Hyper-Calvinism holds to the extreme and unscriptural
belief that God chose to save some individuals,
but not others. In other words,
Hyper-Calvinists believe that humans have no freewill in the matter of salvation at all.
Bible says quite the opposite.
1) You are predestined to either heaven or hell, and you
have no choice in the matter.
2) The Biblical term "predestinated" must prove the Hyper-Calvinist
1) Salvation is a free gift given by God
through the blood of Jesus Christ that you
can choose to accept or reject. Everyone in
the world can choose to repent and believe
on Christ to save them.
I Timothy 2:4-6 "Who will have all men
to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth. For there is one God, and one
mediator between God and men, the man Christ
Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to
be testified in due time."
II Peter 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."
Romans 5:18 "Therefore as by the
offence of one judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the righteousness
of one the free gift came upon all men unto
justification of life."
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."
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall
call upon the name of the Lord shall be
Acts 10:43 "To him give all the
prophets witness, that through his name
believeth in him shall receive remission of
Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by
hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
Ephesians 1:13 "In whom ye also
trusted, after that ye heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom
also after that ye believed, ye were sealed
with that holy Spirit of promise,"
I John 2:2 "And he is the
propitiation for our sins: and not for ours
only, but also for the sins of the whole
"To him give all the prophets witness, that
through his name
whosoever believeth in him shall
receive remission of sins."
Hebrews 2:9 "But we see Jesus, who
was made a little lower than the angels for
the suffering of death, crowned with glory
and honour; that he by the grace of God
should taste death for every man."
Acts 17:30 "And the times of this
ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth
all men every where to repent:"
Isaiah 45:22 "Look unto
me, and be ye saved,
all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else."
John 5:40 "And ye will not come to
me, that ye might have life."
John 6:45 "It is written in the
prophets, And they shall be all taught of
God. Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto
John 7:37 "In the last day, that
great day of the feast, Jesus stood and
cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink."
Rom. 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of
the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of
God unto salvation to every one that
believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
Titus 2:11 "For the
grace of God that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men"
"And being made perfect, he became the
author of eternal salvation unto all them
that obey him"
John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of
the water that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall give him
shall be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life."
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be
lifted up: That whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have eternal
life. 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.”
The Children of Israel simply had to
look up to the serpent in the wilderness and
they would be healed. People today must
simply look up to the cross to
Whosoever looked at the serpent was healed.
Whosoever looks to the cross is saved. There
is no mention of an elected group
in John 3—but
there is a definite
reference to a free will.
Notice how many of the verses above use the
word "whosoever". In every dictionary under
the sun you will find that the word
"whosoever" is defined by words and terms
such as "whoever" or "whatever person." To
believe that the word "whosoever" only
applies to a specific elected group as
hyper-Calvinists believe is ridiculous. Take
a look at Matt. 5:28: "But I say unto you,
looketh on a woman to lust after her hath
committed adultery with her already in his
heart." This verse simply means that whoever
looks on a woman to lust has committed
adultery in his heart. By the same token, it
is common sense that whoever believes
receives salvation. There are no exceptions
to either scenerio.
2) God has elected the group of people who
accept Christ as their savior to be the ones
who will go to heaven. To say it a different
way, God has predetermined that all
believers will go to heaven, while all
unbelievers will go to hell.
Ephesians 1:4-6 "According as he hath
chosen us in him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be
holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of
children by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure of his will,"
God has chosen the group of people who are
"in him" to go to heaven. In other words,
God has chosen the group of people who have
faith in and are resting in what Jesus
Christ did on the cross to go to heaven.
These two verses in Ephesians are used by
Hyper-Calvinists to promote the theory that
God picked the individual winners and losers
before the world began. However, this
passage and terms like "predestinated" can
be easily explained by a simple analogy:
A bus station has two buses. One bus travels
to Los Angeles, while the other bus travels
to San Francisco. Travelers who choose to
get on the bus that will go to Los Angeles
will end up in Los Angeles and travelers who
choose to get on the bus to San Francisco
will go to San Francisco. The first bus was
predetermined or "predestined" to go to Los
Angeles and the second bus was predetermined
to go to San Francisco.
The point of the analogy is that all of the
travelers have a choice, just as all humans
have a choice in their destination after
this life. Travelers have a freewill,
while the buses are predestined to go one
place or another. Those who choose to
believe will end up in heaven, while those
who choose not to believe will end up in San
Francisco--errr, I mean Hell.
This bus analogy explains the passage in
Ephesians. Now, we would like to hear
Hyper-Calvinists explain-away the
overwhelming number of verses mentioned
above and found throughout the rest of the
But, how come two
people can hear the same sermon and only one
of them gets saved?
According to the verses below
there are two major reasons why some people
do not believe while others do: (1) a person
resists the conviction of the Holy Ghost
(i.e. does not want to truly believe), (2)
the devil tricks people into not believing
the gospel (e.g. perhaps the devil brings a
hypocrite relative or an atheist professor
into the person's life to add confusion).
"Ye stiffnecked and
uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do
always resist the Holy Ghost: as your
fathers did, so do ye."
Matt. 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
thou that killest the prophets, and stonest
them which are sent unto thee, how often
would I have gathered thy children together,
even as a hen gathereth her chickens under
her wings, and ye would not!"
"Those by the way side are they that
hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away
the word out of their hearts, lest they
should believe and be saved."
about Romans 9 which says that God chose
Jacob over Esau before they were born?
Romans 9, one must remember who God is. God
is omniscient, and he can see both the past
and the future as clearly as we see the
present. God hated Esau because he knew his
future and he knew the life Esau would live
and the decisions he would make. However,
the fact that God knows the life a person
will live does not mean that such a person
did not have a choice in how to live. All men
have a free will and can make whatever
choices they want, but God knows what
choices will be made. If you understand the
omniscience of God, then understanding
Romans 9 is easy. God knows what choices
people will make, and he chooses to have
mercy on the ones who seek and have faith in