With Calvinism seemingly making a resurgence, some people who are attracted to that system are hard to convince that the system is in serious error.
Dr. Kirkland's book is both small and easily digestible, but these qualities do not diminish its strong, Biblical teaching!!
When reading any book on doctrine, Scripture MUST back up the teacher's statements!!
Dr. Kirkland provides abundant Scripture, and also uses an ingenious technique: he rewords Scripture so it will agree with the Calvinistic viewpoint.
Naturally, the Scriptures he rewords very capably illustrate the fallacies in Calvinistic "logic." The misuse the Bible.
Brings to mind Peter's admonition "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." (2 Peter 3:16).
"Wrest" here means to "torture or pervert." Exactly what Calvinists do with the Holy Bible!!
For example, Ezra 8:22. Read it for yourself in your KJV. Now, read Dr. Kirkland's rewrite into "John Calvin-speak": "The hand of our God is upon all the elect for good that seek him; even tough they have no free will to seek him, but his power and his wrath is against all the non-elect that forsake him, even though they are dead and have no free will to forsake him."
See what I mean!! There are many such "aha" moments when reading this book, and studying the accompanying Scriptures.
Another example of impeccable logic on Dr. Kirkland's parT is when he discusses the subject of free will: one of the passages he uses is Genesis 2:15-17, where is reads, in part, "...the LORD God commanded the man..."
The Calvinist viewpoint is that man is UTTERLY INCAPABLE of willing ANYTHING.
BUT: if we are all Calvinistic robots without an iota of free will, why did God find it necessary to command obedience? Excellent point, Dr. Kirkland!!!
Of particular note are Chapters 1 & 2, "Where Calvin Got His Theology," and "John Calvin's Manner of Life."
These 2 chapters contain shocking historical background. How could a new Christian of less that 2 years time from his (questionable, by Calvin's own account) "conversion" possibly have come up with such supposedly reliable teaching? And how could anyone follow the teaching of someone (Calvin) who practiced barbaric torture on, and murder of, upwards of 100 precious humans who had the audacity to disagree with his opinions?
I love this book, and will purchase in bulk for teaching to my Sunday school class!!
Thank you for reading :)
Another excellent publication helping those who wish to understand the difference between what is right, and what is almost right. Thank you, as always, for your labor of love. Please continue speaking the truth.
I have really enjoyed Cedric's booklets and articles for some time. This book has surpassed my expectations! His style of writing is easy to understand, no fluffy words, just truth. I find this to explain different segments of life and how each one can make us stronger, or destroy us. Our Lord has the desire for us to grow in these trials and pain...we must be willing to obey. Cedric has blessed me greatly with this book.
This booklet is invaluable for understanding the subtle twists, distortions, and heresies that have attended the Jesus Calling books. It's tremendously disturbing to realize what lengths "Christian" publishers will go to in order to sell books.
I had recently listened to H. Brown on a news show and was impressed by his words but was unaware that he was behind the in holy laughter movement, that was an eye-opener for me, one that people need to know about. Thank you for this well-written booklet and for all the other booklets that you make available. They are all very good, short and to the point, just what people need. Thank you for standing for the truth and for doing it in a God honoring manner.
It is impossible to keep up with "every wind of doctrine" flooding the church today.
Lighthouse Trails Research Journal is such a vital resource in keeping us informed concerning errant doctrines and heresies that seem to crop up continually. This is one subscription that we won't be giving up.
Great resource for those of us who still read the King James version of the Bible. It is small enough to keep in your Bible as a handy ,helpful reference and will guide you through the Bible in 2 years with the daily reading schedule (twice through the Psalms and New Testament).
Berit has written yet another excellent book(let), reminding us that our arch enemy works to undermine us and destroy us whenever he can. I will be ordering more of these to give out to others.
This book (from a former new ager) is a thorough expose of the teaching of Sarah Young and the publisher's attempts to 'correct' those obvious unbiblical views to make it more acceptable to the Christian community. This is deception at its greatest effort. The angel of darkness clothe in a garment of light. May God deliver the body of Christ from such falsehood and deception. It is the job of the righteous to expose the teaching of darkness and Warren Smith has done an excellent job. Keep it up, bro!!
