On this episode Coleen and Ashley discuss Calvinism, what it is, why we believe it, it’s history and some wrong ideas about it.
Five Points of Calvinism TULIP
Total depravity: Our bondage to sin in Adam is complete in its extensiveness, though not in its intensity. In other words, we’re not as bad as we can possibly be, but original sin has thoroughly corrupted every aspect of our existence — including the will.
Unconditional election: Out of his lavish grace, the Father chose out of the fallen race a people from every race to be redeemed through his Son and united to his Son by his Spirit. This determination was made in eternity, apart from anything foreseen in the believer.
Limited Atonement or Particular redemption, definite atonement: Christ’s death is sufficient for the whole world, but secured the redemption of the elect.
Irresistible Grace or Effectual grace: The Holy Spirit unites sinners to Christ through the gospel and faith is the effect, not the cause, of the new birth.
Perseverance of the saints: All of those chosen, redeemed, and regenerated will be given the gift of persevering faith, so that not one will be lost.
*Definitions taken from For Calvinism by Michael Horton
TULIP and Reformed Theology R.C. Sproul http://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-introduction/
The Origins of Calvinism by Joel Beeke https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/origins.html
The Canons of Dort https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/canonsdort.html
What we believe about the five points of Calvinism by John Piper http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism
TULIP and Reformed Theology: An Introduction by RC Sproul http://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-introduction/
Limited Atonement by R Scott Clark http://rscottclark.org/2006/08/limited-atonement/
Regeneration Precedes Faith by RC Sproul https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/sproul01.html
For further reading, suggested books on Calvinism:
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton
For Calvinism by Michael Horton
Calvinism: A History DG Hart
The Potter’s Freedom James White
Five Points John Piper
The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel James Montgomery Boice, Philip Graham Ryken
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