Have you ever noticed that Calvinists ever since the reformation usually refer to the RCC as “papists” especially when denouncing them? John G. Hello Everyone I’m not saying “I am of Calvin” in the Corinthian sense. Although Spurgeon claimed to be a Calvinist, it appears that Spurgeon did NOT fully understand the doctrine of “unconditional election” as taught by John Calvin. Praise The Lord! 10/. Berean Call Promoting - Not Only Calvinism But Now - The Terrible Lordship "Salvation" of Ray Comfort! Thank you Jack for the information & for ALL you do on your blog! He blasphemes the character of God. I submit that those who make this claim have read only short isolated clips of what Calvin wrote. Hello Jim I sincerely believe that Spurgeon didn't quite fully understand Calvin's teachings. This is a good article for anyone to refresh themselves on the main crux of Calvin’s confusing theological stance which blossomed from his idolization of Augustine. Well said. Calvin took and inflated too his 4. For example, Calvin himself had nothing to do with the formal five points of Calvinism, and in reading Calvin over the years, I am convinced he would not have been a good Calvinist. Same ‘supreme magisterium’ who with his council made it heresy to speak against those same Institutes (similarly to the RC church who holds words of men equal to the Word of God). That all may believe or reject the gospel. Or,  Did Calvin (or Anyone Else in the Early Modern Era) Plant the ‘TULIP’?”. The “Five Points of Calvinism” are often referred to in discussions of Calvinism and whether or not one is a Calvinist. The Satanic Lie of Lordship Salvation is Rooted in Calvinism. In fact, if John Calvin never existed I would still be a Calvinist (except it wouldn’t be called “Calvinism”). Based on that definition, I replied, “No, I am not a Calvinist.” Four months later, I was installed as their pastor. Secure Forever! Die Selbstbezeichnung als „reformierte Kirchen“ verdeutlicht, dass diese Kirchen sich nicht als Neugründung einer Person des 16. No hyper-Calvinist would preach with a missionary zeal as was consistently evident in the preaching ministry of Calvin. Surely God’s character is greater maligned by the latter teachings than the former? I am NOT an Arminian or a Calvinist, nor a Lutheran, I am a born-again Christian! ( Log Out /  Levi, it’s my understanding that there are Christians who say they reject Calvinism, yet adhere to election (or is it only that the Holy Spirit must first regenerate a soul that he may believe in the first place [and is there a difference?]?). 11). Thank you for reminding me that of myself, ‘I can’t’, but through Jesus, I can! Did I miss mass…I, I, I, I, Did I do enough good to cover such and such a sin….I,I, I, I,….Never Christ! Calvinism does not teach assurance of salvation. Today is the anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, and so I decided to take the advice of co-contributors Jordan Ballor and Eric Parker and read Richard Muller’s “Was Calvin a Calvinist? John G. Be sure to check out Dr. Tom Cucuzza’s new article at ExP, “3 Reasons Why The Gospel of Grace is the True Gospel”, http://www.expreacherman.com/2013/02/15/3-reasons-why-the-gospel-of-grace-is-the-true-gospel/. This is the bible teaching; it is also the teaching of Calvinism. He had signed the Lutheran Augsburg Confession in 1540, but his importance came from the Swiss Reformation. They quote them often times more frequently than the Word. Calvin's writings impressed Guillaume Farel, the Reformer of Geneva, Switzerland so much that Farel pressed Calvin to come and help the Genevan reform. 2 Cor4:4. “Moderate” Calvinists. I liken Calvinism’s view of salvation to “trust but verify”. The failure of men to respond by faith in Jesus Christ has nothing to do with their failure to receive a divine infusion of some ethereal empowering substance.” [2], 1. http://www.cleargospel.org/topics.php?t_id=19&c_id=51 Sounds about right for Calvinists I’m sorry to say. Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice set down by John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.. Calvinists broke from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. I wonder why Calvin and some of the other “reformers” are so revered? Sadly Johninnc in my experience they seem determined to preach Calvin and him crucified. This could be punishable by death. PhilR, I agree – when you hear the term “papists” from Calvinists or other non-RCC works “salvationists,” it is generally used in a derogatory fashion. Next, on the term “Calvinist” and its polemical use as a sign of the rift in evangelical consensus: Calvin himself viewed the term Calvinist as an insult and thought of his own theology as an expression of catholic truth. . His message at the 2011 Grace Conference was very powerful and memorable. Men and women who never share Christ and Him crucified without their wisdom of words and excellency of speech. We have the popes of Lordship Salvation, like John MacArthur and Billy Graham keeping most Protestants, evangelical or otherwise, under the bondage of the law and works. But even worse, he has several “turn from sin for salvation” messages. May I shed some thoughts