A Rebuttal of Hyper-Calvinism

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Hyper-Calvinism is the belief that God saves the elect through His sovereign will with little or no use of the means 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 result of this is that the Hyper-Calvinist has very little, if any, desire to evangelize the lost. On the other hand, if he does, he will not make an effort to convince the unbeliever to the saving faith of Jesus Christ. Most churches or denominations that hold to Hyper-Calvinistic theology are characterized by coldness, and a lack of assurance of faith. There is little emphasis on God's love for the lost and His own people but rather an unbiblical and destructive emphasis upon 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 in Daniel 11:35 “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, what doest thou?”

The Bible emphasizes God’s sovereignty in 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 states that the Christian is commanded to be fervent and unwavering in his/her sharing with unbelievers; as ambassadors for Christ, we are to plead with people to be reconcil...

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...3, volume II, The History of the Reformation. However, what about those infants who are not born of elect parents? Those who believe in God’s sovereign election of the ‘few,’ also believe that non-elect” babies who die will spend eternity suffering in hell. John Calvin said, “there are babies a span long in hell.” Babies in hell? How absurd! That makes a Just God into an unjust God. How can a just God in good conscience send a human that is not of age to understand that they are sinful and in need of a Savior? It is not possible! Moreover, what is the conclusion of all the evidence we have seen in the Word of God? Calvinism and Arminianism, neither are Baptist, their roots come from Protestantism and Romanism, I am not Reformed nor Presbyterian. I am Baptist and what I believe can be traced back to the first Christians and the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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