• The Gnostic Origins of Calvinism

  • By: Ken Johnson
  • Narrated by: Drew Baker
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Religious
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Most people have heard of Calvinism and Arminianism, and most know there are many problems with the extreme forms, hyper-Calvinism and hyper-Arminianism. But what did John Calvin really teach and where did his ideas come from? Learn the true Gnostic origins of Calvinism from the ancient church fathers and compare Scripture with Scripture to clearly see the trap Satan has set to divide Bible-believing Christians. 

Examine the doctrines of total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints, along with predestination, foreknowledge, replacement theology, and Amillennialism. Find answers from the Bible, ancient church fathers, and the political history of the 16th century Europe. 

©2013 Ken Johnson (P)2019 Ken Johnson

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Disappointing

The book doesn't really get too deep into the Gnostic history of Calvanism. Mostly an apologetic for Arminianism - which is not a bad thing, just not what I was looking for, nor what title of the book would lead you to believe what the book is about. It does a decent job of shedding light on what the early church fathers believed about free will/determinism which is important.

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Eye-Opening

This is an incredible whirlwind of revelatory truth unveiling the mysteries of Calvinist thought and it's nefarious origins. It is very densely packed and somewhat hard to follow in an audio format due to so much information being loaded.into evety sentence. I will definitely be looking to buy the hard copy. But the content is invaluable for any seeking the historical truths surrounding this topic and delivered in a very straight forward manner.

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Good read

It was a quick book, but to some extent exactly what I was looking for. He provided quotes from ancient church fathers but really stuck to the same 3-5 people the whole book. He also provided other good source book/resources and he did show how double predestination evolved out of heresy. I liked it.

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When did Calvinism creep into the church?

Fantastic review of what early church fathers taught vs the heresies that started to creep into the church.

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Nice summary of the Biblical material

The history leading up to Calvinism was very interesting making a lot of sense as to how the doctrine came about.

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Another Great work from Dr. Ken Johnson

Another Great work from Dr. Ken Johnson of Biblefacts Ministries, keep more books and audiobooks coming! I highly recommend all of his books and make sure you follow him on Amazon, YouTube and Facebook.