Wednesday, May 03, 2006


The False teaching of extreme Calvinism is being propagated by Stephen Tong and his disciple Daniel Lucas Lukito. These are the false doctrines of the so called Evangelical Reformed (read: extreme Calvinism):

Total Depravity

Stephen Tong, Daniel Lucas (SEAsia Seminary--Malang) follow post-Dort Calvinists that man is incapable of moral action and that God is ultimately responsible for human sin. Sinners must be regenerated and given faith before they can respond to the Gospel.

Unconditional Election

Followers of Calvin argued that God decreed from eternity to elect some to salvation, and others to damnation. Subsequent followers posited a more extreme view that in conjunction with God's election in eternity past of some to salvation, He also condemned others to damnation, a teaching otherwise known as "double predestination." God's explicit teaching they rejected and teach God's secret will (reformed will)--double predestination.

Limited Atonement

The Bible teaches that Christ died for all men (Jn 3:16; 1 Jn 2:2). But Tong and his group teaches that Christ died only for the elect--nothing of this is found in the Bible. The Bible says that Christ died for the sins of the whole world. Tong and company explained away Bible teaching to make the Bible says something it does not say--limited atonement.

Irresistible Grace

Tong and company teaches the heresy of irresistible grace. God forced His will, His Spirit dan His Gospel and regenerate whomever who do not believe and to give faith to that person and make him/her a believer, not by faith but by giving regeneration and fath. All these is one sided and irresistible. This heresy in unfounded teaching. Nothing such as these are in the Bible.

Perseverance of the Saints

Tong and co like their hero RC Sproul do not believe in the assurance of salvation here and now based on the Bible teaching. They believe in assurance at the end of life based in sanctification.

These are some of the basic heresies of these extreme Calvinists.


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