I'm pleading the case for the truth.
That alone is a falsehood! You aren't "pleading for the truth", but rather you are trying to establish some bizarre notion that if John Calvin agreed (sanctioned) with the civil authorities who condemned Michael Servetus to death for the crime of gross heresy and blasphemy, he is THEREFORE devoid of the Holy Spirit and all that he taught after that point in time is fallacious and should be rejected. The premise itself is not only indefensible but it is obnoxious on its face.

You have made a bold statement that you NEVER consult or use extra-biblical sources when discussing theology. Yet, on myriad occasions you have resorted to Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia, Webster's Dictionary, fallible men, e.g., John Bunyan, John MacArthur, James Boice, et al, and the audacious claim to have been given private tutoring from the Holy Spirit. The church is no stranger to Gnosticism. For even the Apostle John, when writing his Gospel was combating the devilish teachings of the Gnostics of his own day. There is nothing new under the sun, eh?

What is certain, is that you are a very confused man.

1 John 4:1 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."

May the LORD God be gracious unto you and show you mercy.

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