Who is Got Questions?
It has bothered me for sometime that Got Questions has taken over the internet with their so called answer to every question imaginable. Yes, the bible has the answer to every question imaginable, my worry is that Got Questions seems to have the ‘right’ answer for every question.
If you type in the question: “Calvinism”, into Got Questions search you get the following list:
92 results found. Search results for: calvinism
10 pages of results.1.Who are the New Calvinists, and what are the beliefs of New Calvinism? Who are the New Calvinists, and what are the beliefs of New Calvinism? How is New Calvinism different from traditional Calvinism? URL: http://www.gotquestions.org/new-calvinism.html
2.Calvinism vs. Arminianism – which view is correct? Calvinism vs. Arminianism – which view is correct? What are the five points of Calvinism vs. the five points of Arminianism? URL: http://www.gotquestions.org/Calvinism-vs-Arminianism.html
3.What is Calvinism and is it biblical? What are the five points of Calvinism? What is Calvinism and is it biblical? What are the five points of Calvinism? How is Calvinism different from Arminianism? URL: http://www.gotquestions.org/calvinism.html
4.What is Amyraldism / Four-Point Calvinism? What is Amyraldism? What is four point Calvinism? Why do Amyraldians deny limited atonement? URL: http://www.gotquestions.org/Amyraldism.html
5.What is hyper-Calvinism and is it biblical? What is hyper-Calvinism and is it biblical? How is Hyper-Calvinism different from Calvinism? URL: http://www.gotquestions.org/hyper-calvinism.html
6.Could Calvinism be a stumbling block to the spread of the gospel of Christ? Could Calvinism be a stumbling block to the spread of the gospel of Christ? If God is absolutely sovereign in salvation, what is the point of evan… URL: http://www.gotquestions.org/calvinism-evangelism.html
7.The Top Five Misconceptions of Calvinism Robin Schumacher sorts out incorrect stereotypes and misconceptions about Calvinism. URL: http://www.blogos.org/compellingtruth/calvinism-misconceptions.php
Note that I just took a front page snapshot; there are 92 results alone for the search term Calvinism. But now you say “so what, maybe they speak against it?” I wish that was the truth, unfortunately Got Questions is a Calvinist organisation and they promote Calvinism with vigor.
Got Questions claim to be “Amyraldism”, therefore they are what’s considered 4 point Calvinists. They don’t believe in Limited Atonement, it’s Unlimited according to their beliefs. Limited Atonement states that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the only the Elect and no atonement was provided for the reprobate. Unlimited Atonement states that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world, which is biblically correct, however Got Questions believe in Unconditional Election so only those chosen by God before the foundations of the world to be saved will get saved and the rest that were not chosen by God will still go go to hell. So how how do you explain that? Like I said “Confusing!!”. Limited Atonement and Unconditional Election go hand in hand – the two can’t be separated from one another.
There is no such thing as a 3 or 4 pointer Calvinist. They fool themselves and others. If you remove just one letter of the T.U.L.I.P acronym the entire “house of Tulip” collapses that was built on John Calvin’s Institutes and his alter ego St Augustine who Got Questions states “is sometimes called “the Father of Roman Catholicism.”” https://www.gotquestions.org/Saint-Augustine.html
Each Letter of the T.U.L.I.P acronym rests on the other one being true.
Let’s have a look at some of the results shall we on Got Questions:
Question: “What is Calvinism and is it biblical? What are the five points of Calvinism?”
Answer: While all these doctrines have a biblical basis, many people reject all or some of them. So-called “four-point Calvinists” accept Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints as biblical doctrines. Man is definitely sinful and incapable of believing in God on his own. God elects people based on His will alone – election is not based on any merit in the person chosen. All those whom God has chosen will come to faith. All those who are truly born-again will persevere in their faith. As for Limited Atonement, however, four-point Calvinists believe that atonement in unlimited, arguing that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, not just for the sins of the elect. “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2). Other verses in opposition to limited atonement are John 1:29;3:16;1 Timothy 2:6; and2 Peter 2:1. [Emphasis added]
The five-point Calvinists, however, see problems with four-point Calvinism. First, they argue, if Total Depravity is true, then Unlimited Atonement cannot possibly be true because, if Jesus died for the sins of every person, then whether or not His death is applicable to an individual depends on whether or not that person “accepts” Christ. But as we have seen from the above description of Total Depravity, man in his natural state has no capacity whatsoever to choose God, nor does he want to. In addition, if Unlimited Atonement is true, then hell is full of people for whom Christ died. He shed His blood in vain for them. To the five-point Calvinist, this is unthinkable. Please note: this article is only a brief summary of the five points of Calvinism. For a more in in-depth look, please visit the following pages:Total Depravity, Unconditional Election,Limited Atonement,Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints. [Emphasis added]
So as we can see from just one of their questions, they are bonifide Calvinists, no matter how they may like to distinguish themselves by adding a number in front of the name Calvinist, eg, 4 point Calvinist.
Let’s see what else they have to say:
Question: “Could Calvinism be a stumbling block to the spread of the gospel of Christ?”
Answer: Calvinism is the term applied to a belief in a high view of the sovereignty of God, especially as it relates to salvation. Calvinists are convinced the Bible teaches that man is sinfully corrupt throughout his entire being and cannot make himself acceptable to God through any amount of effort of his own. Calvinists hold that in eternity past God chose out some among mankind for His own. In the course of time, God grants repentance and faith to His elect so that they might be awakened to their sinful state and need for grace….. [Emphasis added]
So, whether one is a Calvinist or not, evangelism is the responsibility of all believers. Historically, Calvinism not only didn’t diminish the Calvinists’ burden for souls, it purified it! The Calvinists were among the greatest evangelists in the history of the church, motivated by love for their Lord and Savior who chose them and saved them “before the foundation of the world”….. [Emphasis added]
Question: “What is hyper-Calvinism and is it biblical?”
