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    misconception of God's sovereign grace as has Dave Hunt. Reading “This incredible book by Dave Hunt is imperative in our generation of 'class warfare.' It is. other prophecies declaring plainly that the Messiah would ascend David's throne and example, being born in Bethlehem and of the seed of David were major. One would think that the debate over the doctrines of Calvinism, which has gone on for four hundred years, would have subsided by now. Yet, books on the.

    Except where otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations in this book are taken from the New American Standard Bible, The Lockman Foundation , , , , , , , , Used by permission. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Publisher. Printed in the United States of America. We have no desire to cause controversy or division; our sole purpose is to expose a seduction that is gathering momentum and is no respecter of persons.

    This is immediately challenged by the fact that the only fatalists among ancient Greek philosophers were the Stoics, a group with no influence upon the Reformers because, among many differences, they were pantheists 1. Their god was not a personal being, nor did he express the compassion that Calvin believed God embodied.

    On the contrary, the predominant thought among the Greeks, Plato in particular, was that of libertarian-indeterminate free will e. Ironically, the leading view of Greek thought is far closer to Hunt's theology! Thus, this first critique of Calvinism, while targeted poorly, is not entirely unusable. The author seeks to further discredit Calvinism by pointing out that because John Calvin was only twenty-four when He penned The Institutes of the Christian Religion, the Holy Spirit could not have played a major role in his writings.

    Because at such a tender age young John was too "spiritually immature" to follow the Spirit's leading. Thus, Hunt reasons, Calvin must have taken his classical education in philosophy and law, mixed it with the religious tenets of Roman Catholicism, and created his Reformed theology. Instead, they came from the energetic enthusiasm of a recent law graduate and fervent student of philosophy and religion, a young genius devoted to Augustine and a newly adopted cause" p.

    And elsewhere he writes, "Much of his [Calvin's] teaching is warmed over Roman Catholicism" p. As for the specific claim that much of Calvinism is "warmed over Roman Catholicism" this would represent a powerful blow to Reformed theology if true, but the author provides no credible support for his claim.

    Instead, the reader is presented with a long string of ad hominem, question-begging, and guilt by association arguments. Hunt apparently hopes that these logical fallacies will, if repeated enough, raise questions in the reader's mind. Hunt also wants to be sure that Calvin's upbringing within a "devoutly religious Roman Catholic family" is not lost on the reader, the inference being that a swatch cut from the cloth never loses its pattern.

    Hunt continues to stretch for more proof that much of Calvinism is "warmed over Roman Catholicism" when he asserts that Calvin borrowed from Rome a form of church government that included "a clergy with special powers. Non-Calvinist clergy might wonder if, by this standard, they too are not somehow guilty of harboring hidden affections for Rome.

    Critical to Hunt's effort to brand Calvinism as an extension of Roman Catholicism 2 is the documentation he provides in Chapter 3 of Augustine's influence over Calvin's writings in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. Hunt's theory is that Calvin liked Augustine and agreed with him at some points; Augustine was a Roman Catholic; therefore, this is proof that much of Calvinism is "warmed over Roman Catholicism.

    It's just another example of his disassociation with logic. Chapter 4, slyly titled, "Calvinism's Surprising Catholic Connection," continues this guilty-by-association line of thinking. It is at this point I wanted to ask Dr. Hunt a few questions. For instance, I wonder if Dr.

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    Hunt is unaware that everyone who lived in Western Europe during the early sixteenth century was somehow connected to the Roman Catholic Church? That it is virtually impossible to trace the religious affiliation of any reputable European family living during this time without somehow encountering a link to Rome? Whatever his answer might be, the distinction between a good argument and the logical fallacy of ad hominem circumstantial seems to be completely lost on Dr.

    A further use of ad hominem this time, the abusive form to build his case is seen in Hunt's questioning of Calvin's salvation. The author seeks to lend further support to this notion by pointing out that as late as June of , Calvin helped a young woman enter a nunnery p.

    Hunt's apparent hope is that the reader will join him in viewing such an act as pure sacrilege, one that a true Christian could not possibly commit.

    One of more stunning, a-historical areas of this book is Hunt's description of Calvin in his role as reformer of Geneva, Switzerland. Hunt imputes to the reformer's tenure there as a time of outright tyranny. By the time Hunt is through, the reader is left with the impression that the reformer was a mix of Genghis Kahn, Hitler, and Mao — a despot so ruthless that his campaign of terror left him waist-deep in the blood of the martyrs.

