EXAMINING CALVINISM in the LIGHT of God's WORD

Examining Calvinism

in the LIGHT

of the

WHOLE WORD of God


The teachings of Calvinism or Reformed Theology involve what is commonly referred to as the five points of Calvinism, which is represented by the acronym T.U.L.I.P.

The "T." in TULIP stands for TOTAL DEPRAVITY or sometimes known as TOTAL INABILITY, which basically states that EVERY human being is so TOTALLY DEPRAVED that they are therefore rendered TOTALLY UNABLE to understand the gospel enough to BELIEVE the word of TRUTH in order to be SAVED, UNTIL they are FIRST born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit of Almighty God.

In other words, this doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY teaches that the ELECT ones, who according to Calvinism, were chosen or elected BEFORE the foundation of the earth to be saved, but because of the original sin of Adam even the elect are BORN as sinners and with a sinful nature and therefore  even the ELECT along with the rest of mankind are so TOTALLY depraved and render so totally unable to understand the gospel enough to be saved that they must FIRST be REGENERATED or born again by the Holy Spirit BEFORE they can UNDERSTAND the word of God enough to be SAVED. The ELECT or the CHOSEN ONES will be explained when we look at the letter the next letter in the acronym T.U.L.I.P.


The "U." in the acronym TULIP stands for UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION, which basically states that from BEFORE the foundation of the world Almighty God CHOSE certain select individuals to be SAVED based upon NOTHING that these particular individuals have or have not done, while at the same time Almighty God also chose that the remainder of mankind were to be vessels of destruction to be cast into the lake of fire at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus based upon absolutely NOTHING that they have done or have not done.

In other words, this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL election, which is taught by Calvinism and Reformed Theology teaches states that each and ever person is PREDESTINED to EITHER be SAVED, OR each individual person is PREDESTINED to be cast into the lake of fire in the end and there is NOTHING that any of mankind can do to CHANGE their PREDESTINED state, because according to Calvinism it has ALREADY been CHOSEN by Almighty God from BEFORE the foundation of the world.

So then, according to Calvinism your are either chosen to be saved or you are chosen to be lost and there is NOTHING you can do to CHANGE your predestination. And ONLY Almighty God himself knows whom he has chosen to be saved based on NOTHING that person has done or will do.

Thus the term UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION, which according to Calvinism and Reformed Theology is where Almighty God has ALREADY UNCONDITIONALLY ELECTED or has UNCONDITIONALLY CHOSEN certain select individuals from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be SAVED based upon NOTHING that these certain select individuals have or have not done, and will or will not do during their lifetime. In other words, according to Calvinism you MAY be one of the ELECT or you may NOT be one of the ELECT, only Almighty God himself knows for SURE.

This doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION also teaches that Almighty God will EFFECTUALLY CALL his ELECT whom he has chosen, according to Calvinism, from BEFORE the foundation of the world with an IRRESISTIBLE GRACE whereby each and every one of his ELECT or CHOSEN ONES will without fail be saved and NONE of these ELECT can or ever will lose their salvation, because they were CHOSEN from the foundation of the world to be saved.


The "L." in T.U.L.I.P stands for LIMITED ATONEMENT which basically states that the ATONEMENT that Jesus made was ONLY for the ELECT whom Almighty God has CHOSEN and PREDESTINED to be SAVED from BEFORE the foundation of the world.

In other words, according to this doctrine of LIMITED ATONEMENT of Jesus, as taught by Calvinism and Reformed Theology, teaches that Jesus did NOT die for the sins of EVERY ONE in the WHOLE world, but rather Jesus died ONLY for the sins of the ELECT.

Again these doctrines of Calvinism and doctrines of Reformed Theology also teach that Almighty God will EFFECTUALLY CALL or with a SPECIAL GRACE God will CALL or DRAW his ELECT whom he has chosen from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved, which is called an IRRESISTIBLE GRACE whereby each and every one of his ELECT or CHOSEN ONES will without fail be SAVED and NONE of the ELECT will be able to RESIST God's effectual call to the point of not answering his call eventually and therefore will without fail be saved.

Also this doctrine of this special irresistible grace teaches that absolutely NONE of these ELECT can or ever will lose their salvation, because they were CHOSEN from the foundation of the world to be saved. In other words, God's effectual or special grace remains IRRESISTIBLE throughout the life of the ELECT or the specifically selected individuals to ensure their salvation no matter what. In other words, Calvinism and Reformed Theology believe and teach the doctrine of O.S.A.S., which stands for once saved always saved sometimes called the doctrine of eternal security.


This brings us to the "I" in TULIP, which stands for the doctrine of IRRESISTIBLE GRACE. Now this doctrine of IRRESISTIBLE grace basically states that Almighty God will DRAW his ELECT to himself with a GRACE that is IRRESISTIBLE, which does not mean that the ELECT CANNOT resist his drawing at times in their life, but in the end NONE of the ELECT, who according to Calvinism are CHOSEN to be SAVED from the foundation of the world, will not be able to resist God's grace to the point of not obtaining their SALVATION, because they were PREDESTINED to be saved from BEFORE the foundation of the world according to the doctrine of unconditional election. Again this also means that throughout the life of each and every one of these ELECT individuals that this IRRESISTIBLE GRACE remains in effect to KEEP the ELECT from ever LOSING their salvation. And again this does not mean that the ELECT cannot backslide or fall back into sin, but means that in the end ALL of the ELECT will without fail be saved no matter what.


And finally the "P" in T.U.L.I.P. stands for PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS, which basically states that once an ELECT person comes to the Lord Jesus Christ to RECEIVE their SALVATION, then Almighty God will KEEP them and they will NEVER be able to LOSE their salvation, but will PERSEVERE unto the end. In other words, according to this doctrine of Calvinism of the PERSEVERANCE of the saints once a person is BORN AGAIN or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit, then they can NEVER LOSE their SALVATION NO MATTER WHAT. Some have called this letter "P." to stand for PRESERVATION of the saints rather than the PERSEVERANCE of the saints, because it is Almighty God himself who is the one who is KEEPING the ELECT from LOSING their salvation and NOT the ELECT who are keeping their OWN selves from departing from God and losing their salvation. In other words, Calvinism and Reformed Theology teaches that since the ELECT are UNCONDITIONALLY saved, then there is NOTHING the elect can DO or NOT DO in order to KEEP or MAINTAIN their salvation. We will take a look at all the verses of scripture that are used by Calvinism and Reformed Theology to try and support their doctrines throughout this study, but for now let us take a brief moment to review what we just covered.


As a little review here is the acronym for T.U.L.I.P. again:


TOTAL DEPRAVITY

UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION

LIMITED ATONEMENT

IRRESISTIBLE GRACE

PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS


Now each of these five points of doctrine are interconnected. And what I mean by their being interconnected is that each point, or each doctrine is dependent upon one or more of the other points of doctrine being TRUE. Therefore if even ONE point is shown to be FALSE, then the WHOLE teaching of Calvinism and Reformed Theology falls along with that point of doctrine that falls, because it is clearly shown to be FALSE in the LIGHT of the WHOLE WORD of Almighty God.

For example, if it is shown from the whole word of God that a TRUE BORN AGAIN believer that is TRULY SAVED can and do FALL AWAY to the point that they LOSE their SALVATION, as in, they LOSE the right to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come, then this would consequently make the doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION and the doctrine of IRRESISTIBLE GRACE also to be FALSE, because according to these doctrines ALL of the elect will without be saved and once they are saved, then they can never LOSE their salvation NO MATTER WHAT. However, if it is clearly shown from the whole word of God that true born again believers have, do and will yet fall away from the faith and therefore LOSE their salvation, then NOT ALL the ELECT would be SAVED unto the END, thus proving Calvinism and Reformed Theology to be FALSE.

Therefore this doctrine of ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED and this doctrine of ETERNAL SECURITY must be found to be absolutely true is every jot and title of the WHOLE word of Almighty God, or other wise the teachings of Calvinism and Reformed Theology MUST be REJECTED as being FALSE doctrine. Please read the study called "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT ONCE WE ARE SAVED THEN WE ARE ALWAYS SAVED?"

and this study under the U. and the P. in T.U.L.I.P

Also the doctrine of Total Depravity must NOT contradict even one point of God's word or the whole teaching of Calvinism or Reformed Theology fall along with it. Please read the study called "THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN", and this study in God's word under the T. in T.U.L.I.P.

And the doctrine of Limited Atonement must be proven without any shadow of a doubt that Jesus did NOT die for ALL of mankind, because even if ONE verse from God's WORD shows that Jesus did indeed die for the sins of the whole world, then the whole teaching of Calvinisms and Reformed Theology falls by the way side and must be rejected as doctrines of devils. Please read the study called "ALMIGHTY GOD LOVES YOU SO VERY MUCH!" plus many other related studies on salvation along with this study under the L. in T.U.L.I.P.

With that being said let us begin this study in God's word to see if this teaching of Calvinism or Reformed Theology stands in the LIGHT of the WHOLE WORD of Almighty God by taking a CLOSE look at each and every one of the five points of doctrine represented by the acronym T.U.L.I.P. beginning with the DOCTRINE of TOTAL DEPRAVITY.




T.

Is the DOCTRINE of

TOTAL DEPRAVITY

the TRUTH of

God's WORD?


In other words, is the teaching of all of mankind INCLUDING the ELECT being so totally depraved from the moment that they are BORN that they are therefore rendered so totally UNABLE to understand the gospel enough to be saved UNTIL they are FIRST regenerated or born again by the Holy Spirit found to be true in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God?

Now the doctrine of total depravity is based upon the teaching known as the doctrine of ORIGINAL SIN that is widely taught in not only Calvinism and in Reformed Theology, but by many other denominations of the main stream church as well. In fact there seems to be at least some form of this original sin doctrine that is taught in nearly every mainstream church.

Basically the doctrine of original sin states that ALL of mankind has INHERITED  what is called a SINFUL NATURE from Adam. In other words, this doctrine teaches that BECAUSE of the ORIGINAL SIN of Adam and Eve, then ALL of mankind from Adam to this present day have INHERITED this so called SINFUL NATURE that causes them to sin, and there is NOTHING that anyone can do to NOT sin.

Now some churches such as Calvinism and Reformed Theology take or carry this teaching of original sin that all of mankind are BORN with a SINFUL NATURE to the EXTREME and teach that mankind is therefore SO TOTALLY and COMPLETELY DEPRAVED that it is IMPOSSIBLE for any person to even think about SEEKING after God and turn away from sinning, UNLESS they happen to be ONE of the ELECT, who must FIRST be REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit, so that, or in order that, they can UNDERSTAND the word of God enough in order to be saved.

  Personally I do not believe in the doctrine of original sin, because the verses used to try and support this DOCTRINE of ORIGINAL SIN are, in my opinion, taken OUT of CONTEXT and have therefore been MISUNDERSTOOD by those who teach this FALSE doctrine and have thereby DECEIVED those who are being taught this FALSE doctrine of original sin to teach this even more harmful FALSE doctrine of TOTAL depravity. In other words, the scriptures have been twisted either intentionally or unintentionally and therefore have been made to say something that the WHOLE word of Almighty God clearly does NOT teach.

So then, let us begin this section of our study in God's word on the doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY by looking at the passage of scripture that is found in Romans chapter 5, which is probably the most widely recognized passage of scripture that is used to teach that all of mankind has INHERITED a so called SINFUL NATURE and therefore, according to Calvinism, ALL of mankind are SO TOTALLY depraved that they are therefore rendered COMPLETELY UNABLE to hear God's word and turn from their sin and seek God, UNTIL they are FIRST REGENERATED or born again by the Holy Spirit so that they can THEN and ONLY THEN be made capable of understanding God's word enough in order to be SAVED.

We will talk about this necessity of REGENERATION BEFORE one can be saved a little later in this study, but for now I want to focus on the passages of scripture that these doctrines of original sin and total depravity base the support of their doctrines upon.

Please read Romans 5:8-21, which according to Calvinism teaches us that because of Adam's sin that this is why ALL of mankind are BORN with this so called SINFUL NATURE that makes ALL of mankind SO TOTALLY and COMPLETELY DEPRAVED that all of mankind are therefore render SO TOTALLY and COMPLETELY UNABLE to even believe God's word and be saved UNTIL they are FIRST born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit so that they can then UNDERSTAND God's word enough to be SAVED. Here is what Romans 5:8-21 actually says,


"But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9. Much more then, BEING NOW justified by his blood, we SHALL be saved from wrath through him.

10. For if, when we were enemies, we were RECONCILED to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we SHALL be saved BY his life.(clearly showing a TWO part salvation plan of God)

11. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

12. Wherefore, as by ONE man (speaking of the one man Adam) SIN entered into the world, and DEATH BY sin; and so DEATH passed upon all men,(WHY? Why did DEATH pass upon ALL of mankind?) FOR (or BECAUSE) that all have SINNED: (NOT because that all of mankind have INHERITED a so called SINFUL NATURE, but rather that all of mankind have SINNED at one time or another in their life. And therefore, the REASON that DEATH has passed upon ALL men is BECAUSE all of mankind has SINNED at one time or another.)

13. (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression,(or in the same manner that Adam sinned) who is the figure of him that was to come.

15. But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be DEAD (remember that the ACTUAL WORD of TRUTH in verse 12 clearly teaches us that many be dead, BECAUSE many have SINNED at one time of another in their life and NOT because many have been BORN with a so called SINFUL NATURE that forces them to sin nor have they INHERITED the GUILT of Adam's original sin and are therefore DEAD. All of mankind are dead in their sins, because they themselves have all SINNED at one time or another and are therefore DEAD because of their OWN sins which they themselves have committed.), much more (not just MORE but MUCH MORE) the grace of God, and the gift BY grace, which is BY ONE man, Jesus Christ, has abounded unto MANY (speaking of ALL who are DEAD in their sins, which we know is EVERYONE in the WHOLE world, because ALL have SINNED).

16. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to CONDEMNATION, but the free gift is of many offenses unto JUSTIFICATION.

17. For if by one man's offense DEATH reigned by one; much more they which RECEIVE abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall REIGN in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

18. Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to CONDEMNATION;(notice that the word of TRUTH says that because of Adam's ORIGINAL sin that CONDEMNATION came upon all men, and the REASON that condemnation came upon all men is that ALL men have SINNED at one time or another in their life. It is only man's INTERPRETATION that a so called sinful NATURE was passed on to all of mankind.) EVEN SO (or in much the SAME WAY) BY the righteousness of ONE the free GIFT came upon ALL men unto justification of life.(Now IF the INTERPRETATION of men that ALL men are BORN with a sinful nature and the GUILT of the ONE man Adam were true, in that, ALL of mankind AUTOMATICALLY inherited this GUILT of SIN, then EVEN SO or in the SAME way ALL of mankind AUTOMATICALLY shall inherit this FREE GIFT of JUSTIFICATION by the ONE man Jesus Christ. But we know that this is NOT the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God, because the FREE GIFT of being reconciled to God is NOT automatically imparted to every human being even though the ATONEMENT for the sins of the WHOLE world is indeed provided for every human being. EVEN SO or in the same way that CONDEMNATION came upon ALL men, because every man has SINNED at one time or another in their life and NOT because they are BORN with the GUILT of this ONE man's sin, EVEN SO the FREE GIFT came upon ALL men.)

19. For as by one man's disobedience many were MADE sinners,(in that, SIN or more precisely the INFLUENCE of sin, that is to say, SATAN entered into the world and was allowed to tempt and deceive all of mankind and therefore many were caused to BECOME sinners, because man was overcome by the enemy of God and SINNED by their own choice. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?") SO (or even so, or in much the SAME WAY) by the obedience of one shall many be MADE RIGHTEOUS.(Now we know that many are not MADE righteous in that they are AUTOMATICALLY forced to become righteous and they have NO CHOICE in the matter. So WHY then do some Christians dogmatically and FALSELY teach that this GUILT of this one man Adam be automatically inherited by all of mankind the moment they are BORN?)

20. Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

21. That as sin (or the INFLUENCE of Satan that tempts and deceives mankind to sin) has REIGNED UNTO death, even so (or in much the SAME WAY) might grace REIGN through righteousness UNTO eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord (So then, Satan draws mankind AWAY from God and God's GRACE has appeared to ALL men to draw men back to God)."


               Now those that teach the doctrine of original sin that all of mankind has INHERITED a SINFUL NATURE usually take verse 12 OUT of CONTEXT and teach that because of this so called ORIGINAL sin of Adam that not only a SINFUL NATURE but the very GUILT and just PUNISHMENT of SIN has entered into the HEART of EVERY human being who has ever been born the very moment that they are BORN.

In other words, they take PART of verse 12 OUT of CONTEXT that says,


"Wherefore, as by ONE man (again speaking of the one man Adam) SIN entered the WORLD..."


And then they FALSELY INTERPRET this one part of this one verse taken OUT of CONTEXT and teach that this means that BECAUSE of this ONE man Adam's ORIGINAL SIN that a SINFUL NATURE has entered into every man's HEART the moment they are BORN. And not ONLY a SINFUL NATURE which CAUSES man to SIN, but also that every man women and child is also BORN with the just PUNISHMENT and GUILT of Adam's original sin, EVEN babies who have not had the chance to do anything either right or wrong are BORN GUILTY because of Adam's original sin and are therefore forever LOST, IF SO BE, that they die before they can be baptized. Consequently this FALSE doctrine of ORIGINAL sin has led to another FALSE doctrine of INFANT baptism.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ how many different doctrines have to be created by man in order to accommodate for these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity? In others word's, this doctrine of original sin FALSELY teaches that each and every person who has been born, INCLUDING every innocent new born baby has not only been BORN with a NATURE that is SINFUL from the very moment that they are BORN, but also with the GUILT and just punishment of Adam's original sin. Therefore they falsely conclude that ALL of mankind since Adam to this very day or until Jesus comes in his kingdom has been BORN not only with a NATURE that drives mankind without fail to sin, but also that ALL of mankind are BORN with this ORIGINAL SIN and are therefore GUILTY or worthy of DEATH at he very moment that they are BORN. To say this another way, the doctrine of original sin FALSELY teaches that EVEN a newborn baby is GUILTY before Almighty God, BECAUSE they are literally BORN with this original sin that was committed by this ONE man Adam and are therefore WORTHY of death even though they have done NOTHING either good nor evil. This is why MAN needed to make another FALSE DOCTRINE of baptizing new born babies for the REMISSION of this so called INHERITED ORIGINAL SIN, because people could not serve a God who condemned INNOCENT babies to the lake of eternal fire just because they were BORN.

However, this is NOT what the WHOLE word of God teaches. If we CLOSELY examine this entire passage of scripture in Romans 5:8-21 we will CLEARLY see that it teaches us something entirely different than these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity. Romans 5:12 clearly and plainly states that because of this one man Adam that SIN enter the WORLD and NOT that a SINFUL NATURE entered into the HEART of every MAN, WOMAN and CHILD. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord that it is MAN'S INCORRECT INTERPRETATION of this verse that teaches these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity and NOT the scriptures themselves.


To ME, it is perfectly clear that this verse means that SIN or more precisely that the INFLUENCE of Satan to TEMPT and DECEIVE mankind to SIN was allowed to enter into the WORLD as a test to show to all the angels of God, both the good angels who remained faithful to God and fallen angels that rebelled against God that Almighty God had created them ALL perfect from the day that they were created.

For a deeper understanding of what I mean by this please read the study entitled "UNDERSTANDING WHY", which covers all the scriptures that led me to understand that Almighty God created mankind a little LOWER than the ANGELS in order to PROVE to his former creation the ANGELS that he did NOT create them with a NATURE to SIN and REBEL against him, but rather he created ALL his angels PERFECT in every way from the day that they were created. After you read this study of "UNDERSTANDING WHY" you will know WHY Almighty God has ALLOWED many things that are EVIL to remain in the earth and why bad or evil things happen to good people.


But for now let us continue with a close examination of Romans 5:12 to see what this verse ACTUALLY teaches in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.


"Wherefore, as by ONE man (speaking of the one man Adam) SIN entered into the world, and DEATH BY sin; and so DEATH passed upon all men,(WHY? Why did DEATH pass upon ALL of mankind?) FOR (or BECAUSE) that all have SINNED: (NOT because that all of mankind have INHERITED a so called SINFUL NATURE, or the GUILT of Adam's original sin, but rather that all of mankind have SINNED at one time or another in their life and therefore because they made their OWN choice to SIN, then DEATH was PASSED upon them because they themselves SINNED, and ALL men have SINNED at one time or another in their life.)"


So then, it is SIN or rather the INFLUENCE of Satan that TEMPTS and DECEIVES mankind to SIN that had entered into the WORLD, which then produces or causes DEATH, BECAUSE at one time or another ALL are OVERCOME by the enemy and by their OWN choice and have SINNED, and NOT because a so called SINFUL NATURE that has entered into the HEART of every man woman and child at BIRTH, because of this disobedience of Adam, that causes or even FORCES mankind to sin.

To ME, this FALSE teaching of inheriting a sinful NATURE has led many to believe that they cannot help but SIN, because they falsely believe that it is their NATURE to SIN. Some even go as far to say that it is NOT their fault that they are a SINNER, because they were BORN that way. Homosexuals often use this EXCUSE, but the TRUTH of the matter is that they BECAME a homosexual by the CHOICES that they made because of the INFLUENCES that came to them in their life. Further more absolutely NO homosexual nor ANY sinner needs to remain a sinner, because the GRACE of God has appeared to ALL of mankind to give us the FREE GIFT of being washed clean of all our past sins and be reconciled back to God by FAITH in the one man Jesus Christ. Let us continue this study in God's word and you will clearly see that God desires ALL of mankind to come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved and that you are NOT BORN a SINNER.

The next part of this verse CLEARLY and PLAINLY states that BECAUSE all of mankind has SINNED that DEATH or more precisely SPIRITUAL DEATH, which is the SEPARATION from God has PASSED upon all men, BECAUSE all men has made the choice to give into the temptation of the Devil and SIN, and therefore the penalty of SIN, which is DEATH has PASSED upon ALL men, because the word of truth teaches us that the WAGES of sin is DEATH. Please read this second part of this verse in Romans 5:12 again.


"...and so DEATH passed upon all men,(Again WHY? Why did DEATH , speaking of spiritual death which is the separation from Almighty God PASS upon ALL of mankind?) FOR (or BECAUSE) that all have SINNED: (NOT because that all of mankind have supposedly INHERITED a SINFUL NATURE, but rather that all of mankind have SINNED at one time or other in their life by giving into the temptation of Satan, the Devil and because each and every one of us has CHOSEN to SIN this is the REASON why DEATH has passed upon us.)"


AND SO or so then, that is to say, therefore it is for this very reason of our OWN SIN that the penalty of DEATH has PASSED upon ALL of mankind, each and every one of us. In other words, BECAUSE of THIS very reason that at one time of another ALL of mankind, meaning each and every one of us, has SINNED by their OWN free WILL, then DEATH has passed upon us as the penalty for the SINS which we ourselves have committed, and NOT because of the so called INHERITED GUILT from Adam's original sin.

Now when the Bible speaks of death it can mean a natural death and it can also mean a spiritual death, which is a separation from God because of SIN. In other words, because all men have SINNED at one time or another in their life, then BECAUSE of their own SIN which they themselves have committed by their OWN CHOICE to do that which is not right before God, they now have made THEMSELVES SPIRITUALLY SEPARATED from Almighty God. Please read Isaiah 59:1,2 which clearly teaches us that God is willing and able to hear our prayers, but because of the SIN which we ourselves have committed by our OWN CHOICES we have SEPARATED OURSELVES from God and therefore are WORTHY of DEATH, the WAGES or the just punishment for SINNING.


"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

2. BUT YOUR iniquities have SEPARATED between you and your God, and YOUR sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear."


Please notice that the word of God does NOT say that because of the ORIGINAL SIN of that ONE man Adam that you are SEPARATED from God, but rather the CLEAR word of God plainly states that because of YOU, YOUR sins, that you are separated from God. To ME, it is clearly NOT God's hand that is shortened that he cannot save you. Nor is it God's ear that is so dull that he is not capable of hearing your prayer. But rather it is the CHOICE that YOU YOURSELF make to WILLFULLY SIN that SEPARATES you from God. In other words,YOU can TURN from your sin at any time and call upon God and he will HEAR your prayer and SAVE you.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord that Almighty God has ORDAINED it to be a CHOICE before all of mankind to CHOOSE for yourself WHOM you will serve and obey, whether it be you choosing to OBEY that voice of INFLUENCE and temptation from Satan to SIN and therefore bring the penalty of DEATH upon YOURSELF by your OWN doing to OBEY this lying and deceiving voice of Satan, OR whether it be that YOU YOURSELF make the CHOICE to OBEY God's voice and TURN from your sinning and trust in God's GRACE to overcome the temptation to sin in your life. For a deeper understanding of reigning in life and overcoming any and all sin please read the study entitled "HOW TO LIVE FREE FROM SIN". But for now let us stay focused on God's word that clearly teaches us that God has ORDAINED that mankind have FREE WILL or the freedom to CHOOSE whom he will serve and obey. Please read Deuteronomy 30:19, which teaches us that Almighty God has ORDAINED or has set before us LIFE or DEATH, but it is up to US to CHOOSE either to life or death. Now of course Almighty God desires or WILLS for ALL of us to choose LIFE, but none the less it is OUR OWN choice to make.


"I (Almighty God) call heaven and earth to RECORD this day against you, that I (Almighty God) have SET before YOU life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore (or for this reason) CHOOSE life, that both you and your seed may live:"


The context of this passage of scripture is all about TURNING from SIN and OBEYING the commandments of Almighty God in order that we may LIVE and be BLESSED of God. You see, the word "live" here means that you will NOT be SEPARATED from God as long as you OBEY what he says in his word. But yet according to the FALSE doctrine of original sin and the FALSE doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY all of mankind is SEPARATED from Almighty God the very moment that they are BORN, because they are supposedly BORN as SINNERS and with the GUILT of Adam's sin. And according to Calvinism and Reformed Theology at NO TIME from Adam to the resurrection of Jesus has ANY man been in RIGHT standing before God because NONE are RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE and NONE SEEK after God, NO, NOT ONE as a RESULT of this so called ORIGINAL SIN.

However, the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us that the SINS of the father are NOT passed upon the sons and daughters. In other words, the original SIN of our forefather Adam is NOT PASSED upon us as many of us have been FALSELY taught, otherwise the word of God CONTRADICTS itself. So then, since we know that the word of God does NOT ever contradict itself, it MUST then be that ONE of these verse of scripture has been MISINTERPRETED to mean something that in TRUTH it is NOT meant to say.

In other words, MAN by his MAN made doctrines has caused this APPARENT contradiction in God's word. Please read Deuteronomy 24:16, which teaches us that each individual will receive the wages of DEATH for his or her OWN sin, and that the SIN of the father is NOT passed upon the son or daughter. And then YOU decide WHICH of these two passages of scripture have been MISINTERPRETED by the teachings of MAN, Romans 5:12 that SUPPOSEDLY teaches that the SIN of our father Adam IS PASSED upon the children of men, or Deuteronomy 24:16, which to ME, CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches that the SINS of the father are NOT PASSED UPON the children.


"The fathers shall NOT be put to DEATH for the children, NEITHER shall the children be put to death for the fathers: EVERY man shall be put to death for his OWN sin."


So then, how can anyone teach that ALL of mankind INHERITED this so called ORIGINAL SIN from our forefather Adam in the LIGHT of this CLEAR and SIMPLE word of God, which needs NO interpretation whatsoever?

NO! A thousand times NO! The SIN of Adam our father of all of mankind is NOT PASSED UPON the children of men, but rather it is DEATH that is PASSED upon all men, BECAUSE all men have made their OWN CHOICE to listen to the INFLUENCE of the Devil and SIN. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that you did NOT INHERIT the original SIN of Adam your forefather, NOR did you INHERIT a SINFUL NATURE that makes you SIN.You sin because you make the CHOICE to continue to listen to the INFLUENCE or temptation of the Devil rather than RESITING the Devil and TRUSTING in God's word that the Devil will flee from you if you RESIST the temptation to sin.

Please read Ezekiel 18:20,21, which again CLEARLY teaches us that EACH man and woman shall bear the penalty of death for their OWN sins, which they themselves have committed and that NO man will INHERIT the penalty of death because of the SIN of the father that they themselves had no say so in the matter of this other persons sin.


"The soul that SINS, it shall die. The son shall NOT bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

21. BUT if the wicked will TURN from all his sins that HE (clearly meaning that he HIMSELF) has committed, (because CLEARLY the SIN of our father Adam shall NOT be passed upon us to bear the SIN that our father Adam committed) and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die,"


Now some of you may be thinking, "Well what about where we read in God's word in the book of Exodus 20:5, which plainly states that God shall VISIT the INIQUITIES of the FATHER upon the CHILDREN to the second and third generations".


"You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, VISITING the iniquity (or SIN) of the fathers UPON the children unto the third and fourth generation OF THEM that HATE me;"


Again those who try and use verses of scriptures such as this one have NOT considered the CONTEXT from which they are taken. Please notice that this verse PLAINLY states that God will visit the iniquity or sin of the father upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of THEM or those children who HATE God. You see, if you keep this verse in the CONTEXT of where it is found and read the very next verse you will clearly see that those who use such verses are trying to make them say something that they are NOT truly saying. Please continue by reading the context found in Exodus 20:6.


"AND showing MERCY unto thousands of THEM that LOVE me, and keep my commandments."


In other words, IF and ONLY IF the children of the father who sinned against God do NOT consider the ways of their father and therefore continue to HATE God like their father did by SINNING against God, THEN and only then will Almighty God VISIT the iniquities of the father upon the CHILDREN.

However, the word of God goes on to say that Almighty God with show MERCY to THOUSANDS of THEM, clearly speaking of the CHILDREN whose father had SINNED against God, but BECAUSE these particular children did NOT continue in HATE, but rather LOVED God by KEEPING his commandments by their OWN CHOICE, then these children received the MERCY of God that was EXTENDED to ALL the children of the same father that sinned.


Now some still want to argue that Romans 5:19 clearly says that by Adam's sin ALL of mankind were MADE SINNERS before God.


"For as by ONE man's DISOBEDIENCE many were MADE sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."


Well if one is to dogmatically DEMAND that this verse be INTERPRETED to mean that the GUILT of the SIN of this ONE man Adam is AUTOMATICALLY PASSED upon ALL of mankind by INHERITANCE and that no man has any say in the matter, but is AUTOMATICALLY found to be GUILTY of Adam's sin at the moment of BIRTH, then one must be CONSISTENT in their INTERPRETATION of the scriptures and without fail ALSO dogmatically DEMAND that the second half of this very SAME verse of scripture mean that the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the ONE man Jesus Christ be AUTOMATICALLY PASSED upon ALL of mankind without any man having any say in the matter.In other words, IF all of mankind are BORN with a so called sinful NATURE and the GUILT of one man's sin, THEN in the exact same way ALL of mankind are automatically made RIGHTEOUS by the righteousness of the one man Jesus Christ. Therefore according to these FALSE interpretations of scripture ALL of mankind shall be SAVED where NONE is lost. Please read the study called "IS UNIVERSALISM A SOUND BIBLICAL TEACHING?". For those of you who may not know what universalism is the doctrine of universalism falsely teaches that ALL of mankind will eventually be saved.

This of course would mean that ALL of mankind will be saved, which again the WHOLE word of Almighty God CLEARLY does NOT teach. Now for those of you that have never heard of this other FALSE teaching that teaches that ALL of mankind will be saved it is called "Universalism", which I will address in in great detail in this other study, but for now I just want to make the point that we must be CONSISTENT when we INTERPRET what a particular scripture means to be sure and follow through with the SAME line of reasoning throughout the WHOLE word of God and NOT just pick and choose what part of God's word that can be INTERPRETED to FIT our OWN theology.

Therefore those who teach the doctrine of original sin and the doctrine of total depravity cannot rightly or correctly demand that the first half of this SAME verse must without fail mean that the original SIN of Adam is automatically INHERITED by ALL of mankind WITHOUT any man having done anything, and therefore ALL of mankind are MADE SINNERS, because of this so called INHERITED SIN of Adam and man CONTINUES to sin because of a so called SINFUL NATURE that MAKES us SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that we cannot and will not seek God or make any attempt to turn from our sin UNTIL we are FIRST born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that to FALSELY DEMAND that because of Adam's sin that all of mankind AUTOMATICALLY INHERITS the penalty of DEATH, as the doctrines of original sin and total depravity teach that ALL of mankind has INHERITED the sin of our forefather Adam, is to ALSO FALSELY DEMAND that ALL of mankind therefore AUTOMATICALLY INHERITS the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the ONE man Jesus Christ without doing anything, which would then mean that ALL of mankind will eventually be saved and NOT just the so called ELECT will be saved.

NO!. A thousand times NO! This is NOT what this verse is teaching us. Neither the first half, NOR the second half. NO! A thousand times NO! There is NOT one single man who has AUTOMATICALLY been MADE or FORCED to be a SINNER. The TRUTH of the matter is that the WAGES of SIN, which is DEATH, and it is DEATH that has been PASSED upon ALL men, BECAUSE all of mankind at one time or another LISTENED and OBEYED the INFLUENCE of Satan's TEMPTATION and SINNED of their OWN free CHOICE.


Well some of you may still have doubts about this matter and may be saying, "Well what about Psalm 51:5, which clearly says that we are BORN in SIN and that we are therefore SINNERS from the very moment we are BORN."


"Behold, I was SHAPED in iniquity; and in SIN did my mother CONCEIVE me."


Now those that teach these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity INTERPRET this verse to mean that David was teaching us that we are ALL formed in the WOMB with a SINFUL NATURE and that the moment we are BORN we are therefore considered by Almighty God to be SINNERS and therefore GUILTY of Adam's SIN and worthy of death.

But is this TRULY what this verse is teaching us? To truly understand what the WHOLE word of God teaches and to properly INTERPRET the scriptures we must follow certain rules of interpretation. One of these rules of interpretation is to keep the verse in question in the CONTEXT of where it is found. Another rule of interpretation is that we must consider what type or style or writing the writer is using. For example the book of Psalms is primarily written in a POETIC style of writing where not EVERY single word or phrase is to be taken LITERALLY. In others words, David is merely expressing his remorse to God for the SIN that he himself has committed against God and is expounding on his feeling that it is as IF he was sinning against God from the time that he was born.

Let's read this verse in it's context first to get a clearer picture of what is going on in David's life at this particular time. Please read Psalm 51:1-13, which clearly teaches us that NOT every single word and phrase can be INTERPRETED LITERALLY and that David was merely expressing his FEELINGS in a POETIC language, or in FIGURES of speech.


"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according unto the multitude of your tender mercies blot out MY transgressions (or MY sins, PLURAL, that I MYSELF have committed against you O God)

2. Wash me thoroughly from MINE iniquity, and cleanse me from MY sin.

3. For I acknowledge MY transgressions: and MY sin is ever before me.

4. Against you, you only, have I sinned, and (I MYSELF have) done this evil (or I myself have committed these sins) in your sight: (David then goes on to tell us WHY he himself takes full responsibility for his OWN sins which he HIMSELF committed against God) THAT (or SO THAT) you (Almighty God) might be justified when you speak, and be CLEAR when you JUDGE. (you see, to ME, how can a JUST and merciful God JUDGE any man for something the he himself had NO chance to make by his or her OWN choice in the matter? In other words, how can Almighty God be a JUST God, IF this NEXT verse is INTERPRETED to teach that ALL men are BORN SINNERS and therefore are TOTALLY unable to live upright before God UNTIL they are FIRST born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit)

5. Behold, I was SHAPED in iniquity; and in SIN did my mother CONCEIVE me. (Now to ME, it is clear that David is TAKING full RESPONSIBILITY for his OWN sin is verse 4 and so David is clearly NOT BLAMING God for SHAPING him in iniquity and in sin in verse 5 as some FALSELY teach.)

6. Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

7. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the BONES which you have broken may REJOICE. (Now if one INTERPRETS verse 5 LITERALLY are we not then to be CONSISTENT in our INTERPRETATION of scripture and ALSO INTERPRET verse 8 LITERALLY as well and DEMAND that Almighty God LITERALLY BROKE the BONES of David and that BONES in and of themselves have the ability to REJOICE? NO, absolutely not! David is simple using POETIC language or FIGURES of speech and is EXPRESSING that it SEEMS as IF his bones have been broken. David is simple using poetic language to describe how he FEELS in this verse the SAME way that David is describing how he FEELS in verse 5 of this same Psalm where he is simply expressing in a FIGURE of speech that it feels AS IF he were sinning from the moment he was born.)

9. Hide your face from MY sins, and blot out all MINE iniquities.

10. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and RENEW a right spirit within me. (How is it that David can possible be RENEWED if he was supposedly a SINNER from BIRTH and could NOT turn from his sin UNTIL he is FIRST REGENERATED or born again by the Holy Spirit when the new birth or regeneration of the Holy Spirit had NOT YET been given to mankind UNTIL the DEATH and resurrection of Jesus? It is impossible for David to be RENEWED if NONE are RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE from the moment that they are BORN and the NEW BIRTH or regeneration of the Holy Spirit did not come until the death and resurrection of Jesus! Therefore we must go back and INTERPRET these verses in Romans in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God in order to CORRECTLY understand their true meaning.)

