The greatest missionaries are not calvinist!

The greatest missionaries are not calvinist

(Or try these recent posts: Why are calvinists afraid to answer simple straightforward questions Not a single calvinist has been clever enough to be able to answer even one of these questions. What a conundrum! Can you answer them? Also have a look at the satanic occultic background of calvinism as it relates to freemasonry in Calvinist connections with freemasonry) Remember, silence is the greatest complement a calvinist can pay to those who oppose the heresies of calvinism!

Why are the greatest missionaries not calvinists? The simple answer is that, like the JWs, calvinists can never know if they are truly one of the chosen ones until the end. So, also like JWs, they show great zeal for evangelism, not because it might save others, but because it might score more points with the calvinist God and better demonstrate their own salvation, that is, making sure of their election. Read on!

So many calvinists get caught boasting about how they are the greatest of evangelists. They do this whenever anyone accuses calvinism of being non-evangelical. But when we look at the plain facts, it is clear that biblical evangelism is a complete waste of time in calvinist theology. Calvinism teaches that the calvinist God has already chosen from the beginning of time those who will go to heaven and those who will go to hell, and that not one person can ever have any personal say in the matter. Nothing anyone can say or do can ever make any difference to that choice made by the calvinist God. Calvinism teaches that no-one is able to do anything to change the choice that the calvinist God has made for them.

Some calvinists teach that the calvinist God uses the gospel to draw people to himself, yet that, too, is impossible according to their doctrine. They teach that those chosen for heaven (the “elect” of God) must be regenerated (born again, made alive) before they can respond to the calvinist God in any way. They must be regenerated before they can hear and respond to the gospel. Regeneration (being born again) has to occur before anyone may respond to anything to do with the calvinist God.

Therefore, according to calvinism, the gospel is irrelevant to those who have been chosen for hell, for they can never be saved anyway. It is likewise irrelevant to those who have been chosen for heaven, for they must be given new life (regenerated or born again) before they are able to respond to the gospel. In fact, the elect of the calvinist God will go to heaven regardless of whether they hear the gospel or not. In the end, they will go to heaven because the calvinist God has decreed this, and the rest will go to hell because the calvinist God has decreed this also. The only thing that determines your eternal destiny is whether the calvinist God has chosen you for heaven or for hell! There is no other factor at all! Wherever the calvinist God ordains for you is your destiny. Get used to it. You have absolutely no say in the matter and never will have any say. You will do as you are told; end of story.

So why do calvinists try to portray the image that they are such great evangelists? One reason is that they are trying to look like genuine Christians who are called to evangelise the lost. However, calvinists are not called to evangelise the lost because that would be a total waste of their precious time. But they must be seen to evangelise the lost if they want to have the appearance of being biblical. Accuse a calvinist of lacking a desire to preach the gospel and he will react. He will vehemently cry that he is very evangelical. He’ll tell you how he hands out tracts, and prays for the lost. (Never mind that he is forced to believe that tracts are useless according to his doctrines, nor that praying of any sort is irrelevant to a calvinist because the calvinist God has already decreed all things that are to come to pass.) He will tell you of all the great calvinist “evangelists” and “missionaries” who have gone before. (Never mind that if they were calvinists, then they also had to believe that their ministry was irrelevant, for unless the calvinist God had already chosen the converts, none would ever be truly converted. And those who had been chosen would still be saved even if the missionaries never went out! Such is the calvinist doctrine.)

But there’s another reason why calvinists make such a big deal of their evangelistic endeavours. You see, calvinists teach that no-one may choose by his own free will to be saved. Only the calvinist God may choose and nothing you can do will ever change that. So how does a calvinist know he is one of the elect of God? That is probably the most difficult question you can ask a calvinist, because the simple answer is that he can never truly know until he dies. He has to persevere to the end in order to demonstrate his elect status. If a calvinist falls away before the end, they have to teach that he was never one of the chosen ones in the first place.

