And I've seen men take titles of honour to themselves as well - like "Reverend" which, while we are talking biblical terms, should only be applied to God. That seems to me like a very prideful thing to do. And an unbiblical thing to do as well.
You do not follow all the Bible as you have shown by your doctrine, and you have already on at least two occasions criticised bible terms, calling them ridiculous or such terms. I have not personally attacked you - I have pointed out a few points about your character and teaching. I also advised you that this board is anti-calvinistic, and although a moderator told you to stop promoting it you continue to do so. If you don't like these things, then I guess you are out of luck, because I and others will continue to point out your error and false teaching.
That's one of the things I love about this place - someone points out a false teaching and somehow ends up being the bad guy.....
If he has lied then that makes him a liar - not the first time, won't be the last time. If someone twists Scripture to suit their own nefarious means and purposes, that makes them a false teacher. Not the first time, won't be the last time.
Now how about instead of all the false indignation you answer the charges?
So much wrong with the attitudes coming from a certain poster. The second time he has openly critisised Biblical things, and now he promotes "talking down" to youth because they " must " "see you as their better". That was never Paul's way. Paul called not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought. What can we expect from one who sees nothing wrong with taking an attribute that belongs to God alone and using as a title of self pride?
This is the farce of the soft calvinist. Calvin did not back away from the obvious conclusion that IF God chooses some to be saved then by default God ALSO chooses the remainder for destruction. It is the plain and simple result of choosing - by choosing positively, you also choose negatively. You choose to take some items from a bowl, and by default you choose to leave the rest there. As far as the rest of the answers - Ali, he is obviously determined not to answer you no matter how you phrase it. I have seen this time and time again - ignore, sidestep, distract. Common tactic........
Worth the effort. To give you an idea, my study along those lines yielded about 2 pages per point, but whilst I read each and every Scripture, I did not insert each one. I also added only 2 or 3 extra scriptures in each point, and these were enough to show that many verses had been ignored. I also added notes of my own outlining the faulty use of verses where it was appropriate, and also the faulty logic that was presented in some cases. Finally, I have inserted a few quotes from Calvin's Institutes, with reference, to show that my understanding of certain points aligns with the very words of Calvin. And then added a verse or two that show that Calvin's thoughts are simply not Biblical.
If I added the verses in full, I would suspect it would add around a page per point to the length of the document. I find it funny that when I went ahead and compared the points from a Calvinist website with the Bible verses that THEY reference, all it does is show their points false. Do their points match what the Bible says? A resounding "NO" is the conclusion that I came to by comparing their own words and references with what the Bible says.
A fun exercise to keep you busy for a while. Open a browser window and in the search bar type "tulip calvin" or some such. Find a site that promotes this system. Don't read all their fluff. Cut and paste their 5 tulip points into a document. Not just the 5 point sentences but the explanation paragraphs with the verse references. Get off the site as quickly as possible. Now the fun starts. Copy or type the text of every reference they use underneath the relevant point. Probably take you about 12 pages all up. See if they actually are relevant to the point they are making - not all of them are. Then add all the verses you can think of that also talk of the subject. For instance, when they say no man seeks after God, look up the verses that show that men DO seek after God, and those verses where unsaved men are called to seek after God. You might be surprised at the number of relevant verses they simply ignore because they actually say the opposite of what they want. Make your own judgement as to whether the arguments are relevant, right, or even if the verses fit, and whether important verses were ignored.
This is not hard to do, and you will be amazed at the misused verses and the ignored verses, both of which are essentially misused or ignored to fit them into the system. Don't even think about following their "logic" - simply let the Bible verses show the truth of their position. But don't simply accept their references - look at each one, and search out other references that are valid. There are many.
Pro 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Yes, what a ridiculous term to use. .. ......... What does it matter if the elect hear or not? - they are elect and so MUST come to salvation.
In general, Independent Baptist Churches are not calvinistic, but that theology has infiltrated IFB as it has elsewhere, so you will find IFB churches that hold to this theology. The majority on this board are not calvinistic, and as I mentioned, the board's official position is not calvinistic.
If you are trying to establish the board position on these matters then we can make it very simple: There is a doctrinal statement for the board, amongst which is a statement that is not supportive of Calvinism. If you are here to promote that form of doctrine you will most likely find yourself unwelcome. If you are here to fellowship and discuss without causing trouble then you will be welcome.
There have been the former here who have been banned. There are currently some of the latter who hold to calvinism but do not fuss about it.