We have just released part 2 of our video project on the Sovereignty of God. And we have released this part of the project for free! Why? Because I felt that the message was so important that I didn’t want any hindrance I wanted to get as wide a viewing as possible.
This post will also be a place where discussion can happen on the video subject of Judas and the death of Jesus.
About Judas the Betrayer
Judas the Betrayer is part 2 of The Giving (a multi video project). The movie Judas the Betrayer is a refutation of the Calvinist or Reformed doctrine of Limited Atonement. This video answers the problem of Judas. There are many video clips of Calvinists in this movie and some of the information given may surprise you. Pastor John MacArthur a well-known Calvinist reveals that the subject of Judas is not one that is taught in sermons or in apologetic conferences. But the subject of Judas is very important for us to understand the extent of the atonement. The words of Jesus about Judas are very important and they must not be ignored. What Jesus said about Judas, and the importance of His own death for the sin of the world is handled clearly and biblically in this video. Anyone can learn from this video, but the audience that we are aiming for are those who have been influenced by Calvinism. This movie is eye opening and at time shocking. There are also some graphic depictions of the death of Jesus.
How can you help?
You can donate to help us to continue to make these videos free for all. Your donation is not tax deductible, but it will help us pay the bills. You can also pass on the link to others so that this gets a wide distribution.
What comes before the giving in John 6:37? Nothing according to Dr. James White on his October 23, 2017 podcast of the Dividing Line Program (segment starts at 1 hr 2 min 30 second mark). But is James White correct that John 6:37 shows that only unbelievers are given to Jesus? Let’s walk through the context of this verse and compare it to what Dr. White claims is the only proper way to understand this passage.
An important note:
Dr. White defines those who disagree with him as “Anti-Calvinist”, in particular, he identifies a “lady anti-Calvinist”. I appreciate that James White remembers that he reviewed my work on John 6 on the Dividing Line a few years ago. However, for many of us, the term anti-Calvinist is not true or fair. One can vigorously disagree without having an “anti” label attached. Does James White call himself an anti-nonCalvinist? I have never heard him refer to himself that way. …
Is there purposeless evil if God did not foreordain all things?
Calvinists often talk about “purposeless evil.” In fact, Dr. James White, a Calvinist apologist from Alpha and Omega Ministries, has stated that if God did not ordain all things including the evil actions of men, then evil has no purpose. Dr. White gives Isaiah 41:22, Genesis 50:20, and Acts 2:23 as proof that God ordains evil. Dr. White says that everything is for God’s ultimate glory so that there is no purposeless evil. But are these verses really saying that God ordains all evil acts of men? This post will address the three texts that Dr. White proposes as proof that God ordains all things including all evil.
Isaiah 41:22 (NASB) Let them bring forth and declare to us what is going to take place; As for the former events, declare what they were, That we may consider them and know their outcome. Or announce to us what is coming;
When Dr. James White debates God’s Sovereignty he appeals to Isaiah 41:22 to prove that God ordains all evil actions. Dr. White says that the words “know their outcome” (in Isaiah 41:22) means to “know their purpose.” He uses “purpose” as a synonym for “outcome,” but “purpose” cannot be exchanged with the word “outcome.” That would completely change God’s meaning.
I posted a YouTube video with my response to the challenges of Dr. James White. On July 24, 2014 Dr. White critiqued my article on John 6:37 posted here http://www.mmoutreach.org/tg/come-john6-37/. Because of ill-health and ministry obligations I was not able to give my response on YouTube until now. I have posted my video response athttp://youtu.be/lYK1cTaycDM. I welcome discussion on this blog post. Your comments will be held in moderation the first time you post and I ask that you be respectful as all Christians belong to one Lord Jesus. I will continue to add responses in the next set of YouTube posts. I will create a blog post for each YouTube video and discussion can continue on these posts.