on your question. Which leaves Biblicism. There was a few Calvinist gentlemen who worked there alongside with me. If one does not believe in the Word of God, he does not believe in Jesus — but it is possible for someone to believe that Jesus is God and that He paid the full penalty for his sins on the cross. Participated at major events in France (Poissy) and corresponded with key leaders e.g. © 2017–2020 The Calvinist International. His standard pattern of writing throughout his commentaries is, when confronted with a Bible text that unmistakably declares that Christ died for the sins of ALL the world and, further, when the Bible explains the Gospel message of God’s Free Grace salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, Calvin initially states what the text says plainly (Free Grace); HOWEVER, he quickly filters the text through his preconceived skewed theological construct, restating, contradicting and denying what the text of the Bible clearly declares. Why I am not a Hyper-Calvinist On a web-site run by a Brother Galyon, my name has been repeatedly dropped in association with alleged Hyper-Calvinists. 23:37). Only a Calvinist in denial would call, "The Minutes Book of the Geneva City Council, 1541-59 (translated by Stefan Zweig, Erasmus: The Right to Heresy" a lame source!Calvin left France because of widespread deadly violence only to go to Geneva with his buddy William Farel only to get thrown out by governing council of the city. Helm demonstrates conclusively that Kendall has misinterpreted Calvin’s successors. But there was something in his comparison of the new and old that he missed: ecclesiology. That is the Biblicistic Position! They are taught against the Gospel, so they run to works, endurance, perseverance, and then their understanding of justification is that it is an ongoing, life-long, never satisfied climb up the ladder of works, works, works. If I trust Him for salvation then I trust in Him for salvation without having to constantly check my works legalistically to see if the proof is there that I am one of the elect in Christ. Some say that John Calvin was not a Calvinist. If he was he would not have endorsed the burning of Servetus at the stake for disagreeing with him doctrinally (October 27, 1553). Was my faith REAL? WRONG. What is just as dangerous as believing the whole “tulip” theology is also when a just few parts may be believed by many churches. I have read a lot of Stanford’s papers. ''We’ve been over this, Matt. The reason I bring up the store is this. 1. Ask them to share the gospel. The rich bourgeoisie of Geneva wanted to break with Rome for financial reasons and declared the city Protestant, but they had inadequate church leadership. He made this powerful statement: If the gospel be not preached, Jesus Christ is, as it were, buried. That's a false accusation big guy! The emperor does not have on clothes, contrary to the illusion of intellectualism and systematic theology, perfumed by the stench of men’s wisdom and excellency of speech, fastened up neatly by their ten cent theological terms (buttons), sewn together by their bare thread proof texts. All I see that they did was take the smoke and ceremony out, indulgences, the priesthood, and remove the so called apostolic authority of Rome. They spend the whole time acting like what you say “is” Calvinism yet out the other side of their mouth they say you are in error. This Bible Study video, by Missionary Evangelist Robert Breaker, shows why he personally is not a Calvinist. Dr. Phil Stringer, “Was John Calvin a Calvinist?” Grace Leadership Conference, 2011, Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church, Lake Zurich, IL. It has been quite well documented that the terms Calvinism and Calvinist arose among opponents of Calvin, notably among Lutheran critics of Calvin’s work on the doctrine of the Lord’s supper, and the beginning of the usage marks not a distinct tradition flowing from Calvin but the identification of a rift among the reformers who had initially understood themselves as “evangelical” and only after the middle of the sixteenth century began consciously to separated themselves into distinct confessional groups, namely Lutheran and Reformed….Later theologians in the tradition of which Calvin was a part typically identified themselves as Reformed Catholics, members and teachers in the reformed and therefore true Catholic Church, as distinct from the un-reformed Roman branch of the catholic or universal church. Look at what and who we have today. This is in response to Jimfloyd12 who asks about NeoCalvinism or New Calvinism.. However, Brother Galyon has now produced a list of what he considers Hyper-Calvinism and I find I disagree with every point. One of these men was a 'greeter'. Other Calvinists think that man has a free will to believe in Jesus as Savior, but that he loses that free will once he becomes a believer. The reason it is useless is it is exactly what God has done, and we see that even in the story of the flood. Secure Forever! They say one is saved by grace alone thru faith alone, but in reality they believe one is saved by faith plus works. As a Catholic it is always “Have I said enough Hail Mary’s, did I go to confession? And, for so-called good measure, he throws in a bit of humanistic philosophy into the mix. . 