Is the simple gospel really calvinism?

Ales Rarus has now made himself really clear. I can understand what he is saying, but struggle to recognise it as Biblical. You see, Ales seems to have understood instinctively what many an Arminian has tried to deny- if we accept that man really has a totally free will, that gives man some of the credit for his salvation and also makes it insecure. I am not happy with that concept.

His points are logical, but I beg to disagree with what he goes onto say:-

“# God gave man free will so that we might choose freely to love Him.
# Faith is a product of grace, which is given by God. We must be open to receiving that grace. If grace is irresistible, then we have imperfect free will.
# We must accept Jesus Christ by our own free will and live by His commandments.
# By opening ourselves to grace through faith, we become members of the elect who shall receive eternal life.
# That membership is not permanent. If it were, then grace is irresistible and we consequently have imperfect free will.
# Therefore, there are choices we can make (i.e sins we can commit) that separate us from God and remove us from the company of the elect.
# Like Paul, we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling and strive to finish the good race.
# God gives us sustaining grace, spiritual sustenance if you will, if we ask for it and through sacraments.”

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About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London which has sites in Enfield, Wood Green and Ilford. Adrian serves as part of Jubilee's leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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