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.Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology) is a theological system and an approach to the Christian life.^ But this is not the sum of Calvinism or Reformation theology.
  • The Heresy of “Calvinism” « Seek the Holy 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.seektheholy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since the time that Sargant wrote, churches standing in the Reformed theological tradition have regularly been suspected of constituting a “weak link” in support for world missions and evangelism.

[1] .The Reformed tradition was advanced by several theologians such as Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and Huldrych Zwingli, but it often bears the name of the French reformer John Calvin because of his prominent influence on it and because of his role in the confessional and ecclesiastical debates throughout the 16th century.^ Vote Up Calvin was named after John Calvin .

^ Calvinism originated in John Calvin, a French theologian who moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1536, where he published his Institutes of Christian Religion .
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But when you are saying that the God of a great number of Christians (including the God of such Christians throughout history as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Jonathan Edwards) is actually an "un-worshipable" god, that is some severe line-drawing.
  • Alex Chediak Blog: Calvinism vs. Arminianism - IV 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alexchediak.com [Source type: Original source]

.Today, this term also refers to the doctrines and practices of the Reformed churches of which Calvin was an early leader.^ Most churches today do not practice church discipline.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Primitive truth, in a history of the internal state of the Reformation, expressed by the early reformers in their writings; and in which the question, concerning the Calvinism of the Church of England, is determined by positive evidences ...

^ It was Calvin's conviction that the doctrine of Election should be made the very center of the Church's confession, and that if it were not thus emphasized the Church should be prepared to see this wonderful doctrine buried and forgotten.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Less commonly, it can refer to the individual teaching of Calvin himself.^ What the reader is not told, but may discover for himself by reading the entire section, is that Calvin is teaching God's restraint of wicked men by His providence .
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ If "the whole world" referred to every individual in the world, we would be forced to say that John is teaching that all people will be saved, which he does not believe (Revelation 14:9-11).
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Answer: What you are referring to is the teachings of Calvinism which teach what they called "limited atonement" and "irresistible grace."
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

[2] .The system is best known for its doctrines of predestination and total depravity, stressing the absolute sovereignty of God.^ The doctrine of total depravity is easily misunderstood.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From what I know of the doctrine of Total Depravity, it does not.
  • Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: The Calvinist Doctrine of Total Depravity and Romans 3:10-11 ("None is Righteous . . . No One Seeks For God"): Reply to James White 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC socrates58.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the doctrine of total depravity.

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John Calvin
.John Calvin's international influence on the development of the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation began in 1534 when Calvin was 25. That marks his start on the first edition of Institutes of the Christian Religion (published 1536).^ Calvinism originated in John Calvin, a French theologian who moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1536, where he published his Institutes of Christian Religion .
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1536, he published the Institutes of the Christian Religion, which was prefaced with a letter to the king of France.

^ THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION" Special 500th Anniversary Edition This limited edition of John Calvin's Reformation classic, Institutes of the Christian Religion, commemorates the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth in 1509.

.He revised this work several times, and produced a French vernacular translation.^ Erasmus’ edition of the Greek New Testament, printed at Paris in 1516, became the foundation on which would stand vernacular translations in German, English, French, and Dutch.

^ Calvin's works had a further effect in giving form and permanence to the then unstablized French language in much the same way that Luther's translation of the Bible moulded the German language.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Institutes, together with Calvin's polemical and pastoral works, his contributions to confessional documents for use in churches, and his massive outpouring of commentary on the Bible, meant that Calvin had a direct personal influence on Protestantism.^ The downward spiral began when a new pastor came to the church and began espousing Calvinism.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

^ THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION JOHN CALVIN John Calvin's greatest work, published in several editions as early as 1536 and finally in this definitive edition in 1559, was intended as a theological introduction to the Bible and a vindication of the principles of the Reformation.

^ If the teachings of the Presbyterian theologian that will be examined next represent Scottish Presbyterianism today, or if they influence contemporary Presbyterianism in Scotland, confessional Calvinism is dead, or dying, in Scottish Presbyterianism.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Along with Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and Ulrich Zwingli, Calvin influenced the doctrines of the Reformed churches.^ The fact of the matter is that this quotation is the first point composed by the Arminians in the first part of the 17th Century, which along with four other points of doctrine, the Arminians submitted to the Reformed Churches of the Low Countries for their consideration and approval.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Unconditional Election 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Along with Martin Luther in Germany, he was the most influential force of the Protestant Reformation.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Primitive truth, in a history of the internal state of the Reformation, expressed by the early reformers in their writings; and in which the question, concerning the Calvinism of the Church of England, is determined by positive evidences ...

.He eventually became the most prominent of those reformers.^ Calvin became a lay theologian as he sided with those in the refermation, but his professional training was as a legal scholar who became a reformer writing on theology.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The lives and the influences of those who have held the Reformed Faith is one of the best and most conclusive arguments in its favor.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]
.The rising importance of the Reformed churches and of Calvin belongs to the second phase of the Protestant Reformation.^ Primitive truth, in a history of the internal state of the Reformation, expressed by the early reformers in their writings; and in which the question, concerning the Calvinism of the Church of England, is determined by positive evidences ...

^ To Calvin and Admiral Coligny belongs the credit of having inspired the first Protestant foreign missionary enterprise, the expedition to Brazil in 1555.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The churches which have inherited the teachings of Calvin are usually called Reformed as opposed to the Lutheran or Episcopalian branches of the Reformation.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

.Evangelical churches began to form after Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church.^ (That view quickly falls apart by studying the evangelical Anabaptists from the time of Augustine to Luther, and the present-day persecuted Church.
  • Hyper-Calvinism Refuted Clearly With 3 Definitions, 3 Charts & 126 Verses 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesussaidfollowme.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This idea is as repulsive to many evangelicals today as it was to the Roman Catholic Church when Luther first taught it.
  • Why I could never, ever, ever be a Calvinist (I think) | Food for the Soul 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.christianpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did the Roman Catholics have authorization in 606AD? Did Martin Luther or John Calvin have authorization in the 16 th century?
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

Calvin was a French exile in Geneva. .He had signed the Lutheran Augsburg Confession as it was revised by Melancthon in 1540. However, his influence was first felt in the Swiss Reformation whose leader was Ulrich Zwingli.^ From the time that Lutheran influences were first felt in the Church in the reign of Henry VIII to the calling of the Westminster Assembly in 1643, the English Church had only one approved statement of her Protestant Faith the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion .

^ It is to be remembered that Luther, the first leader in the Reformation, was an Augustinian monk and that it was from this rigorous theology that he formulated his great principle of justification by faith alone.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The designation "Reformed" came to be applied to those in the Swiss Reformation because they were "more reformed than the Lutherans.
  • INTRODUCTION TO CALVINISM -By Dr. Laurence M. Vance 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: Original source]

.It soon became evident that doctrine in the Reformed churches was developing in a direction independent of Martin Luther's, under the influence of numerous writers and reformers among whom Calvin eventually became preeminent.^ This occurred under the influence of the continental reformers.

^ Luthers intention was to reform the medieval church.

^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

Much later, when his fame was attached to the Reformed churches, their whole body of doctrine came to be called "Calvinism".[citation needed]

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.Although much of Calvin's practice was in Geneva, his publications spread his ideas of a "correctly" reformed church to many parts of Europe.^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And again I've concluded that although it's possible to disagree with Luther on many discrete points along the way, his argument as a whole is unassailable and of the essence of Reformed soteriology.
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Beza who ran at the times Calvin’s academy in Geneva gave a letter of recomendation on behalf of Arminius to the reformed churches of the Netherlands for his appointment approving of his former student.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

.Calvinism became the theological system of the majority in England (The English Reformers and the Puritans), Scotland (see John Knox), the Netherlands, with men such as William Ames, T J Frelinghuysen and Wilhelmus a Brakel and parts of Germany (especially those adjacent to the Netherlands) with the likes of Olevianus and his colleague Zacharias Ursinus.^ Then there were the English and American Puritans, such as John Bunyan and Matthew Henry, almost all of whom believed in Calvinism.
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

^ He points out men like John Bunyan, George Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards, and Charles Spurgeon, to name a few, as being theological giants who were Calvinists.
  • Fred's Bible Talk - A Review and Rebuttal of the Article Calvinism Critiqued 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.fredsbibletalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the most enlightened and holy men, who, since the decease of the apostles, have served God and his Christ; in the fathers of the ancient Church; in those who headed the Protestant Reformation, and lived as saints, or died as martyrs; in Luther, Calvin, Cranmer, Knox, we discover humiliating proofs of imperfection and fallibility.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

It was influential in France, Hungary, then-independent Transylvania, Lithuania and Poland. Calvinism gained some popularity in Scandinavia, especially Sweden, but was rejected in favor of Lutheranism after the synod of Uppsala in 1593.[3]
.Most settlers in the American Mid-Atlantic and New England were Calvinists, including the English Puritans, the French Huguenot and Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam (New York), and the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians of the Appalachian back country.^ It was the natural outgrowth of the principles which the Presbyterianism of the Old World planted in her sons, the English Puritans, the Scotch Covenanters, the French Huguenots, the Dutch Calvinists, and the Presbyterians of Ulster."
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then there were the English and American Puritans, such as John Bunyan and Matthew Henry, almost all of whom believed in Calvinism.
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It is estimated that of the 3,000,000 Americans at the time of the American Revolution, 900,000 were of Scotch or Scotch-Irish origin, 600,000 were Puritan English, and 400,000 were German or Dutch Reformed.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Dutch Calvinist settlers were also the first successful European colonizers of South Africa, beginning in the 17th century, who became known as Boers or Afrikaners.^ Watterson named Hobbes after Thomas Hobbes, a 17th-century philosopher, who has a dim view of human nature and this attitude is reflected in the comic strip over and over.

^ PE 4:17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ One person who is known to identify himself as a seven-point Calvinist is John Piper.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]
.Sierra Leone was largely colonized by Calvinist settlers from Nova Scotia, who were largely Black Loyalists, blacks who had fought for the British during the American War of Independence.^ In England and America the great struggles for civil and religious liberty were nursed in Calvinism, inspired by Calvinism, and carried out largely by men who were Calvinists.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To my knowledge, Taylor is the only 19th-century British Baptist historian who was not a Calvinist.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Where I debate on TheologyWeb, we have had people who seem to not know there are other topics of discussion going on besides Calvinism vs. Arminianism and it’s largely the Calvinists.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.John Marrant had organized a congregation there under the auspices of the Huntingdon Connection.^ So there was a connection between the nature of the one Church both before and during the latter-day glory and that connection was the Congregational way.

.Some of the largest Calvinist communions were started by 19th and 20th century missionaries.^ As we have seen, the Calvinists of England were divided in the 19th century.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the mid-twentieth century, one could readily find informed Protestant observers acknowledging the Calvinist tradition’s major missionary contribution.

^ The name of "Missionary Baptists" that some Calvinistic Baptists take upon themselves is a misnomer.
  • INTRODUCTION TO CALVINISM -By Dr. Laurence M. Vance 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: Original source]

Especially large are those in Indonesia, Korea and Nigeria.[citation needed]
.Today, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches has 75 million believers.^ But while the Westminster Confession is so logically wrought out, so clear and comprehensive in its statements, how sadly it is neglected today by the members and even by the ministers of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches!
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Today, reformed Baptists world-wide hold this Confession in high esteem and many churches continue to regard it as their official statement of faith.

^ Indeed, if even some of them find this definition acceptable and precise according to the Scriptures, it would only be an eloquent testimony of the fact that the doctrine of election is all but foreign to the Reformed Church world of today.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Unconditional Election 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

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General description

Calvinism has been known at times for its simple, unadorned churches and lifestyles, as depicted in this painting by Emmanuel de Witte where the 17th century congregation stands to hear a sermon.
.Calvinism in its present form has multiple main tributaries.^ Present day Modernism, which in its consistent form is pure naturalism and autosoteric, is the very antithesis of Calvinism.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.This makes the name "Calvinism" somewhat misleading if taken to imply that present doctrines of "Calvinist churches" or all Calvinist movements teach every major feature of classical Calvinism.^ The Calvinist teaches no such doctrine.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not a Calvinist, so I am not making this comment to defend Calvinism.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am somewhat Calvinist, but not on all five points.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

.Others are often credited with as much of a final formative influence on what is now called "Calvinism" as is Calvin himself.^ The Calvinist uses John 6:65, as a proof text for Calvinism stating God only calls some to be saved and withholds the Gospel from others.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I've had other dreams that I am reluctant even to call to the surface of consciousness, much less to blog about.

^ Calvin warns us not to put too much stock in our own knowledge, skills, or righteousness, and never to gloat over the failures of others.

.These include Calvin's successor Theodore Beza, Dutch theologian Franciscus Gomarus, founder of the Presbyterian church John Knox, and later figures such as English Baptist John Bunyan and American preacher Jonathan Edwards.^ Century American Presbyterian Preacher and author) .
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Can presbyterians and baptists unite in a particular church..
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ The 'Separate Baptists' largely followed the 'evangelical Calvinism' of Jonathan Edwards.

[citation needed]
.A distinctive issue in Calvinist theology that often is used to represent the whole is the system's particular soteriology, its doctrine of salvation.^ The doctrines of the Calvinist theological system are the doctrines of the Bible.
  • INTRODUCTION TO CALVINISM -By Dr. Laurence M. Vance 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are godly, sensible Christians who are Calvinist who do not approved of the “jerks” in their system, who give them a bad name, in spite of their false doctrine.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The consideration of Jacob and Esau brings us to Mr. Pink's affirmation of the Calvinistic doctrine of reprobation, but this must be left for another issue.
  • Arminianism Vs. Calvinism: God's Sovereignty & Man's Responsibility :: Paul Wilson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

.This doctrine holds that humans are incapable of adding anything to obtain salvation and that God alone is the initiator at every stage of salvation—including the formation of faith and every decision to follow Christ.^ But faith is not the act of God; it is not God who believes in Christ for salvation, it is the sinner.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is not faith that is the gift of God; it is salvation that is the gift.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Salvation is by faith alone.
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

.This doctrine was definitively formulated and codified during the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), which rejected an alternative system known as Arminianism.^ These points were rejected at the state-church Synod of Dort in Holland in 1618-1619 (attended as well by representatives from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Britain), and this Synod formulated the “five points of Calvinism” in resistance to Arminianism.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, it became the controlling principle in Reformed Theology, expressed by the Synod of Dort in 1618-1619.
  • Christian Principles: Soteriology - Calvinism and Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.xenos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This was the famous Synod of Dort, or Dordrecht, where not only Holland ministers, but delegates from the French, German, Swiss, and British churches met in 1618.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]

[5] Calvinism is sometimes identified with "Augustinianism" because the central issues of Calvinistic soteriology were articulated by St. Augustine in his dispute with the British monk Pelagius. .In contrast to the free-will position advocated by Charles Finney and other dissenters, Calvinism places strong emphasis on both the abiding goodness of the original creation and the total ruin of human accomplishments and the frustration of the whole creation caused by sin.^ The advocates of Calvinism differ remarkably from each other in the tone and spirit of their writings, as their habits of thought and feeling are modified by circumstances.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, asserts this original sin and decisive ungodliness of will of all fallen men.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God created a good environment (“it was very good”), and Adam, Eve, and Satan were originally created good; so their strongest desire or inclination (which dictates how we will choose, Sproul Jr. This, then, means that none of the first four candidates can be the source of sin.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.It therefore views salvation as a new work of creation by God, rather than an achievement of those who are saved from sin and death.^ God created sin .
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Was the creation subjected to sin by God?
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who are not among the elect will not be saved.

[citation needed]
."Calvinism" is virtually synonymous with "Reformed Protestantism", encompassing the whole body of doctrine taught by Reformed churches.^ Deny this doctrine, and the whole of Calvinism is demolished.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ It was Calvin's conviction that the doctrine of Election should be made the very center of the Church's confession, and that if it were not thus emphasized the Church should be prepared to see this wonderful doctrine buried and forgotten.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What if instead of landing in that particular church, you happened to end up in a Presbyterian church, where they taught Calvinism?
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Reformers did not dwell on predestination as if it were a central dogma, but advocated the preaching of "the whole counsel of the Word of God."^ We should be focused on preaching the WHOLE counsel of God.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And the petulance of men is intolerable, if it refuses to be restrained by the word of God, which treats of his incomprehensible counsel, adored by angels themselves.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Unconditional Election 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Act 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel , preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.July 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In addition to maintaining a Calvinist soteriology, covenant theology is the architectural structure of the whole system incorporating all doctrinal topics.^ September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 All Archives » .
  • What is Reformed Theology? - Comments - Reformed Chicks Blabbing 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Secondly, it is not the doctrine of unconditional election, for all Calvinists believe in that.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are godly, sensible Christians who are Calvinist who do not approved of the “jerks” in their system, who give them a bad name, in spite of their false doctrine.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.In piety and practice, a primary distinction is its regulative principle of worship, which rejects any form of worship not instituted for the church in the Bible.^ It is, of course, not claimed that the Presbyterian Church was the only source from which sprang the principles upon which this republic is founded, but it is claimed that the principles found in the Westminster Standards were the chief basis for the republic, and that "The Presbyterian Church taught, practiced, and maintained in fulness, first in this land that form of government in accordance with which the Republic has been organized."
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, Christian liberty, as I said, naturally flows on to another essential of a Reformed congregation and that is the regulative principle of worship.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Warfield has given us a good analysis of the formative principles which underlie the Lutheran and the Reformed Churches.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.This principle sets Reformed theology apart from Lutheranism which holds to the normative principle of worship.^ However, it became the controlling principle in Reformed Theology, expressed by the Synod of Dort in 1618-1619.
  • Christian Principles: Soteriology - Calvinism and Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.xenos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are some who hold to Reformed Theology that I respect and consider them as my friends.

^ The early Scotch reformed theology was based on the predestinarian principle.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]

Distinctives

.The distinctives of Calvinist theology may be stated in a number of ways.^ Complementarianism may not be at the forefront of New Calvinist identity, but it nonetheless serves as a distinct theological boundary not to be crossed.
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It just as well had occurred then because there was no doubt it was going to happen and this quite possibly may be why John stated it the way he did.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ If he was damned in the end, then how does White account for the spiritual good that couldn't be done but for being regenerated (which state, in turn, cannot be lost, in Calvinist theology)?
  • Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: The Calvinist Doctrine of Total Depravity and Romans 3:10-11 ("None is Righteous . . . No One Seeks For God"): Reply to James White 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC socrates58.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.Perhaps the best known summary is contained in the five points of Calvinism, though these points identify some differences with other Christians on the doctrines of salvation rather than summarizing the system as a whole.^ That is what the five points of Calvinism are about.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps there was some other reason.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What makes Calvinism more special than any other Christian doctrine?
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Broadly speaking, Calvinism stresses the sovereignty or rule of God in all things — in salvation but also in all of life.^ God has created all things.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He is sovereign (over ALL things, even salvation.
  • Arminian Perspectives: Tackling Tough Calvinist Questions 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC arminianperspectives.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism, Arminianism and Free Will Explained Clearly With 136 Verses 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesussaidfollowme.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism & Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC straitwaytruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God is completely sovereign in all things.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

Sovereign grace

.Calvinism stresses the complete ruin of humanity's ethical nature against a backdrop of the sovereign grace of God in salvation.^ Thus, salvation is completely a gift from God.
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Salvation is by sovereign grace.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God is completely sovereign in all things.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

.It teaches that fallen people are morally and spiritually unable to follow God or escape their condemnation before him.^ I think this debate can be seen as people following men rather than God, that Calvinists defend Calvin and Arminians defend Arminius.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God wants all people everywhere to repent before judgment .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ God decided before the foundation of the world that all who trust in Him would be saved, and all who don’t, won’t.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is seen as the work of God (divine intervention) in which God changes their unwilling hearts from rebellion to willing obedience.^ Man’s heart is changed in such a way that the unwilling become willing.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God works obedience in your heart through sanctification.
  • What is Reformed Theology? - Comments - Reformed Chicks Blabbing 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the work of an obedient believer who desires God to wash away his sins .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.In this view, all people are entirely at the mercy of God, who would be just in condemning all people for their sins, but who has chosen to be merciful to some.^ All the sins of some men, or 3.

^ God wants mercy on all .
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These people would suffer death but some had not sinned.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.One person is saved while another is condemned, not because of a foreseen willingness, faith, or any other virtue in the first person, but because God sovereignly chose to have mercy on them.^ That this God is one in three Persons or subsistences.

^ Because of grace, God first chooses that man will be saved…man does not first choose God to be saved.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If we are saved, it is because God is gracious and merciful.

.Although the person must believe the gospel and respond to be saved, this obedience of faith is God's gift, and thus God completely and sovereignly accomplishes the salvation of sinners.^ Do men freely and willingly obey God and believe the Gospel to be saved?
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Had they not got in the boat they would not have been saved they had faith and believed God and thus they did what God commanded them to do to be saved.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ So as an evangelist I want to be obedient, glorify God, and see sinners saved.

.Views of predestination to damnation (the doctrine of reprobation) are less uniform than is the view of predestination to salvation (the doctrine of election) among self-described Calvinists (see Supralapsarianism and Infralapsarianism).^ This is the doctrine of Reprobation, or non-election.
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Because of the Arminian controversy, the two Reformed presentations of the doctrine of predestination, supralapsarianism and infralapsarianism (sublapsarianism), were more logically defined.

^ In addition I believe that this view does no harm to the doctrine of election and the doctrine of salvation by grace alone.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.In practice, Calvinists teach sovereign grace primarily for the encouragement of the church because they believe the doctrine demonstrates the extent of God's love in saving those who could not and would not follow him, as well as quashing pride and self-reliance and emphasizing the Christian's total dependence on the grace of God.^ I believe God knew they would sin.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He did not predestine them to love Him, or some to heaven and some to hell, He predestined those who He foreknew would and will love him (that would the saved who make up the church).
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus they are totally depraved and in need of God’s irresistible grace if they are to be saved.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the same way, sanctification in the Calvinist view requires a continual reliance on God to purge the Christian's depraved heart from the power of sin and to further the Christian's joy.^ He is not required to be a Calvinist, but only to be a Christian.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is further a question of God's power.

^ Without the regeneration of the heart taking place, the unregenerate willing pursue their sin, they are at enmity with God.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

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Five points of Calvinism

.Calvinist theology is sometimes identified with the five points of Calvinism, also called the doctrines of grace, which are a point-by-point response to the five points of the Arminian Remonstrance (see History of Calvinist-Arminian debate) and which serve as a summation of the judgments rendered by the Synod of Dort in 1619. Calvin himself never used such a model and never combated Arminianism directly.^ So the so-called Five Points were not chosen by the Calvinists as a summary of their teach-ing.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ So the so-called Five Points were not chosen by the Calvinists as a summary of their teaching.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am a Calvinist who used to be an Arminian.
  • Alex Chediak Blog: Calvinism vs. Arminianism - IV 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alexchediak.com [Source type: Original source]

.The five points therefore function as a summary of the differences between Calvinism and Arminianism, but not as a complete summation of Calvin's writings or of the theology of the Reformed churches in general.^ Point out to me where Calvin and I differ.
  • What is Reformed Theology? - Comments - Reformed Chicks Blabbing 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ That is what the five points of Calvinism are about.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ What are the five points of Calvinism?
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

.In English, they are sometimes referred to by the acronym TULIP (see below), though this puts them in a different order than the Canons of Dort.^ Now if these false teachers were Jewish false teachers, as it appears they were, than this might even be a reference to an Old Testament passage.
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I suppose I take comfort in the fact that the various churches agree more than they disagree on the canon.

^ This general discharge of the elect was sometimes referred to as virtual justification and we shall have cause to refer to it again below.

.The central assertion of these canons is that God is able to save every person upon whom he has mercy and that his efforts are not frustrated by the unrighteousness or the inability of humans.^ God does that for any whom He desires to save.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If we are saved, it is because God is gracious and merciful.