    Even a brief reading the available writings and histories of that time contradict such a harsh view. It is also true that by a new crop of city officials in Geneva invited Calvin back to the city. But what Hunt fails to mention is that as soon as he arrived, Calvin set about revolutionizing Genevan society, with the result that the city soon became the most prominent Protestant center of Europe during the sixteenth century.

    If Calvin were a feared autocrat, why did Geneva's leaders ask him back? And why did the people of Geneva not riot in an effort to keep him out? The critique takes an odd direction when Hunt attacks Christian social activists today, claiming that they "Take Calvin's Geneva as their model and thus hope to Christianize the United States and then the world.

    No one ever worked so hard at attempting to do this and for so long a time as Calvin" p. I would hope that the socially active Arminians such as Focus on the Family, Concerned Women of America, and so forth take appropriate offense at this statement. But no area of Hunt's blistering rebuff of Calvinism hurts his case more than the misleading statements regarding Calvin's personal beliefs. Here is one example that contains three misleading statements.

    Suffice it to say that neither did John Calvin retain the Roman position on these doctrines, nor have any in the Reformed camp accepted the Roman position on these points.

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    Looking at these errors as generously as possible, perhaps this is simply a slanderous oversimplification: Hunt believes you are either an Anabaptist or a Romanist. But regardless of the root of his error, it is entirely false. Using the doctrine of Total Depravity as an example, the author states in no uncertain terms that sinners are not completely dead in their sins pgs. His proof is to insist that it is folly to analogize the spiritually dead with the physically dead as many do such as the Apostle Paul , because just as physically dead people cannot choose God, neither can they choose sin.

    First, it is not folly because the Apostle Paul said it rather clearly Ephesians Second, Dr. Hunt presses the analogy out of shape so that spiritual deadness is redefined as moral inactivity. This is not the meaning of the term in Paul's writings or in Reformed theology. Behold, the Ultimate Conspiracy. While "remnant" Christians and patriots pour through the voluminous documentations of a wicked "New World Order", a far more heinous conspiracy marches forward unnoticed.

    In the confusion caused by the frantic attempt to expose the growing menace of fascistic globalism, the opponents of that antichrist system have willingly embraced the very theology of Antichrist. We must start with some history, and there we will find the fingerprints of the last days Great Deception. Gather around and we will unveil the web of mystery and deceit that has ensnared the churches of the world.

    Loyola had experienced continuing mystic "visions" beginning in In the visions, it was revealed to Loyola that he was to be the originator and the master of a grand army that would do battle with what he considered Babylonian hordes. Originally he believed that the enemy he was to battle was the Mohammedans Muslims , but upon visiting Jerusalem and finding that his enemy was too great to overcome, he came to the conclusion that his enemy MUST be the Protestants.

    Loyola firmly believed that he had received this vision and this charge from the Blessed Virgin herself, so on the 15th of August in , he, along with his disciples, traveled to the subterranean chapel of the Church of Montmartre, at Paris which had been consecrated to Mary where they pledged their services to the Pope, however he might choose to use them.

    The day was chosen because it was considered by Catholics to be the anniversary of the Assumption of the Virgin. Loyola had prepared a book entitled "Spiritual Exercises". This was a rule book by which men could learn to work out their own "conversion".

    Through a mystic recipe, a penitent could utilize his mind, and by going through successive "exercises" he could be created into a "converted" warrior for the Pope. The Jesuits believed the claims of Loyola that the "exercises" was a book actually written by the finger of God, and delivered to Loyola by the Mother of God.

    Let us be perfectly clear, the order of Loyola truly believed that "conversion" could be affected upon oneself, and this put them in violent opposition to the doctrines of the Apostles as preached by the Protestant reformers.

    The oath of the Jesuits to serve the Pope according to his pleasure, along with Loyola's vitriolic hatred of the doctrines of Grace, inevitably would lead to the Jesuit mission to effect a "counter-reformation" by declaring war on the true Christian faith. This mission is reflected in this excerpt of the Jesuit oath: "I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race.

    That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus".

    And so, by command they believed of the co-redemptress Mary, the Jesuits set out to use any and all means to attack and destroy the idea of salvation by Grace. The ultimate conspiracy was born.

    The Doctrines of Grace The centerpiece of the reformers' doctrine was out of the letter to the Ephesians. Paul had written, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The scriptures plainly claim that: a we are the workmanship, and not co-workers in our salvation, b that those good works that are done by us, are not ours, but the works of God worked out through us, c and that our salvation including our faith is a gift of God, and cannot be claimed as a "salary" or a reward for our good works.

