The Arminian Christ vs. The Christ of the Bible (a short addendum)

Grant Swart

The scene above pictures the absolute powerlessness of man against the elements of nature in which we live. Man and matter at the mercy of a mere ocean wave. Although it certainly is an imposing wave and a very small island, it depicts a miniature occurrence in the scope of the vastness of Creation and the (un)known universe. A single solar flare from our own sun contains sufficient energy to vaporize, in an instant, everything we recognize as our home, planet Earth and beyond.

Considering these facts, it seems ludicrous that we would even think to challenge or question the omnipotence of God in relation to our salvation, in the way that those of Arminian persuasion do. Those who believe, by their pride, that they occupy positions of particular importance before a Sovereign God and that they can ‘choose’ God on behalf of His Son; that they can simply decide by themselves to change their sinful behaviour and thereby manipulate His decision regarding their salvific position, are surely deceived.

A few months ago I wrote an article entitled The Arminian Christ vs. The Christ of the Bible. You can find it in our articles section of July 2011 or you can link to it by clicking here:. More recently, one of Charles Spurgeon’s quotes was brought to my attention (one of many by the great preacher), which illustrates his position on this exact subject. Many of his quotes are certainly worth reminding ourselves of from time to time. This one is no exception:

I do not serve the god of the Arminians at all; I have nothing to do with him, and I do not bow down before the Baal they have set up; he is not my God, nor shall he ever be; I fear him not, nor tremble at his presence…The God that saith today and denieth tomorrow, that justifieth today and condemns the next…is no relation to my God in the least degree. He may be a relation of Ashtaroth or Baal, but Jehovah never was or can be his name.” – C.H. Spurgeon

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2 thoughts on “The Arminian Christ vs. The Christ of the Bible (a short addendum)

  1. Hi,

    I would dearly love for you to do a study of Exodus 32:7-10.

    One of the most important questions in TORAH is, “Was Moshe schizophrenic & hearing voices in his head or was YHWH really talking to him?

    If Moshe WAS schizophrenic then the whole Chosen People & Promised Land thing is dead in the water & the Arabs have as much right to the land as anyone else.

    If YHWH was REALLY talking to Moshe, then He was the FIRST anti-Semite!

    Exodus 32:7-10

    7 At the same time, the LORD said to Moses, “Go down from this mountain. Your people, the people you brought out of the land of Egypt, have committed a terrible sin. 8 They have very quickly turned away from what I commanded them to do. They made a calf from melted gold for themselves. They are worshiping that calf (Moloch) and making HUMAN sacrifices to it. The people have said, ‘Israel, these are the gods that led you out of Egypt.’”
    9 The LORD said to Moses, “I have seen these people, and I know that they are very stubborn. They will always turn against me. 10 So now let me DESTROY THEM in anger. Then I will make a great nation from you.”

    What is YHWH saying to Moses in Exodus 32:7-10?

    He is saying He is sick and tired of this people and wants to wipe off the face of the earth!

    Do you think YHWH is an anti-Semite?

    If anyone was to say that Jews should be wiped off the face of the earth, he would be called an anti-Semite!

    Why did Moses have 3,000 Israelites slaughtered in Exodus 32:21-28?

    Do you know that the worship consisted of human sacrifice?

    Do you know Jews did this type of worship all through the Bible and that it is taught in the Jewish Talmud TODAY?

    Do you know that the leaven of the Pharisees is published as the Babylonian Talmud today?

    Have you obeyed Jesus and studied the leaven of the Pharisees?

    You cannot understand Matthew 15, Matthew 23 or John 8:44-47 unless you have studied the Babylonian Talmud.

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  2. Leonardo

    Thank you again for your comment.

    The question of whether Moses was schizophrenic, or not, could be problematic for those who reject the Word of God. The Bible, the inspired Word of God, tells us clearly that God spoke to Moses, if you do not believe that, then you don’t believe the Word of God. You cannot randomly choose to believe certain parts of the Bible because the Torah or the false writings in the Talmud have lead you to a different or unclear understanding.

    The fact that God actually spoke to Moses does not make him anti-Semitic. The fact that God punished evil men through Moses does not make the punisher anti-Semitic. The fact that those who were destroyed were Israelites did not excuse them from being faithful to God or from obeying His commandments.

    Your assertions are that certain people are above or beyond the sovereign control of God. That is an erroneous and deadly assumption. No nation or race of people can escape the wrath of a Holy God and we are in no position to question His decisions. (Rom 9:20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? )

    Your entire argument is based on two assumptions, both false. You say that either God was anti-Semitic or Moses was deluded. Don’t be ridiculous now, Leonardo! God did not want to wipe the Semites off the face of the earth, because if He did He would have succeeded and there would certainly be no Semites alive today. No, God wants to wipe evil men off the face of the earth, whether they are Semites, Irish or Chinese. Moses had 3000 Israelites slaughtered in Exodus because they were evil and against God. Many more thousands of evil men of all races and nationalities have been slaughtered for the same reasons since then and many more will be.

    The Talmud, whether of Babylonian or Jewish origin, is not the inspired Word of God and is not from God. If we needed to consult the Talmud in any form, the birth of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death would have been unnecessary. The Talmud was written by unbelievers, evil men, and is subsequent to the Word of God. It was written in opposition to God, not in support of Him. The leading enemies of Jesus Christ were the same Pharisaical people who were responsible for the Talmud and the death of the Messiah. If you believe that you need to study the Talmud in order to understand the Word of God, you are being tragically deceived.

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