11. Cast me not away from your presence; and take NOT your holy spirit from me. (clearly the whole word of God teaches us that the Holy Spirit will NOT be given to a SINNER, and since NONE are RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE, means EVERY ONE according to Calvinism and Reformed Theology, then David could have never had the Holy Spirit of God, because, as some FALSELY teach, David was never RIGHTEOUS according THEIR INTERPRETATION of Romans chapter 3 where we are told that NONE are RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE. So again WHICH verses have been INCORRECTLY INTERPRETED?)

12. RESTORE (same line of reasoning as above, HOW can one be RESTORED if one were never RIGHTEOUS, but rather all were BORN sinners. How can one who has always been a sinner from BIRTH be RESTORED to a SAVED condition seeing they are supposedly BORN with the GUILT of Adam's original sin and worthy of DEATH? However the word of TRUTH says that David is crying out to God saying RESTORE) unto me the joy of your SALVATION; and uphold me with your free spirit. (one of the definitions of being saved is being brought back into right relationship with God or RESTORED to God, REDEEMED, RECONCILED, JUSTIFIED, made RIGHTEOUS. David is crying out to be RESTORED to salvation, which would be impossible according to the teaching of TOTAL DEPRAVITY, which falsely teaching that all men including David were BORN sinners and there is NOTHING that they can do UNTIL they are FIRST regeneration or born again by the Holy Spirit)

13. Then will I TEACH transgressors your ways; and SINNERS shall be CONVERTED unto you (so then, clearly this verse is teaching us that SINNERS shall be converted to righteousness simply by David TEACHING these sinners about God and NOT that a TOTALLY DEPRAVED sinner must be born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit FIRST before they can UNDERSTAND the word of God through TEACHING and PREACHING enough to be SAVED or RESTORED to the joy of their salvation)."


Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, how these falsely teachings of Calvinism and Reformed Theology CONTRADICT the WHOLE word of God. Even in the SAME verse these INCORRECT interpretations and false teachings of Calvinism contradict themselves.

Another method that is used to properly interpret the word of God is to compare scripture with scripture. So then, let us compare this particular time in David's life, when he was expressing to God his deep remorse for he himself sinning against God and how it felt to David that he had been sinning against God from the time he was born to ANOTHER time in David's life where he is PRAISING Almighty God for how he is fearfully and WONDERFULLY made in his mother's WOMB.

Please read Psalm 139:13,14, which CLEARLY teaches us that David knew right well that Almighty God covered him in his mothers womb and that he was fearfully and WONDERFULLY made or formed in his mother's womb.


"For you have possessed my reins: you (Almighty God) have covered me in my mother's WOMB.

14. I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and THAT (speaking of the FACT that mankind is FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY MADE, and THAT) my soul KNOWS RIGHT WELL."


Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that these two verses spoken by the SAME man David SEEM to be speaking directly OPPOSITE of each other particularly when one dogmatically DEMANDS that Psalm 51:5 be INTERPRETED as ALL of mankind being FORMED or made in the womb with a SINFUL NATURE.

In other words, BOTH of these scriptures cannot be CONTRADICTING each other, so therefore ONE of the INTERPRETATIONS has to be in ERROR. So again, WHICH verse has been INCORRECTLY INTERPRETED, Psalms 51:5, which the INTERPRETATION is said to dogmatically mean that ALL men are BORN EVIL, or Psalm 139:13,14, which to ME, clearly teaches that ALL of mankind are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made by Almighty God as he COVERED each and every individual in the WOMB. We can NOT have it BOTH ways. Either we ALL are GOOD when we are BORN or we ALL are EVIL when we are BORN.

Now the question remains are YOU going to continue to place the BLAME of something other than YOURSELF for your OWN CHOICE to commit sin upon Almighty God for creating you to be EVIL. OR are you going to take the RESPONSIBILITY for your OWN sin and quite LYING to yourself that it is a SINFUL NATURE that has MADE you a SINNER from BIRTH and it was NOTHING that YOU YOURSELF have DONE or did NOT do?

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that you have been DECEIVED by the doctrines of devils who they themselves want to BLAME God for their OWN REBELLION against him by FALSELY accusing God for CREATING them with a REBELLIOUS or SINFUL NATURE that MADE them REBEL against God? But God told Lucifer that he was created PERFECT in his ways from the day that he was created. In other words, God shifted the BLAME back where it should be, which is upon the one who CHOOSES to sin against God. Again please read the study called "UNDERSTANDING WHY?", which explains that God created mankind a little lower or inferior to the angels in order to prove to the angels that he created them PERFECT in all their ways and that Almighty God is CLEARLY the false accusation that he created them EVIL and this is the reason why they rebelled against him. But for now let us continue this study in God's word to expose the errors of interpretation that are made by Calvinism and Reformed Theology.

Another verse of scripture that is used by those that teach this FALSE DOCTRINE of TOTAL DEPRAVITY or TOTAL INABILITY is Psalm 58:3, which SEEMS to say that all of mankind are SINNERS from the moment they are BORN.


"The wicked are estranged (or the wicked are separated) from the WOMB (or as SOON as the WICKED are separated from the womb or as soon as the WICKED are BORN): THEY (speaking of those babies who are born to WICKED parents as soon as they are BORN) GO ASTRAY as soon as they (again speaking of those born to WICKED parents as soon as they) be BORN, (they are) speaking lies."


Those that teach the doctrines of original sin and total depravity INTERPRET and teach that this verse is saying that as SOON as a person meaning ALL of mankind; as SOON as a person is BORN they start SINNING, because this verse, to THEM, clearly teaches that as soon as a person is BORN they SPEAK LIES and LYING is a SIN.

First of all what this verse is actually saying is that those babies and children who are born of WICKED parents are INFLUENCED by their surroundings and therefore LEARN to speak lies at a very young age. No where does this verse even remote imply ALL of mankind.

Secondly, we again need to take under consideration that this is POETIC language or a FIGURE of speech and it only SEEMS as IF the WICKED begins sinning as soon as they are born, because a newborn baby cannot speak as soon as they are born. It is certain that the THEY in this verse is speaking of those born to WICKED parents who as SOON as they are BORN SEEM to speak lies. However, BABIES cannot speak LIES, because BABIES cannot SPEAK as soon as they are BORN. Babies cannot speak neither TRUTH nor LIES. So then, CLEARLY the writer is using FIGURATIVE language and therefore these words are NOT to be taken word for word LITERALLY.

Also I want you to notice that this verse specifically says that the WICKED go astray, which to ME, teaches us that this verse is speaking of the children of the wicked  who LEARN and mimic their parents at a very young age, and if the parents LIE, then the children at a very young age will be more likely to also BECOME liars.

And the third point I want to make is the phrase "THEY GO ASTRAY", which emphatically states and teaches us that in order to GO ASTRAY, then one must FIRST be in RIGHTEOUSNESS or in right standing with Almighty God BEFORE that person could ever possibly GO ASTRAY or go away from being righteous. This teaches us, that ALL babies are BORN INNOCENT before Almighty God, EVEN the babies of WICKED parents and THEN they GO ASTRAY after they become INFLUENCE by the evil around them.

So then, CLEARLY ALL of mankind must without fail be BORN in a righteous and innocent state before God and NOT with a so called SINFUL NATURE that is so totally depraved that they are totally unable to do good as some have FALSELY taught. You will clearly see that many were indeed RIGHTEOUS from Adam to Jesus BEFORE the regeneration of the Holy Spirit was given as you continue this study of EXAMINING Calvinism in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.


Another point that is made by those who teach the doctrines of original sin and total depravity is that they claim that the Bible teaches that all of mankind is completely wicked CONTINUALLY by again MISINTERPRETING and trying to use such scriptures as Genesis 6:5 to support their FALSE teachings.


"And GOD saw that the WICKEDNESS of man was GREAT in the earth, and that EVERY imagination of the thoughts of his heart was ONLY evil CONTINUALLY."


Again this verse is taken OUT of CONTEXT and is incorrectly being applied to ALL of mankind throughout every generation.

However, the context of this verse CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that God was speaking of  the DAYS of NOAH when at that period of time in history that mankind had corrupted themselves so much that it repented God that he ever made man on the earth and therefore decided to destroy man and beast from the earth.

Now first of all IF it were true that ALL of mankind were BORN wicked, then how is it that the most of the ANIMALS were destroyed by the flood? Did the ANIMALS also supposedly INHERIT the SIN of Adam and therefore deserve to be destroyed? Just something to think about.

Secondly IF it were true that ALL of mankind are BORN with the SIN of Adam and a so called SINFUL NATURE that has MADE us ALL SINNERS from the moment that we are BORN and are therefore SO TOTALLY depraved that NONE are RIGHTEOUS NO, NOT ONE, until we are REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit, then HOW is it that Noah was a RIGHTEOUS person before God, who found grace in the eyes of God, because of his RIGHTEOUSNESS?

And HOW is it even possible for mankind to CORRUPT themselves IF it is true that ALL of mankind were BORN in a SINFUL and WICKED state and were therefore WICKED or CORRUPT ALREADY from birth or from the very moment that they were born, and therefore were NEVER in a right standing before God according to Calvinism?

You see, in order for something or someone to be CORRUPTED, then that something or someone MUST without fail had to be in an UNCORRUPTED state BEFORE it or they BECAME CORRUPTED. The very meaning of this word "corrupt or corrupted" demands that mankind was FIRST in an UNCORRUPTED or PERFECT state BEFORE they BECAME in this UNNATURAL state of being CORRUPTED.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that to be BORN with this so called SINFUL NATURE would therefore mean that it would be against the NATURE in which God created us to be. Almighty God did NOT create mankind to be SINNERS and therefore CORRUPT according to the NATURE in which God created us. Please read Genesis 5:1-8, which clearly teaches us that NOT all of mankind BECAME CORRUPTED before God, because Noah was found to be PERFECT in his generations and therefore or for this very REASON of being PERFECT before God that he found GRACE in the eyes of God.


"And it came to pass, WHEN men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,(in other words, earlier, BEFORE man began to be great in number man did not commit such sins, but WHEN men BEGAN to MULTIPLY or become many)

2. That the sons of God (speaking of the fallen angels) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they CHOSE. (which implies that these women also had a CHOICE in the matter or else WHY would God say the following)

3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with MAN, (seemingly placing at least some of the blame on MAN for ALLOWING his woman to be taking by these sons of God as their wives. Please read the study called "WHO ARE THE SONS OF GOD in Genesis 6 ?" for a deeper understanding on this subject.) for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

5. And GOD SAW that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,(in other words, BEFORE this TIME God did not SEE that the wickedness was so great in the earth that it REPENTED and GRIEVED God to the point that he was moved to DESTROY man and beast from the earth) and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repents me that I have made them.

8. But Noah found GRACE in the eyes of the LORD.

9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a JUST man and PERFECT in his generations, and Noah WALKED WITH God."


You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ,  IF it were true that ALL of mankind was BORN WICKED, then this would consequently mean that NOAH was ALSO born WICKED and could in no way be a JUST and PERFECT MAN in his generations and a man that WALKED WITH God, seeing that Calvinism and Reformed Theology ALSO teaches that ALL of mankind including Noah cannot be righteous UNTIL they are FIRST regenerated by the Holy Spirit, which was not yet given until the death and resurrection of Jesus. So then, either the INTERPRETATION of those scriptures that are used by those that teach these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity are INCORRECT, or these other scriptures that CONTRADICT these FALSE teachings are being viewed incorrectly.

I implore you to think these MAN made doctrines through for YOURSELF, because BOTH interpretations cannot be correct seeing that they are OPPOSITE and they CONTRADICT one another.

The TRUTH of the matter is that NOT ALL of mankind had CORRUPTED themselves, because the SIMPLE PLAIN word of God CLEARLY teaches us that NOAH was a RIGHTEOUS, JUST and a PERFECT MAN before God who found GRACE in the eyes of God and was SAVED alive from the JUDGMENT of those that BECAME CORRUPT and evil before God, who as well were NOT CONTINUALLY EVIL before God BEFORE man began to multiply and become many in number. In other words, there were OTHER righteous men that walked with God before Noah.

You see, in Genesis 6:12 we read were mankind had CORRUPTED HIS WAY upon the earth, which clearly teaches us that it was by man's OWN CHOICE that each individual person made for themselves that caused them to BECOME CORRUPT in the eyes of God, and NOT that all of mankind is BORN corrupt or evil because of the ONE man Adam's sin.


"And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had CORRUPTED HIS WAY upon the earth."


Clearly man, each and every man is responsible for his or her OWN WAY whether he or she remain righteous by WALKING with God as Noah did, or whether he or she makes the CHOICE to BECOME CORRUPT by doing that which they know is NOT pleasing to God, because even their very conscience teaches them that it is EVIL.

This is WHAT the word EVIL means. EVIL is simply NOT doing or saying that which God DESIRES or WILLS to be done or said. Remember God told Israel to GO and POSSESS the land? Remember what they did? They sent out spies in order to SEE IF it was POSSIBLE to do that which God told them to go and do. And some of the spies came back with an EVIL report saying there are GIANTS in the land and we are like grasshoppers in their sight. In other words, they were saying we CANNOT do what God wants us to do which is just the OPPOSITE of what God WILLED for them to DO. Plain and simple they did NOT BELIEVE God and God called their disobedience and unbelief EVIL. However, two spies came back with a GOOD report which AGREED with what God WILLED for them to do. In other words, these two were NOT evil, but rather they were RIGHTEOUS before God and therefore where allowed to go into the promised land.

Another point that I would like to make is that because mankind had become so wicked in the days of Noah that God decided that he would destroy man and beast from they earth except for Noah and his family and the animals that God instructed Noah to take with him on the ark. Now IF it were true that ALL of mankind were BORN with a SINFUL NATURE and were SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that it was impossible for man to seek after God, and it REPENTED and GRIEVED God for even making man upon the earth, then WHY would Almighty God even try to start over with mankind SUPPOSEDLY knowing that Noah and his family all had an EVIL SINFUL NATURE and could in no way do that which is right before God, which some FALSELY teach.

The TRUTH of the matter is that Noah did NOT have and EVIL heart CONTINUALLY before Almighty God, because the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that Noah was a JUST man that WALKED WITH God and who was PERFECT in his generations and therefore found GRACE in the eyes of God because of his righteousness. Therefore ALL of mankind is NOT BORN with a SINFUL NATURE that has supposedly MADE or FORCED us to be SINNERS from the moment we are BORN and we had no say so in the matter whatsoever.

Remember and keep in mind that the doctrines of original sin and total depravity teach that ALL of mankind from Adam to this very day are ALL BORN with a wicked and SINFUL NATURE and according to the doctrine of total depravity men are SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that NO man could possibly do that which is right in the eyes of God, UNTIL they are FIRST REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit and thereby enabled to understand the gospel enough to be SAVED.

In other words, according to Calvinism and Reformed Theology, ALL of mankind from Adam to this very day are SINNERS from the moment that they are BORN and will REMAIN sinners UNLESS they are one of the LUCKY CHOSEN FEW who were UNCONDITIONALLY CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved. And even then these so called ELECT are BORN so totally depraved that even they being the very elect of God cannot understand the word of God enough to be saved, UNTIL they are FIRST REGENERATED or born again by the Holy Spirit.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that these doctrines are FALSE teachings, because they do NOT agree with what the WHOLE word of Almighty God teaches us? Can you not see that IF these doctrines were true, then there would be absolutely not even ONE RIGHTEOUS person from Adam to Jesus, because EVERY person would have been BORN with this so called "WICKED and SINFUL NATURE" that supposedly caused them to SIN CONTINUALLY before God without them having any choice in the matter, UNTIL they FIRST be REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit, that was NOT YET given in the days before Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world and was resurrected from the dead.

The TRUTH of the matter is that the word of TRUTH, the WHOLE word of God, teaches us that there were in fact RIGHTEOUS men that walked with God from Adam to Jesus. The Holy Bible teaches us that ABEL was a RIGHTEOUS man before God. Please read Matthew 23:35, where Jesus HIMSELF clearly and plainly teaches us that there were many RIGHTEOUS men from ABEL in the days of Adam to ZACHARIAS in the days of Jesus.


"That upon you may come all the RIGHTEOUS blood shed upon the earth, FROM the blood of RIGHTEOUS Abel UNTO the blood of (RIGHTEOUS) Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you SLEW between the temple and the altar."


We also read in Hebrews chapter 11 not only about Abel being RIGHTEOUS before God and how his RIGHTEOUS BLOOD was SHED like that of Zacharias in the days of Jesus, but ALSO about many other RIGHTEOUS men, such as Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph and many others. But for now I want to focus upon Cain and Abel, where one made the CHOICE to obey God and do that which was right or RIGHTEOUS before God and the other one made the CHOICE NOT to OBEY God and who was therefore OVERCOME by the enemy's INFLUENCE where he was TEMPTED to murder his brother. First we will read Hebrews 11:4, then we will go back to Genesis chapter 3.


"By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he (Abel) OBTAINED witness that he was RIGHTEOUS, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks."


So then, here in this verse we can plainly see that BY the WORKS that Abel DID was the very reason why he obtained the witness that he was RIGHTEOUS before God. Whereas in Genesis 4:3-8 we see that Cain did NOT DO that righteous WORK of OBEYING God that his brother Abel did do and therefore God was NOT pleased with Cains WORK or deed of sacrifice that he made was he was with Abel's sacrifice.


"And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

4. And Abel, he also brought of the first ling of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why are you wroth ? and why is your countenance fallen ?

7. IF you DO WELL (In other words, if you DO that which is RIGHT as your brother Abel has done), shall you not be ACCEPTED? And if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And unto you shall be his desire, and YOU SHALL RULE OVER him. (In other words, Almighty God EXPECTED Cain to RULE OVER this TEMPTATION to KILL his brother Abel out of jealously)

8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and SLEW him."


This passage of scripture alone should prove beyond any shadow of a doubt for those seeking the TRUTH that mankind is NOT BORN with a SINFUL NATURE and therefore are SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that they are thus rendered TOTALLY UNABLE to do that which is RIGHT or RIGHTEOUS before Almighty God UNTIL they are FIRST born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit as Calvinism and Reformed Theology FALSELY teaches.

The WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us that Abel made the CHOICE to do that which is RIGHT before God and Cain made the CHOICE NOT to do that which is RIGHT before God and therefore was brought under FURTHER TEMPTATION, which he was told DIRECTLY from Almighty God that the HE HIMSELF was to RULE OVER this INFLUENCE or TEMPTATION to SIN further against God by killing his brother.

To ME, this leaves no doubt that mankind has always been given the CHOICE to WHOM we are going to serve, whether we be OBEDIENT to God unto RIGHTEOUSNESS, or whether we make the CHOICE to LISTEN to Satan's INFLUENCE to DISOBEY God and serve SIN unto death.

I want you to read Genesis 4:7 from several different translations so that you get the full impact of what Almighty God is teaching us in his word of TRUTH. Here is this verse from the New International Version (N.I.V.).


"If YOU DO what is RIGHT, will you not be ACCEPTED? But if you DO NOT what is RIGHT, sin is crouching at your door; it (speaking of SIN or more precisely SATAN who has ENTERED into the world who INFLUENCES us to commit sin, IT speaking of Satan) desires to have you, but YOU must MASTER it. (or YOU YOURSELF must be MASTER over SIN and Satan and NOT let Satan's temptation or INFLUENCE be master over you or overcome you)"


Again it is perfectly clear, to ME, that Almighty God is WARNING Cain, and warning us as well, that we have a CHOICE in the matter and IF we make the CHOICE to DO that which is RIGHT, then we will be ACCEPTED of God, and if we make the CHOICE to simply LET the INFLUENCE or TEMPTATION of Satan RULE over us, then we will be OVERCOME by this INFLUENCE of Satan and give into the temptation of the devil and SIN and thus do that which is NOT right before God by our OWN CHOICE in the matter.

Can you not see that SIN or the INFLUENCE of Satan which tempts us to sin is what ENTERED into the world, and then DEATH was PASSED upon men BY the result of each individual man making the CHOICE to obey the INFLUENCE of Satan and do that which is NOT right before God, and NOT that ALL of mankind automatically INHERITED a so called SINFUL NATURE that made it impossible for any man to do that which is RIGHT before God from Adam to this very day, UNTIL they are FIRST regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Other wise IF these doctrines of original sin and total depravity were true, then this would consequently mean that ALL BABIES who have died before they were baptized by the MAN made doctrine of INFANT BAPTISM would automatically be destroyed in the lake of fire.

The TRUTH of the matter is that the CLEAR word of God teaches us that it is DEATH that was PASSED upon all men BECAUSE all men at one time or another made a CHOICE to GIVE INTO the INFLUENCE of Satan's TEMPTATION and SINNED of their OWN free WILL, and NOT that a sinful NATURE was PASSED upon all of mankind.

Please read Romans 5:12 one more time.


"Wherefore, as by one man SIN entered into the WORLD (or the INFLUENCE of SATAN was allowed to remain in the world to tempt all of mankind and accuse man before God that they are ALL SINNERS just as he, speaking of SATAN, is a sinner, because God was being FALSELY ACCUSED that he MADE Lucifer and us this EVIL), and death BY sin; and so DEATH passed upon all men, (WHY? Why does DEATH or SEPARATION from God come or pass upon all men?) FOR (or BECAUSE) that ALL have SINNED: (NOT because ALL have INHERITED the SIN of Adam, as in the GUILT of Adam's sin, or even that we inherited a so called sinful NATURE, because the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us that the children shall NOT be punished for the SIN of the father.)"


The REASON that death or spiritual separation from God is passed upon ALL men is BECAUSE every single human being EXCEPT for Jesus, the Son of Almighty God has made the CHOICE to give into the INFLUENCE of Satan's temptation and has SINNED of their OWN FREE WILL at one time or another in their life. The Bible teaches us that Jesus was TEMPTED in ALL points just like we are TEMPTED, but yet Jesus never once gave into any of these temptations and sinned. In other words, Jesus is the only man who ever lived his ENTIRE life without giving into the temptation of the Devil to commit SIN against God. But this does not mean that after we become Christians that we cannot live our lives without sin, because of the teaching that Jesus was the ONLY one who ever lived without sin. For a deeper understand that you cannot live without sin until you first BELIEVE that it is possible please read the study called. "HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!".

No where in the Bible do I myself find that ALL of mankind has INHERITED a so called SINFUL NATURE that causes us to SIN, NOR do I find anywhere in the Bible that ALL of mankind INHERITS the actual GUILT of the original sin of Adam and therefore making us all guilty before God the moment we are conceived in the womb and therefore worthy of DEATH, so if a baby dies according to the FALSE doctrine of ORIGINAL SIN, then they are condemned to the lake of fire. Again this is WHY yet another FALSE doctrine needed to be made by man, because people could not handle the idea of an INNOCENT little baby who died being cast into the lake of fire having done nothing themselves to deserve such a drastic punishment. Hence the FALSE doctrine of INFANT baptism came into existence so that babies could be SAVED by baptizing them with the sprinkling of so called holy water. None of this is taught anywhere in the word of God. So then, IF the doctrine of infant baptism were true, then ACCORDING to Calvinism and Reformed Theology once a person is SAVED by BAPTISM is water as a baby, then they are ALWAYS SAVED. In other words, would this not also mean that as soon as any baby is BAPTIZED and therefore spared from the judgment of the lake of fire that BAPTIZED baby is GUARANTEED to never lose their salvation no matter what?

Now IF this were true, then WHY even preach the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, which Almighty God himself CHOSE as the means by which people were to BELIEVE in his SON Jesus to be SAVED. Why not rather just BAPTIZE every baby that is BORN and EVERY one would be SAVED, if so be that they were BAPTIZED as a baby. Can you not see, how just ONE MISINTERPRETATION of a scripture can lead to so many FALSE ideas and FALSE teachings? I do not mean to sound over critical, but those who teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology mock others like myself, who teach against their false teachings, by saying mockingly, that IF all babies are INNOCENT before God, then we should KILL all babies so that they would be guaranteed to be saved. This is such a childish rebuttal to the truth of God's word that is not at all Biblical. I mean MURDER innocent babies so that they will be saved. Break one of the ten commandments to try and prove that what you teach is Biblical.


The TRUTH of the matter is that what causes us to sin is the INFLUENCE and DECEPTION of Satan. In other words, it is UNNATURAL for man to SIN. It is AGAINST the very NATURE of man to SIN. Man does NOT have a NATURE to SIN. It is NOT NATURAL for man to SIN. Therefore mankind does NOT have a SINFUL NATURE.


Let me PROVE this to you once and for all time. Please read Romans 1:18-32, which PLAINLY and CLEARLY teaches us that it is AGAINST our NATURE to SIN, therefore PROVING that we are NOT BORN with a SINFUL NATURE as some FALSELY teach, because IF it were true that we are BORN with a sinful NATURE, then to sin would be NATURAL to us , sin would be our very NATURE, and therefore SINNING would NOT be AGAINST our true God given NATURE. But this is NOT what the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of God teaches us in Romans 1:18-32, which says,


"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven AGAINST all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (WHY?)

19. Because that which may be KNOWN of God is manifest (or made KNOWN) IN THEM; for God has showed it unto them. (In other words, God shows us that which is right from wrong through the CONSCIENCE which we INHERITED because of Adam's original sin. And Adam and Eve KNEW that they were naked and tried to cover themselves and hide from God AFTER they disobeyed God and ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thus a CONSCIENCE was now given to mankind from that day forward.)

20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE:

21. Because that, when they KNEW God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but BECAME VAIN in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened (or the heart BECAME darkened).

22. Professing themselves to be wise, they BECAME FOOLS,

23. And CHANGED the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.

24. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts (which they themselves CHOSE to have darkened), to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

25. Who CHANGED the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature MORE than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (by making the CHOICE to obey the INFLUENCE of Satan rather than the word of God)

26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did CHANGE the NATURAL use into that which is against NATURE:

27. And likewise also the men, leaving the NATURAL use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

28. And even as they did not like to RETAIN God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29. Being FILLED with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31. Without understanding, covenant breakers, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, implacable, unmerciful:

32. Who KNOWING the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."


In other words, ALL these SINS mention here are the result of being WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION and doing that which is AGAINST our very NATURE to do. To ME, this passage of scripture PROVES without a doubt that SIN is AGAINST the very NATURE in which Almighty God created us and therefore proves that we are NOT BORN with a SINFUL NATURE as some FALSELY teach.

Now some of you may say that I am trying to twist the scriptures to include all sin as an UNNATURAL act of mankind and that it is ONLY the SIN of HOMOSEXUALITY that is AGAINST the NATURE of mankind to commit. Well to ME, even if ONE sin is AGAINST the NATURE of mankind to commit, then this would prove that mankind is not BORN will this so called SINFUL NATURE, because God's word CLEARLY states that it is UNNATURAL or against the very NATURE of man to lie with another man and a woman to lie with another woman.

Therefore there would be NO such SIN as homosexuality IF the ALL of mankind were BORN with a SINFUL NATURE as some FALSELY teach, because this passage of scripture teaches us that it is AGAINST the NATURE in which God created us for man to have sex with another man. In other words, IF if were true that ALL of mankind were BORN with the NATURE to be a homosexual, then there would be absolutely NO homosexuals, because it would be our NATURE and NOT AGAINST our nature for man to have sex with another man.

However, the Bible clearly teaches us that HOMOSEXUALITY IS  for a fact a SIN and that it is AGAINST our very NATURE to commit such a SIN. Also if we break just ONE point of the law, then the WHOLE law is transgressed. The question still needs to be asked, if Paul was ONLY speaking about the ONE SIN of HOMOSEXUALITY being AGAINST our very NATURE, then WHY did Paul bother to LIST all these others SINS and say that those who do such things are WITHOUT NATURAL affection?

The Bible teaches that out of the mouth of two or three witnesses to let everything be established. So then, let us take a close look at Romans 2:5-15, which teaches us that the GENTILES, who were considered SINNERS by the Jews, KEPT the law of God by their NATURE with which they were BORN.


"But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasuring up unto YOURSELF wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

6. Who will render to EVERY man according to HIS deeds:

7. To THEM who BY patient CONTINUANCE in WELL DOING seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

8. But unto THEM that are CONTENTIOUS, and do NOT OBEY the truth, but obey unrighteousness, (or obey the INFLUENCE of Satan and make the CHOICE to give into his temptation and SIN) indignation and wrath,

9. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10. But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11. For there is NO RESPECT of persons with God. (this also means that God does NOT pick and chose certain specific individuals to be saved)

12. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

13. (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the DOERS of the law shall be justified.

14. For when the Gentiles, which have NOT the law, DO BY NATURE the things contained in the law, THESE (speaking of ALL of mankind, but more particularly here as being GENTILES, who are BORN with a NATURE to do that which is RIGHT, because we ALL have a CONSCIENCE that bears witness to us of right and wrong, THESE), having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15. Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their CONSCIENCE also bearing witness, and their THOUGHTS the mean while accusing or else excusing one another ;)"


You see, even though we ALL are BORN will a CONSCIENCE that bears witness to our hearts to that which is right or wrong, which is THE WHAT that we INHERITED because of Adam's original sin, we also have been given the freedom to CHOOSE which INFLUENCE we are going to OBEY and therefore we all at time make EXCUSES and try to REASON away the INFLUENCE which we decide to follow or not follow. Our THOUGHTS try and make excuses to justify the wrong that we chose to do of our own free will.

My point is this, SOME of these GENTILES, who BY their NATURE, made the CHOICE to OBEY the LAW of Almighty God even though they did not know the written law on paper, but only responded to the voice of their CONSCIENCE, which is part of their NATURE to do that which was RIGHT before God. Again, without ever having been given the WRITTEN COMMANDMENT of God which they could read, they yet OBEYED the law of God, BECAUSE they and we are ALL BORN with the NATURE to know what is right and what is wrong. And it is our NATURE at first to follow that which is RIGHT.

However, because SIN or more precisely because the INFLUENCE of Satan, who TEMPTS us and DECEIVES us to SIN has ENTERED into the world or was ALLOWED to remain in the world, then ALL of mankind at one time or another has either been DECEIVED by the deceitfulness of sin or has simply GIVEN INTO the INFLUENCE of Satan and has SINNED. In other words, the THOUGHTS that come to us go AGAINST our NATURE to do that which is right before God. That is to say, our CONSCIENCE that we INHERITED because of one man's ORIGINAL sin, urges us to that which is right, but we reason between these THOUGHTS to go AGAINST what our INHERITED NATURE is telling us and sometimes we give in and SIN against God AND our NATURE. Therefore DEATH has PASSED upon ALL of mankind, BECAUSE ALL men have SINNED by their OWN FREE WILL at one time or another, and NOT that the actual SIN of Adam, or GUILT of sin, nor a SINFUL NATURE has been passed upon all mankind as some FALSELY teach.


SIMPLY put;

NO man or woman

has been BORN with a

SINFUL NATURE!


Now some of you may still not be convinced of this Biblical TRUTH and DEMAND that the Bible clearly teaches that there is NOT ONE who is RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE, because Paul quoted a verse of scripture from the Old Testament! Those who believe and teach these man made doctrines of ORIGINAL SIN and TOTAL DEPRAVITY are quick to quote Romans 3:9-18 as their PROOF that ALL of mankind from Adam to this present day have been BORN with a SINFUL NATURE and therefore there is NOT EVEN ONE RIGHTEOUS person, NO, NOT ONE from Adam to Jesus and to even this very day based upon the INTERPRETATION of this one passage of scripture!

Well lets us take a CLOSER look at what the WHOLE word of Almighty God has to say about these verses that SEEM to say that there is NOT ONE RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE. Please read Romans 3:9, which teaches us that we are ALL under SIN, both Jew and Gentile. And while you read these verses and what they are TRULY teaching us please keep in mind that there is a DIFFERENCE between having a sinful NATURE and being TOTALLY DEPRAVED from what the word of TRUTH teaches us that ALL of mankind being UNDER sin. BIG DIFFERENCE and we will get to that understanding shortly.


"What then? are we BETTER than they? No, in no wise: for we have before PROVED both Jews and Gentiles, that they are ALL UNDER SIN;"


Now the reason WHY Paul goes on in the following verses taking them OUT of CONTEXT to show further that ALL of mankind is UNDER SIN I have no clue. Perhaps Paul is doing as some preachers do today, which is to use select verses of scripture to drive home a point, even though the scriptures that they are using in truth are prophecies of the last days or in truth are referring to another subject altogether. None the less the verse that Paul quotes in Romans 3:9-18 were all take OUT of CONTEXT, but the why I cannot answer completely.

I myself see the NEW TESTAMENT as letters and teachings that were written by men who were indeed inspired by God to write them down so that they would not be lost by simply handing these teachings down verbally from generation to generation, but I do not believe that necessarily every single word as being a THUS SAYS THE LORD. What I mean by this is that there are places in the New Testament when Paul comes right out and plainly states that he is speaking as a MAN, which to ME, says that not every single word Paul says is inspired directly of God. In other words, I personally believe that at times Paul puts in his OWN opinion. Again this is just MY OPINION and is NOT to be taken as a THUS SAYS the LORD. I am just saying that CLEARLY to those seeking the TRUTH that Paul took these verses in Romans 3:9-18 OUT of CONTEXT to make the point that we are ALL UNDER SIN. In other words, Paul MISLED many in the church today by quoting these verses OUT of CONTEXT. Now whether Paul did this INTENTIONALLY of UNINTENTIONALLY I cannot say, but I would assume that he did it UNINTENTIONALLY not knowing that other would misinterpret what he was trying to say and take it to the extreme and teach another gospel that is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Again, there are preachers today that take verses OUT of CONTEXT whether intentionally or unintentionally, to MAKE a POINT, and I personally believe that this is what Paul is doing here in Romans 3:9-18 to MAKE the POINT that ALL HAVE SINNED and therefore ALL of mankind have FALLEN SHORT of the glory of Almighty God and therefore all are UNDER sin and THUS we all NEED a SAVIOR.


"What then? are we BETTER (also keep in mind that God is ELIMINATING PRIDE by giving us HIS GRACE) than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are ALL UNDER SIN; (then Paul goes on to try and FURTHER prove this truth, which he already said that he PROVED before. Anyway for whatever reason Paul goes on to say:)

10. As it is WRITTEN, There is NONE righteous, NO, NOT ONE (so then, WHERE is it WRITTEN that there is NONE righteous, NO, NOT ONE? Let us read through the entire list of scriptures that Paul QUOTES before we go to the Old Testament and read them in their CONTEXT):

11. There is NONE that understands, there is NONE that SEEKS after God.

12. They are ALL gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is NONE that does good, NO, NOT ONE.

13. Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

14. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

15. Their feet are swift to shed blood:

16. Destruction and misery are in their ways:

17. And the way of peace have they not known:

18. There is no fear of God before their eyes."


Now in verses 10, 11, and 12 Paul is quoting from Psalm 14, which clearly is NOT speaking about ALL of mankind, but RATHER is speaking of or prophesying of the FOOL that says there is NO God is the LAST days. Please read Psalm 14:1-5, which says,


"The FOOL has said in HIS heart, There is NO God. THEY (speaking of those who FOOLISHLY say in THEIR heart that there is NO God. THEY) are corrupt, THEY have done abominable works, there is NONE (clearly speaking of NONE of THEM, the understood subject of who is being talked about, which is the FOOL that says there is NO God. There is NONE of THEM) that does good.

2. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. (a prophecy of the last days of WHEN the Lord will look down and see that the wickedness of the WICKED is come to FULL once more in the earth as it became in the days of Noah)

3 THEY (again speaking of the FOOL who says there is NO God in the last days, THEY) are all gone aside, THEY are all together BECOME filthy: there is NONE (again speaking of NONE of THEM, still the understood subject referring to the FOOLS in the last days that says there is NO God. There is NONE of THEM) that does good, NO, NOT ONE (of THEM, speaking again of the FOOL in the last days when wickedness has come to completion, which is the understood subject throughout this entire Psalm).

4. Have all the WORKERS of INIQUITY no knowledge ? Who eat up MY PEOPLE (thus PROVING that their are indeed GODLY and RIGHTEOUS people of God on the earth that are being killed by these WICKED people who say in THEIR heart that there is NO God. It is THESE workers of INIQUITY who eat up God people) as THEY (speaking of ONLY the WICKED and NOT of ALL of mankind as some FALSELY teach, THEY, the WICKED) eat bread, and call NOT upon the LORD.

5. There were THEY (still speaking of he FOOL in the last days that says in his heart that there is NO God and who work iniquity including the killing of the RIGHTEOUS people of God. It is THEY, the FOOL that shall be) in great fear: (WHY? Why shall these FOOLS who say that there is NO God who persecute the people of God start to FEAR in the last days? Because they will see Jesus when he comes to execute the WRATH of Almighty God. These verses LEFT in their CONTEXT clearly teach us that the THEY is speaking of ONLY the WICKED who will one day FEAR God) FOR (or because) God is in the generation of the RIGHTEOUS.(which again PROVES that Paul took these verse OUT of CONTEXT either intentionally of unintentionally, but none the less by NOT keeping them IN the CONTEXT they have led many to be MISLED into believing that Paul was speaking of ALL of mankind when he quoted Psalm 14 saying that there is NONE righteous, NO, NOT ONE)"


The TRUTH of the matter none of these verses Paul quoted in Romans 3:12-18 are speaking of ALL of mankind, as some FALSELY teach, but RATHER they are all speaking of the WICKED at the END of the age when God shall judge the wicked, because NONE of the WICKED will seek after God, and NONE of the WICKED will TURN from THEIR wicked way.

