Does regeneration precede faith?

Does regeneration precede faith? No sir. Never in scripture is faith seen as a gift. Salvation is the gift. This is where Calvinists misinterpret and therefore misunderstand Eph 2:7-9. Greek grammar shows clearly that the gift is salvation not faith. τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ τῆς πίστεως καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν θεοῦ τὸ […]

Romans 9:Calvinisms favourite text challenged.

Romans 9 Part 1: Paul’s Battering Ram Against Limiting Salvation By StriderMTB Introduction Lets begin with a multiple choice question. Is Romans 9 a theological explanation about: (A) God’s sovereign choice to limit salvation by unconditionally choosing to love some people enough for heaven, like Jacob, and damn other people out of hatred, like Esau. […]

Neither Calvinist Nor Arminians but Baptist

Neither Calvinists nor Arminians but Baptists September 2010 White Paper 36 Are You Calvinists or Arminians? There is a question that many professional theologians, pastors and students, as well as theologically-minded Christians in the local churches, are being asked these days: Are you Calvinists or Arminians? More specifically, in our case, are the authors who […]

Islam and Calvinism:an Uncomfortable Comparison

Islam and Calvinism:An Uncomfortable Comparison By Phil Congdon In a packed baseball stadium a few days after 9/11, a Christian minister stood to pray. The minister began: “We pray in the name of our God—the God of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam…” Ever since the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, politicians and […]

The Calvinist John Piper on Final Salvation by Works

The Calvinist John Piper on Final Salvation by Works   My personal comment is this Greeting Gal 1:1  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) Gal 1:2  And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Gal […]

Neither Calvinism nor Arminianism is Correct

Neither Calvinism nor Arminianism is Correct Articles,videos,books addressing the problems with both Niether Calvinism or Arminianism is correct Lordship Salvation-true Gospel or false Gospel? Soteriology 101 Dr Leighton Flowers :Refuting Calvinism Calvinism and Catching Clouds God desires ALL to be saved The Doctrine Of Free Will Lordship Salvation 10 reasons Lordship salvation is NOT Biblical […]

Another Gospel=Anathema=accursed Of God

Gal 1:6  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Gal 1:7  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. Gal 1:8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto […]

Calvinism,puts Born Again before Faith

Calvinism,puts Born Again before faith Could an “unbeliever” ever be “in Christ,” or are those two things technically what we call, “mutually exclusive”? Recall from the Bible that unbelievers remain condemned/judged (John 3:18), while those in Christ are redeemed. (Romans 8:1) Consider three relevant verses: • John 3:18: “He who believes in Him is not […]

100 Reasons Calvinism is Wrong

100 Reasons Calvinism is wrong Lighthouse Baptist Church Archived Sermons https://www.temi.com/editor/t/GDI_n5ioHHh6mSq1HOobgQCGZuOHMA0-YmQLp6RbaEVZKwecgYxtUQbDNLd5gMSwmTSB_FLzB-m95tMHb0PKYrniUII?loadFrom=SharedLink Trans script Of video 1Peter 3:15  but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks. It gives you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear tailored […]

Basic Reformed Theology Explained And Exposed

Basic Reformed Theology Explained And Exposed Basic Reformed Theology Explained and Exposed After spending fourteen years in Calvinism, Brenda Nickel realized that people needed a quick and organized way to understand the slick deception of Calvinism. She has compiled a clear and brief treatment of Calvinism’s major tenets to make it easy for anyone to […]

120 Contradictions from Calvinists

120 Contradictions from Calvin After spending fourteen years in Calvinism, Brenda Nickel realized that people needed a quick and organized way to understand the slick deception of Calvinism. She has compiled a clear and brief treatment of Calvinism’s major tenets to make it easy for anyone to grasp. Why Create This List? I’ve compiled this […]

Does God love everybody?

