Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Considering Converting to Arminianism

Embedded video from CNN Video

I found this at the following link. One of the comments provides an explanation for this very odd statement.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reformation Society Meeting

February 27th at 6 pm
Calvary Baptist Church
2902 E. F-30. Mikado, MI

The North East Michigan Reformation Society will meet at Calvary Baptist Church for our Reformation Bible Study. For further information including phone number and email adress go to Calvary Baptist's web page

The Scripture passage we will be studying together is Hebrews 6:1-8. Everyone will participate by asking questions of the three presenters and coming to conclusions (application) together; so, everyone should study this passage to be prepared. If there are any who cannot attend but would like to ask questions, please, feel free to email me. I will be sure your questions are brought to the pastors. The teachers for this Reformation Bible study will be Pastor Dave Sarafolean of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Pastor David Dee of Christ Our Life Church, and Pastor Gary Page of Edwards Community Church.

Everyone is welcome pastors, elders, deacons, their wives, and all who love the Scripture's.

Soli Deo Gloria
Ken Clouse

Monday, February 2, 2009

John Calvin

This year 2009 is the 500th birthday of John Calvin. Calvinism seems the rage of today. Maybe it’s because of Calvin‘s 500th birthday. A birthday gift I guess, an honorable mention maybe, this year we all will be Calvinists! Let me warn everyone though not all Calvinists are Calvinists!

I have read remarks by newspaper columnists “this pastor has taken the doctrinal position of Calvinism, he is preaching Total Depravity.”Another TV preacher openly claims, "I am a Calvinist." Total depravity is his total description of Calvinism “I am a Calvinist” he is void however of Calvin‘s convictions in his ministry.

To be an adherent of Calvinism some believe it is essential to subscribe to the following acrostic T.U.L.I.P: total depravity of man, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. When thinking of Calvinism men stumble at these five points. They loose their footing at the very beginning of Calvinism. Wow, do they have problems with the 5 points above, especially with limited atonement. Going through these five points is like a runner jumping the hurdles. On one or more of the five points it’s easy to catch your foot on the obstacle of humanism (human based morality).

In my opinion, there is no Calvinism with out "all" the five points above. But even so, this is still just a small beginning (part) of Calvinism, believe me the five points of Calvinism is not Calvinism totally. One must read the Institutes of the Christian Religion and Calvin‘s Commentaries of the Holy Scripture. Calvinism is a total love for God breathed Scripture. Calvinism is a total lack of fear of Scripture. Calvinism is holiness toward God. Calvinism is "God Supreme."

Read Calvin's commentaries on the Scriptures, read his Harmony of the Law. Read his Institutes of the Christian Religion. Read his Of Prayer-A perpetual Exercise of Faith. Calvinism is more than the five points. Read it all. You will love Calvinism i.e Bible Theology. You can find Calvin's writings at

Ken Clouse