Great Sermon! I don't understand why people would want to call themselves a Calvinist instead of a Christian? How is that different from being a Buddhist? While I agree there are some verses that I don't understand, there are many more verses that I do understand such as Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. That's pretty clear. Actually, the Jews were God's chosen people but they rejected Him. John 1:11 says He came to His own and His own received Him not then verse 12 says but, as many as received Him to them gave he power to become the sons of God. The rest of the verse says we receive Him by believing on His name. When the chosen of God rejected Him, The gentiles were grafted in and now, all who put their trust in God, will be saved. Calvinism lays a stumbling block in front of people who may want to be saved and can cause those who are saved to doubt their salvation. The teaching of Calvinism genders strife and causes confusion which we know does not come from God. Thank you, Pastor Monte, for preaching the truth.
from Los Angeles
Great Sermon! I am a 4 point calvinist and you are seriously in error and slandering John Calvin, you should do some better research. John Calvin didn't believe in infant baptismal regeneration read the institutes of christian religion, and your history recount of Servetus is completely inaccurate. please dig deeper before slandering men. God bless you.
Shane Hokanson (1/12/2014)
Great Sermon! Good message with great reasoning by God's written word.
Pastor Monte, senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Avon, IN, was saved as a boy in January of his 8th grade school year, where he attended Fourth Baptist Christian Day School in Minneapolis. By 9th grade, the Lord had called him to preach under the ministry of his youth...