Genuine Christians who have responded to the biblical gospel have called upon the name of the Lord to be saved (Romans 10:13). They know when they did this, and they know that they have been born again. They are saved by Jesus, born again by God’s Spirit and given eternal life; this is their salvation. They know they have Jesus the Son of God in their lives and therefore they are assured that they have eternal life (1 John 5:11-13). They have a point of reference that defines their salvation. At any time they feel unsure of their salvation, they only have to look back to that point of reference (when they called upon the name of the Lord to be saved) to be reassured. They do their good works because they are saved. Their good works are the consequence of their salvation, not the cause.

But not so with the calvinist. He can have no point of reference demonstrating the time when he chose to call upon the name of the Lord, for he is not permitted to believe in the use of his own free will to choose to be saved. He is not permitted to call upon the name of the Lord to be born again, for he must be born again before he is able to call upon the name of the Lord. Even if a calvinist calls upon the name of the Lord to be saved, he is still heading for hell unless the calvinist God has already chosen him as one of his elect. Calvinists teach that you must be on the list to go to heaven or else calling upon the name of the Lord to be saved cannot save you.

So the question remains: How can a calvinist know that he is one of the ones chosen for heaven? The simple answer is, as stated above, that he cannot know for certain until the day he dies. What defines whether or not a person is one of the calvinist elect, then? It’s simple; he has to demonstrate by his good works that he is one of the elect. No works means no election. I know that James 2:17 says that faith without works is dead. And this is very true. However, for the genuine Christian, works are the consequence of his faith. The calvinist also claims that his works are the consequence of his faith, yet, because he has no point of reference such as calling upon the name of the Lord to be saved, then his works are his only point of reference to demonstrate his elect status.

Take away a Christian’s works and he remains a Christian because he recalls his personal choice to call on the name of the Lord to be saved. (If he continues without works then his decision to be saved might not have been genuine, though.) But, take away a calvinist’s works and he can no longer be one of the elect. He claims his works are the result of being chosen by the calvinist God, but if those works disappear, then there is no other way to define him being one of those chosen for heaven. If he is chosen for heaven, he will do those works as naturally as breathing. (The calvinist God will ensure this!) But a calvinist without works is like a calvinist who has stopped breathing. (No works means no God in his life and therefore he can’t be alive.) So he must have works or else he cannot demonstrate in any way his elect status.

What works demonstrate a calvinist’s elect status? Chiefly, he must do those things that he is required to do; that is, he must demonstrate obedience to the laws and commands of the calvinist God. These include being good, avoiding such things as swearing, adultery, greed etc. In past days it was the seven deadly sins that had to be shunned in order to be one of the elect of the calvinist God. They called themselves puritans and they took pledges against those deadly sins, especially the temperance pledge. Evangelism then was mainly designed to produce more puritan people, people who lived good clean “pure” lives. (The English version of the “Snakes and Ladders” game was originally designed to encourage puritan living. The snakes represented the evils and the ladders represented the virtues.)

Originally calvinists were never big on evangelising the lost with the biblical gospel. Their gospel was more to do with living pure lives including going to church; this defined those of elect status. But today the calvinists have made a huge marketing push to build acceptability among the more evangelical churches. If they wanted to be portrayed as genuine Christians, then they had to be seen as great evangelists for the sake of the biblical gospel (even when they were not).

When calvinists are asked why they carry out the Great Commission, they will generally reply something along the lines of: “Because we are commanded to do so.” They can’t truthfully reply that it actually might save the lost, because the calvinist God has already decided who the lost will be from the beginning. According to calvinism, the Great Commission cannot ever make any difference to who gets saved and who gets lost.

So why have so many calvinists apparently been such active preachers and missionaries? The answer is simple. If works are the measure of your elect status, then more works means a more certain elect status, especially if you are not permitted to claim your free will decision to be saved as evidence of your elect status. The greater your works, the greater your esteem among the calvinists, and the greater your own self-esteem. If you could be a great preacher or evangelist then this would help greatly to portray you as one of the elect.

