Why I’m Not a Calvinist

There are an abundance of scriptures and reasons that lead me to reject Calvinism. One of my main reasons is because it clearly ignores Jesus nature towards the lost and the fact that he told us when we see him we have seen the Fathers nature too.

Many others have been written very lengthy and excellent articles on why they cannot accept Calvinism and these can be found online elsewhere. I just wanted to list a few of the more unique ones that may not be considered as often.

1) For me this one is very simple and very powerful. Jesus said repent or perish. Repent means “change mind”. Right there Jesus is clearly implying they can change their mind and not perish. If they cannot change their mind, this would be a form of deception, a lie by Jesus. The offer to repent and avoid disaster was regularly made by God in the Bible. The ruthless Assyrians, who ISIS has been compared to come to mind in Nineveh. Jonah hated the Assyrians because of what they had done to the Jews. He did not want to preach there because he knew that if they did change their mind, God would not destroy them as was the case in the end. Without a verse that specifically states man cannot change his mind and believe, Calvinists claim it is because the Bible says no one is seeking God. They forget:
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Complacency Versus Contentment

Complacency is the counterfeit of contentment. Its very nature is apathy, and therefore does not care about the will of God. Complacency is apathy in motion, which is an oxymoron. Contentment means satisfaction wherever God has placed someone. Those who are content care very much about the will of God. Therefore, their desire is to be directly in the middle of it. It is the place they are the most content. The complacent simply do not care, nor do they have their ears open to hear the Voice of the Lord. As a result, should the Lord call to them they will not hear, much less listen. When He calls them to another place, they will remain where they are. They are in a slumber and need to be woken up. Those who are content, keep their ears open to hear the next move should the Lord call. Again, they want to remain in they center of His will.
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Celebrating Life, A Time of Healing and Thanksgiving part1

Celebrating life! A Time of Healing and Thanksgiving (Part 1)
Janice S Ramkissoon
01st November 2011.

Our family is in mourning. As you read this article, you too may be experiencing grief similar to the various members of my family today. In our circle, some are grieving the loss of loved ones; others are watching their dearly beloved deteriorating. Throughout the month of October there are usually two things on my mind, ‘the death of my maternal grandmother’ in conjunction with ‘cancer awareness’ and as November approaches I think of my maternal grandfather who would have been celebrating his birthday if he was still with us—he died of a heart attack.
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Stumble Not Over Christ

“Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” Luke 7:22-23 NIV

What does it mean not to stumble on account of Christ? I believe this to mean that this is one who does not take offence in Christ.

Why would one take offense in Christ?

Some would do so as they do not totally believe He is who He says He is. They might believe He was a good man, and maybe even a prophet. Yet, they do not believe He is the Son of God, sent to us to save us from our sinful nature and eternal destruction.

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Becoming the Man God Designed You to Be

Young men, I am sure that all of you reading this desire to become good providers. You want to become successful in life. You also desire to be a good example and role model to others, especially your children. Certainly, you want to have positive relationships, especially with your wife.

I am writing to men here because men do not talk much about these issues, and men don’t want to admit that they don’t “have it all together.”

All of us must identify any negative experiences, relational issues, or teachings that are not bringing positive results in life, and in spiritual and emotional maturity. We must identify specific things like anger, low self-esteem, depression, lack of forgiveness, or the inability to develop and maintain functional and positive relationships. One must explore his past to see if any specific things in his church, school, or family upbringing have negatively impacted the present.
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What Everyone Needs to Know about Their Salvation 3 of 3

Ephesians 1:12-14:

“In order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit [earnest payment] guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of his glory” (NIV).

How do we know we are not only saved but safe? How do we know we are not only saved but secure? Because not only are we saved, but we are also sealed. We are saved and safe, saved and secure, because we are saved and sealed.
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