Answers to My Brethren, "the Calvinists"
All of the following questions pertain to the doctrine, "Falling From Grace". In answer to these questions we have, by the grace of God, written a book. Seeing that this book exists as an answer to the following questions and more, all of the chapters and appendixes are available in the following webpages, and if you prefer to read it as a hard copy in hand it can be purchased at cost from Amazon.
QUESTION #2: "Please explain the Church of Wells doctrine of “unwilling sin.” (Video)
QUESTION #3: "Given that it has been stated by the elders of the CoW that a person can lose his salvation, please explain the following: John 8:29, "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." John 6:39, "And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day." If Jesus always does that which pleases the Father, and the will of the Father is that Jesus lose none, and that those who are given to Jesus will be raised (to glory), then how is it possible for Jesus to lose somebody by them losing salvation?” (Video)
QUESTION #4: "According to the Church of Wells, what must a person do in order to obtain and retain salvation?" (Video)
QUESTION #6: "Can a person whose salvation is once lost return to a state of grace?" (Video)
QUESTION #13: Have any of the elders ever lost his salvation? If so, how did he regain it? (Video)
A Guide to Our Answers of These Questions
The correlating links provided below pertain to each question that was asked.
Furthermore and in addition to the aforementioned answers, hear the voice of Leonard Ravenhill. The following video titled, "To the Calvinist", is dedicated to those of the illbehonest and HeartCry community, not out of spite, but of pure and earnest love, in hope that you would hearken to the voice of Leonard Ravenhill, a man whom you deem to be sent by God with a mantle like none other. There are many who have corrupted Ravenhill's burden to their own gain, however sincere they may be. May the Lord give you all some pause to hear from a man you claim to have an anointing unsurpassed by all in this generation.
"To the Calvinist"
by Leonard Ravenhill
by Leonard Ravenhill
The Major Burdens
The Idolatry of Church History:
"We've too many preachers studying Church History, and too few preachers making history. Studying Church History is an indoctrination which, very often becomes I think... 'brain washing'." (beware of "blind indoctrination")
Is modern Christianity the blood-bought Church?
"He didn't die for this freak of a thing! This powerless thing!This pale, pathetic, powerless, putrid Protestantism that dares to label itself with His Name!"
Is the Holy Ghost always with a man?
"The Holy Ghost may not come back to you...
Some of you preachers are preaching a theology and you're sheltering behind a denomination, and you're scared stiff to preach the revelations God has given you..."
"God's going to do a new thing in this generation."
How does a Saint Backslide?
"Resist. Strive. Grieve. ...when you finish that, He leaves you. You can't get back to God when you want."
"I have to put off the old man.
I have to put on the new man.
I have to renounce this world..."
"We're living in bankruptcy as the Church of Jesus Christ, compared with where we ought to live."
"Paul says, you're to put on the whole armor of God - it's not something automatic you've got to put it on."
(shun over-simplistic definitions of The Atonement)
To the Backslider:
"Tonight, in one act of mercy, He can take your record and cast it behind His back forever..."
"He'll be weeping until you come back. You said no to His blood."
(a backslider is a regenerated man under the guilt of unforgiven sin)
Cleansing From Sin:
"Lord, I'm glad that Fountain is still open tonight..."
(cleansing from sin is a present continuous experience)
We're Going to be Found Out:
"But if I am living now with eternal life, why should I need to change before I get into heaven?"
"'Don't you worry, God will never forsake you... it doesn't matter, you may leave Him but He will never leave you.' That is entirely against the scripture."
"If the Spirit troubles you this morning, thank God He is troubling you... before you go to hell."
What Pastoral Burden?
"You think they'd go in to that sin if they had an eye on the Judgment Seat?"
(that the fallen would be restored by rediscovering the Judgment Seat)
The State of the Church:
"The Church is asleep today."
"God only had one problem in the Old Testament, and that was Israel. And I believe Almighty God only has one problem in the world tonight, and it's not communism or romanism, it's the Church of the Living God!" "The Glory has departed!"
(the Church has fallen asleep... are you awake?)
The Church needs God:
"You're too late, I'm getting rid of you. Your House is left desolate.
You say America needs God, no she doesn't... the Church needs God! If the Church gets God, America would soon feel it - she'd be staggering."
"There's one promise God hasn't kept... I think He's about to do it: He said He'd spew us out of His mouth."
Who's the Bride of Christ?
#1) Him that overcometh.
#2) Those of us who are living in victory
#3) Walking in the Light.
#4) Walking in the Spirit.
#5) No bitterness.
#6) No defeat.
#7) Your living in union with the will of God.
#8) People hate you and despise you.
"You don't want Jesus to come as you are now..."
The State of the Church:
"Your Church has no vision, because you have no vision. The Church has no passion, because you have no passion."
"He's not coming for a limping, lame, ragged woman..."
"The hindrance to His coming tonight is that the Church is impure." "Do you think Jesus died for this dirty, rotten system we call 'Christianity'?" (preacher, have you prepared the Bride?)
A Midnight Cry:
"There is only one reason that the world is going to hell tonight, and that is because of the unbelief of the Church."
"I believe almost (not all), almost every pulpit in the land is an insult to the Lord Jesus today." (will you respond to the cry?)