However, if evangelistic zeal were the measure of your salvation, then the JWs would be first in the line waiting to get into heaven, and the mormons would be close behind. Evangelistic zeal therefore is not the measure of your salvation.

You must remember that Calvin taught that his god could give a temporary faith, an inferior operation of the spirit, and that even those who appeared to be very good calvinists could fall away one day. Such people were then never actually one of the elect of the calvinist God. (See Calvin’s Institutes Bk 3 Ch 2 Section 11) And the fact is that there is not one calvinist today who can ever be sure that he is truly one of the elect of the calvinist God. They may only be assured if they reach the end of their lives not having fallen away first. Not one may be assured that he has not been given a temporary faith!

It’s not hard to see now why calvinists are so keen to be seen as great men and women of their calvinist God. It’s only their works which give them some right to be called the children of the calvinist God. The Bible says But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12) but the calvinist cannot accept that we can receive Christ, nor may we be permitted to choose to believe on His name. Therefore they must do the works to assure themselves and others that they are the sons of the calvinist God.

Therefore, calvinists need to do works to ensure their elect status continues to exist, for without such works, they are at risk of being declared lost by the calvinist God who might have given them a temporary faith. Calvinists have to have great preachers and missionaries of whom to boast. The truth is that they have nothing else to demonstrate their elect status. They are forced to boast of their works, their zeal for evangelism, their puritan behaviour, in fact, their life is their only testimony they can have. Without that, they still may not be saved, even though they have done some works and are considered one of the calvinist elect today.

John Piper spells out very clearly just how important it is to maintain your good works or else be deemed never saved in the first place.
I’ll be very personal, to give it it’s sharpest point. If in the coming years I commit apostasy and fall away from Christ, it will not be because I have not tasted of the word of God and the Spirit of God and the miracles of God. I have drunk of his word. The Spirit has touched me. I have seen his miracles and I have been his instrument for a few.
But if, over the next ten or twenty years, John Piper begins to cool off spiritually and lose interest in spiritual things and become more fascinated with making money and writing Christless books — if I buy the lie that a new wife would be exhilarating and that the children can fend for themselves and that the church of Christ is a drag and that the incarnation is a myth and that there is one life to live, so let us eat, drink, and be merry — if that happens, then know that the truth is this: John Piper was mightily deceived in the first fifty years of his life.
His faith was an alien vestige of his father’s joy. His fidelity to his wife was a temporary passion and compliance with social pressure. His fatherhood was the outworking of natural instincts. His preaching was driven by the love of words and crowds. His writing was a love affair with fame. And his praying was the deepest delusion of all — an attempt to get God to supply the resources of his vanity.
Clearly Piper is not assured of eternity in heaven unless he endures to the end without falling away!

If the calvinist couldn’t boast of calvinist missionary zeal and endeavour, then the calvinist cannot boast of being one of the calvinist elect. He is only one of the elect as long as he is able to boast of his works. Without such boasting he is lost, and can never be saved. And if he cannot boast of great calvinist missionaries, then his whole doctrine is lost and he can never be saved. “The life we live, not the words we speak, determines our eternal destiny” is the true gospel of the calvinist.

JWs do their evangelism because their salvation depends on it. They don’t know how much is needed, so they strive hard to achieve the works that will ensure their full salvation. Those who work harder will be ahead of them in the queue; others who work less will be behind them. There is great incentive to do as much evangelising as possible. It’s like studying for an exam; you keep on studying because you can never know if you have studied enough until you get your exam results.

And the same applies to the calvinist. His works are the only justification of his faith, the only evidence that defines his faith. He has to work hard, for who knows how much is considered sufficient to be declared one of the elect? He has no certificate saying he is chosen for heaven, no proofs at all, and if he has no works, he is probably lost. And unlike the genuine Christian, he cannot even claim his testimony to have called upon the name of the Lord to be saved. He claims that his works are the consequence of his election, yet effectively his works have to be treated as the cause of his election. As one calvinist has said, “The life we live, not the words we speak, determines our eternal destiny.