Wonderful reading. A must for one and all, no matter what your religion may be. We are all being subjected by forces and powers way beyond our understanding. The devil wants none of us to be saved. He hates us with a great intensity. We can only trust in God and believe scripture.That way we can fight against all which assails us.
I got the book “None Dare Call It Heresy” in Kindle (until hard copy arrives) form and a hard copy. I just had to start reading it ASAP and looking forward to the hard copy to write, highlight and make notes on it (which has happened). Having been in a staunch Reformed, 5-point Calvinist church for over 10 years and never being able to embrace it (tho I kept that to myself) and feeling guilty that something was wrong with me was very damaging. The joy of His salvation left me little by little with the paralyzing fear of not being a chosen one. My husband was Reformed until a few years ago. We left 20 yrs ago not for it being Reformed but other unconscionable things that the pastors thought were biblical actions. Because we did not submit to their authority, they excommunicated us. They put us thru hell. None of our friends were allowed to have anything to do with us. My paralyzing fear of God throwing me away led me to develop severe anxiety and panic attacks that interrupted my daily function. Our three kids were very little at the time, and it was so difficult for me. By God’s grace I did not walk away from my faith but just clung with every fiber of my being to the sliver of hope that God’s grace and gift of eternal life with Him was available to ALL who chose to trust and believe in Him. At times it was almost impossible to believe it was that simple!
I often told my husband that I believed it was another gospel which put strain on our marriage as at the time he still fully embraced it. I’m sharing only a very small snippet of our experience but I can tell you that many of our close friends walked away from the faith wounded, broken and betrayed by that church and their legalism. That church fell apart a few years back but the damage Calvinism/Reformed Theology had on many is tragic. Speaking for myself I think of it as “Calvinist Theology PTSD!” Just Sunday on our way to church a pastor on the radio said something that triggered that fear again, and it makes me mad and sad. For some of us, it changed us deep in our spirit in a damaging way and what once was a beautiful and sweet joy of Christ’s Salvation turned into a lifelong limp.
All this to say I’ve longed for a book like this to help me truly understand, embrace God’s immeasurable love for me and validate my thoughts on this grace killer! This book is a must read for untangling your theology and get back on the correct one!
Thank you so much for publishing Calvinism None Dare Call It Heresy. I pre-ordered a copy from Amazon and read it as soon as I received it. I was taught/indoctrinated by a Calvinist pastor several years ago and by the grace of God, came to my senses after carefully reading the Bible. I have been a Dave Hunt reader for about 25 years now and read his book What Love Is This? as soon as it came out and gleaned much valuable information from it to share with people struggling with this issue. I have wanted a more concise critique that I could share with other folks being taken in by the slick packaging and marketing of Calvinism. Most wouldn't take the time to read a work as extensive as Dave's but your book packs the essentials all into a package that fits the bill perfectly and is priced so that I can afford to pass it on to others. I don't know anyone who simply read the Bible and came away with a Calvinistic understanding. Every Calvinist I know was taught it by another Calvinist. Thank you for ignoring all the critics and proceeding with the publication of this book. It will be a valuable resource in defending the truth of God's word as well as His character.
Another good reminder by Warren Smith to be aware of the direction your church is going in. Thank you for this.
Excellent! I am sharing this with fellow Gideon members to be aware of churches that espouse this false doctrine and not set meetings with them.
Really is a clear, concise, explanation of what the true gospel and salvation is, and why Jesus died for us. Will be buying some to pass out to my family to help them understand this more clearly and share the good news!
Now that the largest church in our area is promoting the Alpha Course, I predict that it won't be long before it gains widespread acceptance. Your booklet is the best resource I have found to wake Christians to what is perhaps the greatest danger the American Church has faced in a long time. Keep up the great work that you and your associates are doing!
Written as a primer on Calvinism, it is aimed at the person who wants to know more about Calvinism but not get into deep theology. With that understanding I highly recommend it. . . . Good documentation and clear understanding of 5 point Calvinism. . . . It is a small book (5x8 inches). . . . It is an easy hour or two read. Also included are 3 essays, each about 5-7 pages. One is by Harry Ironside which is a nice addition.
The tenets of Calvinism are clearly explained. Scriptures they use to support their systematic are cited and rebutted. The author clearly shows how they are taken out of context. He uses ample scriptures to refute the tenets. He also names leading Calvinists and uses many quotes from them to establish their beliefs. . . . The author also uses logic to fully discount the tenets of Calvinism.
