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Anti-Calvinism Memes Are So Much Fun To Make

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  (All memes made with   IMGFLIP )   When it turns ugly! Yes, I know they're a little childish.  But I'm having fun making them anyway.  It's my way of venting some of the frustration of leaving our church because of Calvinism and of not being able to talk to anyone at church about it because no one else - except one other family - seems to care.  And so, yes, I'm allowing myself to be a little childish now and then, for my own amusement. Or was I "predestined" to be a little childish?  ;)

Is The ESV (English Standard Version) a Calvinist Bible?

Just in case anyone missed this post (the longer title made it easy to miss the "ESV" part) ... "A Random Verse That Destroys Calvinism (And "Is The ESV a Calvinist Bible?") In this post, I write about a bunch of verses that I believe were intentionally translated to be more Calvinistic.  And I share about why the translators of this Bible version would do that.

Things My Calvinist Pastor Said #15: No Altar Calls, And Replacing "Believe" With "Repent"

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(This "Things My Calvinist Pastor Said" series is a breakdown on this much longer post:  "We Left Our Church Because of Calvinism,"  which was written last year but updated July 2020.  They are almost exact quotes.  All memes were created with  imgflip .) 15.    Our pastor never does altar calls and never asks people if they want to ask Jesus in their heart or choose Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Instead, Calvinists emphasize the need to "repent."             As I mentioned in the last point, w ith Calvinism in general, there are no altar calls, no "Do you want to ask Jesus into your heart, to choose Him as your Lord and Savior?"                They say it's because they don't want people thinking they're saved just because they "walked the aisle" or "prayed a prayer."  But I know it's because they don't want people thinking they have a choice.  Because that would contradict their whole idea of ele

The Liberal's Reaction to Election Fraud (and some encouraging Bible verses)

  To me, this video clip neatly sums up the reaction of liberal politicians and the liberal media to the possible election fraud this year (the accidents represent the fraud and the guy at the end represents the liberals): Nothing to see here, move along ( Click here  for a picture meme) And in my Bible reading today, I found a great prayer for America during these uncertain times: "Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, 'Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty.  Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army.  O Lord, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.'"   ( 2 Chronicles 14:11 ) And then just a few verses later we are reminded of this truth, the key to getting the Lord's help:  "The Lord is with you when you are with him.  If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you."  ( 2 Chronicles 15:2 ) Sobering words!

The Calvinist's Big Ugly "But"

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(Most of this is taken from   this post .)   If you listen to Calvinists closely, you'll notice that when it comes to every easily-understood Bible verse, they say  "Yes ... but ..."  And these are BIG buts:              "Yes, the Bible says God loves people ... but He meant all  kinds  of people, not all individual people." "Yes, the Bible says God loves the world ... but 'world' means 'cosmos.'"   (My Calvi-pastor used that pathetic one!)              "Yes, God loves all men ... but He has  two different  kinds of love, a save-your-soul one for the elect and a give-you-food-and-sunshine one for the non-elect."              "Yes, the Bible says God calls to all people ... but He has  two different  kinds of calls, one for the elect that they  have to  respond to and and one for the non-elect that they can  never  respond to."              "Yes, God tells us to seek Him, to repent ... but He didn't mean we