Pelagius, Calvin and Heresy

An interesting article on the heretical nature of Pelagius and Calvin. If we rely on Church Councils to determine who a heretic is, there are some facts to be dealt with.

5 thoughts on “Pelagius, Calvin and Heresy”

  1. Excellent! Too much weight is given to the rulings of so-called church counsels, almost as much as is given to Scripture.

  2. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.-John 6:44

    All men are able to come to Christ, that is they have the ability to choose to come. But in light of scripture the only ones who actually do come are the ones whom God draws. So we can say a man has a free-will, in the sense that he can certainly choose to not come, and that is what he shall do, *unless* the Father draws him.

    God bids all to come to Him, but with His elect He does even more than just offer to come to Him, He draws them back to Himself, because they were chosen and known by Him before the foundation of the world. (Romans 8:29)

    Man certainly has a free-will, a very broken one at best, an utterly sinful will in truth, that opposes all that is Holy. Apart from God’s Spirit regenerating our free-will by grace we have a snow ball chance in Hell in choosing to come to Him in our own ability.(Romans 3:9-18)

    So if people want to label me a Calvinist because I believe what God’s word teaches us so be it, but many men taught these same truths before Calvin, even the man Jesus Christ. So I don’t need a counsel to decide for me what God’s word actually says, I am able to read it for myself.

  3. Acts 24:14 – But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.

    Interestingly enough, this is the only use of the word heresy in the entire Bible.

  4. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” — John 6:44, constantly quoted by Calvinists.

    “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” — John 12:32, NEVER quoted by Calvinists.

    Jesus has been lifted up already; therefore he has drawn all men to himself. But obviously that drawing can be resisted. So much for Calvinism. Amen.

  5. Has Jesus drawn all men of the world to Himself if that is what He meant? I would disagree with that conclusion, seeing that several billion people have rejected Him since His death and resurrection. By His saying all “men” does Jesus mean all the men in the world, or all His sheep in the world?

    If it means He would draw all men worldwide to Himself, then He failed, if one believes that to be the meaning of what He said. And if we can’t trust what He said at one point, then can we then trust what He said on all points?

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