^ It’s God’s choice to whom He will give His mercy.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

Total depravity

.The doctrine of total depravity (also called "total inability") asserts that, as a consequence of the fall of man into sin, every person born into the world is enslaved to the service of sin.^ As every person in the world?
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The fall of man has rendered man totally depraved.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the whole passage we have the biblical basis for the doctrines of total depravity and total inability.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.People are not by nature inclined to love God with their whole heart, mind, or strength, but rather all are inclined to serve their own interests over those of their neighbour and to reject the rule of God.^ The mind is can still serve God.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a love that arises from God’s own nature and is directed to an undeserving, wicked, unlovely people.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The natural consequence of rejecting God’s correction is separation and a hard heart.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Thus, all people by their own faculties are morally unable to choose to follow God and be saved because they are unwilling to do so out of the necessity of their own natures.^ People choose not to believe in Him because they want to live by their own rules.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God wants them to be saved, they’ll get saved.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So how can people seek God on their own?
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.(The term "total" in this context refers to sin affecting every part of a person, not that every person is as evil as possible.^ But the reason he’s asking that question IS to offer a possible explanation for God wanting to raise up an evil person: what if He wanted to do it in order to demonstrate His wrath?
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every Person deserves eternal separation from God because every person has willingly sinned (even Eve and Adam who had no excuse).
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That the unregenerated man and woman are "totally depraved" merely means that there is depravity in every part of their being.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

)[7]
.Jacob Arminius himself and some of his later followers, such as John Wesley, also claimed to affirm total depravity.^ The Dutch Church convened the Synod of Dordrecht in 1610 to resolve the dispute between Remonstrants (followers of Jacob Arminius) and the Reformed Church (followers of John Calvin) concerning the correct interpretation of the Bible.
  • Bible Life Ministries - Calvinism - Unconditional Election 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A stormy controversy arose in the latter part of the 16th century between the followers of John Calvin (1509-64) and Jacobus Arminius, whose real name was Jacob Harmensen, or Hermansz, (1560-1609).
  • Arminianism Vs. Calvinism: God's Sovereignty & Man's Responsibility :: Paul Wilson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think John Calvin and Jacob Arminius had some good theological points but I do not subscribe totally to either.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, they did not affirm it in the Calvinistic sense, for if they had, they could not logically hold to their views on election and the other four points of Calvinism.^ I do consider Calvinists (in the four and five point senses) to be heretics.
  • Evidence for God from Science • View topic - Is Calvinism a Heresy? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC discussions.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvinists hold that this teaches unconditional election .
  • Christian Principles: Soteriology - Calvinism and Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.xenos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They all, however, have logical inconsistencies.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]

Unconditional election

.The doctrine of unconditional election asserts that God's choice from eternity of those whom he will bring to himself is not based on foreseen virtue, merit, or faith in those people.^ He would certainly KNOW those for whom God chose for faith.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Classical Arminianism tends to base God's selection of His people upon foreseen faith.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Such foreknowledge is virtually the same as election: "Those whom he foreknew (i.e.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

.Rather, it is unconditionally grounded in God's mercy alone.^ Romans 9 tells us that God elects unconditionally for His own purposes, because he has vessels of mercy that must be contrasted with vessels of wrath.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you think that God forces salvation on some, by what the Calvinist calls "irresistible grace" and they cannot refuse or accept God's grace and mercy, but are rather forced by God to be saved?
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Paul's doctrine is overthrown, unless the whole praise is rendered to God alone and to his mercy.

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.The doctrine of unconditional election is sometimes made to stand for all Reformed doctrine, sometimes even by its adherents, as the chief article of Reformed Christianity.^ Secondly, it is not the doctrine of unconditional election, for all Calvinists believe in that.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Unconditional election is a hated doctrine by most professing Christians today.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is a denial of all that Christianity stands for.
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, according to the doctrinal statements of these churches, it is not a balanced view to single out this doctrine to stand on its own as representative of all that is taught.^ "I answer, that in the church he calls all, that he may cull out his own.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If it says that God raised up a man for the sole purpose of making an example out of him for His own glory, then I stand by it, and you should too.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to your own admission that it is false, they would have to be teaching false doctrine.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Unconditional election and its corollary in the doctrine of predestination are never properly taught, according to Calvinists, except as an assurance to those who seek forgiveness and salvation through Christ, that their faith is not in vain, because God is able to bring to completion all whom He intends to save.^ Secondly, it is not the doctrine of unconditional election, for all Calvinists believe in that.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He would certainly KNOW those for whom God chose for faith.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All those who are truly born-again will persevere in their faith.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nevertheless, non-Calvinists object that these doctrines discourage the world from seeking salvation.^ Both these Anglican divines came to the conclusion that Williamss doctrine was orthodox concerning the death of Christ and the high-Calvinist doctrine was set out far too literally.

^ The principle behind these teachings of Paul to the Galatians is that any teaching that we must accomplish works of merit to earn salvation is another gospel, be it the Law or any other doctrine.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ The Calvinist, to be consistent with his doctrine, could object in such a way.

Limited atonement

.Also called "particular redemption" or "definite atonement", the doctrine of limited atonement is the teaching that Jesus' substitutionary atonement was definite and certain in its design and accomplishment.^ The Calvinist’s doctrine of limited atonement is contrary to the plain teaching of Scripture.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The revelation of this particular love is the definite, limited atonement of the cross of Jesus Christ.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ This special aspect of the atonement is what is called Limited Atonement.
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

.The doctrine is driven by the Calvinistic concept of the sovereignty of God in salvation and their understanding of the nature of the atonement.^ To fully understand the words, then, one must understand the Calvinist teaching on the sovereignty of God and what we call "the doctrines of grace."
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Calvinist says...it is based on God's sovereignty in election, and concludes that God chose some for hell without any ability to accept or be saved.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You see, Mr. Calvinist....you are very sincere and think that you are defending God and His sovereignty ....but dear friend , God does not need the help of John Calvin or any Calvinist to defend His sovereignty and never has.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

.Namely, Calvinists view the atonement as a penal substitution (that is, Jesus was punished in the place of sinners), and since, Calvinists argue, it would be unjust for God to pay the penalty for some people's sins and then still condemn them for those sins, all those whose sins were atoned for must necessarily be saved.^ Do Calvinists and Arminians still sin?
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus Christ actually saves sinners.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And above all, we can’t claim that God didn’t raise up those people.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Moreover, since in this scheme God knows precisely who the elect are and since only the elect will be saved, there is no requirement that Christ atone for sins in general, only for those of the elect.^ There is no indication from the text that there are those who are drawn but who do not come.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gods attitude to sin committed by the elect .

^ There is no chance that you will not be saved.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Calvinists do not believe, however, that the atonement is limited in its value or power (in other words, God could have elected everyone and used it to atone for them all), but rather that the atonement is limited in the sense that it is designed for some and not all.^ Some preachers taught limited atonement, others general redemption.

^ If God elected some people and not others, doesn’t this mean that the others were elected for hell?
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His instructions on rearing children are rather limited in God’s word.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hence, Calvinists hold that the atonement is sufficient for all and efficient for the elect.^ Also, denying the high-Calvinist doctrine of particular redemption, it advocated that Christs death was sufficient to atone for the sins of all the human race; and, modifying the full Reformed doctrine of justification, it denied that the obedient, righteous life of Christ was imputed to the elect believer.

^ In fairness to Calvinists, they usually do not place the emphasis on a limitation of the atonement, but on its power to save infallibly all who are comprehended by it.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The problem for Hunt is that all mainstream Calvinists affirm the infinite sufficiency of the atonement.
  • Calvinism on Trial -- Phil Johnson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Irresistible grace

.The doctrine of irresistible grace (also called "efficacious grace") asserts that the saving grace of God is effectually applied to those whom he has determined to save (that is, the elect) and, in God's timing, overcomes their resistance to obeying the call of the gospel, bringing them to a saving faith.^ He would certainly KNOW those for whom God chose for faith.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God has decided, before the beginning of time, whom He will save with this "effectual call" and whom He will leave to suffer ruin.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ It is also clear what happens to those that obey not the gospel .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.The doctrine holds that every influence of God's Holy Spirit cannot be resisted, but that the Holy Spirit is able to overcome all resistance and make his influence irresistible and effective.^ The doctrine of irresistible grace means that God is sovereign and can overcome all resistance when he wills.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ A person can resist the Holy Spirit.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All men apart from the special work of the Holy Spirit "resist" God.

.Thus, when God sovereignly purposes to save someone, that individual certainly will be saved.^ For his own good reasons, God sovereignly chooses which individuals he will save.
  • Christian Principles: Soteriology - Calvinism and Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.xenos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus they are totally depraved and in need of God’s irresistible grace if they are to be saved.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The natural man is already in a state of rebellion and rejecting God, thus it is God who through the miracle of salvation enables a man to accept God offer and be saved.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

Perseverance of the saints

Perseverance (or preservation) of the saints. .The word saints is used in the Biblical sense to refer to all who are set apart by God, not in the technical sense of one who is exceptionally holy, canonized, or in heaven (see Saint).^ The Holy Spirit uses the word of God to convince and convict.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saint Paul says ''To all God's beloevd who are in Rome .
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.The doctrine asserts that, since God is sovereign and his will cannot be frustrated by humans or anything else, those whom God has called into communion with himself will continue in faith until the end.^ He would certainly KNOW those for whom God chose for faith.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Whom God calls, He equips.
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who hate the doctrine in reality hate God’s sovereign grace.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.Those who apparently fall away either never had true faith to begin with or will return.^ No one who truly begins the life of faith will ever fall away and perish.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ But it is to point out that those who profess the Reformed faith should know that at certain points their profession may mean more than one thing.

^ The Bible cannot teach that real believers can never totally fall away and also teach that genuine Christians can apostatize.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.This doctrine is slightly different from the Free Grace or "once saved, always saved" view advocated by some evangelicals in which, despite apostasy or unrepentant and habitual sin, the individual is truly saved if they accepted Christ at any point in the past; in traditional Calvinist teaching, apostasy by such a person may indicate that they were never saved.^ I do not doubt there will be some who will believe they are save and truly not be saved.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ These passages never say what the Calvinist mistakenly says they teach.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is amazing grace that he chooses to save some.
  • The Heresy of “Calvinism” « Seek the Holy 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.seektheholy.com [Source type: Original source]

[9]

Nature of the atonement

An additional point of disagreement with Arminianism implicit in the five points is the Calvinist understanding of the doctrine of Jesus' substitutionary atonement as a punishment for the sins of the elect, which was developed by St. Augustine and especially St. Anselm and Calvin himself. .Calvinists argue that if Christ takes the punishment in the place of a particular sinner, that person must be saved since it would be unjust for him then to be condemned for the same sins.^ Believe- You must believe on Christ, or you will not be saved.
  • Hyper-Calvinism Refuted Clearly With 3 Definitions, 3 Charts & 126 Verses 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesussaidfollowme.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the same way, we must get into the church (in Christ) to be saved.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Why would Christ save any of us?
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

.The definitive and binding nature of this satisfaction model has strong implications for each of the five points, and it has led Arminians to subscribe instead to the governmental theory of the atonement.^ They emerged as a response to the Arminians who chose these five points to oppose.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ That led me on a search and I found a little pamphlet--the sermons that were preached at the opening of MetTab on the five points of Calvinism.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the experiments bear out the hypothesis it may come to be regarded as a theory or law of nature (more on the concepts of hypothesis, model, theory and law below).
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Under that theory, no particular sins or sinners are in view, but all of humanity are included in those whose sins have been taken away.^ The sins are all out to be borne away.
  • Arminianism Vs. Calvinism: God's Sovereignty & Man's Responsibility :: Paul Wilson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Limited Atonement means Christ took the PUNISHMENTS that a select few deserved and that is why those elect will be saved because the PUNISHMENT for all their sins was taken for them (and thus they would never be held liable).
  • Augustine and Calvinism - Catholic Answers Forums 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Moreover, they make Him responsible for the damnation of billions and ultimately responsible for all the suffering in the world, since only He can stop sin but He chooses not to regenerate billions of sinners.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

.The atonement was not the penalty of the law, but a substitute for the penalty, which allows God to remit the penalty by his grace when any sinner repents and believes in Jesus as the Christ.^ Calvin knew that he was a believer in Jesus Christ.

^ Jesus Christ actually saves sinners.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If they repent and believe, mark it: it is all of God, all of grace.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

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Covenant theology

.Although the doctrines of grace have generally received the greater focus in contemporary Calvinism, covenant theology is the historic superstructure that unifies the entire system of doctrine.^ Lectures on Calvinism and Arminianism By W.R. Downing Paperback: $24.80 Ships in 3–5 business days This item has not been rated yet A doctrinal and historical study of the varied influence of both Calvinism and Arminianism as prevalent theological systems.
  • Calvinism - Lulu.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ Thus does the doctrine of common grace bring a Presbyterian into the murky waters of Roman Catholic theology.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ It renders God a partial being, and at the same time entirely destroys the doctrine of grace.
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

[11]
.Calvinists take God's transcendence to mean that the relationship between God and his creation must be by voluntary condescension on God's part.^ It means that God is, ultimately, the creator of all that is.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you take out God or the supernatural, you're not really left with religion or spiritual meaning, but simply a set of values.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Would you defend this by saying "I cannot tell God what being true, and never lying must mean"?
  • Alex Chediak Blog: Calvinism vs. Arminianism - IV 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alexchediak.com [Source type: Original source]

.This relationship he establishes is covenantal: the terms of the relationship are unchangeably decreed by God alone.^ The divine right of kings and the infallible decrees of popes could not long endure amid a people who place sovereignty in God alone.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God's unchangeable decree it had been good for this man never to have been born?
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

^ This doctrine logically proceeds from man’s total depravity and inability, God’s unchangeable decree of election, and Christ’s definite atonement for the elect.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Reformed writings commonly refer to an intra-Trinitarian covenant of redemption.^ The covenant of redemption refers to the agreement made by the persons of the trinity before the creation of the universe regarding the salvation of the elect.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.The greater focus is the relationship between God and man, which in historic Calvinism is seen as bi-covenantal, reflecting the early Reformation distinction between Law and Gospel.^ What exactly is the relationship between Calvinism and complementarianism?
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "In matters pertaining to his salvation, the unregenerate man is not at liberty to choose between good and evil, but only to choose between greater and lesser evil, which is not properly free will...As the bird with a broken wing is 'free' to fly but not able, so the natural man is free to come to God but not able."
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ I think this debate can be seen as people following men rather than God, that Calvinists defend Calvin and Arminians defend Arminius.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.The covenant of works encompasses the moral and natural law, dictating the terms of creation.^ Theories in physics are often formulated in terms of a few concepts and equations, which are identified with "laws of nature," suggesting their universal applicability.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you are outside the United States, check the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project Gutenberg-tm work.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He provides a perfect sinless life through His righteousness to satisfy the covenant of works and the demands of the law.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.By its terms, man would enjoy eternal life and blessedness based on his continued personal and perfect righteousness.^ Why should God lower His perfect standard of righteousness to cater to man’s sinful infirmities?
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The blind man did not end up better off in terms of sight, but in the same place he would have, and should have, been had the proper development of his eyes not been interfered with in the first place.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not see how these passages could mean anything other than what they say and they do not say that whoever has life will continue to have eternal life regardless of what we do.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.With the fall of man, this covenant continues to operate, but only to condemn sinful man.^ Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation .
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What Hussey was trying to say was that, though the Second Person is an eternal being, the God-Man is not, since He only came into existence with the agreement of the covenant of grace.

^ And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

[13] .The covenant of grace is instituted at the fall, and administered through successive historic covenants seen in Scripture for the purpose of redemption.^ The irrefragable grounds on which we prove that the redemption is particular are these: From the doctrines of unconditional election, and the covenant of grace.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They believed that the covenant of works was only in force whilst Adam was innocent, but after the fall, God, as Rector, brought in the law of grace.

^ The term covenant of grace (sometimes covenant of redemption) was used to describe the agreement of the Holy Trinity to save the elect by providing a Saviour and Advocate for them.

.By its terms, salvation comes not by any personal performance, but by promise.^ Calvinists believe that when God gives a person the grace that enables him to come to salvation, the person always responds and never rejects this grace, this is the doctrine of irresistible grace.

^ Anyone that comes to Christ on His terms is foreordained before the foundation of the world because God placed salvation in this distinctive group.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Then after the Person is saved and has traveled some distance in the Christian way he comes to see that in his salvation God's work was primary and his was only secondary, that he was saved through grace and not by his own works.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Peace with God comes only through a mediator, the fulfillment of which is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.^ Jesus fulfilled all the Old Testament prophecies as to His coming and work.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "For ye are all the children of God through faith in Christ Jesus."

^ One might assert that we come to God through Christ.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Christ is seen as the federal head of his elect people, and thus the covenant is the basis of the doctrines of the substitutionary atonement and the imputation of the active obedience of Christ.^ The Imputation of Christs righteousness to the elect .

^ Limited Atonement means Christ took the PUNISHMENTS that a select few deserved and that is why those elect will be saved because the PUNISHMENT for all their sins was taken for them (and thus they would never be held liable).
  • Augustine and Calvinism - Catholic Answers Forums 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They stood firmly in their high-Calvinism placing great emphasis on the divine decrees, the imputation of Christs active and passive obedience to the elect and preferring to speak of one covenant of grace and redemption, made between the Father and Son (with the elect seen in Christ).

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Life is religion

.The practical theories of church, family, and political life, all ambiguously called "Calvinism", are the outgrowth of a religious consciousness convinced of the sovereignty of God in both his creational and salvific covenants.^ It means that God is, ultimately, the creator of all that is.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God has created all things.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God created both Jews and Gentiles.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

.Thus the goodness and power of God have a free, unlimited range of activity, and this works out as a conviction that God is at work in all realms of existence, including the spiritual, physical, and intellectual realms, whether secular or sacred, public or private, on earth or in heaven.^ All good comes from God.
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She'd work out pretty good.
  • Cool Calvin Collection: Calvin & Hobes Movie Forum 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC books.dreambook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ God works out his plan through the free actions of men .
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

.According to this viewpoint, the plan of God is worked out in every event.^ God works out his plan through the free actions of men .
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They sinned according to God’s plan.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God; 6 who will render to every man according to his works : .
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

.God as Creator sovereignly rules over all things, and as Redeemer over those he has saved.^ It means that God is, ultimately, the creator of all that is.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If those things do not happen we cannot be saved.

^ God's will sovereignly rules our wills."
  • Calvinism & Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC straitwaytruth.com [Source type: Original source]

.The utter dependence on Christ is not limited to the sacred (merely in the church or explicit acts of piety such as prayer), but also to every mundane task and secular vocation.^ With his precious blood Christ purchased his church (Acts 20:28; Eph.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Act 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house , and haling men and women committed them to prison.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Their doctrine on grace would appear to be within the limits of what the Church has permitted to other groups, such as the Thomists and the Augustinians."

.For the Calvinist, while Christ's redemptive kingdom in the church remains distinct from areas of common activity with those who are not Christian, no part of life is truly autonomous from the lordship of Christ.^ They have no place in the Christian life.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those of us who are in Christ make up the body of Christ which is the church .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Most of his closest relatives and friends belonged to that church, and he will perhaps be pardoned if he betrays a bit of intolerance toward those "born Presbyterians" who remain members of the Presbyterian Church while openly opposing or ridiculing these doctrines.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

Worship regulated by God

.The regulative principle regarding worship, which distinguishes the Calvinist approach to the public worship of God from other views, is that only those elements that are instituted or appointed by command or example in the New Testament are permissible in worship.^ But in reality we can only and always do the action which God predetermined for us to do (all other actions are impossible).

^ His great work, The Exposition of the Old and New Testaments, is still held in the highest esteem even by those whose sentiments widely differ from the author’s.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BT Moderators will attempt to regulate any behavior that is deemed destructive to the pursuit of biblical truth, or any behavior that violates the commands, precepts, and examples revealed in Scripture.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

.In other words, the regulative principle maintains that God institutes in the scriptures what he requires for worship in the church, and everything else is prohibited.^ In other words he had a correct understanding of the Scriptures.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These words are used by opponents of the doctrine of election to negate other Scripture and the obvious meaning of the words.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Disregarding the greater context of John 6:41-71 as well of scores of other scriptures that reveal God’s desire for all people to come to Jesus (e.g., Matt.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

.As the regulative principle is reflected in Calvin's own thought, it is driven by his evident antipathy toward the Roman Catholic Church and her worship, and it associates musical instruments with icons, which he considered violations of the Ten Commandments' prohibition of graven images.^ We are most familiar with the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the thought that initially pulled me toward Calvinism.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nothing is held back, even the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is correctly identifed to be anti-christ in chapter 25, section 6, of the Westminster Confession Faith.
  • Calvinism - Lulu.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

[15]
.On this basis, many early Calvinists also eschewed musical instruments and advocated exclusive psalmody in worship,[16] though Calvin himself allowed other scriptural songs as well as psalms,[15] and this practice typified presbyterian worship and the worship of other Reformed churches for some time.^ Such, though, is the church of our time.
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of this nation’s largest churches are Presbyterian.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Luther and Calvin and the other reformers.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

.While music is the central issue in worship debates, other matters have been contentious as well, including doxologies, benedictions, corporate confession of sin, prayer and the readings of creeds or portions of scripture.^ Disregarding the greater context of John 6:41-71 as well of scores of other scriptures that reveal God’s desire for all people to come to Jesus (e.g., Matt.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On the head of the other goat, the sins of the people were confessed by the high priest, and it was led into a land not inhabited, so that their sins were removed.
  • Arminianism Vs. Calvinism: God's Sovereignty & Man's Responsibility :: Paul Wilson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblecentre.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One other thing—while you’re obviously very intelligent and well-read, your posts are long, wordy, and occasionally turgid with technical language.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

.The presence of any one of these, their order and priority have ranged over various denominations.^ If someone joins one of these three denominations they become a Baptist, Methodist, or Presbyterian.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ These certain requirements which one must meet in order to receive eternal life are the criteria in which God uses to elect those for eternal life.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All these things cohere together with each other in a certain order,and must thus also be considered, if any one be desirous of knowing them not confusedly but distinctly, and of explaining them well to others."

.Since the 1800s, however, most of the Reformed churches have modified their understanding of the regulative principle and make use of musical instruments, believing that Calvin and his early followers went beyond the biblical requirements[15] and that such things are circumstances of worship requiring biblically rooted wisdom, rather than an explicit command.^ They had been taught that the constitution of the Church was popish rather than reformed.

^ The short explanation is that there is a DEFINITE ARTICLE used with the “all things” so Paul is referring to “the al; things” which makes it a specific “all things” limiting the scope he is referring to in this passage which is the Body of Christ.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, it became the controlling principle in Reformed Theology, expressed by the Synod of Dort in 1618-1619.
  • Christian Principles: Soteriology - Calvinism and Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.xenos.org [Source type: Original source]

.Despite the protestations of those few who hold to a strict view of the regulative principle, today hymns and musical instruments are in common use, as are contemporary worship music styles and worship bands.^ The point is that He uses those who will be used, those who will believe.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's interesting to note the increased propensity of violence for those who hold to the Reformed view - from Augustine's "just war" theory, to Calvin's murder of Servetus, to Dort's murder of van Oldenbarnevelt, to Cromwell's genocide against the Irish Catholics.

^ Under each of the six headings the views of Williams will be compared with those of Chauncy by using quotations from their respective books; also some references will be made to the views of other men who took part in the debates.

