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Moderator-elect must reject 'heretical doctrine'

In the Belfast Telegraph (News, February 4), the Moderator-elect of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland was quoted saying that he was a "Gospel radical" and that he was a "Calvinist".

John Calvin states (in his Institutes, Book III, Chapter 23): "...eternal life is foreordained for some and eternal damnation for others".

This simply means that God created some people for Hell and some are predestined for Heaven.

Therefore, going to any place of worship is pointless if you were born condemned by God to Hell and with no hope of eternal salvation. This, surely, is very radical, but it is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In John (6:40), Jesus Christ said: "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life."

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland also subscribes to the Theory of Predestination through its support of the doctrine of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Furthermore, it also supports the Westminster Confession of Faith, where it states that the Pope is the "Antichrist".

This is all false teaching and I would request the Moderator-elect to please be radical for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and reject this heretical doctrine.

Simply preach John 3:16.


Newry, Co Down

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