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The Redundancy of Satan in Calvinism

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 8, 2018

Usually, I’m not much for what’s out there in Christian media, and if I am not mistaken, it’s probably been about 6 years since I have linked to anything out there, but I must admit this is a halfway decent angle to consider.

By Dr. Leighton Flowers Director Of Apologetics for Texas Baptists Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at soteriology101 and is used by permission. Calvinism’s doctrine of Total I…

Source: The Redundancy of Satan in Calvinism

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  1. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 8, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    This is a great article! I guess the saying is true about a blind squirrel finding an acorn every once in a while. Even though the guy doesn’t make the connection with the metaphysical reality of such a contradiction, it’s still nice when these guys make our case for us.

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  2. John said, on January 8, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    Flowers was the Calvinists’ darling when he was a Calvinist. Since his conversion to the truth, they like him as much as turkeys like November. Yes, he has some fascinating things to say about that evil system.

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  3. Matt said, on March 17, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Leighton Flowers does a great job in his critiques of Calvinism. Unfortunately he apologizes for all the Calvinists and believes that those who teach Calvinism are “good Calvinistic brothers”. He is drinking and dispensing ecumenical kool-aid while protecting the SBC as an institution.

    Paul Dohse:
    “Truth is not the issue here, at issue is the salvation of the SBC financial machine monetized by the sheep they deem as still totally depraved. And sadly, like WWF fans, the sheep think these guys are really fighting.”
    https://paulspassingthoughts.com/2013/12/06/the-gospel-according-to-dr-david-allen-and-al-mohler-is-the-official-southern-baptist-gospel-biblical/

    Flowers works together with Allen through Connect316. Why go through all the work to show the errors of Calvinism and then lump everyone under one umbrella? Is salvation a secondary issue?

    Soteriology101 — Our Beliefs:
    “For the most part, Southern Baptists have been glad to relegate disagreements over Calvinism to secondary status along with other important but “non-essential” theological matters. The Southern Baptist majority has fellowshipped happily with its Calvinist brethren while kindly resisting Calvinism itself. And, to their credit, most Southern Baptist Calvinists have not demanded the adoption of their view as the standard. We would be fine if this consensus continued, but some New Calvinists seem to be pushing for a radical alteration of this longstanding arrangement.”
    https://soteriology101.com/about-2/statement-of-faith/

    Listen to the buzzwords — majority and longstanding agreement.

    People say Calvinism is ok, but not “aggressive Calvinism” or “stealth Calvinism”, oh no!

    So while some see Calvinists as “brothers”, groups like the Founders and SBTS are working hard to take over. Churches and families are divided because of Calvinism.

    Here is Leighton puffing up John Macathur at the beginning of the video titled “John MacArthur on Romans 9 contrasted with Traditionalism”:

    “…good Calvinistic brother like MacArthur who has done some amazing work and who’s commentaries I own and still use to this day. Who is a wonderful pastor, an example of what a true pastor should look like in so many ways. I esteem him. I honor him…”

    “…I’m not trying to be disrespectful to him as MY elder and as a pastor who does great ministry…”

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 17, 2018 at 3:20 PM

      Oh my, I went to the link; where to even start? But you know, they have the big titles after their names.

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      • Matt said, on March 17, 2018 at 4:26 PM

        It’s sad. Flowers’ critiques of Calvinism are excellent. Unlike many involved in the debate he is very gentle and kind in his discourse, but also very generous.

        I came out of the prophetic movement and was enticed by Calvinism. Flowers treats it as a secondary issue, but it is a false gospel that not only leads to division but slavery. That is what people need to understand. Calvinism is satanic. Flowers would do well to not only show the error of Calvinism but to break fellowship with “good Calvinist brothers” and issue a warning.

        Matthew 16:6
        Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

        I am hesitant to share his videos with those who are ensnared by Calvinism because it is not a secondary issue and Flowers is misleading. So many people trust in man, and feel the need to come under the spiritual authority of a man. People look to find someone who has “got it right” and then trust in the same person to continue to continue to “get it right” for them. It’s a comfort to come out of false teaching and then blindly trust someone like John MacArthur.

        Babies are coming out of the emergent, Pentecostal, and seeker sensitive movements only to be sucked in by Calvinist blogrolls. TGC and T4G — these guys are smart — let’s have them tell us what the Bible says and what the “gospel issues” are.

        The dialectical process is churning.

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      • Matt said, on March 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM

        Mohler and his minions will keep working to revise the Baptist Faith and Message until it is the Westminster Confession.

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