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Variants

.Many efforts have been undertaken to reform or expand on Calvinism, and these variations appear to a greater or lesser degree throughout the history of Calvinism.^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many Calvinists read nothing but Reformed titles, hence these brethren seldom learn new perspectives.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ D'Aubigne, whose history of the Reformation is a classic, writes: "Calvin was the founder of the greatest of republics.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

Lapsarianism

.Within scholastic Calvinist theology, there are two schools of thought over when and whom God predestined: supralapsarianism (from the Latin: supra, "above", here meaning "before" + lapsus, "fall") and infralapsarianism (from the Latin: infra, "beneath", here meaning "after" + lapsus, "fall").^ God has decided, before the beginning of time, whom He will save with this "effectual call" and whom He will leave to suffer ruin.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ If there is such a decree in the God whom Macleod wants us to behold, Macleod is ashamed of it and hides it from our view.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ The theology of the Calvinist exalted one Sovereign and humbled all other sovereigns before His awful majesty.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The former view, sometimes called "high Calvinism", argues that the Fall occurred partly to facilitate God's purpose to choose some individuals for salvation and some for damnation.^ So God chooses to save some but not others.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Called according to His purpose means we are called by the gospel according to Gods plan of salvation .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ God can choose that an evil event will occur.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Infralapsarianism, sometimes called "low Calvinism", is the position that, while the Fall was indeed planned, it was not planned with reference to who would be saved.^ God decided before the foundation of the world that all who trust in Him would be saved, and all who don’t, won’t.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He did not predestine them to love Him, or some to heaven and some to hell, He predestined those who He foreknew would and will love him (that would the saved who make up the church).
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ The Calvinist uses John 6:65, as a proof text for Calvinism stating God only calls some to be saved and withholds the Gospel from others.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

.Supralapsarians believe that God chose which individuals to save before he decided to allow the race to fall and that the Fall serves as the means of realization of that prior decision to send some individuals to hell and others to heaven (that is, it provides the grounds of condemnation in the reprobate and the need for salvation in the elect).^ If God elected some people and not others, doesn’t this mean that the others were elected for hell?
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God is not merely for individuals being saved, forgiven, and going to heaven.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not believe that I was saved until I obeyed the gospel and the will of God concerning salvation.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.In contrast, infralapsarians hold that God planned the race to fall logically prior to the decision to save or damn any individuals because, it is argued, in order to be "saved", one must first need to be saved from something and therefore the decree of the Fall must precede predestination to salvation or damnation.^ Because of grace, God first chooses that man will be saved…man does not first choose God to be saved.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore, God is not the author of evil or of the fall.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefor God exists are something like that.
  • The God Delusion? Part 3 : IntentBlog 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

.These two views vied with each other at the Synod of Dort (1618), an international body representing Calvinist Christian churches from around Europe, and the judgments that came out of that council sided with infralapsarianism (Canons of Dort, First Point of Doctrine, Article 7).^ The other two stay out of the fray.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The great body of this Synod were ministers of Calvinistic Churches.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And these” Baptism and Church government , “are two of the most important points which separate Christians.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.The influential Westminster Confession of Faith also teaches the infralapsarian[18] view, but is sensitive to those holding to supralapsarianism.^ Nothing is held back, even the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is correctly identifed to be anti-christ in chapter 25, section 6, of the Westminster Confession Faith.
  • Calvinism - Lulu.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ This contradicts the overwhelming mass of New Testament teaching that the Gospel opportunity is available to all and that those who depart from the faith* will be cut off.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who hold to a particular atonement (i.e., Calvinists) teach that Christ died for the elect only.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

[19] .The Lapsarian controversy has a few vocal proponents on each side today, but overall it does not receive much attention among modern Calvinists.^ Why hsa there been, as you will see in recording of the controversy, so much attention paid to Calvinism in the past ten years?
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

Four-point Calvinism (or Moderate Calvinism)

.Another revision of Calvinism is called "Amyraldism", "hypothetical universalism", or "four-point Calvinism", which drops the limited atonement in favor of an unlimited atonement saying that God has provided Christ's atonement for all alike, but seeing that none would believe on their own, he then elects those whom he will bring to faith in Christ, thereby preserving the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election.^ All election is in relation to Christ.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Secondly, it is not the doctrine of unconditional election, for all Calvinists believe in that.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He would certainly KNOW those for whom God chose for faith.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

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.This doctrine was most thoroughly systematized by the French Reformed theologian at the Academy of Saumur, Moses Amyraut, for whom it is named.^ Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a theologian with whom I worked sent me a nine page letter seeking to demonstrate the many errors of Wilson’s Reforming Marriage .
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe that's the thing that most strikes me about Pastor Mbewe and his people: they have not used reformed doctrine as a pathway to cheap grace that silences the fear of God.
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Printed in Sermons of WC Burns BOT p.202-203) JOHN CALVIN (Famous 16th Century French Presbyterian Minister, Theologian and Reformer.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

.His formulation was an attempt to bring Calvinism more nearly alongside the Lutheran view.^ This brief and elementary example illustrates how much more lies beneath the surface of Calvinism than just the TULIP. But why do I bring it up?
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From these and other views of the subject, Calvin was led to say that "election could not stand without reprobation;" and that it was "quite silly and childish" to attempt to separate them.
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

^ CALVINISM CANNOT EXPLAIN THE APOSTLE PAUL. Paul attempted to win the more.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was popularized in England by the Reformed pastor Richard Baxter and gained strong adherence among the Congregationalists and some Presbyterians in the American colonies, during the 17th and 18th centuries.^ Banner of Truth p.220) JONATHAN EDWARDS (18th Century American Congregationalist Pastor, Theologian and writer.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some writers have suggested that the inclusion of this phrase did not commit the English Parliament to the implementation of Presbyterianism but (notwithstanding the abilities of Congregationalist casuistry) the obvious meaning is that a Presbyterian State Church be set up in England to replace the Church ruled by prelates.

^ Many Presbyterian and Independent ministers who had been influenced by the appeal of the Middle-Way Calvinism of Saumur and of Richard Baxter adopted a moderated Calvinism.

[citation needed]
.Amyraldism can be found among various evangelical groups in the United States and within the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.^ User en:ClueBot ( talk - contribs ; 258243) to en:United States Republican presidential candidates, 2008 ( diff ) - Link: groups.google.com/group/Hagel2008.
  • User:COIBot/LinkReports/groups.google.com - Meta 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC meta.wikimedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They founded Scotland; they founded the United States; at this day they are, by their descendants, founding Australia and colonizing the world."
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

."Four point" Calvinism is prevalent in conservative and moderate groups among Presbyterian churches, Reformed churches, Reformed Baptists and some non-denominational churches, and is not uncommon among evangelical members of the Church of England.^ Can presbyterians and baptists unite in a particular church..
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact some Lutherans point out with pride that Lutheranism was a "moderate Reformation."
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some of this nation’s largest churches are Presbyterian.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]
Historically, Amyraldism has been called "moderate Calvinism",[21] but Norman Geisler uses this term to describe his own views, which James R. White calls "merely a modified form of historic Arminianism."[22]
.R.C. Sproul believes there is confusion about what the doctrine of limited atonement actually teaches.^ The Calvinist’s doctrine of limited atonement is contrary to the plain teaching of Scripture.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I do not believe that Limited Atonement is correct.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All this talk about limited atonement.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

.While he considers it possible for a person to believe four points without believing the fifth, he claims that a person who really understands the other four points must believe in limited atonement because of what Martin Luther called a resistless logic.^ I understand the logic of 5 point theologians.
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I do not believe that Limited Atonement is correct.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The point is that He uses those who will be used, those who will believe.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

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Hyper-Calvinism

.Hyper-Calvinism first referred to an eccentric view that appeared among the early English Particular Baptists in the 1700s.^ Another characteristic of hyper-calvinism seems to be the anathema of anyone who doesn’t hold to EXACTLY the same views as they do.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Keach was not a "Reformed Baptist," and no Baptist today who repudiates Reformed Pedobaptist Hybrid Calvinism should refer to himself as "Reformed."

^ All of these elements at first appear to be related to the Christian system but are in fact referring to Judaism.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Their system denied that the call of the gospel to "repent and believe" is directed to every single person and that it is the duty of every person to trust in Christ for salvation.^ We believe and repent because of the preaching of the gospel.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ God calls every one that believes on Christ.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every single person that Christ dies for is saved.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

.While this doctrine has always been a minority view, it has not been relegated to the past and may still be found in some small denominations and church communities today.^ (Of course some Protestant Churches are also re-founded churches but are based on the concepts of the Protestant Churches that used to be Catholic.
  • Science and God (One and the same?) » Forum Post by Protocept00 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC browser.stardock.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like his former pastor, Thomas Cole, he was a strict Congregationalist in regard to Church polity and a rigid High Calvinist in his doctrinal views.

^ Furthermore, we may ask, What excuse has the Presbyterian Church for its continued existence as a separate denomination if Calvinism is to be discarded as a non-essential?
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The term also occasionally appears in both theological and secular controversial contexts, where it usually connotes a negative opinion about some variety of theological determinism, predestination, or a version of Evangelical Christianity or Calvinism that is deemed by the critic to be unenlightened, harsh, or extreme.^ His principal commentaries appeared in both French and Latin versions and are works of great thoroughness.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvinism assigns preset definitions to theological terms instead of allowing the context to define them.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We are not following a man, we are following a system that has a term wrapped around it (Calvinism) and that system in which we follow corresponds to Christianity.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

Neo-orthodoxy

.In the mainline Reformed churches, Calvinism has undergone expansion and revision through the influence of Karl Barth and neo-orthodox theology.^ But this is not the sum of Calvinism or Reformation theology.
  • The Heresy of “Calvinism” « Seek the Holy 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.seektheholy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Category: Church officers , Deacons/Deaconesses , Feminism , PCA , Reformed theology .
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

.Barth was an important Swiss Reformed theologian who began writing early in the 20th century, whose chief accomplishment was to counter-act the influence of the Enlightenment in the churches.^ In the early 20th century, these pursuits for "living transitional links" led to unfortunate incidents, one of the cruellest of which is the story of a Pygmy by the name of Ota Benga.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s a Kuyperian teaching, objected to (in name, not necessarily in definition) by Schilder and others in the early 20th century.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It has been usual amongst theologians within the Reformed Churches to admit that there are identifiable differences between Calvins theology and that of the Confession .

The Barmen declaration is an expression of the Barthian reform of Calvinism. .Conservative Calvinists (as well as some liberal reformers) regard it as confusing to use the name "Calvinism" to refer to neo-orthodoxy or other liberal revisions stemming from Calvinist churches due to their differing theological views.^ This will work to some extent at some churches, but it will not work as well as the anti-Calvinists think.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have and have read some differing views.
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have a sense that what will go (and I anecdotally see is going) hand in hand with a resurgence of Reformed theology is a move towards Orthodoxy expressed in high church, liturgy, and having things like Communion more regularly among several other trends.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

Neo-Calvinism

.Besides the traditional movements within the conservative Reformed churches, several trends have arisen through the attempt to provide a contemporary, but theologically conservative approach to the world.^ I have a sense that what will go (and I anecdotally see is going) hand in hand with a resurgence of Reformed theology is a move towards Orthodoxy expressed in high church, liturgy, and having things like Communion more regularly among several other trends.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Christologcal issue within Lutheranism, the predestinarian problems within the Reformed tradition and the conflict over Christs presence in the Lords Supper, all had the consequence of intensifying the tendency to express truth through precise definition and the drawing of fine distinctions.

^ It has been usual amongst theologians within the Reformed Churches to admit that there are identifiable differences between Calvins theology and that of the Confession .

.A version of Calvinism that has been adopted by both theological conservatives and liberals gained influence in the Dutch Reformed churches, late in the 19th century, dubbed "neo-Calvinism", which developed along lines of the theories of Dutch theologian, statesman and journalist, Abraham Kuyper.^ I HAVE STUDIED CALVINISM FROM “THE HORSE’S MOUTH.” In order to gain a proper understanding of Calvinism, I have studied the writings of many influential Calvinists, both contemporary and past.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And so both Luther and Calvin and all the reformers insisted that the Spirits work is to use the Word.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many Presbyterian and Independent ministers who had been influenced by the appeal of the Middle-Way Calvinism of Saumur and of Richard Baxter adopted a moderated Calvinism.

.More traditional Calvinist critics of the movement characterize it as a revision of Calvinism, although a conservative one in comparison to modernist Christianity or neo-orthodoxy.^ I have been to soooooo many churches that have switched from traditional services to so-called “contemporary” ones, and I just don’t get it…the whole thing seems to me more of a “dumbing-down” of Christianity.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If Benedict, so characterized as a conservative, decides to do something so daring, no one will question him because he has the credentials,” Demetrios says.

^ Calvinism is so out of touch with biblical truth, one might almost get the impression that the Calvinist is joking or playing a game of some sort.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

.Neo-Calvinism, "Calvinianism", or the "reformational movement", is a response to the influences of the Enlightenment, but generally speaking it does not touch directly on the articles of salvation.^ I think another influence in this generation of the young "reformed" is the ministry of Mark Driscoll and his church planting organization Acts29.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is not uncommon for the Scripture to speak of man's inability to do things without the divine influence; yet, this does not make man wholly passive.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Ultimately, this Scripture is not about falling away in general, but rather falling back into Judaism, although it does prove one can lose their salvation.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Neo-Calvinists intend their work to be understood as an update of the Calvinist worldview in response to modern circumstances, which is an extension of the Calvinist understanding of religion to scientific, social and political issues.^ I know these are tough issues, and all of Casey’s concerns are legit and fair questions – questions that all current Calvinists have had to struggle with and work through in the past.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The bible distinguishes faith from works, but apparently Augustine and even some modern calvinists keep arguing that if we have faith and that faith is “from ourselves” and is involved in the salvation process, then faith **is** a work and so **merits** salvation from God.

^ Again, if you understood the scientific method you would understand that change and revision is VITAL to GOOD science.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.To show their consistency with the historic Reformed movement, supporters may cite Calvin's Institutes, book 1, chapters 1-3, and other works.^ Calvinism and modern Baptistic theology do not inherently go hand in hand if I am reading Book IV, Chapter 17 of my Institutes correctly (as well as the overall tone of Calvin generally).
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the fact remains (and it is very important) that Calvin discussed predestination not in Book I of his Institutes but later in Book III when he was discussing the believers union with Christ in faith, regeneration and sanctification.

^ You'll also find places to buy cool Calvin And Hobbes books and other "stuff" for yourself or others.

In the United States, Kuyperian neo-Calvinism is represented among others, by the Center for Public Justice, a faith-based political think-tank headquartered in Washington, D.C.
.Neo-Calvinism branched off in more theologically conservative movements in the United States.^ Paul, whom the more liberal opponents of Calvinism admit to have been responsible for the Calvinistic cast of the theological thought of the Church, was the greatest and most influential of missionaries.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin states that if he has to fight off the aliens, he needs reinforcements.
  • Cool Calvin Collection: Calvin & Hobes Movie Forum 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC books.dreambook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Writing about Cameron, Walter Rex states that he brought to France an antidote to the stultifying rigidity of the post-Dordrecht conservatives; his rethinking of the theological commonplaces set Calvinism on a new path after his death.

.The first of these to rise to prominence became apparent through the writings of Francis Schaeffer, who had gathered around himself a group of scholars, and propagated their ideas in writing and through L'Abri, a Calvinist study center in Switzerland.^ He studied under the strict Calvinist Theodore Beza at Geneva and became a professor of theology at the University of Leyden in 1603.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ One person who is known to identify himself as a seven-point Calvinist is John Piper.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know these are tough issues, and all of Casey’s concerns are legit and fair questions – questions that all current Calvinists have had to struggle with and work through in the past.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

This movement generated a reawakened social consciousness among Evangelicals.

Christian Reconstructionism

.A neo-Calvinist movement called "Christian Reconstructionism" is much smaller, more radical, and theocratic, but by some believed to be widely influential in American family and political life.^ I have little doubt that there were some in the convention who leaned to the left, but I am also convinced that there were many who were more conservative than anything else, yet were painted with a wide brush.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe the Scriptures mean what they say and you should take them more literally yourself, then you would not have to try to wrestle with so much Scripture.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Reconstructionism is a distinct revision of Kuyper's approach, which sharply departs from that root influence through the complete rejection of pluralism, and by formulating suggested applications of the sanctions of Biblical Law for modern civil governments.^ And through Him, in the spring of influence even through Christ, by the Spirit, which are quite distinct from speculations concerning Christ.

^ Virtually all modern evangelicals and fundamentalists emphatically reject the biblical doctrine of unconditional election.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word "pluralism" also means, therefore, that government should recognize and uphold the diverse organizational structure of civil society.

These distinctives are the least influential aspects of the movement. .Its intellectual founder, the late Rousas J. Rushdoony, based much of his understanding on the apologetical insights of Cornelius Van Til, father of presuppositionalism and professor at Westminster Theological Seminary (although Van Til himself did not hold to such a view).^ One example is Cornelius Van Til.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So you see if you have a proper understanding of morality it does not disappear with election, it is enhanced because he who has been forgiven much, loves much, and seeks to do the Father’s will.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The truth is, the graduates of Southern Seminary are more in line theologically with the Founders of our Covention than our preceding generation.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

It has some influence in the conservative Reformed churches in which it was born, and in Calvinistic Baptist and Charismatic churches mostly in the United States, Canada, and to a lesser extent in the UK.
.Reconstructionism aims toward the complete rebuilding of the structures of society on Christian and Biblical presuppositions, not, according to its promoters, in terms of "top down" structural changes, but through the steady advance of the Gospel of Christ as men and women are converted, who then live out their obedience to God in the areas for which they are responsible.^ We are but Christ’s ambassadors who plead with men to be reconciled to God.
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But it is they, and not just Christ who are chosen out of the world.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Pastors who are laying down their lives for the Bride of Christ are not going to be harsh and dictatorial toward women.
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

.In keeping with the Theonomic Principle, it seeks to establish laws and structures that will best instantiate the ethical principles of the Bible, including the Old Testament as expounded in the case laws and summarized in the Decalogue.^ To strengthen their case they pointed out that in some Old Testament passages the Gospel is called a law: for example, Isaiah 42.4.

^ His number one law is Love and I wouldn't stand in the way of a woman seeking to love Her God by sharing His heart with anyone, including a group of Christians (which is a church).
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Remember what was said of old, (Malachi 2:7) "the priest's lips should preserve knowledge: and the people should seek the law at his mouth."
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

Not a political movement, strictly speaking, Reconstructionism has nonetheless been influential in the development of aspects of the Christian Right that some critics have called "Dominionism." Reconstructionism assumes that God institutes in the Scriptures everything he requires for the ordering of self and society, extending the regulative principle of worship to all areas of life.

Calvinism Today

.Calvinism has undergone a resurgence in North America in recent years,[23] and its adherents are often Baptist and continuationist.^ While he accepted another system for himself, and while his writings are such that he is often spoken of as an opponent of Calvinism, he was free from prejudice, and the ignorant attacks upon Calvinism which have been so common in recent years aroused in him the learned scholar's just impatience.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In more recent years, Murray seems to have awakened to the fact that this form of "Calvinism" has not produced the type of evangelism and soul-winning which chacterized Spurgeon.

.March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] TIME magazine described the New Calvinism as one of the "10 ideas changing the world" in 2009.[24] Figures today which are associated with Calvinism include Mark Dever,[25] Mark Driscoll,[26] Ligon Duncan,[27] Matt Chandler,[28] Tim Keller,[29] C.J. Mahaney,[30] Al Mohler,[31] John MacArthur,[32] J.I. Packer,[33] Steve Lawson, Brandon Smith,[34] and John Piper.^ I do not believe that the Time magazine article was any sort of stamp of approval on the Calvinistic resurgence in the world, but merely an acknowledgment of the fact that this idea is impacting the culture.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Through Christs sacrifice, all are to be raised (John 5:28-29; Rev 1:7; Mat.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Download Skeptic Check: Doomsday at the Movies [0.0 MB] Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0700 Hollywood has a few ideas of how the world will end: killer asteroids ...
  • SETI: Are We Alone? | Astronomy Media Player 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC www.jodcast.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Social and Religious Influences of Calvinism

Usury and capitalism

.One school of thought attributes Calvinism with setting the stage for the later development of capitalism in northern Europe.^ THEN, I go to school, defeat Moe, (Funny little scene in which Calvin treats me like a god, because "That's one enemy down!"
  • Cool Calvin Collection: Calvin & Hobes Movie Forum 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC books.dreambook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I always thought Calvin and Hobbes is one of the best comic strips out there.

^ Furthermore, although the Calvinist teaches a monergistic system of salvation and teaches that man does not contribute one iota to the first stage of regeneration, he does teach that man cooperates in the later stages of redemption.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.In this view, elements of Calvinism represented a revolt against the medieval condemnation of usury and, implicitly, of profit in general[citation needed].^ The first major revolt against High Calvinism is associated with the name of James Arminius who became professor of theology at Leyden in 1603.

^ In any case, you erroneously confuse my arguing against an interpretation of hyper-Calvinism for an argument that would posit that any dualistic view of Christ’s death is Amyraldian.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As for the source of this total corruption of man, there was but one in the mind of Calvin: "...the corruption by which we are held bound as with chains originated in the first man's revolt against his Maker."
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

Such a connection was advanced in influential works by R. H. Tawney (1880–1962) and by Max Weber (1864–1920).
.Calvin expressed himself on usury in a 1545 letter to a friend, Claude de Sachin, in which he criticized the use of certain passages of scripture invoked by people opposed to the charging of interest.^ There are enough instances throughout scripture, and in life in general, of people expressing free will to do both good and evil to enumerate.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We read in Scripture of God giving people new hearts to serve Him, or turning people to Himself.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "Wherever Calvinism gained dominion," he says again, "it invoked intelligence for the people and in every parish planted the common school."
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.He reinterpreted some of these passages, and suggested that others of them had been rendered irrelevant by changed conditions.^ He uses evenings and mornings as a description for a sequence, but that includes events before the Sun and Earth were created, so that suggests he was using those words in some other way than we use them.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not see how these passages could mean anything other than what they say and they do not say that whoever has life will continue to have eternal life regardless of what we do.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ However faith is a work of God, just as these other conditions are and we must obey them .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.He also dismissed the argument (based upon the writings of Aristotle) that it is wrong to charge interest for money because money itself is barren.^ The argument upon which I base this statement is as follows: .
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Because we must deal with arguments of many types of Calvinists, the most common defense is to charge us with distorting their beliefs.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not write because of any lack in our church of existing treatises well adapted to our purpose; nor because I think anyone can now add anything really new to the argument.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

.He said that the walls and the roof of a house are barren, too, but it is permissible to charge someone for allowing him to use them.^ Project Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Vote Up Calvin and Hobbes use the transmografier cardboard box as an emergency "box of secrecy" when Susie is allowed into his house by his mother.

^ Your argument could just as well be used against them by saying that these churches who were Calvinistic should not allow someone who is Arminian to come in and pastor their churches.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the same way, money can be made fruitful.^ In the same way we yield fruit of our own kind.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

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.He qualified his view, however, by saying that money should be lent to people in dire need without hope of interest, while a modest interest rate of 5% should be permitted in relation to other borrowers.^ People say, “If a believer cannot lose his salvation, why should he bother to attend the means of grace?
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Chuck Bird (744) Vote: 4 0 Says: September 5th, 2009 at 3:05 pm Freethinker, as has been pointed out by Peterwn other countries get by without a constitution however, they have other checks and balances like a second house.
  • General Debate 5 September 2009 | Kiwiblog 12 October 2009 14:42 UTC www.kiwiblog.co.nz [Source type: Original source]

^ Isn't it an invasion of personal boundaries for the individual to say what other people should or shouldn't believe?
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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Arminianism

.A theological and political movement in opposition to Calvinism, (although it came first) now called "Arminianism", was founded by Dutch theologian Jacob Arminius and revised and pursued by the Remonstrants.^ Calvin was, first of all, a theologian.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now the issue is Calvinism vs. Arminianism?
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I checked your website and you are what I would call a Reformational or classic Arminian, similar to Arminius in the past and Picarelli today.

.Arminius rejected several tenets of the Calvinist doctrines of salvation — namely, the latter four of what would later be known as the five points of Calvinism.^ Basically, the John Calvin doctrine of salvation is based upon 5 points known as “TULIP”.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That is what the five points of Calvinism are about.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ For about four or five years I was a four-point Calvinist.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

.The term "Arminianism" today often serves as an umbrella term for both Arminius's doctrine and the Remonstrants', but Arminius's followers sometimes distinguish themselves as "Reformed Arminians."^ I think this debate can be seen as people following men rather than God, that Calvinists defend Calvin and Arminians defend Arminius.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I checked your website and you are what I would call a Reformational or classic Arminian, similar to Arminius in the past and Picarelli today.

^ This blog will serve as both an apologetic for Arminian doctrine and a polemic against the teachings of Calvinism.