6. He chose eight and left the others to be destroyed. As I’ve said before, I don’t come from a reformed background at all, so my knowledge of Calvinism and all its facets is very crude Yet, these seeming inconsistencies dredge up all kinds of questions in me. When so much grace was shown to us. Calvinisten, die Anhänger des Genfer Reformators Johannes Calvin, eigentlich Jean Cauvin (*1509, †1564). I felt like I was there, walking over the slopes to tend the garden with Nan. There is no difference in Calvinists & New or Neo Calvinist except the Neo/New Calvinists are just more adament, agressive, & obnoxious. Dr. Stringer, yes, I agree that he is a wonderful Grace teacher. Whenever this certain man would want to describe a 'hyper' Calvinist, he would say, "That man is more Calvin than Calvin." Dr. Brown lays out the basic reasons why he is not a Calvinist. Finally, if there were any doubt left in anyone’s mind about where Calvin stood on what is known today as, “Calvinism,” look at this main title in Calvin’s “Institutes” section dealing with the subject of predestination. Onions were scarce, and precious for adding flavour to the rabbit pot. Here are some things that these people don’t get: That regeneration does not precede faith. They were warned about taking the shallots, a type of onion, to add to their rations. If they were to say for example address a crowd of say 300 and preach the Gospel, strictly speaking they would be lying if they told them that God loves each and every one of them. Calvin unmistakably declares the Calvinist teaching of perseverance, the “P” of the Calvinist TULIP. I read this tract once where the author of the tract was going to set the record straight, that the Reformers were actually not preaching that a person could simply believe in Christ and be eternally saved. In recent years, there has been a growing trend in Christianity for people to claim that John Calvin, the founder of modern Calvinism, did not really believe or teach what is being taught by Calvinists today. James 2:17 KJV: “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” Calvin remarks, “He [James] says that faith is dead, being by itself, that is, when destitute of good works. Spread. How would a Calvinist know that he/she is “elected” unless they endure to the end. Perhaps the theological seminaries that they have spawned could be called “reform schools.” . Phil, I agree completely about the reformation. I’d like to reblog this. The plain meaning of the term ‘lest they believe,’ demands that those who are lost have the actual capacity to believe on Christ without some magical infusion of ‘sovereign grace’ or ‘irresistible grace.’ The fact that not all men respond to Christ is evidence that they are endowed with a free will to resist the drawing of the Father, and to reject the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit, thereby calling the Holy Spirit a liar. Calvin did not understand Jesus’ taking away the ‘sin of the world’ in any limited way. faith equals works It’s looking to me. Some “moderate” Calvinists also deny that their concept of Calvinism teaches Lordship “Salvation.” Some also deny that Calvin taught Lordship “Salvation.” A Grace Oasis; a fellowship of believers in eternal salvation by Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. &… He was explaining how of course God created evil and designed Satan to do these evil things, and he had a way of taking people through the tunnel that led to his obvious conclusion…. They believe the earth is round. A lot of the Catholic ideas in penance, penitent, etc., along with Islam and the idea of election and lack of free will. Most from this category would object to “limited atonement,” (the “L” of TULIP) the Calvinist false, unbiblical teaching that Christ died only for the elect. Phil, I was wondering, did they really take away the priesthood and so-called apostolic authority? But they are just saying the same thing as the Catholic church who has always insisted salvation is by faith and good works. Folks such as this love to answer Calvinists by saying, “Well, even Calvin himself didn’t believe what you teach.” Frankly, it is an impossible stretch to demonstrate that Calvin taught Free Grace theology. “Calvinism as a name for the Reformed tradition. It does not mean that a person cannot resist God’s will. Der Begriff „Calvinismus“ wurde 1552 von dem Gnesiolutheraner Joachim Westphal geprägt. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Can you be saved and not believe the inerrancy of the Bible, or certain things the Bible teaches, or any combination of the two? . Calvin did not understand Jesus’ taking away the ‘sin of the world’ in any limited way. All were guilty of unrighteousness and needed to be reconciled to God through Christ’s death for all. 1 John 2:2 KJV: “And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” Calvin’s response: “Here a question may be raised, how have the sins of the whole world been expiated? Then under the word all or whole, he does not include the reprobate, but designates those who should believe as well as those who were then scattered through various parts of the world.” Once again, Calvin denies the simple straightforward message of 1 John 2:2, while pushing his own theological platform of limited atonement. There are one or two points of Calvinism which John Calvin is less than clear about in his writings. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Calvin’s response: once again, Calvin makes an initial affirmation of what the verse plainly states, but he quickly denies his affirmation with the following statement, “But it may be asked, If God wishes none to perish, why is it that so many do perish? I have since repented of this thinking. Question 15: You have a friend who's not saved. . Both are absurd positions that remove human responsibility. So true. So to answer your question, it means that what Jesus does for us in his life death and resurrection is not only necessary but completely sufficient to save us. “Calvinism as the approach of Calvin’s followers”; 3. The Calvinists would have us believe that it is God who blinds the minds of the unbelievers and not Satan. The ironic part of this passage in 2 Peter 2, is that it decimates Limited Atonement although they refuse to admit that Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, even the false prophets that they are…. “New” Calvinists. Rare… I pray some Calvinists might consider where their treasure is (Matt 6:21). ..In Calvinism it is pulling apart that trust in Christ alone to save. I can be in a Calvinist group for a day, and I will hear everything from the WCF, to the Dordrecht confession (synod held by the Dutch reformed), to this or that Church Father, a little history on Zwingli or Knox, Luther, Augustine, Calvin, might have a little Toplady or Pink thrown in, stir it around with some Boettner, MacArthur and Sproul. What do Calvinism and Catholicism have in common? 3. It hoisted their flowers and pods off the ground preventing them from being spoiled and trampled underfoot. . I haven’t misrepresented Calvinism. People then speak evil of the way of truth because of these people. As Calvin would not grant the Mass to be a sacrifice, nor the ministers of the Lord's Supper to be priests, that conception of the Church which history traces back to the earliest Apostolic times underwent a corresponding change. Predestination was not so much the basis for Calvinist politics; God's Law served that function. " John Calvin: What is Calvinism: It is a series of theological beliefs first promoted by John Calvin (1509-1564), one of the leaders of the Protestant reformation. But 2 Cor 4, says Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelievers. The points therefore function as a summary of the differences between Calvinism and Arminianism, but not as a complete summation of Calvin's writings or of the theology of the Reformed churches in general. & Israel are for me correct. Notes on Calvin and Calvinism: Was John Calvin Really a Calvinist? Feel free to reblog the article and reformat it if you need to. I praise God that He delivered you from a “gospel” of works through the gospel of grace. Finally, on broad continuities in the Reformed tradition: In other words: no patron saints, folks. It makes for a vicious cycle at least. Kenneth….I agree…… a lack of grace in the period of grace. . Some Calvinists think that God chooses who will, and who will not be saved. Philip. John G. Thanks, JohnG. The title itself leaves no doubt on Calvin’s position: “Of the Eternal Election by Which God has Predestined Some to Salvation and Others Predestination in Hell.” This title and statement of his position, declares Calvin to be, not only a Calvinist, but a HYPERCALVINIST! John 3:16 KJV: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Calvin’s response: Calvin begins by acknowledging the clear meaning of the verse, but then quickly reverses his position: Calvin: “Let us remember, on the other hand, that while life is promised universally to all who believe in Christ, still faith is not common to all. Mr. Coyne’s critique of free will, far from being based on scientific “fact,” betrays how his hostility toward religion distorts his judgment. John Calvin was not only a man with a passion for preaching the Bible, he was also a zealous hearted, missions focused preacher. You have beautiful feet, Sue (Isa 52:7, Rom 10:15)! secret will of god Thanks Bruce. Ironically, if being a Calvinist today is defined by allegience to the T.U.L.I.P, then even John Calvin was not a 'Calvinist' as such, because Predestination was not the central doctrine for Calvin. Heb. