Uploaded on Aug 23, 2009
The real truth as to why the Phelps believe the way they do is @3:54. This teaching is referred to as the Five Points of Calvinism, TULIP, distort and blaspheme the true attributes of God, the true nature of man and the Holy Scriptures.
The acrostic TULIP:
T - Total depravity of man.
U - Unconditional election.
L - Limited atonement.
I - Irresistible grace.
P - Perseverance of the saints
Basically, Calvinism teaches that man is totally depraved, and unable to receive salvation. The Calvinist assumes that man has no freewill in his coming to Christ and receiving salvation. Below are some freewill verses.
Calvinism teaches that God, exercising His sovereignty, first elected and decreed certain individuals to salvation in time past. Calvinism teaches that Christ's death was not for all people, but only for the elect. God then extended "irresistible" grace to those He elected. Therefore, man had nothing to do with receiving salvation because God chose to save him and caused him to believe.
There are many strong objections to Calvinism. The main objection to the teaching is that God chose to save some and chose not to save others. This contradicts the biblical teaching that Jesus Christ died and paid the sin debt of all men (1 John 2:2); and that God ". . . will have all men to be saved" (1 Tim. 2:4); and that God's nature is to love, and to seek the best for all men (1 John 4:7-8, 16).
1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1 John 4:7 ¶Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 Corinthians 7:37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but [Hath Power over His Own Will], and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
Ezra 7:13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of [Their Own Freewill] to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
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