posted by Bruce Bauer
In his 1986 book, Inside The Tulip Controversy: Calvinism Rebuked and Revisited, author Kent Kelly lays out a convincing argument for the blatant hypocrisy of Calvinism (on page 59) in that, although Calvinists pride themselves on believing in and boldly declaring an “all-sovereign God” [a term that is not even found in the King James Bible, although the concepts of God's being all-knowing and all-powerful are certainly declared], Calvinist theology itself inherently and duplicitously DENIES the sovereignty of God that they so vociferously proclaim. Kelly explains:
“Rather than magnifying the sovereignty of God, the Calvinist denigrates His sovereignty. A sovereign God has the power to overcome total depravity [a Calvinist term shown by the "T" of their favorite acronym "TULIP"] and provide an opportunity for rational choice if He wills to do so. The Calvinist denies Him that sovereignty. A sovereign God could provide an atonement that is legitimately available to every sinner. The Calvinist would deny Him that sovereignty. A sovereign God can desire the salvation of every sinner and see that desire unfulfilled, for His own reasons, without being a failure. The Calvinist would deny Him that sovereignty.”
Kelly goes on to describe (p. 59) the false, unloving, mean-spirited god of Calvinist invention:
“The sovereign god of the Calvinist planned in a past eternity that billions of men, women, and children would be tormented in the Lake of Fire forever. he had no desire that any of them would be saved. This god was well aware that because of the sin nature received at conception, they could do nothing but become Hell-deserving sinners by the very fact of their existence. This same god said that the basis for their condemnation would be a failure to believe in the Saviour and His atoning work. But this god provided no Saviour for them, and no atonement was made available in which they could believe. he sent forth people into all the world to command these billions of men, women, and children to believe in a Saviour who was not their Saviour. he commanded them to repent knowing that he had personally selected them to burn in Hell before they ever received their sin nature. This god of the Calvinist created billions of vessels of wrath fitted for destruction—commanded them to do what he had willed them to be unable to do—then sent them to Hell for not doing it. If this is your god, you have my sympathy.”
Kelly delineates above the dark dark side of Calvinism!
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