While the topics he covers are all good and in total do explain the heretical stance of Calvinism, I wanted a more organized approach such as walking through T.U.L.I.P. This is just my preference but is the way I would approach this.
*Good read on a timely subject.!
*Author is a solid pastor.
*Clearly shows how Calvinism (Reformed Theology) fails the standards of the Word of God.
*Excellent references, plus lists Dave Hunt's book "What Love is This?" as an in-depth next read.
*Gives all Scripture references, making it easy to see what the Bible says about Calvinism.
*Eye appealing cover: good for coffee tables, etc...
"It is refreshing to see a man of God write on a subject where he will be going against the flow of church thinking, but with the flow of God's Word. I recommend this book."
Pastor Mike Sommars, AnchorFellowshipCostaMesa.com
This booklet was written by a woman who fought fears all her life. She understands how it feels to be struggling with anxieties and fears even though you are a Christian. Plenty of relevant Bible verses throughout the booklet, to remind you how great and loving God is! She mentions SEVERAL situations where fear will or can take hold of a Christian and gives very useful advice and excellent Bible verses to use to fight the apprehension and panic. The only thing I didn't like was the reference to a Bible study. I LOVE studying the Bible, but this link brought me to a site that did NOT use the King James Bible for the Bible study. Other than that, I recommend this booklet for Christians dealing with anxiety and panic.
We have several people from our church say that yoga is ok as long as they don't do it as the Hindus'. I've watched the DVD "Be Still" and see how leaders are promoting these occult practices. I must speak up! It's wonderful to be able to give them a booklet that will inform them on how dangerous this is. Thank you!
I am so thankful for this booklet! I know a lady at our church who is using Jesus Calling. I knew I needed to show her the false doctrine but needed a way to show her in an organized FACTUAL manner. These booklets will help me show others see how they have been beguiled.
This is a very informative booklet. I plan on ordering more for our church as our pastor is on the Rick Warrens Purpose Drive church bandwagon. Hope it opens eyes or we have to find another church.
I gave away my last copy and bought more to share. I think this is a very helpful tool as it gives a brief description of the terms that are being used today in some literature that is being passed off as the "New Way" to "find" God. Thank you for putting this information out there!
This expose by Warren B Smith is simply stated but accurate to the facts about a very deceptive book, Jesus Calling, as a sequel to God Calling, by mystic Sara Young. This is very deceptive in that the publisher of Jesus Calling has changed the original to make it 'more acceptable' to the Christian community. Beware! Poison!
This booklet of three articles is much needed for discerning christians today. Harry Ironsides article being first is most appropriate. The other articles reinforce the need expressed by H A Ironside. This booklet needs to have broad distribution.
Loved reading this book, and I will re-read it again now and then so as to keep it all fresh in my heart and mind. It has prepared me to see the truth of the deceptions that are creeping and spreading into the church which has been for a long time now slowly happening in the background unaware to many of us but that is now being so boldly pushed and so easily accepted. As you read the book, you can't believe how someone who seems to truly be a Christian can even believe some of the lies that they are trying to pass as truth but at the same time, how scary are some other lies that are so mixed with some truth that I can see how easy one can be fooled. It seems to me the only way to fight this delusion/deception battle is to remain daily in God's Word and keep praying for truth and strength as we wait for Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It breaks my heart to know that someday some of us may be rejected by those we love within the body of Christ and which we call brothers and sisters.
I enjoyed reading this book. Gave me so much confirmation to the doubts and truth that I had come to believe about the Catholic religion. I was raised Catholic with Santería beliefs/rituals, and thru the years I had many questions that no one would want to answer. I was just told that I needed to learn to be teachable, just believe the required traditions being taught to me without questioning, and in doing so my faith would grow. I walked away from the catholic religion/santeria in my twenties which cause lasting hurt in my family...spanish people take their traditions real deep into their everyday living. Reading this book has been such a comforting blessing.
I was amazed while reading this book, how much I didn't really truly understand the rituals of the catholic religion, its roots in paganism and deceitfulness. I am a born again Christian by the Grace of God now for many years and so grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you to the author for writing this book with such clarity.