My late pastor, Bro Bobby Roberson used to always say, “What you say should not hurt me, because I’m supposed to be dead to self, and you can’t hurt something that’s dead.”
It is hard for me to understand that there was a day in which slaves lived in great subjection to their masters. Many masters, choosing the ways of dictatorship and cruelty. Listen in on how Sarah Ashley age 93, described her life in real slavery.
Don’t you just love to lose? No, really. Don’t you just love to exude all your energy into a DIY project and have it turn out to be an absolute waste of time? Or how about writing an exhaustive research paper only to have your computer shut down before you could hit Save? NOT. AT. ALL.
What if someone else had to write your resume? Who would you pick to write it? What if I told you I was going to have a stranger write yours? Secretly, someone would watch you for a week, a month, a year; then based on what they saw, THEY would write your resume. How would you like that?
Carefully, he stares at the man before him. With a look of disappointment and disdain, he studies this all too familiar subject. That face. I know I’ve seen it before. But where? I feel as though I’ve always known him, and yet there is a great distortion. There is something I cannot place, but I beg of God to know.
In this final article, I will relate some reasons why I believe that Calvinism’s TULIP doctrine is NOT supported in scripture. Let me again list the Five Points as defined by Calvinism:
A preacher once jokingly said that he was going to write a book and entitle it The Top 10 Most Humble Men in the World, and How I Trained the Other Nine. Later he said he would write a sequel How I Obtained Humility. I think that’s hilarious, don’t you? Unfortunately, this kind of false humility is very much a reality in the lives of Christian men everywhere
In my first article, I discussed the definitions of the Five Points of Calvinism in the acronym “TULIP.” I shared with you that as I journeyed down the path of this religious philosophy, the Holy Spirit began to convict my heart toward the truth and away from the error of Calvinism. The following are some examples of what the Lord revealed to me and used to raise questions within me.
It should be no surprise that the world around us is contrary in every aspect to the things of God. What God seeks to establish in the heart of man, the lost world opposes with the highest disdain and what the world esteems in the flesh, God sees as an abomination in light of His Spirit.
Calvinism is one of the more controversial religious philosophies of our time. It has been debated more than any other religious topic since the Reformation. And now, after infecting all the various Protestant denominations, Calvinism is creeping into independent, fundamental, KJV only, Bible-believing churches. This is of grave concern to me.