The five points of Calvinism came about as a response to those who advocated free will for man and in particular, that ‘a’ free will meant that human beings had a choice to accept or reject a salvation that God supposedly ‘offered’. Essentially what was being said is the same that is being said today: men control their own salvation, there must be a powered-by-human-will process of some type in order for a salvation of the soul to be effected and that God may in some abstract way may have ultimate power, but He would not use it to effect a salvation that was of absolute necessity to men and to God.
Demonic response/distraction: “Men have free will! Men have free will! God wants men to be saved, but He would never, ever, force anything on anyone!”
But there is no free will AND salvation of some men is of absolute necessity to God in that He never –ever– breaks His Word because He IS His Word. He would have to not be Him to lie.
John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Demonic response/distraction: God, Lucifer, Demons and men all have the same speech. There is only one speech in total reality and that speech cannot create anything. New creation going on all the time would violate the free will! Our speech has a certain set of qualities and all those who have that speech share equally in the power of those qualities.
So: God won’t break His Word for the sake of His OWN Being, because He is His Word that is distinct from the speech He confounded at the attempt to build a tower at Babel. God has of His Own free will, the only free will in total reality, sworn on Himself that He would save us. He knew what it meant to make the vow in Himself as Word and did it anyway.
God had made former promises on Himself as Word to principalities in the heavens that was over when He, as Incarnate Word, died on the cross. Having taken such power back to Himself through His Own resurrection, He now Speaks as before through His servants and has said He will save us by His Own power.
Act 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
But the language that God confounded at the attempt to build the Tower, ( that weak shit that said “Let us build”, not “let there be.” ) that can create nothing, pretends through the lie of human free will that God as Word never existed and that only a speech that can create nothing is all the speech there could ever be; that there is only one speech on total reality.
In carrying further their lie of free will and the lie that God as Word does not exist as a separate and distinct speech and to cover over anything that may shed light on their lies, they must deny that Jesus Christ as Incarnate Word of God has been born, suffered at the hands of their speech, who is anti-Christ, was killed, and rose as the Word of God.
What difference would it make to them? God having come as Himself as Word and died completely fulfilled their commission as powers and authorities He had formerly granted them by swearing on Himself as Word. Whatever power or authority they had, He gave to them. Now, by God’s Own witness of Himself as Trinity, He has taken back those powers and the authority over us they held by the very act of death they must deny.
Colossians 2:14,15 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Who wrote the accusations against us in heaven but the liars who pretended man did everything in “free will”? God for a time gave them authority over us, but has now saved us in Himself.
Ephesians 1:18-23 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
But what must the liars say? What must anti-Christ say to pretend he has the same authority he/she was originally given by God. In order to cover over that his own authority is at an end, he/she must deny that Christ/Word of God has come in flesh, a thing God directly says is of the anti-Christ to say:
1John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
God directly says that Jesus was and is the Christ and Word of God and that those truly born of God know this and further know that those who deny Jesus is the Christ are of anti-Christ:
1John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God:..
1John 2:22,23 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
The same Jesus who is the Christ is also the Incarnate Word of God:
John 1:1-17 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
When did John bear witness of Him?
John 1:29-34 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
So: Jesus is the Christ, the Word and Son of God, who has died on the cross, and rose from the dead putting an end to the authority that had wrongfully accused of us of having a free will and therefore being automatically condemned by any transgression of an ideal way to use the “free will” that could be manufactured by them against us as false religion.
How then is one saved without a free will?
By the grace/pro-active love and power of God. By speaking to us after the cross, and to those who lived before the time of the Incarnation of the Word and who looked forward in the faith God pro-actively bestowed on them, as we now look forward in the faith God has pro-actively bestowed on us to the resurrection in the risen Incarnation of the Word/Christ who is Jesus, God has made us new creatures in Him. God speaks as Himself as creating speech, by which all that was made was made. Merely by speaking to us as Himself as Word, that speech separate and distinct from the speech He confounded at the attempt to build the tower at Babel, God makes us new creatures as begotten/born again in Him:
1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Therefore, when the gospel is preached, new creatures in Jesus Christ are made among those who are spoken to. If a large crowd gathers and some of the elect are among them and the Word of God is spoken, new creatures in Jesus Christ are born again. Not all who are spoken to hear the Word of God.
But those whom God calls cannot fail to hear.
Act 17:16-34 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. So Paul departed from among them. Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
An entire city was given up to idolotry, yet in their own minds they were very sophisticated and civilized persons and anything that clashed with notions of free will, their version of civilization and sophistication were nonsense. Out of all those individuals, only a few heard and wanted to hear more of the Word of their personal nativity.
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
1Corinthians 4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
Always in the Scriptures, the power of God is performed through His Word.
What of the five points of Calvinism and those who appose them?
