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God’s Sovereignty or Man’s Free Will – Part One

God’s Sovereignty or Man’s Free Will

Job 42:2 (KJB) “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.”

We frequently hear the statement “God is in Control.  He is still on the throne.”  Typically this is about something that is happening that seemingly is out of our control.  The idea that “God is in control” ...

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Where is the love of God in Calvinism? Part 2

Where is the love of God in Calvinism?

Calvin and Augustine

Reformed theologians credit John Calvin with creating the essential points of Calvinist theology.  However, it is commonly agreed upon that the core principles of Calvinism were first taught by Augustine centuries before Calvin. Augustine was the “Father of Roman Catholic Theology,” but oddly he is claimed by Catholics and Protestants alike as the greatest of theologians.  As we shall see, much of Calvin’s teaching is “warmed-over Catholicism” [Dave Hunt – What ...

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Where is the love of God in Calvinism? Part 1

Where is the love of God in Calvinism?

Let’s look at the words of John Calvin himself:

In this series of articles, our goals are to examine the beliefs of John Calvin and each part of the beliefs of Calvinism and to provide a Biblical answer to all part of Calvinism’s T-U-L-I-P.  In this article, we will examine the beliefs of John Calvin and compare them to what the Bible teaches us.

The term “Calvinism” has been ...

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Where is the love of God in Calvinism? Part 7

Where is the love of God in Calvinism?  Part 7

Limited Atonement: Did Christ Die for the Whole World?

As previously posted, Calvinism restricts the love of God by suggesting that God has only chosen to save a few and condemn the rest (Unconditional Election).  Accepting this point logically leads to the thought that Christ did not die for the sins of the whole world, but rather for the sins of only the elect.  Calvinists teach that their doctrine of ...

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Where is the love of God in Calvinism? Part 6

Where is the love of God in Calvinism?  Part 6

Unconditional Election:  Forced or Free to Choose?

tiiptoeing-tulipsUnconditional election is our second stop on the tiptoeing through the “TULIP” theology.  Calvinists say that this principle must rationally follow their dogma of Total Depravity (which they describe as the total inability, not merely sinfulness).  A leading Calvinist Herman Hanko says, “No man can claim ever to ...

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