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.The Remonstrants' doctrine was condemned at the Synod of Dort held in Dordrecht, Holland, in 1618/1619, and followers of either Arminius or the Remonstrants are not generally considered "Reformed" by most Calvinists.^ But the official Calvinistic response came from the Synod of Dort which was held to consider the Five Articles from November 13, 1618 to May 9, 1619.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ These points were rejected at the state-church Synod of Dort in Holland in 1618-1619 (attended as well by representatives from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Britain), and this Synod formulated the “five points of Calvinism” in resistance to Arminianism.
  • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This was the famous Synod of Dort, or Dordrecht, where not only Holland ministers, but delegates from the French, German, Swiss, and British churches met in 1618.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many Evangelical Christians adopted the position advocated by the Remonstrants, and Arminius's system was revived by evangelist John Wesley and is common today, particularly in Methodism.^ The old style Arminianism of the Remonstrants and John Wesley is in the minority among evangelicals.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Riding on horseback, as John Wesley was also soon to do, Davis and his lay helpers preached in many towns and villages in the surrounding counties.

^ Like many of his contemporaries in the latter 1700s, John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist denomination, predicted 1836 for the date of the second advent.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Comparison between Protestants

.This table summarizes the classical views of three different Protestant beliefs about salvation.^ And this is the important point that you’re missing utterly: we are not saved by having a correct belief about salvation, ANY correct belief; we are saved by partaking in Christ’s death and resurrection.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are three different views current among professing Christians today: universalism, inconsistent universalism, and particularism.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

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Topic Lutheranism Calvinism Arminianism
Human will Total Depravity without free will Total Depravity without free will Depravity does not preclude free will
Election Unconditional election to salvation only Unconditional election to salvation and damnation Conditional election in view of foreseen faith or unbelief
Justification .Justification of all people completed at Christ's death.^ The Middle-Way Calvinists believed that the ground of justification was in the life and death of Christ.

^ Also, denying the high-Calvinist doctrine of particular redemption, it advocated that Christs death was sufficient to atone for the sins of all the human race; and, modifying the full Reformed doctrine of justification, it denied that the obedient, righteous life of Christ was imputed to the elect believer.

^ What is important is the eternal value of Christs death for all who believe upon His name.

.Justification is limited to those elected to salvation, completed at Christ's death.^ Salvation is limited to those who blieve in Jesus Christ.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ’s atoning death definitely secured the salvation of those for whom He died.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

Justification possible for all, but only completed when one chooses faith.
Conversion Through the means of grace, resistible Without means, irresistible Involves free will and is resistible
Preservation and apostasy Falling away is possible, but God gives assurance of preservation. Perseverance of the saints, once saved, always saved .Preservation upon the condition of persevering faith with the possibility of a total and final apostasy.^ The glorious promises of the Scripture are always conditioned upon perseverance in the faith, even when this is not expressly stated.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Nevertheless, we must also own up to the fact that our final salvation is made contingent upon the subsequent obedience which comes from faith.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ That such as have once received that grace by faith, can never fall from it finally or totally, notwithstanding the most enormous sins they can commit.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

See also

History

Doctrine

People groups

Notes

  1. ^ Kuyper, Abraham. "Calvinism As A Life System". http://www.lgmarshall.org/Reformed/kuyper_lecturescalvinism.html. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ Warfield, p. 359: "Sometimes ['Calvinism'] designates merely the individual teaching of John Calvin. Sometimes it designates, more broadly, the doctrinal system confessed by that body of Protestant Churches known historically, in distinction from the Lutheran Churches, as 'the Reformed Churches' but also quite commonly called 'the Calvinistic Churches' because the great scientific exposition of their faith in the Reformation age, and perhaps the most influential of any age, was given by John Calvin. Sometimes it designates, more broadly still the entire body of conceptions, theological, ethical, philosophical, social,political, which, under the influence of the master mind of John Calvin, raised itself to dominance in the Protestant lands of the post-Reformation age, and has left a permanent mark not only upon the thought of mankind, but upon the life-history of men, the social order of civilized peoples and even the political organization of States."
  3. ^ Renaissance and Reformation by William Gilbert, Chapter 12 The Reformation in Germany and Scandinavia
  4. ^ Major Branches of Religions
  5. ^ The Arminian Controversy and the Synod of Dort, Spindleworks.com
  6. ^ Bridges, Jerry. "Gospel-Driven Sanctification". http://www.modernreformation.org/default.php?page=articledisplay&var1=ArtRead&var2=270&var3=authorbio&var4=AutRes&var5=42. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  7. ^ David Steele and Curtis Thomas, The Five Points of Calvinism Defined Defended Documented, pg.25, "The adjective 'total' does not mean that each sinner is as totally or completely corrupt in his actions and thoughts as it is possible for him to be. Instead, the word 'total' is used to indicate that the whole of man's being has been affected by sin."
  8. ^ Romans 9:10-16, Blueletterbible.org
  9. ^ Loraine Boettner. "The Perseverance of the Saints". The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/boettner/predest.iv.vi.html. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  10. ^ John 3:16
  11. ^ Michael Horton (2006). God of Promise, Introducing Covenant Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books. ISBN 0-8010-1289-9. 
  12. ^ Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) VII.1
  13. ^ Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) VII.2; XIX.1, 2
  14. ^ Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) VII.3; XIII
  15. ^ a b c John Barber (June 25, 2006). "Luther and Calvin on Music and Worship". Reformed Perspectives Magazine 8 (26). http://thirdmill.org/newfiles/joh_barber/PT.joh_barber.Luther.Calvin.Music.Worship.html. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  16. ^ Brian Schwertley (1998). "Musical Instruments in the Public Worship of God". http://reformedonline.com/view/reformedonline/music.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  17. ^ John Frame (1996). Worship in Spirit and Truth. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Pub.. ISBN 0-87552-242-4. 
  18. ^ Hodge, Charles (1871). "Systematic Theology - Volume II - Supralapsarianism". Christian Classics Ethereal Library. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/hodge/theology2.iv.i.ii.html. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  19. ^ Hodge, Charles (1871). "Systematic Theology - Volume II - Infralapsarianism". Christian Classics Ethereal Library. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/hodge/theology2.iv.i.iii.html. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  20. ^ a b Sproul R.C. The Truth of the Cross. Reformation Trust Publishing: 2007 ISBN: 978-1567690873, pp.140-142
  21. ^ Michael Horton in J. Matthew Pinson (ed.), Four Views on Eternal Security, 113.
  22. ^ James White, The Potter's Freedom, 29.
  23. ^ Collin Hansen (2006-09-22). "Young, Restless, Reformed". Christianity Today. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/september/42.32.html. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  24. ^ David van Biema (2009)). "10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now: The New Calvinism". TIME. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1884779_1884782_1884760,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  25. ^ 9marks.org
  26. ^ TheResurgence.com
  27. ^ Reformation21.org
  28. ^ Kowalker.com
  29. ^ Redeemer.com
  30. ^ TheResurgence
  31. ^ AlbertMohler.com
  32. ^ Biblebb.com
  33. ^ Monergism.com
  34. ^ Modernmarch.com
  35. ^ DesiringGod.org/
  36. ^ The letter is quoted in Le Van Baumer, Franklin, editor (1978). Main Currents of Western Thought: Readings in Western Europe Intellectual History from the Middle Ages to the Present. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0300022336. 
  37. ^ See Haas, Guenther H. (1997). The Concept of Equity in Calvin’s Ethics. Waterloo, Ont., Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. ISBN 0889202850. , pp. 117ff.
  38. ^ See Stephen Ashby, "A Reformed Arminian View", in Pinson, J. Matthew, editor (2002). Four Views on Eternal Security. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0310234395. 
  39. ^ Table drawn from, though not copied, from Lange, Lyle W. God So Loved the Word: A Study of Christian Doctrine. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2006. p. 448.

Further reading

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  • David N. Steele, Curtis C. Thomas, and S. Lance Quinn, The Five Points of Calvinism Defined, Defended, and Documented (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2004).
  • Ford Lewis Battles and John Walchenbach, Analysis of the "Institutes of the Christian Religion" of John Calvin (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1980).
  • John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, ed.^ "In his Institutes of the Christian Religion , Calvin cited Scripture to justify his conclusion that the 'Lord commands all those who are disobedient to their parents to be put to death' -- but judicially, only by a ruling from a council of elders, of course.
    • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You’ve basically proved my point about the mental unhealthiness of Christianity as a religion.
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see, Mr. Calvinist....you are very sincere and think that you are defending God and His sovereignty ....but dear friend , God does not need the help of John Calvin or any Calvinist to defend His sovereignty and never has.
    • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

    John T. McNeil, trans. Ford L. Battles (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1960).
  • John Thomas McNeill, The History and Character of Calvinism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1954).
  • Philip Benedict, Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002).

External links

Calvinist websites

Calvinism and other theological systems

The five points of Calvinism

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  1. The Christian doctrines taught preeminently by John Calvin.^ It is the philosophy of John Calvin, not a Bible doctrine.
    • Why I Disagree With All Five Points of Calvinism 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.rockofoffence.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ John Calvin, christian travelers guides .

    ^ Calvinism takes its name from 16th-century Christian reformer John Calvin, an early Protestant leader.
    • Humphreys Writes on Baptists and Calvinism, Seasons, Spring 2001 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www4.samford.edu [Source type: General]

    Emphasis is placed on the sovereignty of God, and one distinctive of the system is its doctrine of predestination, which teaches that a special few are predetermined for salvation by God.

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.No better account of this remarkable (though now largely obsolete) system has been drawn out than Möhler's in his "Symbolism or Doctrinal Differences."^ No better account of this remarkable (though now largely obsolete) system has been drawn out than Möhler's in his "Symbolism or Doctrinal Differences."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We are no better than the non-elect.
  • Calvinism and the King James Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.scionofzion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the same time, no one can deny the importance of religion and culture in determining why institutions work better in some countries than in others.
  • ESSAY; The Calvinist Manifesto - New York Times 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC query.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

The "Institutes of the Christian Religion," in which Calvin depicted his own mind, were never superseded by creed or formulary, though the writer subscribed, in 1540, at Worms to the Confession of Augsburg, i.e. the second revised edition. To take his bearings in theology we must remember that he succeeded Luther in point of time and was committed to a struggle with Zwingli's disciples at Zurich and elsewhere, known as Sacramentarians, but who tended more and more towards a Christianity without mysteries. .In 1549 he and Farel entered with Bullinger into a moderate view as regarded the Eucharist, the "Consensus Tigurinus," or compact of Zurich, which Bucer also accepted.^ In 1549 he and Farel entered with Bullinger into a moderate view as regarded the Eucharist, the "Consensus Tigurinus," or compact of Zurich, which Bucer also accepted.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Extension of the Calvinism Geneva and Zurich Since 1549, a theological axis between Geneva and Zurich were constituted starting from the Consensus tigurinus by which Calvin and Bullinger (the successor of Zwingli ) expressed their agreement on holy the Holy Communion.
  • Article - Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.memo.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If Bullinger did not prefer just the terms in which Calvin spoke of the Lord's Supper, he did not regard them as obnoxious, and therefore readily assented to his exposition of the subject as it appears in the Zurich Consensus, which was drawn up in 1549."

.Another compact, of the "pastors of Geneva " strengthened his hands, in 1552, on the subjects of predestination, against Jerome Bolsec, whom he refuted and cast into prison.^ Another compact, of the " pastors of Geneva" strengthened his hands, in 1552, on the subjects of predestination, against Jerome Bolsec, whom he refuted and cast into prison.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There he spent the next three years in quiet and useful labors as professor, pastor, and author, and came into contact with Lutheranism at first hand.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Often this text is used to argue against unconditional election on the basis of verse 29 which says, "Those whom he foreknew he also predestined..."
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

.Bolsec finally returned to the Catholic Church.^ Bolsec finally returned to the Catholic Church.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Puritans sought to reform the Church of England from within by purifying it from Catholic superstition and tradition via a return to Scripture.
  • New Calvinism | TheResurgence 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC theresurgence.com [Source type: General]

.In 1553 a controversy between the German Lutherans about the Lord's Supper led Calvin to declare his agreement with Melanchthon (the Philippists), but Melanchthon kept silence.^ In 1553 a controversy between the German Lutherans about the Lord's Supper led Calvin to declare his agreement with Melanchthon (the Philippists), but Melanchthon kept silence.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What are the similarities and differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism?
  • WikiAnswers - What are the similarities and differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ What is de difference between lutheranism and calvinism?
  • WikiAnswers - What are the similarities and differences between Lutheranism and Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

.Further complications ensued when Beza, softening the real doctrine of Geneva, drew nearer still to the Lutheran belief on this head.^ Further complications ensued when Beza, softening the real doctrine of Geneva, drew nearer still to the Lutheran belief on this head.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was Beza who developed the doctrine of predestination a step further than Calvin.
  • Are Baptists Calvinists Or Armenians? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.baptistpillar.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Presbyterian Baptist 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.baptistpillar.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This was the real, unvarnished Augustine from whom John Calvin drew his doctrines and who Spurgeon shockingly exalts as the intermediate link to the Apostle Paul!
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Defense of Calvinism Refuted with Holy Scripture 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.evangelicaloutreach.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bullinger and Peter Martyr cried down Beza's unauthorized glosses; but Calvin supported his favourite.^ Bullinger and Peter Martyr cried down Beza's unauthorized glosses ; but Calvin supported his favourite.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They had become Bible Christians that is they interpreted the Bible in the way that men like Calvin, Beza and Bullinger did.

^ Bucer, who ranks third among the Reformers in Germany, Bullinger, the close friend and worthy successor of Zwingli, as well as Farel and Beza in Switzerland, supported Calvin.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Nevertheless, that "declaration" was dropped by Beza when, in company with Farel, he put together a "Confession of the French Church," and fell back on the creed of Augsburg issued in 1530, while not assenting to its 10th article.^ Nevertheless, that "declaration" was dropped by Beza when, in company with Farel, he put together a "Confession of the French Church," and fell back on the creed of Augsburg issued in 1530, while not assenting to its 10th article.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anyway, I put this issue on the back burner.
  • Army of Martyrs: A Calvinist Who Was Predestined to Become Catholic 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC godfearin.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Historic Creeds and Confessions A Creed, or Rule of Faith, or Symbol, is a confession of faith for public use, or a form of words setting forth with authority certain articles of belief, which are regarded by the framers as necessary for salvation, or at least for the well-being of the Christian Church.
  • Monergism.com :: Classic Articles and Resources of the Historic Christian Faith 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.monergism.com [Source type: General]

.The Eucharist was to be more than a sign; Christ was truly present in it, and was received by Faith (compare the English Prayer Book, which reproduces his conception).^ Christ was the perfection and this is what the writer of this book is more concerned with than anything else.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ The Eucharist was to be more than a sign; Christ was truly present in it, and was received by Faith (compare the English Prayer Book, which reproduces his conception).
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To date, more than 30 million copies of 18 Calvin and Hobbes books have been printed.

.Beyond these, on the whole, abortive efforts toward a common understanding, Calvin never went.^ Beyond these, on the whole, abortive efforts toward a common understanding, Calvin never went.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And, of course, John Calvin himself never approached it this way either, though if presented TULIP he may have assented that, yes, these appear to be true statement.
  • The Flipside of Calvinism: What I Threw Out 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.drurywriting.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s worth noting that during these twenty or so years, Hobbes never bears a grudge against Calvin nor wishes any ill upon him.
  • :: Whatever-Dude.com :: The Body of Entertainment ... 100% Plastic 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC progressiveboink.com [Source type: Original source]

.His individual genius demanded its own expression; and he is always like himself, unlike any other.^ His individual genius demanded its own expression; and he is always like himself, unlike any other.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent any other company's or individual's positions, strategies or opinions.
  • IndiWeb - Web Technology made easy.: Calvin and Hobbes collection 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC indiweb.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ If the public wont demand more, then others will give up challenging and worthwhile projects, drawn like moths to the fire by the whispers of easy Street.
  • t-p¡n¡•n: Don’t Forget to Pack Bill Watterson’s The Days Are Just Packed in Your Library - Bill Watterson - The Days Are Just Packed: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection - Epinions.com 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

.The many creeds fell into olivion; but the "Institutes" were recognized more and more as the sum of Reformed Theology.^ The many creeds fell into olivion; but the "Institutes" were recognized more and more as the sum of Reformed Theology.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His Institutes became the systematic theology of the Reformation.

^ But this is not the sum of Calvinism or Reformation theology.
  • The Heresy of “Calvinism” « Seek the Holy 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.seektheholy.com [Source type: Original source]

It was said after 1560, by the Jesuit St. Peter Canisius, that Calvin appeared to be taking Luther's place even among Germans. Three currents have ever since held their course in this development of Protestantism:
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  • the mystic, derived from Wittenberg;
  • the logical-orthodox, from Geneva; and
  • the heterodox-rationalist, from Zurich (Zwingli), this last being greatly increased, thanks to the Unitarians of Italy, Ochino, Fausto, and Lelio Socino.^ Wittenberg ; the logical -orthodox, from Geneva; and the heterodox-rationalist, from Zurich (Zwingli), this last being greatly increased, thanks to the Unitarians of Italy, Ochino, Fausto, and Lelio Socino.
    • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the most general sense, the heritage of Calvinism served to distinguish the "orthodox" descendants of the Puritans from their "heterodox" Unitarian kin.
    • Old Sturbridge Village | Explore & Learn | OSV Documents - Calvinism in New England Religious Belief 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.osv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The present Reformed theology movement began with the theology of Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), of Zurich, Switzerland, and John Calvin (1509-1564), of Geneva, Switzerland.

    To the modern world, however, Calvin stands peculiarly for the Reformation, his doctrine is supposed to contain the essence of the Gospel; and multitudes who reject Christianity mean merely the creed of Geneva.
.Why does this happen?^ Why does this happen?
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Apparent Contradictions From The Pope & Curia Margaret Sanger and Abortion's Legacy Of Evil Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen To Us?
  • Army of Martyrs: A Calvinist Who Was Predestined to Become Catholic 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC godfearin.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Because, we answer, Calvin gave himself out as following closely in the steps of St. Paul and St. Augustine. .The Catholic teaching at Trent he judged to be Semi-Pelagian, a stigma which his disciples fix especially on the Jesuit schools, above all, on Molina.^ The Catholic teaching at Trent he judged to be Semi-Pelagian, a stigma which his disciples fix especially on the Jesuit schools, above all, on Molina.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Defenders of Arminianism have raised objections against this use of the term Semi-Pelagianism as a description of their doctrine, but these objections have no more merit than the objections of Roman Catholic writers when Protestants describe the doctrines enforced at the Council of Trent as a species of Semi-Pelagianism.

^ It was not until the beginning of the sixteenth century that the Council of Trent, after long conflict within itself, gave its sanction to a modified form of Semi-Pelagianism."

.Hence the curious situation arises, that, while the Catholic consent of the East and West finds little or no acknowledgement as an historical fact among assailants of religion, the views which a single Reformer enunciated are taken as though representing the New Testament.^ Hence the curious situation arises, that, while the Catholic consent of the East and West finds little or no acknowledgement as an historical fact among assailants of religion, the views which a single Reformer enunciated are taken as though representing the New Testament .
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I must say that I find the above accusation to be very ironic in view of the fact that Dave Hunt agrees with Rome over and against the Reformers on the issue that Martin Luther himself called "the hinge upon which the whole turned".

^ Though there is no direct or acknowledged connection, this celebrated modern classic has been described as "Calvin and Hobbes on a boat."
  • Amazon.com: Collect Calvin and Hobbes 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.In other words, a highly refined individual system, not traceable as a whole to any previous age, supplants the public teaching of centuries.^ In other words, a highly refined individual system, not traceable as a whole to any previous age, supplants the public teaching of centuries.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We must all return to the Scriptures and take the whole teaching of the Word, instead of relying on these doctrinal systems that are, at best, faulty and at worst, very damaging and unbiblical in certain ways.

^ It is easy to highlight and misrepresent a particularly difficult teaching and then to dismiss the whole system of theology to which it is attached.
  • Baptist Press - Editor's critique of Calvinism prompts challenges in return - News with a Christian Perspective 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.baptistpress.org [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin, who hated Scholasticism, comes before us, as Luther had already done, in the shape of a Scholastic.^ Calvin, who hated Scholasticism, comes before us, as Luther had already done, in the shape of a Scholastic.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Theologians who already have their opinions planted either inside or outside the garden of Calvinism will find little of value in this debate.
  • Debating Calvinism | Dave Hunt & James White at PastorBookshelf Reviews 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.pastorbookshelf.com [Source type: General]

^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

.His "pure doctrine" is gained by appealing, not to tradition, the "deposit" of faith, but to argument in abstract terms exercised upon Scripture.^ His "pure doctrine " is gained by appealing, not to tradition, the "deposit" of faith, but to argument in abstract terms exercised upon Scripture.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps a few words of caution should be given here to the effect that while the doctrine of Predestination is a great and blessed Scripture truth and a fundamental doctrine of several churches, it must never be looked upon as the sum and substance of the Reformed Faith.
  • Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Introduction 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.bloomingtonrpchurch.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Introduction 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bloomingtonrpchurch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Instead, the Reformers insisted that "the Word of God" was the only ultimate source of appeal in matters of faith, and that all other sources of knowledge, including a church's tradition, had to appeal to this central source.
  • What is Reformed Theology? 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC reformedtheology.org [Source type: Original source]

.He is neither a critic nor a historian; he takes the Bible as something given; and he manipulates the Apostles' Creed in accordance with his own ideas.^ He is neither a critic nor a historian; he takes the Bible as something given; and he manipulates the Apostles' Creed in accordance with his own ideas.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Take the Apostles Creed, for instance.

^ To enthusiasts, it's a welcome return of humor and imagination to the funny pages that some critics say are often neither funny nor creative.
  • The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' - and Fun Funny Pages - ABC News 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC abcnews.go.com [Source type: General]

.The "Institutes" are not a history of dogma, but a treatise, only not to be called an essay because of its peremptory tone.^ The "Institutes" are not a history of dogma, but a treatise, only not to be called an essay because of its peremptory tone.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In Calvin’s view calling applied not only to neighbor love within one’s station, but included a responsibility to address social and institutional contexts as well.
  • Untitled Document 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.geneva.edu [Source type: Original source]
  • Geneva College - The Call - Reformed Theology of Calling 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.geneva.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Essay was revived after the Indulgence of 1687, only to be quickly laid aside because, it would seem, the Congregationalists were not cooperative and the political situation was uncertain.

Calvin annihilates the entire space, with all its developments, which lies between the death of St. John and the sixteenth century. He does, indeed, quote St. Augustine, but he leaves out all that Catholic foundation on which the Doctor of Grace built.
.The "Institutes of the Christian Religion" are divided into four books and exhibit a commentary on the Apostles' Creed.^ Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559) .
  • rel370 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC home.nwciowa.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He discusses the human predicament in Book 2 of the Institutes of the Christian Religion.

^ The book is divided into two parts.
  • Leo P. Hirrel. Children of Wrath: New School Calvinism and Antebellum Reform. Reviewed by Thomas Carney 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC are.as.wvu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Book I considers God the Creator, the Trinity, revelation, man's first estate and original righteousness.
  • Book II describes the Fall of Adam, and treats of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Book III enlarges on justifying faith, election, and reprobation.
  • Book IV gives the Presbyterian idea of the Church.^ The first is that man is accountable to God.
    • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, what did God do before He created man?

