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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Introduction to TULIP 1 of 6

This is the introduction to a six-part collection of articles explaining Calvin’s Reformed theology. The acronym used to describe this theology is known as “TULIP.” Therefore, as an introduction this is article one. Article two will address the “T” in TULIP, article three the “U” in TULIP, article four the “L” in TULIP, article five the “I” in TULIP, and article six the “P” in TULIP. The acronym TULIP is also recognized and referred to as The Five Points of Calvinism: each point being one of the letters in TULIP consecutively. The Five Points of Calvinism, or the terms used for the TULIP acronym if you prefer, are as follows: T stands for total depravity, U for unconditional election, L for limited atonement, I for irresistible grace, and P for perseverance of the saints. The definitions and some of the Scripture references Calvinists use to defend their position are as follows:
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