Calvinists work as if their life depended upon the work they do, and indeed it does, according to their doctrines. And the JWs are the same; they must work until they drop for the sake of their salvation. At least I have my testimony of having called upon the name of the Lord to be saved. I know I have eternal life and I know I am going to heaven. I do my works because I know I am saved. The calvinist does his works in case he is not saved!

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Calvinist connections with freemasonry

Calvinist connections with freemasonry

Freemasonry is an evil satanic false religion. And many calvinists are freemasons. Research reveals the link between calvinism and freemasonry.

The Huguenots
Huguenots were French Protestants who held to the Reformed, or Calvinist, tradition of Protestantism. The term has its origin in early-16th-century France. It was frequently used in reference to those of the Reformed Church of France from the time of the Protestant Reformation. (Wikipedia “Huguenots”)
While they existed for much of Calvin’s ministry, the term Huguenots appears to have been first used in 1560 (4 years before Calvin died) when the Huguenots tried to take control of France. We often hear of the alleged persecution of the Huguenots, but fail to realise that they were a militant group who believed in violence in achieving their political goals! (In this way they were very similar to the Knights Templar of the Crusades.)
The Amboise conspiracy, also called Tumult of Amboise, was a failed attempt by Huguenots in 1560 to gain power over France by abducting the young king Francis II and arresting Francis, Duke of Guise and his brother, the Cardinal of Lorraine. It was one of the events directly leading up to the Wars of Religion that divided France from 1562 to 1598. (Wikipedia “Amboise conspiracy”)

The Huguenots and the Maltese Cross – Knights Templar connection
The Huguenots used the Maltese Cross in their insignia; the Maltese Cross is also the freemasonry symbol of the Knights of Malta. (And the Iron Cross medal of Hitler’s Nazi Germany!)
The Maltese cross is a symbol that is most commonly associated with the Knights of Malta (also known as the Knights Hospitallers), who ruled the Maltese islands between 1530 and 1798. (
The Knights of Malta were a religious (Roman Catholic) and military order under its own Papal charter, that was established in the 11th century. (

The Maltese Cross and freemasonry
It is also accepted as the insignia for one of freemasonry’s degrees, the Degree of Knight of Malta. The Maltese Cross is its symbol.
The Degree of Knight of Malta (Order of Malta)
(The Maltese Cross, symbol of the Order of Malta.)
This degree is universally associated with the Masonic Knights Templar. In the York Rite system it is conferred before the Templar Degree; in the ‘stand-alone’ tradition it is conferred subsequently to the Templar Degree. It is known by varying degrees of formality as the Order of Malta, or the Order of Knights of Malta, or the Ancient and Masonic Order of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes, and Malta. In practice this last and fullest version of the name tends to be reserved to letterheads, rituals, and formal documents.
The ceremony for conferring the degree contains a mixture of masonic tradition, historical accounts of the Order of St John, moral teaching, and the communication of modes of recognition between members. A series of banners is employed in the ceremony, each representing one of the great battles of the historic medieval Order of St John, whose story is the basis of the moral teachings of the degree.

Templar degrees in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
History and legend concerning the historical Knights Templar also play an important role in the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, notably in the Rite’s 30th Degree, Knight Kadosh. Other Scottish Rite degrees sometimes styled “Templar Degrees” include the 28th Degree (Knight Commander of the Temple, formerly denominated the 27th Degree in the Southern Jurisdiction of United States), the 29th Degree (Scottish Knight of Saint Andrew), the 32nd Degree (Master of the Royal Secret), and the 33rd Degree (Inspector General). (Wikipedia “Knights Templar (Freemasonry)”)

The Maltese Cross as described by the Masonic Dictionary
Maltese Cross – A cross of eight points, worn by the Knights of Malta. It is heraldically described as “a cross patonce, but the extremity of each patonce notched at a deep angle.” The eight points are said to refer symbolically to the eight beatitudes (see Matthew v, 3 to II ). (
(“Knights Templar” today is affiliated with freemasonry where all members must be allegedly “Christian”. And, in Scottish Rite freemasonry the 33rd degree is sometimes called the “Knights Templar”.

