I have run into a lot of Hyper Calvinists in Brazil, unfortunately.
These are people who believe that God already “Chose” who is going to Heaven and who is going to Hell.
It is very easy to refute this heresy.
Just read the verses that contradict this false teaching.
2Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us–ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
If there were no other verses in the bible speaking on this subject, this is good enough, by itself. God is longsuffering, and patient, why? Because He wants ALL to repent and get saved. What does all mean?
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Whosoever means anybody that believes
Now I know that there are “few that be saved”.
But Jesus paid the sin debt for the whole world, not just “the elect”.
1John 2:2 “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
Calvinists believe in a “limited” atonement. This is false doctrine according to the above verse.
The Elect? Who are the elect. Those who repent and believe are “chosen in Christ”.
Simply put, you only have eternal life if you are “IN” Christ. God already chose that those who repent and believe are the elect. God voted for you.
He gives every person a “free will”. The choice is up to you.
Luke 10:42 “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Mary chose to sit and listen to Jesus teach. She was not a robot. Those who reject God’s Word and do not listen to it can not get saved. Why?
They choose not to listen to the truth.
God’s foreknowledge. God knows who will receive the salvation He offers in Christ, and who will reject Christ. BUT.. He does not cause them to do that. Each individual makes their own choice. Foreknowlege is not causitive.
Revelation 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Here again, God pleads with whosoever, anybody, those that thirst for, want the truth, COME.. take The Water of Life Freely.!
1 Timothy 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
Again, God says He wants ALL men to be saved. God cannot contradict Himself. Any teaching that contradicts these doctrines are not “rightly dividing the Word of Truth”
God means what He says. He does not command all to repent, but know that there are those who have no CHOICE, and cannot repent. Each soul makes the choice.
He does not say “whosoever will” and not really mean it.
Praise God, He was patient with me.
Yes, God is sovereign, He is Boss. But He chose to give EVERYBODY a chance to repent , believe, and be born again, and added to the body of Christ, therefore the elect. Christ is all you need.
Are you saved?