Now that I have picked apart the False Religion of Catholicism, it's time to pick apart Protestantism... That's right, I am not a Protestant. How shocking. I am a Christian. I do not believe in any of the Sects within Christianity, they are un-Biblical and un-Godly because they only divide us Christians. You could call me, "Non-Denominational Christian", but even that term I do not prefer. Just call me, Christian, for I am strictly a servant of Christ... There were no different Sects in the Bible.
We can consider Lukewarm Christians as nonbelievers because they believe in Christ but they don't believe in what God preaches throughout entire Bible... Giving up things of the world. Anyone who doesn't submit themselves unto the entire Word of God is an unbeliever. We must believe that every word of the Holy Bible is God breathed, every word is true and every word is to be obeyed. That's the definition of a believer...
John 3:16 ~ "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."
The full definition of believing in Jesus is not just believing He died but believing and obeying every word He said as truth. Because if you believe it is true then your actions will express that it is truth. Matthew 7:21, James 2:19 and Revelation 3:16. Not all professing Christians are Christians and not all professing Christians will go to Heaven.
There are over 33,000 different Sects within Christianity, I obviously cannot debunk them all or else this list would be too long to bear, but I will debunk Calvinism that contributed to the False Doctrine in these other Sects. Just be wary and know your Bible. Have discernment for False Prophets. I'm going to expose some of the known Protestant Sects within this Article... Starting with... Calvinism...
Calvinism is a system of false doctrine that is taught in most evangelical denominations. Much of these teachings are infused in other sects of Christianity so be aware. Also the Trinity is another false teaching, but I will debunk that in the next article. Along with Once Saved Always Saved Doctrine. Now let's begin...
T - Total hereditary depravity
Calvinism teaches that Total Hereditary Depravity is that babies inherit the sin of Adam and are totally depraved and therefore unable to respond to the Gospel message of Christ. God has always been a God who provides choices... Gives us Free Will all the way back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden...Genesis 3:22
Deuteronomy 30:19 - "...I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live."
Genesis 3:22 reveals that, after Adam and Eve sinned, they knew both good and evil. Deuteronomy 30:19 indicates that mankind still had the ability to choose either life or death. This proves one thing: even though mankind is considered spiritually depraved, this doesn't necessarily mean that we are so depraved that we cannot make the right choice to be Saved.
According to Calvinism, mankind's spiritual downfall from Adam prevents everyone and anyone from making the proper choice regarding salvation. They believe that it is impossible for us to come to God on our own. That God chose us before the foundation of the Earth. But if man was totally incapable of making the correct decision to choose life, why would God say to choose? Because we are to CHOOSE the path we walk. The broad path or narrow path. Matthew 7:13-14.
Lord Jesus has installed a conscience in every single one of us. Written His Law on our hearts. Romans 2:15. Based on our consciences, we make the choice. Since God has foreknowledge, He just happens to know the decisions we will make before we make them. Yes, we have a "Sin Nature" because Adam didn't deny Satan's temptation... But that doesn't mean we still are so depraved that we cannot deny temptation today. We can. Yes, the temptation will always be there because of Adam's sin, but you can choose to deny your own temptation.
U - Unconditional election (or Predestination)
Which states, "God had a master list of those who will be saved and those who will go to hell before creation in Genesis 1:1. The list is unchangeable."
The false doctrine of "Predestination" was first introduced by John Calvin in the 1500's AD. "Predestination" is a false doctrine of Satan which teaches that God has already arbitrarily chosen those He is going to save, even before they are born and everyone else is going to be lost. Hellfire. It says that God predestined the salvation or damnation of every person without any regard to the good or evil one may do, and that there is nothing a person can do that has any bearing at all on his salvation. This plainly contradicts what the Bible says.
2 Peter 3:9 - "The Lord…is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance"
God wants all people to be saved and does not predestine anyone to be saved or lost. The only thing that God has predestined or predetermined is to save those who are obedient to His commands (Hebrews 5:9) and to punish those who are disobedient (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). "Predestination" accuses God of being partial and showing favoritism. Which is a lie. (Acts 10:34-35).
Predestination makes every command, every warning, and every admonition of God useless. With Predestination there is no reason to try to teach anyone the Gospel of Christ if He has already arbitrarily decided who is going to be saved and who is going to be lost. This makes no sense at all. What is the point?
