Anti-Calvinism Memes and Links

This is the last half of the post "What's The Best Way To Make People Agree With Your Calvinist Views."  But I put it here in its own post so that it's easier to find.

These are some links to posts which are against Calvinism, the belief that the Bible teaches God has predetermined from the beginning of time who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.  It's no secret from my writing that I strongly disagree with this view.  I believe the Bible clearly teaches that God offers us all salvation, that Jesus's death paid for everyone's sins, and that we have to decide if we will accept Him or reject Him.  And here is some of what others have to say about Calvinism:

(FYI, I haven't read everything in all of these yet and I don't necessarily agree with every point they make, but I needed to link to them before I lost them online.  And for the record, I came to my belief about what the Bible says by reading the Bible, not extra-biblical books or articles.  And after I came to my conclusion that Calvinism is most definitely NOT biblical, I researched online to find others who believe the same thing and their reasons for believing it.  I do not want to be accused of letting another person's writings influence my beliefs.  I stand on the Bible alone!)


Soteriology 101  (If you are going to check out only one, check this one out.  It's written by a former 5-point Calvinist, Leighton Flowers.  He does a great job breaking Calvinism down, calling out its errors, contradictions and illogicalness, and how it misunderstands the Bible and God.)

Hoppers Crossing Christian Church  (Another good site with lots of anti-Calvinism posts)

"Reflections of a Calvinist 'Unelect'" 

"My Journey Into Calvinism" 

"Why I Disagree With All 5 Points Of Calvinism" 

"Is Calvinism Biblical?" 

120 Contradictions from Calvinists

What's Wrong With 5-Point Calvinism?


Why Is Calvinism So Dangerous?  and If Calvinism is true, then God is a liar! and Links To My Anti-Calvinism Posts (my posts)

John Calvin Exposed!  (While this is a little harsh, there's some stuff worth considering and researching more.)

Calvinism: The Horrible Decree  (A look at the kind of leader John Calvin was.  Is this the kind of man we should be getting our theology from!?!)

Three Words That Trip Theologians

Errors of Calvinism  (This person doesn't hold back, says exactly what they're thinking.  Love it.  Cracks me up.  But it can be a little harsh.)

Calvinism: The Greatest God-Sent Delusion of All Time  (Yee-oww!  This is a long read, but it is well-worth it to sit down, take your time, and read thoughtfully.  And he uses a lot of sarcasm, so you have to read carefully to understand what he's really trying to say.)

Calvinism is Antichrist, Doctrines of Devils  (I like this person's bluntness and forthrightness.  And while I agree that Calvinism is unscriptural, I wouldn't go so far as to say all Calvinists are going to hell.  Only God knows our heart and can judge our faith.  I think many general Calvinists are good, godly, well-intentioned people who are just trying to live their faith as best they've been taught by dogmatic Calvinist preachers, but they are not aware that they are being force-fed a false view of the Gospel.  They don't know to question it.  They're faith in Jesus is solid and real, but they haven't thought too deeply about the nonsense they've been told is "truth" or the implications of a Calvinist God.  Because if they did, they would be horrified.)

Favourite Excuses Used by Calvinists to Defend any Indefensible Doctrine  (A look at Calvinist tactics to defend or push their Calvinism.  Look up links to other anti-Calvinism posts on their blog, such as Calvinists Deny God His Full Sovereignty and Calvinism Is Incompatible with Biblical Doctrine and Calvinisms.)


These are particularly about John Calvin's idea that God tricks some unelected people into thinking they are elected so that He can punish them in hell even more:  Beyond Calvinism: On Assurance Of Salvation And Calvin's "Evanescent Grace"  and Assurance Of Salvation And "Evanescent Grace" (This is a Catholic website, I believe.  And I don't agree with much of their theology/practices, but I am looking only at this post, at this issue of "evanescent grace.").




Here's a PDF file of hundreds of pages against Calvinism, which includes "My Journey Into Calvinism."


