For your toolboxes: Answering a lie: (my response to a Calvinist that claimed King James was a Calvinist. Reference provided by Michael Allen.
King James Stewart was not a Calvinist: At least know what and who you are talking about before you fancy to use King James as a crutch to prop up Calvinism, (it is also a logical fallacy called “appeal to authority” King James religion is irrelevant), you have undermined your own premise.
(From the book “the works of James Arminius D.D.” page 3).
In an interview with his majesty, at the Palace of St. Theobald’s, the year after the conclusion of the synod of Dort, the King said, respecting the Calvinists, who made God the author of sin:
” This doctrine is so horrible, that I am persuaded, if there were a council of unclean spirits assembled in hell, and their prince the devil were to put the question either to all of them in general, or to each in particular, to learn their opinion about the most likely means of stirring up the hatred of men against God their Maker; nothing could he invented by them that would be more efficacious for this purpose, or that could put a greater affront upon God’s love for mankind, than that infamous decree of the late Synod [of Dort], and the decision of that detestable formulary, by which the for greater part of the human race are condemned to hell for no other reason, than the mere will of God, without any regard to sin; the necessity of sinning, as well as that of being damned, being fastened on them by that great nail of the decree before-mentioned.” (King James Stewart)”
King James was NOT a Calvinist.