"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Instead of studying the WORD, Calvinists accept the interpretations of Calvin on election, who got his idea from Augustine (whom he quoted over 400 times in his Institutes), who got his idea of election from Manicheans, who get their idea from BUDDHISTS. Calvinists like John Piper even take these occultic doctrines even further and CHRISTIANIZE hedonism. See also Piper's support of the Catholic influenced Lausanne Movement. Calvinists will not admit that the Creeds and Confessions come before the Bible. How so? ALL Calvinists will tell a Non Calvinist they don't understand Calvinism. You can not understand Calvinism unless you have understood the Creeds. They affirm that Calvinism IS THE gospel. So in other words, to understand the gospel, you have to understand Calvinism; to understand Calvinism, you have to understand the Creeds. ...And how is that any different than the Dark Ages of the Roman Catholic Church that held that the Bible could not be understood outside of the explications of the priests? The Calvinists adopt the eschatology of Augustine denying a future millennial kingdom also rooted in occultic dominionism. Very few Calvinists know of the history of the Freemasons in the Dutch Reformed Church, and the role the Dutch East Company played in the Apartheid in Afrika (of which the Calvinist leaders often "glorified God" over the "providence" that God had shown in their exploiting slaves and their labors for their gain. Jonathon Edwards, staunch Calvinist of that era, was a notorious slave owner.) Thus Calvinism is a deliberate satanic conspiracy that the Jesuits and Freemasons used to prevent Christians from completely breaking away from the Whore of Babylon much like the adoption of Christianity by Constantine as the state religion of Rome and the "edict of Milan" was used to stop the spread of Christianity. One must be willingly ignorant to bypass these facts, and the similarities in the Reformer "champions" with the RCC. Augustine consented to the death of "heretics", and likewise did Luther and John Calvin. How can any rationally minded person view all of the evidence of history, and the origins of these beliefs, and NOT see the satanic conspiracy of Calvinism to drag the church away from the Bible and in preparation for the coming tribulation under rule of the false prophet from ROME?? "Oh but Calvinists don't agree with the pope and even Calvin called the pope the antichrist". AND YET THE RCC NEVER TRIED TO KILL HIM!! The RCC is ALWAYS willing to let their puppets ridicule them if that kind of cover helps achieve their bigger picture. If the Calvinists would TRULY study solo scriptura, and ask God to open their eyes to the HOAX of Calvinism, perhaps the church may have a real revival in these last days.