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Irresistible Grace

What exactly does it mean? This word came up in a conversation today and it seems important to explore the concept. It is the 4th basic doctrine in Calvinism.. 491 more words


Irresistible Grace / Efficacious Grace

by Mike Ratliff

As we have seen, Unconditional Election is the work of God the Father. Particular Redemption is the work of Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity. 1,389 more words




Gary Shepard

Many people talk about salvation by grace. The word “grace” is often upon the lips and in the conversations of religious people. 454 more words

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Why I Am a Five-Point Calvinist: Irresistible Grace

Irresistible (Efficacious) Grace

The Doctrine of Irresistible Grace has been summarized like this, “Irresistible Grace (or efficacious grace) is a doctrine in Christian theology particularly associated with Calvinism which teaches that the saving grace of God is effectually applied to those whom he has determined to save (the elect), whereby in God’s timing, he overcomes their resistance to the call of the gospel and irresistibly brings them to a saving faith in Christ.”  This doctrine naturally flows from the doctrines of… 990 more words


What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?

Edward Leigh,
Body of Divinity, pp. 345-346.

Of Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost.

It is called the great transgression (Psa. 19:13), and blasphemy against the Spirit (Mat. 1,972 more words


Resistible and Irresistible Grace and Omnicausality

“Properly speaking “necessary” and “contingent” are consequent upon being, as such. Hence the mode both of necessity and of contingency falls under the foresight of God, who provides universally for all being.” Aquinas, … 472 more words

The five points of Calvinism

T stands for total depravity,

U for unconditional election,

L for limited atonement,

I for irresistible grace, and

P for perseverance of the saints.

Here are the definitions and Scripture references Calvinists use to defend their beliefs:

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Unconditional Election