Tuesday, February 23, 2016

James White's heretical hyper-Calvinism

"God, from eternity past, having foreordained all things, joined a certain people to Christ Jesus, so that He might redeem them from their sin and in so doing bring glory to Himself."

It is clear that James White is a hyper-Calvinist that believes God foreordained all things from eternity past, which would also include all the sins man has ever committed. James White believes that all adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like were all foreordained by God in eternity past. 

James White believes that certain people were "joined to Christ" in eternity past before they even existed. That is dumb, you cannot be joined to Christ before you even exist!

James White believes that Christ only died for a certain people, not for everybody. (limited atonement) Very heretical and contrary to all the verses that say Christ died for "all", "every man", "many", and "the whole world". 

James White believes that everyone in hell right now is there because Christ did not give them the ability to believe the gospel and because He did not die for them anyway. Hyper-Calvinism teaches that all sin is a direct creation of God that He foreordained in eternity past. 

Contrary to Calvinism, man has a "freewill" (Lev. 22:18, 22:1, 22:23, 23:38, Numb. 15:3, 29:39, Deut. 12:6, 12:17, 16:10, 23:23, 2 Chr. 31:14, Ezra 1:4, 3:5, 7:13, 7:16, 8:28, Ps. 119:108). The Bible constantly mentions man doing things "willingly" and of his own heart.
Contrary to Calvinism, Christ died for "all", "every man", and the "world" (John 1:9, 1:29, 3:16-17, 4:42, 6:33, 6:51, 8:12, 9:5, 12:32, Rom. 5:12, 5:18, 11:12, 11:15, 2 Cor. 5:14-15, 5:19, 1 John 2:2, 4:14, Col. 1:28, Eph. 3:9, 1 Tim. 2:4, 4:10, Tit. 2:11)

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

The truth is....Calvinist attack the grace of God (Heb. 2:9)....they attack the love of God (John 3:16)....and they attack the power of God, that He cannot get man to do His will without making him do it (like a robot). 

God is so powerful that He has given man a freewill (a Bible term) and still uses man to do His will (Acts 2:23). Yet the Calvinist do not believe that God has that kind of power.

--Eli Caldwell


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