Bible clearly teach that believers CAN Choose to depart from faith.
John Calvin and his blind followers accused that God only loves and saves the elected elites and never bought the reprobates.
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Jesus has bought them, yet they still deny, reject, *resist* God’s grace and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Comparing God’s nature and moral aspect of the followers from atheism, muslim, calvinism to biblical God.
The true God’s nature and how it affect moral of their followers.
Does God love only the elected elites or everyone?
Does God the author of all lies and sins?
Is salvation available only for elected elites or for everyone?
Was hell created for human?
Facts from out of 19 verses about election from the greek word Eklegomai (g1586) or 23 verses from Eklektos (g1588)
- There is not even one single verse tell us directly or indirectly or even have any indication at all that the election is unconditional
- There is not even one single verse tell us directly or indirectly or even have any indication at all that the election is permanent and can not fell away
- There are many clear warning on rejection (g114) and apostasy (g868)
- Jesus elect 12 apostles, including Judas
- Judas is elected directly by Christ
- Judas fell away from the true faith
- Christ is the only one truely elected by God
- Election is conditional, elected in Christ
- All of us elected if and only if we are in Christ
- We stay elected, preserved, if and only if we stay in Christ
Mindmap is available for download at
- http://apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=11&article=5209&topic=354 (Video)
Psalms 138:2 … for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Baptists believe in the ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY of the Word of God.
We believe the Bible is supernaturally given (II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13), providentially preserved (Psalm 12:6-7; Psalm 119:89,160), and powerfully effective (Hebrews 4:12).
Baptists ascribe no such authority to the traditions, canons, creeds, historical writings, scholarship, or experiences of Christendom.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.