John Calvin Or Jesus Christ?

God loves all the children of the world. Jesus said:

“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14).

How sad it is then that some religious leaders teach that God hates many children and has predestined them to Hell before they are even born. Says one man named John Calvin:

“I again ask how it is that the fall of Adam involves so many nations with their infant children in eternal death without remedy, unless that it so seemed meet to God? . . . The decree, I admit, is dreadful; and yet it is impossible to deny that God foreknew what the end of man was to be before he made him, and foreknew, because he had so ordained by his decree.’… ‘Nor ought it to seem absurd when I say, that God not only foresaw the fall of the first man, and in him the ruin of his posterity; but also at his own pleasure arranged it.’ (Institutes, 3.23.7, 4.16.6)

Not only does Calvin make God responsible for the entrance of sin in the world (“at His own pleasure arranged it”), he makes Him responsible for the eternal death of infant children. What a huge difference from what God and His Son actually teach in the Scriptures!

God does not delight in wickedness friends (James 1:17; Psalm 5:4). Why not today accept His loving call and turn to Him for salvation?

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