Why I Am Not A Calvinist by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman

Why I Am Not A Calvinist by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman

Author:Dr. Peter S. Ruckman [Ruckman, Dr. Peter S.]
Language: eng
Format: mobi, epub
Publisher: BB Bookstore
Published: 2011-10-12T04:00:00+00:00

The Fruitfulness of


After observing the fruits of the “Sovereign Grace” and “Lordship Salvation” eggheads for nearly half a century, I have come to the conclusion that I could enjoy fellowship with a Roman Catholic archbishop as quickly as I could enjoy fellowship with John Calvin.

I could no more have Christian fellowship with a batbrain like John Calvin or Aurelius Augustine than I could with a batbrain like James White or Stewart Custer.

Calvin believed that babies could be regenerated by sprinkling, and that water put babies into a covenant like “circumcision” had done, forgetting that no FEMALE could get into any covenant if circumcision was required!

He rejected all of Exodus chapter 35 on the grounds that no one had a free will, and no one’s “heart” could stir them up unless God did it (See vss. 5, 10, 21–22, 25, 29 where the Holy Spirit corrected John Calvin SIX TIMES in one chapter!) John Calvin denied the rapture and the literal promises to Israel (Gen. 13, 15, 22; Deut. 30), which he spiritualized and applied to his own church (Isa. 2, 11, 66, etc.). He denied the coming of the Son of Perdition (2 Thess. 2), the reign of Jesus Christ at Jerusalem on David’s throne (Luke 1:30–33), and the Judgment Seat of Christ (Rom. 14:10).

Ole’ TULIP Johnny taught “Theonomy”—you could make a city or country “Christian” by enforcing the laws of the Mosaic covenant on Gentiles, thus fulfilling “thy kingdom come,” etc. He taught that although a sinner was DEAD spiritually (and could not receive Jesus Christ), he was still held accountable for NOT receiving Jesus Christ: non-elect sinners had to go to Hell for failing to do something GOD PREVENTED THEM FROM DOING (see Augustine, p. 15). And ole’ Johnny the Speculator could no more explain how Old Testament saints were saved than he could explain “the everlasting now.” All Old Testament saints died in Adam (Gen. 5:1–4), not ONE of them was “made in the image of God,” and not one of them was “quickened” (Eph. 2:1–5) by ANY Spirit before, or AFTER, believing ANYTHING.

Am I a “Calvinist?” Not in ANY sense of the meaning of the term.

When I was asked by a board of five-point, TULIP Calvinists (BJU, 1952) whether I was an Arminian or a Calvinist, I replied, “I am an Arminian till I get to Calvary, and after that I am a Calvinist.” They didn’t like THAT one either (see p. 2–4)! Whining crybabies have “a time of it.”

But the greatest reason for taking a clear-cut stand against Calvinism, where it concerns “quickening” and “regeneration,” is the fact that the Apostle Paul clearly nullified Calvin’s entire theological system in 1 Corinthians 4:14, 9:22; and 1 Timothy 2:4, 6; and then told you to follow HIM (1 Cor. 11:1) instead of Johnny. Paul despised “eternal decrees”: he doesn’t mention the word “decree” one time in thirteen epistles. He didn’t waste two verses talking about Jesus Christ as a Begotten “God.” He didn’t waste one verse on anyone being “begotten” before they were born (see p.


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