In other words, the FULNESS of the Gentiles will have come in and be completed when God will look upon the children of men and see for himself that NONE of the WICKED will SEEK after God no matter how much the gospel is preached, NO NOT ONE of the WICKED will turn to God WHEN the wickedness has come to FULL. Jesus will say let the righteous remain righteous and let the unrighteous remain unrighteous knowing that the TIME has come when NONE of the wicked shall turn to God.


Please read Psalm 14:7, the last verse in this short chapter from the Wycliffe translation that prophesies of the last days WHEN the DELIVERER shall come out of Zion to set Israel free from the nations that are warring against her at the battle of Armageddon.


"Who shall give from Zion health to Israel? WHEN the Lord has turned away the captivity of his people; Jacob shall fully be joyful, Jacob shall (make) full out joy, and Israel shall be glad. (Who shall give victory; Who shall give salvation, or deliverance, to Israel out of Zion? WHEN the Lord has RETURNED the prosperity of his people, then Jacob shall rejoice; yea, Israel shall be glad.)"


Now the first part of verse 13 in Romans chapter 3 Paul is quoting from Psalm 5. Lets us read the first part of Romans 3:13 again before we read Psalm 5:9 when it is LEFT in it's entire CONTEXT.


Romans 3:13a

"THEIR throat is an open sepulcher; with THEIR tongues THEY have used deceit;..."


So then, WHO is the THEIR and the THEY speaking of here? Is the THEY and the THEIR here in this passage of scripture referring to ALL of mankind as many of us have FALSELY been TAUGHT? Well let us see by taking a CLOSE look at Psalm 5:9, which is the verse that Paul is quoting, but let us examine it in it's CONTEXT by reading the entire Psalm 5:1-12, which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that Paul is quoting about the LAST DAYS and that there are in fact RIGHTEOUS people of God on the earth in these last days who are PRAYING this Psalm about the WICKED to be DESTROYED, because THEY, the WICKED are killing the RIGHTEOUS.


"Give ear to MY words, O LORD, consider MY meditation.

2. Hearken unto the voice of MY cry, MY King, and MY God: for unto you will I pray.

3. MY voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct MY prayer unto you, and will look up.

4. For thou are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.

5. The FOOLISH (speaking of the FOOLISH wicked people who say that there is NO God and who work iniquity) shall NOT stand in your sight: you hate all WORKERS of INIQUITY.

6. You shall DESTROY THEM that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7. BUT as for ME, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.

8. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of mine enemies; make your way straight before MY face.

9. For (or because) there is NO faithfulness in THEIR mouth; THEIR inward part is very wickedness; THEIR throat is an open sepulcher; THEY flatter with THEIR tongue.

10. DESTROY you THEM, O God; let THEM fall by THEIR own counsels; cast THEM out in the multitude of THEIR transgressions; for THEY have rebelled against you.

11. BUT let all THOSE that put their TRUST in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them: let them also that love your name be joyful in you.

12. For you, LORD, will bless the RIGHTEOUS; with favor will you compass him (the RIGHTEOUS) as with a shield."


CLEARLY verse 9, which Paul is quoting in the first half of Romans 3:13 is speaking of the WICKED in the LAST DAYS, when the RIGHTEOUS are praying to God to DESTROY THEM, because there are NONE of the WICKED that are SEEKING after God, NO, NOT ONE WICKED person is seeking after God. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that when these verses are LEFT in their CONTEXT, then is becomes CLEAR to those seeking the TRUTH that these verses are NOT speaking of ALL for mankind as being UNRIGHTEOUS and that there is NONE of ALL of mankind that are RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE.

But RATHER when these verses are read in their CONTEXT they clearly and plainly teach us that the NONE who are RIGHTEOUS, NO NOT ONE is speaking of ONLY the WICKED in the LAST DAYS who are NOT seeking after God, because clearly in each and every verse that Paul quotes if Romans 3:9-18 when LEFT IN the CONTEXT of where it is found plainly shows that there are in fact RIGHTEOUS people of God who are being persecuted and killed by the WICKED who say that there is NO God.

In the last half of verse 13 Paul is quoting from Psalm 140:3. Again let us read the last half of Romans 3:13 before we read the entire CONTEXT of Psalm 140:3, which again is NOT speaking of ALL of mankind as many of us have been FALSELY taught.


Romans 3:13b

"...the poison of asps is under their lips:"


Now here is Psalm 140:3, which Paul is quoting OUT of CONTEXT, which I have left in it's ENTIRE CONTEXT so that you can see the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. Please read Psalm 140:1-13, which again CLEARLY is speaking of the LAST DAYS when the WICKED are CONTINUALLY making WAR against Israel.


"Deliver ME (speaking of the RIGHTEOUS in the LAST DAYS), O LORD, from the EVIL MAN: preserve ME from the VIOLENT MAN;

2. Which imagine mischief in THEIR heart; continually are THEY gathered together for WAR.

3. THEY have sharpened THEIR tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under THEIR lips. Selah.

4. Keep ME, O LORD, from the hands of the WICKED; preserve ME from the VIOLENT MAN; who have purposed to overthrow MY goings.

5. The PROUD have hid a snare for ME, and cords; THEY have spread a net by the wayside; THEY have set gins for me. Selah.(or pause and think)

6. I said unto the LORD, You are MY God: hear the voice of MY supplications, O LORD.

7. O GOD the Lord, the strength of MY salvation, You have covered MY head in the DAY of BATTLE.

8. Grant NOT, O LORD, the desires of the WICKED: further NOT HIS WICKED device; lest THEY exalt themselves. Selah.

9. As for the head of those that compass ME about, let the mischief of THEIR own lips cover THEM.

10. Let burning coals fall upon THEM: let THEM be cast into the FIRE; into deep pits, that THEY rise not up again.

11. Let not an EVIL speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow HIM.

12. I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

13. Surely the RIGHTEOUS shall give thanks unto your name: the UPRIGHT shall dwell in your presence."


Again, CLEARLY the CONTEXT is speaking of the WICKED and VIOLENT men in the LAST DAYS in the DAY of BATTLE when the WICKED shall make WAR against God's RIGHTEOUS people the Jews and the Christians.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ that Paul has either intentionally or unintentionally taken these verses OUT of their CONTEXT when he quoted them in Romans 3:12-18 and thereby many have been MISLED into believing that Paul was speaking about ALL of mankind when he said that there are NONE righteous, NO, NOT ONE who SEEKS after God. Again I have no clue as to reason WHY Paul took all these verses OUT of their CONTEXT. I can only suppose that he was trying to drive the point home that ALL of mankind have SINNED at one time of the other in their life and therefore, ALL of mankind, both JEW and Gentile, had fallen short of the glory of God and were considered to be UNDER SIN, and THEREFORE were in NEED of a SAVIOR.

I believe Paul was trying to show that under the NEW covenant that the salvation of mankind comes only through FAITH in the shed blood of Jesus, and not in our OWN righteousness which will ultimately produce PRIDE in us leaving us to believe we are BETTER than others. To ME, God made this new covenant to eliminate BOASTING, because the very reason we are SAVED, as in, being brought back into right relationship with God, is so that he can give us his Holy Spirit to empower us to do good works of righteousness, but NOT in our OWN strength, but rather we are HIS workmanship and all we do is by FAITH in HIS word and in HIS Spirit so that BOASTING is eliminated completely and ALL the GLORY goes to Almighty God and his Son Jesus.

Moving on in Romans chapter 3 we find that in Romans 3:14 Paul is quoting Psalm 10:7. Lets us read Romans 3:14, which says,


"Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:"


Now WHOSE mouth is this verse speaking of that is full of cursing and bitterness? Is it the mouth of every single person on the earth or ALL of mankind as many of us have been taught? Or is it the mouth of ONLY the WICKED in the LAST DAYS that this verse from Psalm 10:7 that Paul is quoting in Romans 3:14 is speaking about? Let us keep this verse in it's CONTEXT by reading the entire Psalm 10:1-18, which says,


"Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in TIMES of TROUBLE (speaking of the LAST DAYS right before Jesus comes to execute the WRATH of Almighty God upon the WICKED)?

2. The WICKED in his pride does PERSECUTE the poor: let THEM (speaking of the WICKED) be taken in the devices that THEY have imagined.

3. For the WICKED boasts of his heart's desire, (which is to DOMINATE the world and kill all the Jews and the Christians) and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

4. The WICKED, through the pride of his countenance, WILL NOT SEEK after God: (CLEARLY it is the WICKED who is NOT righteous, NO, NOT ONE wicked person in the last days will SEEK after God) God is NOT in all HIS thoughts.

5. HIS ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of HIS sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

6. HE hath said in HIS heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

7. HIS mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.(so then, it is clear that it is the MOUTH of the WICKED ONLY and NOT ALL of mankind that this verse is speaking about)

8. He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent (speaking of the WICKED murdering the innocent Christians and the Jews): his eyes are privily set against the poor.

9. He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.

10. He crouches, and humbles himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

11. He hath said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it. (in other words, there is NO God)

12. Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.

13. Wherefore does the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, You will not require it.

14 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it with your hand: the poor commits himself unto you; you are the helper of the fatherless.

15. Break you the arm of the WICKED and the EVIL MAN: seek out his wickedness till you find none.(in other words, destroy every last one of the wicked Lord till there be no wicked person left)

16. The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.(speaking of the last days when Jesus shall be King of kings for 1000 years)

17. LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

18. To JUDGE the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may NO MORE OPPRESS."


Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that EVERY verse that Paul has quoted in Romans 3:9-18 from the Old Testament has been taken OUT of CONTEXT either intentionally or unintentionally, and has been quoted together in such a way as to lead one to believe that he is speaking of ALL of mankind when he says that NONE are RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE, and NONE SEEK after God, NO, NOT ONE.

But the TRUTH of the matter is that these verses when LEFT in the CONTEXT they are CLEARLY speaking of ONLY the WICKED in the LAST DAYS that are the ones who are NOT seeking God. We can also see that none of the WICKED seek after God because the wickedness of the wicked has BECOME so bad that there will be NONE of these WICKED in the last days that will TURN from their wickedness, NO, NOT ONE. In other words, the wickedness has come to FULL, when God will look down upon the children of men and SEE that NONE of the WICKED shall TURN from their wickedness and become RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, NEITHER the Jews NOR those wicked nations will TURN to the Lord, UNTIL AFTER the rapture of the church and they SEE Jesus coming in flaming fire executing the WRATH of Almighty God. Please read the study entitled "THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS" for a deeper understanding on HOW things will be like in the last days when Jesus comes again for his church and to rescue Israel from total destruction.

But for now let us continue this study in God's word by taking a CLOSER look at Romans 3:9-18, which is used by some to TRY and support the FALSE teaching that ALL of mankind are BORN with a SINFUL NATURE and are therefore considered by some to be SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that none of mankind not even the ELECT can understand the word of God enough to be SAVED, UNTIL they are FIRST REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit of God.


In Romans 3:15 Paul is quoting Proverbs 1:16. Again let us read Romans 3:15, before we read where Paul quoted from in the old Testament.


"THEIR feet are swift to shed blood:"


Again whose are the THEIR feet that are swift to shed blood? Is it the feet of ALL of mankind that many of us have been taught? Or is it the feet of the WICKED ONLY? Let us read the Proverbs 1:10-16, which is the CONTEXT of Romans 3:15.


"MY son (speaking of the RIGHTEOUS), if SINNERS entice YOU, consent you not.

11. If THEY say, Come with US, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

12. Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

13. WE (speaking of the SINNERS trying to ENTICE the RIGHTEOUS, WE the wicked) shall find all precious substance, WE shall fill our houses with spoil:

14. Cast in YOUR lot among US; let us all have one purse:

15. MY son, walk NOT you in the way with THEM; refrain your foot from THEIR path:(again proving that NOT ALL of mankind are UNRIGHTEOUS, because clearly here in the CONTEXT we see that the RIGHTEOUS are being ENTICED by the WICKED)

16. For THEIR feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood."


So AGAIN the THEIR here in Romans 3:15 is referring to ONLY the WICKED and NOT to ALL of mankind as many of us have FALSELY been taught by the doctrines of ORIGINAL SIN and TOTAL DEPRAVITY. Clearly the CONTEXT of Romans 3:12-18 reveals to us the TRUTH that there are many RIGHTEOUS ones in the earth at the same time that the WICKED have become so wicked that NONE of the WICKED, NO, NOT ONE SEEK after God in the LAST DAYS.


In Romans 3:16,17 Paul is quoting Isaiah 59:7,8. Here is what Romans 3:16,17 says,


"16. Destruction and misery are in THEIR ways:

17. And the way of peace have THEY not known:"


Now when I read Isaiah 59 I see again two groups of people, the WICKED and the RIGHTEOUS, which to ME, proves that the NONE who are righteous cannot POSSIBLE be CORRECTLY INTERPRETED to mean ALL of mankind as many of us have been FALSELY taught by these man made doctrines of ORIGINAL SIN and TOTAL DEPRAVITY.

But I also see ISRAEL as being in transgression against God and being heavily persecuted, but yet they do not cry out to God for judgment, but rather take matters into their own hands while all the while God is wanting them to call upon him.

I also see in verse 15 that those who DEPART from WICKEDNESS make themselves a TARGET or PREY for the wicked to cut them down. The more I study about ISLAM and the LAST DAYS I am seeing Isaiah 59:15 being fulfilled today, because when a Muslim sees the TRUTH of God's word, as written in the Holy Bible, and they turn from Islam and call upon Jesus to be their savior, then they became TARGETS or PREY that their own family members seek to KILL.

You see, in Muslim dominated countries those who DEPART from WICKEDNESS, speaking of the wickedness of persecuting and killing God's RIGHTEOUS people the Christians and the Jews, or in other words, those who DEPART from ISLAM make themselves a TARGET to be killed by their OWN people. Also there will be those who depart from evil who will be persecuted just because they believe in God and do that which is right in the eyes of God and the Lord, who is displeased with all this persecution of his righteous people, but more so because their is no cry being made to him to execute JUDGMENT upon the wicked.


"Yea, truth fails; and he that DEPARTS from EVIL MAKE HIMSELF PREY: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment."


In Romans 3:18 Paul is quoting Psalm 36:1. First read Romans verse 18, which says,


"There is no fear of God before their eyes."


Now please read Psalm 36:1 in it's ENTIRE CONTEXT, which again is prophesying of the LAST DAYS, when the wickedness of the WICKED has come to full and the TIME of JUDGMENT has come. To ME, there is NO DOUBT that the THEIR throughout Romans 3:12-18 is speaking of ONLY the WICKED and NOT ALL of mankind as many of us have FALSE been taught by the FALSE doctrines of ORIGINAL SIN and TOTAL DEPRAVITY. Here is Psalm 36:1-12, which clearly teaches us that the THEIR who have NO FEAR of God before THEIR eyes is speaking of ONLY the WICKED, the FOOL that says in his heart that there is NO God.


"The transgression of the WICKED says within my heart, that there is NO fear of God before HIS eyes.(in other words, the RIGHTEOUS man concludes in his own heart that the reason the wicked are so wicked is that they must believe in their heart that there is NO God and therefore there is NO FEAR of God before HIS eyes)

2. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be FOUND to be hateful (in other words, the WICKED have become SO WICKED and PRIDEFUL that THEY have become HATED and it GRIEVES and REPENTS God to have to DESTROY that WICKED once again, because God takes NO PLEASURE in the death of the WICKED, but rather desires the WICKED to TURN from their wicked ways and LIVE).

3. The words of HIS mouth are iniquity and deceit: HE (speaking of ONLY the WICKED) has LEFT OFF to be wise (Again PROVING that ALL of mankind are NOT BORN WICKED, because one has to be RIGHTEOUS before one can leave off being wise), and to do good.

4. HE devises mischief upon his bed; he sets HIMSELF in a way that is not good; (again PROVING that ALL of mankind do NOT INHERIT a SINFUL NATURE, but rather make the CHOICE to set THEMSELVES in the way that is evil) he abhors not evil.

5. Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.

6. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

7. How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the CHILDREN of MEN put their TRUST under the shadow of your wings.

8. THEY (speaking of ONLY those CHILDREN of MEN who make the CHOICE to TRUST in the Lord and who call upon the name of the Lord to be saved) shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.

9. For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

10. O continue your loving kindness unto them that know you; and your righteousness to the UPRIGHT in heart.(again proving that not EVERY heart of mankind is evil continually as some FALSELY teach)

11. Let not the foot of pride come against ME, and let not the hand of the WICKED remove ME.

12. There are the WORKERS of INIQUITY fallen: THEY are cast down, and shall not be able to rise. (This verse is prophesying of the LAST DAYS when judgment shall be executed upon the WICKED )"


Now I have CLEARLY and PLAINLY shown that in EVERY single verse that Paul QUOTED from the Old Testament was TAKEN OUT of CONTEXT and made to say something that the CONTEXT clearly does NOT say or teach, which consequently has lead many to FALSELY believe that Paul was teaching that ALL of mankind is WICKED and that there is NONE righteous, NO, NOT ONE who SEEKS after God of the entire human race.


HOWEVER, the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God CLEARLY and PLAINLY reveals that these verses that Paul is quoting in Romans 3:12-18 from the Old Testament are speaking of ONLY the WICKED in the LAST DAYS who are NOT SEEKING after God. And NONE of the WICKED, NO, NOT ONE WICKED person in the LAST DAYS will SEEK after God, NO, NOT ONE.


You see, the WICKED, who have come to the FULNESS of THEIR wickedness, will NOT SEEK God, UNTIL Jesus comes in the clouds of glory and power, and then a REMNANT of the nations will CALL upon the Lord and be saved ALIVE to go into the 1000 year reign of Jesus in their MORTAL bodies to be taught of the Lord. For a deep understanding of this truth please read the study entitled "THE SECOND COMING of JESUS", but for now let us continue with this study in God word EXPOSING the FALSE teaching of Calvinism by closely examining the doctrines of Reformed Theology in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.


Still there may be some who believe and teach the doctrine of original sin and the doctrine of total depravity that will say that I am the one who is twisting the scriptures, because the Bible clearly says that the HEART of MAN is DESPERATELY WICKED. Then they will quote Jeremiah 17:9 to TRY and prove their man made doctrine.


"The HEART is DECEITFUL above all things, and DESPERATELY WICKED: who can know it?"


As I have said many times, any verse when taken OUT of CONTEXT and viewed ALONE and APART from the WHOLE word of God may SEEM to be saying something that it is NOT TRULY saying in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.

So again WHOSE heart is deceitful above all things? And WHOSE heart is desperately wicked? Is it the heart of EVERY single human being ever born in that every single human being is BORN with a desperately wicked heart that is deceitful above all things?

OR is it ONLY the heart of those who have BECOME WICKED? In others words, is the CONTEXT of this verse speaking about EVERY heart of ALL of mankind, or is the TRUE meaning of this verse when LEFT in it's CONTEXT speaking about the ONLY the HEART that has BECOME WICKED that is DECEITFUL above all things, and the HEART that has BECOME WICKED is now become so DESPERATELY WICKED that WHO can truly KNOW it?

Well let us again read the CONTEXT to find out. Please read Jeremiah 17:1, then verses 5-10 where in verse 1 we read how the SIN of Judah is written upon the table of THEIR heart.


"1. The SIN of Judah (and not the wicked sinful nature of ALL of mankind) is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of THEIR heart, (speaking of the heart of JUDAH and NOT the heart of ALL of mankind) and upon the horns of your altars;"


Then God warns them in verses 2-4 and in the following verses that IF they continue in their sin that he will cut them off from the land, because THEIR heart has DEPARTED from the Lord. Now read verses 5 through 10.


"5. Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and WHOSE HEART DEPARTS from the LORD. (So then, it is the HEART that trusts in MAN and the HEART that DEPARTS from the Lord WHOSE heart is DECEITFUL that is the heart that has BECOME DESPERATELY WICKED and NOT the heart of ALL of mankind who has supposedly been BORN with this WICKED SINFUL HEART and has NO CHOICE in the matter)

6. For HE (the one who DEPARTS from the Lord) shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. (then in the next two verses the Lord goes on to CONTRASTS the difference between the HEART that is DECEITFUL and DESPERATELY WICKED, BECAUSE that heart has DEPARTED from the Lord against or next to the HEART that TRUSTS in the Lord and does NOT depart from the Lord, thus again PROVING that not ALL of mankind are BORN with a wicked heart that has a sinful NATURE because of the original sin of Adam.)

7. Blessed is the man that TRUSTS in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

8. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.(then is the next verse God goes back to speaking about the HEART that has DEPARTED from the Lord and trusts in MAN)

9. The HEART (speaking of ONLY the HEART that DEPARTS from the Lord) is DECEITFUL above all things, and DESPERATELY WICKED: who can know it? (then in the next verse we learn that there are obviously DIFFERENT kinds of HEARTS or else WHY would God even bother to SEARCH the HEART to find out which KIND of HEART a person has?)

10. I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to HIS WAYS, and according to the fruit of HIS DOINGS."


Now IF it were true that verse 9 means EVERY HEART of ALL of mankind is DECEITFUL and DESPERATELY WICKED as some FALSELY teach, then this would mean that ALL of mankind would be JUDGED ACCORDING to his EVIL WICKED WAYS, because the FRUIT of a WICKED EVIL heart can ONLY be EVIL. Jesus clearly and plainly teaches us this truth in the gospels.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that Jeremiah 17:9 is speaking of ONLY the HEART of those who DEPART from the Lord whose heart is DECEITFUL in the heart that is DESPERATELY WICKED and who can know it, and NOT the heart of every single human being as some falsely teach.

Also please notice that EVEN this person who DEPARTS from the Lord whose heart BECAME WICKED and therefore was NOT BORN with a WICKED SINFUL NATURE that is SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that it is rendered TOTALLY UNABLE to turn to God without FIRST being REGENERATED or born again of the Holy Spirit as some FALSELY teach, because the context of this verse clearly teaches us that these hearts that became desperately wicked DEPARTED from the Lord, which proves that those who departed from the Lord had to have been walking in a right relationship with the Lord BEFORE they DEPARTED.

However, Calvinism teaches that it is impossible to be in right relationship with God UNTIL a person is born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit, but the word of TRUTH teaches us that the new birth was not given to mankind UNTIL the death and resurrection of Jesus. So then HOW can Calvinism be true seeing that there are indeed RIGHTEOUS people all through the Old Testament and according to Calvinism even the very ELECT are so totally depraved that they CANNOT please God UNTIL they are FIRST regenerated by the Holy Spirit and this new birth was NOT YET given until the death and resurrection of Jesus?

Calvinism clearly teaches that ALL of the ELECT will be saved without fail and that NONE of the ELECT can LOSE their salvation. Calvinism also teaches that NO NON ELECT person will be drawn to God to be saved and that NO person who is NOT REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit FIRST can come to the Lord. Therefore according to the doctrines of Calvinism it can be seen that it is ONLY the ELECT ONES who DEPART from the Lord whose heart BECOMES DECEITFUL and DESPERATELY WICKED, because according to the doctrines of Calvinism it is ONLY the ELECT who will be REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit to be enabled to live uprightly before God.

But yet according to Calvinism NO ELECT one can ever possibly DEPART from the Lord. Every Calvinist that I have talked to will argue that those who DEPART from the Lord were NEVER truly saved. Calvinism totally CONTRADICTS itself in so many ways, so do NOT TRUST in MAN made doctrines that DEPART from the Lord by DEPARTING from TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. I implore you my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ to think it THROUGH for YOURSELF. Do not DEPART from the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of God.

With that being said let us go to the gospels and see what our Lord Jesus the Christ said about the TWO DIFFERENT kinds of HEARTS, the GOOD heart and the EVIL heart, and HOW the HEART BECOMES EVIL rather than the heart being born evil and continually wicked. Please read Luke 6:43-49, which says,


"For a GOOD tree brings NOT forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

44. For EVERY tree is KNOWN by his OWN fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

45. A good man out of the GOOD TREASURE of his heart brings forth that which is GOOD; and an evil man out of the EVIL TREASURE of his heart brings forth that which is EVIL: for of the ABUNDANCE of the heart his mouth speaks.

46. And WHY call you me, Lord, Lord, and DO NOT the things which I say?

47. Whosoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and DOES them, I will show you to whom he is like:

48. HE (speaking of ONLY the one who obeys the teaching of Jesus) is like a man which built an house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

49. BUT he that hears, and does NOT, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great."


In other words, it is up to US to make the TREASURE in our own heart GOOD in ABUNDANCE so that we become DOERS of the word and NOT just HEARERS ONLY whereby we DECEIVE our own self.

Now please read Matthew 12:33-37 where Jesus warns us to either make the tree GOOD and the FRUIT GOOD, or else make the tree CORRUPT and the FRUIT CORRUPT, because the one who is LUKEWARM Jesus will spew out of his mouth when he comes.


"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is KNOWN by HIS fruit.(Jesus is warning mankind and saying YOU make the YOUR fruit GOOD)

34. O generation of VIPERS, how can you,(this particular generation of scribes and pharisees who were like VIPERS, how can YOU) being evil (or being considered by God as being evil BY the FRUIT you are bearing), speak good things? For out of the ABUNDANCE of the heart the mouth speaks.

35. A good man out of the GOOD TREASURE of the heart brings forth GOOD things: and an evil man out of the EVIL TREASURE brings forth EVIL things.

36. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37. For by your words you shalt be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned."


My point is this, when a born again Christian continually SPEAKS out of his or her mouth that they are SINNERS, then that is what will be BROUGHT FORTH. If you are TIRED of giving in to temptations that tempt you to sin, then start changing the TREASURE of your HEART to that which is GOOD, until it becomes the ABUNDANCE of your heart and you begin to speak God's word of TRUTH that you are a NEW CREATION and that the OLD treasure of your heart which BECAME EVIL has PASSED away and is DEAD to you.

Begin reading and meditating on the word of God that teaches you that you are MORE than a conqueror THROUGH Jesus Christ and the anointing that is in you. For a deeper understand of how you can live free from sin please read the study called "HOW TO LIVE FREE FROM SIN" and the study entitled "THE POWER OF OUR WORDS!". But for now let us continue this study in God's word to expose the lies of these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity.


Now even after all this clear and plain evidence from God's word that proves beyond any shadow of a doubt to those seeking the TRUTH of God's word that mankind did NOT INHERIT a SINFUL NATURE because of the original sin of Adam, there are still some that want to cling to that which they have been taught by these FALSE man made doctrines of original sin and total depravity based upon Job 15:14, which says,


"What is MAN, that he should be CLEAN? And he which is BORN of a woman, that he should be RIGHTEOUS?"


As I have said many times, ANY verse when taken OUT of CONTEXT and viewed ALONE and APART from the WHOLE word of God may SEEM to be saying something that the whole word of God does NOT teach. So then, let us keep this verse in perspective to the WHOLE word of God and see what the TRUTH of the matter truly is.

Now if you read the entire context beginning with Job 15:1 you will see that a MAN named Eliphaz was MOCKING Job, who was maintaining that he himself was a RIGHTEOUS man before God. Now in Job 13:15 we see that Job is DECLARING to Eliphaz and his friends that he would MAINTAIN his WAYS. Then in Job 12:4 we see that the WAYS of Job were UPRIGHT or RIGHTEOUS before God.


"I am as one MOCKED of his neighbor, who CALLS upon God, and he ANSWERS him: the JUST UPRIGHT MAN is laughed to scorn."


So then, now we have TWO different sides of a coin so to speak. On one side we have a MAN named Eliphaz that says what is MAN that he should be CLEAN and one BORN of a woman that he should be RIGHTEOUS. And on the other side we have another man named Job whose MAINTAINS that he is a JUST and UPRIGHT MAN before God.

Now WHO is right and who is wrong, because BOTH cannot be right. Either ALL of mankind is BORN WICKED and SINFUL, OR ALL of mankind is BORN INNOCENT and RIGHTEOUS before God. Both ways cannot be right.

Well I suppose that you can have YOUR OPINION and I suppose that I could have mine. But for ME, I would rather let the WHOLE word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, speak for itself and teach us which man is right by comparing scripture with scripture.

So then, let us go to the end of the book of Job and read Job 42:7, where we see Almighty God HIMSELF speaking of this SAME matter of the THINGS which this MAN Eliphaz has SPOKEN to Job.


"And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My WRATH is kindled against YOU, and against your two friends: (WHY?) FOR (or because) YOU (speaking of ALL THREE of YOU, you AND your TWO friends) have NOT spoken of me the thing that is RIGHT, as my servant Job HAS."


So then, this man Eliphaz did NOT speak that which is RIGHT before God, when he SPOKE these words in Job 15:14.


"What is MAN that he should be CLEAN and one BORN of a woman that he should be RIGHTEOUS."


Now if you are still not convince that Job was a RIGHTEOUS and UPRIGHT man before Almighty God, then let us go to the beginning of the book of Job and read Job 1:1,8 and Job 2:3, which clearly teaches us that Job is a RIGHTEOUS man, because Almighty God HIMSELF DECLARES Job to be a PERFECT and UPRIGHT MAN.

Job 1:1


"There was a MAN in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and THAT MAN was PERFECT and UPRIGHT, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil (or fled from evil)."


Well some may say, Well that was the narrator of the book of Job who said that and not Almighty God himself. So to you I say keep reading, because in Job 1:8 it is CLEARLY Almighty God speaking these SAME words.


"And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a PERFECT and an UPRIGHT MAN, one that fears God, and eschews evil?"


Then Almighty God REPEATS almost these same exact words again to us making sure that we KNOW without a doubt that MAN can be PERFECT and UPRIGHT before God even under the attack of Satan the devil.


"And the LORD said unto Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a PERFECT and an UPRIGHT MAN, one that fears God, and eschews evil? And STILL he holds fast his INTEGRITY, although you move me against him, to destroy him without cause."


So EVEN under the direct attack of Satan we can REMAIN that PERFECT and UPRIGHT MAN that we have BECOME or have been restored to THROUGH the shed blood of Jesus who set us FREE from the DOMINION of SIN.


Now that you have seen what the word of TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God TRULY teaches us, you are going to have to make a choice as to which side you are going to believe, the side of the MAN Eliphaz who says "What is MAN that he should be CLEAN and One BORN of a woman that he should be RIGHTEOUS."

OR are you going to side with the word of TRUTH, the WHOLE world of Almighty God who plainly and clearly declares the MAN Job to be a PERFECT and an UPRIGHT MAN before him.

Keep in mind that those MEN who teach these FALSE doctrines of MEN on original sin and total depravity use Job 15:14 in order to TRY and proved their MAN made doctrines.


My point is this, YOU can believe what you want to believe, but the TRUTH of the matter is that these FALSE doctrines of original sin and total depravity will only serve to KEEP you UNDER the BONDAGE of SIN, because these FALSE doctrines of man teach you that you are BORN with a SINFUL NATURE and that it is YOUR NATURE to SIN. Therefore you are going to CONTINUE to SIN no matter how hard you try NOT to SIN, because your were BORN with a sinful NATURE. How many times have you heard the EXCUSE, "I am ONLY HUMAN" to excuse their SIN? Can you not see that BELIEVING that you have a sinful NATURE causes you to BELIEVE that you will always continue to SIN? Be warned that God says we are WITHOUT EXCUSE.

However, if you truly desire to quit sinning and be an OVER COMER, then start believing the WHOLE word of Almighty God, rather than these false doctrines of MAN. If you truly want to do what your new HEART wants to do, which is to LIVE WITHOUT SIN, then start BELIEVING the WHOLE word of God, which to ME, clearly teaches us that we are NOT born with a sinful NATURE. Now one place to start seeing and understanding the WHOLE word of God is by FIRST asking God in faith to show you the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God, then I would encourage you to please read the study "HOW TO LIVE FREE FROM SIN".


Now it should be clear to all seeking the TRUTH of the whole word of God that the man made doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY has been proven FALSE by the whole word of God and therefore all the other four points of T.U.L.I.P. also fall along with it and therefore should be REJECTED as doctrines of Devils.

However, I want you the reader and seeker of the TRUTH to be thoroughly convinced leaving not one trace of a doubt so let us move on to the next letter in the acronym TULIP, which is the letter "U" to show from the whole word of God that it too does not stand in the LIGHT of God word.


U.

Is the DOCTRINE of

UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION

the TRUTH of

God's WORD?



If you remember the letter "U" in the acronym TULIP stands for UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION, which basically states that from BEFORE the foundation of the world Almighty God CHOSE certain select individuals to be SAVED based upon NOTHING that these individuals have or have not done, while at the same time Almighty God also chose that the remainder of mankind were to be vessels of destruction to be cast into the lake of fire at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus based again upon absolutely NOTHING that they have done or have not done.

In other words, this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION teaches that each and ever person is PREDESTINED to EITHER be SAVED, OR to be cast into the lake of fire in the end and there is NOTHING that any of mankind can do to CHANGE their PREDESTINATION, because it has ALREADY been CHOSEN by Almighty God from BEFORE the foundation of the world based on NOTHING that the person wil do or will not do throughout his of her life.

Thus the term UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION which is where Almighty God has ALREADY UNCONDITIONALLY ELECTED or has UNCONDITIONALLY CHOSEN certain select individuals from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be SAVED based upon NOTHING that these individuals have or have not done, nor on what they will or will not do during their lifetime. This doctrine also teaches that Almighty God will EFFECTUALLY CALL his ELECT whom he has chosen from BEFORE the foundation of the world with an IRRESISTABLE GRACE whereby each and every one of his ELECT or CHOSEN ONES will without fail be saved and NONE of these ELECT can or ever will lose their salvation, because they were CHOSEN from the foundation of the world to be saved. And ONLY these specially selected specific individuals who were CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundation of the world will be SAVED. And by choosing ONLY these select few to be SAVED, then the rest of mankind had consequently been chosen to be vessels of destruction that will be destroyed in the lake of fire at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus also based upon nothing they have or have not done. In other words, the vessels fitted for destruction where as well UNCONDITIONALLY chosen to be destroyed based on nothing these people have or have not done.


So then, what scriptures do those that teach this doctrine use to support this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION?

Well one of the most prominent passages of scripture is found in Ephesians 1:3-5, which says,


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed US with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4. According as he has CHOSEN US in him BEFORE the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5. Having PREDESTINED US unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"


So then, those who teach the doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION place all the FOCUS or all the EMPHASIS upon the words US, CHOSEN US, and CHOSEN US BEFORE the FOUNDATION of the world, PREDESTINED US and all of this is ACCORDING to the GOOD PLEASURE of HIS WILL.

In other words, they the begin their argument by emphasizing that what ever is according to the good pleasure of God's WILL, because WHO is to argue with God. In other words, if it is GOD'S good pleasure to save me and NOT save you, then how can you argue with GOD who created you to do what he wants to do with you.

And then they emphasis the word US as the SUBJECT of WHO has been CHOSEN from BEFORE that foundation of the world.


BUT is this TRULY what this verse is teaching us?


Well first of all I nor any one else who does NOT hold to this FALSE doctrine of unconditional election are NOT arguing WITH God. We are merely stating a DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION of the word of TRUTH based upon the WHOLE word of God and NOT upon verses that are taken out of context and viewed alone and apart from the WHOLE word of God.

With that being said, let me give you MY opinion of how this verse should be viewed or interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.

Please keep in mind of what I said at the beginning of the study on Calvinism and Reformed Theology that if even ONE point of their doctrine is shown to be FALSE, then all the five points of Calvinism are also proven to be false. In other words, if ONE point of doctrine falls then ALL four of the other points fall along with it. Also keep in mind that I have already shown without a doubt that the first of these five points of Calvinism, the doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY, is a FALSE teaching in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.

But none the less I will ALSO show that this second point of the five points of Calvinism called UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION to be a FALSE teaching as well when it is examined in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God.

So then, here is Ephesians 1:3-5 again with the EMPHASIS placed upon DIFFERENT words, which gives the TRUE meaning of this passage of scripture.


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ:

4. According as he has chosen us IN HIM before the foundation of the world, (WHY? Why did Almighty God the Father CHOOSE that the SALVATION of mankind be IN his Son Jesus the CHRIST from BEFORE the foundation of the world?) THAT (or SO THAT) we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (HOW? How is God going to accomplish our being holy before him in love?)

5. Having predestined us UNTO the adoption of children BY Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"


The TRUTH of the matter is that it is NOT the WHO that has been CHOSEN from before the foundation of the world, but RATHER the WHAT that has been CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundation of the world. And that WHAT is that the SALVATION of mankind come ONLY through Jesus, the Son of Almighty God. In other words, God CHOSE that the SALVATION of ALL of mankind MUST be IN JESUS from BEFORE the foundation of the world.Jesus the LAMB was SLAIN in the mind of God BEFORE the foundation of the world. This is the WHAT that has been CHOSEN according to the good pleasure of Almighty God from BEFORE the foundation of the world.


