Reformed Theology or Deformed Theology?
Doctrines of Grace or Disgrace?
By Jesse Morrell
Calvinism is a disgraceful theology because it denies the justice of God, the mercy of God, the grace of God, the omniscience of God, the love of God, the veracity of God, amongst many other things. It also teaches justification by works of the law, that there are sins that Jesus cannot deliver you from in this life, etc.
It denies the justice of God because it says that God commands of us the impossible, sends us to hell for being sinners when we were born sinners and could not help it, holds us accountable for another man’s sin which we had no knowledge of and gave no consent to, that God decreed that men would sin and they had no free will ability to avoid it and then God is angry with them for it and damns them on account of it, etc.
It denies the mercy of God because it says that God must punish all sin and consequently forgives no sin. It teaches that all penalty for sin must be executed and so no penalty is actually remitted. It says all debt must be paid and so no debt is pardoned or forgiven.
It denies the grace of God because it says that God must save those for whom Christ died because it would be unjust to punish them. Thus, those for whom Christ died are saved by justice and not by grace and it would be an injustice for them to be damned. God is not acting gracious when He saves those for whom Christ died but acts justly.
It denies the omniscience of God because it says that Christ obeyed the law on our behalf so that when you put your faith in Christ, His righteousness or works of the law are imputed to you so that when a believer sins, God does not see their sins but sees the imputed righteousness of Christ instead.
It denies the love of God by teaching that Jesus Christ did not die for everyone, that God does not want everyone to repent and be saved, that God eternally and unconditionally choose to damn the majority of mankind, etc.
It denies the veracity of God because while God calls men to repentance, He does not want them all to repent and actually withholds from them the ability necessary for them to repent. And then he blames them for their impenitence. And while God said that He would destroy Nineveh in forty days, He always knew that He would not.
It teaches justification by works of the law because it says that Christ obeyed the law for us in vicarious obedience and that His obedience to the law is imputed to us when we believe and we are justified in light of it because God looks at us and sees the perfect works of Christ. Thus, we are justified by works of the law.
It teaches that there are sins that Jesus Christ cannot deliver you from, that the power of sin is greater than the power of His grace because it teaches that you cannot stop sinning but must sin every day in word, thought, and deed, and that no man is able either of himself or by any grace received in this life to perfectly keep God’s commandments. Thus it excuses sinners, justifies their disobedience, and comforts them in their impenitence.
Calvinism is false doctrine and heresy that is wrong on so many points. I could go on and on but this is sufficient for now to show that it is utterly unbiblical and even satanic. Calvinism, also known as Reformed Theology and “the doctrines of grace” is really deformed theology – the doctrines of disgrace.