    ^ Book III enlarges on justifying faith, election, and reprobation.
    • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

    In form the work differs from the "Summa" of St. Thomas Aquinas by using exposition where the Angelic Doctor syllogizes; but the style is close, the language good Latin of the Renaissance, and the tone elevated, though often bitter. .Arguments employed are always ostensibly grounded on Scripture, the authority of which rests not upon fallible human reasoning, but on the internal persuasion of the Holy Spirit.^ They had the Holy Spirit who was competing with the authority of the Scripture.
    • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is why the scriptures are so misinterpreted - the Holy Spirit is not the final authority.
    • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC latter-rain.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The authority for this statement is not the plain teaching of Scripture but the author’s human reasoning.
    • The Calvinism Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Yet Calvin is embarrassed at the outset by "unsteady men" who declare themselves enlightened of the same spirit and in no want of Scripture.^ But who wants to think of themselves as depraved ?
    • Wesley Report: Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wesleyreport.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But at the same time, I’d never want to be him again, for the same reasons Calvin doesn’t want to be Calvin.” The comic books have also been part of family culture, too, tying family members together with the similar interest.
    • BYU NewsNet - “Calvin and Hobbes” back for another run 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC newsnet.byu.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ "The Confession, in this section, intends to teach that there are some unevangelized men who are ‘regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit’ without ‘the ministry of the written word’ … the regenerated heathen has not yet had Christ presented to him."
    • Biblehelp.org 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblehelp.org [Source type: Original source]

    He endeavours to refute them by the instance of St. Paul and other "primitive believers," i.e. after all, by Catholic tradition. .It will be obvious, moreover, that where the "Institutes" affirm orthodox tenets they follow the Councils and the Fathers, while professing reliance on the Bible alone.^ It will be obvious, moreover, that where the "Institutes" affirm orthodox tenets they follow the Councils and the Fathers, while professing reliance on the Bible alone.
    • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The two groups that emerge in the early 17th century General and Particular Baptists were divided over how strictly they followed many of the tenets of Calvinism.

    ^ People accuse Calvinists of following a man and I say, I came to believe Calvinistic doctrines because they come from the Bible without ever reading the works of calvin.
    • Praise God For The "Comeback" Of Calvinism! - The American View 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.theamericanview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Thus we need not rehearse those chapters which deal with the Nicene and Chalcedonian formulas.
.We shall best apprehend Calvin's master-thought if we liken it to modern systems of the Unconscious, or of physical predetermination, wherein all effects lie folded up, as it were, in one First Cause, and their development in time is necessitated.^ Calvin and Hobbes was one of, if not the best comic strip of our time.
  • FAZED - Calvin and Hobbes 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.fazed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We shall best apprehend Calvin's master-thought if we liken it to modern systems of the Unconscious, or of physical predetermination, wherein all effects lie folded up, as it were, in one First Cause, and their development in time is necessitated.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin & Hobbes is THE best comic of all time.
  • xkcd • View topic - Calvin and Hobbes 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: General]

.Effects are thus mere manifestations, not fresh acts, or in any way due to free will choosing its own course.^ If I choose and act so as to please myself, then I am free.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Effects are thus mere manifestations, not fresh acts, or in any way due to free will choosing its own course.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I choose and act so as to please myself, then I am free.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nature, grace, revelation, Heaven, and Hell do but show us different aspects of the eternal energy which works in all things.^ Nature, grace, revelation, Heaven, and Hell do but show us different aspects of the eternal energy which works in all things.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Grace by nature is not from us.
  • What is Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.tbm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It shows us that all that we are and all that we have that is desirable we owe to His grace.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.There is no free will outside the Supreme.^ There is no morality outside of Him.
  • Army of Martyrs: A Calvinist Who Was Predestined to Become Catholic 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC godfearin.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no free will outside the Supreme.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Supreme caution has been taken to make sure that there are no copyright infringements in terms of the multimedia content and the subject matter that is posted in this blog.
  • Calvin & Hobbes Quotes | Net 2.0 :: Nitesh Gautam 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.netgautam.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zwingli argued that, since God was infinite being, He alone existed -- there could be no other being, and secondary or created causes were but instruments moved entirely by Divine power.^ There is no happiness apart from God.
  • Alex Chediak Blog: Calvinism vs. Arminianism - IV 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alexchediak.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Where there's no teacher and no other kids.
  • On learning (Calvin and Hobbes, the ACS and digital natives) - Rob Farley 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC msmvps.com [Source type: General]

^ But I'm not saying that there is no God.
  • Why do people still cling onto faith? [Archive] - Atrip.net Forums 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC www.atrip.net [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin did not go to this length.^ Calvin did not go to this length.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Where did all these books go – thousands upon thousands of them, including frequently reprinted sets of Calvin’s commentaries and a host of other classic works?
  • Metropolitan Tabernacle - The Merger of Calvinism with Worldliness 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.metropolitantabernacle.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And also along the line of babies, what did Calvin believe concerning where do babies go when they die?
  • Are Baptists Calvinists Or Armenians? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.baptistpillar.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Presbyterian Baptist 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.baptistpillar.com [Source type: Original source]

.But he denies freedom to creatures, fallen or unfallen, except it be libertas a coactione; in other words, God does not compel man to act by brute force, yet he determines irresistibly all we do, whether good or evil.^ All good comes from God.
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He does not abrogate our creaturely freedom.
  • Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sbclife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All that God does, therefore, is determined by God's glory which He seeks.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Unconditional Election 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Supreme is indeed self-conscious -- not a blind Fate or Stoic destiny; it is by "decree" of the sovereign Lawgiver that events come to pass.^ The Supreme is indeed self-conscious -- not a blind Fate or Stoic destiny; it is by " decree " of the sovereign Lawgiver that events come to pass.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They believe that God is all powerful, and in His Sovereignty, he has decreed whatever is to come to pass throughout history and eternity from the foundation of the world.
  • Choosing a Theology - Help a Baptist 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "God from eternity decrees or permits all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, directs and governs all creatures and all events; yet so as not in any wise to be author or approver of sin nor to destroy the freewill and responsibility of intelligent creatures" (emphasis mine) .
  • Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sbclife.org [Source type: Original source]

.But for such decrees no reason can be rendered.^ But for such decrees no reason can be rendered.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since I cannot trust such a being, and since I can see no reasonable solution to the problem of observable suffering coming from such a God, I reject him.
  • Calvinism Explains Everything...and Nothing by John W. Loftus 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.exminister.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He offers no exegetical reason for such an unusual interpretation - just a quote from an obscure writer.
  • Fred's Bible Talk - A Review and Rebuttal of the Article Calvinism Critiqued 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.fredsbibletalk.com [Source type: Original source]

.There is not any cause of the Divine will save Itself.^ There is not any cause of the Divine will save Itself.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Surely in praying, there is a recognition that God has not done all that He could to save the soul…but that further divine intervention is required.
  • biblestudies9 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Particularism in the saving processes, he contends, is already given in the supernaturalism of salvation and in the immediacy of the operations of the divine grace; and the denial of particularism is constructively the denial of the immediacy of saving grace, that is of evangelicalism, and of the supernaturalism of salvation, that is of Christianity itself.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.If we ask why has the Almighty acted thus and thus, we are told, "Quia ipse voluit" -- it is His good pleasure.^ If we ask why has the Almighty acted thus and thus, we are told, "Quia ipse voluit" -- it is His good pleasure.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus genuine goodness is "cut off at the roots" in the final analysis and partakes of the same rebellious nature as sinful acts (see below).

^ We understand why John Wesley asked: Can you think that the loving, the merciful God ever dealt thus with any soul which he had made?

.Beyond this, an explanation would be impossible, and to demand one is impiety.^ Beyond this, an explanation would be impossible, and to demand one is impiety.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.From the human angle of sight, therefore God works as though without a reason.^ What is faith without works of God?
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ From the human angle of sight, therefore God works as though without a reason.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore it stands to reason that the Spirit works through the Word of God.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.And here we come upon the primal mystery to which in his argument Calvin recurs again and again.^ And here we come upon the primal mystery to which in his argument Calvin recurs again and again.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Remember that when Calvin stopped in Geneva in 1536 (having only recently come into the Reform himself), he was prevailed upon to stay by Guilliaume Farel.
  • What is Reformed Theology? 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC reformedtheology.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Come here to talk all about Calvin.

.This Supreme Will fixes an absolute order, physical, ethical, religious, never to be modified by anything we can attempt.^ This Supreme Will fixes an absolute order, physical, ethical, religious, never to be modified by anything we can attempt.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.” doesn’t say anything about an exemption for religious people with absolute power.
  • ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Believed in Evolution’ « Texas Freedom Network 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC tfnblog.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In physics, as in every experimental science, "experiment is supreme" and experimental verification of hypothetical predictions is absolutely necessary.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.For we cannot act upon God, else He would cease to be the First Cause.^ For we cannot act upon God, else He would cease to be the First Cause.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God would have to cease to be God and deny Himself to do so.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why would Peter instruct those on Pentecost to save themselves (Acts 2:40), if one must depend upon the irresistible working or act of the Holy Spirit to be saved?
  • The Wilted Flower of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC tcchurchofchrist.org [Source type: Original source]

.Holding this clue, it is comparatively simple to trace Calvin's footsteps along the paths of history and revelation.^ Holding this clue, it is comparatively simple to trace Calvin's footsteps along the paths of history and revelation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In this book George Bryson holds up the five points of Calvinism and carefully compares them with God's Word, showing very clearly where Calvinism departs from Scripture.

^ This article has been written to present a clear and simple statement of what Calvinism is, along with scriptural support for it.
  • Does the Bible Teach Calvinism? A Look at ”the Five Points of Calvinism” 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC opc.org [Source type: Original source]

.Luther had written that man's will is enslaved either to God or to Satan, but it is never free.^ God is never responsible for man's sin.
  • Calvinism, Arminianism and Free Will Explained Clearly With 136 Verses 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesussaidfollowme.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism & Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC straitwaytruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Man has free will to accept God's grace.
  • Calvinism 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.northforest.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism - North Forest 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.northforest.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Luther had written that man's will is enslaved either to God or to Satan, but it is never free.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Melanchthon declaimed against the "impious dogma of Free Will," adding that since all things happen by necessity according to Divine predestination, no room was left for it.^ Principally Arminianism has no room for predestination.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Unconditional Election 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We can do all kinds of things freely.
  • Stand to Reason: Bad Arguments against Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.str.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He is forcing all things to happen..
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.christianity.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

.This was truly the article by which the Reformation should stand or fall.^ This was truly the article by which the Reformation should stand or fall.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is just as well that the world should realize with increased clearness that Evangelicalism stands or falls with Calvinism, and that every proof of Evangelicalism is a proof of Calvinism (315).
  • Pyromaniacs: Calvinists in the Hands of an Angry Arminian 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC teampyro.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The entire non-reformed position stands or falls with prevenient grace.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

.God is sole agent.^ God is sole agent.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Therefore creation, redemption, election, reprobation are in such sense His acts that man becomes merely their vehicle and himself does nothing.^ In the matter of salvation man, of himself, can do nothing.
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does man then save himself?

^ This doctrine of election is not mentioned in the Scriptures and was created by a mere man.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Luther, contending with Erasmus, declares that "God by an unchangeable, eternal, infallible will, foresees purposes and effects all things.^ God has created all things.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All things belong to God.

^ Yes Was this God’s purpose all along?
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

.By this thunderbolt Free Will is utterly destroyed."^ By this thunderbolt Free Will is utterly destroyed."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin shared Luther's doctrine of necessity to the full; but he embroiled the language by admitting in unfallen Adam a liberty of choice.^ On this doctrine, Luther and Calvin were in perfect agreement.
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin shared Luther's doctrine of necessity to the full; but he embroiled the language by admitting in unfallen Adam a liberty of choice.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, it was Calvin’s doctrine of the state as a servant of God that established the ideal of constitutional representative government and led to the explicit acknowledgment of the rights and liberties of subjects.
  • Calvin and the History of Calvinism Collection (31 Vols.) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.logos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Calvin 500 Collection (108 Vols.) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.logos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Calvin 500 Collection (108 Vols.) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.logos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He was likewise at pains to distinguish between his own teaching and the "nature bound fast in Fate" of the Stoics.^ He was likewise at pains to distinguish between his own teaching and the "nature bound fast in Fate " of the Stoics.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The only rationale for confusion and division is because many people have not learned to distinguish between what the Scriptures actually teach and the traditions of men.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Plenty of Christians see no conflict between their own beliefs and the hypotheses of the Big Bang and natural selection.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.He meant by liberty, however, the absence of constraint; and the Divine wisdom which he invoked could never be made intelligible to our understanding.^ He meant by liberty, however, the absence of constraint; and the Divine wisdom which he invoked could never be made intelligible to our understanding.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, although he could have made a fortune licensing his creations, Bill Watterson was firmly against licensing and never agreed to the merchandising of his creations.

^ It is only when God actively plants his Holy Spirit inside us and we are made spiritually alive that we can begin to understand our fallen state, and our need for a Savior.
  • AndrewDoss.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.andrewdoss.com [Source type: Original source]

.What he rejected was the Catholic notion of the self-determining second cause.^ What he rejected was the Catholic notion of the self-determining second cause.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvinism and complementarianism both run counter to the post-Enlightenment notions of self-determination and autonomy.
  • DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed: Why Do the New Calvinists Insist on Complementarianism? 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.revkevindeyoung.com [Source type: Original source]

.Neither would he allow the doctrine laid down by the Fathers of Trent (Sess.^ Neither would he allow the doctrine laid down by the Fathers of Trent (Sess.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ She may live a lifestyle that he doesn't approve of, but we would all agree that a loving father would still allow her to live her life as she chooses.
  • Calvinism and Arminianism: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alpha1.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Geisler is probably well aware that a large number of church fathers also believed in baptismal regeneration, I strongly doubt whether he would agree that this is also a true doctrine.
  • Was Calvin a Calvinist 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ntrmin.org [Source type: Original source]

.VI Canon 16), that God permits evil deeds, but is not their author.^ Therefore, God is not the author of evil or of the fall.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God is not the author of evil!
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not believe that God is the author of evil.
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

The condemnation struck expressly at Melanchthon, who asserted that the betrayal by Judas was not less properly God's act than the vocation of St. Paul. .But by parity of reasoning it falls upon Calvinism.^ But by parity of reasoning it falls upon Calvinism.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Reason for Calvin is an unreliable guide because as a result of the fall, it is at cross-purposes with itself, just like armies at war (Institutes.
  • CALVINISM AND CULTURE: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ucalgary.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Another reason for the depressed fortunes of Calvinism today is its tremendous emphasis upon the supernatural.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.For the "Institutes" affirm that "man by the righteous impulsion of God does that which is unlawful ," and that "man falls, the Providence of God so ordaining" (IV, 18, 2; III, 23, 8).^ Those boring, flowery English poets didn't seem quite so important, when right above my head God was transmitting the spark of life to man.
  • Calvin and Hobbes at Martijn's - Bill Watterson 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC web.mit.edu [Source type: General]

^ Why should God lower His perfect standard of righteousness to cater to man’s sinful infirmities?
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.Yet elsewhere Calvin denied this impulse as not in accordance with the known will of the Almighty.^ Yet elsewhere Calvin denied this impulse as not in accordance with the known will of the Almighty.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Both he and Luther found a way of escape from the moral dilemma inflicted on them by distinguishing two wills in the Divine Nature, one public or apparent, which commanded good and forbade evil as the Scripture teaches, the other just, but secret and unsearchable, predetermining that Adam and all the reprobate should fall into sin and perish.^ God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Good Christians should strive to behave in a way that benefited the public good.
  • Defending Justice - Calvinism, Capitalism, Conversion, & Incarceration 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.defendingjustice.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Good and evil are not the same as righteous and sinful.
  • The Comfort of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.custance.org [Source type: Original source]

.At no time did Calvin grant that Adam's transgression was due to his own free will.^ Did Adam and Eve have free will?
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At no time did Calvin grant that Adam's transgression was due to his own free will .
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Adam and Eve did not have free will.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

Beza traces it to a spontaneous, i.e. a natural and necessary, movement of the spirit, in which evil could not fail to spring up. He justifies the means -- sin and its consequences -- by the holy purpose of the Creator who, if there were no one to punish, would be incapable of showing that he is a righteously vindictive God. .As, however, man's intent was evil, he becomes a sinner while his Creator remains holy.^ As, however, man's intent was evil, he becomes a sinner while his Creator remains holy.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin On Free Will "If any one will dispute with God, and endeavor to evade his judgment, by pretending that he could not have done otherwise, the answer already given is sufficient, that it is owing not to creation, but the corruption of nature, that man has become the slave of sin, and can will nothing but evil."
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.mbrem123.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, when the evidence is set forth that God has created man with freewill, Calvinists counter by claiming that they do not deny limited freedom of the will.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

The Reformed confessions will not allow that God is the author of sin -- and Calvin shows deep indignation when charged with "this disgraceful falsehood." He distinguishes, like Beza, the various intentions concurring to the same act on the part of different agents- but the difficulty cannot well be got over, that, in his view, the First Cause alone is a real agent, and the rest mere instruments. .It was objected to him that he gave no convincing reasons for the position thus taken up, and that his followers were swayed by their master's authority rather than by the force of his logic.^ Rather, I’m weeping for no good reason.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was objected to him that he gave no convincing reasons for the position thus taken up, and that his followers were swayed by their master's authority rather than by the force of his logic.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you have questions or comments prompted by this article, please reply by mail rather than following up -- this article is meant to decrease net traffic, not increase it.
  • comp.lang.c | Grupos Google 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC groups.google.co.mz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Even an admirer, J. A. Froude, tells us:
To represent man as sent into the world under a curse, as incurably wicked-wicked by the constitution of his nature and wicked by eternal decree-as doomed, unless exempted by special grace which he cannot merit, or by any effort of his own obtain, to live in sin while he remains on earth, and to be eternally miserable when he leaves it-to represent him as born unable to keep the commandments, yet as justly liable to everlasting punishment for breaking them, is alike repugnant to reason and conscience, and turns existence into a hideous nightmare.^ All men born into the world are born natural men.
  • Fred's Bible Talk - A Review and Rebuttal of the Article Calvinism Critiqued 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.fredsbibletalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "I tell you the truth, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God...
  • Calvin at 500, Calvinism 2.0 - Pontifications 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ He cannot keep himself saved because man has not righteousness of his own.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

(Short Studies, II, 3.)
.Another way to define the Reformed theology would be to contrast its view of God's eternal decrees with that taken in the Catholic Church, notably by Jesuit authors such as Molina.^ A better name would be "Reformed Theology".
  • AndrewDoss.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.andrewdoss.com [Source type: Original source]

^ May God grant that we would have such a Reformation.
  • R.C. Sproul 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC monergism.com [Source type: General]

^ God is not the author of such trees.
  • Calvin And Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.custance.org [Source type: Original source]

To Calvin the ordinances of Deity seemed absolute, i.e. not in any way regardful of the creature's acts, which they predetermined either right or wrong; and thus reprobation -- the supreme issue between all parties -- followed upon God's unconditioned fiat, no account being had in the decree itself of man's merits or demerits. .For God chose some to glory and others to shame everlasting as He willed, not upon foreknowledge how they would act.^ For God chose some to glory and others to shame everlasting as He willed, not upon foreknowledge how they would act.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So God chooses to save some but not others.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For we cannot act upon God, else He would cease to be the First Cause.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Jesuit school made foreknowledge of "future contingencies" or of what creatures would do in any possible juncture, the term of Divine vision "scientia media" which was logically antecedent (as a condition not a cause) to the scheme of salvation.^ The Jesuit school made foreknowledge of "future contingencies" or of what creatures would do in any possible juncture, the term of Divine vision "scientia media" which was logically antecedent (as a condition not a cause) to the scheme of salvation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think the whole church of Christ would be strengthened if we understood more clearly the Biblical pattern of cause and effect in salvation.

^ Thus God's foreknowledge, the scientia media, was held to act as a sort of middle mechanism between the human free will on the one hand, and the efficacy of grace and of divine election on the other.

.Grace, said Catholic dogma, was offered to all men; none were excluded from it.^ Grace, said Catholic dogma, was offered to all men; none were excluded from it.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God offers salvation to all men.
  • Why I Disagree With All Five Points of Calvinism 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.rockofoffence.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Which offer salvation to all men.
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

.Adam need not have transgressed, neither was his fall pre-ordained.^ Adam need not have transgressed, neither was his fall pre-ordained.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Even the fall of Adam, and through him the fall of the race, was not by chance or accident, but was so ordained in the secret councils of God.” Lorraine Boettner, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination p.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvinists should not object to this point, because Calvin himself believed that Adam fell, not because Adam chose by his own free will to sin, but because God ordained his fall: .
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

.Christ died for the whole human race; and every one had such help from on high that the reprobate could never charge their ruin upon their Maker, since he permitted it only, without an absolute decree.^ Christ only died for the elect.
  • Calvinism - North Forest 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.northforest.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Then he believes that Jesus died for each and every human being without exception.
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ (Christ died only for the elect) .
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

.Grace, then, was given freely; but eternal life came to the saints by merit, founded on correspondence to the Holy Spirit's impulse.^ Grace, then, was given freely; but eternal life came to the saints by merit, founded on correspondence to the Holy Spirit's impulse.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, gave him the gift of life, and then Lazarus exercised his new energies in obedience to the voice of Christ.
  • Does the Bible Teach Calvinism? A Look at ”the Five Points of Calvinism” 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC opc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This call is by the Holy Spirit who works in the hearts and minds of the elect to bring them to repentance and regeneration whereby they willingly and freely come to God.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism (Jesus, ritual, gospel, crucifixion) - Religious Education Forum 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.religiousforums.com [Source type: Original source]

.All these statements Calvin rejected as Pelagian, except that he would maintain, though unable to justify, the- imputation of the sinner's lapse to human nature by itself.^ Would these be Pelagians?
  • Was Calvin a Calvinist 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ntrmin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All these statements Calvin rejected as Pelagian, except that he would maintain, though unable to justify, the- imputation of the sinner's lapse to human nature by itself.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All men are born sinners by nature.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.To be consistent, this doctrine requires that no prevision of Adam's Fall should affect the eternal choice which discriminates between the elect and the lost.^ To be consistent, this doctrine requires that no prevision of Adam's Fall should affect the eternal choice which discriminates between the elect and the lost.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All the great and precious promises are lost to them; they afford them no ray of comfort: For they are not the elect of God; therefore they have neither lot nor portion in them.
  • Global Ministries - John Wesley, Sermon 128, Free Grace 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC new.gbgm-umc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Holy Trinity is united in their resolve and efforts to save the elect, and so there is no possibility that any of the elect could totally or ultimately fall away and be lost.
  • Is Calvinism the Gospel? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC members.toast.net [Source type: Original source]

.A genuine Calvinist ought to be a supralapsarian; in other terms, the Fall was decreed as means to an end; it did not first appear in God's sight to be the sufficient cause why, if He chose, He might select some from the "massa damnata," leaving others to their decreed doom.^ God's decree was the sole, original cause of man's fall."
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The first answer is Calvinistic: God loves some and not others.

^ He chose to "use" some and others to reject.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

To this subject St. Augustine frequently returns in his anti-Pelagian treatises, and he lays great emphasis on the consequences to mankind as regards their final state, of God's dealing with them in fallen Adam. .But his language, unlike that of Calvin, never implies absolute rejection divorced from foreknowledge of man's guilt.^ But his language, unlike that of Calvin, never implies absolute rejection divorced from foreknowledge of man's guilt.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This caused Arminius to reject his Calvinistic background and sought to modify Calvinism so that God might not be considered the author of sin, nor man an automation in the hands of God.