You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, a person does not BECOME one of the ELECT, UNTIL that individual person makes the CHOICE to BELIEVE the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. The TRUTH of the matter is that the WHAT that Almighty God has ORDAINED to CHOSE are the RIGHTEOUS. In other words God will NOT CHOSE the WICKED to enter into eternal life in the world to come. So then, in this respect we, WHO BELIEVE are the ELECT, but NOT because God CHOSE us, as in CERTAIN SELECT INDIVIDUALS from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be SAVED without any CONDITIONS whatsoever. It is NOT the WHO that has been CHOSEN, but rather the MEANS BY WHICH mankind shall be SAVED and that MEANS is through the LAMB that was SLAIN in the mind of God from BEFORE the foundation of the world. It is only when the WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN Jesus that they then BECOME the ELECT of CHOSEN by God.

In 1 Peter 1:17-23 we read AGAIN were the WHAT or MEANS of the SALVATION of mankind has been CHOSEN by Almighty God from BEFORE the foundation of the world. And that form or means of SALVATION is IN HIM for it is IN JESUS, who is as a LAMB without spot or blemish that was CHOSEN and ORDAINED by Almighty God from the FOUNDATION of the world to be the sacrifice for SINS of ALL of mankind and NOT for a select few specially chosen individuals who were supposedly chosen from before that foundation of the world, which to ME, shows God to have RESPECT of persons.


"And if you CALL on the Father, who without RESPECT of persons judges ACCORDING to every man's WORK, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

18. For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a LAMB without blemish and without spot:

20. WHO verily was FOREORDAINED BEFORE the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

21. Who BY HIM do BELIEVE in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

22. Seeing YOU have purified YOUR souls (HOW? How do we PURIFY our souls?) IN OBEYING the TRUTH (NOT in our OWN strength but rather) THROUGH the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23. Being BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which lives and abides for ever."


CLEARLY the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us that a person is BORN AGAIN BY the WORD of God, or by the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. In other words, each individual person has a PART to play in their salvation, which is to first BELIEVE in God's plan of salvation according to the good pleasure of HIS WILL and then to OBEY the TRUTH unto the end. We will go into this more later on in this study of examining Calvinism in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God, but for now let us take a look at some other verses of scripture that are used to try and support the doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION, which teaches that God CHOSE or ELECTED only certain specific individuals to be saved supposedly from BEFORE the foundation of the world.


Another verse that Calvinism uses to try and support this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION is Romans 8:29,30, which says,


"For whom he did foreknow, he also did PREDESTINE to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30. Moreover whom he did PREDESTINE, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."


Now some Christians do not believe in PREDESTINATION at all, but to ME, I see that the Bible does in fact teach predestination. However, I do NOT believe the word of TRUTH teaches predestination the WAY that Calvinism teaches that ONLY CERTAIN SELECT INDIVIDUALS are PREDESTINED to be SAVED and the rest vast majority of mankind are PREDESTINE to be destroyed in the lake of fire and that there is NOTHING that either the so called ELECT or the so called REPROBATE can do to CHANGE their so called PREDESTINATION. So here is what I myself personally believe that the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, as in, the WHOLE word of God, teaches on this subject of PREDESTINATION.



PREDESTINATION

WHAT does the BIBLE TEACH?



             What does the BIBLE have to say on this controversial subject of PREDESTINATION? Are some people predestined to be SAVED? While other people are predestined to be LOST?

Let us begin by defining some words so that we all approach the meaning of predestination from a Biblical perspective and NOT from a worldly or theological viewpoint.


The word “predestine” means to destine or to determine in advance; to foreordain. In the THEOLOGICAL sense the word “predestination” means the act whereby God is believed to have foreordained all things. And again THEOLOGY defines predestination as the regulation of all souls to either salvation or damnation. Then the world defines predestination as destiny or fate.


The simplest definition of the word “predestination” is:


{A Pre-Determined Destination!}


So ask yourself, “What is our predetermined destination that God has predetermined or foreordained for ALL of mankind?

Did God predestine or predetermine for all of mankind to be cast into hell and eternal damnation?


Absolutely NOT!


Did God predestine a certain number of mankind to be lost and cast into hell and eternal damnation?


Again Absolutely NOT!


The Bible clearly teaches that God is NOT willing that any man should perish, but rather that ALL of mankind to come to the knowledge of truth and be saved.


2 Peter 3:9 tells us,



The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;but is long suffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.”


1 Timothy 2:4 says it this way,



For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who WILL have ALL men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.”


From these scriptures that you just read there should be no doubt that it is God's perfect WILL for ALL of mankind to be saved. In other words, this is God's INTENDED purpose, or what is according to his good pleasure, which is for ALL of mankind to be saved. This is what would please God the most.

Those that teach that God predestines some to be lost and eternally damned while he elects or chooses others to be saved use the argument that God is God and he will do what he PLEASES. And therefore since it is God's WILL to for all men to be saved, then there is no way that Almighty God will fail in what he has WILLED to be. So then, having this line of reasoning, those who teach Calvinism DEMAND that since we know that ALL of mankind is NOT going to be saved, then it MUST without fail mean that it is NOT God's will for ALL men to be saved. Otherwise God FAILED to perform his WILL.

Now this may sound logical when only focusing on certain scriptures, but in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God it become CLEAR that Almighty God does NOT fail, but RATHER it is MAN who fails by NOT BELIEVING and OBEYING God's word.

Oh but to a Calvinist God forbid that MAN have ANY PART WHATSOEVER in his salvation, even if that part is simply BELIEVING and OBEYING God's word, and even if that part is ACCORDING to the GOOD PLEASURE of Almighty God himself. My point is this just because something is God's good pleasure or God's will and desire for mankind does NOT mean that God is a failure if some men make the CHOICE to NOT believe and be saved. Somehow to a Calvinist this makes God not to be Almighty and Sovereign, which is not at all true. God was Almighty and Sovereign before he ever made mankind and Lucifer along with one third of the angel rebelled against God to over throw his throne. This does NOT make God to be any less than ALMIGHTY and Sovereign just because his creation rebelled against him. Nor does it make God any less Sovereign and ALMIGHTY when mankind disobeys him by his OWN choice. So a thousand times NO! God did NOT specifically create certain select individuals to be DESTROYED in the lake of fire and there is NOTHING that they can do to change their supposed predestination to be destroyed. This is NOT God's GOOD PLEASURE as Calvinism and Reformed Theology FALSELY teaches.

The TRUTH of the matter is that the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of God teaches that God takes NO PLEASURE in the death of the wicked. So IF this man made statement, that God is God and he will do whatever he PLEASE, is true, then ALMIGHTY God who is all powerful would make absolutely sure that every man women and child to ever live on the earth would not perish but have eternal life with him, because the word of God plainly states that God has NO pleasure in the death of the wicked. However, this statement is just an OPINION of men and is not based upon the whole word of God. The word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that God takes NO pleasure in the death of the wicked.


Look at what Ezekiel 33:11 tells us.



"Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have NO PLEASURE in the death of the wicked; BUT that the wicked turn from his way and LIVE; turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for WHY will you die...”



God is pleading with all of mankind to come to the knowledge of the truth and turn away from the deception of the enemy. God does NOT desire the DESTINY of ANY man, that is to say the destiny of any of mankind to be death. The wages of sin is death.


You see, God has predestined or predetermined his DESIRE or his INTENT, that is to say, God has predetermined his WILL to be that ALL men turn from evil and CHOOSE good in order to receive LIFE. This is God's desire for ALL of mankind to receive eternal life.



The TRUTH of the matter is that God foreordained and PREDESTINED ALL of mankind, every man, woman and child to be conformed into the IMAGE of his dear Son, Jesus the Christ. This is the true INTENT of the word “predestination” in a Biblical sense. In other words, it is NOT so much the WHO that is PREDESTINED, but RATHER it is the CONDITION or the final state of a person that is FOREORDAINED and PREDESTINED. And that PREDESTINE CONDITION is that ALL of mankind be CONFORMED INTO the IMAGE or LIKENESS of his Son Jesus, which is to be SPOTLESS and WITHOUT SIN. Almighty God has predestined that the FINAL state of his creation be RIGHTEOUS and that is exactly what it shall be in the END. Let's take a closer look at the verses of scripture where the word predestination is found and you will see what I mean.

Romans 8:29 says this,


For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestine to BE (to BE WHAT? to BE) conformed to the IMAGE of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”


So the TRUTH of the matter it is the WHAT are we predestined to BE like, rather than the WHO that has been supposedly PREDESTINED to be SAVED and the WHO that has been  supposedly been PREDESTINED to be LOST. The word of God CLEARLY says that we are to be conformed to the IMAGE of his Son. This is our PREDETERMINED destiny. This is our INTENDED destination that God planned for us even before the foundation of the world. God foreordained that this is his WILL and great desire for us, and not only US but for ALL of mankind. In other words ALL of mankind is foreordained or PREDESTINED to BE conformed to the IMAGE of his Son. This is God's perfect WILL. This is God's desire and good pleasure for ALL of mankind.And God take NO pleasure in the wicked who reject his so great a salvation, because he has also predestined for ALL the wicked who do NOT turn from their wicked ways to be DESTROYED in the lake of fire and God does NOT want ANY to PERISH, but ALL to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH and be saved.

So then, you might be thinking, if this is God's perfect will and his desire that would bring him great pleasure, then why are not all men saved? The TRUTH of the matter is that God has already provided salvation for all of mankind and he has given each and every one of us the CHOICE to either choose life or to choose death.


So ultimately WE choose our OWN destiny or final destination BY making the CHOICE to CHOOSE God's plan of salvation and NOT CHOOSING our OWN WAY.


It is a distortion of the scriptures to try and say that God picks and chooses who will be saved and who will be lost based upon absolutely NOTHING that we do or do not do. In other words, to say the we do not have any choice in that matter either way to CHANGE the way we live is to FALSIFY the word of TRUTH. To say that God has chosen only certain select individuals to be SAVED, while at the SAME time God has also chosen NOT to CHOOSE the rest of mankind based upon NOTHING that ANY man or woman has done or has not done is to CONTRADICT the word of TRUTH, because the Bible teaches that God is NO RESPECTER of persons, and that EVERY man will be judged ACCORDING to his WORKS. Now the works of God are that which we BELIEVE and OBEY according to his word. Again more on this later, but for now let us look at the verses that clearly teach us that God id NO RESPECTER of person.


Acts 10:34 says,


...Of a TRUTH I perceive that God is NO RESPECTER of persons.”


Romans 2:11 says,


For there is NO RESPECT of persons with God.”


Ephesians 6:9 says,


...knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there RESPECT OF PERSONS with him.”


You see, God does NOT pick and choose certain specific individuals beforehand who will be saved and who will be lost in the sense that he ELECTS and CHOOSES this person or that person and there is nothing these individuals can do to change there destiny or fate. This is NOT what this word “predestination” means in a BIBLICAL sense.

The truth of the matter is that God has foreordained and predestined those INDIVIDUALS, who make the CHOICE to live ungodly and NOT LET the enemy deceive them to be conformed into the image of Jesus, BUT for the WICKED who REJECT this so great a salvation by their own free CHOICE, then THEIR final destination to be the lake of fire.In other words, Almighty God has PREDESTINED for ONLY the RIGHTEOUS to be granted ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come and the END of his kingdom shall be ONLY the RIGHTEOUS. The WICKED shall be NO MORE.

And in the same way God has foreordained and predestined US, speaking of only those of us who have made the CHOICE to BELIEVE in God's plan of salvation and live righteously before God and mankind, to be conformed in the image of his Son, Jesus the Christ, who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth, and in the END of our faith to receive eternal life.

Are you getting a hold of this yet? Yes, we are ALL predestined, in that, we ALL have a FINAL DESTINATION. However, each person's final destination is solely BASED upon the CHOICES that each individual person makes, and NOT upon supposedly being individually chosen from before the foundation of the world. What was chosen before the foundation of the world that the salvation of mankind be IN Jesus Christ to the glory of Almighty God the Father.


DON'T BE DECEIVED!


God has PREDESTINED ALL of mankind, every man, woman and child to be holy and to be found blameless before him in LOVE. This is God's intent and perfect will. But YOU and every other INDIVIDUAL has to CHOOSE for themselves to do good and refuse the evil in order for this predetermined destination of ETERNAL LIFE in the presence of God to be accomplished in YOUR and their life.

In other words, God has PREDETERMINED or foreordained the FINAL DESTINATION of ALL of mankind to be conformed into the image of his dear Son and to live a holy life and to be found blameless before him in love. This is God's PERFECT WILL and DESIGN for ALL of mankind. This is what would bring him pleasure.


BUT...


God has an ENEMY whose name is Satan, called the devil, who has made it his sole or one and only purpose to bring about the fall of mankind. It is Satan himself who is the author of this man made THEOLOGY of predestining certain specific people to heaven and other certain specific people to hell, because then Satan can accuse God and stand on the EXCUSE that the REASON he rebelled against God was that God CREATED him evil or PREDESTINED him to REBEL against God and he had NO CHOICE in the matter, and THEREFORE it was NOT his fault that he exalted himself against God.

So therefore it would be unjust for God to cast him in the lake of fire. Please read the study I have on "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" for a deeper understanding on why God allows certain things to happen to mankind. Many people often say, "If these things displease God, then why doesn't he just get rid of the devil?" Read the study Understanding Why and many of your question will be answered. But for now, just know that there is an OPPOSING force that is working against God and his creation and this opposing force is called EVIL. Also know that evil does not have to exist in order for us to know good, but for a season God is allowing evil to exist for a particular purpose. In short this purpose is to show or prove that God is good and that all which God created is also good. I cover this in depth in the study I mentioned above.


Another point to closely consider is, IF God PREDESTINED some people to HELL, then he would have ALSO had to have SPECIFICALLY CREATE hell for MANKIND. However this is NOT what the word of God teaches us. Jesus himself teaches us that the ETERNAL FIRE was created for the ANGELS and NOT for mankind. The Bible also says WHY have you, speaking of hell, ENLARGED yourself. NO, a thousand times NO! God did NOT predestined most of mankind to hell, because hell was NOT originally made FOR mankind, but rather was made FOR the FALLEN REBELLIOUS ANGELS. To teach that God has PREDESTINED certain select individuals to be SAVED is to ALSO teach that God has PREDESTINED all other certain select individuals to HELL. This teaching of CALVINISM and Reformed Theology is a lie from the pit of hell itself and are doctrines of devils that should be REJECTED.


Also, keep in mind that God has foreordained some other things as well.


It is vitally important that we consider the WHOLE word of God, especially when controversy arises and the Bible seems to contradict itself.

While it is God's will for ALL of mankind to be saved and that God has predestine those of us who have made the CHOICE to follow the steps of Jesus to live holy before him. God has ALSO foreordained or established in his word that BY the foolishness of PREACHING to be the means, so to speak, whereby mankind is to be saved to those who BELIEVE.


Look at 1 Corinthians 1:21 that says,


...it PLEASED God BY the foolishness of PREACHING to SAVE them that BELIEVE.”


You see, God has foreordained or predestined CHOICE to be one of the ingredients or factors that are used to determine our OWN DESTINY according to the GOOD PLEASURE of God. Are you seeing the true meaning of what the word of God intends for the word “predestination” to mean?

God has given to us a WILL for us to CHOOSE. It is up to us to determine who we are going to obey, God, or the enemy, Satan.

Ultimately it is on the basis of that final choice which we make before we draw our last breath that will determine our final destination, or our destiny that God has predetermined or predestined for us DEPENDING upon the final CHOICE that we make.

Look at Ezekiel 33:12-20


Therefore, you son of man, say unto the children your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall NOT deliver him in the DAY of his transgression.”



In other words, we are saved for the purpose of doing good works of righteousness and we will remain in the state of BEING saved as long as we CONTINUE in these works of righteousness. BUT in the DAY, when we transgress or sin, then all the works of righteousness which we have done through Christ will be in vain, in that they will NOT be remember by God as a way to balance the books so to speak. That is to say all these works of righteousness will NOT be remembered and they will NOT deliver us while we are living IN SIN.

Now this does not mean that those who slip and chose to disobey God and sin are forever lost, because they fell into sin. God's mercy endures forever and he gives those that slip back into sin space to repent.

However, if they do not CHOOSE to obey the leading or drawing of the Holy Spirit to confess their sin and repent, and they go ahead and make the choice NOT to repent and ask for God's forgiveness, then if they should die in this state of disobedience to God, they would consequently go to that predestined PLACE called hell, which God had to ENLARGE itself when the first man Adam sinned.

In other words, the PREDESTINED destination of ALL the DISOBEDIENT to the WHOLE word of God who remain unrepentant are to be subject to the WRATH of God which includes the final judgment of being cast into the lake of fire, called the SECOND DEATH.

You see, God does not desire them to make the CHOICE of disobedience and God certainly does not desire them to harden their OWN heart to the Holy Spirit or his word and NOT repent.

But God is faithful and he himself has CHOSEN to be BOUND by his word. Therefore since God said in his word that the wages of sin is DEATH, then God must honor his word even though if grieves the heart of God to destroy the wicked and God has NO PLEASURE in the DEATH of the WICKED. You see, God, by speaking forth his WORD, he has therefore foreordained and predestined those who obey and those who disobey his commands to be judged ACCORDING to their WORKS, whether they are good or whether they are evil.

God is FAITHFUL and he will NOT go back on what he has already spoken. In Isaiah 45:23 God says,


     “I have sworn by myself, the WORD is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall NOT RETURN...”


Then in Isaiah 55:11 God says,


     “So shall my word be that goes out of my mouth: it shall NOT RETURN unto me VOID, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”


Those who teach that God predestines some to be saved and others to be lost also state that Jesus died ONLY for those who are chosen, that is to say, ACCORDING to Calvinism and Reformed Theology Jesus died ONLY for the elect and NOT for the sins of the WHOLE world.


However, the word of God CLEARLY teaches that Jesus did NOT die just for a few specifically selected individuals that God supposedly foreordained to be the “CHOSEN ONES” as some FALSELY teach, but rather the Bible teaches that Jesus died for ALL of mankind, the sins of the WHOLE world.


John 3:16 tells us,


For God so loved the WORLD, (all of humanity) that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”


And 1 John 2:2 teaches us that Jesus died not only for our sins but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD.


"And he (Jesus) is the propitiation (or the ATONEMENT) for our sins: and NOT for ours ONLY, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE world."


2 Corinthians 5:19 says,


To wit, that God was in Christ, RECONCILING the WORLD unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”


Titus 2:11 says it like this,


For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to ALL men.”


John 12:32 tells us,


And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw ALL men unto me.”


The Bible clearly teaches that God has shown forth his mercy, grace, and love to ALL of mankind by providing for us a way to be reconciled back to him.

However, it is up to us to BELIEVE his word and make the CHOICE to follow the steps of Jesus by OBEYING the leading of the Holy Spirit every moment of every day. Salvation is a process of making CHOICES on a daily basis through out the day. And our salvation is dependent upon what choices we make, whether we choose to give into temptation and sin or whether we choose to resist the devil and obey God.


Take a look at Deuteronomy 30:19 in which God says,


I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have SET BEFORE YOU (foreordained or predestined to be) life and death, blessing and cursing; THEREFORE CHOOSE life; that both you and your seed may LIVE.”



God desires ALL of mankind to have life and blessing, but he ALSO has foreordained that we are to decide for ourselves to either choose to obey his word or choose to reject God's word and thereby make the choice to believe the deception of the enemy.

Now it was NOT in God's design that there be any death or cursing, but because of the tempter, man was deceived and thereby sinned, thus man fell from his original design that God had intended.

Can you not see that the TRUTH of the matter is that hell was NOT created for mankind, but rather hell was made for the fallen angels PROVES that God did NOT PREDESTINE certain select individuals to hell from BEFORE the foundation of the world, because hell had to ENLARGE itself in order to accommodate those of mankind who made the CHOICE NOT to BELIEVE the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, God's PLAN of SALVATION for ALL of mankind. In other words, an all knowing God would have certainly made hell LARGE enough IF SO BE that he did indeed specifically create certain individuals to be predestined to hell from before the foundation of the world as Calvinism FALSELY teaches.

Look at Isaiah 5:13,14 which says,


Therefore my people are gone into captivity, (why?) because they have no knowledge...therefore hell has ENLARGED herself, and opened her mouth without measure:...”



God did not make hell for ANY of mankind, BUT because MAN HIMSELF made his OWN CHOICE to reject knowledge so great a salvation that Almighty God provided for him with the shed blood of his dear Son, then hell enlarged herself. Hell was NOT enlarged, because God created some men to be lost and they have no choice in the matter as some FALSELY teach, but rather hell was enlarged because some of mankind by their OWN CHOOSING have made the CHOICE to reject the TRUTH of God's word and follow the tempting influences of Satan the enemy of their soul. They are DESTROY for LACK of KNOWLEDGE and we who BELIEVE are held accountable IF we do NOT WARN the wicked to TURN from the wicked ways so the they can LIVE.

Take a close look at Hosea 4:6,7

MY PEOPLE are destroyed (why?) for LACK of KNOWLEDGE: because you have REJECTED knowledge, I will also REJECT you, that you shall be no priest to me: (why?) seeing you have forgotten the LAW of your God, I will also forget your children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me, therefore will I CHANGE their glory into shame."


       Those of you that teach or believe this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION, that states that God chooses some people to be saved and other people to be lost and NONE of the ELECT shall lose their salvation, I want you to notice that the word of God here in Hosea says MY PEOPLE are destroyed. In other words, these are God's “CHOSEN PEOPLE”, or God's ELECT who are being destroyed. This verse alone proves that God's ELECT can, have and do LOSE their SALVATION and shall be destroyed in the lake of fire on the day of judgment when they are JUDGED ACCORDING to their WORKS.

              These ELECT or CHOSEN ONES are NOT being destroyed, because God predestined them to be destroyed in that they have no choice in the matter. Absolutely not! They are destroyed, (why?) because of LACK of KNOWLEDGE, and they CHOOSE to REJECT the law of God.

               You see, God is bound by his word to CHANGE their predestined glory, which God had originally INTENDED and purposed or foreordained for them to be CHANGED to have the shame of destruction, which is the predetermined destination of those who have chosen to be WICKED. God did not enlarge hell, but rather MAN HIMSELF made a place for himself there, because he or she REJECTED the knowledge of the TRUTH.


DON'T BE DECEIVED!

Almighty God must HONOR his WORD and CHANGE the original predestined glory for those who they THEMSELVES made the CHOICE to REJECT God's word to a thing of SHAME!


However, God in his FOREKNOWLEDGE, knew beforehand that mankind would fall and therefore foreordained a WAY of reconciling man back to himself before the foundation of the world. So before the world was ever made God CHOSE the WAY in which he would redeem mankind back to himself. In short God foreordained the WAY of SALVATION to be that when man hears the gospel, the good news of being reconciled back to God AND BELIEVES, then God would AGAIN call them his CHOSEN or ELECT.

In other words, Almighty God will bring THOSE who make the CHOICE to BELIEVE in his plan of salvation, which is to BELIEVE in his Son Jesus for the forgiveness of sins, to be brought back into RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Almighty God. And then when those who RESPOND in FAITH to his CALL it is THEN that they BECOME the CHOSEN or the ELECT.


This is what Ephesians 1:4 teaches us,


According as he has CHOSEN us IN HIM before the foundation of the world, that we should be HOLY and WITHOUT BLAME before him in love. Having predestined us unto (UNTO WHAT?) the adoption of children (HOW?) BY Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will.”


Again the predestination part is that we are foreordained to BE God's children BY or through his Son Jesus. And the CHOSEN part is the fact that Almighty God has CHOSEN or foreordained that salvation would be IN HIM, as referring to IN his Son Jesus. And the US is ALL the world or all of mankind who make the CHOICE to BELIEVE and OBEY the word of TRUTH.


So you see, the TRUTH of the matter is that WHEN we make the CHOICE to believe and follow in his steps, THEN that is WHEN we actually BECOME the ELECT of God.


The Bible clearly teaches that God gives the CALL for ALL of mankind to come to the knowledge of truth and be saved. The word of God also teaches that man determines his or her OWN destiny by the CHOICES he or she makes. Please note that the word "makes" is in the PRESENT tense. The past is in the past, good or evil, it is in the past. Now if your past or present is on the side of evil, then repent and seek forgiveness of God, then start making the right choices. God is CALLING you to come to the knowledge of the truth.


It is the WHOSOEVER who will ANSWER the CALL of the GOSPEL that is the who that will BECOME one of the ELECT.


BUT those who REJECT the CALL of Almighty God through the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ will be rejected by God.

Proverbs 1:23-29 says,

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have CALLED, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes; When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.

Then shall they call upon me, but I will NOT answer, they will seek me early, but they shall not find me: (WHY?) For they hated KNOWLEDGE, and did NOT CHOOSE the fear of the Lord.”


Think it through for YOURSELF. HOW can one be CALLED and still yet REFUSE God? According to Calvinism and the Reformed THEOLOGY of ELECTION that God ONLY calls the ELECT and that the ELECT who are CALLED cannot LOSE his or her salvation, because he or she is PREDESTINED to be saved.

NO my dear brothers and sister's in Jesus Christ this is MAN MADE THEOLOGY, which contradicts the WHOLE word of God. We just read where some of those whom God CALLED REFUSED his CALL because they did not CHOOSE the FEAR of the Lord.

You see, God is always CALLING, but the question is are you going to ANSWER him? God has CHOSEN ALL of mankind through his written word to turn from evil, to resist the devil, to flee from sin and to CHOOSE the good.

Proverbs 3:31 says,

Envy you NOT the oppressor, and CHOOSE NONE of his ways.”


The word of God clearly teaches us that we must make a CHOICE whom we will serve. There is no middle ground. You are either on the side of EVIL or you are on the side of GOOD.


Look at Joshua 24:15


And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, CHOOSE you this day whom you will serve...”


Then Jesus says in Matthew 12:30

He that is not with me is AGAINST me;...”


There is no gray area. There is no neutral ground. Everyone has to make a CHOICE as to WHOM they will serve and OBEY.

I will present to you two more scriptures that clearly show that God has CALLED and CHOSEN ALL of mankind to inherit eternal life which again prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that God di NOT just select a few specific individuals from before the foundation of the world to be saved as some FALSELY teach.


Isaiah 65:11-15 says this,


But you are they that FORSAKE the Lord, that FORGET my holy mountain,...therefore (or for THIS VERY REASON of YOU YOURSELF forgetting and forsaking me) will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: BECAUSE when I CALLED, you did not answer; when I spake, you did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and (YOU YOURSELF) did CHOOSE that wherein I delight not.”


The very reason the wicked are numbered to the sword of destruction is that they THEMSELVES rejected and FORSOOK the Lord, when he CALLED to them. They would not hear or listen and they would not answer or respond, when he called. But instead, they themselves CHOSE to do evil and all the things in which God did not delight or desire them to do.


Then Isaiah 66:3,4 we read further that the very reason why man has BECOME wicked is that each individual person has made the CHOICE in and of themselves to go their OWN ways by obeying the INFLUENCE of the devil. Here again in God's word of TRUTH we see that when God CALLED they themselves did NOT ANSWER and receive his so great a salvation.


...yea they have CHOSEN their OWN ways, and their souls delight in their abominations. I will ALSO CHOOSE their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them, (WHY?) because when I CALLED, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and CHOSE that which I delighted not.”


You see, God is for us and not against us. His desire for us, ALL of mankind, is always good. It is God's GOODNESS that leads and draws us to REPENTANCE. God's goodness is reaching out and CALLING ALL men unto himself. Almighty God is WAITING will all EXPECTANCY for ALL his children of men to TURN for their wicked ways and ANSWER his CALL to come back to him.


Jeremiah 29:11 says,


           For I know the thoughts I think TOWARD you, says the Lord, thoughts of PEACE, and NOT of evil, to give you the EXPECTED END.”


       The EXPECTED END, that is to say the desired end for ALL of mankind is to come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved. This is what God has foreordained or PREDESTINED for ALL of mankind. God is always thinking GOOD thoughts TOWARD all of mankind, thoughts of PEACE and LOVE. God has NO PLEASURE in the DEATH of the WICKED, but rather desire the wicked to TURN from his or her wicked ways. The EXPECTED END that Almighty God has for ALL of mankind is for EVERY man woman and child to live holy IN LOVE before him by their OWN free desire and CHOOSING.

God is FOR us and NOT against us, so therefore YOU YOURSELF must BECOME fully persuaded in your OWN heart and mind to come to the understanding that there is NOTHING in this world that can keep you from ANSWERING God's CALL to come to him EXCEPT YOU YOURSELF. Do not listen to the LIES of Satan the enemy any longing, say YES to God's CALL, and ANSWER him today.

Say to Almighty God, I hear you Lord God reaching out to me. I know that I MYSELF have SINNED against you. Please forgive me of MY sin that I alone have sinned against you. I have heard in your word that you loved ME while I was yet a SINNER and you gave your only begotten Son Jesus, who freely suffered and laid down his own life for ME so that I can be placed back into right relationship with you O God. I believe that you raised your Son Jesus from the dead and because he now lives with you by your side that I also shall one day live with you and your Son Jesus for all eternity in your kingdom as I CONTINUE to ANSWER your CALL or repentance every day by walking in OBEDIENCE to the leading of your Holy Spirit. Come into my life Lord Jesus and baptize me with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God our Father. I COMMIT my way unto you this day and ask you to direct my steps that they always be pleasing in your sight O Lord. Thank you for your so great a salvation and help your light in me to always shine brightly to draw others to you. Amen.

Now CONTINUE seeking the Lord God every day, talking to him, by reading and studying his word, by fellow shipping with other believers, by praising and thanking him for his goodness, and by sharing his love with your fellow man.

I am sure you have heard it said at one time or another when someone accepts the Lord as their Savior, “Well there is a NEW NAME written down in glory”, which is to say that a new name has been recorded in the Lambs book of life. Now this may or may not be scriptural. I myself am still a little bit undecided.

I never gave this much thought as to WHEN our names are actually WRITTEN DOWN in the Lamb's book of LIFE, until I began this study and discovered that one of the main arguments of those that teach that God chooses or elects ONLY some specially selected specific individuals by supposedly PREDESTINING ONLY these ELECT of CHOSEN ONES to be saved while at the SAME time God supposedly predestines ALL others to eternal damnation in the lake of fire, is only the THEOLOGY that God has written the names of ONLY some in the book of life from the foundation of the world, while ALL others were NOT written in the Lambs book of life from the foundation of the world.

Here is the verse of scripture that they use to try and show that God chooses some to be saved and others he supposedly chooses all others to be lost.


Revelation 13:8

And ALL that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (speaking of Satan, the dragon, the beast with seven heads and ten horns; ALL other people who are living on the earth at this time), whose names are NOT written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”


Now if your train of thought is focused on God creating or predestining some to be lost and some to be saved, then I can see how one might misinterpret this verse, and say that there are some whose names are NOT written in the Lambs book of life FROM the very foundation of the world.

But the truth of the matter is that this verse of scripture is speaking of the LAMB that is slain FROM the foundation of the world and NOT the fact the ONLY some names are WRITTEN in the book of life FROM the foundation of the world, while at the same time ALL the names of ALL the other people are NOT written in the book of life from the foundation of the world.

Now I personally believe that the truth of the matter is that EVERYONE'S name is WRITTEN in the Lambs book of life in the beginning, or FROM the foundation of the world and a name of any particular individual is ONLY BLOTTED OUT at the TIME when they DIE, IF SO BE that this particular individual does not overcome the enemy in the END. In other words, the name of each individual will REMAIN written in the book of life, UNLESS that PARTICULAR individual were to DIE will living IN SIN. And here is WHY I lean toward believing this way.

Jesus says in Revelation 3:5

He that OVERCOMES, the SAME (speaking of ONLY those who OVERCOME Satan and remain FAITHFUL to Almighty God unto the END, the SAME) shall be clothed in white raiment: and I will NOT BLOT OUT his name out of the book of life,...”


You see, since new born babies and young children are INNOCENT before Almighty God, then I myself believe that from the time you are born and take your first breath or more precisely the time you are conceived in your mother's womb your name is written in the Lambs book of life and it can NOT or will NOT be blotted out, until you take your last breath and die, and YOUR name will be blotted out ONLY IF YOUR final CHOICE was to disobey God and choose sin and you die in this state of sin without repenting of your sin. The truth of the matter is,


YOU YOURSELF HAVE COMPLETE AND TOTAL CONTROL OVER WHETHER OR NOT YOUR NAME REMAINS IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OR IF YOUR NAME GETS BLOTTED OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE.


IT IS

YOUR

CHOICE!


Also keep in mind that since God has CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundation of the world for SALVATION to come ONLY through his Son Jesus, then IF SO BE that YOU YOURSELF do NOT ANSWER his CALL OF THE GOSPEL to REPENT and call upon his name to be saved and you DIE having never RECEIVED this so great a salvation, then YOUR name will be BLOTTED OUT of the Lamb's book of life on that day.

Almighty God has set before you life and death, but he desires for you to choose LIFE. Therefore choose life by BELIEVING in his Son Jesus as your savior and OBEY the word's of Jesus unto the END of your life and you shall receive the reward of ETERNAL LIFE.

Now some may argue and say, NO, a person's name in not written down until that person accepts Jesus as their savior and I can see some truth in this, but also remember that a newborn baby and small children are INNOCENT before God well before they ever BECOME wicked by they themselves SINNING against God and therefore having the need of a savior, because THEY THEMSELVES have made the CHOICE to SIN.

So to ME, if one's name is written down WHEN one accepts Jesus as their savior then this would mean that our names are written from before the foundation of the world before we are born, then they are BLOTTED OUT when we make the choice to disobey God and SIN, then they are REWRITTEN back into the book of life when we come back to the Lord when we accept Jesus as our savior, then they are BLOTTED OUT again each time we SIN, and then they are REWRITTEN back again when we repent of our sins and so forth and so on until the day we die. And then on the day we draw our last breath it will be determine by God whether the are written or whether they are blotted our based solely upon whether we are found to be IN Christ at the time we die, or whether we have DEPARTED from God by living in SIN when we die and found to not have the blood of Jesus continually cleansing us from sin because we ourselves have not continued to walk in the light EVEN as our EXAMPLE Jesus has walked in the light.

My point is this, I myself, do not find any clear and plain passage of scripture that plainly states as to WHEN our names are actually written in the Lamb's book of life. However I do find here in Revelation 3:8 where the names of those who do NOT over come shall be BLOTTED OUT, which therefore gives us CLEAR and ample WARNING for us to strive with every fiber of our being to FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT of FAITH unto the END and OVER COME the enemy so that our name will NOT be BLOTTED OUT of the Lamb's book of life, because Jesus our LAMB was SLAIN for the SALVATION of ALL of us from BEFORE the foundation of the world.

Now some may argue and say NO, man does not have the free will to CHOOSE God. Some Calvinists argue that those who have eternal life have been SPECIFICALLY ORDAINED or APPOINTED to eternal life by Almighty God and is that salvation has NOTHING to do with what a person CHOOSES to do or with what a person chooses not to do. In other words, those who believe the man made doctrines of Calvinism and Reformed Theology argue that ONLY the names of the ELECT are written in the Lamb's book of life. Then they quote Acts 13:48 as their support for believing that God ORDAINS ONLY certain specific people to eternal life while all others are ORDAINED to the everlasting fire. Some Calvinists will go on to argue that God CHOOSES whosoever he will and NO MAN chooses God, and that God CHOSE who would be saved and who would not be save BEFORE the foundation of the world. Here is what Acts 13:42 ACTUALLY says,


"And when the Gentiles HEARD THIS, they were GLAD, and glorified the WORD of the Lord: and as many as were ORDAINED to eternal life BELIEVED."


Those that teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology place all the EMPHASIS on the word "ORDAINED" and make the CLAIM that this verse means that Almighty God CHOSE CERTAIN SELECT INDIVIDUALS from BEFORE that foundation of the world and ORDAINED ONLY these certain specific individuals to ETERNAL LIFE. In other words, ACCORDING to Calvinism, if you are not one of the lucky few who were "ORDAINED" to eternal life, then you are without hope and predestined to be destroyed in the eternal fire and their is NOTHING that you can do to CHANGE your destiny, because your predestine destination has already been "ORDAINED" by Almighty God. But to ME, what kind of GOOD NEWS is that? This is NOT the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ who would have ALL men to be saved and that NONE should PERISH.

Now as I have said many times, any verse when taken OUT of CONTEXT and viewed ALONE and APART from the WHOLE word of God may SEEM or be INTERPRETED to say something that it is NOT truly saying.

The Greek word that is translated here as "ORDAINED" is the Greek word "TASSO", which means to APPOINT, to DETERMINE, to ORDAIN, to ARRANGE, to be DEVOTED, to be ESTABLISHED, and to SET.

No where in the meaning of this Greek word "TASSO" or in the context of this verse of scripture do we find that it DEMANDS that it is Almighty God who is the one that ordained, appointed, or that is to say "TASSO" these Gentiles to eternal life. This is just someones INTERPRETATION and opinion that it was God who "TASSO" these Gentiles to eternal life from BEFORE the foundation of the world.


The TRUTH of the matter is that when this verse is LEFT in it's CONTEXT it becomes clear that it is these very GENTILES THEMSELVES that have SET THEMSELVES or have "TASSO" THEMSELVES to HEAR MORE of the WORD of God concerning ETERNAL LIFE, and then after they heard MORE of the word of God the next Sabbath then they BELIEVED the word of truth unto salvation and then continued to believe and obey the word of truth unto the end in order to obtain eternal life that shall be given them in the world to come. Let us read this verse again.