Does God love everybody Dr. Flowers interviews Dr. Jerry Walls, Ph.D., from Houston Baptist University, about his new book “Does God Love Everyone? The heart of what is wrong with Calvinism,” which can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Love-… . This podcast originally aired on 9/5/16 on iTunes and at Libsyn: http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/vie… Check out the latest blog […]

Why I’m not a Five point Calvinist : Dr Norman Geisler

Why I am not a 5 Point Calvinist Dr. Normal Geisler     Total depravity Uconditional election Limiited atonement Irrestible grace Preservation of the saints Why I am not a 5 Point Calvinist Dr. Normal Geisler Ephesians 2:1-5 Man is so totally depraved and he cannot even understand the gospel or receive the gospel. He […]

Free Will vs. “TULIP” (5-Point Calvinism Refuted)

Free Will vs. “TULIP” (5-Point Calvinism Refuted) FREE WILL VS. “TULIP” In the last sermon, I introduced the concept of ATHEISTIC or MATERIALIST DETERMINISM — … which is the philosophical view that ALL HUMAN WILL is ultimately fatalistically PRE-DETERMINED … … based on the notion that we are purely PHYSICAL or MATERIAL BEINGS … … […]

False Doctrines Of the “pope” of Geneva,John Calvin

False Doctrines of the “Pope” of Geneva Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance One must first study the man, John Calvin, in order to understand the theology that has come to be called Calvinism. Calvin was born July 10, 1509, in Picardy at Noyon, France, to devout Roman Catholic parents as […]

Not chosen to Salvation

NOT CHOSEN TO SALVATION An Answer to David Nettleton‟s Book “Chosen To Salvation” A VERSE-BY-VERSE EXAMINATION OF SCRIPTURE THAT EXPOSES THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION AND ILLUMINATES THE FREE WILL AND RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, […]

What a mess!

What a Mess! Calvinism… Arminianism… Hyper-Calvinism? By David J. Stewart | January 2006 What a Mess!  In the Calvinism vs. Hyper-Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate, who is correct?  Trying to study these different doctrines can be like riding a merry-go-round in circles.  It is fair to note that in the diversity of the Body of Christ, […]

2 good books addressing Calvinism and Arminianism

Both books can be read online,by clicking the links The Other Side of Calvinism Calvinism and the Baptists by Dr. Laurence M. Vance The following is from Dr. Laurence M. Vance’s excellent recently revised work entitled, “The Other Side of Calvinism.” This definitive work is a 800-page treatment of the theological system known as Calvinism. […]

Why I disagree with all 5 points of Calvinism

Why I Disagree With All 5 Points of Calvinism by Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) The term “Calvinism” is loosely used by some people who do not hold Calvin’s teaching on predestination and do not understand exactly what Calvin taught. Dr. Loraine Boettner in his book, “The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination” says, “The Calvinistic system especially […]

Calvinism-Irresistible Grace

Irresistible Grace Calvinism consists of theological doctrines which use words found in the Bible. However, Calvinism consistently redefines those words, takes them out of context, applies the doctrines inappropriately, exaggerates the meaning of the words to the extreme, or in some other way distorts the Word of God to match the theology written by John […]

Calvinism-Limited Atonement

Limited Atonement Calvinism consists of theological doctrines which use words found in the Bible. However, Calvinism consistently redefines those words, takes them out of context, applies the doctrines inappropriately, exaggerates the meaning of the words to the extreme, or in some other way distorts the Word of God to match the theology written by John […]

Calvinism

False Doctrines of the “Pope” of Geneva Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance One must first study the man, John Calvin, in order to understand the theology that has come to be called Calvinism. Calvin was born July 10, 1509, in Picardy at Noyon, France, to devout Roman Catholic parents as […]

WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE ELECTED, CHOSEN, AND PREDESTINATED – THE BIBLICAL TRUTH

  What It Means to Be “Elected” You are “elected” “THROUGH sanctification of the Spirit” and the application of Jesus’ blood on your soul. That does not happen before you get saved. That does not happen eons ago when you supposedly were the elect. This scripture says you become elect through these things, and this […]

The DIFFERENCE Between Assurance of Salvation and CALVINISM’S Perseverance of the Saints

The DIFFERENCE Between Assurance of Salvation and CALVINISM’S Perseverance of the Saints ⋆ Discerning the World by Deborah (Discerning the World) · Published 18 December, 2012 · Updated 1 September, 2018 The DIFFERENCE Between Assurance of Salvation (Once Saved, Always Saved) and CALVINISM’S Perseverance of the Saints (Once CHOSEN, Always CHOSEN) There is a BIG […]

Calvinism the greatest Delusion of all time

https://www.discerningtheworld.com/2014/02/27/calvinism-greatest-delusion/   Calvinism: The Greatest God-sent Delusion of all Time There is a way that seems right but the end thereof are the ways of death – TULIP I am deeply and sincerely convinced that Calvinism, also known as Reformed Theology, entrenched in the acronym T U L I P, is the best top-ranked and […]

Is Calvinism Biblical?

