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Simply Stated: Why is Calvinism a False Gospel?

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on November 24, 2013

Simply stated, Calvinism is a false gospel because it denies that salvation is a onetime event in the life of the believer. In other words, when a person believes in Christ, all of their sins are not forgiven once and for all time. The sins we commit in our Christian life go against our just standing, so we must continually revisit the same gospel that saved us in order to maintain our just standing. This is a problem because we have to do something to keep our just standing. The Reformers taught that salvation as a onetime finished work is a false gospel.

In our present day which is experiencing a resurgence of the original Reformation gospel, we assume that the mantra, “We must preach the gospel to ourselves everyday” is just a popular opinion about the best way to grow spiritually in our Christian life. Not so. The revisiting every day of the same gospel that saved us is necessary to maintain our just standing before God. “The same gospel that saved us also sanctifies us” is another popular mantra that is deceptive; a re-visitation of gospel is a must for keeping ourselves saved according to the Reformation gospel.

This is why the Reformers redefined the biblical new birth. Instead of the new birth being a onetime event in the life of the believer, making us a new creature, they made the new birth a continual rebirth experience only needed to maintain our salvation. Another way this could be stated follows: a perpetual re-salvation experience. Contemporary Reformed theologians call this “mortification and vivification” in their systematic theology.


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  1. thesword7 said, on March 28, 2018 at 1:03 PM

    The never ending mantra of the Calvinists to those of us who recognize that this is a false theology is that ” we do not understand Calvinism!”


    • Cari Hampton said, on January 3, 2019 at 10:01 AM

      Calvinism Tulip is absolute false gospel .They change the Bible to fit Calvinism . John 3 they say not the world but only the some Jesus died for . Calvinism tulip say humans have no free will to believe . Jesus said to Simon Peter Luke 22:31-34 Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. Hello Calvinist if we have no free will to fall away than why did Jesus have to pray that Peter faith not fail? Again I say If Calvinism was true and their silly Tulip was true then Job being tested would be nonsense . No point in testing Job if Job had no free will to remain faithful Calvinism is a huge evil therefore false Christianity . Fact is the Calvinist follows what the Calvinist preacher tells them . Then with the mindset of what they been told to believe, they read the set verse or two that they been told to only accept .They do not want understanding outside of what their Calvinist preacher had said . Same with the cults of Mormonism or JW following what cult leaders tell them . spelled wrong because it is wrong

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      • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on January 4, 2019 at 1:55 PM

        Thanks for the comment. Just on limited atonement alone, which BTW salvation is not an atonement to begin with, if Christ died to end the law, and he did, and all people are born under the law, and they are, them he died for everyone.


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