Non-Denomination Christian with an opinion.  I write my own commentary, not relying on others.  I am a Berean at heart.

In a denomination, someone else already decided for you what you are to believe.  How do they believe?  They search the commentaries daily, to see if the Bible is right (Note my sarcasm, please).

In a non-denomination, as Fox News states, the preacher reports, we decide.  How do we decide?  We search the scripture daily, to see if what we are being taught from the pulpit is true, or false.

I seek out controversies, on purpose.  It all began when I was being proselytized by a Jehovah’s Witness.  I wanted to know why they believe what they believe, not to be one, but to see what makes them tick.  Later, I began looking into the belief system of the 7th Day Adventists, and like churches that are legalistic.  Then it was the Iglesia Ni Cristo, a Filipino church that believes that Jesus is not God.  The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that, so I already had their talking points in mind as I studied them out.  There is many more that I have studied out.  Studying takes time, so I do not speak “off the cuff” about topics.  I am not a novice at this.

My latest kick, which has lasted a little over a year now, is in regards to the Calvinist belief system.  A system of what is known as “Reformers”, all because they didn’t like being Catholic.  And yet, in the end, they are more Catholic than the Catholics, as both subscribe to the teachings of Augustine.  Interesting (Note my sarcasm, please).

You know, when I was a kid, my mom used to threaten me with, “If you don’t straighten up, I am going to send you to REFORM school.”

Little did I know, she was threatening me with Calvinism.

All humor aside, Calvinism’s God is not the God of the Bible, but this Calvinism stuff is spreading like a disease, like a poison, like wild fire, like a cancer, and it must be stopped, it must be quenched, it must be killed.  Calvinism is the most dangerous “religion” that I have ever come across, outside of the cults of Jim Jones, and the like.  One cliche’ that we have learned from the Jim Jones clan is in regards to the kool-aid.  Many Calvinists are drinking it, and preaching that you drink it, too.

Ed

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