IS CALVINISM BIBLICAL? A BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF CALVINISM AND ITS TEACHINGS BY Cooper P. Abrams, III http://bible-truth.org/IsCalvinismBiblical.html (All rights reserved) CONTENTS Introduction 1 1. Chapter One – Introduction to Calvinism. 3 2. Chapter Two – What Does History Record of John Calvin’s Character? 6 3. Chapter Three – Atrocities for which John Calvin was Responsible. […]

OSAS And Arminianism

Here are some thoughts on arguments and questions relating to OSAS and Arminianism. Arminianism and The Double-Payment Question.   Does Arminianism Teach that salvation can be lost?   Is Arminianism are incompatible and inconsistent with OSAS (Once Saved, Always Saved)? Do Arminians deny God’s sovereignty? Does OSAS encourage spiritual laziness? Does God love somebody if […]

Links to good articles about Calvinism

https://www.alwaysbeready.com Chosen but Free “The Extent of the Atonement: Limited Atonement Versus Unlimited Atonement” by Ron Rhodes “Why My Conversations with Calvinists are Rarely Productive” by Roger Olson “Predestination, Foreknowledge, and Free Choice. Is it Really Free?” by John Ankerberg & Norman Geisler (short video on this also) “Free Will” by Dr. Norman Geisler “Election and […]

Calvinism & Arminianism:Myths And Realities

Arminianism: Myths and Realities Calvinists have Rigged the Game   Calvinism is Works-Based   Calvinism mocks Evangelism   Calvinists oppose the “Altar Call”   Calvinism ruins the Gospel Message   Calvinism ruins the Gospel’s Certainty   Calvinism denies the offer of the Gospel   Calvinism distorts the Gospel   Calvinism teaches a different Gospel   […]

What a Mess

What a Mess! Calvinism… Arminianism… Hyper-Calvinism? By David J. Stewart | January 2006 What a Mess!  In the Calvinism vs. Hyper-Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate, who is correct?  Trying to study these different doctrines can be like riding a merry-go-round in circles.  It is fair to note that in the diversity of the Body of Christ, […]

Arminianism

Arminianism Complied and edited by David J. Stewart Arminian Basics Arminianism was started by Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). He was born slightly before John Calvin died and was actually taught by Calvin’s son-in-law. He was a Calvinist until one day when forced to defend his beliefs and found that his opponent could more ably defend his […]

Why I disagree with ALL 5 points of Calvinism

Why I Disagree With All 5 Points of Calvinism by Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995)      The term “Calvinism” is loosely used by some people who do not hold Calvin’s teaching on predestination and do not understand exactly what Calvin taught. Dr. Loraine Boettner in his book, “The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination” says, “The Calvinistic system […]

Faith Preceeds Regeneration

Faith Precedes Regeneration There are two views of the ordo salutis regarding regeneration and faith. The purpose of this page is to evaluate the later reformed position represented by R.C. Sproul at “Regeneration Precedes Faith.” 1 By Daniel D. Musick, B.A., Wheaton College, 1973 M.A., Theology, Wheaton Graduate School, 1978   Sproul’s view of Regeneration […]

ROMANS 9 AND THE CALVINIST DOCTRINE OF REPROBATION

ROMANS 9 AND THE CALVINIST DOCTRINE OF REPROBATION by Eric Hankins, PhD Eric Hankins is pastor of First Baptist Fairhope in Fairhope, Alabama.ehankins@fbcfairhope.org Calvinist theologian Wayne Grudem defines reprobation as “the sovereign decision of God before creation to pass over some persons, in sorrow deciding not to save them, and to punish them for their […]