^ The doctrine of “foreknowledge,” if not redefined by Calvinism, goes a long way, though not all of the way, toward explaining the mystery of how God could elect but man could choose.
  • Calvinism's Proof Texts Examined 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

Thus even to the African Father, whose views in his latter works became increasingly severe (see "On the Predestination of the Saints" and "On Correction and Grace") there was always an element of scientia media, i.e. prevision in the relation of God with His creatures. .But, to the Reformer who explained Redemption and its opposite by sheer omnipotence doing as it would, the idea that man could, even as a term of knowledge, by his free acts be considered in the Everlasting Will was not conceivable.^ But, to the Reformer who explained Redemption and its opposite by sheer omnipotence doing as it would, the idea that man could, even as a term of knowledge, by his free acts be considered in the Everlasting Will was not conceivable.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That would even be a contradiction in terms” (p.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That would even be a contradiction in terms.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

As the Arian said, "How can the Eternal be begotten?" and straightway denied the generation of the Word, in like manner Calvin, "How can the contingent affect the First Cause on which it utterly depends?" .In the old dilemma, "either God is not omnipotent or man is not self determined," the "Institutes" accept the conclusion adverse to liberty.^ Man’s will is determined by his nature and God is controller of that nature.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the old dilemma, "either God is not omnipotent or man is not self determined," the "Institutes" accept the conclusion adverse to liberty.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Man has rational self-determination.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

But it was, said Catholics, equally adverse to morals; and the system has always been criticised on that ground. .In a word, it seemed to be antinomian.^ In a word, it seemed to be antinomian.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.With Augustine the Geneva author professed to be at one.^ With Augustine the Geneva author professed to be at one.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

."If they have all been taken from a corrupt mass," he argued, "no marvel that they are subject to condemnation."^ They too are subject to the Scriptures as all man are.
  • Calvinism: The No. 3 “New Idea” 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC biblicalthought.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "If they have all been taken from a corrupt mass," he argued, "no marvel that they are subject to condemnation."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All the great and precious promises are lost to them; they afford them no ray of comfort: For they are not the elect of God; therefore they have neither lot nor portion in them.
  • Global Ministries - John Wesley, Sermon 128, Free Grace 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC new.gbgm-umc.org [Source type: Original source]

But, his critics replied, "were they not antecedently predestined to that corruption?" And "is not God unjust in treating His creatures with such cruel mystery?" To this Calvin answers, "I confess that all descendants of Adam fell by the Divine will," and that "we must return at last to God's sovereign determination, the cause of which is hidden" (Institutes, III, 23, 4). ."Therefore," he concludes, "some men are born devoted from the womb to certain death, that His name may be glorified in their destruction."^ "Therefore," he concludes, "some men are born devoted from the womb to certain death, that His name may be glorified in their destruction."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestined to everlasting life and others preordained to everlasting death.
  • Evangelical Calvinism is an oxymoron 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.christianindex.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And some babies who die in infancy — if God placed them among the reprobate — go straight to hell with the rest of the damned, to “glorify his name by their own destruction,” as Calvin wrote.
  • Who Would Jesus Smack Down? - Mark Driscoll, a Pastor with a Macho Conception of Christ - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.And the reason why such necessity is laid upon them?^ And the reason why such necessity is laid upon them?
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No hand must be laid crushingly upon a creature who is on such a race as this — a race whose end is to be eternal glory or unutterable woe for ever and ever."
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love.
  • The Reformed Evangelist » Blog Archive » A Defense of Calvinism – Charles Spurgeon (Modern English Edition) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC reformedevangelist.com [Source type: Original source]

"Because," says Calvin "life and death are acts of God's will rather than of his foreknowledge," and "He foresees further events only in consequence of his decree that they shall happen." Finally, "it is an awful decree, I confess [horribile decretum, fateor], but none can deny that God foreknew the future final fate of man before He created him -- and that He did foreknow it because it was appointed by His own ordinance." Calvin, then, is a supralapsarian; the Fall was necessary; and our first parents, like ourselves, could not have avoided sinning.
.So far, the scheme presents a cast-iron logic at whatever expense to justice and morality.^ So far, the scheme presents a cast-iron logic at whatever expense to justice and morality.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.When it comes to consider human nature, its terms sound more uncertain, it veers to each extreme in succession of Pelagius and Luther.^ When it comes to consider human nature, its terms sound more uncertain, it veers to each extreme in succession of Pelagius and Luther.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you are recently coming from the Calvinistic end, be careful not to pass right by the middle ground and run off to extreme Arminianism: man-centered humanism.
  • The Triumph of Arminianism (and Its Dangers) 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.cresourcei.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We are looking to record again in the coming months because the songs we are writing and playing now are definitely a step up and more how we all want to sound like.
  • I am the Engineer on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 15 September 2009 6:12 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In St. Augustine, that nature is almost always viewed historically, not in the abstract hence as possessed by unfallen Adam it was endowed with supernatural gifts, while in his fallen children it bears the burden of concupiscence and sin. .But the French Reformer, not conceding a possible state of pure nature, attributes to the first man, with Luther (in Gen., iii), such perfection as would render God's actual grace unnecessary, thus tending to make Adam self-sufficient, as the Pelagians held all men to be.^ The first is that man is accountable to God.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What do you believe about God's grace and natural man's will?
  • Brother Bob's Blog: Five questions for a 5-point Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC brotherbobsblog.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The answer to the first question is that God would have all men to be saved (1 Tim.
  • Calvinism's Proof Texts Examined 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

.On the other hand, when original sin took them once captive the image of God was entirety blotted out.^ God's role in the origin of sin.
  • Calvinism -- Ten Little Caveats - Bob Moore 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.revivaltheology.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin” originate with God?
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God is not the originator of sin.

.This article of "total depravity" also came from Luther, who expressed it in language of appalling power.^ This article of "total depravity" also came from Luther, who expressed it in language of appalling power.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They think the "totally depraved" are just too "dead" for things of that sort, despite the power of the Word and Spirit to convict and draw them to Christ.

^ The Calvinist, however, makes Jesus say, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her, proving that you are totally depraved.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

.And so the "Institutes" announce that "in man all which bears reference to the blessed life of the soul is extinct."^ And so the "Institutes" announce that "in man all which bears reference to the blessed life of the soul is extinct."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God has chosen a definite number of people from all eternity to be recipients of eternal life, without faith or works or any other thing on the part of man as a condition.
  • The Wilted Flower of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC tcchurchofchrist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jam 1:12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.And if it was "natural" in Adam to love God and do justice, or a part of his very essence, then by lapsing from grace he would have been plunged into an abyss below nature, where his true moral and religious being was altogether dissolved.^ Very rewarding being a part of life!!
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is why love is not merely an activity of God-it is his very essence.
  • Untitled Document 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.goodnewsmag.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Adam’s will is determined by his nature and God is controller of that nature.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.So, at any rate, the German Protestants believed in their earlier period, nor was Calvin reluctant to echo them.^ So, at any rate, the German Protestants believed in their earlier period, nor was Calvin reluctant to echo them.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The earlier reformers, Luther and Calvin, had believed that the conjunction of Word and Spirit made the Scriptures normative through the way in which they created and nourished faith.

^ Throughout the following period it was, according to the unanimous testimony of history, the system of faith which we call Calvinism that inspired the French Protestants in their struggle with the papacy and its royal supporters.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Catholics distinguish two kinds of beatitude: one corresponding to our nature as a rational species and to be acquired by virtuous acts; the other beyond all that man may do or seek when left to his own faculties, and in such wise God's free gift that it is due only to acts performed under the influence of a strictly supernatural movement.^ Such knowledge can come only by a direct act of a gracious God.

^ Howbeit each man hath his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A mans faith is both a gift of God and his free will, but unbelief is solely from his will.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC inerrancy.org [Source type: Original source]

The confusion of grace with nature in Adam's essence was common to all the Reformed schools; it is peculiarly manifest in Jansenius, who strove to deduce it from St. Augustine. .And, granting the Fall, it leads by direct inference to man's utter corruption as the unregenerate child of Adam.^ And, granting the Fall, it leads by direct inference to man's utter corruption as the unregenerate child of Adam.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Augustine, on the other hand, maintained that human nature had been so completely corrupted by Adam's fall that no one, in himself, has the ability to obey either the law or the gospel.

^ Since this inherent corruption extends to every part of man’s nature, it is unbiblical to assert that the human will is unaffected by the fall.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.He is evil in all that he thinks, or wills, or does.^ He is evil in all that he thinks, or wills, or does.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Does he think that all “fundamentalists” should unite in common opposition to all “modernists”, calling them back from their confidence in “experience” to belief in the Word of God?
  • Outlook Article - Looking Above; War in Heaven 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedfellowship.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I am willing to say that Arminianism does not satisfy all my questions about how God works.

.Yet Calvin allows him reason and choice, though not true liberty.^ Yet Calvin allows him reason and choice, though not true liberty.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Everytime Calvin doesn't want to do something, what is the reason his dad gives him for doing it?
  • Calvin & Hobbes - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 18 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: General]

^ Moe greatly regrets his bullying days, but, too ashamed to reveal his true identity to Calvin, he instead offers his ample bosom for him to cry on, as a measure of retribution.
  • :: Whatever-Dude.com :: The Body of Entertainment ... 100% Plastic 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC progressiveboink.com [Source type: Original source]

.The heart was poisoned by sin, but something remained of grace to hinder its worst excesses, or to justify God's vengeance on the reprobate (over and above their original fault inherited).^ God's role in the origin of sin.
  • Calvinism -- Ten Little Caveats - Bob Moore 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.revivaltheology.net [Source type: Original source]

^ To say that something is done by grace is simply to say it is done by God.

^ Sin” originate with God?
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.On the whole, it must be said that the "Institutes" which now and then allow that God's image was not quite effaced in us, deny to mankind, so far as redemption has not touched them, any moral and religious powers whatsoever.^ Must God allow a person to BELIEVE ?
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.christianity.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God must allow a person to believe..
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.christianity.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now for Christ to be in us we must be in Him.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.With Calvin as with his predecessor of Wittenberg, heathen virtue is but apparent, and that of the non-Christian merely "political," or secular.^ With Calvin as with his predecessor of Wittenberg, heathen virtue is but apparent, and that of the non-Christian merely "political," or secular.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ With a degree in political science, and as a young evangelical Christian, I was captivated by the political implications of Neo-Calvinism.

^ Christians then are to be thinking always on the excellent things in Homer; on the virtuous things in Socrates; on the just things in Roman jurisprudence; and on the lovely things in the latest novel, movie, and piece of secular music.
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Civilization, founded on our common nature, is in such a view external only, and its justice or benevolence may claim no intrinsic value.^ Civilization, founded on our common nature, is in such a view external only, and its justice or benevolence may claim no intrinsic value.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is only with such a universal conception of God, established in a living way, that we can face, with hope of complete conquest, all the spiritual dangers and terrors of our time.
  • Calvinism, by B. B. Warfield 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC homepage.mac.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Salem Reformed Church - Calvinism: Its Meaning and Use 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.salemreformed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After comparing Spurgeon's Defense Of Calvinism to the Scriptures, I've found his personal beliefs and arguments for such not only weak, but much worse than that.
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Defense of Calvinism Refuted with Holy Scripture 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.evangelicaloutreach.org [Source type: Original source]

.That it has no supernatural value Catholics have always asserted; but the Church condemns those who say, with Baius, "All the works of unbelievers are sinful and the virtues of the philosophers are vices."^ Similarly, not all who are in the Church are among the elect.
  • A Tiptoe Through TULIP 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.cin.org [Source type: Original source]
  • James Akin 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ewtn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who are not regenerated have no hope.
  • Calvinism From the Critics - Into Thy Word Ministries 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC 70030.netministry.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We have no say in the matter at all.
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

.Propositions equivalent to these are as follows: "Free Will not aided by God's grace, avails only to commit sin," and "God could not have created man at the beginning such as he is now born" (Props.^ God will not punish a man for a sin he did not commit, If he is to be Just.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Now who is the “man of God” in this passage?
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God would not have had such a close relationship with a sinful man.
  • Bible Life Ministries - Calvinism - Total Depravity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

25, 27, 55, censured by St. Pius V, Oct., 1567, and by Urban VIII, March, 1641). .Catholic theology admits a twofold goodness and righteousness -- the one natural, as Aristotle defines it in his "Ethics," the other supernatural inspired by the Holy Ghost.^ Catholic theology admits a twofold goodness and righteousness -- the one natural, as Aristotle defines it in his "Ethics," the other supernatural inspired by the Holy Ghost.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One is right, the other is wrong.
  • Evidence for God from Science • View topic - Is Calvinism a Heresy? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC discussions.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was because one was wicked, and the other good.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC inerrancy.org [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin throws aside every middle term between justifying faith and corrupt desire.^ Calvin throws aside every middle term between justifying faith and corrupt desire.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The term, "Calvinism," is not the name by which we Calvinists prefer to have our faith called; nor do we prefer to call ourselves "Calvinists."
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ From the beginning of time, thinkers have puzzled over the paradox of fate vs. In theological terms, this leads to the struggle between Calvinism and Arminianism.
  • Calvinism/Arminianism Discussion 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

.The integrity of Adam's nature once violated, he falls under the dominion of lust, which reigns in him without hindrance, save by the external grace now and again preventing a deeper degradation.^ Adam’s nature is not to sin (before the fall), but Adam sinned.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Where once I was under sin in Adam I am now under grace in Christ.
  • Calvinism and Evangelism « CoffeeSwirls 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.coffeeswirls.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The integrity of Adam's nature once violated, he falls under the dominion of lust, which reigns in him without hindrance, save by the external grace now and again preventing a deeper degradation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.But whatever he is or does savours of the Evil One.^ But whatever he is or does savours of the Evil One.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Granted my take is an non-Calvinist one: Does God create evil?
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It does not seem to me that the morality of God, as revealed in the Bible, allows one to do evil deeds so long as one has good intentions.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Accordingly the system maintained that faith (which here signifies trust in the Lutheran sense) was the first interior grace given and source of all others, as likewise that outside the Church no grace is ever bestowed.^ Prevenient grace is no grace at all.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The other way makes no sense to me at all..
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.christianity.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Show me all other Presbyterian Churches .
  • SermonAudio.com - History and Theology of Calvinism #49: The Destiny of the Reprobate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sermonaudio.com [Source type: General]

.We come on these lines to the famous distinction which separates the true Church that of the predestined, from the seeming or visible, where all baptized persons meet.^ "You can meet all of their personalities in person!"
  • [Mini-phalla] Calvin and Hobbes - GAME OVER - Critical Failures - Penny Arcade Forums 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC forums.penny-arcade.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And that’s where it seems to all come together for me.
  • How Did the Universe Start? | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We come on these lines to the famous distinction which separates the true Church that of the predestined, from the seeming or visible, where all baptized persons meet.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.This falls in with Calvin's whole theory, but is never to be mistaken for the view held by Roman authorities, that some may pertain to the soul of the Church who are not members of its body.^ This falls in with Calvin's whole theory, but is never to be mistaken for the view held by Roman authorities, that some may pertain to the soul of the Church who are not members of its body.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At that time we become a member of His body, His church.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Some Assembly Required A critical examination of the "institutional church" and an appeal for a return to a more biblical model for the Body of Christ.

.Always pursuing his idea, the absolute predestinarian finds among Christians, all of whom have heard the Gospel and received the sacraments, only a few entitled to life everlasting.^ They haven't heard the gospel at all.
  • Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: The Calvinist Doctrine of Total Depravity and Romans 3:10-11 ("None is Righteous . . . No One Seeks For God"): Reply to James White 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC socrates58.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Always pursuing his idea, the absolute predestinarian finds among Christians, all of whom have heard the Gospel and received the sacraments, only a few entitled to life everlasting.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His passion for the dignity of all human life led not only to him founding the Christian Action Council (currently Care Net), which advocated on behalf of the unborn and eventually was critical in the mainstreaming of the crisis pregnancy care movement.

.These obtain the grace which is in words offered to every one; the rest fill up the measure of their condemnation.^ God offers it to every one.
  • The Banner of Truth versus Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.pristinegrace.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These men simply did not "measure up" to their conceptualization of what constitutes "the doctrines of grace" and furthermore, they had the audacity to be gentle and forbearing and tenderhearted (they even dared to offer them Christian equanimity) to those of non-reformed persuasion.
  • Essays on Neo-Gnostic Calvinism by Greg Fields 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.monergism.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A copy of the CD can be obtained by writing, Word of Grace, P.O. Box 4000, Panorama City, CA 91412 or by dialing toll free 1-800-55-GRACE. .
  • Calvinism vs Arminianism Compare Chart | John MacArthur | SO4J.com 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.so4j.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To the reprobate, Gospel ordinances serve as a means to compass the ruin intended for them.^ To the reprobate, Gospel ordinances serve as a means to compass the ruin intended for them.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To this my answer is, that no mention is here made of the hidden purpose of God, according to which the reprobate are doomed to their own ruin, but only of his will as made known to us in the gospel.
  • emailscalvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Think about it: God does not offer the Gospel to the reprobate out of electing love, but He offers the Gospel out of a general compassion to the reprobate?
  • The Banner of Truth versus Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.pristinegrace.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hereby, also, an answer is made possible when Catholics demand where the Reformed Church was prior to the Reformation.^ Hereby, also, an answer is made possible when Catholics demand where the Reformed Church was prior to the Reformation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While one faction of church historians do indeed argue in favor of man-made traditions (Roman Catholics), others emphasize historical study to keep the church from repeating its mistakes (Reformed and Evangelical churches).
  • Pilgrim Platform: Ordinary Christianity for the World - A Brief History of Congregationalism or the decline of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.pilgrim-platform.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In Basel, Zwingli's friend John Oekolampadius could introduce the Reformation in a single church while others remained Catholic.

.Calvin replies that in every age the elect constituted the flock of Christ, and all besides were strangers, though invested with dignity and offices in the visible communion.^ Calvin replies that in every age the elect constituted the flock of Christ, and all besides were strangers, though invested with dignity and offices in the visible communion.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ John MacArthur on Calvinism and John Piper on TULIP This discussion would honor Christ all the more if the Anti-Calvinists weren't always misrepresenting the position of the Calvinist.
  • Brother Bob's Blog: Five questions for a 5-point Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC brotherbobsblog.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Evangelism is actually promoted because Christ died for all sinners, even though not all will accept Christ.
  • Calvinism From the Critics - Into Thy Word Ministries 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC 70030.netministry.com [Source type: Original source]

.The reprobate have only apparent faith.^ The reprobate have only apparent faith.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Yet they may feel as do the elect, experience similar fervours, and to the best of their judgment be accounted saints.^ The non-elect may come if they will.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet they may feel as do the elect, experience similar fervours, and to the best of their judgment be accounted saints.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Experience shows that the reprobate are sometimes affected in a way so similar to the elect that even in their own judgment there is no difference between them .
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Defense of Calvinism Refuted with Holy Scripture 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.evangelicaloutreach.org [Source type: Original source]

All that is mere delusion; they are hypocrites "into whose minds God insinuates Himself, so that, not having the adoption of sons, they may yet taste the goodness of the Spirit." Thus Calvin explained how in the Gospel many are called believers who did not persevere; and so the visible Church is made up of saints that can never lose their crown, and sinners that by no effort could attain to salvation.
.Faith, which means assurance of election, grace, and glory, is then the heritage of none but the predestined.^ Faith, which means assurance of election, grace, and glory, is then the heritage of none but the predestined.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For us, a means of grace is an objective means through which God gives forgiveness and the strengthening of faith.

^ But our fathers would have none of this and pointed out in no uncertain language that the conditional election of the Arminians was not the truth of Scripture nor the heritage of the Calvinistic and Reformed Reformation.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Unconditional Election 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

.But, since no real secondary cause exists man remains passive throughout the temporal series of events by which he is shown to be an adopted son of God.^ And if not, was He really the eternal Son of God in the flesh?
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But, since no real secondary cause exists man remains passive throughout the temporal series of events by which he is shown to be an adopted son of God.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The modern notion has greatly damped the seal of the Church for missions; and the sooner it is shown to be unscriptural, the better for the cause of God.
  • CHARLES SPURGEON QUOTES ON CHRISTMAS, CALVINISM, THE COVENANTERS, CHRIST AS CONQUERING KING, AND MUCH MORE! (FREE RESOURCES at Still Waters Revival Books) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.swrb.com [Source type: Original source]

.He neither acts nor, in the Catholic sense co-operates with his Redeemer.^ He neither acts nor, in the Catholic sense co-operates with his Redeemer.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He rejected it's view of a secret act of regeneration (called passive regeneration) and taught instead that we co operate with the grace of God in faith and repentance.
  • Moving Right Along - Calvinism - Arminianism debate - Latter Rain Discussion for February 18, 2000 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC latter-rain.com [Source type: Original source]

.A difference in the method of conversion between Luther and Calvin may here be noted.^ Compare the differences between Calvinism and Arminianism.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism - Whose Will? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hyperhistory.net [Source type: Original source]

^ On these doctrines, there was no difference between Luther and Calvin.
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CALVIN That's the difference between me and the rest of the world!
  • Calvin & Hobbes Quotes 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.The German mystic begins, as his own experience taught him, with the terrors of the law.^ The German mystic begins, as his own experience taught him, with the terrors of the law.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ From my experience, one must be taught Calvinism, one is not going to pick it up on his own, by simply reading and believing the Bible.
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The redeemed man, on the other hand, begins with faith and reason in subjection to the laws placed in this universe by God: he learns to think God’s thoughts after him.
  • The Christian Worldview Forum • View topic - Old Calvinism is Now the New Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.americanvision.org [Source type: Original source]

.The French divine who had never gone through that stage, gives the first place to the Gospel; and repentance, instead of preceding faith, comes after it.^ Now we come to faith and repentance of the sinner.
  • What is Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.tbm.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The French divine who had never gone through that stage, gives the first place to the Gospel; and repentance, instead of preceding faith, comes after it.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But where did genes come from in the first place?
  • The God Delusion? Part 3 : IntentBlog 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

.He argued that by so disposing of the process, faith appeared manifestly alone, unaccompanied by repentance, which, otherwise, might claim some share of merit.^ He argued that by so disposing of the process, faith appeared manifestly alone, unaccompanied by repentance, which, otherwise, might claim some share of merit.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I can demonstrate this final claim in this way: what happens to a person who trusts Christ alone to save hi, just because He said He would, totally apart from commitment to His Lordship, apart from repentance, and apart from the genuineness of faith?
  • Evidence for God from Science • View topic - Is Calvinism a Heresy? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC discussions.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Point U alone could be taken to mean that some might be denied salvation though they desire it.
  • Calvinism: Tulip and Daisy 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.themoorings.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Lutherans, moreover, did not allow absolute predestination.^ The Lutherans, moreover, did not allow absolute predestination.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ God did predestine.....He predestined His plan of salvation....not what individuals He would allow to be saved or who He would condemn to hell without any chance of being saved.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

And their confidence in being themselves justified, i.e. saved, was unequal to Calvin's requirements. .For he made assurance inevitable as was its object to the chosen soul.^ For he made assurance inevitable as was its object to the chosen soul.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

Nevertheless, he fancied that between himself and the sounder medieval scholastics no quarrel need arise touching the principle of justification -- namely, that "the sinner being delivered gratuitously from his doom becomes righteous." Calvin overlooked in these statements the vital difference which accounts for his aberration from the ancient system. .Catholics held that fallen man kept in some degree his moral and religious faculties, though much impaired, and did not lose his free will.^ But how can man be free if he is fallen?
  • Calvinism: A Debate 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Catholics held that fallen man kept in some degree his moral and religious faculties, though much impaired, and did not lose his free will .
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Houchin writes: — “Thomas Roads was one of the old men of the table-pew, — an active, lively, little man, but quite illiterate, — not much above a laborer, but he kept a pony and cart, and did a little buying and selling on his own account ….