"And when the Gentiles HEARD THIS, they were GLAD, and glorified the WORD of the Lord (WHAT did these Gentiles HEAR that caused them to be GLAD and give glory to God for his WORD?): and as many as were ORDAINED to eternal life BELIEVED."


Now ask yourself the question WHAT did these Gentiles HEAR that made them GLAD and begin to give God GLORY and thanks for his WORD? Did they hear the Calvinist gospel, which says, come a listen, because you MAY of may NOT be chosen by God to be saved? Or did they hear the true gospel of Jesus Christ calling men everywhere to REPENT, be baptized in order to be saved? You will find the answer by LEAVING this verse in the CONTEXT of where it is found.

Please read Acts 13:38-47, which clearly teaches us that these Gentiles ORDAINED, that is to say, these Gentiles who HEARD this wonderful good news of God's desire to SAVE them as well as the Jew that the Gentiles were made GLAD and therefore they "TASSO" THEMSELVES to HEAR MORE of the WORD of God concerning ETERNAL LIFE and then the BELIEVED the word of TRUTH unto salvation and then continued to believe unto ETERNAL LIFE.


"Be it known unto you therefore, men AND brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is PREACHED unto you the forgiveness of sins (in other words, the GOSPEL of salvation and the forgiveness of sins was being PREACHED to a mixed group of people that also included some who ALREADY believe):

39. And by him ALL that BELIEVE (referring to all those who already believe to be persuaded to "TASSO" or to SET THEMSELVES to continue to believe and those who are HEARING this word of truth to "TASSO"  to SET THEMSELVES to continue to hear MORE of God WORD that teaches that it is BY HIM to ALL WHO BELIEVE and CONTINUE TO BELIEVE who) are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.(here we see that among those who already believe as well as those who have not believed as yet and that there are both Jews and Gentile who are being preached the GOSPEL.)

40. Beware therefore, LEST (or for FEAR that) that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;

41. Behold, you who despise, and wonder, and perish (or and therefore PERISH because you yourself make the choice to DESPISE and DOUBT): for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.(in other words, God prophesied in his word that there would be some who when they heard the word would DESPISE and wonder and therefore PERISH so he is WARNING those who hear in advance that if they DESPISE and DOUBT the GOSPEL and REJECT the word of TRUTH, then they will PERISH.)

42. And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles BESOUGHT that these WORDS (this GOSPEL of salvation to receive eternal life) might be PREACHED to THEM the next sabbath. (In other words, these Gentiles "TASSO" THEMSELVES. In other words, these Gentiles made an APPOINTMENT and SET THEMSELVES to HEAR the GOSPEL on the next Sabbath day.)

43. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes FOLLOWED Paul and Barnabas (In other words, many of the Jews BELIEVED the GOSPEL and FOLLOWED Paul and Barnabas to hear and learn more about Jesus): who, speaking to them, PERSUADED them to CONTINUE in the grace of God.

44. And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to HEAR the WORD of God.

45. But when the Jews (speaking of the Jews who DESPISED and rejected the word of TRUTH, when THESE Jews) saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

46. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the WORD of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing YOU put it from you, and judge YOURSELVES unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

47. For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation UNTO the ENDS of the earth.

48. And when the Gentiles HEARD THIS (the good news of the GOSPEL that SALVATION was for THEM as well as the Jews and the word of warning that IF they TOO despised and rejected this so great a salvation that God would reject them as he rejected the UNBELIEVING Jews. So these Gentiles when they HEAR this GOOD NEWS of SALVATION was for THEM), they were GLAD, and glorified the WORD of the Lord: and as many as were ORDAINED to eternal life BELIEVED (or as many as were "TASSO" or as many of the Gentiles that made an APPOINTMENT and SET THEMSELVES to HEAR MORE of this GOSPEL concerning ETERNAL LIFE the next Sabbath BELIEVED unto salvation and continued to BELIEVE unto the END in order to obtain their reward of eternal life)."


Any one seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God can clearly see in verse 42 that it was the GENTILES THEMSELVES that BESOUGHT Paul and Barnabas that this Gospel of salvation be PREACHED to THEM the next Sabbath, which teaches us that AS MANY AS of these Gentiles who heard the WORD on this first Sabbath day and who MADE and APPOINTMENT and SET THEMSELVES or "TASSO" themselves to HEAR MORE of this Gospel of salvation and then came and HEARD MORE of the word of TRUTH, then BELIEVED and were saved or forgiven of all their sins.

Again nowhere in the CONTEXT of this verse, NOR in the Greek word "TASSO" do we find reason to DEMAND that ONLY CERTAIN of these Gentiles were FOREORDAINED from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved as some FALSELY teach.

But RATHER all through the word of TRUTH we see that when the CALL of the GOSPEL is HEARD, then it is left to the HEARER whether or not to ANSWER to CALL by RECEIVING the word of truth into his or her heart by BELIEVING and CONFESSING the word of TRUTH.

OR it is left up to the HEARER of the GOSPEL to DESPISE and therefore REJECT the word of truth and "TASSO" or SET THEMSELVES to NOT hear any more of the very word of truth that would have MAKE them FREE, IF SO BE that they would have made the choice or "TASSO" themselves to CONTINUE to hear and obey the word of truth.

The TRUTH of the matter is that God CHOOSES RIGHTEOUSNESS and God does NOT choose WICKEDNESS. This is what BIBLICAL ELECTION truly means. So then when we see the terms ELECT and ELECTION or CHOSEN ONES this means that the ELECT are the ELECT because they themselves have made the CHOICE to CHOOSE RIGHTEOUSNESS. And IF ANY of the ELECT make the CHOICE to TURN AWAY from RIGHTEOUSNESS and never return, then they will NO LONGER be CHOSEN by Almighty God, because they themselves REJECT RIGHTEOUSNESS in the END.


Now some of you may be saying that this is WORKS based salvation and that the Bible clearly says in Romans 9:7-13 that God said that he LOVED Jacob but he HATED Esau BEFORE they were BORN.


"Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, IN Isaac shall your seed be called.

8. That is, They which are the children of the FLESH (meaning that those who BOAST and say I am a descendant of Abraham, therefore I am CHOSEN by God does NOT AUTOMATICALLY make you CHOSEN by Almighty God to be saved, and the children of the FLESH ALSO means those who WORK INIQUITY) are NOT the children of God: but the children of the PROMISE are counted for the seed.

9. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.(speaking of the SECOND born son Issac)

10. And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even BY our father Isaac;

11. (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the PURPOSE of God according to election might stand (speaking of Almighty God PURPOSING to CHOOSE the LAST, who having CHOSEN RIGHTEOUSNESS over the FIRST who have CHOSEN to REJECT the commandments of God), not of WORKS (The WORKS hear is referring to the WORKS of Abraham who through his OWN work conceived his FIRST born son ISHMAEL. The WORKS here is ALSO speaking of OUR OWN works of righteousness which we do in our OWN strength and therefore have reason to BOAST and look down on others who are not walking in righteousness), but of him that CALLS;)

12. It was SAID unto her, The ELDER (or the FIRST born) shall serve the YOUNGER (or the second or LAST born. The FIRST shall be LAST and the LAST shall be FIRST, many shall be CALLED, but FEW shall be CHOSEN is the PURPOSE of God that CALLS)."


Please understand that God does indeed foreordain SOME things, but every thing that God does ordain is has already been PROPHESIED in his word. But in no way does this mean that God predestines every single person to EITHER be saved or the be lost and that they have absolutely no CHOICE to either believe God's word or to reject God's word and thus their fate is sealed. This kind of man made THEOLOGY simply does NOT agree with the WHOLE word of God.

 Now take a look at Matthew 20:16,which teaches us that God has CHOSEN to choose the LAST OVER the FIRST and that the FIRST shall be LAST. Now it seems that God is following this pattern of choosing the SECOND born male child OVER the FIRST born male child for reasons unknown to ME at this time. God CHOSE Issac OVER Ishmael. God CHOSE Jacob OVER Esau.

But WHY did God CHOOSE the LAST OVER the FIRST? WHY are many CALLED but only FEW are CHOSEN? Please read Luke 13:22-31, which clearly teaches us that God ONLY CHOOSES the RIGHTEOUS and CASTS those who made the CHOICE to be WORKERS of INIQUITY into outer darkness.


"And he (Jesus) went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there FEW that be saved? And he said unto them,

24. STRIVE (that means WORK with all your might) to ENTER IN at the strait gate: FOR (or BECAUSE) MANY, I say unto you, will SEEK to enter in, and shall NOT be able.

25. When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you NOT whence you are (WHY? Why does Jesus NOT let them ENTER into ETERNAL LIFE? Was it because Almighty God made the CHOICE to NOT choose these specific individuals from BEFORE the foundation of the world BEFORE they were BORN having done neither evil nor good? OR was it because God CHOSE NOT to CHOOSE them for what they themselves CHOSE to DO, which was to be workers of INIQUITY? Keep reading, first they make all kinds of EXCUSES, then Jesus tells them WHY they are WITHOUT EXCUSE!):

26. Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in YOUR PRESENCE, and you have taught in our streets.

27. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you NOT whence you are; DEPART from me, all YOU WORKERS of INIQUITY.

28. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, IN the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

29. And THEY (ONLY the WORKERS of RIGHTEOUSNESS) shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down IN the kingdom of God.

30. And, behold, there are LAST which shall be FIRST, and there are FIRST which shall be LAST."


God CHOSE his people ISRAEL at the FIRST, but we know that because ISRAEL did NOT CHOOSE the PLAN of God that he CHOSE from BEFORE the foundation of the word, which is that SALVATION come THROUGH his SON Jesus, then God TEMPORARILY blinded the eyes of understanding of his CHOSEN people Israel and CHOSE to offer his so great a SALVATION to the Gentiles in order to provoke his chosen people Israel to jealousy. And those of the Gentiles AND the Jews who HEAR the GOSPEL of salvation and RECEIVE this word of truth into their heart and CONTINUE in the teachings of Jesus unto the END shall be given ETERNAL LIFE FIRST.

Then God will turn to his people Israel whom he CHOSE at the FIRST once again a second time when Jesus comes again. A remnant of Israel will call upon Jesus as their savior and will be saved alive from the wrath of God. And then during the 1000 year reign of Jesus many of Israel, who will still yet be in the MORTAL bodies , will be taught of the Lord. Then at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus ONLY those who are found to be RIGHTEOUS will be rewarded with ETERNAL LIFE at the white throne judgment. The FIRST shall be LAST and the LAST shall be FIRST.

The thing that we need to realize is the WHEN and the WHY that God CHOSE Jacob and did NOT chose Esau and keep in mind that God is referring to NATIONS and NOT INDIVIDUAL people is the CONTEXT of these passages of scripture. Also keep in mind that ANY from the nation that comes from the linage of Esau can still hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and be saved. There are many Muslims and Arabs today who are accepting Jesus as their savior. Please read where Paul is quoting from in the Old Testament when he writes to us in Romans chapter 9 about BEFORE Jacob and Esau were born and yet in the womb of Rebecca. Please read Genesis 25:21-26, which CLEARLY teaches us that God has NOT chosen one INDIVIDUAL over another INDIVIDUAL before the the FOUNDATION of the world where neither INDIVIDUAL is chosen on the bases of having done neither good nor evil, but PLAINLY teaches us that TWO NATIONS are in the womb of Rebecca.

Genesis:21-26.

"And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

23. And the LORD said unto her, TWO NATIONS are in your womb, and TWO MANNER of people shall be separated from your bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the ELDER (or the FIRST) shall serve the YOUNGER (or the LAST, In other words, the FIRST shall be LAST and the LAST shall be FIRST).

24. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25. And the FIRST came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name ESAU.

26. And AFTER (or the LAST born of these two) that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them."


Now WHEN does the word of God teaches us that God said that he LOVED Jacob, but HATED Esau. Was it BEFORE they were BORN? Or was it AFTER they BOTH lived a life before God showing God whom they would serve and OBEY? Please read Malachi 1:1-3, which says,


"The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.

2. I have loved you (speaking of ISRAEL the NATION), says the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved US? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? Says the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

3. And I hated Esau, and laid his MOUNTAINS (speaking of the KINGDOMS or the NATIONS of Esau) and his heritage (speaking of his offspring) waste for the dragons of the wilderness."


So again WHY did God hate or rather NOT CHOSE the nations of Esau? And WHY did God make the CHOICE to CHOOSE the nations of Jacob? BECAUSE they were TWO MANNER of PEOPLE. God CHOOSES the RIGHTEOUS because he LOVES RIGHTEOUSNESS. And God has PURPOSED to HATE or NOT CHOOSE the WICKED, because that is what he himself has PURPOSED to do.

All through the word of TRUTH we see God CHOOSING the RIGHTEOUS and REJECTING those who make the CHOICE to WORK INIQUITY. God did NOT specifically select or chose certain specific INDIVIDUALS from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved based on NOTHING they have done or have not done. What Almighty God has CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundation of the world is that SALVATION be IN his Son Jesus. We are GOD'S WORKMANSHIP created IN Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS and we are NOT saved by our OWN works of righteousness.


Some Christians read right over the places where we are SAVED for the PURPOSE of DOING GOOD WORKS of RIGHTEOUSNESS as if what we do after we accept Jesus does NOT matter and have ANYTHING to do with our RECEIVING the PROMISE of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to COME!


Please read the study entitled "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT ONCE WE ARE SAVED THEN WE ARE ALWAYS SAVED?" for the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. You see, my dear brothers and sisters, in the Lord our salvation is an ON GOING process throughout our entire lives and REQUIRES us to WORK the WORKS of God. Please read John 6:27-29, which says,


"LABOR not for the meat which PERISHES, BUT (LABOR or WORK) FOR that meat which ENDURES UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE, which the Son of man SHALL GIVE unto you (WHEN and IF you FINISH the WORK): for HIM (speaking of ONLY those who WORK the WORKS of God UNTO the END) has God the Father SEALED.

28. Then said they unto him, What shall we DO, that we might WORK the WORKS of God?

29. Jesus answered and said unto them, THIS IS the WORK of God, that you BELIEVE on him whom he has sent."


Now some STOP right here and say things like, "There this PROVES that we are NOT saved by WORKS but we are saved by FAITH ALONE. Jesus himself said all we have to DO to be saved is to BELIEVE on him whom Almighty God has sent, case closed, end of discussion."

But this is NOT the ONLY thing that Jesus SAID! WHAT does the WHOLE word of God teach us about WHAT it MEANS to BELIEVE on Jesus? Does the word of TRUTH simple teach us that all we have to do to RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE is to accept Jesus as our savior and then we are ETERNALLY SAVED and that there is NOTHING that can cause us to LOSE our salvation?

Mark 1:15 teaches us to REPENT and BELIEVE the GOSPEL. Does this mean that we only need to believe the PART of the GOSPEL that we like and NOT BELIEVE the REST of the GOSPEL?


"And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: REPENT you, and BELIEVE the GOSPEL."


In Mark 16:16 Jesus teaches us that he the BELIEVES AND is BAPTIZED shall be SAVED. and he that believes NOT shall be damned. In others words, he that believes ALL of the GOSPEL shall be SAVED and he that believes NOT ALL the GOSPEL shall be DAMNED.


"He that believes AND is BAPTIZED shall be saved; BUT he that believes NOT shall be damned."


In other words, if you harden your own heart and refuse to be baptized in water, because you do NOT BELIEVE that it matters whether or not you are baptized in water so therefore you do not have to OBEY the words of Jesus, then you will NOT receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come because you are not TRULY believing the whole word of God. John 20:31 teaches us that we must CONTINUE to BELIEVE in order to receive eternal life.


"But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that BELIEVING (a CONTINUAL BELIEVING in the WORDS of Jesus Christ) you might have life through his name."

Then in Luke 8:11-15 we read that ONLY those that KEEP the WORD of God in their hearts after they BELIEVE and RECEIVE the WORD of TRUTH will bear fruit unto eternal life.


"Now the parable is this: The seed is the WORD of God.

12. Those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil, and takes AWAY the WORD OUT of their hearts,(THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE WORD OF GOD INTO YOUR HEART IS TO FIRST BELIEVE) lest they should BELIEVE (which means to CONTINUE to BELIEVE UNTO THE END) and be saved.

13. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, RECEIVE the WORD with joy; and these have no root, which FOR AWHILE BELIEVE, and in time of temptation FALL AWAY. (speaking of true BORN AGAIN believers falling AWAY by NOT CONTINUING to BELIEVE because they have not rooted and grounded themselves in God's word and therefore are easily DECEIVED.)

14. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection (or bring no fruit of righteousness to completion).

15. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, KEEP IT (or BELIEVE unto the END), and bring forth fruit with patience."


John 12:47-50 teaches us that the WORD of God that Jesus spoke to us shall JUDGE us in the last day and we can either choose to BELIEVE the words of Jesus or we can CHOOSE to REJECT the words of Jesus, but in the END the WORD of God will JUDGE us all.


"And if any man hear my WORDS, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48. He that rejects me, and receives not my WORDS, has ONE that judges him: the WORD that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

49. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

50. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."


Jesus said in John 15:14 that IF we truly LOVE him then we are to KEEP his COMMANDMENTS!


"If you LOVE me, KEEP my COMMANDMENTS."


Then one of the LAST things Jesus spoke to his CHURCH was in Revelation 22:14,15 were Jesus is WARNING his church to KEEP the COMMANDMENTS of Almighty God IN ORDER to be FOUND WORTHY to to have the RIGHT to the tree of ETERNAL LIFE!


"Blessed are they that DO his commandments, (WHY? Why are ONLY they that DO the commandments of God the ONLY ones to be called BLESSED?) THAT (or SO THAT, or IN ORDER THAT) THEY (speaking of ONLY they that DO or KEEP the COMMANDMENTS of God, in order that THEY) may have RIGHT to the tree of life, and may ENTER IN through the gates into the city.

15. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie."


Remember Jesus said whosoever, which includes those who SAY that they are Christians, who BELIEVE NOT the WORDS of Jesus shall be DAMNED. Do NOT be DECEIVED by only believing PART of the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. I implore all those who have been taught this FALSE doctrine of ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED to read the WHOLE word of God concerning what it means to be SAVED. I have several studies on this subject that I encourage you to read. Do NOT let PRIDE in the DOCTRINES of MAN cause you to fall. Hear the WHOLE matter BEFORE you make judgment. Proverbs 18:12,13,


"Before destruction the heart of man is haughty (or filled with PRIDE), and before honor is humility.

13. He that ANSWERS a matter BEFORE he HEARS it, it is folly and shame unto him."


Well enough said on this subject for now. Let us get back on track to the subject at hand, which is to learn IF the word of God TRULY teaches us that God has CHOSEN only CERTAIN SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS from BEFORE the foundation of the world.


2 Timothy 1:9,10 CLEARLY teaches us that we are FIRST SAVED as in we are brought back into RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Almighty God trough the blood of Jesus and are CALLED or we are ELECTED to LIVE HOLY before the Lord.


"Who has saved us, and CALLED us with an HOLY CALLING, not according to OUR works (meaning our OWN works that we did before in our OWN strength wherein there is BOASTING), but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began (in other words, Almighty God determined and purposed to give all of mankind his GRACE from before the foundation of the world and that through his GRACE shall come SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE),

10. But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light THROUGH the gospel:"


Please notice that LIFE, as in abundant life in this present world we live in now and immortality or ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come is brought to LIGHT or to our UNDERSTANDING THROUGH the preaching of the GOSPEL. The word of TRUTH teaches us that God CHOSE that THROUGH the foolishness of PREACHING as the MEAN by which the lost are to OBTAIN salvation.

Please read 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, which teaches us that the GOSPEL is the POWER of God that brings salvation to those who BELIEVE.


"For the PREACHING of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the POWER of God.

19. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God BY the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe.

22. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24. But unto them which are CALLED, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26. For you see your CALLING, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are CALLED:

27. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28. And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29. That no flesh should glory in his presence.

30. But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

31. That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord."


Now those who teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology focus in on verse 24 and teach that it is ONLY the CALLED or the ELECT who will BELIEVE the GOSPEL. In other words, they equate the CALLING of the gospel to repent as being synonymous with ELECTION or being one of the CHOSEN ONES who were according to Calvinism chosen from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved.

But what does the whole word of God have to say on this subject of being CALLED. In other words, HOW is someone CALLED by God and WHAT are they CALLED TO? Take a look at 2 Thessalonians 2:14, which CLEARLY teaches us that people are CALLED BY the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ. This is HOW Almighty God the Father DRAWS us to his SON Jesus.


"Where unto he (Almighty God) called you BY our GOSPEL, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."


Jesus said in Matthew 20:16 that many are CALLED, but FEW are CHOSEN, which teaches us that ONLY those who ANSWER the CALL of the GOSPEL to REPENT are CHOSEN by Almighty God to be SAVED.


"So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."


The truth of the matter is that Almighty God has chosen RIGHTEOUSNESS from before that foundation of the world and has rejected unrighteousness. And God has chosen that this righteousness be IN or through his Son Jesus from before the foundation of the world. In other words, NO ONE, or no specific person is CHOSEN from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved, but rather each individual person is CHOSEN by God to be saved on the BASIS of whether or not they ANSWER the CALL of God to REPENT. This is WHEN a person BECOMES one of the ELECT or one of the CHOSEN ONES by God, WHEN they respond by FAITH to the CALL of the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ to REPENT. Please read Ephesians 1:3-5, which clearly teaches us that WHAT God CHOSE from BEFORE the foundation of the world was for SALVATION to be IN Jesus Christ his Son, and that WHAT we are PREDESTINED TO is to become the adopted sons and daughters of Almighty God BY or THROUGH his Son Jesus the Christ. Yes, we are his sons and daughters now IF SO BE we CONTINUE to follow and OBEY the Holy Spirit according to Romans chapter 8.


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ:

4. ACCORDING as he (Almighty God) has CHOSEN us IN him BEFORE the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5. Having predestined us UNTO the adoption of children BY Jesus Christ to himself, ACCORDING to the good pleasure of his will,"


You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, it is NOT so much the WHO, as in being certain specific individuals that Almighty God CHOSE to be SAVED from BEFORE the foundation of the world, but RATHER the WHAT or the MEANS BY WHICH God CHOSE that mankind shall be saved, which is IN HIM, IN CHRIST Jesus who was SLAIN in the mind of God from BEFORE the foundation of the world.

The TRUTH of the matter is that no one is CHOSEN by God UNTIL they become OBEDIENT to the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ by walking in RIGHTEOUSNESS. You see, it is the WHAT God CHOOSES, more so than the WHO God chooses? What I mean by this is that God will NOT CHOSE those who walk in UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. That is to say God ONLY chooses those who walk in RIGHTEOUSNESS, but even more specifically God CHOOSES only those who are found to be IN Christ Jesus. In other words, God does not choose those who walk in their OWN righteousness where there is room for boasting. Therefore the only way to be found RIGHTEOUS is to be found IN Jesus Christ and the only way to be found IN Jesus Christ is to BELIEVE the word of TRUTH. But HOW shall a person BELIEVE in that which they have HEARD nothing about? In Romans 10:8-14 we read HOW shall they BELIEVE unless they HEAR the GOSPEL?


"But what says it ? The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of FAITH, which we PREACH;

9. That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall BELIEVE in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.

10. FOR (or because or for this reason) with the heart man BELIEVES unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11. For the scripture says, WHOSOEVER believes ON him shall not be ashamed.

12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call (or answer the call of the GOSPEL and call) upon him.

13. For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14. HOW then shall they call on him in whom they have NOT believed? And HOW shall they BELIEVE in him of whom they have NOT HEARD? And HOW shall they HEAR without a preacher?"


You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, FAITH COMES BY HEARING and hearing or true understanding comes by hearing the word of TRUTH. In other words, FIRST a person HEARS the GOSPEL, and then they EITHER make the CHOICE to receive what they HEARD as the TRUTH or they make the CHOICE to REJECT what they HEARD as FOOLISHNESS. In other words, there is no power in the GOSPEL unless it is BELIEVED by the HEARER and then ACTED upon, which show that true faith has come to the hearer of the gospel.

Now IF a person makes the CHOICE to BELIEVE the GOSPEL and in OBEDIENCE to the word of God then CALLS upon the name of the Lord, then this is WHEN that particular individual person shall BECOME one of the ELECT or CHOSEN ONES by Almighty God. But even then being a CHOSEN ONE or CALLED OUT one by God does NOT AUTOMATICALLY guarantee that this ELECT person or CHOSEN ONE shall OBTAIN the PROMISE of eternal life in the world to come. In other words, a BELIEVER must REMAIN a believer unto the END of their life or until Jesus returns and be found FAITHFUL in order to OBTAIN eternal life in the world to come. For a deeper understanding on this subject as to WHEN we actually obtain ETERNAL LIFE please read the study entitled "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED?" But for now I would like you to read Galatians 1:6, which teaches us that once a person has been called they can still be deceived to believe a FALSE GOSPEL or in another Jesus, which is NOT the true image of Almighty God the Father.


"I marvel that you are so soon REMOVED from him that CALLED you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:"


Now Paul is speaking to the CHURCH that is in Galatia. He is speaking to true born again believers who have been CALLED by the gospel of Jesus Christ unto SAVING GRACE that brought them back into right relationship with God. And these same born again Christians are being REMOVED from the true faith in Jesus Christ by being compelled to be CIRCUMCISED in the flesh as the Jews are circumcised in the old covenant. Later in Galatians 3:3,4 Paul is worried that what he has preached to them has been in VAIN, but then realizes that the mercy of God is greater than their transgression to seek salvation under the old covenant by being circumcised and says IF it yet be in vain.


"Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

4. Have you suffered so many things in VAIN? IF it be yet in vain."


In other words, if Paul can persuade them that what they were being compelled to do by the Jews was NOT the way to obtain ETERNAL LIFE, then their would still yet be HOPE for them to continue their walk with God in FAITH and not in the works of the old covenant law, which none of their fathers could keep.

Now I want you to KNOW that I myself teach the keeping of the COMMANDMENTS of Almighty God just as Jesus himself taught us that all the law and the prophets are fulfilled in loving the Lord our God with all our hearts mind and strength and to love our neighbor as our self, but I do not teach that we are to keep the old covenant rituals that were a shadow of things to come that were fulfilled IN Jesus Christ. For example we are NOT to keep the old covenant LAW of offering animal sacrifices for our sins. For a deeper understanding of what the WHOLE word of God teaches about keeping the law and not being under the law please read the study entitled "WE ARE NOT SAVED BY OUR OWN GOOD WORKS" and "THE WORKS OF THE LAW VERSES GOOD WORKS", but for now let us continue this study on examining Calvinism in the light of the whole word of God.

One of the statements of the faith in Calvinism under this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL Election is that every single person who was chosen to be saved will be saved and none will ever lose their salvation. In other words, ACCORDING to Calvinism their ELECTION is already SURE as in guaranteed without fail.

However the word of TRUTH warns and exhorts true born again believers to MAKE their calling and election SURE. Please read 2 Peter 1:3-12, which teaches us the YOU YOURSELF must MAKE your own CALLING and ELECTION SURE and if you do NOT, then there will be NO entrance into everlasting life given to you.


"According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has CALLED us to glory and virtue:

4. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious PROMISES: that BY THESE (speaking of the great and precious PROMISES hidden throughout God's word) you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5. And beside this, giving all diligence, ADD to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6. And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8. For IF these things be in you, and abound, THEY MAKE you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9. BUT he (of you, speaking to true born again believers) that LACKS these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10. Wherefore the RATHER, brethren, (again speaking to true born again believer WARNING that YOU YOURSELF) give diligence to MAKE your CALLING and ELECTION SURE: for IF ye do these things, ye shall never fall (or IF you are diligent to do these things then you shall never SIN):

11. For so (or for so then, or because you have made your calling and election SURE by keeping SIN out of your life by being diligent to do these things then) an ENTRANCE shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12. Wherefore (or for this very reason) I will NOT be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the present TRUTH."


Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the WE OURSELVES, each and every one of us who have been called BY the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ MUST MAKE our own election SURE by OBEYING the GOSPEL, these great and precious promises that God will NOT allow us to be tempted ABOVE that we ourselves are ABLE to bear and OVER COME and therefore keep SIN out of our lives unto the END in order to OBTAIN the PROMISE of ETERNAL LIFE that will be given ONLY to those of us who are found to be that good and FAITHFUL servant of God in the END. For a deeper understanding on how you can keep sin out of your life and live free from sin please read the study called "HOW TO LIVE FREE FROM SIN".

Now some of you may think that this is a WORKS based salvation, because it has been drilled into you over and over and over again and again that you are SAVED by GRACE THROUGH FAITH and NOT OF OURSELVES or of WORKS lest there be boasting.

YES, the word of God does teach us this truth, but in the very next verse the word of TRUTH ALSO teaches us that we are made new creatures in Christ for the very PURPOSE of DOING GOOD WORKS. So then, doing GOOD WORKS is a PART of our salvation. Please read Ephesians 2:1-13, which teaches us about the NEW covenant that brought salvation or reconciliation and HOPE to the GENTILES who had NO hope of eternal life BEFORE this time of Jesus coming to redeem ALL of mankind back to God, but NOW through the blood of Jesus the Christ we ALL have the HOPE and PROMISE of obtaining eternal life in the world to come.


"And you (speaking to true born again believers) has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2. Wherein in TIME PAST you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of DISOBEDIENCE:

3. Among whom also we ALL HAD our conversation in TIMES PAST in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and WERE (in times past) by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5. Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

6. And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7. That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

8. For BY grace are you saved (as in brought back into right relationship with God and given the PROMISE of eternal life) THROUGH faith; and that NOT of yourselves: IT (speaking of the GRACE, the FAITH and the being brought back into right relationship with God) is the GIFT of God:

9. NOT of WORKS (speaking of OUR OWN works of righteousness which we do in our OWN strength), lest any man should boast.

10. For we are HIS workmanship, CREATED IN Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God has before ORDAINED that we should WALK in them (meaning that Almighty God made us NEW CREATURES IN Christ Jesus in order to empower us to WALK in RIGHTEOUSNESS and GOOD WORKS which he ORDAINED before the foundation of the world according to his good pleasure).

11. Wherefore (or for this reason) remember, that YOU (still speaking to true born again believers) being in TIME PAST Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

12. That AT THAT TIME you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of PROMISE, having NO HOPE, and without God in the world:

13. But NOW IN Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made nigh BY the blood of Christ."


Now I placed the FOCUS upon the TRUTH that we WERE SINNERS in TIME PAST, but NOW are made NEW CREATURES IN Christ Jesus for the very PURPOSE of DOING GOOD WORKS.

I also emphasized the words PROMISE and HOPE, because some Christians are being deceived with the false teaching that as soon as one confesses Jesus as their Lord and savior, then they are GIVEN eternal life at that point in time and therefore can never lose their salvation no matter what, because eternal means eternal.

But the WHOLE word of TRUTH clearly and plainly teaches us that eternal life is given to us as a PROMISE of a REWARD that we shall receive in the world to come, IF SO BE we remain in the faith and we are found faithful unto the END. I want you to read these following verses of scripture which teach us that our reward of eternal life is yet future and that we must make our calling and election SURE so that we will be found worthy to have the right to the tree of life in the world to come.


1 John 2:25


"And this is the PROMISE that he has PROMISED us, even eternal life."


2 Timothy 1:1


"Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the PROMISE of life which is in Christ Jesus."


1 Timothy 4:8-16


"For bodily exercise profits little: but GODLINESS is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.(or in other words, ONLY those who are living GODLY lives have the PROMISE of eternal life abiding in them)

9. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

10. For therefore (or for this very reason) we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of ALL men, specially of those that believe.(or more specifically God will save only those who BELIEVE as in continually believe unto the end)

11. These things COMMAND and TEACH.

12. Let no man despise your youth; but be you an EXAMPLE of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

13. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

14. Neglect not the gift that is in you (speaking of the gift of the Holy Spirit), which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

15. Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.

16. Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; CONTINUE in them: for in DOING THIS you shall both SAVE yourself, and them that HEAR you."


Titus 1:2


"In HOPE of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, PROMISED before the world began;"


Titus 3:7,8


"That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the HOPE of eternal life.

8. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you AFFIRM CONSTANTLY, that they which have believed in God might be careful to MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS. These things are good and profitable unto men."


James 1:12


"Blessed is the man that ENDURES temptation: for when he is tried (and he ENDURES unto the END of the temptation and OVER COMES), he shall RECEIVE the crown of life, which the Lord has PROMISED to them that LOVE him.(meaning that those who LOVE the Lord will KEEP the commandments that he gave to us)"


1 John 3:14-18


"We know that we have passed from death unto life, BECAUSE we LOVE the brethren. He that loves NOT his brother ABIDES IN DEATH.

15. Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17. But whoso has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the LOVE of God in him?

18. My little children, let us NOT love in word, neither in tongue; BUT in DEED and in truth.

19. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him."


Matthew 7:13-27


"Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:

14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the WAY, which LEADS UNTO life, and few there be that find it.

15. BEWARE of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16. You shall know them BY their FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17. Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

20. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

21. Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall ENTER into the kingdom of heaven; BUT he that DOES the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out devils (do NOT be DECEIVED my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord ONLY a true born again believer has been given the authority to cast our devils in the name of Jesus. Remember what happen to the seven sons of Sceva, when they tried to cast out a devil in the name of Jesus)? And in your name done many wonderful works?

23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: DEPART from me, you that WORK INIQUITY.

24. THEREFORE (or for this very reason) whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and DOES them, I will liken him unto a WISE man, which built his house upon a rock:

25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell NOT: for (or BECAUSE) it was founded upon a rock (or BECAUSE that person was rooted and grounded in the TRUTH of being a DOER of the word and NOT just a hearer only whereby some are DECEIVED).

26. And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them NOT, shall be likened unto a FOOLISH man, which built his house upon the sand:

27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it FELL: and great was the fall of it."


For those of you who are not familiar with this account found in Acts 19:10-18 about the seven sons of Sceva who was a Jew who tried to use the name of Jesus to cast out a devil from a man and the evil spirits that were in this man answered them and said Paul I know and Jesus I know, but WHO are you? Then the evil spirit came out of the man, but jump on these seven other men and torn them up, because they were NOT true believers. So do not be deceived by those who try and tell you that these who have cast out devils and did many wonderful works of healing were NOT true born again believers. The TRUTH of the matter is that they were true born again believers when they did these mighty things in the name of Jesus, but somewhere along the way they were DECEIVED by the deceitfulness of SIN and FELL from the narrow way and let SIN creep back into their lives, so it was IF Jesus had never known them.


"And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

11. And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

12. So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

13. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.

14. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

15. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?

16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and over came them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

17. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

18. And many that believed came, and confessed, and SHOWED their DEEDS."


Again do NOT be DECEIVED by these FALSE doctrines of Calvinism and Reformed Theology that teach that the receiving of ETERNAL LIFE is UNCONDITIONAL and that from the moment you confess Jesus as your Lord and savior you are saved and can never lose your salvation no matter what.

What these FALSE teachers do NOT teach you is that salvation is separated into two parts; your initially being forgiven of all your PAST sins, AND your WALK with God in RIGHTEOUSNESS where you will be JUDGED BY YOUR WORKS. For a deep understanding of the CONDITIONS that you must without fail meet in order to be found worthy to have the RIGHT to OBTAIN your REWARD of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come please read the studies entitled "WE ARE NOT SAVED BY OUR OWN GOOD WORKS" and "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED?" But for now I want you to read a few more passages of scripture that clearly teach us that in order to enter into ETERNAL LIFE we must be a DOER of the word and NOT a hearer only whereby we DECEIVE ourselves. Therefore we must KEEP ourselves in the LOVE of God by DOING GOOD WORKS of RIGHTEOUSNESS.


Jude 1:21


"KEEP yourselves in the LOVE of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ UNTO eternal life."


James 2:14-26


"What does it PROFIT, my BRETHREN, though a man SAY he has faith, and have NOT WORKS works? Can faith save him (or can faith ALONE save him without the WORKS the proves his faith)?

15. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16. And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled; notwithstanding you give them not those things which are needful to the body; what does it profit?

17. Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being ALONE .

18. Yea, a man may SAY, You have faith, and I have works: show me you faith without your works, and I will show you my faith BY my WORKS.

19. You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20. But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21. Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22. See you how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23. And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24. You see then how that BY WORKS a man is justified, and not by faith ONLY.

25. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by WORKS, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."


James 1:21-27


"WHEREFORE (or for this very reason) lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

22. But be you DOERS of the word, and NOT hearers ONLY, DECEIVING your own selves.

23. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24. For he beholds himself, and goes his way, and straightway forgets what manner of man he was (or he forgets that he was FREED from SIN by the blood of Jesus and that SIN shall NOT have DOMINION over him any more).

25. But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and CONTINUES therein, he being NOT a forgetful hearer, but a DOER of the WORK, this man shall be blessed in his DEED.

26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

27. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to KEEP himself without spot from the world (or keep himself WITHOUT SIN in this present world)."


Matthew 25:31-46


"WHEN the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:

33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, INHERIT the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world (WHY? Why will these be BLESSED of the Lord and welcome in to inherit eternal life?):

35. FOR (or BECAUSE when) I was an hungry, and you gave me meat (or you did a GOOD WORK unto me): I was thirsty, and you gave me drink (or you did a GOOD WORK unto me): I was a stranger, and you took me in (or you did a GOOD WORK unto me):

36. Naked, and you clothed me (or you did a GOOD WORK unto me): I was sick, and you visited me (or you did a GOOD WORK unto me): I was in prison, and you came unto me (or you did a GOOD WORK unto me).