Answer: A simple definition is this: hyper-Calvinism is the belief that God saves the elect through His sovereign will with little or no use of the methods of bringing about salvation (such as evangelism, preaching, and prayer for the lost). To an unbiblical fault, the hyper-Calvinist over-emphasizes God’s sovereignty and under-emphasizes man’s responsibility in the work of salvation.
An obvious ramification of hyper-Calvinism is that it suppresses any desire to evangelize the lost. Most churches or denominations that hold to hyper-Calvinistic theology are marked by fatalism, coldness, and a lack of assurance of faith. There is little emphasis upon God’s love for the lost and His own people but rather an unbiblical preoccupation with God’s sovereignty, His election of the saved, and His wrath for the lost. The gospel of the hyper-Calvinist is a declaration of God’s salvation of the elect and His damnation of the lost.
The Bible clearly teaches that God is sovereign over the entire universe (Daniel 4:34-35), including the salvation of men (Ephesians 1:3-12). But with God’s sovereignty, the Bible also teaches that His motivation for saving the lost is love (Ephesians 1:4-5;John 3:16;1 John 4:9-10) and that God’s means of saving the lost is the proclamation of His Word (Romans 10:14-15). The Bible also declares that the Christian is to be passionate and determined in his/her sharing with unbelievers; as ambassadors for Christ, we are to “beg” people to be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:20-21).
Hyper-Calvinism takes a biblical doctrine, God’s sovereignty, and pushes it to an unbiblical extreme. In doing so, the hyper-Calvinist downplays the love of God and the necessity of evangelism.
This last Q&A that I posted is very funny. They state that “An obvious ramification of hyper-Calvinism is that it suppresses any desire to evangelize the lost.” Why would you want to evangelize the lost when they are predestined to go to hell? Or do they mean the Elect are actually the lost reprobate?
They say, “There is little emphasis upon God’s love for the lost and His own people“. So here they make a distinction between the lost and the Elect. So why preach to the lost if they are doomed for hell and God will sovereignly not change His mind about that. As Dave Hunt said, “What kind of love is this?” That God loves the reprobate so much that He sends him to an eternity to burn in hell, just because God feels like it.
They say, “But with God’s sovereignty, the Bible also teaches that His motivation for saving the lost is love” Hold on a second, there they go again, God’s motivation for saving the lost is love, but according to Calvinism only the Elect will be saved – are they again saying the Elect are the lost (reprobate)? See this article called Elect are Lost but Reprobates not?.
Calvinism is a very confusing and sometimes a laughable doctrine, but that should come as no surprise because the founder of the doctrine, John Calvin was actually a Freemason. See this article: Huguenots, John Calvin and Freemasonry.
Got Questions says that Calvinists were some of the greatest preachers in the history of the church. That’s is a tall tale if ever there was one! They called Charles Spurgeon the price of preachers – was he really? Read this article to see that he was far from a prince more like a price of darkness. Charles Spurgeon: The Prince of Preachers.
John MacArthur teaches that you can take the Mark of the Beast during the Tribulation and then repent afterward. See here: Grace to You and John MacArthur – Take Mark of the Beast – No Recant . John Mac Arthur also teaches that Jesus blood was never applied in heaven. John MacArthur also teaches Lordship Salvation – and just recently John MacArthur was exposed as a Freemason as well. Also see this article: Orbital Hermeneutics by John MacArthur
Calvinists have taken over the internet by storm (no matter how many points you consider yourself to be, be it a 3, 4, or 5 point Calvinist for example). Calvinists are more dangerous that Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons put together. Calvinism is a dangerous deceptive doctrine because they preach the truth to a certain point and then STOP DEAD SHORT when it comes to preaching the message of salvation. Here it’s twisted into something horrible and downright evil – that God would send people to hell for no good reason. Calvinism teaches that you are Elect by pride, not saved by Grace.
Got Questions is a dangerous place to go get answers. The Satanic trick is this, let people think they are correct on most questions, that when they stumble across the Calvinism questions they will believe them – after all it only takes 1 drop of poison in a nice big glass of refreshing water to kill someone.
Got Questions Kidz
Now they are targeting the kids with Got Questions Kidz. So many think this is a fantastic idea, but at the end of the day Got Questions ultimate goal is to turn Kidz into Calvinists.
There is a reason Calvinism is called Calvinism, Jehovah’s Witnesses called Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons called Mormons and Seventh-day Adventists called Seventh-day Adventists because its not called Christian. None of these doctrines are found in the bible – no where do I see Jesus telling us to follow the doctrine of Calvinism in the bible.
If you have to give your doctrine a name, like Calvinism, then people need to worry. The man who came up with the doctrine of Calvinism is John Calvin – he was a serial murderer, he murdered people who did not believe in his doctrine. Calvinists to this day can’t find anything wrong with this, they think murderers are godly men. See the following articles on John Calvin:
- The Legacy of John Calvin – Part 1
- The Legacy of John Calvin – Part 2
- The Legacy of John Calvin – Part 3
- Calvinists Justify the Known Murderer, John Calvin.
See ALL articles exposing Calvinism here: CALVINISM