Mark 16:15 - "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature"
God's offer of salvation is available to EVERYONE, but each must choose whether they will accept it or reject it. God desires EVERYONE to be saved. (1 Timothy 2:4), not just some to be saved. This doctrine falsely teaches that Christ died only for those He elected to save, but the Bible says Christ died for EVERYONE. (Hebrews 2:9, 1 John 2:2) Died for the WHOLE world. The false doctrine of Predestination obviously contradicts what God says in the Bible and must be rejected if one really wants to be saved and go to Heaven, otherwise they will end up in the eternal torments of Hell, being arrogant and perishing for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6.)
L - Limited atonement
"Christ did not die for all men but only those on the 'saved list'."
This is a confused position on Limited Atonement, the L in T.U.L.I.P. The Biblical definition of Limited Atonement is as follows... John 3:16... Which I'm sure even you Non-Believers recognize this cliche verse. Also...
1 John 3:23 - "And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment."
Proverbs 8:13 - "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate."
The fear of the Lord man's hatred of sin, to be in agreement with God. Which is a choice to be in agreement. A choice to fear The Lord.
Proverbs 1:29 - "For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:"
The Bible's definition of Limited Atonement is that Jesus died for EVERYONE, but only few would willing to come to choose to Repent of their sin and have the Fear of The Lord upon them, i.e. To hate evil as we just learned. God for knew who these people will be, who will have the wisdom of the Fear of The Lord. The fear of The Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10).
Romans 5:11 is clear... "And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement." And Romans 6 teaches us how Christians are to live their lives, repentance of sin. Hating sin.
Calvinism's definition on Limited Atonement teaches that Christ died only for those that He unconditionally or arbitrarily elected before the foundation of the world.
Um... 2 Peter 3:9 - "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."
Emphasis on the ALL. God loves each and every one of us in spite of our sins, but we have to show hatred for our sin, we have to honestly repent, try and live a sinless life. Deny yourself and pick up your cross daily. (Matthew 10:38).
Exodus 2:11-12 reveals that Moses murdered a man. And King David, who God described as a man after His own heart, slept with another man's wife and, when Bathsheba became pregnant as a result of their affair, David sent her husband Uriah to the front lines in battle, and Uriah was killed. So, David married Bathsheba. Both Moses and David were sinners. Many prophets... But... God knew their hearts. He knew that deep down in their hearts, they feared Him...
How many of us would love to be like any of the Prophets or Apostles? But our sins convict us, and we feel unworthy and sorry. If anyone feels unworthy and conviction in their sin, that's a good thing because they fear God. They have hatred for sin. They have humility. These... Are kind of people that God is looking for.
This is all a choice, yes, it is hard not to sin, but having hatred for sin is a whole different thing... Having repentance and striving after righteousness is choice that YOU make... Jesus died to cover the unavoidable sins that we do, but you are the one who has to show your gratitude by having Fear of The Lord... It is an easy choice... Eternal Salvation of Eternal Damnation...
Calvinism doesn't believe that men are capable of making the right spiritual choices. This is because they deny what the Bible teaches, that God has given mankind free will. This is why Calvinism's positions on Unconditional Election, Irresistible Grace, Total Depravity and Limited Atonement absolutely insult God's design. He gives us the choice and is continually trying to save us by reaching out to every single man, woman and child in hope that they make the decision to fear Him and have a relationship with Him.
I - Irresistible grace
Calvinism's view on Irresistible Grace... They believe that God regenerates and spiritually draws to His Son only those who He arbitrarily chose, or unconditionally elected before the foundation of the world.
They make God sound like rapist... Who sees a pretty girl he wants and drags her off, giving her no choice at all.
According to the Bible, Calvinism's claim that a person's spiritual regeneration takes place before faith in Christ is wrong... Proven so by...
Titus 3:4-6 - "But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior."
This passage teaches that one's faith in Jesus as Savior is how to receive the Holy Ghost, and it is He who does the regenerating. So, man's regeneration comes after confessing Christ, not before!
P - Perseverance of the saints
In Calvinism's belief Perseverance of the saints is that a child of God once saved, cannot be lost.
Obviously... This one is self-explanatory... Just look around at the Pastors turned Atheist... "But they were never elected and destined to be saved". As we already learned, God wants ALL of us and even if we are Christian and then go through a de-conversion, doesn't mean we are still always saved... People always have a choice, they can choose to stop hating sin and stop obeying the commandments at any time in their faith.
Next time... Mormonism and Jehovah's Witness Debunked... Stayed tuned.