The Gnostic Catharist foundations of the Huguenots
The Huguenots appear to have been connected to the Catharists  who also used the Maltese Cross in their insignia. (It is possible that the Catharists (Cathars) were the ancestors of the Huguenots.) This makes both these religious groups most likely associated with Knights Templar and therefore with freemasonry which has derived many of its symbols and teachings from the Knights Templar (originally the “crusaders”).

The Cathars were to be found in southern France during the 11th and 12th centuries. Some of them were also known as Albigenses. Their beliefs probably came from the Bogomils, a Bulgarian neo-Gnostic sect during the 10th century. Like Augustine, they were associated with the strict Manichean sect of the Gnostics. The name “Cathar” means “pure”; they believed in living a pure life.
Cathars believed that the good God was the God of the New Testament and the creator of the spiritual realm. They believed the evil God was the God of the Old Testament, creator of the physical world whom many Cathars identified as Satan. Cathars thought human spirits were the sexless spirits of angels trapped in the material realm of the evil god, destined to be reincarnated until they achieved salvation through the consolamentum, when they could return to the benign God. (Wikipedia “Catharism”) (Reincarnation? Also, Theosophy calls such perfected people “ascended masters” or “adepts” and Hinduism calls it “mahatma” = literally “great-souled”, or a Brahmin sage.)

Both Huguenots and Cathars used the Maltese Cross in their insignia. The Maltese Cross more or less guarantees the occult background of any religious group who uses it. The connections with such groups with the Gnostics (in particular, the Manichean Gnostics) directly ties the Cathars with Augustine who was also the main reference for Calvin’s Institutes. A good look at the Gnostics and their beliefs is essential to demonstrating the connection between Augustine, Calvin, the Cathars and the Huguenots, and thus the tie between all of these and freemasonry.

The Gnostics and their influence upon Augustine
The Gnostics were largely influenced by Neoplatonism in the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. The philosophy of Plato undergirded most of their foundational truths. Augustine was also influenced by Neoplatonism; he was also initially a Manichean which, being a strict Gnostic sect, was significantly influenced by Gnosticism. By the time he was called upon to establish the basic truths of the catholic church, he was a Christian mystic.
In subsequent centuries, especially as Christian apologetics began to use Greek philosophy to explain Christian ideas, Neoplatonism became an influence on Christian mystical thought and practice via such authors as Augustine of Hippo and Origen. (Wikipedia “Christian mysticism”)
The founder of Latin Christian mysticism is Augustine, bishop of Hippo (354–430). (Encyclopaedia Britannica “Western Catholic Christianity”)

The influence of Augustine on Calvin’s writings
Calvin makes significant positive use of Augustine throughout his writings; this of necessity requires that Calvin approve of Augustine’s teachings.
Moreover although the Greek Fathers, above others, and especially Chrysostom, have exceeded due bounds in extolling the powers of the human will, yet all ancient theologians, with the exception of Augustine, are so confused, vacillating, and contradictory on this subject, that no certainty can be obtained from their writings. (Institutes Bk 2, Ch 2, Section 4)

Plato’s influence on both Augustine and Calvin
Calvinism never actually left the catholic church; there are too many similarities in doctrine. And all doctrines today which rely heavily upon Augustine’s input are also significantly influenced by Christian mysticism. Note that Calvin studied Plato and Aristotle at university; he mentions Plato a number of times in his Institutes, and not necessarily all negatively, either.
For it is the very thing which Plato meant (in Phoed. et Theact.) when he taught, as he often does, that the chief good of the soul consists in resemblance to God; i.e., when, by means of knowing him, she is wholly transformed into him. (Institutes Bk 1, Ch 3, Section 3)