.But the newer doctrine affirmed man's total incompetence, he could neither freely consent nor ever resist, when grace was given, if he happened to be predestinate.^ Man is entirely free to resist the grace of God.
  • Calvin And Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.custance.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Calvinist, because of his doctrine of Total Inability, denies that man has a free will.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Neither school ignores grace or free will.
  • A Tiptoe Through TULIP 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.cin.org [Source type: Original source]
  • James Akin 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ewtn.com [Source type: Original source]

.If not, justification lay beyond his grasp.^ If not, justification lay beyond his grasp.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, the language of the "Institutes" is not so uncompromising as Luther's had been.^ However, the language of the "Institutes" is not so uncompromising as Luther's had been.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.God first heals the corrupt will, and the will follows His guidance; or, we may say, cooperates.^ God first heals the corrupt will, and the will follows His guidance; or, we may say, cooperates.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a marvelous simplicity in Calvinism that says anything we do or contemplate or consider must first put the sovereign God of the Bible as the reference, goal, and center of everything.
  • The Forerunner • View topic - An Infomercial for Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.forerunner.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed, he says: Among the many values the Kingdom of God may be included .2 (p.
  • CALVINISM AND CULTURE: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ucalgary.ca [Source type: Original source]

.The one final position of Calvin is that omnipotent grace of itself substitutes a good for an evil will in the elect, who do nothing towards their own conversion but when converted are accounted just.^ Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The one final position of Calvin is that omnipotent grace of itself substitutes a good for an evil will in the elect, who do nothing towards their own conversion but when converted are accounted just.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And yes, Calvinism is one of the evils.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

.In all the original theology of the Reformation righteousness is something imputed, not indwelling in the soul.^ In all the original theology of the Reformation righteousness is something imputed, not indwelling in the soul.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Reformed theology is something that will nourish, satisfy and sustain one's soul.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But all three came to Southern already convinced of reformed theology.
  • Said at Southern › Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover: Is Southern Seminary Ground Zero? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC saidatsouthern.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is a legal fiction when compared with what the Catholic Church believes, namely, that justice or sanctification involves a real gift, a quality bestowed on the spirit and inherent, whereby it becomes the thing it is called.^ It is a legal fiction when compared with what the Catholic Church believes, namely, that justice or sanctification involves a real gift, a quality bestowed on the spirit and inherent, whereby it becomes the thing it is called.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canon V. If any one saith, that, since Adam's sin, the free will of man is lost and extinguished; or, that it is a thing with only a name, yea a name without a reality, a figment, in fine, introduced into the Church by Satan; let him be anathema.
  • Calvinism, Arminianism and Free Will Explained Clearly With 136 Verses 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesussaidfollowme.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism & Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC straitwaytruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pete r did not tell them specifically to call on the name of the Lord, or to pray to receive Christ, or to simply believe.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Hence the Council of Trent declares (Sess.^ Hence the Council of Trent declares (Sess.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

VI) that Christ died for all men, it condemns (Canon XVII) the main propositions of Geneva, that "the grace of justification comes only to the predestinate," and that "the others who are called receive an invitation but no grace, being doomed by the Divine power to evil." So Innocent X proscribed in Jansenius the statement: "It is Semipelagian to affirm that Christ died for all men, or shed His blood in their behalf." In like manner Trent rejected the definition of faith as "confidence in being justified without merit"; grace was not "the feeling of love," nor was justification the "forgiveness of sin," and apart from a special revelation no man could be infallibly sure that he was saved. .According to Calvin the saint was made such by his faith, and the sinner by want of it stood condemned, but the Fathers of Trent distinguished a dead faith, which could never justify, from faith animated by charity -- and they attributed merit to all good works done through Divine inspiration.^ Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is all done through Christ and made possible because of His work on the cross.
  • Meandering Home: One Little TULIP -- The Calvinist Mind (part 2) 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC meanderinghome.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Faith without works is dead" means "Faith without works really isn't faith at all".
  • Meandering Home: One Little TULIP -- The Calvinist Mind (part 2) 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC meanderinghome.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.But in the Genevese doctrine faith itself is not holy.^ But in the Genevese doctrine faith itself is not holy.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No; Christ could not foresee that, because no Christian man will ever say that faith came of itself without the gift and without the working of the Holy Spirit.
  • Calvinism on Trial -- Phil Johnson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]
  • A Defense of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What we mean when we speak of a doctrine being " necessary for salvation " is this: When the Holy Spirit regenerates us, He gives us a new heart and brings forth saving faith from this new heart.
  • Is Calvinism the Gospel? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC members.toast.net [Source type: Original source]

This appears very singular; and no explanation has ever been vouchsafed of the power ascribed to an act or mean, itself destitute of intrinsic qualities, neither morally good nor in any way meritorious, the presence or absence of which nevertheless fixes our eternal destiny
.But since Christ alone is our righteousness, Luther concluded that the just man is never just in himself; that concupiscence, though resisted, makes him sin damnably in all he does, and that he remains a sinner until his last breath.^ Him with all our heart.” .
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He believed that he was a sinner, and that all his sins had been laid on Christ.
  • Why I Disagree With All Five Points of Calvinism 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.rockofoffence.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: .

.Thus even the "Solid Declaration" teaches, though in many respects toning down the Reformer's truculence.^ Thus even the "Solid Declaration" teaches, though in many respects toning down the Reformer's truculence.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tim) Many reformed pastors today slice and dice the Apostle Paul to the end that they avoid the central thrust of his teaching concerning circumcision.
  • BaylyBlog: Out of our minds, too...: Reformed theology 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.baylyblog.com [Source type: General]

^ I say with sadness that I am better accepted by the Atheists and cultists than I am by fellow Christians...many of whom declare themselves "Reformed."
  • The Christian Worldview Forum • View topic - Old Calvinism is Now the New Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.americanvision.org [Source type: Original source]

.Such guilt, however, God overlooks where faith is found -- the one unpardonable sin is want of faith.^ He that has not faith is toward God as one dead.

^ Such guilt, however, God overlooks where faith is found -- the one unpardonable sin is want of faith.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, God is both the author and finisher of our faith, solely responsible for effecting salvation, but yet not removing our responsibility to Him in our obedience to that Gospel and the preaching thereof.
  • Founders Ministries Blog: Bill Wagner: Calvinists are "less missional" 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

."Pecca fortiter sed crede fortius" -- this Lutheran epigram, "Sin as you like provided you believe," expresses in a paradox the contrast between corrupt human nature, filthy still in the very highest saints, and the shadow of Christ, as, falling upon them, it hides their shame before God.^ What do you believe about God's grace and natural man's will?
  • Brother Bob's Blog: Five questions for a 5-point Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC brotherbobsblog.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God’s testing is upon you.
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotquestions.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you believe in God, and you believe the Bible is the Word of God, then that's what you believe.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Here again the Catholic refuses to consider man responsible except where his will consents; the Protestant regards impulse and enticement as constituting all the will that we have.^ Here again the Catholic refuses to consider man responsible except where his will consents ; the Protestant regards impulse and enticement as constituting all the will that we have.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The city council, however, set itself up in opposition, recalled (1531) the Protestant preachers who had been expatriated, suppressed Catholic services in all churches except the cathedral (1534), and in 1537 joined the League of Smalkald.
  • Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: Calvinist Iconoclasm Against Lutherans and Lutheran Liturgical and Material Suppression (By Outright Theft) of Catholics 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC socrates58.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Man's cultural responsibility involves, therefore, society in all its ramifications and the material world in all its aspects.
  • Reid Trust - "The Impact of Calvinism on 16th. Century Culture" 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reidtrust.com [Source type: Original source]

.These observations apply to Calvin -- but he avoids extravagant speech while not differing from Luther in fact.^ On these doctrines, there was no difference between Luther and Calvin.
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These observations apply to Calvin -- but he avoids extravagant speech while not differing from Luther in fact.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

He grants that St. Augustine would not term involuntary desires sin; then he adds, "We, on the contrary, deem it to be sin whenever a man feels any desires forbidden by Divine law -- and we assert the depravity to be sin which produces them" (Institutes, III, 2, 10). .On the hypothesis of determinism, held by every school of the Reformers, this logic is unimpeachable.^ On the hypothesis of determinism, held by every school of the Reformers, this logic is unimpeachable.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.But it leads to strange consequences.^ But it leads to strange consequences.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.The sinner commits actions which the saint may also indulge in; but one is saved the other is lost; and so the entire moral contents of Christianity are emptied out.^ The sinner commits actions which the saint may also indulge in; but one is saved the other is lost; and so the entire moral contents of Christianity are emptied out.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus, one who was a saint may fall away and be lost.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If one of the covenant ones be lost, so may all be.
  • The Reformed Evangelist » Blog Archive » A Defense of Calvinism – Charles Spurgeon (Modern English Edition) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC reformedevangelist.com [Source type: Original source]

.Luther denominated the saint's liberty freedom from the law.^ Luther denominated the saint's liberty freedom from the law.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.And Calvin, "The question is not how we can be righteous, but how, though unworthy and unrighteous, we may be considered righteous."^ To answer this question we need to consider what Calvinism is.
  • CALVINISM AND CULTURE: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ucalgary.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ And Calvin, "The question is not how we can be righteous, but how, though unworthy and unrighteous, we may be considered righteous."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The doctrine of “foreknowledge,” if not redefined by Calvinism, goes a long way, though not all of the way, toward explaining the mystery of how God could elect but man could choose.
  • Calvinism's Proof Texts Examined 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

The law may instruct and exhort, but "it has no place in the conscience before God's tribunal." And if Christians advert to the law, "they see that every work they attempt or meditate is accursed" (Institutes, III, 19, 2, 4). Leo X had condemned Luther's thesis, "In every good work the just man sins." Baius fell under censure for asserting (Props. .74, 75) that "concupiscence in the baptized is a sin, though not imputed."^ This is plainly aimed at Luthers doctrine of imputed righteousness, who taught concupiscence really is sin, but is simply covered over or not imputed.

.And, viewing the whole theory, Catholics have asked whether a sinfulness which exists quite independent of the will is not something substantial, like the darkness of the Manichaeans, or essential to us who are finite beings.^ And, viewing the whole theory, Catholics have asked whether a sinfulness which exists quite independent of the will is not something substantial, like the darkness of the Manichæans, or essential to us who are finite beings.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's interesting to note the increased propensity of violence for those who hold to the Reformed view - from Augustine's "just war" theory, to Calvin's murder of Servetus, to Dort's murder of van Oldenbarnevelt, to Cromwell's genocide against the Irish Catholics.

^ In the end, his theological assertions, like all of ours, come from one who was as broken as the rest of us.

.At all events Calvin seems entangled in perplexities on the subject, for he declares expressly that the regenerate are "liable every moment at God's judgment-seat to sentence of death" (Instit., III, 2, 11); yet elsewhere he tempers his language with a "so to speak," and explains it as meaning that all human virtue is imperfect.^ This is what Calvin would mean by saying salvation is all of God.
  • Brother Bob's Blog: Five questions for a 5-point Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC brotherbobsblog.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It means that God is, ultimately, the creator of all that is.
  • Parchment and Pen » Taking Calvinism Too Far: R.C. Sproul Jr.’s Evil-Creating Deity 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This doesn't mean that God explains the universe.
  • The God Delusion? Part 3 : IntentBlog 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Wading through more Choprawoo : Respectful Insolence 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He would certainly have subscribed to the "Solid Declaration," that the good works of the pious are not necessary to salvation.^ Faith and works are both necessary for salvation.
  • Meandering Home: One Little TULIP -- The Calvinist Mind (part 2) 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC meanderinghome.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No, that would be salvation by works.

^ While it is not a meritorious work, it is necessary for salvation .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.With Luther, he affirms the least transgression to be a mortal sin, even involuntary concupiscence -- and as this abides in every man while he lives, all that we do is worthy of punishment (Instit., II, 8, 68, 59).^ With Luther, he affirms the least transgression to be a mortal sin, even involuntary concupiscence -- and as this abides in every man while he lives, all that we do is worthy of punishment (Instit., II, 8, 68, 59).
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am no theologian by a long shot, but from the very little that I've seen I'd say that you could argue that Luther followed Augustine even more closely...at least with respect to Augustine's opinion on the sinful nature of mankind.
  • Augustine and Calvinism - Catholic Answers Forums 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For instance, is the love of money the root of all evil  (1 Timothy 6:10) in the sense that every last crime or sin can be traced back to greed?
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

.And again, "There never yet was any work of a religious man which, examined by God's severe standard would not be condemnable" (Ibid., III, 14,11).^ What would Gods purpose be in verse 11?
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ I would say that it demonstrates that God never works irresistibly.

^ God is never responsible for man's sin.
  • Calvinism & Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC straitwaytruth.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Council of Trent had already censured these axioms by asserting that God does not command impossibilities, and that His children keep His word.^ But the question is, "Does the Word of God say so?"
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

^ God, as the Council of Trent says.

^ These doctrines are condemned by the Council of Trent.

Innocent X did the like when he proscribed as heretical the fifth proposition of Jansenius, "Some commandments of God are impossible to the just who will and endeavour; nor is the grace by which they should become possible given to them."
.Two important practical consequences may be drawn from this entire view: first, that conversion takes place in a moment -- and so all evangelical Protestants believe; and, second, that baptism ought not to be administered to infants, seeing they cannot have the faith which justifies.^ Methodists) do believe in infant baptism.
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is all believed by faith.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Two important practical consequences may be drawn from this entire view: first, that conversion takes place in a moment -- and so all evangelical Protestants believe ; and, second, that baptism ought not to be administered to infants, seeing they cannot have the faith which justifies.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.This latter inference produced the sect of Anabaptists against whom Calvin thunders as he does, against other "frenzied" persons, in vehement tones.^ This latter inference produced the sect of Anabaptists against whom Calvin thunders as he does, against other "frenzied" persons, in vehement tones.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Then follows a long article to show that the fruits of Calvinism have been good; and, therefore, the inference is drawn, it is not liable to the charges we have preferred against it.
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "Therefore, those whom God passes over, he condemns; and this he does for no other reason than that he wills to exclude them from the inheritance which he predestines for his own children."
  • Three Men and Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

.Infant baptism was admitted, but its value, as that of every ordinance, varied with the predestination to life or to death of the recipient.^ Infant baptism was admitted, but its value, as that of every ordinance, varied with the predestination to life or to death of the recipient.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The sacrament of baptism, which takes away all sins without exception, is a true baptism also in those who are not to persevere in the truth and who for that reason were not predestined for eternal life.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC inerrancy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestined unto everlasting life and others foreordained to everlasting death."
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]

.To Calvinists the Church system was an outward life beneath which the Holy Spirit might be present or absent, not according to the dispositions brought by the faithful, but as grace was decreed.^ He is raised to life by grace through faith.
  • Calvinism -- Ten Little Caveats - Bob Moore 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.revivaltheology.net [Source type: Original source]

^ To Calvinists the Church system was an outward life beneath which the Holy Spirit might be present or absent, not according to the dispositions brought by the faithful, but as grace was decreed.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Irresistible Grace or The Efficacious Call of the Spirit (Calvinism) In addition to the outward general call to salvation which is made to everyone who hears the gospel, the Holy Spirit extends to the elect a special inward call that inevitably brings them to salvation.
  • Evidence for God from Science • View topic - Calvinism and Arminianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC discussions.godandscience.org [Source type: Original source]

.For good works could not prepare a man to receive the sacraments worthily any more than to be justified in the beginning.^ For good works could not prepare a man to receive the sacraments worthily any more than to be justified in the beginning.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Man is more than flesh.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore Luther was right in contending that an objective gift was offered to the communicant, and Zwingli was right in contending that the faithless man could receive nothing but bread."

.If so, the Quakers might well ask, what is the use of sacraments when we have the Spirit?^ If so, the Quakers might well ask, what is the use of sacraments when we have the Spirit?
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many intepretations, one might just as well ask:DId the Universe start from nothing?..if so where did this nothing come from?
  • How Did the Universe Start? | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

.And especially did this reasoning affect the Eucharist.^ And especially did this reasoning affect the Eucharist.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin employs the most painful terms in disowning the sacrifice of the Mass.^ Calvin employs the most painful terms in disowning the sacrifice of the Mass .
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is important to understand, however, that we are using the general term Calvinism to refer to a certain tradition in theology of which Calvin is the most famous proponent.
  • Untitled Document 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.goodnewsmag.org [Source type: Original source]

.No longer channels of grace, to Melanchthon the sacraments are "Memorials of the exercise of faith," or badges to be used by Christians.^ He is no longer who he used to be.
  • Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.auburn.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ And if by grace, then [it] [is] no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace.
  • Bible Life Ministries - Calvinism - Unconditional Election 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But if [it] [is] of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
  • Bible Life Ministries - Calvinism - Unconditional Election 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Original source]

.From this point of view, Christ's real presence was superfluous, and the acute mind of Zwingli leaped at once to that conclusion, which has ever since prevailed among ordinary Protestants.^ From this point of view, Christ's real presence was superfluous, and the acute mind of Zwingli leaped at once to that conclusion, which has ever since prevailed among ordinary Protestants.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To be able to read them as both a child and an adult gives an understand not available otherwise, IMO, since it gives two different perspectives, two different points of view.
  • xkcd • View topic - Calvin and Hobbes 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "(The Calvinist's) faith was not to be found in a visible church, in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, or in apostolic priesthood.
  • Questions: Catholicism v. Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC greenspun.com [Source type: Original source]

.But Luther's adherence to the words of the Scripture forbade him to give up the reality, though he dealt with it in his peculiar fashion.^ But Luther's adherence to the words of the Scripture forbade him to give up the reality, though he dealt with it in his peculiar fashion.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Although I can never remember who Hobbes was, though, no matter how many times I look him up.
  • FARK.com: (4202773) Calvin and Hobbes comic strip from 15 years ago describes the bailout situation today 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The true scriptural position then is this: There is, first of all, a direct influence of the Holy Spirit on the passive spirit of the sinner, quickening him or making him sensitive to the preaching of the Word.

.Bucer held an obscure doctrine, which attempted the middle way between Rome and Wittenberg.^ Bucer held an obscure doctrine, which attempted the middle way between Rome and Wittenberg.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Isaac Chauncys position was somewhere between the Crispian and Middle-Way Calvinist views: .

^ "Absolute Depravity" and "Total Depravity" A third way in which Professor Macleod tries to establish the denial of total depravity effected by his doctrine of common grace is the invention of a distinction between "total depravity" and "absolute depravity."
  • Death of Confessional Calvinism in Scottish Presbyterianism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aapi.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.To Luther the sacraments serve as tokens of God's love; Zwingli degrades them to covenants between the faithful.^ To Luther the sacraments serve as tokens of God's love ; Zwingli degrades them to covenants between the faithful.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For faith, and obedience, and the worship and the love of God, are self-evidently right and good for men, whether these awful gospel facts be true or not.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Is this love, to judge our brothers and sisters who have faith in God but have different views on a topic i feel is impossible for us to fully understand?
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin gives the old scholastic definition and agrees with Luther in commending their use, but he separates the visible element proffered to all from the grace which none save the elect may enjoy.^ If we are saved, we owe it to His electing grace.

^ They were all saved by grace.
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin gives the old scholastic definition and agrees with Luther in commending their use, but he separates the visible element proffered to all from the grace which none save the elect may enjoy.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.He admits only two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper.^ He admits only two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They also teach that the minister is the only one to administer the "sacraments," baptism and the Lord's Supper 7 , that they hold the keys described in Matthew 16:19 8 , and that he is to administer church discipline 9 .
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Act 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Even these neither contain nor confer spiritual graces; they are signs, but not efficacious as regards that which is denoted by them.^ Even these neither contain nor confer spiritual graces ; they are signs, but not efficacious as regards that which is denoted by them.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us: that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me."
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It shows us that we are UNINSTRUCTABLE : "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know then", because they are spiritually discerned."
  • The Five Points of Calvinism by W.J. Seaton 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.the-highway.com [Source type: Original source]

For inward gifts, we must remember, do not belong to the system, whereas Catholics believe in ordinances as acts of the Man-God, producing the effects within the soul which He has promised, "He that eateth Me shall live by Me."
.When the Church's tradition was thrown aside, differences touching the Holy Eucharist sprang up immediately among the Reformers which have never found a reconciliation.^ When the Church's tradition was thrown aside, differences touching the Holy Eucharist sprang up immediately among the Reformers which have never found a reconciliation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since the time that Sargant wrote, churches standing in the Reformed theological tradition have regularly been suspected of constituting a “weak link” in support for world missions and evangelism.

^ The Puritans sought to reform the Church of England from within by purifying it from Catholic superstition and tradition via a return to Scripture.
  • New Calvinism | TheResurgence 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC theresurgence.com [Source type: General]

.To narrate their history would occupy a volume.^ To narrate their history would occupy a volume.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is notable, however, that Calvin succeeded where Bucer had failed, in a sort of compromise, and the agreement of Zurich which he inspired was taken up by the Swiss Protestants.^ It is notable, however, that Calvin succeeded where Bucer had failed, in a sort of compromise, and the agreement of Zurich which he inspired was taken up by the Swiss Protestants.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin was intimate with Melanchthon, however, and kept up a correspondence with him until his death.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sadly, however, Mr. Jones's argumentation is wrought with setting up straw men against Calvinism and thrashing them wildly.
  • Fred's Bible Talk - A Review and Rebuttal of the Article Calvinism Critiqued 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.fredsbibletalk.com [Source type: Original source]

.Elsewhere it led to quarrels, particularly among the Lutherans, who charged him with yielding too much.^ Elsewhere it led to quarrels, particularly among the Lutherans, who charged him with yielding too much.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven’ Heb 12:25.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hobbes, who Calvin anthropomorphasizes but to everyone else is just a stuffed tiger is also his alter-ego, He's Calvin's mature conscience, keeping him in check -- as much as anyone can.

.He taught that the Body of Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, and that the believer partakes of it that the elements are unchanged, and that the Catholic Mass was idolatry.^ He taught that the Body of Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, and that the believer partakes of it that the elements are unchanged, and that the Catholic Mass was idolatry.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He believed in the imputation of Christ's righteousness we are partakers in Christ.
  • James Arminius The Scapegoat of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.imarc.cc [Source type: Original source]

^ I am Catholic insofar as I believe that the Church is universal and that its continuity is maintained through history by the whole of its membership, the Body of Christ, and not merely as a collection of isolated individuals in personal relationship with Jesus.
  • Horton: Only a subset of Calvinists and Lutherans can be Evangelicals (What's Wrong with the World) 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net [Source type: General]

.Yet his precise meaning is open to question.^ Yet his precise meaning is open to question.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet that is precisely what Calvinists are doing with verses such as Acts 16:14, where we read that the Lord opened Lydia’s heart.
  • Calvinism Total Depravity and Irresistible Grace - Shepherd Serve 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.heavensfamily.org [Source type: Original source]

.That he did not hold a real objective presence seems clear from his arguing against Luther, as the "black rubric" of the Common Prayer Book argues -- Christ's body, he says, is in heaven.^ That he did not hold a real objective presence seems clear from his arguing against Luther, as the "black rubric " of the Common Prayer Book argues -- Christ's body, he says, is in heaven.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ From this point of view, Christ's real presence was superfluous, and the acute mind of Zwingli leaped at once to that conclusion, which has ever since prevailed among ordinary Protestants.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Considering the comments of Dr. Wagner, I must say that I received Christ by a Gospel presentation given through a tract and by means of the "Sinner's Prayer."
  • Founders Ministries Blog: Bill Wagner: Calvinists are "less missional" 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

.Therefore, it cannot be on earth.^ Therefore, it cannot be on earth.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.The reception was a spiritual one; and this perfectly orthodox phrase might be interpreted as denying a true corporal presence.^ The reception was a spiritual one; and this perfectly orthodox phrase might be interpreted as denying a true corporal presence.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore it is perfectly possible that the same might be true of other portions of the brain as well.
  • Religion alters visual perception - science-in-society - 14 November 2008 - New Scientist 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.newscientist.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In effect, one verse is true, while the other verse is false, or has no interpretation.
  • Calvinism, Arminianism and Free Will Explained Clearly With 136 Verses 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesussaidfollowme.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Augsburg Confession, revised by its author Melanchthon, favoured ambiguous views -- at last he declared boldly for Calvin, which amounted to an acknowledgment that Luther's more decided language overshot the mark.^ The Augsburg Confession, revised by its author Melanchthon, favoured ambiguous views -- at last he declared boldly for Calvin, which amounted to an acknowledgment that Luther's more decided language overshot the mark.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1553 a controversy between the German Lutherans about the Lord's Supper led Calvin to declare his agreement with Melanchthon (the Philippists), but Melanchthon kept silence.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The "Institutes of the Christian Religion," in which Calvin depicted his own mind, were never superseded by creed or formulary, though the writer subscribed, in 1540, at Worms to the Confession of Augsburg, i.e.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.The "Formula of Concord" was an attempt to rescue German Churches from this concession to the so-called Sacramentarians; it pronounced, as Calvin never would have done, that the unworthy communicant receives Our Lord's Body; and it met his objection by the strange device of "ubiquity" -- namely, that the glorified Christ was everywhere.^ We will receive into our fellowship and to the Lord's Table any believer in Christ.
  • Pyromaniacs: Calvinists in the Hands of an Angry Arminian 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC teampyro.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lord our God shall call."
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A False Doctrine, by Dr. John R. Rice 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gotothebible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Would he have forsaken our Lord when He preached them?
  • Is Calvinism the Gospel? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC members.toast.net [Source type: Original source]

.But these quarrels lie outside our immediate scope.^ But these quarrels lie outside our immediate scope.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If man is, indeed, dead and held captive, and blind etc., then the remedy for all these conditions must lie outside man himself [that is, with God].
  • Christ Reformed Church | The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.christreformedchurch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These two works lie behind much of our confusion about the meaning of culture.
  • CALVINISM AND CULTURE: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ucalgary.ca [Source type: Original source]

.As Calvin would not grant the Mass to be a sacrifice, nor the ministers of the Lord's Supper to be priests, that conception of the Church which history traces back to the earliest Apostolic times underwent a corresponding change.^ As Calvin would not grant the Mass to be a sacrifice, nor the ministers of the Lord's Supper to be priests, that conception of the Church which history traces back to the earliest Apostolic times underwent a corresponding change.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every summer, Joe Brown would take a group of interested students to Wittenberg to study church history for academic credit, another passion of his.

