Friday, February 20, 2015

The Real Augustine Of Hippo Exalted In Calvinism and Catholicism

Brethren, we have been devastated by false teachers in our day and Augustine of Hippo from the 300's AD, is greatly to blame. Many of his false doctrines found their way into Calvinism, Catholicism, Armenianism and almost every denomination. Augustine was heavily impacted by the Gnostics. For nine years, Augustine was a Manichean, a devotee of of the teachings of Mani, founder of a Persian moral cult. ( He has seriously damaged so many. He also believed in:

1) praying to the dead
2) persecuting "heretics". John Calvin also was responsible for murder. 
3) infant damnation
4) transmission of sins
5) infant baptism
6) baptismal regeneration

Please read your New Testament, believe what it says and ask the Father to fill you with His Holy Spirit. The New Testament was written to believers, so do not skip over the warnings, but apply them to yourself. Do not trust man!

The Real Augustine Of Hippo Exalted In Calvinism and Catholicism

How Does Augustine's Prayer To Mary Dangerously Contradict The Bible 

The Calvinists (and Catholics) exalt Augustine of Hippo as a great theologian. In fact, John Calvin systemized Augustine's doctrines and this is, to a large degree, the Calvinism presented today. What a surprise it will be for many to read Augustine's prayer to Mary for salvation and his teaching on infants getting born again at baptism!

Augustine's Prayer To Mary For Salvation

Please ponder this prayer and it will become apparent how darkened and deceived Augustine really was. Only God knows how many have been stumbled because of exalting Augustine to an elevated level, which he doesn’t deserve. Augustine prayed to mary for salvation infant baptism born againIt is impossible for him to be a great theologian as many think of him just in light of this. He was a heretic and nothing better:

Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and thanksgiving for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent? What songs of praise can our weak human nature offer in your honor, since it was through you that it has found the way to salvation? Accept then such poor thanks as we have to offer, unequal though they be to your merits. Receive our gratitude and obtain by your prayers the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to bring about our peace with God.
May the sins we penitently bring before Almighty God through you be pardoned. May what we beg with confidence be grantedthrough you. Take our offerings and grant our request; obtain pardon for what we fear, for you are the only hope of sinners. We hope to obtain the forgiveness of our sins through you. Blessed Lady, in you is our hope of reward.

Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you, feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual care to pray for the People of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, Who lives and reigns forever. [—Saint Augustine (d. 430). (Dictionary of Mary, Catholic Book Publishing Co.: New Jersey, 1997, 1985, p. 531.)]

Augustine of Hippo Taught Babies Are BORN AGAIN
At Infant Baptism Apart From Faith

One can see the Roman Catholic view of getting regenerated at infant baptism in Augustine of Hippo, but how John Calvin could exalt such a rank heretic as Augustine of Hippo is beyond reason (as well as how proponents of Calvinism can cite John Calvin as a great theologian and Charles Spurgeon as the Prince of Preachers)! Here are the facts of how babies are BORN AGAIN, based on HERETIC Augustine:
The answer is, that Regeneration is conferred by the Sacrament and not by the parents' faith. 2 It is not written, says Augustine, except a man be born again of his parents' will, or of the faith of those who present him to Baptism or who minister the Sacrament ; but, except a man be born again of Water and of the Holy Spirit. Thus Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit. As Augustine puts it: the water externally manifesting the Sacrament of Grace, and the Spirit inwardly effecting the benefit of Grace. ("Aqua igitur exhibens forinsecus sacramentum gratiae, et Spiritus operans intrinsecus beneficium gratiae.") The Regenerating Spirit is present alike in the elders who offer the child, and in the child who is offered and born again. And it is this association in the one Spirit which gives value to the parents' faith. The stress, according to Augustine, must be laid on the Divine side and not on the mere human belief. (Augustine of Hippo, Letters 98:2)

Biblical Salvation vs Augustine's Prayer To Mary

True salvation is only found in the Lord Jesus. He is our life (1 John 5:12) and the only way to the Father (John 14:6). Jesus is the only hope of sinners, not Mary. Praying to Mary is not Biblical and will not assist you in obtaining forgiveness of sins. It is also disobedience in itself to how the Lord taught for us to pray (Mt. 6:6-8; Jn. 14:14 cf. Acts 7:59,60).

To be forgiven of your sins you must repent (turn away from your sins) and place a trusting and submitting faith in the Lord Jesus who shed his blood for your sins. Infants can NOT be born again at infant baptism! Please read the New Testament for yourself, believe what it says and change accordingly. The Bible Is Final Authority.Humbly seek the proper interpretation of Scripture by reading all of it, carefully examining the context and comparing Scripture with Scripture. The Holy Spirit is the Christian's teacher and guide, not John CalvinCharles Spurgeon, the Pope or anyone else. Your eternal destiny depends on what you do with the message of the Bible. The Augustine wrongly exalted by Calvinism (and Catholicism) was not sound. He was NOT a great theologian. He believed in a mythical, non-existent Mary - not the real mother of Jesus shown in the Bible. Click here to purchase our book, Is This the Mary Of The Bible. Remember, your eternal destiny hinges on what you do with the message of the Bible, not how Augustine prayed or believed! 
How horrible is Calvinism? Jesus leaves heaven and comes to earth to be born of a virgin. Jesus lives for 30+ years, surrounded by spiritually dead people. He is ripped to shreds, his beard pulled out of his face, is hung on a cross, no longer looks human, dies and is resurrected. 

Then Calvinism tells us Jesus went through all the hell above for a bride who had no choice!! Brethren, that is Islam and Mohammad. Not the God of the Bible. We are not robots, but potentially God's children who make choices and are responsible for our decisions. We  find the Holy Spirit telling us about our responsibility to overcome

"7‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’ Revelation 2 NASB

Calvinism denies, then twists what Jesus says about "not being willing that any should perish" 

No one has ever come to Calvinism without the help of a false teacher. I know as I was both. Warren

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