1. Nathan

    I’m glad you called Calvinism, “another gospel.” That is exactly what it is. And that makes it heresy

  2. Steven Strickland (Ship In A Storm)

    I love the discernment that Lighthouse Trails has shared over the years on the New Age, Catholicism, Calvinism, Emergent Church, Contemplative, etc. Truely the “leaven is in the lump” (Matthew 13:33) and discernment is needed more than ever. I remember a Dr. J. Vernon McGee (Thru The Bible) teaching where he said (perhaps with tongue in cheek) that
    Matthew 13:33 was the most important verse in the Bible. Yesterday, I attended an adult Sunday School class on the Matthew 13 mystery parables where I was told the leaven was the gospel going into the world, the mustard tree was the true church growing to great heights evangelizing the world, the man seeking the treasure and the pearl was the lost sinner “buying” Christ and salvation by “giving up all ” (Lordship salvation). I mentioned the alternative understanding of these verses with scriptural backup and was soundly rebuked :>) Thats okay, I’ve been through this in other churches many times before. The teacher was referencing off of the bottom of page notes of the John Macarthur Study Bible (Calvinism) and the pastor’s wife off of the notes in her study Bible. Yes, we “wrestle not against flesh and blood…” (Ephesians 6:12).

  3. Sharon

    Great article!! I was heavily involved in a Calvinist church for a long time, until God started revealing the plain truth to me and my mother at the same time. It’s almost like a secret society where you are made to feel inferior if you question or don’t understand their arguments, or made to feel enlightened and validated when you parrot back their viewpoint. One of the verses I now cling to is 2 Peter 3:9, which says, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promises, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” I have watched a Calvinist do some very interesting verbal gymnastics around that one. But it is plain, simple and clear as day that God gives “all” an opportunity to repent and come to Him through Jesus Christ! I also question why God would bother to call all to repentance in so many places in the Bible, if the choice was NOT ours to make.
    If you are a Calvinist and have read this far, before you reject this and defend Calvin, please pray for discernment. 1 Corinthians 1:27-30
    I thank God for you, Lighthouse Trails.

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