

This next link takes you to an article that was written in defense of John Calvin's attitude and actions. Note: Much of which can be understood as being done by an unconverted person. 

Click here to go to an article that contains a charge and a lengthy defense. However, it does not agree with other views.  Note what is said ->

"Servetus was an outstanding physician and an aggressive Unitarian who denied the deity of Jesus. Upon arriving in Geneva he immediately sought to have Calvin removed from leadership thinking possibly he might replace him."   ???

Now check out another view here. This site reveals the damage, plus a divergent view based on facts.

This site is in commemoration of  Miguel Servetus   (Where is the proof of immorality worthy of death by being burned a live?)

In making a defense of Calvin's actions, and many do, one has to imply that "situation ethics" is acceptable for a man of God. The times he lived in, the conditions he ministered under, are all said to be justification for his actions and attitude.  This could be said in defense of any man of God who lived in perilous times, such as the prophets, the apostles and Jesus Himself, if any of them had done the things Calvin did. Yet if they had done such things the integrity of Christianity would have been destroyed. Can we say that Calvin's perverseness has not had a terrible effect on the integrity of Christianity?  

Christianity, or God's will, suffered a terrible blow because of what David did with Beth Sheba and also because of the waywardness of other individuals that have been looked back upon as being Christian greats. It seems that most Christians believe that having a weird, mistaken, doctrinal view is far worse then lying, murder, fornication and/or thievery.

2 Sam 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, ......... (KJV)


Rom 2:24 For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. (RSV)

Extremes Adhered To By Some Calvinists

It can be honestly thought that Calvinism leads to such views as are investigated in the following articles. It appears that such views are supported by both the writings of Calvin, and by his actions. Dr. Stanley seems to follow Calvin's views to their logical end, but this is very often denied, by other Calvinists.

.... a resurgence of interest in ultra-calvinism..   

"there are Christians who show no evidence of their Christianity as well"

believers who lose or abandon their faith will retain their salvation...

There is no such thing as preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is called Calvinism

Is God Honest?

What Do You Mean "Inability?"

Short Article On Calvinism, In General

Moral Government

 

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