Did Calvin die for you? No! Did Arminius die for you? No! Did Luther die for you? No! Did Peter and popes and Paul die for you? Of course not! There is only one who died for all men, Yeshua ha Mashiach. Beloved, Calvin and Arminius both usurped doctrine over the one true gospel. They ceased preaching the gospel, or never preached it at all. For to declare doctrine over the one true gospel is to depart from the true gospel and the grace of God. And the one true gospel is the Christ, Yeshua of Nazareth, died for our sins according to the writings of the prophets (Tanach or Old Testament), He was buried and He rose again according to the Old Testament (Tanach).
Calvin and Arminius did not preach the one true gospel by their writings I have read. And their doctrine shows their fall from grace, if there ever was grace. Arminius declared that men have a free will. We are either a slave to sin, or a slave to righteousness. Either our father is the Father of lights, or the false accuser, the father of lies. Man does not have a free will. He cannot make a decision for Christ. Look at the conversion of Paul that was set forth a pattern of grace for us. Where is free will in his conversion? There is none. There is God knocking Paul down. There is only the will of God. For God chooses us, the election of grace, before we did any evil or good.
Calvin speaks of limited atonement and God not loving all men. Calvin and those who follow him say that God hates the majority of men, and loves a few. The words of Yeshua the Mashiach state, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son”. James another apostolos says, “the end of the Lord is the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercies”. And the word of the Lord over and over states “His mercy endureth forever.” The fruit of Calvin’s doctrine is obvious in the consenting of the death of Servetus. How can a man who consents to the death of another, have life abiding with him? For the letter killeth, but the Spirit of the Father who zealously only testifies of Yeshua gives life.
Calvin preached eternal security, that a believer cannot fall from grace. This is self-evident in the grace of God in the writings of the apostolos, that a believer can fall from grace, else there would be no false prophets, for false prophets, antichristos come from us. But what use is it for a man to say believers can fall from grace, and that they have a free will. This is what Arminius taught. Part of a truth is no truth at all. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. A little false doctrine effects all one’s doctrine.
Beloved, whether Calvin or Arminius or Luther, they did not die for you. I say by the Spirit of the Lord that all denominations without exception are contrary to Christ. The assemblies of God are simply known by the place they are found, where the candlestick has been placed by God.