We are not idolaters like Roman Catholics and those who are closet Romanists like Arminians. In fact we can prove that we Discernmentalists are not idolaters when we worship John Calvin above Christ. Here are the facts:
When John Knox described Calvin’s Theocratic Geneva as “the most perfect school of Christ on earth since the days of the apostles,” he clearly wasn’t commiting idolatry. However if a Caeseropapist Romanist were to declare the Roman Catholic Church “the most perfect school of Christ on earth since the days of the apostles,” he or she would be commiting idolatry. See the difference—we do.
We have more examples for you. When Romanists bow and kiss a statue of Mary, Jesus or a Saint or the Pope’s ring they are clearly praying to and/or worshipping that statue or the Pope—which is idolatry. However when Charles Spurgeon ‘adoringly kissed a medal bearing the likeness of Calvin,’ he clearly wasn’t worshipping in idolatry the image of Calvin or Calvin himself.
Finally when Romanists pray the Rosary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Romanists clearly commit idolatry by praying to Mary whenever they pray the Rosary. We Know that the Reformers never did such an evil thing as exalt Mary especially not Calvin. Sharin’ Whiplash approves of this post and wanted to add this about Calvin which by the way is not idolatrous like the Rosary:
One of my all-time heroes of the faith. What a great man, and greatly used of God. Thank You, Lord, for Your servant, Jean Cauvin, without whom we would be still struggling in the darkness of Roman Arminianism, that man-exalting heresy.
We have showed you that we are not idolatrous man-exalters beyond a shadow of a doubt especially when hosts of Discernmentalists in devoted admiration proclaim that ‘John Calvin is the greatest born of women’ (yea verily even greater than Christ).