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. It’s a shame what the enemy does to people that fall for the lie of calvinism. However, I do not find myself as sanguine about the new Calvinism. Yes, it is indeed sad how people’s minds get blinded by Satan through this perverted “gospel” of Calvinism. So, regarding Jack’s SoF, I rejoice with you for its purity and simplicity. I believe Ron Shea best articulates the role of the Holy Spirit in relation to man’s free will, and that this view is the most harmonious with the [KJV] scriptures and the character of our God described therein: “We observe from church history that the corruption of “grace” into an ethereal vitalizing substance, though often starting with the seemingly ‘innocuous’ view that ‘grace’ vitalizes the lost sinner to belief in Christ, deteriorates, almost inevitably, to the belief that the effects of grace, being sovereign or irresistible, will ultimately empower man to ‘repent of his sins,’ to perform certain acts of righteousness, and/or to ‘persevere to the end’ in faith and good works. Why would Jesus do and act differently and not have compassion on the so called “non elect?” Holly, I agree with everything you said about Calvinism. Lastly, one could remark on how atrociously you have quoted Calvin out of context in nearly every instance which you’ve cited, or how you haven’t provided accurate references for some of your citations. As Dr. Stringer put it so aptly, “Even a child can understand that all means ALL.” Later. How? This is expressed well by Bruce McCormack: I, for one, enjoyed your poetic excursion. Like Bruce said, Sue, I didn’t have to “bear” with your writing either; it was a gift from your heart. Commonly cited as "the last great newspaper comic", Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence, and academic and philosophical interest. “We reject the doctrine of ‘sovereign grace,’ that God infuses in certain elect persons some divine empowering substance that will ‘irresistibly’ impel them to faith in Christ, and that apart from this infusion, men are incapable of faith. How can that be so if God made the person unable to believe? Calvinism is a denomination of Protestantism that adheres to the theological traditions and teachings of John Calvin and other preachers of the Reformation-era. Calvinists just happen to believe you can’t believe on your own. If the calvinist Jesus did not die for your sins, then you are not going to heaven, and that’s final! It seems their writings are considered by their adherents to be divinely inspired. Why Calvin Was a Calvinist. 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”, “It would be an easy mistake because the gaudy and stately tulips grew from a bulb that looked similar to the shallot, except they were deadly poisonous.”. They welcomed Calvin up to the point where he started actual reforms to match his theology. Well, I ended up throwing the tract away thinking this person is really lying about the Reformers and distorting their proclamation that we are justified by faith alone, or he was just trying to promote his own legalistic salvation beliefs. And the drawing of men to faith Christ is an act of the personal Triune God, not a product of an impersonal Aristotelian substance.” [1], “The fact that all men, even those dead in their sins, have the capacity to believe, is evidenced by the activity of Satan, who ‘has blinded the minds of them which believe not,’ and ‘takes the Word out of their heart’ . I'm not angry. Baptism, for him, did not effectually save anyone. That the sun will rise tomorrow. As for the ‘nay sayers’, it is heartening and certainly encouraging to see so many Biblically sound replies. I was looking forward to reading: "Why I am Not a Calvinist" because I've been studying the Arminian vs. Calvinist debate. Not only does Calvinism make God to be an arbitrary Savior, but it necessarily implies that God was motivated by glory rather than love. Holly, I saw a recent article from another guy from Moody linked to the “Real Clear Religion” site. ( Log Out /  And after a life of that kind of unceasing stress and fear, they still have nothing to grasp onto. And all it becomes is one big muddied pot of minds corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Cor 11:3-4). Only a Calvinist in denial would call, " The Minutes Book of the Geneva City Council, 1541-59 (translated by Stefan Zweig, Erasmus: The Right to Heresy" a lame source! These things. They claim that Calvin did not teach double predestination. The false doctrine of progressive justification is absolutely essential as a doctrine if the person holds the view that he “can’t” believe in Jesus for salvation. Hello Everyone 9/. Or,  Did Calvin (or Anyone Else in the Early Modern Era) Plant the ‘TULIP’?”. Dr Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian, philosopher and politician. That He paid the penalty for our sins,so that we do not have to pay for our own sins which is eternal separation from God in hell. It is clear that your only aim here is to build up a facade of what you think Calvinism is (rather than do the research to actually discover all that it stands for) and lob proof-texts at it. John not quite Calvin, is a Calvinist Blog where I discuss some big issues hitting the church today, share encouragement from the Word of God, and hopefully have some fun doing it. So they keep working, enduring, persevering, all the while attempting an end-run right around the Gospel itself, attempting an end-run right around believing in Jesus for salvation and knowing they’re saved by faith in Jesus. It was full tilt “turn from sins” and “forsake your sins” for salvation. The statement may be fleshed out, Spurgeon and Calvinism. Here are a few passages to whet your appetite. 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