The Emperor And The Missing Link
For Calvinism is just religion in its purity. – B.B. Warfield fan boyed out Jean Cauvin.
Dr. Benjamin was right. When you condensed the Gospel by rewriting it into a fiction by man, it became a religion. In the beginning of the Reformation movement, the Bible books were already translated from Hebrew, Greek and Latin into English. There was not a lot of need to form man doctrines and set up a denomination if people would just let the general population the same access to the English translations of the Bible as they had access to the translation of Cauvin’s thesis.
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin’s seminal work of systematic theology. Regarded as one of the most influential works of Protestant theology, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French language in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 and in 1560. The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant creed for those with some previous knowledge of theology and covered a broad range of theological topics.
B.B. Warfield praised Calvinism and made it a prized garnishing for religion. Yet religions are poison to mankind. Many ancient religions of the old civilizations are just paganism. Calvinism is more sophisticated because it claimed to incorporate Jesus Christ for His works to grant a selected and exclusive section of men heaven forever.
That was not what he meant but I am pointing out the corruption of organized religion here. A religion is mostly a rewriting attempt in man’s fancy words of the day, the opinion du jour, that highlights the preferred parts and suppresses the parts that they lacked in understanding of the wisdom of the Most High. Some set up a religion out of demonic apparitions outside of the Bible, such as the man that a certain Moroni visited in America.
In the comparatively short national history of America, old denominations that are older than 224 years spread roots in the Land of the Free. Many Americans are uninformed as well as are blind-sided about these un-Apostolic denominations that came up, meant to be temporary political fixes to the prevalent Roman Catholicism. That fact explains why the new branch of the mother is called Protestantism. They protested the means to attain salvation and heaven but there were also many things that they did not protest against, such as the pagan roots of their holidays. In the European arm of the evolution of the daughter religions in the wake of the partial collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, where totalitarian bishops princes ruled both state and religion, institutionalized “state religions” emerged as a means to the end of breaking up the Holy Roman Empire. The union was dissolved of the grip of Rome on the imperial houses. In the Book of Revelation, we are warned of the harlot riding the beast. The harlot stands for religion while the beast stands for the state. With both together, it is man’s rule of tyranny over the population. It is just that its disguises are varied. When one representation dies down, another few mushroom.
How on earth may a 16th century theologian, any theologian for that matter in any age, write more pages to publish than the pages in the Holy Bible? How on earth did their loyal denomination quote more of their words than the Holy Bible in seminaries?
How was it allowed a competition between the pure words of God (Bible) and the theories of man and scientists?
Here this out.
What is Calvinism, by B.B. Warfield?
The “great Princeton theologian”, Dr. B. B. Warfield, describes it as follows: “Calvinism is evangelism in its pure and only stable expression,and when we say evangelism we say sin and salvation. God to save him, or of opening the way to God to save him. “The Calvinist, in a word, is the man who sees God.”
Many people “see God”. They are called Deists. They are called “spiritual people”. All freemasons are spiritual people. Does it make them Christian? But narrow is the gate that leads to life. Few form a relationship with God through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ and crown Him Lord over his life and all things in his realm. That is where a heart comes into its purity, no religion is required. In fact, a person who walks with God has no room for a singular trace of religion in his life. Who started religions? Nimrod did, in Genesis 11, on the plains of Shinar. It was called Babel.
1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
How did that go?
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
And so it continues to this day in 2019. The religions do not understand each other. The denomination disagree with each other, like in Babel.
Calvinism got all of their statements below wrong.
According to Calvinism: The Father chose a people, the Son died for them, the Holy Spirit makes Christ’s death effective by bringing the elect to faith and repentance, thereby causing them to willingly obey the Gospel.
The corrected statements that are based on the holy bible rather, would flow as follows:
The Father loved Adam and promised to all of Adam’s descendants a day of redemption (Genesis 3). He chose all men and women as seeds of Adam from the foundation of the kosmos, meaning in Greek, where the world has habitation of people. Yet the gate to life is narrow. The Word was begotten His Son and became flesh in incarnation as the Kinsman of Israel as well as for the nations. As Kinsman, He paid for the debt with His own flesh in death. Whoever among the elect of mankind would receive Jesus also received the heirloom of the lost kingdom of Adam on the earth, therefore they shall co-reign with the son of man in the 1,000 millennial reign on earth. The Spirit is part of the equation of salvation in conviction in the individual of sin and mortality, the need to receive righteousness from Christ and the preparation called sanctification upon the rest of the life of the believer.
One big problem in the OSAS world is, evidence of salvation in the exhibits of the allegedly “saved” person is mostly optional. And in that world, neither the person nor his peers care for his own garden, for whether figs and grapes shall prosper, or thistles and thorns taking up all the room and there is no room, again, for the Lord.
Calvinism is a precursor to the last days corruption of AI technology in the image of the beast from Daniel 2, running people’s lives with programs and alphanumerical codes and rules with artificial mnemonics.