Plainly, when there is no free will, God must act to save us. That men are completely swallowed in a speech that can create nothing, anti-Christ, is the witness of God and the basis of the concept of saving man at all. We are saved OUT OF anti-Christ and INTO Christ Jesus, the Word of God. We have no power to get out of anti-Christ on our own, for now, after the Fall of Man, anti-Christ is the native speech of men, their thoughts and the very speech that God confounded at the attempt to build the tower of Babel. To “be saved” to someone who is deceived they have free will is to be put into a state of having a free will yet having the impossibility of sinning and/or the impossibility of evil repercussions come on them as a result. They certainly have no concept of having a need to be saved OUT OF human speech and into Divine Word. They wish to remain the creature they are and ‘be’ that same creature with its same knowledge and ideas and hopes and aspirations that can exist in the ideological/spiritual limits of itself in perpetuity.
Their notions of salvation are false and their means to achieve that salvation are false and can be no other.
That is the meaning of TOTAL DEPRAVITY.
It is an impossibility with men to know God or how to be saved. God says this directly:
1Corinthians 2:12-16 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Demonic objection/distraction: “We’ve got free will! We’ve got free will! We can know everything we want to know! Even if we don’t and can’t, it’s emotionally healthy to think we do and can!”
It is not the case that man is seen by God as always choosing the worst choice and doing evil when men could have done good. It is that men are IN EVIL and cannot get out on their own. They must be born again in Jesus Christ as new creatures. Men are in a speech/mind that cannot know God and that hates God.
Unconditional Election ..is then mandated. We must be saved by God alone because we are in a state of being that ultimately and completely prevents us from even the certainty that we need salvation from our own state of being and speech in that state of being. We could do nothing then to cause God to ‘choose us’ because we cannot know of such a need nor have the power to persuade God before the fact of the our salvation. God must then do ALL of the choosing and be solely and uniquely involved in all aspects of that choice. Not only is this so given the other things God says about us and our salvation and how that salvation is accomplished, but God directly says that our names were written in His Book of Life before the beginning of the world, ( not at the moment we understood the necessity of being saved after we were saved ) and for that reason we do not worship the anti-Christ or his/her false gods:
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
God plainly speaks of the Book of Life as already written and indeed, of His foreknowledge of whom He would chose for His mercy and love:
Acts_13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Romans_8:29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
God Himself then is plainly the only One who can divide between the good and the evil, those destined for mercy and those destined for the lake of fire as judgment and has repeatedly said He has already done so.
Demonic objection/distraction: “But that’s not fair! Why doesn’t God bow down to man’s free will?! Man has free will! Man has free will!! Predestination violates man free will and thus cannot be true!”
( Perhaps you will have discerned by now that demons lie within the confines of their own common sense and best honesty. They don’t have an honest objection against God. Their best honesty is a lie, yet they always speak as if their lie was a truth so obvious an imbecile would know it and they have an absolute inability to do otherwise. They cannot do exactly what they claim they can do: stop lying and speak the truth.)
Romans 9:11-26 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
Our being chosen by God was then without our input in any way. Thus it is called UNCONDITIONAL Election. No one can even know of the need of their own salvation, as God has already declared, so they can by no means have anything to do with selecting themselves as God’s loved ones or hated ones.
Demonic slander against the elect: “You who are saved just think you are superior. But you are deceived. You are not even saved. The only salvation in God to be had is to chose it for yourself via the free will and the ceremonies we dictate. Without the act of a free will and without our rituals, salvation means nothing. Even God can do nothing without your own permission!”
We were once in human speech, thinking there was no other, tricked and deceived by demonic devices such as “if God tells you to do something and you have no ability to do it, then His word makes no sense!” ..as if God’s Word was the same as demonic speech which can create nothing.
It is the unforgivable sin to equate God as Word with the speech of demons:
Mark 3:21-30 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
To speak in Christ as one standing outside the speech God confounded at the attempt to build the tower at Babel, ( that speech that was confounded being dragon speech/anti-Christ/human speech) is to immediately draw a charge of either insanity or demonic power because of the perfect understanding of the limitations of that non-creating speech that is not God. Any signs then that accompany the Word of God are immediately ascribed to demons by those whose only way of life is to be deceived that only one speech exists in total reality and some inside tricks have been learned to accompany that one speech.
Note that the Word of God says it is the unforgivable sin, yet those who commit are only in danger of eternal damnation, not automatically consigned to it. Because it is the common sense of man to think that miracles are suspect, given their experience of speech and being in non-creating speech, they have no recourse, outside the mercy of God to the contrary to any other than an accusation against God. But even if one has said such things in the past as equate the Word of God and the Holy Spirit of that Word with demonic speech, that one can and will, if chosen by God before the world began, be forgiven expressly because one is changed to a different creature in Christ and is no longer of the flesh, thus escaping the certain judgment. If one is not chosen, one will not hear the Word, will not believe in Christ and will simultaneously think with all their experience, heart and mind that the Christian is deceived and they are themselves spiritual gurus who see and know all truth and as such are damned by their own best honesty; they will remain in the lie and think they are smart.
