Christ did not believe in Calvinism
If Calvinism was only about believing in Eternal Security it would not be a serious problem, but when it is preached that God predetermines what particular person would be saved, pays only for his sins, gives him the faith to believe, and then guaranteed that he will automatically mature in the Lord and persevere in the faith until death; then it is a wicked teaching from beginning to end. It is a complete mutilation of the Word of God by causing the love of God to be limited, the blood of Christ to be limited, the payment to be limited, and the offer of Eternal Life to be limited. This hemorrhaging has drained the churches of their life and power. When under the guise of intellectual superiority, they have severed the truth of the gospel from its life giving power to save.
CALVINISM IS DESTROYED BY A PARABLE
Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold
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The following simple acrostic (TULIP) is the classic reformed five-point Calvinist viewpoint.
U stands for.......... Unconditional election We don’t believe this
L stands for.......... Limited atonement We don’t believe this
I stands for........... Irresistible grace and We don’t believe this
P stands for the..... Perseverance of the saints We don’t believe this
TEXT: Mat 13:3-9
Was the soil predetermined by God? No!, the soil (stony, thorny, or good) is determined by the belief of EVIDENCE revealed (light-truth-creation-God).
John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Luke_12:48 ...For unto whomsoever much is given, (the greater the LIGHT) of him shall be much required: (the greater the responsibility) and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Matt 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Matt 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to KNOW the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. (WHY? WHY? WHY? IT’S NOT FAIR)
Matt 13:12 For whosoever hath, (LIGHT) to him shall be given, (more LIGHT) and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, (rejects LIGHT) from him shall be taken away even that he hath. (LIGHT or EVIDENCE to believe)
Mark 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, (wants to KNOW) let him hear.
Mark 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear (UNDERSTANDS what you KNOW) shall more be given. (more truth-light)
The Purpose of the Parable: To give light to those who want to know truth (receive light).
Matt 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Matt 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
The Parable is Explained:
Matt 13:18-23 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
JESUS DESTROYS THE TEACHING OF CALVINISM
Matt 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. (The choice to not hear or see was their choice, not God’s)
Matt 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: Matt 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. (It was the will of God to save them, the good seed was sown to them, they chose not to believe).
FOUR TYPES OF SOIL1. The birds (Devil) gets the seed before the person understands and accepts it as truth because of their own previous rejection of light. “…lest they should believe and be saved.” (LOST) (Luke 8:12)
2. Three soils that receive the seeds as truth: (BELIEVE AND SAVED)
a. Stony ground “They on the rock …receive the word … for a while believe,” (Luke 8:13)
b. Seeds among the thorns “…which fell among thorns…bring no fruit to perfection.” (Luke 8:14)
c. Seeds that fall on good grounds “…heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit” (Luke 8:15)
The Parable as Applied to sound Doctrine:
1. The seed was to be cast to everyone (The results reveals the condition of their minds)
a. The first did not understand (seeds by the wayside-no desire-don’t care)
b. The second understood and received it immediately with Joy, but was easily offended because he had no roots (did not grow to maturity- remains as “Babe” in Christ).
c. The third understood and received it but had no fruit because he was entangled with the cares of this world. The weeds (deceitfulness of riches) choked the word.
d. The fourth heareth the word, and understandeth it; and also beareth fruit,
2. Choices were made by the people –not God
Each of the last three (c., b., and d.,) received the Word, believed the Word, and were saved.
Each person determines his own type of soil.
The sower did not predetermine the soil (person) to believe
Not all believers will mature in the Lord (some will remain babes in Christ)
Not all believers will be faithful (Many will be offended to serve the Lord)
Not all believers will persevere in the faith ( Many will be caught up in the things of the world).
Not all believers will be fruitful.
T stands for the....Total depravity of man……Man May Choose To Hear, See, & Believe
U stands for..........Unconditional election……Anyone May Choses To Believe
L stands for..........Limited atonement………..The Seed Was Sown To All Soils
I stands for...........Irresistible grace and……...All Could Have, But Many Chose Not To
P stands for the.....Perseverance of the saints...Many Did Not Reach Maturity Or
Persevere In The Faith