October 2008 - Killings, Torture, Political
Dictatorship: all in the Name of Jesus
Christ. Welcome to the "love" of
John Calvin's Christianity, which shapes the
doctrines and philosophy of many of today's
Evangelical Christians, including Rick
is a well-known Bible teacher based in the
USA. He is known for his in-depth analyses
of trends and movements in especially the
Evangelical part of what
"Christianity". With books like
"The Seduction Of Christianity",
he exposed the New Age nature of many
popular "prophets" and
it's not just those more or less recent
trends within Christianity that may find
themselves into the attention of Dave Hunt.
Under the title "A Woman Rides The
Beast", he exposed the system of the
Roman Catholic Church for what she really
"What Love Is This", Dave Hunt
exposes another part of Christianity, which
came into existence in Western Europe a
couple of centuries ago. It's widely known
as "The Reformation": the birth of
the Protestant Churches in Europe.
Reformation Movement included people like
Martin Luther and also a man called John
Calvin, the founder of what we now know
under the name "Calvinism". He
wrote a number of books, in which he created
a whole philosophy around what he perceived
the Message of the Divine Saviour to be. He
also became the mayor of Geneva
(Switzerland) where he would practice the
kind of politics that even the Taliban of
today are not accused of.
lecture, Dave Hunt sheds light on various
aspects of Calvinism. He shows without the
shadow of a doubt, that Calvin's ideas have
nothing to do with the God Who reveals
Himself in the original Bible. There is no
love whatsoever to be found in the Message
that the God of John Calvin has, as can be
seen in the practical work-out of Calvinism.
would torture people who disagreed with him.
A child who had a bad mouth against his
parents would be beheaded, for example.
People who refused to accept child baptism
were drowned, others were burned alive.
followers of the religious dictator and
false prophet turned the whole country into
an even more extreme version of Calvin's
Geneva. Everybody who would disagree with
John Calvin's sick doctrines, would be
tortured and killed.
the whole "Reformation" was
nothing more than... a reformation. A system
was updated, rather than abolished. Babylon
wasn't left, Babylon was... updated.
Catholic Church is known for it's brutal
persecution of "heretics". The
stories of the Crusades and the Inquisition
can be considered standard knowledge, but
the fact that the so-called
"Reformers" continued the practice
of religious dictatorship is rather ignored
by many who called themselves Protestant or
Evangelical Christians today.
Dave Hunt shows that the two predominant
names of the Reformation, Martin Luther and
John Calvin, were Roman Catholics who
actually took their ideas from Augustine, a
"church father" who basically is
the founder of Roman Catholicism. Luther,
for example, was an Augustinian Monk.
"Reformers" didn't step out of the
Babylon that is the Roman Catholic Church
System, but they rather, as the word says,
"reformed" it. With the result,
that those people who practiced adult
baptism rather than child baptism would be
persecuted, tortured and killed.
forward to today. Contemporary followers of
John Calvin's reli-fascism may not have the
political power they used to have anymore,
but if they would, the Taliban would be
considered a human rights group compared to
them under various names, one of which is
"dominionists". Rick Warren and
his Purpose Driven Madness, for example, can
also be seen as a political Calvinist since
he strives to create "world peace"
under the rule of his "Purpose Driven
philosophy, "Christians" are a
superior kind of being and destined to take
over the whole world so that Jesus Christ
can safely return, as if the Lord God and
Saviour is a helpless individual.
impose by law what the Bible says is the
Work of the Holy Spirit within people,
creating not only an evil caricature (Dave
Hunt calls it a
"misrepresentation") of God, but
de facto creating an environment wherein
Satan's Antichrist feels very much at home.
Dave Hunt, as he simply asks himself, and
his audience: "What Love Is This?"