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How Calvinist Is Your Denomination?

Doctrinal differences are often not spoken about. In fact, it is a topic that most pastors would avoid so as to prevent conflicts of beliefs within the church. 325 more words

Are You Among the Elect? (A Simple Test)

Are You Among the Elect?

It is a question that plagues many Christians. Calvinists will typically say that we simply cannot be sure, but little do they know that tucked away in his discussion of the canon of Scripture, John Calvin seems to have given us a means of discovery: 785 more words

Theology

Abiding in Christ

Rev. Dr. Charles Calder Mackintosh of Tain

“Abide in me”

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me… 3,548 more words

Reformed Theology

Shock and awe (when Calvinists lose debates)

Afternoon everyone. Looking forward to getting deeper into my conversation with rex, in addition to finishing off the Determined to reply debate (remember bob polo? 210 more words

Christianity

Free Will & Divine Sovereignty: A Dialogue

ƒ*Below is a combination of two conversations that I’ve had with reformed Christians on the debate between Free Will and Divine Sovereignty. I listened to a podcast where the Professor said he often had his students construct dialogues. 1,654 more words

Faith

Calvinism or Reformed Theology

Putting the “P” in TULIP.

PERSERVERANCE OF THE SAINTS (also known as Infallible Grace or Impossibility of Apostasy). Calvinists believe they cannot lose their salvation for the simple reason that God has elected them.  7 more words

Reformed (Calvinist)

Calvinism or Reformed Theology

Putting the “I” in TULIP

IRRESISTIBLE GRACE (or Efficacious Grace) is when God calls his elect to salvation, they simply cannot resist.  Calvinists believe God offers the gospel to all people, but only the elect obey it. 6 more words

Reformed (Calvinist)