Calvin’s use of the term “the Architect of the Universe” and “Great Architect”
Wikipedia says that “John Calvin, in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536), repeatedly calls the Christian God “the Architect of the Universe”, also referring to his works as “Architecture of the Universe”, and in his commentary on Psalm 19 refers to the Christian God as the “Great Architect” or “Architect of the Universe”.
Note that this refers to the 1536 edition and not to the more available later edition, probably either in 1559 (Latin) or French (1560).

“Great Architect of the Universe” explained by
The following is from “G.A.O.T.U”, an article by William K Bissey who is a member of North Park Lodge 646, Indianapolis, IN.
But exactly how did G.A.O.T.U. come to be used in Freemasonry?
Wallace McLeod, an eminent Canadian Masonic scholar, discusses T.G.A.O.T.U. in his book The Grand Design. McLeod states the phrase entered Freemasonry in the first Book of Constitutions of 1723 of the first or premier Grand Lodge of England, The Book of Constitutions was written by the Reverend James Anderson who was minister of a Scottish Presbyterian Church on Swallow Street in London from 1710 to 1734. Anderson was a graduate of Marischal College which is a part of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
In the seventeenth century, when Anderson was probably studying at the University of Aberdeen, the role of education in Scotland’s universities was to train their students to become ministers. This meant the students learned the Bible and their theology “according to the reasoned theology of Calvin’s Institutes.”
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a French reformer of the Church who, at the age of 26, first published his classic work of theology, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1536. In this work, which formed the basis of theology for Presbyterian and Reformed Churches, Calvin repeatedly calls the Deity “the Architect of the Universe” and refers to His works in nature as “Architecture of the Universe” ten times. Calvin also refers to the Deity as the Great Architect or Architect of the Universe in his Commentary on Psalm 19. In literature, art, and theology the Deity has been referred to as an Artificer and Architect. Thus, in using G.A.O.T.U. Freemasonry has continued a long tradition of using an allegorical name for the Deity. (

Allegedly Calvin used the terms “Great Architect” or “Architect of the Universe” which some say meant he was a freemason. However, freemasonry as we know it today didn’t really officially start until 1717, although its religious predecessors, the Knights Templar, or just the Templars, had existed for centuries before that. A closer look at the origins of freemasonry may be helpful here.

Some history of the freemasons
Freemasonry was mainly derived from the Guilds (something like trade unions but in the 11th or 12th century onward) who would register workers, and those who weren’t registered often found it hard or even impossible to get work. In particular, there were Merchant Guilds and Mason Guilds. Masons generally dealt with stone; freemasons were either those who worked with a stone called “freestone” (for ornamental sculpture) or they were those who were free (not enslaved in any way). The term “freemason” was known to be used as such as early as the 1300s. These Guilds were largely responsible for keeping control of work done in various trades, and the supply of workers and their wages. They held fellowship or lodge meetings, and these lodges had constitutions that had to be agreed to before joining. Belonging to a Guild lodge ensured steady work and a good income. It was illegal in some trades to work without belonging to a Guild. (In the same way freemasonry today endeavours to look after its own.)

In Scotland, home of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, commonly known as simply the Scottish Rite (alongside and with the satanic druids) Wikipedia says: “An early continental history quotes a 16th-century source that by 1535, there were two Scottish masonic lodges recorded in France, one in Paris and the other in Lyon.
Wikipedia goes on here to say: “The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, “For the Use of the Lodges” in London and Westminster, was published in 1723. It was edited by the presbyterian clergyman, James Anderson, …. and approved by a Grand Lodge committee under his control. This work was reprinted in Philadelphia in 1734 by Benjamin Franklin, who was that year elected Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania. ….. Anderson was minister of the Presbyterian church in Swallow Street, London, which had once been (a) Huguenot church(Wikipedia “History of Freemasonry”)

Freemasonry founded on both trade guilds and crusader knights
So, while the freemasons derived from the trade guilds of the Middle Ages, their satanic religion was derived from the crusader knights who had their own brotherhood which only approved men could join. While the crusades were originally concerned with Jerusalem and the Middle East, they soon became the means by which the catholic church got rid of any group they considered to be heretics. (The Cathars were more or less wiped out in the 13th century by catholic crusades.) By 1150 the Knights Templar were operating as secure bankers in their communities, becoming money lenders on a huge scale.

The demise of the Templars due to their political clout
Their last Grand Master was Jaques de Molay who died in France in 1314. By this stage they had become so wealthy and powerful that they controlled much of the politics across Europe, especially France. Molay was charged with many crimes and then executed, and the Templars disbanded. While they claimed to be Christian, they were more satanic than Christian. They scattered and went underground, but the Templars still existed in one form or another in other countries, often using different names.

Freemasonry has taken on symbolism and beliefs of the Knights Templar
Today’s freemasonry has taken on much of the symbolism and the beliefs of the Knights Templar, and still serves the same master: satan, and still exhibits the same desire for control of all around it. (Note how calvinism is also a doctrine of control! But then, hey, the same master! Both also rely upon esoteric knowledge, the knowledge that only the initiated may possess. And esoteric knowledge is a very useful tool to control the common masses!)

Gnostic use of the concept “Great Architect of the Universe”
It is said that the term Great Architect of the Universe may have come from Calvin’s usage but this is hard to verify. It is interesting to note, however, that the Gnostics employed such a concept.
The concept of the Great Architect of the Universe occurs in Gnosticism. The demiurge is the Great Architect of the Universe, the God of Old Testament, in opposition to Christ and Sophia, messengers of Gnosis of the True God.” (Wikipedia “Great Architect of the Universe”)

Augustine was a Gnostic and believed in knowledge only for the initiated
Augustine in his earlier years belonged to the Manicheans, a strict sect of the Gnostics. Also, the Cathars (probably the forerunners of the calvinist Huguenots) were Gnostics; both the Cathars and the Huguenots used the Templar “Maltese Cross” in their insignia. The Gnostics (from the Greek word gnosis = “knowledge” or “the knowing”) believed that there was a knowledge that ensured salvation for the chosen ones. This knowledge was hidden from the uninitiated. (Perhaps it’s a mystery?) Thus it was an esoteric belief system, much like freemasons where those belonging to higher degrees are permitted more understanding than those in lower degrees. Likewise, calvinism is an esoteric belief system where only those who are initiated into its ranks (the elect) may have understanding of the mysteries of God.

The Gnostics believed in esoteric knowledge and allegories hidden in the Bible
The Gnostics believed that the more keys you had to unlock the hidden meaning in the Bible (allegories), the more you would know the mysteries. In the same way the Jewish Kabbalah may only be understood by those who are initiated into its teachings.
The bible is filled with hidden esoteric Gnostic teachings and allegories on Gnosticism. However, to the uninitiated, these secret mysteries remain hidden and they are not revealed to those that simply do not have a pure heart or motives in their quest for truth.
There is a lot of hidden esoteric gnosticism contained within the scriptures and below I have included some examples of gnostic bible verses in order to help you see the light of these secret mysteries such as in 1 Corinthians 2:7 – “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory” and in John 8:32  – Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The Jewish Kabbalah is also an esoteric belief system
Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה, literally “reception, tradition” or “correspondence”) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. (Wikipedia “Kabbalah”)

