I already know that average Calvinist won't view the factual data here, but for others, look up the cited references for yourself. There is a genuine need for Christians to know the truth about the history and origins of Calvinist/Reformation beliefs that I have begun showing on another thread with what happens when churches get away from the Bible. This will be familiar territory with anyone who has studied the cults and occult imagery. The occult often has some kind of symbolism that identifies them with their REAL beliefs. It is well know that Catholic Jesuits and the "Opus Dei" are infiltrators of churches. Below is an example of the Jesuit Oath followed by evidence showing the connection of Freemasonry and Calvinism and the occultism imagery used by many Calvinists (James White, Albert Mohler). "My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope". – Extreme Oath of the Jesuits ______ "The Christian Reformed Church gained new members after World War II from the Reformed Church of America. This was because Reformed Church of America decided to permit their members to join the Freemasons. The Christian Reformed Church encouraged the Canadian Dutch Calvinists immigrants to join them following the end of World War II". http://www.guidedbiblestudies.com/library/christianreformed.htm __ _________ Notice the Illuminati OCCULT symbolism on James White's "The Forgotten Trinity" book http://www.amazon.com/dp/1556617259/?tag=baptis04-20 http://www.ancient-symbols.com/symbols-directory/borromean-rings.html _________ ****Wikipedia Entry on Freemasonry*** "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"." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Architect_of_the_Universe " In Masonry, the supreme being is sometime called "The Great Architect of the Universe," a term that is said to be traceable back to the Christian thelogian, John Calvin." http://www.conservapedia.com/Freemasonry __________ Notice the occultic Catholic cross with the upside down dove on popular Calvinist Albert Mohler's website http://www.albertmohler.com/ Christian Occult Symbols _________ Also, anyone ever notice how much Calvinists use LATIN terminology (For example, the 5 Solas of the Reformed Church). LATIN is the language of ROME. Now compare that to all of the LATIN terms in the American legal system, the NEW WORLD ORDER in LATIN on the back of all 1$ Bills along with the birthday of the Illuminati in America in ROMAN NUMERALS. Notice the Westminster Confession is numbered with ROMAN NUMERALS. ________ Plenty more to come. Calvinism through and through has it's origins and influence from occult sources and has been designed as a deliberate Catholic conspiracy to stifle the gospel and eventually assist in building the emergent church in preparation for the coming antichrist.