List of Determinism-Busting Verses
Isaiah 30:1: “‘Woe to the rebellious children,’ declares the Lord, ‘Who execute a plan, but not Mine, and make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, in order to add sin to sin.’”
Isaiah 54:15: “‘If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.’”
Jeremiah 32:35: “‘They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.’”
Hosea 8:4: “‘They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off.’”
Zechariah 1:15: “‘But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster.’”
1st Corinthians 14:33: “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”
Galatians 5:7-8: “You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you.”
James 1:13: “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.”
1st John 2:16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.”
13 “‘Now your impurity is lewdness. Because I tried to cleanse you but you would not be cleansed from your impurity, you will not be clean again until my wrath against you has subsided.
14 “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.
Hosea 7:13: “Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely.”
Mat 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!
Not My plans. Not My assault. Not My command. Not My kings. Not My excess. Not My teaching. Not My persuasion. Not My temptation. Not My worldliness.
A Calvinist who says that God decreed “whatsoever comes to pass” would have to answer:
How could God deny these things? After all, according to His Secret Will….
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