Thus not only is UNCONDITIONAL election of the elect as objects of mercy proved by the difference between the Word of God and non-creating/anti-Christ/humans speech, but the other side of the sword is proved in UNCONDITIONAL reprobation as the natural state of the damned against their will or knowledge or permission. The wicked think to be cunning with God, but have only burned themselves.
Those who say:
Psalms 12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
…are the leaders of the visible church to this hour and do a false and tiresome evangelism. Day and night they go on about some new trick or twist of speech with which to manipulate someone into supposedly “choosing Jesus” while what they actually do is teach as many as they can deceive to commit the unforgivable sin as default piety to God’s face and from within that sin to pray and ask favors of God, as if God could not hear any petition without that petition being spoken in the speech He confounded at the attempt to build the tower at Babel…as if there was only one speech in total reality and God, man, Lucifer and anti-Christ were all bound by its limitations as being forced to use it to say or do anything. You will never hear any of them speak the true Gospel as delivering you out of human speech and into the Word of God.
Therefore as well, in the difference between the Word of God and anti-Christ/human speech is proved LIMITED atonement: Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world as taking all authority back to Himself who gave it, and as distinguishing between those for whom mercy is their end or damnation is their end. The atonement is applied by God on whomever He wishes, not to all.
2Thesselonians 3:1,2 For the rest, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, even as also with you; and that we may be delivered from bad and evil men, for faith is not the portion of all.
Revelation 21:8 But to the fearful and unbelieving, and sinners , and those who make themselves abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
IRRESISTABLE Grace is proved as well, in that seeing man cannot know of his own need for salvation and cannot get out of his own now-mandated speech of anti-Christ after the Fall of Man, salvation must be done completely and solely as an accomplishment of God to His elect. God alone is capable of accomplishing that grace and it must be unable to be resisted by anti-Christ as both the mind and heart of man. Most demonic objection against the truth of the doctrine of IRRESISTABLE Grace hinges on an appeal to the violence IRRESISTABLE Grace does to the lie of human free will. In reality, the truth of the irresistible character of God’s grace also does away with any notion of demonic power able to stand against God’s grace to a deceived person. The demonic power to deceive is nullifed in Christ in addition to a supposed “free will power” that men supposedly have. ALL that opposes such grace is nullified by the reality of the difference between the Word of God and anti-Christ/human speech. As such the last of the five points of the doctrines of grace are proved as well: Perseverance of the Saints.
Also called “once saved, always saved”, it could also be called “once born again, impossible to be un-born again” or “once delivered out of human speech/anti-Christ, impossible to go back”. The power and character of the perseverance is eternal not because of any power of the saved or lack of it by the damned, but because of the character of the Word of God as eternal, all powerful and as having sworn by Himself that He will save us. The false accusations by demons through the deceived always focus on trying to defend their own lies and as such fail. They go on day and night about men having various motivations to remain saved by a free will that supposedly could focus its limited resources on some idealized behavior, salvation only being one of many. If one is distracted for a moment, one supposedly loses the salvation because the motivation is called into question when a rule is broken and thus needs to be “saved again”. Rather than “once saved always saved due to the power and promise of God” they would have “once saved, always getting saved again by human will power via various religious processes and rituals”.
According to demonic reasoning, you or a neighbor need a child rapist teaching you your best honesty about God. If you don’t believe that, ask a Roman Catholic about reality and how one is saved and gets to heaven. It is expressly a case of “once ritualized, always needing more ritualizing to obtain a salvation in some unspecified future” that the child rapist and those that protect them say will be forthcoming if the “free will” is used precisely and on time..every time.
The truth is that God needs to save His elect because he has sworn to do so and would not be Himself as Word if He broke His Word. But to cover over the distinction between their word of anti-Christ and the real Jesus Christ, they throw the burden of salvation on man as if God really doesn’t care who gets saved or why or how.
Five Points of the Doctrines of Grace:
Perseverance of the Saints
Other points to consider:
It is not the case that identical creatures will be in two different places for eternity –at all, much less that they got to their respective places based on free willed actions. The reality is that new creatures in Jesus Christ ( those in whom the Word of God dwells) will be in heaven and non-new creatures in Jesus Christ ( those in whom anti-Christ/human speech dwells) will be in the lake of fire.
We are saved by hearing the Word of God and are held in salvation by the power of God alone as new creatures in Jesus Christ. A false humility that fails to do the Word of God as allowing evil to prosper is not of Christ.
James 4:16,17 But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil. To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen