John UK wrote: Because the Holy Ghost leads Christ's People into truth, and truth is found in the BIBLE only. This Bible (Authorised Version) tells me (thus Christ tells me) never to follow a man, nor to take a man's name as a label. I wish that all 'Calvinists' would repent of this crime, and be more biblical. They claim 'sola scriptura' but in deeds they do not follow the scriptures on a multitude of things.
To make this statement about quote "the Calvinist" you must have judged the said person and all who would relate to the Biblical Doctrines of Grace, as unChristian and even ignorant of doctrine. It is rather churlish of you to suggest that we follow a person and you are clearly a liar on this particular derogatory remark. Also I might add you are ignorant, of the devout conviction, of millions of people who are happy and theologically convinced, to stand with John Calvin and Augustine in their correct reading of Scripture.
If you were to debate Scripture and exposition, then perhaps this discussion might have meaning. But instead you have got a bee in your bonnet about the term "Calvinist" and are offending people because of it.
Therefore I have no wish to continue with your spiteful display of discrimination.
John UK wrote: So if you would like to point out where I sat in judgment, and repudiated the doctrines of, the reformed churches, you had better tell me rather quick, eh?
Now let me get this straight. You want me to reread your posts below - so that I can tell you what you said??? And presumably we are then to proceed in an orderly direction to placate your judgment of my posts???
Why don't you reread your posts to perceive where we differ, vis a vis the Reformed Doctrines of Grace which Calvinism stands on.
Just to help you in your comprehension of the state of play at this juncture. YOU stated..... 1] "Yet I am not a Calvinist, nor will I ever be a Calvinist. " 2] "WHY NOT? Because the Holy Ghost leads Christ's People into truth, and truth is found in the BIBLE only." 3] "I wish that all 'Calvinists' would repent of this crime, and be more biblical." 4] "There are no Calvinists in heaven"
Now "Calvinism" and "Reformed" are synonymous, - you did realise that didn't you John? (Being genuine - not a criticism)
John UK wrote: The reformed churches have access to immense quantities of 'good reformed literature' and yet they remain generally COLD AND INDIFFERENT to the dying world around them.
It is a very interesting historic fact that the Reformed Church have always been on the opposite side of the doctrinal debate to ...... 1. Roman Catholics 2. Arminians 3. Free willers 4. Liberals 5. JW's and this ilk
The common factor of these five religions is the Roman Catholic Dogma of salvation by works, ie human effort cooperating with God, otherwise God cannot save.
Whereas the Biblical Doctrines of Grace teach the Truth that 1. The sinner cannot overcome the domain of sin without God's help. John 6:44. 2. There is no requirements to being chosen by God for salvation other than the merits of our Crucified Christ. 3. Jesus died for His own flock. John 10:15. 4. By Grace, God enables the elect to be brought to Christ without Satan and sin preventing them. Eph 2:5,8,9. 2Tim 1:9. 5. God by His grace ensures that what He has begun will be completed unto salvation. Phil 1:6.
These of course are the 5 Bible points which are known by T.U.L.I.P.
Sadly, there are other ways taught by other denominations as I have referred to above.