37. Then shall the RIGHTEOUS answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you hungry, and fed you? Or thirsty, and gave you drink?

38. When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? Or naked, and clothed you?

39. Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came unto you?

40. And the King (Jesus) shall answer and say unto them (speaking of ONLY the RIGHTEOUS who SHOWED their FAITH by their WORKS), Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have DONE it (speaking of DOING GOOD WORKS of RIGHTEOUSNESS) unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

41. Then shall he say ALSO unto them on the left hand (the UNRIGHTEOUS and WORKERS of INIQUITY), Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:(but WHY? Why are these who are cast into the everlasting fire called GOATS or the UNRIGHTEOUS?)

42. FOR (or BECAUSE when) I was an hungry, and you gave me no meat (or you saw that I had need and you never even lifted a finder to reach out and help me. you did NO GOOD WORK unto me): I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink (or you did NO GOOD WORK into me):

43. I was a stranger, and you took me not in (or you did NO GOOD WORK into me): naked, and you clothed me not (you did NO GOOD WORK unto me): sick, and in prison, and you visited me not (you did NO GOOD WORK unto me).

44. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did NOT minister unto you?

45. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it NOT (or did NO GOOD WORK of RIGHTEOUSNESS) to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.

46. And these (speaking of those who were NOT DOERS of the WORD) shall go away into everlasting punishment: BUT the RIGHTEOUS (those who say they are Christians who are DOERS of the word and NOT just hearers only by showing their FAITH by their GOOD WORKS shall enter) into life eternal." 


Romans 2:7-10


"To them who BY patient CONTINUANCE in WELL DOING SEEK for glory and honor and immortality, ETERNAL LIFE:

8. But unto them that are contentious, and DO NOT OBEY the TRUTH, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

9. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that DOES EVIL, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10. But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that WORKS GOOD, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:"


Galatians 6:7-9


"Be NOT DECEIVED; God is NOT mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.

8. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shal lof the Spirit reap LIFE EVERLASTING.

9. And let us NOT be weary in WELL DOING: for in due season we shall reap, IF we faint NOT."


1 Timothy 6:11-19


"But you, O man of God, flee these things; and FOLLOW after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

12. Fight the good fight of faith (WHY? Why must we fight the good fight of faith to live godly in this present world? So that we may), lay hold on eternal life, where unto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.

13. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

14. That you keep this commandment without spot, unable to be rebuked, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15. Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings , and Lord of lords;

16. Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;

18. That they DO GOOD, that they be RICH in GOOD WORKS, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

19. LAYING UP in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come (WHY?), THAT (or so that, or in order that) they may LAY HOLD on ETERNAL LIFE."


Jesus himself WARNS us the CHURCH several times in the book of Revelation that the reward of ETERNAL LIFE will be given to ONLY those of us who OVERCOME SIN.


Revelation 2: 2-7


"I know you WORKS, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil: and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars:

3. And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake has labored, and have NOT fainted.

4. NEVERTHELESS I have somewhat AGAINST you, because you have left your first love.

5. Remember therefore from whence you are FALLEN, and REPENT, and DO the first WORKS; OR ELSE I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of his place, except you REPENT.

6. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

7. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; To HIM that OVER COMES will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."

Revelation 2:9-11


"I know you WORKS, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10. Fear none of those things which you shall suffer : behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be you FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, and I will give you a crown of life.

11. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; He that OVER COMES shall not be hurt of the second death."


Revelation 3:4,5


"You have a FEW names even in Sardis which have NOT defiled their garments; and THEY (speaking of ONLY these FEW who are living WITHOUT SIN) shall walk with me in white: (WHY? Why are only these FEW Christians going to be given ETERNAL LIFE?) FOR (or BECAUSE) they are WORTHY.

5. He that OVER COMES, the SAME shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will NOT BLOT OUT his name out of the book of LIFE, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels."


Revelation 21:5-9


"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of LIFE freely.

7. He that OVER COMES shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable , and murderers, and whore mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."



Revelation 22:14,15


"Blessed are THEY that DO his COMMANDMENTS (WHY? Why are ONLY THEY that DO or KEEP the COMMANDMENTS of God BLESSED?), THAT (or so that or in order that) THEY (speaking of ONLY those Christians who KEEP the COMMANDMENTS of God in order that they) may have RIGHT to the tree of life (or that they may have the RIGHT to receive their reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come), and may ENTER in through the gates into the city.

15. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie."


So to ME, I do not see how anyone who is seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God can HONESTLY say and teach that our final salvation of OBTAINING our reward of ETERNAL LIFE is UNCONDITIONAL and is based upon NOTHING we have done, are doing or will do in the future. These doctrines of Calvinism and Reformed Theology are doctrines of devils and should be rejected by all.


Now there are some who even after clearly seeing this mountain of evidence from the clear word of God that plainly teaches us that we must without fail be OBEDIENT to the leading of the Holy Spirit to follow after GOOD WORKS of RIGHTEOUSNESS in order to show our FAITH and be found worthy to have the RIGHT to obtain the reward of our HOPE and PROMISE of ETERNAL LIFE to those who LOVE Almighty God and his Son Jesus, who will still yet demand that salvation is NOT of WORKS lest any man should boast. Then they will quote a few verses like John 6:26-29, which says,


"Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him has God the Father sealed.

28. Then said they unto him, What shall we DO, that we might WORK the WORKS of God?

29. Jesus answered and said unto them, THIS is the WORK of God, that you BELIEVE on him whom he has sent. "


Then they will contend that FAITH or BELIEVING on Jesus is ALL that is required to be saved and therefore receive eternal life.

But as you have just seen in this study, this one verse is NOT the WHOLE word of God on this subject of what is REQUIRED or what CONDITIONS must be met in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. Jesus said in Matthew that only he who ENDURES UNTO THE END the SAME shall be SAVED. So again I implore you to read the study "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED?"

There is much more I can say, but for most of you who are reading this what I have shown you is more than enough for you to see the TRUTH of God's word that requires us to live godly before him in order to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come and therefore prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION is a FALSE doctrine of devils.


This now brings us to the next letter in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. which is the letter "L" that stands for LIMITED ATONEMENT. Please keep in mind that even if ONE of these five points of Calvinism is show to be FALSE then ALL five points are then proven to be false. And I believe that I have adequately show that BOTH of the first two points to be FALSE by the many contradictions they have with the WHOLE word of God. And I will also clearly show that the doctrine of LIMITED ATONEMENT to CONTRADICT the WHOLE word of God.


L.

Is the DOCTRINE of

LIMITED ATONEMENT

the TRUTH of

GOD'S WORD?


The doctrine of Limited Atonement basically states that Jesus did NOT die for ALL of mankind, but rather, according to Calvinism and Reformed Theology, Jesus died ONLY for the ELECT, who according to the doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL Election were chosen or predestined from BEFORE the foundation of the world to be saved. In other words, and again ACCORDING TO this doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL election, God chose ONLY a certain select few individuals to be saved and the rest of mankind he CHOSE to be cast into the lake of fire from before that creation of mankind.

Now one of the reasons of why Calvinists and Reformed Theologians arrive at this doctrine of LIMITED Atonement is that SINCE Almighty God is SOVEREIGN and therefore all powerful, and the word of God also says in Peter that God is NOT WILLING that ANY man perish, but that EVERY man come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved, and YET we know elsewhere from the Bible that NOT every human being will be saved, THEREFORE this scripture MUST mean that God has ONLY ELECTED certain individuals to be saved, because God is SOVEREIGN and ALL POWERFUL and therefore WILL without fail perform what he WILLS.


But what I personally believe is that they, speaking of everyone who believes in this false doctrine of LIMITED atonement, where Jesus SUPPOSEDLY died ONLY for a certain select few individuals who were again SUPPOSEDLY chosen to be saved from BEFORE the foundation of the world, what I believe they fail to understand is that God's WILL is God's DESIRE or God's INTENT.

You see, the Bible teaches us in 1 Samuel chapter 8 that God's will, God's desire, God's wish, God's hope, or God's intent is what God's WANTED for Israel is that he himself should be there King, but Israel wanted a human king like all the other nations around them, so Israel REJECTED God's WILL for them and demanded a king over them like all the other nations. Then after SEEING their REJECTION to have God's WILL in their life God went AGAINST his OWN WILL and desire for his people Israel which was for himself to be their King and gave God them THEIR desire fulfilling THEIR WILL to have a human king like all the other nations.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, that this does NOT make God any less powerful or any less SOVEREIGN. It simply means that he has given mankind the freedom of CHOICE. Deuteronomy 30:10-19 teaches us that Almighty God has SET before us BOTH LIFE and GOOD as well as DEATH and EVIL, and then has given US the CHOICE as to which one we will CHOOSE.


"IF you shall hearken (hear and obey) unto the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and IF you turn unto the LORD your God with all thine heart, and with all your soul.

11. For this COMMANDMENT which I COMMAND you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off.

12. It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

13. Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

14. But the word is very nigh unto you, in you mouth, and in you heart, that you may DO it (In other words, you are without excuse oh man).

15. See (open your eyes and look, understand and KNOW), I have SET before YOU this day life and good, and death and evil; (In other words, I Almighty God have SET before you a CHOICE between KEEPING my COMMANDMENTS, which is GOOD and what I WILL for you to DO, and IF you make this GOOD CHOICE and DO that which I command, then I will BLESS you wit LIFE/ BUT know this ALSO that I Almighty God have also SET before you a CONSEQUENCE of DEATH and EVIL, which is NOT my WILL for you to CHOOSE, but IF you make the CHOICE to NOT do the which is GOOD in my sight you have thus chosen that which is EVIL in my sight and shall therefore receive the CURSE of DEATH and you will PERISH)

16 IN THAT (or I have SET life and good before you IN THIS WAY IN THAT) I command you this day to love the LORD you God, to walk in his ways, and to KEEP his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and the LORD your God shall bless you in the land whither you go to possess it.

17. BUT (or and I have ALSO SET before you death and evil IN THAT or in this WAY that) IF your heart TURN AWAY, so that you will NOT hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

18. I DENOUNCE unto you this day, (or I am WARNING you RIGHT HERE AND NOW) that you shall SURELY PERISH, and that you shall NOT prolong your days upon the land, whither you pass over Jordan to go to possess it.

19. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have SET before you life and death, blessing and cursing: THEREFORE choose life, that both you and your seed may live:"


This is God's WILL for ALL of mankind, that they CHOOSE LIFE. Yes, I fully realize that this passage of scripture is speaking of Israel, both at that period of time in history as well as being a PROPHECY of Israel during the 1000 year reign of Jesus. However, this passage CLEARLY shows us God's WILL that he desire us to choose LIFE and NOT to make the choice to rebel against his WILL lest he be FORCED by his own DECREE that he SET before us and called all of heaven to RECORD that IF we chose to OBEY we would receive a blessing of LIFE, BUT IF we chose to REJECT his OFFER of BLESSING and LIFE he would be FORCED to destroy the DISOBEDIENT with DEATH. And this is NOT what PLEASES God, because he CLEARLY takes NO PLEASURE in the DEATH of those who CHOOSE to do EVIL or that which is AGAINST what God has COMMANDED of WILLS for us to DO. Please read Ezekiel 33:11, where we see God PLEADING with mankind to TURN from his own CHOOSING to do EVIL.


"Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord GOD (or I am PLEADING with you right here and now), I have NO PLEASURE in the DEATH of the wicked; BUT that the wicked TURN from HIS way and LIVE (God's WILL for all mankind is to do GOOD and LIVE, to CHOOSE God's WILL and LIVE): TURN you, TURN you from YOUR evil ways; for WHY will you DIE, O house of Israel?"


Yes, I again fully realize that this particular passage of scripture is speaking of Israel, but AGAIN God's WILL is CLEARLY seen. God desires ALL the WICKED to REPENT and TURN from doing EVIL in the sight of God and CHOOSE to DO GOOD and LIVE. WHY will you CHOOSE DEATH oh you SINNER, KNOWING that the WAGES or CONSEQUENCES of doing that which is AGAINST God's WILL is DEATH, because God has DECREED before all his creation to DESTROY those who REBEL against him.


Now I know those who teach the five points of Calvinism despise this word CHOICE, as in mankind has been given a FREE WILL or the freedom to CHOOSE that which he or she decides to do whether it be GOOD or whether it be EVIL. And I know from reading many rebuttals given by those who teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology that they despise even more the term "FREE WILL" and FALSELY teach that no where in the Bible does it even imply that mankind has the freedom to CHOOSE to to good or to do evil.

I will cover this topic of our God given freedom to make our own choice in greater detail when I discuss the arguments Calvinism and Reform Theology make against free will in the next section under IRRESISTIBLE GRACE. But in this section I want to point out these verses of scripture that I myself believe prove without a doubt that the ATONEMENT for SINS was made for ALL of mankind and was NOT LIMITED to only a few specific individuals that God SUPPOSEDLY chose from BEFORE the foundation of the world. However I will give you just one verse for now found in Ezra 7:13, which clearly and plainly teaches us that mankind has FREE WILL.

"I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their OWN FREEWILL to go up to Jerusalem, go with you."

Again we will cover this subject of free will under the section "I" in the acronym T.U.L.I.P. which stands for IRRESISTIBLE GRACE. But for now, let us begin this study in God's word in this section to see if the doctrine of the LIMITED ATONEMENT is the TRUTH of the WHOLE WORD of GOD by reading 1 John 2:2, which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that Jesus died not ONLY for OUR sins, but ALSO FOR the SINS of the WHOLE WORLD.


"And he (speaking of Jesus) is the PROPITIATION (or the ATONEMENT) for OUR sins: and NOT for OURS ONLY, BUT ALSO for the SINS of the WHOLE WORLD."



Now for ME, I do not see how the word of Almighty God can make it any PLAINER or more SIMPLE, or more CLEARER than this. These are PLAIN, SIMPLE and CLEAR words that are easily understood with absolutely NO interpretation needed. And no matter from what translation you read this verse, this CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE message is the SAME. And that CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE message of TRUTH is that Jesus died for ALL of mankind. Jesus is the propitiation or the atonement for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD just like the clear, plain, and simple truth of God's word emphatically states. I want you to read this verse again from a couple of other translations so you can see what I am saying is the TRUTH. Here is the New International Version.


1 John 2:2 from the New International Version (N.I.V.)


"He (speaking of Jesus) is the ATONING SACRIFICE for OUR sins, and NOT ONLY for ours BUT ALSO for the SINS of the WHOLE WORLD."


1 John 2:2 from the New International Readers Version (NIRV)


"He (Jesus) gave his life to PAY for OUR sins. BUT he NOT ONLY PAID for our sins. He ALSO PAID for the SINS of the WHOLE WORLD."



Now I fully realize that the Calvinist and the Reformed Theologian does not believe that the WHOLE world MEANS the WHOLE world and the ALL does NOT always MEAN ALL. And of course they would believe this, because if they did not EXPLAIN this verse in another way, then their WHOLE THEOLOGY would be totally dismantled by this ONE verse, which I personally believe does in fact destroy the whole misconception of LIMITED atonement, because CLEARLY from this ONE verse it can be PLAINLY seen that Jesus died NOT ONLY for our sins, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE world. In other words, this one verse intentionally separates OUR sins, as in, the sins of those who ALREADY believe from the sins of the WHOLE WORLD, as in speaking of ALL of those who have not yet received this so great a salvation. There are only two types of people in the world, those who have accepted Jesus as their savior, and those who have not yet accepted Jesus as their savior. And EVERY ONE in the whole word has the right to HEAR the gospel of Jesus Christ and decide for THEMSELVES as to whether or not they CHOOSE to BELIEVE the word of TRUTH, the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now I agree that not EVERY single time in the Bible the word "ALL" is used that it literally means ALL the people or ALL in the world, so I am not going to clutter this study with needless back and forth arguments about the word "ALL" not ALWAYS meaning ALL.

But I will say this. For anyone to dogmatically say and teach that the WHOLE world here in this particular verse of scripture does NOT mean the WHOLE world, as in EVERY SINGLE human being, that they would be purposely INTERPRETING this verse to FIT their OWN doctrine. CLEARLY the words, BUT he NOT ONLY PAID FOR our sins, He ALSO PAID FOR the SINS of the WHOLE WORLD, means that Jesus PAID for the SINS of EVERY LAST SINGLE human being in the WHOLE ENTIRE world.

To me, there is no way that God would have said it so SPECIFICALLY if he did not mean EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING in the ENTIRE WORLD. And to ME, twist this clear, plain, and simple truth of God's word is to DENY that Jesus died for YOUR sins. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, HOW could you ever BELIEVE that Jesus died for YOU, IF you truly believe that Jesus did NOT die for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD? You simply CANNOT believe, because you have absolutely no word of TRUTH to base your FAITH upon. You can never truly believe and trust fully that Jesus died for YOU, unless you truly believe that Jesus died for EVERYONE, which would INCLUDE YOU.

Please read John 3:16, which to many Christians, is CLEARLY speaking of the WHOLE world as in EVERY SINGLE human being.


"For God so loved the WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."


Again the doctrine of LIMITED Atonement teaches that the word "WORLD" here does NOT mean EVERY person in the entire world, but rather means ONLY the ELECT. Also keep in mind that ACCORDING to Calvinism and Reformed Theology EVERY single last one of the ELECT will without fail be saved and not even one elected from before the foundation of the world to be saved shall LOSE their salvation.


So then, with their INTERPRETATION of what they believe this word "WORLD" means let us read the entire context of John 3:16 and put the word "ELECT" in the place of the word "WORLD", because they believe it should have been translated and read as, "For God so loved ONLY the ELECT, that he gave his only begotten Son for the ELECT ONLY".

Please read John 3:14-21 when the word "WORLD" is replaced with the word "ELECT" and see if it makes any SENSE to YOU my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, because it definitely makes absolutely NO sense to ME.


"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15. That (or so that) WHOSOEVER [of the ELECT] BELIEVES in him should NOT perish, but have eternal life (but wait, does not Calvinism teach that EVERY SINGLE one of the ELECT will without fail BELIEVE? So why bother writing this passage of scripture, because ACCORDING to Calvinism WHOSOEVER of the ELECT are PREDESTINED to BELIEVE?).

16. For God so loved the WORLD (that is to say, according to Calvinism For God so loved ONLY the ELECT), that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER (again, according to Calvinism WHOSOEVER of the ELECT) BELIEVES in him should NOT PERISH, but have everlasting life (again WHY even bother writing this passage of scripture since ACCORDING to Calvinism EVERY SINGLE one of the ELECT will BELIEVE without fail, but CLEARLY the word "WHOSOEVER" definitely teaches us that there WILL BE SOME of the WHOSOEVER who do NOT BELIEVE and therefore some of the WHOSOEVER WILL PERISH. In other words, a CHOICE is given to the WHOSOEVER as to whether or not they choose to BELIEVE or NOT believe. But wait a minute Calvinism teaches that mankind does NOT have a CHOICE in the matter, because every single person is PREDESTINE to either be saved or to be lost and their is NOTHING that they can do to CHANGE their predestined state).

17. For God sent not his Son into the WORLD (or sent for God sent not his Son unto ONLY the ELECT) to condemn the WORLD (or to condemn ONLY the ELECT); BUT that the WORLD (or but rather that ONLY the ELECT) through him might be SAVED.

18. He (meaning WHOSOEVER of the WORLD, that is to say ACCORDING to Calvinism WHOSOEVER of ONLY the ELECT) that BELIEVES on him is NOT condemned: BUT he (meaning WHOSOEVER of the WORLD or ACCORDING to Calvinism WHOSOEVER of ONLY the ELECT) that BELIEVES NOT is condemned already, BECAUSE he (meaning WHOSOEVER of the WORLD, but ACCORDING to Calvinism means WHOSOEVER of ONLY the ELECT that) has NOT BELIEVED in the name of the only begotten Son of God.(meaning that SOME of the ELECT will NOT BELIEVE on the name of the Son of God and will therefore PERISH)

19. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the WORLD (CLEARLY meaning ALL of mankind, but ACCORDING to Calvinism means ONLY the ELECT), and MEN (again according to Calvinism means ONLY the ELECT) loved darkness rather than light, because their (according to Calvinism is speaking of ONLY the ELECT) deeds were evil. (So I guess this means according to Calvinism that the deeds of the rest of mankind is NOT EVIL)

20. For every one (of ONLY the ELECT according to Calvinism) that does evil hates the light, NEITHER COMES to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (which to ME would be saying that no matter how wonderfully God draws ONLY the ELECT with his SPECIAL IRRESITIBLE grace that NONE of ONLY the ELECT who does evil and hates the light will COME to the light and be saved).

21. BUT he (again according to Calvinism meaning WHOSOEVER of ONLY the ELECT) that does truth comes to the light, that HIS DEEDS (according to Calvinism means that the deeds of ONLY the ELECT person that COMES to the LIGHT and DOES TRUTH) may be made manifest, that they (the GOOD DEEDS) are wrought in God."


Can you not see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, that the very word "WHOSOEVER" demands that there are TWO classes of people. One class of people that COME to the light and another class that does NOT COME to the light.

So NO! A thousand times NO! The word "WORLD" in this particular passage of scripture does NOT mean ONLY the ELECT as Calvinism and Reformed Theology FALSELY teaches.

For Almighty God SO LOVED the entire WORLD, EVERY SINGLE person ever born or to be born, that he gave his only begotten Son so that WHOSOEVER of every single person in the entire WORLD, who BELIEVES in him should NOT perish and WHOSOEVER of every single person in the entire WHOLE WORLD, who chooses NOT believe SHALL PERISH. CLEARLY their are TWO classes of people being spoken of here in this passage of scripture in order to make ANY logical sense whatsoever. One class of people BELIEVES and BECOMES one of the ELECT the MOMENT that they BELIEVE, and the other class REJECTS the TRUTH and REMAINS a SINNER by his or her OWN CHOICE and is therefore CONDEMNED to PERISH, IF SO BE they do not REPENT and DO the WILL of God in order to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.

Can you not see, that Almighty God is NOT WILLING that ANY MAN should PERISH but that ALL of mankind should COME to the LIGHT and DO the TRUTH.

2 Peter 2:9 teaches us that God's WILL is that ALL of mankind COME to REPENTANCE, which means to TURN from WICKEDNESS and DO the TRUTH or DO the WILL of God.


"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some MEN (meaning ALL of mankind, but I do agree that in this particular verse the FOCUS is on those who ALREADY made the CHOICE to BELIEVE) count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL should come to REPENTANCE."


Now again the Calvinist and the Reformed Theologian would INTERPRET the words "ANY" and "ALL" in this verse again to mean ONLY the ELECT, which ACCORDING to Calvinism can NEVER LOSE their salvation. After all they have to unless their whole theology would fall by the wayside and all their followers would leave their churches.

But the TRUTH of the matter is that the CONTEXT of this verse clearly shows the words "ANY" and "ALL" to mean BOTH the ELECT as well as the rest of the entire human race, but I do agree that the FOCUS of this particular verse is upon the ELECT, which are those of us who have ALREADY made the CHOICE to BELIEVE and accept Jesus as our savior NOT to FALL AWAY as SOME of the ELECT already HAVE.In other words, the FOCUS of this verse is upon NOT FALLING AWAY fro the faith. So of course the focus if upon the ELECT, because unbelievers can not FALL AWAY from the faith. That is to say ONLY the ELECT can FALL AWAY from the faith, because it is ONLY the ELECT who BELIEVE.

So then, let us take the time to read the entire chapter, which clearly teaches us that the ELECT are being WARNED to be DILIGENT for FEAR that they ALSO may fall away and become scoffers mocking or falsely teaching that Jesus is not coming by DOUBTING and saying where is the promise of his coming and then begin walking after their OWN LUST going into PERDITION as UNGODLY men.


"This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I STIR UP your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2. That you may be MINDFUL of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior:

3. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days SCOFFERS, walking after their OWN LUST,

4. And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (so you see, the SCOFFERS here is referring to the ELECT who are now DOUBTING that the Lord is COMING. Remember the rest of the world ACCORDING to Calvinism are SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED and dead that they CANNOT possible UNDERSTAND the word of God and do NOT CARE where or not Jesus is coming.)

5. For this they (speaking of the ELECT) willingly are ignorant (or according to their own free will they are ignorant) of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6. Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

7. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some MEN count slackness (speaking of the ELECT in the latter days who will SCOFF and say WHERE is the PROMISE of his COMING. You see an UNBELIEVER could care less of the promise of the coming of Jesus.); but is long suffering to us-ward, (speaking of the ELECT) not willing that ANY should perish (speaking of ANY of the ELECT who have now become SCOFFERS as well as the REST of mankind who has not heard the gospel as yet), but that ALL (speaking of those ELECT who are walking after their OWN LUST and SCOFFING and are therefore living UNGODLY. And ALSO speaking of the rest of mankind) should come to repentance.

10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11. SEEING THEN that all these things shall be dissolved, WHAT MANNER of persons ought YOU to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat ?

13. Nevertheless we (the FAITHFUL BELIEVERS), according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

14. WHEREFORE (or for this REASON), beloved, seeing that you look for such things, BE DILIGENT that YOU may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (BUT wait, I thought Calvinism and Reformed Theology taught UNCONDITIONAL Election, which teaches that salvation is based on NOTHING man will or will not do but rather on God that CHOOSES whomsoever he himself WILLS to choose.)

15. And account that the long suffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto YOU;

16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their OWN DESTRUCTION (remember Calvinism teaches that NO man seeks after God EXCEPT the ELECT whom God has REGENERATED, but here we see PLAINLY the ELECT who do not UNDERSTAND and their NOT understanding has caused some of them to be DESTROYED because they fell away and began walking after their OWN LUST and SCOFFED at the FAITHFUL BELIEVERS).

17. You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, BEWARE lest (or for FEAR THAT) YOU ALSO , being led away with the error of the wicked, FALL from your own steadfastness.

18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."


You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, it is IN the coming to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH that men are SAVED by the HEARING of the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, and NOT that a person must be born again or REGENERATED FIRST in order to be ABLE come to or UNDERSTAND the TRUTH enough to be SAVED. Can you not see, that some of the MEN here in this passage of scripture, who are clearly true born again BELIEVERS, have fallen away from the faith and began to SCOFF at the faithful believers saying where is the promise of the coming of Jesus, and then went into PERDITION as UNGODLY men.

You see, ACCORDING to the doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY these MEN can ONLY be the ELECT, because ONLY the ELECT can SEEK after God. In other words, ACCORDING to Calvinism absolutely NONE, NO NOT ONE single non elect person would give a hoot whether or not Jesus in going to fulfill the promise of his coming.

Also the doctrine of UNCONDITIONAL Election teaches that ALL of the ELECT shall be saved and NONE of the ELECT shall FALL AWAY and lose their salvation.

But CLEARLY here in this passage of scripture the true born again believer is being WARNED to be DILIGENT for FEAR that they ALSO fall away to walk after their OWN LUST and go into PERDITION as UNGODLY men as these others have already done.


"You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, BEWARE lest (or for FEAR THAT) YOU ALSO , being led away with the error of the wicked, FALL from your own steadfastness."


The CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God is that it is the WILL or the INTENT and desire of God that NO MAN, as in NOT EVEN ON SINGLE HUMAN being, should PERISH including those who have come to the knowledge of the truth and have BELIEVED in Jesus and have confessed Jesus to be their savior, but afterward have FALLEN AWAY and are presently living after their OWN LUST. So then the FOCUS of this passage of scripture is that God WILLS or desire for them, speaking of true born again believer who have fallen back into sin AND the rest of mankind NOT to PERISH, but rather to come to REPENTANCE and be SAVED.

The scripture says WHOSOEVER BELIEVES shall be saved and NOT that ONLY the ELECT shall be REGENERATED or born again FIRST and by God's IRRESISTIBLE grace they are DRAWN to God, so that they can NOW UNDERSTAND the word enough to BELIEVE and be saved.

This makes absolutely NO SENSE whatsoever. Think about this for a moment and let it SINK IN. To be BORN AGAIN means to be SAVED! Yes? Of course it does. So then, ACCORDING to Calvinism ONLY the ELECT MUST be BORN AGAIN or SAVED FIRST in order to be ABLE to UNDERSTAND the word of God ENOUGH to be SAVED.

Simply put Calvinism is saying that the ELECT must be SAVED FIRST BEFORE they can be SAVED.

So ACCORDING to Calvinism and Reformed Theology that means God does NOT need to CALL any of his ELECT by the GOSPEL, because they are ALREADY SAVED by REGENERATION even BEFORE the HEAR the GOSPEL.


But this is NOT what the word of TRUTH teaches us. The word of God says WHOSOEVER BELIEVES shall be SAVED. And that we are CALLED BY the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ to be saved. And that it PLEASE God that BY the foolishness of PREACHING to save only those who BELIEVE. Then in Romans 10:13,14 we are taught that FAITH comes by HEARING. In other words, HOW shall the sinner BELIEVE unless they HEAR GOSPEL PREACHED to them.


"For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be SAVED.

14. HOW then shall they CALL on him in whom they have not believed? and HOW shall they BELIEVE in him of whom they have not heard? and HOW shall they HEAR without a preacher?"


To ADD the words whosoever "OF THE ELECT" to the word of truth is to distort and twist the true meaning of the word of Almighty God. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the WHAT that Almighty God CHOSE from BEFORE that foundation of the world was that the SALVATION of mankind be IN or THROUGH his Son Jesus the Christ. And ANOTHER thing that God CHOSE was that SALVATION of mankind be brought or offered to ALL of mankind through the foolishness of PREACHING and ALL who BELIEVE this GOSPEL, which is CALLING you to be saved shall be SAVED.

Please read 1 Corinthians 1:18-21, which teaches us that the preaching of the gospel is the POWER of God unto salvation to us who BELIEVE and that God CHOSE the foolishness of PREACHING to SAVE all who BELIEVE.


"For the PREACHING of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are SAVED it is the POWER of God.

19. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it PLEASED God BY the foolishness of PREACHING to SAVE them that BELIEVE."


Even with all this CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE evidence from God's word there are some who refuse to accept the TRUTH, because of what they have been previously TAUGHT. So then let us take a CLOSER look at the verses that Calvinist and Reformed Theologians us to teach that REGENERATION or being BORN AGAIN comes BEFORE the UNDERSTANDING of the GOSPEL enough to be SAVED.

But is this what the clear, plain, and simple word of God teaches us? Please read Titus 3:5, which says,


"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;"


Now as I have said many times ANY verse when taken OUT of CONTEXT and viewed ALONE and APART from the WHOLE word of God may SEEM to be saying something that it is not truly saying. So then let us first read the CONTEXT in which this verse is found and then COMPARE it to the WHOLE word of God to see what this verse is truly teaching us.

First we will need to read a bit from the previous chapter of Titus to get the bigger picture. So please read Titus 2:11-15 before we continue on into the next chapter and the verse in question.


"For the GRACE of God that BRINGS salvation has appeared to ALL MEN,

12. TEACHING us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should LIVE soberly, RIGHTEOUSLY, and GODLY, IN THIS PRESENT world;

13. Looking for that blessed hope (speaking of the resurrection and our change from mortality to immortality), AND the glorious appearing of the great God AND our Savior Jesus Christ;

14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of GOOD WORKS.

15. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you."


We all know that we are SAVED BY GRACE and that without the GRACE and MERCY of God there would not be any SALVATION for anyone, because while we were yet sinners, it was Almighty God himself, who ALONE CHOSE to save the LOST SINNERS. Of this TRUTH we ALL agree, Amen!

But it seems that Calvinism and Reformed Theology has forgotten that ALL men have SINNED and have fallen short of the glory of God. Did not Jesus say that he came to save the LOST? And are not ALL men LOST, until they accept Jesus as their savior? So how then can anyone teach that Jesus did NOT die for the LOST in which he came to SAVE? And how can Jesus save the LOST that for whom he supposedly did NOT die? The truth of the matter is that Jesus did indeed die for not ONLY for OUR sins, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD. But this so great of a salvation can only be RECEIVED by those who BELIEVE.

Now here is Titus 2:11,12 we clearly see that the GRACE of Almighty God has APPEARED or has been made AVAILABLE to ALL of mankind, and that it is this GRACE of Almighty God which TEACHES us to LIVE a godly and RIGHTEOUS life and to be zealous of doing GOOD WORKS. In other words, we need to stay in God's word and CONTINUE in what the whole word of God TEACHES us in order to receive the promise of eternal life in the world to come. Now let us continue into the next chapter. Please read Titus 3:1-8, which teaches us that the GRACE of Almighty God that has appeared to ALL MEN truly MEANS ALL of MANKIND and NOT just the elect as some falsely teach.


"Put THEM (speaking of those who have NOT BELIEVED, put THEM) in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every GOOD WORK,

2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto ALL MEN.

3. For (or because) we ourselves ALSO were sometimes foolish, disobedient, DECEIVED, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. (in other words, we ourselves were once lost in sin like the rest of the world who have not yet believed and who are still yet living after their own lust not realizing their need for a savior)

4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward MAN (speaking of toward ALL of MANKIND) APPEARED, (so then, HOW and WHY did the GRACE, love, kindness and SALVATION of God through our savior Jesus Christ and NOT of our own works of righteousness APPEAR to ALL of mankind?)

5. 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;

6. Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior (in other words, ALL the GLORY goes to Almighty God and his Son Jesus. We are HIS workmanship and NOT our OWN);

7. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the HOPE of eternal life.(which is given to ONLY those of us who remain faithful unto the end)

8. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that they which have BELIEVED in God might be careful to MAINTAIN good works. These things are good and profitable unto men."


Certainly we ALL AGREE that we are NOT washed clean from all our past sins by our OWN works of RIGHTEOUSNESS which we have done. And CERTAINLY we all AGREE that the reason why ALMIGHTY God who REGENERATED us is because of HIS love and kindness TOWARD US and NOT by any good work of our OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS that we have done. Yes, CERTAINLY we all AGREE that our RENEWING or our NEW BIRTH is THROUGH Jesus Christ and NOT by our OWN works of RIGHTEOUSNESS which we ourselves have done.

But where I myself personally DISAGREE with is The FALSE teaching that REGENERATION or being BORN AGAIN of the Holy Spirit MUST comes FIRST BEFORE anyone can UNDERSTAND the gospel enough to CALL upon the name of the Lord and be saved is that the Calvinist and those of Reformed Theology dogmatically demand that regeneration MUST come FIRST and BEFORE any person can be ABLE to UNDERSTAND the GOSPEL enough to CALL upon the Lord to be SAVED.

So then, what does to word of TRUTH have to say as which comes FIRST? Does our BELIEVING in the preaching of the GOSPEL come FIRST whereby the word of Almighty God itself PRODUCES this washing away of all our past sins where we become new creatures in Jesus Christ being REGENERATED and renewed by the Holy Spirit? Or does the REGENERATION and RENEWING of the Holy Spirit or the NEW BIRTH come first before the gospel is preached to a person?

Before we go any further some of you may be wondering why the Calvinist and Reformed Theologians dogmatically demand that the NEW BIRTH or the REGENERATION of the Holy Spirit must come FIRST before anyone can BELIEVE the gospel of Jesus Christ. You see the Calvinist and the Reformed Theologians also teach that NO one seeks after God, because ALL of mankind are TOTALLY DEPRAVED. Please read under the section "T" which stands for the doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY or TOTAL INABILITY for a deeper understanding of why this doctrine is a FALSE teaching. But for now the doctrine of TOTAL DEPRAVITY teaches that a person can NOT understand the word of God enough to call upon the name of Jesus and be saved, UNTIL they are regenerated or born again by the Holy Spirit FIRST. So therefore they conclude that a person must be regenerated by the Holy Spirit FIRST. It all sounds like circular reasoning to me with no real sound BIBLICAL support.

So then, let us take a CLOSER look at one of the verses they use to try and support their line of REASONING. One of the reasons they come to this conclusion is they INCORRECTLY interpret what the SPIRITUAL meaning of the word "DEAD" means. But before we read this verse where the Bible says that we were ALL dead I would like you to please read 1 Corinthians 2:14, which says,


"But the NATURAL MAN (which the Calvinist and those of Reformed Theology FALSELY INTERPRET to mean ONLY the person who is NOT REGENERATED FIRST) receives NOT the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: NEITHER CAN he (speaking of the NATURAL MAN, which in TRUTH is NOT just person who has not yet been born again, but ALSO the natural man speaks of some true born again believers, who are yet carnal, are also considered NATURAL in their thinking. In other words, EVEN a REGENERATED person's thinking or reasoning is referred to as the reasoning of a NATURAL man. So then neither can HE speaking of both the regenerated believer and the unbeliever) KNOW them, because they are SPIRITUALLY discerned."


So again, the Calvinist and Reformed Theologians take this verse OUT of CONTEXT and teach that the NATURAL man here in this verse is speaking of ONLY a person who has NOT been REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit and therefore is so totally depraved that he or she can NOT understand the word of God enough to be saved.