    What was worse for Loyola and his Catholic cohorts was that the people were beginning to receive the Bible in their "vulgar" tongues, and the doctrines of Grace were now being made evident to even the most ignorant of peasants. That the same book of Ephesians claimed in Chapter 2, verses 5 that God had quickened his elect "Even when we were dead in sins", further complicated things for the Catholics. Because it was evident to even the uneducated ploughboy, that a sovereign God was totally responsible for salvation and redemption, and that those who had gained the inheritance of salvation , had gained that inheritance by being "predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will" Ephesians It was in , two years after Loyola and his gang made their oaths in the church in Paris, that William Tyndale was martyred as a heretic for, among other things, denying the freedom of the will and for publishing the New Testament in English.

    In this Council, the Catholic Church adopted a stance on Justification that was blatantly contrary to the scriptures. In Canon 9 of the Council, the church declared, "If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema.

    Planting Poison in the Well -- Jacobus Arminius. The Counter-Reformation was in full swing. Jesuit spies and agents began to infiltrate Protestant schools, and actually landed on the coast of the United States in the 's and the 's.

    In order to defend the Romanist religion, as well as the Pope who Catholics are taught is actually "Christ on earth" , the Jesuits began their war plan for a battle on many fronts, but a full attack on the Doctrines of Grace would be necessary if Rome was to ever prevail. In , unknown to the Jesuits, one of their greatest proponents was to be born in Holland.

    His name was James Harmenszoon, but he would come to be known as Jacobus Arminius.

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    Arminius lost his family during a war with the Spanish in As a fifteen year old orphan, he entered the University of Leyden, and under scholarship by the government of the City of Amsterdam, he was sent to the Theological school in Geneva for studies at the feet of the great reformers. At Geneva, Arminius studied under a professor named Theodore Beza, the man who had assumed the leadership role of the Protestant movement in Switzerland from John Calvin.

    For some reason that seems to be lost to history, Arminius did not like Beza, and found his forceful defense of the Doctrines of Grace to be harsh and unyielding. Here is where our mystery gets increasingly interesting. Back in Amsterdam there was a movement of "counter-reformation" begun supposedly by a rich merchant named Dirck Coornhert. Coornhert was a Dutch humanist who was enamored with the teachings of the Catholic humanist Erasmus and a Spanish Jesuit monk named Luis de Molina.

    Coornhert disdained the reformation teachings on Grace, and sought to confront them wherever he found them. Coornhert had read with growing affections the teachings of de Molina regarding Free Will and Predestination. The Jesuits had hit on a brilliant way of dismantling the debate, they would preach that BOTH were true, and that a good God who was truly sovereign surely might have given his creations a freedom of the will in order to allow them to choose to be saved.

    Luis de Molina was creating a doctrine that would eventually be called Media Scientia or "Middle-Knowledge". Eventually this heresy would be called Molinism. Bernard Woudenberg said of de Molina, "Being a Romanist, he was forced to honor the theology of Thomas Aquinas with its acceptance of divine sovereignty, but at the same time, as a Jesuit, he was committed to defending the papacy against the growing influences of Calvinism. And so de Molina set forth to steer between these by proposing his original and highly influential concept of the media scientia, or "middle- knowledge.

    The Catholic lie on justification had been countered by the true doctrine of Salvation by Grace through faith, so an evil "compromise" was now offered to the reformed churches, and by deceit and subterfuge, the compromise would eventually become the predominant teachings in all the churches of the world. Back in Geneva, Theodore Beza at this time had reason to suspect that his student Jacobus Arminius was not what he proposed to be.

    Questions were being asked about comments that Arminius was making to fellow students, and there were still questions about his support from the rich, aristocratic merchants of Holland. Apparently Arminius was able to lie well enough to get past Beza's questioning, a skill that would come in handy years later when he would be looking for a teaching job in Amsterdam. Beza then asked Arminius to answer and refute the teachings of Dirck Coornhert.

    Although Arminius completed the task, he later claimed to be convinced by Coornhert's arguments, and he became ardently opposed to the teachings of the reformers. In , Arminius was released from Geneva, but instead of heading back to Amsterdam where he was under contract to the City to labor in order to pay back his tuition, he headed to Rome for a "vacation".

    Generally, most Calvinists believe that it was during this time in Rome that Arminius was recruited by the Jesuits to their point of view. That allegation cannot be proven, and I believe that there is enough other evidence that Arminius was compromised long before his pilgrimage to Rome.

    By this time, he had become a private student of the writings of de Molina, and in , the same year in which Arminius was ordained a minister by the endorsement of Beza , de Molina published his treatise on the will entitled A Reconciliation of Free Choice with the Gifts of Grace, Divine Foreknowledge, Providence, Predestination and Reprobation.