The Manicheans were a strict sect of the Gnostics
Manicheism’s principal features included a good/evil dualism even more rigid than that of Zoroastrianism; a remarkably severe asceticism for those who would practice it fully; and a canon of holy scriptures including texts composed by the founder. In colorful, extravagant and sometimes obscene myths Manichees portrayed the world as a battleground between two coequal forces, the Lords of Light and Darkness. As the result of an invasion of the Lord of Light’s realm by minions of the Archon of Darkness, in man as indeed in all material things bits of Light are trapped in the foul embrace of matter, itself a stuff of Darkness. Salvation therefore consists in the liberation of our Light and its return to the realm of the Lord of Light. This can only come to pass through a rigorously ascetic lifestyle founded on knowledge (after gnosis cf gnosticism) of our condition’s origins and nature.
Note the similarity of Manicheanism with the Yin and Yang teachings (darkness Vs light with some darkness in the light and some light in the darkness) and the 2 sides of “The Force” in Star Wars.

Gnostics had to find “Gnosis” (a fulness of knowledge) before they died
Gnosis (a fulness of knowledge) has to be achieved before a person dies.
The Destiny Of Humankind – each person on earth has a fate. They have to find Gnosis before they die. Otherwise, there will be only two options. Firstly, they might be trapped in the realms of the Demiurge (equivalent to hell). Or, secondly, they might be forced to reborn (cf reincarnation). A new life and is a new chance to find salvation and Spiritual Growth. On the other hand, those who find salvation in time, will reach the final reunion. (

Calvin’s Manichean Gnostic beliefs of Augustine and use of “Architect of the world”
Thus it is quite likely that Calvin, being immersed in Augustine’s Manichean Gnosticism, would use the term Great Architect of the Universe, although in the final edition of his Institutes he apparently doesn’t use the term as much. He does call God the Architect of the world in Institutes Bk 1, Ch 14, Section 1: “Him whom Moses sets forth as the Creator and Architect of the world.” He also calls God “Architect” in Bk 1, Ch 14, Section 21. Remember that Calvin’s Institutes were published in Latin (1559) and French (1560). English versions are a translation from the original language.

Connections between calvinism and occult freemasonry are undeniable
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! The connections between calvinism and freemasonry are undeniable. There are just too many dots to join to ignore the obvious: that calvinism is just another form of Gnostic thinking, using different terminology but the basic meaning remains. Wherever you find Augustine’s teachings, you will find his Gnostic heresies. And where you find Gnostic heresies, you will also find such groups as the Knights Templar and freemasonry.

So you have to ask why there are so many apparent links between calvinist groups and freemasonry and occult groups. And why, in Australia, are there so many freemason elders and ministers in the calvinist Presbyterian church!
And, why did a survey by the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board find, in 1991, that 14% of their pastors and 18% or their deacons were freemasons? Does the acceptance of calvinism also lead to an acceptance of freemasonry? I have demonstrated that both are based upon occult esoteric belief systems. Biblical beliefs will reject freemasonry from the start; no compromise at all! Thus the acceptance of freemasonry to such a degree must also demonstrate a lack of biblical accuracy. The acceptance of calvinism also demonstrates a lack of biblical accuracy. Biblical Christians must reject both calvinism and freemasonry. There can be no fellowship between Christians and the devil!

2 Corinthians 6:14-1814Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean

It is interesting to note that it was only the efforts made by a local calvinist church to take over our local Bible-believing churches that caused this website to come into being. If they’d left us alone, then we might never have done all this research to discover their demonic heresies. And, other websites are crying out against the destructive calvinist lies, more and more every day. Calvinists, you have got in our faces and we don’t want you there! You should have just left us alone with your insidious deceptions. Destroy yourselves if that’s what you want (although we do beseech you to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved) but do not destroy the lives of others with your lies. You will be held accountable for your free will choice to attack God’s truth! I note another website that is also heavily into demolishing the calvinist lies that took over their church. That website may be found at and Please look them up and see what calvinism has done to them with its lies and deception. And be encouraged to choose to serve the Lord with all your heart!

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