But what does the WHOLE word of God teach us that this verse is TRULY saying? Well let us read the CONTEXT to find out. Please read 1 Corinthians chapter 2 and 3 for the whole context, but for the sake of space I will start with 1 Corinthians 2:1 so you can plainly see that the writer is speaking to TRUE BORN AGAIN REGENERATED believers here in this passage of scripture, where some are yet BEING CARNAL or NATURAL men, because they were NOT receiving the word of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1


"And I, BRETHREN, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God."

So clearly the ones being spoken to here in this passage of scripture are TRUE BORN AGAIN REGENERATED BELIEVERS. Now let us skip down to verse 9 and read all the way through into chapter 3 verse 4.


"But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that LOVE him.

10. But God has REVEALED them unto US BY his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11. For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.

12. Now WE have RECEIVED, NOT the spirit of the world, BUT the SPIRIT which is of God; (WHY? Why do we receive the Holy Spirit to DWELL IN us?) THAT (or so that) WE might KNOW the things that are freely given to us of God.(well I know several true born again brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ who do NOT KNOW that God loves them and that God desires to HEAL them. They do not KNOW this blessing of healing that has been freely given to them. Other believers do not understand that God cares for them and desires to meet their needs.)

13. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; COMPARING spiritual things with spiritual.

14. But the NATURAL man (or but those of YOU my BRETHREN as well as those in the world) receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto HIM (speaking of the NATURAL man who does NOT COMPARE spiritual things like being DEAD with spiritual rather than comparing spiritual things with the NATURAL things): neither can HE (those of YOU my BRETHREN as well as those in the world, neither can none of you) KNOW them, (WHY? Why does the world and even some true born again believers not KNOW the things that are freely given to us to know?) BECAUSE they (speaking of SPIRITUAL things like being DEAD) are spiritually discerned.

15. But he (of you my brethren) that IS spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

16. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Continuing right on into chapter 3 verses 1-4.

1. And I, BRETHREN (clearly showing us that the writer is still speaking to TRUE BORN AGAIN REGENERATED believers who are yet NATURAL men who do NOT DISCERN spiritual things even through they themselves have the Holy Spirit of Almighty God DWELLING IN them. The writer goes on to say to those who do NOT compare spiritual things with spiritual, I brethren), could NOT speak unto YOU as unto SPIRITUAL, BUT as unto CARNAL (or NATURAL men), even as unto babes in Christ.

2. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto YOU (speaking of true born again regenerated believers) were NOT able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. (WHY? Why are they NOT yet able to receive the TRUTH?)

3. For you are yet CARNAL (or YOU BRETHREN are yet NATURAL men who do NOT COMPARE spiritual things, like being DEAD, with spiritual things, they are foolishness to you because you have not SPIRITUALLY discerned): for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as MEN (or as NATURAL men in the world)?

4. For while one says, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not CARNAL (or NATURAL men)?"


Now CLEARLY the context of this passage of scripture, which is speaking of NATURAL men NOT being able to UNDERSTAND the word of God, is speaking of BOTH the REGENERATED BORN AGAIN man who does NOT COMPARE spiritual things, like being DEAD, to spiritual things, as well as the natural carnal man who has not yet been REGENERATED, who also are walking after the own fleshly desire. If you still have doubts that these were TRUE BORN AGAIN believers who have the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN them, then please read verse 16 of 1 Corinthians chapter 3, which is still clearly the CONTEXT of what and who is being discussed.


"Know you not that YOU are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in YOU?


Now we all know that the Holy Spirit CANNOT dwell IN a person who has not yet been REGENERATED or born again by the Holy Spirit, because that vessel must be made NEW before the new wine speaking of the Holy Spirit come IN to dwell within the BELIEVER. The word of God clearly teaches us that the WORLD can NOT receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

My point is this, you can be a true born again believer and STILL not UNDERSTAND some portions of God's word. This is why we are instructed to STUDY God's word and to RIGHTLY divide God's word. This is why we are instructed to be like the men in Berea to read and search the word of God daily so that we will know if the things we are being TAUGHT are in fact the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

The TRUTH of the matter is that the Bible teaches us that God has already GIVEN to EVERY man the same measure of FAITH, meaning that each and every person has been given all the faith they need. That is to say every one of mankind has been given the ABILITY to BELIEVE the word of Almighty God, which God requires in order to be saved. Please read Romans 12:1-3, which teaches us that we are not to exalt ourselves with pride or think that we have MORE faith than any other person. Now I realize that the context of the passage of scripture is FOCUSED upon true born again believers just like the passage of scripture we just read about the NATURAL man, but in truth both passages are speaking of ALL of mankind.


"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, ACCEPTABLE unto God, which is your reasonable service (in other word's the commandments of God which we are COMMANDED to KEEP are NOT grievous).

2. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may PROVE what is that good, and ACCEPTABLE, and perfect, WILL of God.

3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to EVERY man THE measure of faith."


In other words, Almighty God has already given to EVERY single person the SAME ABILITY to BELIEVE. Every single person has the ABILITY to BELIEVE that there is NO God the same that EVERY person has the ABILITY to BELIEVE that there IS a God. EVERY person has the ABILITY to BELIEVE in a FALSE god exactly the same as EVERY person has the ABILITY or THE SAME MEASURE of FAITH that Almighty God has ALREADY GIVEN them to BELIEVE in the one true and ONLY Almighty God.

FAITH COME by HEARING. Some believe in Calvinism, because most likely this is what they have heard first. Yes, I understand the some are DECEIVED into believing FALSE doctrines such as Calvinism after they have first hear the truth, which proves that Calvinism is false, because Calvinism also teaches that the elect cannot lose their salvation. When a person leaves Calvinism and comes to the true gospel of Jesus Christ, then those who remain in Calvinism say that they were never truly born again even though the ones who leave Calvinism worship God with all their heart right along side those who have remained in Calvinism and try and say that the ones who have left were never truly saved. We will go deeper into this under the section "P" the PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS, but for now let us continue with God has given to EVERY person all the FAITH that they need to BELIEVE what the HEAR. Not that they WILL believe the TRUTH, but rather that they have been given the CHOICE to believe that which they themselves DECIDE to believe.

Again the word of truth also teaches us that this faith COMES or more precisely this ABILITY to BELIEVE ARISES within us BY HEARING and hearing or true UNDERSTANDING comes or arises within us by the word of God, meaning the WHOLE word of God. You see, people cannot BELIEVE in something they have not HEARD. Every thing we believe comes because we FIRST HEARD something. You HEAR a sound outside, but cannot SEE what made the sound. You then CONSIDER what you HEARD in your MIND to determine what you believe the sound may be based upon what you have learned from the past.

So then, and HOW shall they BELIEVE in that which they have NOT HEARD. And HOW shall they HEAR unless the GOSPEL is PREACHED to them. Please read Romans 10:8-17, which says,


"But what says it? The WORD is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the WORD of FAITH, which we PREACH;

9. That if you shall confess with you mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.(in other words, the PREACHING of the gospel or the WORD which you have HEARD stirred up or caused FAITH to arise in your heart to CONFESS what you came to BELIEVE from HEARING the GOSPEL or the word of God.)

10. FOR (or BECAUSE) with the heart man (WHOSOEVER of ALL of mankind) believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11. For the SCRIPTURE says, WHOSOEVER believes on him shall not be ashamed.

12. For there is NO difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over ALL is rich unto ALL that CALL upon him.(you see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, at this period in history there where only TWO types of classes of people, the JEWS, who BELIEVED in the one true and only Almighty God, AND the GENTILES who did NOT believe in the one true God. In other words, these TWO groups made up the ENTIRE POPULATION of the WHOLE world. You were either a JEW who believed in the one true God, or you were a GENTILE who did not believe in the one true God.)

13. For WHOSOEVER  (of these TWO different groups of people, which together make up the ENTIRE POPULATION of the whole world. WHOSOEVER of the entire world who) shall CALL upon the name of the Lord shall be SAVED.

14. HOW then shall they CALL on him in whom they have NOT BELIEVED? And HOW shall they BELIEVE in him of whom they have NOT HEARD? And HOW shall they HEAR without a PREACHER?

15. And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (in other words, God has done his part by sending his WORD as well as those to PREACH his word, and NOW it is up to MANKIND the HEAR the word of TRUTH, the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ and then decide for themselves if they themselves want to make the CHOICE to BELIEVE or REJECT the word of TRUTH)

16. But they have NOT all OBEYED the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?

17. So then faith comes (or arises, or is stirred up within us) BY HEARING, and hearing (or true understanding comes) by the word of God."


So then, the ORDER or the STEPS that take place to bring about the salvation of a person according the the word of TRUTH are as follows:

#1. First a person HEARS the word of God, the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ that CALLS people to repent of their sins and be saved. But HOW shall the HEAR unless the gospel is PREACHED to them. It PLEASED God that BY the foolishness of PREACHING to SAVE them which BELIEVE the gospel of Jesus Christ.

#2. Second a person must BELIEVE the gospel of Jesus Christ.

#3. After considering the gospel that they have heard the word is sown in the HEART of the person who has heard the word of truth, then CONFESSION is made unto SALVATION.

#4. NOW this BELIEVER is REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit of God only after hearing, considering, and then BELIEVING with their heart the word of truth, before CONFESSION is made to bring about SALVATION or the NEW BIRTH, and THEN that person is REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit.


Now whether or not a person BELIEVES depends on several things.

One of those things may be as to how well was the gospel EXPLAINED to them.

Another thing may be that what they were taught previously may be hindering them from receiving the TRUTH. Did the preacher adequately PERSUADE the person that what they were previously TAUGHT is NOT the TRUTH?

Yet another thing may be that there are MORE and STRONGER evil spirits blinding the eyes to the truth of the gospel of those that reject the truth, than there are evil spirits who once blinded the eyes of those who heard the gospel and now BELIEVE the word of truth?

Did you pray for their eyes of understanding to be opened BEFORE you preached the gospel to them?

Did you pray in FAITH without wavering?

Are you praying without ceasing, that is to say, are you still yet holding FAST with great CONFIDENCE without giving up and being patient unto the end or until what you are believing for comes into being?

Do you yourself BELIEVE in the POWER of the GOSPEL to bring light to the person to whom you are preaching the word of God? Or are you WONDERING if they may actually be one of the so called ELECT? You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, YOU nor any one else can BELIEVE that Jesus died for YOU if you or they do not believe that Jesus died for ALL of mankind, which would then INCLUDE YOU as well as THEM. The Bible teaches us that anything that is not of faith is sin. So for ME, to believe that Jesus did NOT die for ME would be sin. And the ONLY way that I can know with all my heart that Jesus died for ME is to believe the word of TRUTH that clearly teaches me that Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE world. And WHOSOEVER in the WHOLE word who BELIEVES in the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be saved.


The TRUTH of the matter is that it is THROUGH the GOSPEL or BY the WORD of God that a person is actually BEGOTTEN or BORN AGAIN by the Holy Spirit. Please read 1 Peter 1:23, which CLEARLY teaches us that a person is BORN AGAIN BY the WORD of God.


"Being BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY the WORD of God, which LIVES and abides for ever."


And a person can NOT be born again or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit until AFTER they BELIEVE the WORD of truth. You see, the WORD of Almighty God is ALIVE and it QUICKENS or makes alive those who BELIEVE.

Ephesians 6:17 teaches us that the WORD of Almighty God is the SWORD of the Spirit. In other words, the WORD of God is the WEAPON or TOOL that the Holy Spirit uses to QUICKEN or to MAKE ALIVE the person, who BELIEVES the WORD of TRUTH, the GOSPEL. Please read Hebrews 4:11-14, which teaches us that the WORD of God is ALIVE and is sharper than any man made two edged sword. This passage also teaches us that we MUST endure unto the END and NOT cast away our profession or confession of FAITH after we are saved in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.


"Let us LABOR (or let us WORK) therefore to ENTER INTO that rest (speaking of entering into or obtaining ETERNAL LIFE), LEST (or for FEAR that) ANY man fall after the same example of unbelief.

12. For the WORD of God is QUICK (or ALIVE and is able to not only make those ALIVE who were once DEAD, but the WORD is also able to KEEP those who were made ALIVE by the word ALIVE unto the receiving of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.), and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword (speaking of man made sword, possibly even man made DOCTRINE), piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is one who discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart

13. Neither is there ANY CREATURE that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us HOLD FAST our profession."


So then, it is the WORD of God that QUICKENS or MAKES ALIVE those who BELIEVE. It is the WORD of God that brings about the new birth or the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.

Now those that teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology quote Ephesians 1:1-12 repeatedly to try and support their interpretation of the word of God, but rarely do they ever quote verse 13 of this same chapter, and if they do I personally have never seen them EMPHASIZE Ephesians 1:13, which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that HEARING the WORD of TRUTH comes BEFORE a person BELIEVES.

Here is Ephesians 1:13, which clearly and plainly teaches us that we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God AFTER we have BELIEVED.

"In whom you also trusted, AFTER that you HEARD the word of TRUTH, the GOSPEL of your SALVATION: in whom ALSO AFTER that you BELIEVED, you were sealed (or marked, or made known to the enemy that you are now a NEW creature created in Christ Jesus) with that holy Spirit of promise,"

In other words, AFTER a person HEARS the WORD of TRUTH, the GOSPEL that BRINGS salvation to WHOSOEVER or to WHATEVER person of EVERY tribe and nation throughout the whole world who makes their OWN CHOICE to BELIEVE the gospel. THEN AFTER a person BELIEVES the word of TRUTH, the GOSPEL that BRINGS salvation, they are sealed or given the Holy Spirit to DWELL IN them. And it is this indwelling of the Holy Spirit in a BELIEVER that leads and guides the believer into all truth. And it is the TRUTH of God's word that continues to regenerate the believer so long as they CONTINUE in the TRUTH.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, that the WASHING of all of our past sins comes because we BELIEVE the word of TRUTH and REPENT of our sins CONFESSING them before God and THEN Almighty God PERFORMS his WORD and is FAITHFUL and just to FORGIVE us of all our sins. Then once this earthly vessel has been CLEANSED from all our past sins by the blood of the Lamb, THEN and ONLY THEN can the Holy Spirit of Almighty God come INTO our hearts to DWELL.


Remember Titus 2:11,12 that we read teaches us that it is the GRACE of Almighty God the BRINGS salvation and that this GRACE has appeared to MAN. Now HOW this GRACE of God BRINGS salvation to mankind is that this grace of God TEACHES us that we are to LIVE godly and righteously before him IN this PRESENT world.


"For the grace of God that BRINGS salvation has APPEARED to ALL MEN,

12. TEACHING us (speaking of those who have RECEIVED this grace of God and so great a salvation) that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should LIVE soberly, RIGHTEOUSLY, and GODLY, IN THIS PRESENT world;"


Can you not see, that when a GIFT is BROUGHT to a person and that person does NOT RECEIVE or ACCEPT the GIFT, then the GIFT is of no value to that particular person. It has nothing to do with the GIVER of the GIFT, and it has nothing to do with the GIFT itself as to whether of not a person RECEIVES or ACCEPTS the gift or the giver of the giver of the gift. Almighty God does not force his love upon any of his creation, but rather Almighty God has given the CALL to WHOSOEVER of ALL of mankind that BELIEVES and ACCEPTS his CALL to RECEIVE his free gift of salvation that those who BELIEVE will be RECONCILED to him or SAVED, as in, the meaning of being brought back into right relationship with him. In other words, WHOSOEVER BELIEVES the gospel of Jesus Christ will be WASHED CLEAN of all their PAST sins, and then REGENERATED and RENEWED by the Holy Spirit to be a NEW CREATURE IN Christ Jesus.

The word "WHOSOEVER" means every, all, any one, as many as, who, whoever, whatever person. In other words, WHATEVER PERSON who BELIEVES shall be SAVED, and WHATEVER PERSON rejects the gospel and does NOT believe shall PERISH. Then AFTER a person BELIEVES the gospel of Jesus Christ, THEN that person is BORN AGAIN BY the word of God. In other words, no one is regenerated by the Holy Spirit FIRST before they can understand the gospel enough to be saved and some FALSELY teach. But rather a person believes FIRST and THEN they are born again or regenerated BY the word of truth which they just heard and BELIEVED.


Now let us take a CLOSE look at 1 Timothy 2:4, which teaches us ACCORDING to Calvinism that ALL MEN does NOT mean every single person, but means ONLY the ELECT. Calvinism teaches that SINCE it is entirely up to God who is going to be saved, because ACCORDING to Calvinism God CHOSE from BEFORE he ever created mankind as to who would be saved and who would be destroyed. THEREFORE, again according to Calvinism, man has NO CHOICE in the matter, THUS God would have ALL MEN meaning ONLY the ELECT will to be saved, or God ONLY WILLS the ELECT to be saved and therefore WILLS all other of mankind to be LOST and there is NOTHING any man can do to CHANGE their PREDESTINATION.

Now to ME, this is NOT GOOD NEWS at all. I mean NOT knowing whether or not you are one of the so called ELECT that is going to be saved and also knowing that if you are one of the unlucky one to not be one of they elect that there is NOTHING you can do to change your  predestine state.

But what does TRUE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, the word of TRUTH, teach us about who the ALL MEN is speaking of here is 1 Timothy 2:4, which says,


"Who will have ALL MEN to be SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the TRUTH."


Now when viewed ALONE and APART form the WHOLE word of God I suppose a person can say these words ALL MEN mean anything they WANT these words ALL MEN to mean. But when LEFT in the CONTEXT it is CLEAR that these words, "Who WILL have or who DESIRES to have ALL MEN to be SAVED, and COME to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH" means ALL of MANKIND, as in EVERY single person in the whole world. Please read 1 Timothy 2:1-4 and notice that we as believers are exhorted to pray for ALL MEN.


"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, BE MADE for ALL MEN;

2. For kings, and for ALL that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

4. Who will have (or who DESIRES to have) ALL MEN (including kings and ALL who are in authority) to be SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."

Now no one who has seriously given any thought to what this passage of scripture truly means rather than interjecting their OWN private INTERPRETATION into the text will honestly say that ALL kings and ALL who are in AUTHORITY throughout the whole world in all times of history are ALL ONLY the ELECT.

NO, a thousand times NO! The word ALL does NOT mean ONLY the ELECT as some FALSELY teach, but rather ALL MEN means exactly what it says in clear, plain, and simple words that are easily understood by those seeking the TRUTH of the whole word of God.

So then, it makes absolutely NO SENSE to TRY and CHANGE the meaning in verse 4 of ALL MEN to mean ONLY the ELECT, when in verse 1 in this SAME passage of scripture the words, "ALL MEN" clearly mean ALL MEN, as in EVERY human being. To ME, this is absolute absurdity to go through the entire New Testament and try and CHANGE the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE meanings of the words "ALL MEN" from meaning ALL of MANKIND as in EVERY SINGLE person to make it FIT their man made doctrine that falsely teaches that Almighty God loves ONLY the ELECT and desires for ONLY the ELECT to be saved so therefore Jesus did NOT die for the sins of ALL of mankind, but rather Jesus died for ONLY the ELECT.

Please read 1 John 2:2 again, but read it CAREFULLY and PRAYERFULLY, because these are CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE words, easily to be understand by those who COMPARE SPIRITUAL things with spiritual. In fact these words are so SIMPLE that they really need absolutely NO INTERPRETATION whatsoever to be understood.


"And he (Jesus) is the propitiation (or the ATONEMENT, the RANSOM, the PRICE of REDEMPTION) for our sins: and NOT for ours ONLY, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD."

How can anyone DENY that Jesus did not BUY the salvation of ALL of mankind with the PRICE he paid? The Bible teaches us that there shall be FALSE teachers in the last days teaching damnable and destructive HERESIES, even DENYING that the Lord BOUGHT them.  And Calvinism fits this description to the letter. Please read 2 Peter 2:1,2, which says,


"But there were FALSE prophets also among the people, EVEN as there shall be FALSE teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, EVEN DENYING the Lord that BOUGHT them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of TRUTH shall be evil spoken of."


You see, Calvinism and Reformed Theology FALSELY teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ did NOT BUY or atone for their sins. In other word's if your are a Calvinist that teaches that Jesus did NOT die for the sins of EVERYONE, then YOU yourself have NO WAY of knowing that Jesus died for YOU. So in essence you yourself are DENYING that the blood of Jesus BOUGHT you or redeemed YOU from your sins. There is absolute NO WAY that you can know for SURE that Jesus die for YOU, unless you believe that Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD like the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us.

So then, to continue to teach that Jesus did NOT BUY or pay the PRICE of REDEMPTION of ALL of mankind is to DENY that the Lord BOUGHT THEM. And this is a DAMNABLE and DESTRUCTIVE HERESY, even DENYING the Lord that BOUGHT THEM. And YOU my dear brother and sister in the Lord, may be causing others to NOT believe that Jesus died for THEM by your FALSE teaching that Jesus died ONLY for the ELECT.

I want you to think about and consider very closely about those who HEAR the teaching of Calvinism and HOW FAITH comes by HEARING that they may not be one of the LUCKY ONES who were chosen from before the foundation of the world to be SAVED. Stop and THINK how YOU who teach these FALSE doctrines are BRINGING to THEM, those that Jesus died for but who have not yet come to the knowledge of the truth, that YOU are bring to THEM DAMNATION and DESTRUCTION, who HEAR your teachings that THEY may NOT be one of the ELECT. Now I want YOU, my dear brother or sister who has been DECEIVED by Calvinism, to consider the ODDS, seeing that broad is the way that leads to destruction Thinks about those who are hearing the ODDS of them being one of the lucky ones that were supposedly chose from before the foundation of the world to be saved. HOW could they ever BELIEVE that God LOVE them? They simply can NOT!

So NO! A thousand times NO! My dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, YOU who teach CALVINISM and REFORMED THEOLOGY are bringing in DAMNABLE and DESTRUCTION HERESIES by teaching that Jesus did NOT PURCHASE the salvation of ALL of mankind. Your FALSE gospel of Calvinism and Reformed Theology does NOT bring any HOPE to those who HEAR it, because there in no ABSOLUTE PROMISE of ASSURANCE that Jesus BOUGHT THEM that HEAR your FALSE teaching. You can ONLY LIE to them that Jesus died for them, because you yourself do not KNOW that Jesus died for ALL of mankind.

I want you to read 2 Peter 2:1,2 again from the Basic English Bible translation.


"But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be FALSE teachers among you, who will secretly put forward WRONG teachings for YOUR destruction, even turning (those of YOU who HEAR their FALSE teachings) away from the Lord who gave himself for them (speaking of ALL of mankind, but who are HEARING this FALSE teaching that the Lord did NOT die for the sins of EVERY ONE, but ONLY for a few LUCKY ONES); whose destruction will come quickly, and THEY THEMSELVES will be the CAUSE of it.

2. And a GREAT NUMBER will go with them in their EVIL ways, through whom (or through these FALSE teachers who bring in more false teachers to teach as they do that Jesus did NOT give himself or die for ALL men, but rather ONLY for certain select individuals) the TRUE WAY will have a BAD NAME."


The TRUE WAY is that Jesus gave himself for ALL of mankind.

All I am saying my dear brothers and sisters, in our Lord Jesus, is that do YOU want to be the CAUSE of the DAMNATION and DESTRUCTION of those YOU are teaching FALSELY that Jesus did NOT necessarily die for THEM, because they may not necessarily be ONE of the ELECT? Sure you may SAY to them that Jesus died for them, but YOU YOURSELF do NOT BELIEVE, because you do not KNOW for sure. In fact you dogmatically teach that Jesus did NOT died for ALL of mankind, but rather Jesus died ONLY for the ELECT. Therefore YOU, who believe and DENY that Jesus did NOT die for ALL of mankind, can ONLY speak LIES to the world, JUST TELLING them that Jesus died for THEM, because you yourself do not KNOW with absolute certainty that Jesus died for each and every one of THEM, the same as Jesus died for each and every one of us who heard the gospel and BELIEVE. Therefore YOU, who teach these five points of Calvinism and Reformed Theology, can NOT add FAITH to your prayer for them, because you yourself do not KNOW that it is God WILL and DESIRE to SAVE that particular individual.


But I KNOW! I am ABSOLUTELY SURE that Jesus died for THEM as well as he died for ME!


The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus did IN FACT die for ALL of mankind and the PROMISE of salvation IS being GIVEN to ALL who BELIEVE this word of TRUTH, the GOSPEL of YOUR SALVATION speaking of every one of THEM as well as each and every one of us who have already heard the gospel and  BELIEVE.

I do not speak this truth to offend you, but I myself must not keep silent. I must say to all my readers that in truth, if I was not saved already, and I heard this teaching of Calvinism and Reformed Theology BEFORE I heard the TRUE WAY of the gospel, that I myself would WONDER and have DOUBT as to whether I am TRULY saved, even if I could muster up enough faith to believe in the first place. I mean, ACCORDING to Calvinism and Reformed Theology, HOW can YOU trust and believe that YOU are ONE of the ELECT, because according to your own teaching no body KNOWS for SURE who the elect truly are, and ONLY God knows for sure.

My question is to YOU, who are holding fast to what you were TAUGHT through Calvinism and Reformed Theology, are YOU absolutely SURE that YOU are  TRULY ONE of the ELECT? How do you KNOW, since you do NOT believe that Jesus died for ALL of mankind? Are you SURE that he died for YOU specifically? You may THINK that Jesus died for YOU, but are you absolutely SURE you are ONE of the ELECT, because to YOU Jesus died ONLY for the ELECT? According to Calvinism an Reformed Theology YOU can NOT possibly KNOW for SURE

But according to the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ ALL can KNOW for SURE that Jesus died for YOU, no matter who you are or what you have done. Jesus died for not ONLY my sins, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD.


I want YOU, my dear reader, to know that you CAN KNOW without a doubt that you ARE ONE of the ELECT, if so be that YOU truly BELIEVE that Jesus died for ALL of mankind as the word of TRUTH, the GOSPEL of your salvation, that PLAINLY and CLEARLY teaches us that Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD, because IF so be that you BELIEVE this TRUTH, then you will KNOW without a doubt that Jesus died for YOU!


From the very beginning of the GOSPEL we are taught by the word of TRUTH that Jesus died for the sins of the WORLD. Please read the GOSPEL of John chapter 1 and verse 29 which CLEARLY teaches us that Jesus, the LAMB of God, was slain for the WORLD.


"The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, which TAKES AWAY the SIN of the WORLD."


Yes I know and fully realize that those, who teach the FALSE doctrine of LIMITED atonement, teach that the word "WORLD" does NOT mean EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the world, but rather means ONLY the ELECT who are scattered throughout the whole WORLD. But I also know that there is absolutely no reason to go through the entire New Testament and try and CHANGE the clear plain and simple words like ALL MEN, the WHOLE WORLD, and EVERY MAN to mean only a few specifically selected individuals that were supposedly chosen from before the foundation of the world to be saved.

Yes Calvinism and Reformed Theology proudly BOAST the CLAIM that Jesus did NOT die for the sins of the WHOLE world by CHANGING these simple to understand words to mean that Jesus died for ONLY the ELECT.

But what does the word of TRUTH teach us? You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord it is NOT so much the WHO that was SUPPOSEDLY chosen from BEFORE the foundation of the world, but RATHER the WHAT or more precisely the MEANS BY WHICH Almighty God CHOSE to redeem the WORLD back to himself that Almighty God CHOSE from BEFORE the foundation of the world. And that MEANS of SALVATION that God CHOSE from BEFORE the foundation of the world is the LAMB that was slain in the mind of Almighty God from before the foundation of the world. 

I want you to PRAYERFULLY and CAREFULLY read Ephesians 1:3-13 over and over until you SEE that WHAT Almighty God CHOSE before the foundation of the world was the salvation of both the Jew and the Gentile be IN his Son Jesus.


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ:

4. ACCORDING as he (Almighty God) has CHOSEN us IN him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5. Having predestined us UNTO the adoption of children BY Jesus Christ to himself, ACCORDING to the good pleasure of his will (or according to his desire or intent),

6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us (speaking of those who made the choice to BELIEVE the gospel God has now made) accepted IN the beloved.

7. IN whom we (speaking of ONLY those who BELIEVE IN Jesus) have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, ACCORDING to the riches of his grace (speaking of that because of the GRACE of Almighty God who GAVE us ALL the measure of FAITH or the ABILITY to BELIEVE the grace the BRINGS salvation teaching us to deny ungodliness in this present world);

8. Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; (HOW did the GRACE of Almighty God abound toward us?)

9. Having made KNOWN unto us the MYSTERY of his WILL (which he kept secret from the foundation of the world that his Son Jesus his CHOSEN one would be slain or crucified for the sins of the WORLD, so that there would be NO BOASTING because salvation would come only THROUGH the atonement that his Son Jesus made for all of mankind), ACCORDING to his good pleasure which he has PURPOSED in himself:

10. That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things IN Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; EVEN IN him:

11. IN whom also we (speaking of ONLY those who made the CHOICE to BELIEVE the GOSPEL) have obtained an inheritance, being predestined ACCORDING to the PURPOSE of him who works all things after the counsel of his own WILL:

12. THAT (or so THAT) we (speaking of ONLY those who made the CHOICE to BELIEVE) should be to the praise of his glory, who first TRUSTED (speaking of those who before you made the CHOICE to BELIEVE) IN Christ.

13. IN whom you ALSO TRUSTED (speaking of those who made the CHOICE to BELIEVE IN Christ Jesus), AFTER that you HEARD the WORD of TRUTH, the GOSPEL of your salvation: IN whom ALSO AFTER that you BELIEVED, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise (or AFTER you BELIEVE IN Jesus Christ you were given the earnest of the Holy Spirit to DWELL IN you so that you will be sealed or marked as a true born again believer IN Jesus Christ),

14. Which is the EARNEST (in other words, this sealing of the Holy Spirit is the down payment or PROOF of PURCHASE, so to speak, to let us KNOW without a doubt that we are TRULY saved for it is this SEALING of the Holy Spirit within us that bears WITNESS with our spirit that we are the sons of God and have the promise of eternal life ABIDING in us) of our inheritance UNTIL the redemption of the PURCHASED possession, unto the praise of his glory."

You see, our full inheritance of our redemption does not take place until the second coming of Jesus. This is WHY we as believers are WARNED over and over throughout the word of God to take heed and GUARD ourselves from sin. We will cover this subject under the letter "P", which is the PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS. But for now let us move on to the next letter of the acronym T.U.L.I.P. which is the "I", which stand for the doctrine of IRRESISTIBLE GRACE.


I.

Is the DOCTRINE of

IRRESISTIBLE GRACE

the TRUTH of

God's WORD?



Now again this doctrine of IRRESISTIBLE grace basically states that Almighty God will DRAW his ELECT to himself with a GRACE that is IRRESISTIBLE, which does not mean that the ELECT CANNOT resist his drawing at times in their life, but in the end NONE of the ELECT, who according to Calvinism are CHOSEN to be SAVED from the foundation of the world, will not be able to resist God's grace to the point of not obtaining their SALVATION, because they were PREDESTINED to be saved from BEFORE the foundation of the world according to the doctrine of unconditional election. Again this also means that throughout the life of each and every one of these ELECT individuals that this IRRESISTIBLE GRACE remains in effect to KEEP the ELECT from ever LOSING their salvation. And again this does not mean that the ELECT cannot backslide or fall back into sin, but means that in the end ALL of the ELECT will without fail be saved no matter what.

But is this truly what the whole word of God teaches us. In other words, does the BIBLE teaches us that God's grace to be IRRESISTIBLE? Yes we know that Calvinism and Reformed Theology teaches that God's grace is IRRESISTIBLE, because they have to in order for their other teachings to make any sense whatsoever.

But if you are truly seeking the TRUTH, then you should not focus on what the doctrines of men teach, but rather your focus should be on what the word of TRUTH teaches. So I ask you my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, WHERE in the BIBLE does it say that God's grace is IRRESISTIBLE? The word "GRACE" is found is found 170 times in the King James Version of the Bible and not one time is the word "IRRESISTIBLE" found next to the word grace. In fact the word "IRRESISTIBLE" is not found anywhere in the King James Version of the Bible.

So I began taking a closer look at each and every verse were the word "GRACE" was found in order to see what the Bible has to teach us as to whether or not the grace of God can be resisted and here is what I found. Let us begin with Acts 11:21-23, which teaches us that believers need to be EXHORTED to CLEAVE to the Lord.

"And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number BELIEVED, and turned unto the Lord.

22. Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

23. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and EXHORTED them all, that with purpose of heart they would CLEAVE unto the Lord."

Now IF the grace of God is IRRESISTIBLE whereby not even one of the elect will lose their salvation as Calvinism CLAIMS, then why did the main church in Jerusalem send Barnabas to EXHORT these new believers to CLEAVE to the Lord with great purpose of heart? IF God's grace is IRRESISTIBLE so that not one elect can lose their salvation, then their would be absolutely no need to exhort believers to CLEAVE to the Lord, because God's grace would KEEP believers from falling away from the faith.

In Acts 13:42,43 we read where believers are PERSUADED to CONTINUE in the grace of God, which again there would be NO need to PERSUADE believers to remain saved IF it were true that God's grace is IRRESISTIBLE as the teaching of Calvinism and Reformed Theology CLAIMS.

"And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.

43. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them (many of the Jew who had just heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul and Barnabas), PERSUADED them to CONTINUE in the grace of God."

Again IF the grace of God is IRRESISTIBLE and does the drawing of the so called elect to be saved, then WHY did the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ PERSUADE those that just heard the gospel to CONTINUE in the grace of God? Can you not see that IF the grace of God is so IRRESISTIBLE and it alone draws people to God, then there would be NO need to even preach the gospel and most certainly no need to EXHORT and PERSUADE people to CONTINUE in the grace of God and to CLEAVE to the Lord with purpose of heart.

The TRUTH of the matter is that God's grace CAN be resisted to the point of both REJECT the gospel right from the beginning and never receiving that so great a salvation that has been offered to the hearer of the gospel, AND also to make VOID the grace of God by turning away from the faith and losing one's salvation after being born again and regenerated by the Holy Spirit of God. Please read 2 Corinthians 6:1, which teaches us that the grace of God can indeed be RECEIVED in VAIN.

"We then, as workers TOGETHER with him,(in other words, WE as being co-laborers TOGETHER along WITH God) BESEECH (or implore or beg) you also that you RECEIVE NOT the grace of God in VAIN."



         Now the word "VAIN" means UNSUCCESSFUL, or NOT producing the DESIRED outcome. In other words, the early church knew that just because a person received the grace of God and accepted Jesus as their savior that this was no guarantee that they would REMAIN in the faith and endure unto the end in order to receive the end of their salvation, the reward of ETERNAL LIFE, in the world to come. This is why there are so many WARNINGS throughout the New Testament to guard our faith to not be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. This is why these true born again Christians at the church in Corinth are being implored NOT to have received the grace of God in VAIN. This verse alone should prove to all seeking the truth of God's word that the BIBLE does not teach us that God grace is IRRESISTIBLE.
         But this is not the only place in the word of God that we find that true born again believers are being warned about falling away from the grace of God that has drawn them to God through the gospel. Please read Galatians 5:4, which teaches us that Christians can and do FALL from grace and therefore the grace that they did receive in the beginning now profits them NOTHING.

       "
Stand FAST therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be NOT entangled AGAIN with the yoke of bondage.
     2
. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you NOTHING.
     3. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4. Christ is BECOME of NO EFFECT unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are FALLEN from GRACE."

      
       All through the New Testament we as true born again believers are WARNED NOT to turn back to what we have been redeemed from and become entangled back AGAIN to a life of sin.
Here in this passage of scripture Christians are being warned not to turn back again to the law of Moses and be circumcised, because those who do turn back to serve the law are FALLEN from GRACE and the sacrifice Jesus made for them has NO EFFECT unto them and therefore Jesus Christ profits them NOTHING. In other words, they shall LOSE their reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come if they continue to seek to be saved by the works of the law of Moses. Please read the study "THE WORKS OF THE LAW VERSES GOOD WORKS" and "WE ARE NOT SAVED BY OUR OWN GOOD WORKS" for a deeper understanding that we are taught to keep the commandments of God through faith and the power of the Holy Spirit but not in our OWN strength wherein there is boasting.

In Hebrews 12:14-29 we read where any man can FAIL of the grace of God. In others words, the BIBLE teaches us over and over that it is man who FAILS the grace of God and NOT that the grace of God fails us. God promises us in his word the HE by his Holy Spirit will NEVER leave us, but at the same time we are warned over and over in the Bible that WE can LEAVE God. Therefore we are to GUARD ourselves from the enemy that tries to deceive us and turn us away from God.

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which NO man shall see the Lord:

15. Looking diligently lest (or for fear that) ANY MAN FAIL of the grace of God; lest (or for fear that) any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17. For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

18. For you are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

19. And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

20. (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

21. And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

22. But you are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

23. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

24. And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.

25. See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we TURN AWAY from him that speaks from heaven:

26. Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

27. And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, LET us HAVE grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

29. For our God is a consuming fire."

So then, as long as we ourselves REMAIN in the grace of God and CONTINUE in the grace we have received, then the grace of God will not leave us and we will be strengthened by God's grace to serve him in an acceptable way with reverence and godly fear knowing that our God is a consuming fire if we ourselves DEPART from the grace of God.

Now Calvinism falsely teaches that God's grace is IRRESISTIBLE and therefore without fail no true born again believer can LOSE their salvation. In other words, even if the so called elect reject the gospel over and over that sooner or later they will without fail accept Jesus as their savior and from that point on they shall never lose their salvation. Again this does not mean that they will never backslide or fall back into sin from time to time, but rather in the end they will repent and be saved.

