Originally Posted by Robert Pate
Can you explain to me how Calvinists add predestination to the Gospel? Just because you don't agree with their notion of predestination doesn't mean that they've added it to the Gospel. (Especially considering that predestination in some form is mentioned in the NT.)
Oddly enough, Calvinists don't think they're saved through they're Calvinism.
Have you ever considered that you may be the one in the "box of religion"?
Whatever you put ahead of the Gospel is another Gospel.
Calvinist believe that they are predestinated to be saved, that is another Gospel.
There is only one way to be saved and that is by faith in Christ. Many Calvinist believe that God makes them or causes them to have faith in Christ. This is really an insult to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God must MAKE people to believe on his Son Jesus Christ? Kind of reminds me of a shotgun wedding.
There is no scripture anywhere in the Bible that says God has predestinated anyone to heaven or to hell.
If predestination were a valid doctrine the Bible would be full of it. There is nothing.