The Irony of being a King James Bible believer
God must have a sense of humor. The angels who are looking on, must be doing a collective forehead smack as they see what is going on down here.
Most King James Bible believers (and I most definitely am one of them) have a great repsct for men like the King James Bible translators, whom God used to give us the greatest Book ever printed that is believed by thousands of God’s people to be the complete and inerrant words of God.
And yet, the King James Bible translators, as well as the underlying Greek texts of Stephanus and Beza used in making this magnificent translation, were all (horror or horrors) “Calvinists”.
And other great men of the faith known by most of us were also Calvinists. Men like C.H. Spurgeon, John Bunyan- who wrote Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688), Noah Webster, famous for his 1828 English Dictionary which bears his name, Augustus Toplady, who wrote Rock of Ages, Cleft for me (1740-1778), J.N. Darby 1800-1882 influential teacher among the Plymouth Brethren and the father of modern Dispensationalism, Martin Luther (1483-1546), John Knox (1505-1572), John Wycliffe - first translated the Bible into English (1320-1384), William Tyndale - of the Tyndale New Testament of 1525, John Foxe of Foxes Book of Martyrs (1517-1587), John Gill, Baptist pastor, teacher and world known Bible commentator (1697 - 1771), Matthew Henry who wrote the famous commentary that bears his name (1662-1714), Jonathon Edwards, theologian and preacher who was used mightily during the Great Awakening revivals in America and famous for his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1703-1758), Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) to name but a few.
And most King James Bible believers are strongly anti-Roman Catholic because of all their false doctrines and their Vatican supervised modern perversions like the ESV, NIV, NASB, NET, etc. which, IRONICALLY most present day “Calvinists” are promoting.
And who is it that teaches “Free Will” theology as their official doctrine? Why…it’s the same Roman Catholic Church and it comes right out of the Catholic Catechism.
"Free will" theology is Roman Catholic Doctrine
The Roman Catholic Catechism
CHAPTER ONE THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
1730 God created man a rational being, conferring on him the dignity of a person who can initiate and control his own actions. "God willed that man should be 'left in the hand of his own counsel,' so that he might of his own accord seek his Creator and freely attain his full and blessed perfection by cleaving to him."26
Man is rational and therefore like God; he is created with free will and is master over his acts.27
I. FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
1731 Freedom is the power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so to perform deliberate actions on one's own responsibility. By free will one shapes one's own life. Human freedom is a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness; it attains its perfection when directed toward God, our beatitude.
II. HUMAN FREEDOM IN THE ECONOMY OF SALVATION
1743 "God willed that man should be left in the hand of his own counsel (cf. Sir 15:14), so that he might of his own accord seek his creator and freely attain his full and blessed perfection by cleaving to him" (GS 17 § 1).
1747 The right to the exercise of freedom, especially in religious and moral matters, is an inalienable requirement of the dignity of man.
Folks, it doesn’t get more ironic than this.
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