Has God really said?

As a follow up to yesterdays post, I would like to keep discussing God’s love for mankind and the dangers of heresy in the church that would unwittingly pervert the gospel we have received.

Our adversary, the devil, could not keep Christ from becoming our savior.  Christ has died to take away the sins of the world and there is nothing that can be done about.  But this doesn’t keep him from spreading lies about what Christ has done and what it means for mankind.

There is a man of history who has bought into a lie from Satan concerning the love of God and the sacrifice He has made for mankind.  Calvin bought into the lie that Christ did not die for every man.  Somehow he had persuaded himself, like Eve in the garden, that God’s word doesn’t really mean what it says.  The phrase is the same, “Did God really say.”

The teaching of this man Calvin has grown into a doctrine unto itself.  There are vast number of professing bible believers who not only follow this doctrine of Calvin, they malign those of us who do not.  They accuse us who believe God so loved the whole world that, He died for the whole world and offers the whole world salvation as being ignorant of God’s word.

Satan in his lust to pervert God’s grace toward us has actually gotten a large part of believers to believe that Christ did not die for those who will never enter the kingdom of heaved.  They say Christ only died for those who will accept Him.  The Calvinist mumbles and jumbles and twist scripture to say what it does not.  So again the question is, has God really said?

Calvinism teaches that God’s grace is only for the elect and not the non-saved.  They would say that the unsaved has God’s mercy, as in the fact He hasn’t judge them yet and He lets it rain on the just an unjust alike.  But His grace is reserved solely for those who will come to a saving knowledge of Christ.  But has God really said that?

No He hasn’t.  The Holy Spirit has said to us that the grace of God is extended to everyman through Christ.  For Christ has tasted death for every man.  Not some, not elect, but every man.  So again, what has God really said?

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.[1]

The question for the Calvinist is, will you keep saying to yourself, has God really said and believe a lie straight from the father of lies?  Or will you embrace the gospel message that is presented by the Holy Spirit to us in scripture. Will you let God be God and give us His gospel message or will you now tell us that the word “every man” does not mean every man.  Just like the word “world” doesn’t mean world or the word “whoever” doesn’t mean whoever?  Will you always be stiff necked and say in your hearts, has God really said?

To those of you who love the Lord and His word and are seeing the lies of Calvinism in light of scripture, the Holy Spirit is calling you out of that religion of man.  Depart from this doctrine of man unto the life giving gospel message of the Holy Spirit that wishes to witness this to you on your heart of flesh.

If you are a Calvinist and the Holy Spirit is revealing His word to you, let those of us who follow this web sight know, so you can be encouraged and prayed for by these fellow believers in the true grace of God.  If you have questions in your search for the truth of scripture, ask, so readers of this blog can help you to come to a better understanding of God’s word.  Let you light then so shine that you too can minister to those who come out of her.  As it is written, come out of her my people.

[1] Hebrews 2:9

The gospel of you know that you know that you know?

In my desire to help people to know what our word of God says so they can know with more certainty what our gospel says, I have observed a common theme.  This theme is you know that you know that you know and this is good enough.  Basically they advocate scripture is just to complex to know and that God doesn’t want us to understand everything anyway.  They are content not to understand scripture, even if it leaves them with a conflicted gospel because of the Compete Word of God syndrome found in Armin and Calvin.

But I have to ask if you know that you know that you know is really good enough?  After all Mormons who trust Jesus as their savior know that they know that they know.  So do the Jehovah Witnesses who trust Jesus as their savior.  So if the gospel of you know that you know that you know is good enough, why not end up in a Mormon church with those who know that they know to worship or any other claim to Christ faith?  That is if the gospel you know that you know that you know is any gospel at all.

Why not because it is more than just knowing that you know, it is about doctrine.  Those who say this acknowledge by their actions knowing that you know is not good enough.  They draw the line on doctrinal issues and don’t worship with others who know that they know too.

But what is really at the heart of the issue?  The people of God are not willing to take the time to study and pray to receive a clearer understanding of God’s word.  I believe Paul would be greatly disappointed with this mindset in God’s people.  After all he is the one who in scripture prays for the spirit of understanding for the saints.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,[1]

Paul fully anticipates believers to do something with the deposit of the Holy Spirit we boast we have.  He fully expects us to listen to the Holy Spirit to instruct in God’s word.  We must remember Paul and those others did not have a Compete Word of God, they had the Complete Word of God.  So why would a believer, who boast of the Holy Spirit, reject the very clarity the Holy Spirit can bring to scripture?

Paul is not alone in his expectation of the Holy Spirit teaching us.  I have to believe what John wrote to the early church, he would write to us today.  Both men of God expect the believer to have the relationship, we all brag we have, and have the Holy Spirit teach us.  The question for the believer is this, why is not the Holy Spirit teaching you things if the anointing you received is not counterfeit?  Why settle for the gospel of you know that you know to gloss over the Compete Word of God?

As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in him.[2]

Why wait for some man, even myself, to explain something to you.  Let the Holy Spirit teach you.  Be aware that you will be ridiculed by the church for taking this position.  I have.

Because I actually believe this scripture, I was told it was the “epitomy of arrogance“,  (August 8th comment) that I actually believe the Holy Spirit teaches me His word.  But I believe my anointing is real.  I thought that used to be called faith?

However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him“–but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.  We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.[3]

I am sorry to all those I offend, but my God has told me in scripture that I can know all things because the Spirit who is my anointing searches all things, even the deep things of God.  If I have the Spirit of God in me then why be surprised that I believe I can have the Complete Word of God.  Why would any of us who lets the Holy Spirit teach us in His word expect anything less?  Instead we are expected to learn from men and not the Holy Spirit. 

So what is it for you believer, do you know that you know to gloss over the Compete Word of God or do you know that you know that you know because the Holy Spirit has taught you the Complete Word of God?

[1] Ephesians 1:17-18

[2] 1John 2:27

[3] 1 Corinthians 2:9-12