And here are some quotes directly from Calvin, so you can see for yourself what he teaches: John Calvin Quotes - The Calvinism of John Calvin: Are Calvinists REALLY "Calvinists"?  I agree with this person that most Calvinists probably haven't really studied what Calvinism teaches.  And if they did, they probably wouldn't be so quick to call themselves "Calvinists."  (I believe God allows sin and uses our self-chosen sin for His purposes, but He doesn't cause it.)  And notice the interesting contradiction in the 7th quote down, starting with "How few are there who ..."  In this, John Calvin stresses the point that there is no free-will, that we err to think we can have any thoughts or will of our own, and that the idea of free-will should be abolished.  BUT THEN, he goes on to say that he is unwilling to use the term himself, and that others should agree with him.  AS IF he and others can be willing or unwilling to do anything on their own - something he forcefully denies, but then claims he does.  Ha-ha-ha!  How contradictory!  And he also alludes to the idea that it's best for us to get truth from "lengthened discourse."  I am guessing he means such as from his 1000+ pages of Institutes of the Christian Religion?  (Whereas the New Testament is about 300 pages long, and the book of John, which pretty much lays out the Gospel, is a fraction of that.  I guess God's just too simple-minded to intelligently expound on Scripture like John Calvin did.  Good thing Calvin eventually came along to help God say what He wanted to say but couldn't!)  Sometimes, using too many words is a clue that you are elevating your own intelligence over God's simple truths, and that you are complicating truth and trying to twist it into something it doesn't say!  Trying to shove square pegs in round holes takes a lot of effort!    





MY RESEARCH:
Here is my own research/opinions on this issue, the posts about it on this blog.  Or you can click on the "predestination" label to find them, or start with this post and follow the links at the bottom through the predestination series.  (There are more, newer links in this post: Links to My Anti-Calvinism Posts.)  

[But before you read, I would challenge any strong Calvinists to do what I did when I was researching this issue: Ask yourself if you really want to know the truth, even if it means finding out you've been wrong all this time.  Take the time to really consider if you are willing to find out you might be wrong, or if there's any pride in you that would prevent you from letting God open your eyes to the truth.  

If you are not willing to find out you might be wrong - if you are bristling at this idea and already coming up with all sorts of arguments to "prove" you are right - then there's no point in reading anything I write because you are already set in your views and your pride.  But if you are willing to see the truth whatever the cost, then ask God in prayer to open your eyes to His truth, even if it means showing you that you are wrong.

It's amazing how much sense Scripture makes and how consistent the Bible is and how consistent God's character is when you get rid of Calvinism and predestination.]

Here are my posts on this issue, in order:































And these are the four really big posts that I got all of the above posts from:










Some satire (I love this site):
Calvinist Researchers Complete Development Of Elect Detector

Calvinist Health Insurance Company Declares All Conditions Pre-Existing

Calvinist Church Adds Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" To Worship Rotation

Calvinist Comes Forward During Altar Call To Correct Pastor's Theology

Calvinist Dog Corrects Owner: "No One Is A Good Boy"

Calvinist Utterly Paralyzed By Number Of Choices on Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine

Calvinist Hymnal Released

Local Calvinist Suspicious Of Any Sermon Mentioning God's Love

Unconfirmed: Calvinist Laughs At Joke

San Diego Zoo Opens Cage-Stage Calvinist Exhibit To Public

FDA Approves Ritalin To Treat Hyper-Calvinism

Santa Claus Converts To Calvinism, Moves Everybody To Naughty List

Man Casually Mentions He "Chose Jesus," Calvinist Pops Out Of Nowhere To Argue With Him

Local Calvinist's Sense Of Superiority Visible From Space

New Calvinist "Choose You Own Adventure Book" Lets You Choose From One Possible Ending




And for Fun.  Here are some anti-Calvinism memes that made me giggle.  (I always provide links instead of embedding other people's things into my posts because embedding them is when you start running into copyright issues, from what I understand.  So linking is safer.  I will repost these in smaller lists later on the blog.):

That Face You Make ...

