I something float by on Facebook and it made me sick. Built only on man’s thoughts, it attacks Christ – not the Christ of Arminianism, but Jesus Christ Himself. A Calvnist blogger I admire, Brian LePort, wrote last week:
Brad Titus has written a short rant against Calvinism on his blog where he identifies Calvinism as a heresy. While I find such a label to be strikingly odd coming from a Oneness Pentecostal it goes without saying that most Arminians would never say such a thing. Equally, I disagree with Calvinist who say Arminianism is a heresy. Once I was an Arminian and I observed the slippery slopes related to Calvinism. Now I am a Calvinist who sees the slippery slopes of Arminianism.
Neither Calvinist nor Arminians, in my opinion, answer some of the important questions about the foreknowledge of God and the salvation of humanity in such a way that it does not leave us asking, “But what about this passage of Scripture?” There are Calvinist who stutter trying to explain away several portions of the Book of Hebrews. There are Arminians who struggle making sense of several parts of Romans 9-11. That is why I think that someone who is dogmatically Calvinist, as well as someone who is dogmatically Arminian, is ignoring the obvious tension of the Scriptures.
Read the rest at the link above. The post which I am referring to which caused me to gagged can be found here:
The Bible warns us that in the last days in which we live there will be many false Christs-those who claim to be Christ but who are imposters. Jesus said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4-5). We who profess to be Christians must take heed. We must be very careful that we are not deceived. Our calling is to trust, love, and follow the true Christ and Him only. We may have nothing to do with the false Christs who are so numerous in our day.
We know about the Christ of the cults and other religions. He is a good man, a prophet, the first creation of God, a great spirit, a divine idea, or even a god himself. But he is not true and eternal God. He receives his existence from another who is greater than he. He is not the Christ of the Bible. We are not deceived by this Christ. He is a false Christ.
We know about the Christ of Roman Catholicism. They profess that He is true God. He suffered and died for the forgiveness of sin. He arose again, ascended into heaven, and is coming again. But he is not a complete Savior. The Christ of the Roman Catholics can not save sinners without their own good works and the intercession of priests. He is not the Christ of the Bible. We are not deceived by this Christ. He is a false Christ.
There is, however, another false Christ who is much more dangerous than the Christ of the cults and the Christ of Roman Catholicism. He has deceived people for many years and he continues to deceive millions. This Christ is so dangerous that, if it were not impossible, he would deceive the very elect (Matt. 24:24). He is the Christ of Arminianism.
This false Christ is extremely dangerous because in many ways he appears to be the True Christ. They say that he is true God, equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. They say that he died on the cross to save sinners. They even say that he saves by his grace alone, without the work of man. This Christ will have nothing to do with the Christ of the cults and the Christ of Roman Catholicism.
But watch out! Be warned! The Christ of Arminianism is not the Christ of the Bible. Do not be fooled!
And it gets much, much worse.