“So the focus is always on sin….” Is Calvinism a Religion of Death?
“Calvinism keeps revisiting DEATH by keeping their flock bound to obsession with their own sin.”
The following comment by a reader here at PPT deserves some serious consideration:
Submitted on 2012/11/20 at 10:36 am
So the focus is always on sin….
DEATH seems to be the center of all religions, plus even some “Christian” doctrines like Calvinism. Calvinism is focused on sin continually with the believer, but we know that sin results in death. Paul (the Apostle) stated that we have new life and our sin is washed away by the DEATH of Jesus Christ. He abolished DEATH and for those who put their trust in Him will have LIFE.
This is where Paul was frustrated with believers because they were revisiting DEATH by going back to sin and the law. Paul was continually telling believers that they are to move on from that because now they are free and not a slave to DEATH (the law, sinful desires, etc.).
Calvinism keeps revisiting DEATH by keeping their flock bound to obsession with their own sin. Keep them absorbed in thinking of their sin, and you will have glob of guilt ridden putty in your hands to control and manipulate- just like the Muslim, Catholic, Hindu religions etc.
We see where the Puritans used it to keep their flocks in check. Guilt and fear are very powerful motivators into getting what you want. Then when you get to the real brass knuckles of these religions we see that the author of them is Satan and he loves DEATH.