Calvinism’s Foolish Balaams

Calvinism is not a subject I like at all. However, there comes a day when one really just has to face its influences amongst the dear body of Christ, contend with it, and try one’s best to help eradicate it. So, although I have avoided even thinking of this repulsive doctrine for several years, this year I’ve been smacked once again with its evil cloud, and have this time decided to bear up under the nausea it brings me and fight back.

No, God doesn’t need us to defend Him. With one breath of His nostrils, He can slay the proud man, the mocker, the wicked… But He often chooses to use us, for He does say in His Word to raise truth’s banner, proclaim His words without fear, and to warn those headed for destruction. Therefore, with Paul, we should pray that we may “fearlessly make known the gospel” (Eph. 6:19); and with the believers in Acts 4:29, pray, “Lord… enable your servants to speak Your word with great boldness.” We are all to do this wherever and whenever we can. But in doing so, we must be very sure that we are meditating on His Word day and night and are listening closely to His voice of guidance and teaching.

Over the last several years I have found myself contending with all sorts of false doctrines, but the most distressing ones are those which claim to be Christian. –Such as: The Emergents who downplay the inerrancy of Scripture; or those who like to mix New Age and Eastern Mysticism into worship to Christ; or those who like to follow after “prophets”, even if those people are enamored with the craziest things (such as feathers, gold dust, and prophecies that prove false time and again); or those who try to bring us back under the law; or those who think Christians can’t help but daily sin… the list goes on… But I do think that Calvinism bothers me the most of all because it uses Scripture itself to teach a god that is enormously different to the True God as He has clearly and abundantly revealed Himself in His Word. And most distressing, I have realized that it is the seminaries themselves that are mass producing these supposed “experts in the law” that are belching out these heresies.

Sadly, these foolish Balaams are too greedy for power and prestige to listen to their donkeys who may have wiser insight than they. (Num. 22:21-33) Instead, they consider their donkeys unschooled and ignorant, barely capable of hearing and understanding, let alone having anything worthwhile to say. Yet how many donkeys can clearly SEE the danger of the error, while the elite scribes and Pharisees, blind as bats, rant, “How dare you lecture us!” (John 9:34)

Well, again, I warn: The character of Calvinism’s god is not the character which God has revealed to us in His Word, nor is random selection of some to be saved (while others are randomly selected to be eternally tortured) the Biblical way of salvation. God has given ALL humans the gifts of conscience and free will, the ability to choose a right over a wrong, as well as having extended to “the whole world” salvation through repentance and belief in Christ’s atoning sacrifice. Calvinists preach a different way of salvation because they preach a different god –as they listen to the father of lies (John 8:43-47) use God’s Word incorrectly –something he finds to be one of his best tactics in luring into error. (Matt. 4:1-11 & Gen. 3:1-5)

I suggest that anyone bending an ear to Calvinism think on this: Calvinists, because they believe everything has been predestined by God, cannot deny that Calvinism’s logic teaches that GOD Himself (and no other) pulls the puppet string to have one puppet wickedly kill, rape, or torture another puppet. Therefore, the consideration must be taken that it is highly probable that Calvinists are worshiping a demon-god who “masquerades as an angel of light.” (2 Cor. 11:14)

It is something that, especially Pharisees indoctrinated in seminaries, would do well to consider.



~ by smilesback on November 3, 2009.

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