However, according to the BIBLE it is made clear that a true born again believer can and do LOSE their salvation. Please read the study called "IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?", which weighs the evidence from both sides of the highly controversial subject. But for now let me ask you a simple question know that no murderer shall enter into the kingdom of God. What if a true born again Christian does fall back into sin, which Calvinism totally agrees is not only possible but does in fact happen all the time, and while living in this state of sin this born again regenerated Christian murders someone and then is killed by the police having no time to repent of their sin? Will this murderer who was truly a born again regenerated Christian LOSE their salvation?

To ME, the answer is quite obvious and is made very clear to us by the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, which without a doubt teaches us that YES, the true born again Christian, who TURNED AWAY from God and fell back into sin and DIED while living in sin will LOSE their salvation. Therefore we must conclude that the doctrine of IRRESISTIBLE GRACE is NOT a sound Biblical teaching and so it should be rejected as being a FALSE teaching.

The very reason that this man made doctrine came into existence was because some Christians could not discern WHY and Almighty and Sovereign God whose WILL is that NONE should perish be reconciled with the knowable fact that many people do in fact PERISH.

Well the simple truth of the matter is that man has been given the freedom to CHOOSE whether or not he or she wants to believe in God and his word.

But those who teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology do NOT believe that man has a CHOICE in the matter when it comes to being saved, because they have OVER emphasized the SOVEREIGNTY of Almighty God. In fact they have so over emphasized the Sovereignty of God that they dogmatically teach that EVERYTHING that happens does so, because God has ORDAINED it to happen.

However, this is NOT what the whole word of God teaches us about the Sovereignty of Almighty God. Please take a moment to read this study on the Sovereignty of God that teaches us that God has set certain LIMITS upon himself.

THE SOVEREIGNTY

OF

ALMIGHTY GOD !



IS GOD IN COMPLETE AND TOTAL CONTROL

of EVERYTHING that HAPPENS?


Undoubtedly the Bible teaches that Almighty God is in fact sovereign.

....HOWEVER........

The word of God does NOT teach that God is sovereign in the way many of us have been taught by some theologians and scholars, in that “God is God and he WILL do what ever he pleases.” Many who are in authority in the church who have been taught by these theologians just merely keep on repeating what they have heard without searching the word of God to see if what they have been taught is the TRUTH.

Contrary to the mainstream teaching on the sovereignty of God it is clear to see from the scriptures that God has CHOSEN to place certain LIMITS upon himself.

You have more than likely heard people say things like, “NOTHING is impossible with God, and God can do anything he desires, when and where he so chooses.”

But you see, while God may be ABLE and capable of doing anything, HE SIMPLY WILL NOT do certain things! And the reason being is because he has chosen through his word to set certain PARAMETERS in place.

For instance, one example that is readily and easily to be seen is the fact that God CANNOT LIE. It is not that God does not have the ability to lie if he so chose to lie, but RATHER that God has made the CHOICE to NEVER LIE, therefore he limited himself by his CHOOSING to NEVER LIE, so then, by God limiting himself, it has become IMPOSSIBLE for God to LIE.

The Bible tells us in Hebrews 6:17,18 that it is completely IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie.

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the IMMUTABILITY of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things in which it was IMPOSSIBLE for God to LIE, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope that is set before us.”

The word “immutable” means UNCHANGEABLE, unchanging, or not being able to be changed. God's word is not susceptible to change. And neither is there a shadow of turning with God. The Bibles teaches us that he is a God that changes NOT. So God AND his word will not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and FOREVER!

Psalm 119:89-91 says this about God's word being forever SETTLED in heaven,

“FOREVER, O Lord, you word  is SETTLED in heaven. Your FAITHFULNESS  is unto ALL generations: you hast established the earth and it abides. They continue this day according to your ORDINANCES: FOR ALL YOUR SERVANTS.”

The word “settle” means to put into order, to arrange or fix DEFINITELY as desired. It also means to reach a decision or to determine. In other words, God reached a decision and determined in his mind how he desired things to be and then spoke forth his word forever settling that matter of the desire of his will or intent.

God places great emphasis on his FAITHFULNESS and his word is a representation to us his servants of God's integrity. God's faithfulness to his word is his highest priority. One might say that God is HONOR BOUND to his word. God will not do anything that is contrary to his word. Nor will God do anything that goes against his nature or character.

Look at Psalm 138:2 which says,


I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for your loving kindness and for your truth: for you have MAGNIFIED your word ABOVE all your name.”


In order to fully understand the sovereignty of God one must come to this knowledge of the truth that God has reached a decision and has determined to MAGNIFY his WORD even ABOVE his very own name.


Now think about this for a moment in relation to God's ability to do anything compared alongside of God's WILL and desire, that which pleases him or brings him pleasure. Think about how FAITHFUL God has to be in order to perform his word to the letter, even when it breaks his heart to do so and goes completely against what he truly desires and WILLS.

Now I know those wheels are turning in your mind trying to process all of this, but hang in there with me and I will show you what I mean by saying God has CHOSEN to LIMIT himself by his OWN word.

Some have argued that, “God is God and he will do whatever he pleases, because either God is Sovereign or he isn't. And who are we to argue with God if he CHOOSES to do this or to do that?”

Well no one wants to speak against the sovereignty of God so everyone remains silent when they hear such teaching. They know that God is sovereign, but many also know deep inside something is not quite right when they are dogmatically taught that God is sovereign in order to support a teaching that they know does NOT agree with the whole word of God.

You see I also believe that God is sovereign, BUT I just cannot accept all the garbage that I have heard through the years from those who have ignorantly taught that God sends tragedy, sickness, and disease upon people, because God is God and he is in control; he can do anything he desires. Yes I agree and know that God is in control, BUT I firmly believe that the word of God teaches us that he has chosen to DELEGATE or ENTRUST some of his authority or control to mankind. In other words, Almighty God has given us a will to choose and make choices, to BELIEVE his word, or to not believe his word. To me it is perfectly clear that God did not create man as a mindless puppet or robot to be controlled in every aspect of life and have absolutely no say in the matter, as the saying goes, what ever will be will be. Those who believe this theology just let Satan have his way in their lives and then they BLAME God for all the bad things that happen to them.

In other words, according as some teach, [if God chooses to send a storm and wipe out your home, then you are just to accept this as being God's WILL, because God is sovereign and therefore God is in control, which to some means that God therefore caused the storm. Some believe and teach that NOTHING happens without God's authorship. And they go on to explain their teaching of the sovereignty of God by saying, now we may not understand why, but we must trust God, because he sees the whole picture. Then they try and bring comfort to you by saying things like, there must certainly be a purpose for God destroying your home, but we just don't know what it is yet. Maybe God wants to teach you something...blah, blah, blah...???]

No, no, no, a thousand times no, the Bible clearly does not teach this type of logic, because this type of teaching on the sovereignty of God clearly goes COMPLETELY against the nature and character of God and his word.

       The Bible teaches that God has given MAN authority in the earth. Jesus demonstrated this when he REBUKED the storm.

        
        Look at Mark 4:37
 
        “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him, Master, care you not that we perish.
        And he arose, and REBUKED the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a calm. And Jesus said unto them, Why are you so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?”
 
 
Listen to what Jesus said.
 
 
“Why are you so FEARFUL? HOW IS IT that you have NO FAITH?”
 
 
How or why is it that most Christians do not have FAITH to take the authority that they have been given and REBUKE the “STORMS” that come against them?

Well the main reason is that many have been TAUGHT the word of God incorrectly. You see, the Bible says FAITH comes by HEARING and hearing (that is to say hearing rightly and understanding the TRUTH) comes ONLY by the WORD of God. One cannot believe what he or she has not heard and come to understand.

Some stay, in their ignorance or lack of understanding the TRUTH, and because some have not been taught correctly, they REASON within themselves [ Why did God send the storm?]. The truth of the matter is that God did NOT send the storm. The storm was caused by our adversary, the devil. This is what the word of God teaches. I want you to read some verses of scripture for me first, then I will explain why it was impossible for God to have sent the storm.

Read Matthew 12:28


And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, EVERY kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand; And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?”


Now I know in this passage of scripture, Jesus is referring to Satan sending a sickness or disease upon someone and then Jesus is being ACCUSED by the scribes and Pharisees of turning around and casting that same sickness out by the power of Satan. Jesus was saying if this were true, then Satan's kingdom is divided and will come to destruction, BUT the TRUTH taught here in this passage of scripture still stands in any situation.


EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF WILL NOT STAND!


Therefore I wish to illustrate to you something with this TRUTH of God's word found here in this passage of scripture that will carry over to nearly every aspect of your life. Get a hold of this TRUTH and you will no longer simply roll over and let what ever happens to just happen. You will no longer be ignorant of one of Satan's devices.


IF GOD SENT THE STORM OR THE SICKNESS AND DISEASE as some INTERPRET this verse to mean, AND THEN JESUS TURNED AROUND AND CAST OUT THE SICKNESS AND DISEASE, or in this case of a STORM that is SUPPOSEDLY SENT BY GOD, and then JESUS the SON of GOD, who has been given AUTHORITY BY ALMIGHTY GOD TURNED RIGHT AROUND AND REBUKED THE STORM and the STORM become CALM and CEASED to be a STORM, THEN GOD'S KINGDOM WOULD BE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF AND THEREFORE WILL BE DESTROYED.


However, the Bible teaches that God's kingdom will abide forever. Therefore it remains that God does NOT send or ALLOW disastrous storms to destroy without cause. Satan, the destroyer, does these things to mankind and many BLAME God not knowing that they themselves have been given ALL AUTHORITY over the enemy to rebuke and resist these “storms” that come against them. Even the world because of these false teachings of Christians call storms an ACT of God. And in the same way many Christians BLAME God when they are oppressed by the Devil with sickness and disease being ignorant of God word.

Jesus said in John 10:10

The THIEF comes not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy, I am come that they might have life; and that they might have it more ABUNDANTLY”

However, this abundant life, which is freedom from sin, sickness, disease and tragedy, does NOT come to us like ripe cherries falling off a tree into our laps.

Let me ask you this question. Were you SAVED automatically, without you having to do nothing? Absolutely not! It was an act of your WILL to CHOOSE to accept Jesus as your savior and then to follow on in his steps. So likewise we have to first BELIEVE the word of God preached to us, then we have to, by FAITH, act upon God's word before we will receive all the BENEFITS of salvation that are already freely given to all of mankind. Yes there is more to salvation than just the forgiveness of your sins.

Psalm 103:1,2

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, o my soul, and FORGET NOT ALL his BENEFITS.”

The blessings of the Lord are his benefits to us, and Deuteronomy tells us that sickness and disease are a CURSE and not a blessing. And the word of God also teaches us that through Jesus we have bee redeemed from the CURSE of the law, which includes EVERY sickness and disease. But again we must appropriate these benefits of living free from sickness and disease by FAITH. For the word of God teaches that without FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE God.

So what PLEASES God? Well anything according to his WILL. So how do we know God's will? Basically God's WORD is his will for ALL of mankind. And some of the things the Bible teaches us is that God desires for us to live our lives TOTALLY FREE from ALL sickness and disease. God also desires and commands us to live free from sin. These things are God's will and desire for all of mankind, but it is up to us to make the CHOICE to believe God's word and appropriate ALL of his BENEFITS.

Yes, God is sovereign, BUT not in the way that most of us have been taught. God gave the earth to mankind and then gave mankind authority and dominion over all the earth. In other words, man was the god of this world in which we live, but when man listened to the lies the enemy, Satan, then the authority that man once had was DELIVERED or transferred to Satan, who then became the god of this world. Every thing I just said hear can be supported by scripture, and I have done so in some of the other studies, such as "JESUS THE SON OF MAN", if you desire a deeper understanding of how to do the same works that Jesus did while he was on the earth in the days of his flesh.

Psalm 115:16 says,

The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's, BUT the earth  has he GIVEN to the children of men.”


Then in Genesis 1:28 we are told that God Gave mankind DOMINION over every living creature that moves upon the earth.


In Psalm 82:6 God says,

I have said, YOU are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.”


In it's simplest definition the word god means having authority, and the word “God”, as in “Almighty God” means having the HIGHEST or SUPREME authority. Now by no means is this all the the word “God, god, theos” means, but for the purpose of making it easier to understand that God himself has called us gods I chose to use the simplest form of defining the word “theos”.

Jesus tells us this is John 10:34,35

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods ? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken:”


Luke 4:6 tells us this about man's authority being delivered to Satan.

And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give unto thee, and all the glory of them: for that is DELIVERED unto me; and whosoever I will I give it.”


2 Corinthians 4:4 says this about Satan being the god of this world,

In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which BELIEVE NOT, lest (for fear that) the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should SHINE unto them .

Satan does not want you to know the TRUTH of God's word, because he knows you will be set free from sin, sickness and disease, which he binds and oppresses upon mankind, including some believers because they have not been taught the TRUTH of God's word.

You see FAITH is the means, the ONLY means by which we are saved and likewise FAITH is the ONLY means by which we will OVERCOME sin and walk free from sickness and disease.

Now Jesus purchased back our authority which the devil has stolen from mankind, BUT it is up to each individual to accept these truths from God's word and apply them to their own individual lives by FAITH. Remember faith COMES, grows and increases in intensity by hearing. and hearing and understanding comes ONLY from the word of God; and not by the REASONING of man. So get into the word and study to show yourself approved unto God. I cannot do this for you. You will only grow by desiring the sincere milk of the God's word. And the word of God can only be PROVEN by you being a doing of the word and not a hearer only. So stand upon the word of God and start walking in your authority. For a deeper understanding of "WHAT DOES BEING SAVED TRULY MEAN", "BIBLE MEANING OF FAITH", and "THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER", please read these studies.

For now let us return to the topic at hand, which is the sovereignty of God. Again yes God is sovereign, BUT God has NOT predestined our every move and decision. Some falsely teach “that humanity is so depraved that mankind cannot make a righteous choice so God has to choose for us”. I go into this subject of being the CHOSEN or the ELECT of God in the study of "PREDESTINATION: WHAT does the BIBLE SAY?", So then, if you desire a deeper understanding on the Biblical meaning of predestination please read that study.

Now as for PROPHECY. This is the written word of God and therefore can be readily known by all of mankind. Whereas each and every decision that each and every man, woman and child make each and every moment are not DIRECTLY controlled by God or by Satan. What I mean by this is that God's Spirit woos and draws us in the direction that pleases God, and the adversary tempts and entices mankind to do evil and all that opposes God.

For a simple word picture to illustrate this is much like the cartoon we watched when we were little, with a little angel upon one shoulder whispering in one ear and upon the other shoulder is a little devil whispering in the other ear. It all comes down to WHOSE voice are you going to listen to and OBEY?

So yes, the PROPHECIES or the written word of God are foreordained and will come to pass or be fulfilled without fail. God is completely sovereign in this respect and nothing or no one can alter or change what God has ordained in his PROPHETIC word.

Now this brings us to some of the hard scriptures that seem to dictate the God controls every aspect of every ones life.

In Genesis 45:5 Joseph says to his brothers,

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.”


Yes it is true that God directed the path of Joseph, BUT it is also true that this was prophesied beforehand in the WORD of God. In Genesis 37:5-11 Joseph has a dream were his brothers, father and mother bow down to him for he has become ruler over them. In verse 6 Joseph speaks forth his dream to his brethren, thus prophesying his own destiny.

Now obviously this was God's intended purpose, otherwise God would not have given Joseph the dream. I do believe that the Bible teaches the sovereignty of God to reach to the areas where God CALLS certain individuals to fulfill different purposes to bring about his ultimate PLAN for mankind, but the person involved knows that God is with him or her leading them in the direction that they should go.You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, when Joseph was thrown into the pit by his brothers he did not simply say or believe that this was God's WILL for his life. Yet for me personally I believe that Joseph kept the dream that he had of his brothers bowing down to him in the front of his mind and was believing God that he would be deliver from that pit. Therefore God put it in the heart of his brothers to take him out of the pit and sell him to some travelers. Again I am sure Joseph kept believing God that he would be delivered, because of the DREAM that God gave to him. I am sure that at time Joseph may have doubted his dream, but in the end he came back to his FAITH in God. Now we are not told every single detail in the life of Joseph and what he felt and prayed, but we can see throughout the Bible that God is moved by FAITH.

God will use his word to guide us. God will use his Spirit to guide us. God will use dreams and visions to guide us. And at times God will use his angels to guide us. But to say that God uses tragedies and sickness and disease to guide and teach us is going beyond the word of God. The truth is that Satan saw to thwart God's plan by killing Joseph, but God made a way of escape and delivered Joseph from the pit and every other plot of the enemy to destroy God's plan.

Most of the misdirected teaching of the sovereignty of God comes from the Old Testament where everything is accredited or attributed to God. You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, they did not have the word of God as you and I have today and therefore they simply did not know of the adversary, the devil.

Look at Job 13:15

Though he (God) slay me, yet will I trust in him:...”

You see, Job is accusing and blaming God for all this trouble that he is going through, but the TRUTH of the matter is that it is Satan who is the one that was responsible for all of Job's affliction, and NOT God. Yet Job BLAMED God for his troubles simply because he did not KNOW that it was Satan who was doing all of this to him.

Look at Job 2:7

“So SATAN went forth from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.”

Remember Satan comes not but for to steal your health and finances, and to kill and to destroy your crops, plants, flowers, livestock, pets, and anything else he can, including you and your family if you let him.


DON'T BE DECEIVED! YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OVER THE ENEMY, SO STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY AND BEGIN TAKING BACK WHAT THE ADVERSARY HAS STOLEN, OR IS TRYING TO STEAL.


Quit focusing on all you don't understand in God's word and begin with what you know to be the TRUTH without fail. God is LOVE. Think about this. Would you do some of these things to your family that some people FALSELY blame God for doing? Absolutely NOT! So how much greater is God's love and goodness than your own?

The Bibles teaches the God IS LOVE, and only the Father is wholly GOOD. God is pure, holy and just. It is this fact that God is JUST that has caused him to receive the blame for the things that the enemy has done. For a deeper understanding of what I mean by this please read "UNDERSTANDING WHY?"

 
 
For now read Matthew 13:24-30 where Jesus says,
 
 
...The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed GOOD seed in his field; BUT while MEN slept, his ENEMY came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the household came and said unto him, Sir, did not you sow GOOD send in thy field? From whence then has it tares?
He said unto them, An ENEMY has done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.
Let them both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”

First I want you to notice that ONLY GOOD seed was at first planted and, then by the secrecy and cover of the night or darkness the ENEMY came in unaware and sowed tares or the BAD SEED. Jesus goes on and interprets this parable in verses 36 through 42.


Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house; and his disciples came unto him, saying, declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

He answered and said unto them, He that sows the GOOD seed is the Son of man;
The field is the world; the GOOD seed are the children of the kingdom; BUT the tares are the children of the wicked one (Satan, the devil);
The ENEMY that sowed is the DEVIL (Satan); the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that OFFEND, and them which do INIQUITY; and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
 
 
The phrase “ all things that OFFEND” here means things that CAUSES sin, a stumbling block or an OBSTACLE. You see, the ENEMY places OBSTACLES in the way of mankind to thwart God's INTENDED purpose for ALL of mankind. God does not CONTROL every single circumstance and predestine some men to be saved and some men to be destroyed in the lake of fire as some have FALSELY taught. But rather God created all of mankind for his GOOD pleasure. The teaches that God is NOT WILLING that any man should perish, but that ALL of mankind should come to the knowledge of truth and be saved.

But you see God does not always get his way, because he himself has CHOSEN to exalt his WORD even above his very own name. And because God is so FAITHFUL to his word it has caused him great pain and sorrow. Genesis 6:6 says.

And it REPENTED the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it GRIEVED him at his HEART.”

You see God created all things GOOD, but then man was deceived by the ENEMY and sinned. So where did this enemy come from? If God created all things GOOD, then did God create this Lucifer for the express purpose of being God's enemy? I answer these questions in the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?".

For now just know that God creates all things GOOD and sin was found in Lucifer who elated himself with pride and made war with God, and because of his rebellion Lucifer became known as Satan, which means enemy or adversary.

One of the biggest arguments for the misguided teaching on the sovereignty of God is that “GOD is GOD and he will do as he PLEASES.” So I did an in depth study on what pleases God and what displeases God. This study will help you further understand the God's sovereignty according to the TRUTH of his word. For a deep understanding on this subject please read the study entitled "WHAT IS GOD'S WILL?"

Yes it is true that God is the Almighty and the God COULD HAVE DONE anything the he so chose to do, but the truth of teh matter is that God has ALREADY CHOSEN what he will and will NOT do and bound HIMSELF to his own word by his own choice. And God is not a man that he should LIE and goes against his own word.


DON'T BE DECEIVED! SEARCH THE WORD OF GOD DAILY TO SEE IF THOSE THINGS YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT ARE FIRMLY BASED UPON THE WORD OF GOD.


STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVED OF GOD RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.


Yes, God is Sovereign, BUT NOT in the way most have been taught. There is an OPPOSING ENEMY that seeks only to destroy the goodness of God. And God is faithful to his word, therefore he will NOT go against what he has already spoken. For a deeper understanding on this subject please read the study entitled "UNDERSTANDING WHY?and the study "THE SOVERIGNTY OF GOD!"


Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that because of over emphasizing the Sovereignty of Almighty God many FALSE teachings have risen and one of these many false teachings is Calvinism and Reformed Theology that falsely teaches that God's grace is IRRESISTIBLE, when the whole word of God clearly and plainly teaches us that God grace is not only resisted by is also completely rejected by many. This brings us to the fifth and final point or doctrine of Calvinism, which is the letter "P" that stands for PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS. 

P.

Is the DOCTRINE of

PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS

the TRUTH of

GOD'S WORD?


And finally the "P" in T.U.L.I.P. stands for PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS, which basically states that once an ELECT person comes to the Lord Jesus Christ to RECEIVE their SALVATION, then Almighty God will KEEP them and they will NEVER be able to LOSE their salvation, but will PERSEVERE unto the end. In other words, according to this doctrine of Calvinism of the PERSEVERANCE of the saints once a person is BORN AGAIN or REGENERATED by the Holy Spirit, then they can NEVER LOSE their SALVATION NO MATTER WHAT. Some have called this letter "P." to stand for PRESERVATION of the saints rather than the PERSEVERANCE of the saints, because it is Almighty God himself who is the one who is KEEPING the ELECT from LOSING their salvation and NOT the ELECT who are keeping their OWN selves from departing from God and losing their salvation. In other words, Calvinism and Reformed Theology teaches that since the ELECT are UNCONDITIONALLY saved, then there is NOTHING the elect can DO or NOT DO in order to KEEP or MAINTAIN their salvation. We will take a look at all the verses of scripture that are used by Calvinism and Reformed Theology to try and support their doctrines throughout this study, but for now let us take a brief moment to review what we just covered.

Now there are some who have been taught these FIVE points of Calvinism and Reformed Theology and who have believed them for many years who are now taking a closer look for themselves and finding that they have NOT been taught the TRUTH of the whole word of God. So now there are many branches of Calvinism. What I mean by this is that some Christians who professed to be a Calvinist for many years now say that they REJECT certain teachings of Calvinism and therefore call themselves either a FOUR point Calvinist or a THREE point Calvinist, or a TWO point Calvinist, or a ONE point Calvinist. In other words, there are many FORMER FIVE point Calvinist who no longer believe all FIVE points of doctrine.

But to me and to even the strict five point Calvinist to deny just one point or doctrine of Calvinism cause the WHOLE theology to crumble, because each and every doctrine is based upon the other points being true. Therefore to ME, there really cannot be a FOUR point Calvinist, nor a THREE point Calvinist and so on, because you either believe it all or you must REJECT it all.

With that being said, I myself was almost persuaded by this fifth and final point of Calvinism, UNTIL I truly understood what this point was actually teaching. Let me explain what I mean by this. At first just reading the name of this doctrine I thought to myself, YES, the Bible definitely teaches us that a Christians must PERSEVERE unto the end in order to obtain the reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.

But then I began to see that this is not at all what Calvinism teaches. You see Calvinism and Reformed Theology teaches that Almighty God ALONE KEEPS his ELECT in the faith and there is absolutely NOTHING that a believers does to keep HIMSELF saved. And they go on to falsely teach that NO MATTER WHAT a true born again Christian can NEVER LOSE their salvation.

Again I implore you to read the study called "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED?", but for now let us focus on the verses that Calvinism uses to try and prove that it is God ALONE who KEEPS the believer saved and therefore they incorrectly conclude the the believer has absolutely NO PART to play either in their being saved, nor in their remaining saved.

Please read 1 Peter 1:2-5, which says,

"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5. Who are KEPT BY the POWER of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."



Now Calvinism INTERPRETS this passage of scripture to mean that it is the POWER of Almighty God ALONE the KEEPS the believer from ever LOSING their salvation. And therefore the believer has absolutely NO PART in either earning their salvation or maintaining their salvation. In other words, a believer has NOTHING to do with keeping themselves saved, because it it the POWER of Almighty God ALONE that KEEPS a believer from losing their salvation. And since God is ALL powerful not one true born again believer will ever LOSE his of her salvation.

But is this what the WHOLE word of God teaches. First I want you to notice in verse 5 that believers are kept by the power of God THROUGH FAITH. In other words, WE as believers are kept by the power of God so long as WE BELIEVE. This is WHY we are WARNED so many times in God's word NOT to be DECEIVED.

Also I want you to notice that the POWER of God is the very gospel of Jesus Christ. Please read Romans 1:16,17, which clearly and plainly teaches us that the POWER of God IS the GOSPEL.

"For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL of Christ: for IT (speaking of the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, for IT) IS the POWER of God unto salvation to EVERY one that BELIEVES; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17. For therein (or within the GOSPEL) is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by FAITH.(or those who have been justified by the blood of Jesus shall live RIGHTEOUSLY by FAITH in the PROMISES of God and FAITH in the anointing of the Holy Spirit who now dwells IN us to EMPOWER us to over come the temptations of the ENEMY)"

So then, we are KEPT by the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, which is the POWER of God so long as we BELIEVE and obey the GOSPEL. This is what the word of TRUTH teaches us. Therefore the RESPONSIBILITY of our obtaining eternal life in the world to come is our OWN. In other words, all of mankind is without EXCUSE on the day of judgment, if so be, he or she finds his or herself standing before God at the white throne judgment with God saying DEPART from me you worker of INIQUITY. Please read Luke 13:23-18, which clearly teaches us that true born again Christians will be thrust OUT of the kingdom of God, because their last work upon the earth was living in SIN. This passage of scripture also teaches us that the THOUGHT that since they were Christians that they could NOT be cast out and LOSE their salvation.

"Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

24. Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

25. When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence you are:

26. Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets.

27. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence you are; DEPART from me, all you workers of INIQUITY (or DEPART from me all you who are living in SIN).

28. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust OUT."

Please notice that in verse 24 that NOT ALL who shall SEEK to enter into the kingdom of God shall be able to enter in and remember that Calvinism falsely teaches that ONLY the ELECT can SEEK after God, because all of mankind is SO TOTALLY DEPRAVED that they are rendered totally unable to seek God. Remember that ONLY the ELECT are supposedly DRAWN by God with an IRRESISTIBLE grace that guarantees that they will without fail ENTER into the kingdom of God and NEVER LOSE their salvation. And yet the clear plain and simple word of TRUTH teaches us that there will be those that SEEK who shall NOT be able to enter. This verse alone destroys that teaching of Calvinism and Reformed Theology for those who are truly seeking the TRUTH.

Now I want you to read this same account from Matthew 7:13-27 where we see that these who are told to DEPART from Jesus where true believer, because they cast out devils and did many wonderful works of healing in the name of Jesus.

"Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.

15. BEWARE of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.(BEWARE of those FALSE teachers who tell you that you can NEVER LOSE your salvation NO MATTER WHAT)

16. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17. Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19. Every tree that brings NOT forth good fruit is HEWN down, and CAST into the fire.

20. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

21. NOT EVERY ONE every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall ENTER into the kingdom of heaven; BUT he that DOES the WILL of my Father which is in heaven.

22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have WE not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out devils? And in your name done many wonderful works?

23. And then will I profess unto THEM, I never knew you: DEPART from me, you that WORK INIQUITY (or DEPART from me you the COMMIT SIN).

24. Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and DOES THEM, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25. And the rain descended , and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell NOT: for it was founded upon a rock.

26. And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them NOT, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the FALL of it."

Now those who teach Calvinism and Reformed Theology will TRY and argue that these people Jesus will command to DEPART from him in the day of judgment were NOT true born again believers who were cast out and LOST their salvation, because according to Calvinism a true believer can NEVER LOSE their salvation.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ that ONLY believers are given the authority to cast out devils. Think this THROUGH for YOURSELF! First of all, according to Calvinism in the doctrine of total depravity ALL of mankind including the so called elect are so totally depraved that they cannot seek God until they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit FIRST and only the elect will be regenerated and NONE of the elect will ever LOSE their salvation. That mean that SINCE these people hear in Matthew 7:13-27 had to be the ELECT, because they were following Jesus and casting out devils and doing many wonderful works in his name. Remember that a REPROBATE or a person who has NOT been regenerated could NOT do these things.

Also the Bible proves to us that ONLY a true believer can cast out devils in the NAME of Jesus. Please read Acts 19:11-17, which says,

"And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

12. So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

13. THEN certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.

14. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

15. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but WHO are YOU?

16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and over came them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded ."

You see, these Jews where NOT TRUE BORN AGAIN BELIEVER and the devils themselves knew that they were NOT true believers. Therefore the devils did not have to obey the commands of these nonbelievers so the possessed them. The Bible clearly teaches us that ONLY those who truly know Jesus can cast out devils.

So then, the TRUTH of the matter is that these were true born again believers who Jesus will command for them to DEPART from him and be cast out into outer darkness on the day of judgment. In other words, these true born again believers LOST their salvation, because they died while living in SIN. You see, they were true born again believers, who at one time in their life did in fact serve the Lord faithfully and did cast out devils and did do many wonderful works, but THEN they were DECEIVED by the deceitfulness of SIN and fell back into SIN and DIED while living in SIN. This is WHY the word of TRUTH teaches us to STRIVE to enter into the kingdom of God. We must FIGHT the good fight of faith and ENDURE unto the END in order to be granted the RIGHT to eat of the tree of LIFE in the world to come. I cannot implore you enough my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ to read the study "DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED?", which exposes the ERRORS in interpretation and taking verse out of context by those teaching eternal security and once saved always saved.

Getting back on track let us take a look at some verse in the Bible that clearly teach us that WE KEEP OURSELVES in the faith.

Jude 1:17-25.

"But, BELOVED (speaking to true born again Christians), remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

18. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

19. These be they who SEPARATE THEMSELVES (in other words they themselves SEPARATED themselves from God by their OWN FREE WILL), sensual, having not the Spirit.

20. But you, BELOVED (those who remained faithful), building up YOURSELVES on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

21. KEEP YOURSELVES in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

22. And of some have compassion, making a difference:

23. And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

24. Now unto him that is ABLE to KEEP you from FALLING, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25. To the only wise God our Savior, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever . Amen."


This passage of scripture clearly and plainly teaches us that WE as true faithful born again believers BUILD UP our own faith BY praying in the Holy Spirit and thereby WE KEEP OURSELVES in the love of God. In other words, the RESPONSIBILITY is upon US to remain faithful to God.

Now as we stir up the gift that is within us to pray in the Holy Spirit, then the Holy Spirit of Almighty God GIVES to us the utterance or the words that he desires for us to speak, which in turns builds us up and keeps us. So then, it is a JOINT effort between Almighty God and the believer that KEEPS a believer from FALLING AWAY. Please notice that verse 24 says that God is ABLE to keep us from falling, but this does NOT demand that God will without fail keep every single believer from falling. God is ABLE to HEAL every sick person in the entire world, but this does not demand that every sick person will without fail be healed. God is ABLE to SAVE every person in the world, but this does not mean that EVERY sinner will be saved. And the REASON is that God has chosen that salvation be a JOINT effort. In other words, God FIRST did his PART and is now waiting for us to do OUR part so that he can finish his part to bring about the end of our salvation.

God FIRST loved us, as in, ALL of mankind by sending his Son Jesus to die on the cross for not ONLY our sins, but ALSO for the sins of the WHOLE world. Now God is waiting for US to respond to the preaching of the gospel by which we are called to repent of our sins and be baptized in water. Then WHOSOEVER BELIEVES the gospel and repents of their sins, then God can put his Holy Spirit IN the believer to empower him of her to over come the temptations of the enemy. God then leads and guides the believer into all truth AS the believer CONTINUES to respond to the DRAWING of God.

However, IF the believer does NOT respond to the drawing and the leading of the Holy Spirit, then God cannot do anything but wait and continue to nudge and draw the believer. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the YOU are RESPONSIBLE for you OWN spiritual GROWTH. If you fall back into sin, it is of your OWN doing, because YOU have not done YOUR part in KEEPING YOURSELF in the LOVE of God.

Yes God LOVE you and he DESIRES that NONE should perish. But unless you do your part, then their is nothing God can do except continue to draw and nudge you to pray, read his word, and obey the leading of his Holy Spirit. Let us continue reading the verses of scripture that clearly teach us that we must keep ourselves. Please read 1 John 5:13-18, which teaches us that IF we keep ourselves, then that wicked one, called Satan, and the Devil, cannot TOUCH us.

"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, AND that (or so that) you may believe (or more precisely so that you may CONTINUE to BELIEVE) on the name of the Son of God.

14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us:

15. And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

16. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin NOT unto death. There IS a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

17. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin NOT unto death.

18.  We know that whosoever is born of God sins NOT (in other words, our NATURE is NOT to sin. No spirit of a true born again believer desires to sin. There is a FIGHT within us that hate sin and is at war with our flesh that wants us to fulfill the desire of our OLD man); BUT he that is begotten of God KEEPS HIMSELF, and that wicked one touches him NOT."


First of all please notice that the New Testament was written to us so that we can KNOW that we are saved by faith AND so that after knowing we are now accepted of God and placed back in a right relationship with him we may CONTINUE to BELIEVE on the NAME Jesus the Son of God. Some Christians have not been properly taught about the power that they have been given through the NAME of Jesus. Please read the studies called "JESUS THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES" and "THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER".

The next thing that is written the helps us CONTINUE to believe on the NAME of Jesus is that no matter what we ask of God that is according to his will God will not only hear our prayer, but will answer our prayer if we do not waver in our faith. So again we that PRAYING according to God's word helps KEEP us in the love of God.

Then we see that there IS a SIN that IS unto death. There is much controversy among believers as to what this sin might be, but the point is that John is speaking to true born again believers about CONTINUING in their faith and that when we see a BROTHER sin that our prayers can sometimes bring them out of the state of sinning and restore them to the Lord. However, sometimes a brother of a sister is given over to a reprobate mind, because of their OWN choices of continually reject the leading of the Holy Spirit and refusing to repent. John say that there IS a sin unto death and that perhaps time is better spent on praying for another believer who has a better chance of repenting of their sins.

Finally we come to verse 18 where we can clearly and plainly see that it is the believers themselves who KEEP THEMSELVES from sin and by doing so, then their is a hedge of protection that God is now allowed to put around those who keep themselves for sin so that the enemy cannot touch them. This is a whole other study, which I cover in bits and pieces through the many studies that I have written, but at this time I have not yet combined all those pieces into one study. So just know for know that the is a place that a true believer can attain in which the enemy will not come nigh you dwelling place.

Getting back on track, my point is this, the doctrine of PERSEVERANCE of the SAINTS is NOT a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching and therefore should be REJECTED as doctrines of devils.

However, the title of this doctrine is Biblical. What I mean by this is that the Bible does in fact teach us that a believer must PERSEVERE unto the end in order to obtain their reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. But please keep in mind that God does NOT expect us to do this ALONE. Please read Galatians 2:20, which clearly and plainly teaches us that we do not keep ourselves in our OWN strength, but rather we obey God's word and keep his commandment THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit of Almighty God that empower Jesus to live his life without sin.

"I am (or WE as true born again believers are) crucified with Christ: nevertheless(or WE) live; yet NOT I (or NOT WE alone), but Christ (meaning that ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit, the SAME Holy Spirit with which Jesus was anointed to do the will of God) lives in me (or lives is US as true born again believers): and the life which I (or WE) NOW live in the flesh I (or WE) live BY the FAITH of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."


Please read the study called "HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN", and "JESUS THE SON OF MAN", which teaches us that we are called by the word of God to over come the enemy who tempts us to sin just as Jesus was tempted but over came sin in his life THROUGH the Holy Spirit.

In closing I want to remind those of you who may have been taught these doctrines of Calvinism and Reformed Theology that is even ONE point of the acronym T.U.L.I.P was show to be false and not a sound Biblical teaching, then ALL the other four points would also be shown to be false as well, because each doctrine of Calvinism is based or is dependent upon the other points being true. And here in this study The word of Almighty God has shown not only one to be false, but ALL five points to NOT be SOUND BIBLICAL teachings.

So I implore you to come out from under these FALSE teachings of Calvinism and Reformed Theology and let your testimony lead others to be set free from these doctrines of devils.

May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark.

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