... Everything That Happens ...

Calvinist Jesus ...

That Face You Make... Lost Souls

How Dare You ...

You Say ....

Injustice ...

... No Free Will ...

... Says One Thing ...

I'm Sorry, Sally ...

... Nineveh ...

... "Elect" ... 

... Makes Perfect Sense ... 

... Stop Hitting Yourself ...



Confused Calvinist... 

... Beam Me Up, Scotty... 

...What Shall I Do... 

Which Word ... 

I Came Not ... 

Calvinist "Free Will"

John Calvin ... You Don't Agree... 

I'm a Calvinist ...

(I can't stop.  These are just too fun!)

All you need to do ... 

5 Points of Calvinism ... 

When The Bible Says ... 

Sorry Man ... 

Early Christians ...

Yes, The Bible Teaches Calvinism ...

Calvinists Say "Sovereignty" ...

... The Prodigal Son...

Calvinist (a noun) ...

Mind Blown

... Certain About Everything...

Gospel vs Calvinism

Infant Damnation ...

Calvinism: Because ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem ...

Calvin ... Finney ...

May The Odds ...

Finding Calvinism In The Bible

Calvinism

Peter Was Not A Calvinist

The Gospel According To Calvinism

(I'm doing this for my own amusement.  You don't have to keep reading them.)

But I Don't Wanna ... 

So You Say ...

Calvinist Preachers Be Like ...





Calvinist preacher

Me, waiting ...


If God causes everything ...

Can't find "can't"...

Umm ... Yeah ... Uhh

Where Calvinism is in the Bible

... But doesn't that bring us right back ...

... "It's what the Bible says"

That feeling you get ...

The look I give my spouse ...

"Dead People"

Trying To Sound Logical

A Calvinist's John 3:16

Jesus loves me ...

Or how about this Calvinist version?

Tell me again ...

The bookcase

So you're a Calvinist?

Only if you're elected ...

Researching John Calvin

Snap Out Of It

The Pro-Calvinism Meme

Absolutely Sure ...

Calvinist Lunatic

Okay, I admit it ... the ones from "But I don't wanna..." to "When it turns ugly" are my own.  They're just so much fun to make.  Like I said, I'm doing this for my own amusement (and to blow off a little steam)!

If you want people ...


Another Predestination Sermon

It's called "Calvinism"

Lucky Dude

"All" Means "Some"


God "In Control"

"Total depravity" (AKA "Total Inability")


First I'll tell them ...

How you feel when ...

Special code



"Total Inability"

But guess what?

And so I said ...

I told you ...

WRONG!

Santa Claus

Hard To Swallow Pills

The Pie Chart - Theological Influences

The Pie Chart - Calvinist Theology

Calvinist theology - dead men

A Calvinist's Amazing Grace

What if ...?

I Tell You This Every Time ...

Definitely "elected"

How do we get them to believe ...

Where do you get your theology from?

You're right, Calvinist

"Sovereignty" ...

A Calvinist Song "Jesus loves ..."

God causes everything, right?

Hmm!?!

Yep, Makes Perfect Sense!

Scroll Of Truth

How Calvinism Was Created and Two Calvinists Talking...  (Yeah, yeah ... I know ... they're childish and mean.  But I couldn't help it.  They basically wrote themselves.  If it makes you happy, you can choose to substitute "Free-Will" in there for Calvinism.)

When it turns ugly

(Ahh, I crack myself up!  And there's more memes at "More Anti-Calvinism Memes.  Just for fun!")




It's comforting to know I'm not the only one who sees things the way I do, who believes that when Jesus said He died for all, He means He died for all.  Calvinists can be so forceful and vocal and manipulative and condescending that you can begin to feel like there's something wrong with you - like you're a "bad Christian," a "stupid Christian" - for not agreeing with them.  But take heart!  You're not alone.  I'll be bad and stupid with you!  :) 

And keep digging for the Truth of what the Bible says.  When you finally do understand what it really says, it all makes sense.  Unlike predestination.

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