CALVINISTS SAVE THEMSELVES ...
It is a fact - Calvinists save themselves, though they would
deny it with all the breath in their body.
Generally speaking, a Calvinist believes that God has predestined
(chosen) some of mankind to receive eternal life, and the rest to
receive eternal damnation.
The other thing that a Calvinist believes is that "he" is one of those
whom God has chosen.
To a Calvinist, the evidence that a person is one of those whom
God in His mercy has selected to be given eternal life is that one
believes certain things about Jesus Christ. So, if a Calvinist
believes those "certain things" about Jesus, then he can be sure
that he is one of those predestined by God for eternal life.
Thus the Calvinist is able to save himself simply by believing
that God has chosen some, and then convincing himself that
he is one of the chosen because he believes those "certain
things" about Jesus. How convenient...
In reality, the Calvinist is much like the ostrich. The ostrich
saves himself from danger by burying his head in the sand.
And the Calvinist saves himself from destruction by burying
his head in John 3:16.
Both feel safe and yet neither can see the truth.
The "truth" which Calvinists cannot see is:
I Jn 3:6
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth NOT:
whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
I Jn 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil;
I Jn 3:9
Whosoever is born of God doth NOT commit sin;
Calvinists who commit sin are not children of God. Despite their
Protestations to the contrary.
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD,
AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST." Rev 12:17 (KJV)