    What the Jesuits were loathe to admit, was that Molinism was nothing more than a rebirth of the ancient Pelagianism heresy, although it actually more easily likened to "Semi-Pelagianism" which contends that man cannot be saved apart from God's grace; however, fallen man must cooperate and assent to God's grace before he will be saved. The Jesuits recognized that the Protestants would never embrace the teachings of a Catholic Spanish monk, so they capitalized on the growing and open debates taking place within Protestantism.

    Molinism would be recast as Arminianism, and eventually, it would take over the ecclesiastical world. A famous quote from de Molina eerily fortells of the Jesuit lie that proceeds from the mouths of "evangelical" leaders today: "all human beings are endowed with equal and sufficient divine grace without distinction as to their individual merits, and that salvation depends on the sinner's willingness to receive grace".

    The Catholics say of Molinism: "Molinism is an influential system within Catholic theology for reconciling human free choice with God's grace, providence, foreknowledge and predestination. Freddoso, Catholic Professor at Notre Dame Upon returning to Amsterdam in , Arminius married the daughter of one of Holland's wealthiest aristocrats. To see how far Jacobus had fallen from his original reformed ideals, we note that in , he was hired by his wealthy benefactors to draw up a church order that would subordinate the church to a place of dependence and obedience to the state.

    That particular belief is now the most prevalent abuse of both Christians and the scriptures taught in "churches" today. The policy of abusing Romans 13 for the purposes of enslaving Christians to tyrannical civil magistrates had found a hero in Jacobus Arminius. The Catholic church, even today, admires Arminius. Here is what it says about him in the Catholic Encyclopedia: "A leader was sure to rise from the Calvinistic ranks who should point out the baneful corollaries of the Genevan creed, and be listened to.

    Bellarmine was engaged in one of the other battlefronts of the war on the Reformation. At the time, one of the biggest battlefields for the Jesuit army was in the area of eschatology. As Christians around the world began to read the Bible for themselves, it became evident to many of them that the Catholic Church figured prominently in prophecy.

    In , a Jesuit named Francisco Ribera had begun to write commentaries explaining away those scriptures that plainly taught of the Catholic Church as an element of the Anti-Christ system. Specifically, Ribera wrote a commentary in that placed a whole new "spin" on Daniel Ribera became the first theologian in over years to teach that the "he" in Daniel who confirmed the covenant and put an end to sacrifice was actually "antichrist" and not the Messiah.

    It had been the uniform teaching of the church since the death of Christ that the "he" who had put an end to all sacrifices on the Cross was Jesus Christ.

    By creating the concept of a seven year tribulation, transported way into the future, Ribera was able to divert attention from the most blatant antichrist that had his seat in Rome. Ribera's ideas were taken and expanded by Cardinal Robert Bellarmine who blatantly taught that Paul, John and Daniel had prophesied nothing whatsoever concerning Rome.

    We might point out that Bellarmine had a tendency to be famously wrong. It was Cardinal Bellarmine who, as inquisitor, threatened Galileo so convincingly that the scientist recanted of his findings that the earth actually moved around the sun!

    Bellarmine was subsequently declared a "saint" by the Roman Church. Stay with us, because this mystery splits off in various and interesting directions. Enough questions had been brought forth concerning his anti-Grace teachings, that a strict Calvinist by the name of Franciscus Gomarus was called upon to interview Arminius to test his orthodoxy.

    Arminius was applying for a professorship in Theology at the University of Leyden, and the occasion of his job interview would allow his belief system also to be tested.

    Apparently, Arminius had either become so skilled a liar or his skills in evasion and escape had become so attuned by this point, that he passed the test with flying colors. The question of why Beza and Gomarus, both strict Grace and Election adherents, had both approved of Arminius is unclear, but both were likely blinded by their belief in honor and integrity amongst theologians.

    During a time when men were willing to die for their faith, the thought that someone would patently lie about his beliefs in order to receive promotions and to avoid detection would have been far from the minds of these two reformers.

    But lying and deceit were well within the oath and charter of the Jesuits. We will see that these traits are also widely accepted by the intellectual heirs of Jacobus Arminius. Arminius died in , long before the upheavals caused by his teachings would erupt in full force.

    In , the disciples of Arminius signed a "Remonstrance" or a petition to the government for protection of their Arminian views. In their Remonstrance, the Arminians put forth their theology finally for the entire world to see. It consisted of five main points: 1. Conditional election. The Remonstrants held to the Molinist view of Middle-Knowledge. Election was conditional on both God's foreknowledge, and the free will of humans.

    Universal atonement. The redemptive blood of Jesus Christ was available to all mankind, and God had not applied or given this atonement to any specific "elect". Total depravity.