^ In 1553 a controversy between the German Lutherans about the Lord's Supper led Calvin to declare his agreement with Melanchthon (the Philippists), but Melanchthon kept silence.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.The clergy were now "Ministers of the Word," and the Word was not a tradition, comprising Scripture in its treasury, but the printed Bible, declared all-sufficient to the mind which the Spirit was guiding.^ The clergy were now "Ministers of the Word," and the Word was not a tradition, comprising Scripture in its treasury, but the printed Bible, declared all-sufficient to the mind which the Spirit was guiding.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Bible is sufficient and we believe that firmly then we are going to plant ourselves in the Word of God and derive our marching orders from the scriptures irrespective of the cost, no matter what men may say.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Not everybody here is FW, but all are very free spirited any authorities outside of the Bible is usually cringed upon and dismissed.
  • Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.christianity.com [Source type: Original source]

.Justification by faith alone, the Bible, and the Bible only, as the rule of faith -- such were the cardinal principles of the Reformation.^ Luther and Reformed theologians are agreed about justification and about faith alone.
  • Ordained Servant 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.opc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Justification by faith alone, the Bible , and the Bible only, as the rule of faith -- such were the cardinal principles of the Reformation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Not your justification, that’s through faith alone.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

.They worked at first destructively, by abolishing the Mass and setting up private judgment in opposition to pope and bishops.^ They worked at first destructively, by abolishing the Mass and setting up private judgment in opposition to pope and bishops.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The "hang up" of many Calvinists is they think that belief is a work when in fact it is a God given and empowered ability to respond to Him.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Are unbelievers not sheep because they don't believe, or do they not believe because they're not sheep?” Set up question.

Then the Anabaptists arose. .If God's word sufficed, what need of a clergy?^ If God's word sufficed, what need of a clergy ?
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, if Pauls claim in 2 Timothy is true and James statement is true, then we know that the Word of God is all we need to be saved.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ We don’t need to come behind God’s word and create all kinds of additional taboos or restrictions or impositions.
  • Trinity Reformed Baptist Church » The Difference Between Calvinism and Reformed 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC trinityrbc.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Reformers felt that they must restore creeds and enforce the power of the Church over dissidents.^ The historic creeds of the church are Reformed creeds.

^ The Reformers felt that they must restore creeds and enforce the power of the Church over dissidents.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Even the elect must hear before they can believe and accept, Romans 10:13-17" (Reformed Doctrine of Predestination.
  • freeoffercalvinists 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Calvinism: The debate simplified 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC www.oldtruth.com [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin, who possessed great constructive talent, built his presbytery on a democratic foundation -- the people were to choose, but the ministers chosen were to rule.^ To a great extent Calvin built upon the foundation which Luther laid.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVIII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We also have people who do choose to accept the truth.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin, who possessed great constructive talent, built his presbytery on a democratic foundation -- the people were to choose, but the ministers chosen were to rule.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Christian freedom consisted in throwing off the yoke of the Papacy, it did not allow the individual to stand aloof from the congregation.^ Christian freedom consisted in throwing off the yoke of the Papacy, it did not allow the individual to stand aloof from the congregation.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is a worrisome development, as it could, if allowed to stand, find government bodies interfering in the freedom of religious communities to set their own standards of membership.

^ J. L. Neve in his History of Christian Thought says: "Calvin did not express himself clearly or consistently on this matter."
  • Calvin And Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.custance.org [Source type: Original source]

.He must sign formulas, submit to discipline, be governed by a committee of elders.^ He must sign formulas, submit to discipline, be governed by a committee of elders.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.A new sort of Catholic Church came into view, professing that the Bible was its teacher and judge, but never letting its members think otherwise than the articles drawn up should enjoin.^ A new sort of Catholic Church came into view, professing that the Bible was its teacher and judge, but never letting its members think otherwise than the articles drawn up should enjoin.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you have questions or comments prompted by this article, please reply by mail rather than following up -- this article is meant to decrease net traffic, not increase it.
  • comp.lang.c | Grupos Google 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC groups.google.co.mz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What makes them particularly interesting (and I should declare at this point that I'm a members of a New Frontiers church) is that they are both calvanistic and charismatic which is perhaps a less often seen combination.
  • Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog 1 October 2009 10:17 UTC blog.9marks.org [Source type: Original source]

.None were allowed in the pulpit who were not publicly called, and ordination, which Calvin regarded almost as a sacrament, was conferred by the presbytery.^ None were allowed in the pulpit who were not publicly called, and ordination, which Calvin regarded almost as a sacrament, was conferred by the presbytery.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I have yet to speak to ANYONE, some Calvinist preachers included, who have read ALL (or even many – some have read NONE) of John Calvin's words.
  • THE TRUTH about Calvinism - Hickory Hammock Baptist Church 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hickoryhammockbaptist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed, almost without exception, all of the Reformers embraced what we now call "Calvinism."
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

.In his Fourth Book the great iconoclast, to whom in good logic only the Church invisible should have signified anything, makes the visible Church supreme over Christians, assigns to it the prerogatives claimed by Rome, enlarges on the guilt of schism, and upholds the principle, Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus.^ The visible church consists of all the people that claim to be Christians and go to church.

^ In his Fourth Book the great iconoclast, to whom in good logic only the Church invisible should have signified anything, makes the visible Church supreme over Christians, assigns to it the prerogatives claimed by Rome, enlarges on the guilt of schism, and upholds the principle, Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus .
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Across their ministry both Arminius and Wesley patiently denied that they were heretics, but were in agreement with historic Christianity and the great ecumenical church councils.
  • James Arminius The Scapegoat of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.imarc.cc [Source type: Original source]

.He will not allow that corrupt morals in the clergy, or a passing eclipse of doctrine by superstition, can excuse those who, on pretence of a purer Gospel, leave it.^ He will not allow that corrupt morals in the clergy, or a passing eclipse of doctrine by superstition, can excuse those who, on pretence of a purer Gospel, leave it.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Throw the theological grenade to misrepresent and undermine Reformed Doctrine, once it explodes issue an apology to put out the fire of those who are offended, and then not allow a response in order to "bring unity" and stop the strife.
  • Founders Ministries Blog: Florida Pastors sent anti-Calvinist propaganda 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is very likely that even many of those brethren who are like unto those whom Spurgeon once described as "doctrinal brethren" (Vol.

.The Church is described in equivalent terms as indefectible and infallible.^ The Church is described in equivalent terms as indefectible and infallible.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps it is thus advisable to reserve the term Puritan to describe those men who wanted to reform from within the whole National Church.

.All are bound to hear and obey what it teaches.^ All are bound to hear and obey what it teaches.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All I know is that from the heart the Christians at Rome had obeyed the pattern or form of teaching.
  • || Discount pharmacy || Free trial! » Blog Archive » Buy discount viagra 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.sfpulpit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The focal point here is that all men can seek God and find Him, however your doctrine teaches that God makes us believe in Him and obey Him.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Luther had spoken of it with contempt almost everywhere in his first writings; to him the individual guided by the Holy Spirit was autonomous.^ Luther had spoken of it with contempt almost everywhere in his first writings; to him the individual guided by the Holy Spirit was autonomous.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, they will have the Holy Spirit to guide them.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ But the first time I played it, I sat down afterwards to write a combined summary of the rules and how-not-to-screw-up guide to the really important elements of its strategy.
  • Fluxx -- Nomic card game - Boing Boing 15 September 2009 6:12 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But Calvin taught his followers so imposing a conception of the body in which they were united as to bring back a hierarchy in effect if not in name.^ But Calvin taught his followers so imposing a conception of the body in which they were united as to bring back a hierarchy in effect if not in name.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They were taught Calvinism and accepted what they were taught.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Calvinism - 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.bible-truth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The two groups that emerge in the early 17th century General and Particular Baptists were divided over how strictly they followed many of the tenets of Calvinism.

."Where the ministry of Word and Sacraments is preserved," he concludes, "no moral delinquencies can take away the Church's title."^ "Where the ministry of Word and Sacraments is preserved," he concludes, "no moral delinquencies can take away the Church's title."
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For many years they have been taking deep root in the mind of the writer; nor would he have engaged in the ministry of the Church, but on the conviction, after serious inquiry, that her faith was primitive and not Calvinistic.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You or no other person could take my salvation away but I could fall away or walk away from God by my own choosing.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.He had nevertheless, broken with the communion in which he was born.^ He had nevertheless, broken with the communion in which he was born.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Anabaptists retorted that they did not owe to his new-fashioned presbytery the allegiance he had cast away -- the Quakers, who held with him by the Inward Light, more consistently refused all jurisdiction to the visible Church.^ Similarly, not all who are in the Church are among the elect.
  • A Tiptoe Through TULIP 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.cin.org [Source type: Original source]
  • James Akin 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ewtn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Notice they did not confess him.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ But they do not seek him for who he is.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

.One sweeping consequence of the Reformation is yet to be noticed.^ One outstanding consequence of this which we can see in the final poems is an anxiety about verbal forms and their relations with the reformed inner self.
  • Fulke Greville's Caelica and the Calvinist Self 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I must say that I have yet to read a refutation of my research that was done by one who had no a priori aspirations along traditional Reformed lines.
  • Was Calvin a Calvinist 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ntrmin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ORIGINAL: FreeGrace It seems to me that the reformed pov is simply that God commands that which He knows no one can do, yet He commands it anyway.
  • RE: Calvinism/Arminianism - One Stop Thread 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC forums.crosswalk.com [Source type: Original source]

.As it denied the merit of good works even in the regenerate, all those Catholic beliefs and ordinances which implied a Communion of Saints actively helping each other by prayer and self-sacrifice were flung aside.^ The character of John Wesley stands beyond all imputation for self-sacrifice, zeal, holiness, and communion with God; he lived far above the ordinary level of common Christians, and was one of whom the world was not worthy.
  • Calvinism on Trial -- Phil Johnson 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But he denies freedom to creatures, fallen or unfallen, except it be libertas a coactione ; in other words, God does not compel man to act by brute force, yet he determines irresistibly all we do, whether good or evil.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He uses evenings and mornings as a description for a sequence, but that includes events before the Sun and Earth were created, so that suggests he was using those words in some other way than we use them.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » The obligatory “cussing pastor makes Calvinism cool again” post 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

Thus Purgatory, Masses for the dead, invocation of the blessed in Heaven, and their intercession for us are scouted by Calvin as "Satan's devices." A single argument gets rid of them all: do they not make void the Cross of Christ our only Redeemer? (Instit., III, 5, 6). Beza declared that "prayer to the saints destroys the unity of God." The Dutch Calvinists affirmed of them, as the Epicureans of their deities, that they knew nothing about what passes on earth. .Wherever the Reformers triumphed, a wholesale destruction of shrines and relics took place.^ "It should be remembered that all this activity took place before the Reformation, so that the rosary is part of the history of Protestants as well as Catholics."
  • What is Reformed Theology? - Comments - Reformed Chicks Blabbing 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the truth for which and by which the Reformation of the Church of Jesus Christ took place in the 16th century.
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

.Monasticism, being an ordered system of mortification on Catholic principles, offended all who thought such works needless or even dangerous -- it fell, and great was the fall thereof, in Protestant Europe.^ All who recognize the the damage that is being done and discord that is being promoted by such antics as this mailing must make their voices heard to our servants who have failed us miserably in this.
  • Founders Ministries Blog: Florida Pastors sent anti-Calvinist propaganda 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC www.founders.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His commentaries remain incredibly insightful and even his most ardent opponents, such as Jacobus Arminius, who founded the anti-Calvin theological system known as Arminianism, said, "Next to Scripture .
  • New Calvinism | TheResurgence 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC theresurgence.com [Source type: General]

^ His belief system spread throughout Europe and has greatly influenced Protestant theology for almost 500 years.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Calendar had been framed as a yearly ritual, commemorating Our Lord's life and sufferings, with saints' days filling it up.^ On that day, the glory of the Lord will fill the church.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church : .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Corinthians 1:8-9, "Jesus Christ will sustain you to the end; guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

.Calvin would tolerate the Swiss of Berne who desired to keep the Gospel festivals; but his Puritan followers left the year blank, observing only the Sabbath, in a spirit of Jewish legalism.^ It follows the humorous antics of Calvin, an imaginative and adventurous six-year old boy, and Hobbes, his energetic and sardonic stuffed tiger.
  • Calvin And Hobbes 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is why Calvin has frequently been labeled ‘the Genevese dictator’ who ‘would tolerate in Geneva the opinions of only one person, his own.’ Besides the usual laws against dancing, profanity, gambling, and immodesty, the number of dishes eaten at a meal was regulated.

^ We consider it a delightful compilation of Spurgeon's words which are not only in keeping with the footsteps of the older Puritan and Reformation flock of the Lord (which Spurgeon clearly loved), but which are also in agreement with Scripture -- or that system of doctrine sometimes nicknamed "Calvinism."
  • CHARLES SPURGEON QUOTES ON CHRISTMAS, CALVINISM, THE COVENANTERS, CHRIST AS CONQUERING KING, AND MUCH MORE! (FREE RESOURCES at Still Waters Revival Books) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.swrb.com [Source type: Original source]

.After such a fashion the Church was divorced from the political order -- the living Christian ceased to have any distinct relation with his departed friends; the saints became mere memories, or were suspected of Popery; the churches served as houses of preaching, where the pulpit had abolished the altar; and Christian art was a thing of the past.^ Then later on in church history (around the 4 th century) we have the formation of creeds such as the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed which lay down required Christian doctrines.
  • Calvinism and Arminianism: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alpha1.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Though some Unitarians might be somewhat conservative, they are for the most part theologically liberal, promoting such things as political correctness, homosexuality, and other controversial issues within the church.
  • Fred's Bible Talk - A Review and Rebuttal of the Article Calvinism Critiqued 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.fredsbibletalk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With Calvin as with his predecessor of Wittenberg, heathen virtue is but apparent, and that of the non-Christian merely "political," or secular.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

The Reformers, including Calvin, appealed so confidently to St. Augustine's volumes that it seems only fair to note the real difference which exists between his doctrine and theirs. .Cardinal Newman sums it up as follows:
The main point is whether the Moral Law can in its substance be obeyed and kept by the regenerate.^ The doctrines of the sovereign grace of God as they explained it have been summed up in the well-known five points of Calvinism.
  • The World Reformed Fellowship - Article 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wrfnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Here it is not to do away with free-will that he says this, but to show, up to what point we ought to obey God.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC inerrancy.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Gal 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Augustine says, that whereas we are by nature condemned by the Law, we are enabled by the grace of God to perform it unto our justification; Luther [and Calvin equally] that, whereas we are condemned by the law, Christ has Himself performed it unto our justification -- Augustine, that our righteousness is active; Luther, that it is passive; Augustine, that it is imparted, Luther that it is only imputed; Augustine, that it consists in a change of heart; Luther, in a change of state.^ To say that something is done by grace is simply to say it is done by God.

^ Luther and Calvin were men of their times, as we are of ours.
  • The Christian Worldview Forum • View topic - Old Calvinism is Now the New Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.americanvision.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I conclude that the work that effects our salvation is only of grace (it is God's work).
  • Calvinism -- Ten Little Caveats - Bob Moore 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.revivaltheology.net [Source type: Original source]

.Luther maintains that God's commandments are impossible to man Augustine adds, impossible without His grace; Luther that the Gospel consists of promises only Augustine, that it is also a law, Luther, that our highest wisdom is not to know the Law, Augustine says instead, to know and keep it -- Luther says, that the Law and Christ cannot dwell together in the heart.^ Have to is Law, the Gospel is a free gift of grace.
  • Rhetorical Roadblocks of Calvinism - the flawed "TULIP" - ThirdDay.com Message Boards 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.thirdday.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, the unsaved man cannot love God.
  • emailscalvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.corkfpc.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I do not believe it is impossible for man to keep the law (practically, maybe, but not theoretically).
  • The problem(s) with Calvinism | Casey's Critical Thinking 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.hoshuha.com [Source type: Original source]

.Augustine says that the Law is Christ; Luther denies and Augustine maintains that obedience is a matter of conscience.^ What the law says about the matter is contrary to reason, but that is true about a lot of laws and should not be a shock to anyone.
  • Piracy of Calvin and Hobbes. | MetaTalk 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC metatalk.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To be sure, it is possible that Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Edwards could all be wrong on this matter.
  • INTRODUCTION TO CALVINISM -By Dr. Laurence M. Vance 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obedience to the law is a matter of moral preference and self preservation.
  • Piracy of Calvin and Hobbes. | MetaTalk 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC metatalk.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Luther says that a man is made a Christian not by working but by hearing; Augustine excludes those works only which are done before grace is given; Luther, that our best deeds are sins; Augustine, that they are really pleasing to God (Lectures on Justification, ch.^ They are founded on the true sayings of God...
  • CHARLES SPURGEON QUOTES ON CHRISTMAS, CALVINISM, THE COVENANTERS, CHRIST AS CONQUERING KING, AND MUCH MORE! (FREE RESOURCES at Still Waters Revival Books) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.swrb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But this work for man is only half complete.
  • On Faith: Who's Afraid of the End of the World? - Susan Jacoby 20 November 2009 6:52 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I conclude that the work that effects our salvation is only of grace (it is God's work).
  • Calvinism -- Ten Little Caveats - Bob Moore 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.revivaltheology.net [Source type: Original source]

ii, 58).
.As, unlike the Lutheran, those Churches which looked up to Calvin as their teacher did not accept one uniform standard, they fell into particular groups and had each their formulary.^ [Calvin is outside, looking up at the stars.
  • Bill Watterson - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:53 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Did Calvin come up with that one or did you?
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ But they fell into sin (Gen.
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

.The three Helvetic Confessions, the Tetrapolitan, that of Basle, and that composed by Bullinger belong respectively to 1530, 1532, 1536. The Anglican 42 Articles of 1553, composed by Cranmer and Ridley, were reduced to 39 under Elizabeth in 1562. They bear evident tokens of their Calvinistic origin, but are designedly ambiguous in terms and meaning.^ The same definition with minor alterations appears in many strands of Protestantism, including the Lutheran Augsburg Confession (1530), the Forty-two Articles of the Church of England (1553), and the Belgic Confession of 1561.
  • New Calvinism | TheResurgence 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC theresurgence.com [Source type: General]

^ They were first approved by Convocation in 1562 during the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I. In form and content they owed much to the Forty-Two Articles (1553), drafted by Archbishop Cranmer but unhappily never enforced within the Church because of the restoration of Catholicism under Queen Mary from 15531558.

^ If you mean by the term that all people are morally neutral and God condemns innocent people to hell, but saves others, then that is not what Calvinists believe.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

The French Protestants, in a Synod at Paris, 1559, framed their own articles. .In 1562 those of the Netherlands accepted a profession drawn up by Guy de Bres and Saravia in French, which the Synod of Dort (1574) approved.^ This was the famous Synod of Dort, or Dordrecht, where not only Holland ministers, but delegates from the French, German, Swiss, and British churches met in 1618.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Its doctrine of irresistible grace, then, is not devised by the men who drew up the Five Points of Calvinism at the Synod of Dort, but is the revelation unfolded in God's Holy Word.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism by W.J. Seaton 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.the-highway.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Christ Reformed Church | The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.christreformedchurch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The full theological emphasis of those who accepted and developed the theology of Arminius may be clearly seen in the famous five propositions drawn up by the Remonstrants in Holland.

.A much more celebrated meeting was held at this place 1618-19, to adjudicate between the High Calvinists, or Supralapsarians, who held unflinchingly to the doctrine of the "Institutes" touching predestination and the Remonstrants who opposed them.^ In 1610, some followers of James Arminius (1559-1609), a Dutch theologian who had rejected the Calvinist doctrines of unconditional election, reprobation, and irresistible grace, issued a remonstrance (a formal statement of grievances) against Calvinist views.

^ The debate is centered on the well-known formula TULIP. Each letter of this acronym stands for a different doctrine held by classical Calvinists [7] but rejected by Arminians.
  • James Akin 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.ewtn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And it is worthy of remark, that if one class of doctrinalists more than another symbolizes in any instance with Socinians, the followers of Calvin form that class; since it is not easy to discover where lies the essential difference between the doctrine of philosophical necessity , as held by the greater number of Socinians, and that of predestination , as maintained by Calvinists.
  • On Calvinism. 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gutenberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.Gomar led the former party; Arminius, though he died before the synod, in 1609, had communicated his milder views to Uytenbogart and Episcopius, hence called Arminians.^ The founder of the Arminian party was Jacob Arminius (1560-1609).
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ His nervous system was prostrated, and, attended by his faithful pupil, the afterward celebrated Episcopius, he died in the faith he had maintained, October 19, 1609, a martyr to his views of truth.
  • The Methodist Quarterly Review July, 1879 - ARMINIANISM AND ARMINIUS 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC wesley.nnu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ I checked your website and you are what I would call a Reformational or classic Arminian, similar to Arminius in the past and Picarelli today.

.They objected to the doctrine of election before merit, that it made the work of Christ superfluous and inexplicable.^ They were made alive in Christ.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ They are a work of standard merit.

^ It was Calvin's conviction that the doctrine of Election should be made the very center of the Church's confession, and that if it were not thus emphasized the Church should be prepared to see this wonderful doctrine buried and forgotten.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Five Articles which contained their theology turned on election, adoption, justification, sanctification, and sealing by the Spirit, all which Divine acts presuppose that man has been called, has obeyed, and is converted.^ Act 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

^ Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
  • Is Calvinism the Gospel? 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC members.toast.net [Source type: Original source]

^ So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men .
  • Calvinism vs. The Bible 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.snapbug.ws [Source type: Original source]

.Redemption is universal, reprobation due to the sinner's fault and not to God's absolute decree.^ Hence, they say, the decree of damnation against the reprobate is just, because it is against sinners.
  • Objections to CALVINISM as it is: CHAPTER 3--Election and Reprobation 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.gospeltruth.net [Source type: Original source]

^ It makes God first decree the sin, and then punish the sinner for the sin decreed.
  • The Methodist Quarterly Review July, 1879 - ARMINIANISM AND ARMINIUS 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC wesley.nnu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ There is not a hint in this passage that God has sovereignly chosen some sinners to reprobation and judgment.
  • Calvinism's Proof Texts Examined 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.wayoflife.org [Source type: Original source]

.In these and the like particulars, we find the Arminians coming close to Tridentine formulas.^ But after these characterizations are adduced' we find that the author is really attacking Anglicanism, which happens to be true Arminianism.
  • INTRODUCTION TO CALVINISM -By Dr. Laurence M. Vance 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is precisely what Arminians have done with the words “all” and “world.” They have not closely checked the biblical usage, and thus have poured their own meaning into these words.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your argument could just as well be used against them by saying that these churches who were Calvinistic should not allow someone who is Arminian to come in and pastor their churches.
  • Connellism Versus Calvinism: You Be the Judge « Provocations & Pantings 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC timmybrister.com [Source type: Original source]

.The "Remonstrance" of 1610 embodied their protest against the Manichaean errors, as they said, which Calvin had taken under his patronage.^ And even if they do not cooperate with Arminians, their appeals to sinners are of the same substance as Arminianism, and thus the same warnings against Arminian decisionalism can apply to hypo-Calvinism.
  • The Banner of Truth versus Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.pristinegrace.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They state the Five Points of Calvinism in response to the Five Articles of the Arminian Remonstrants.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ When Charles called upon the Protestants to restore the property they had seized, they said that to do so would be against their consciences.
  • Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: Calvinist Iconoclasm Against Lutherans and Lutheran Liturgical and Material Suppression (By Outright Theft) of Catholics 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC socrates58.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.But the Gomarists renewed his dogmas; and their belief met a favourable reception among the Dutch, French, and Swiss.^ This was the famous Synod of Dort, or Dordrecht, where not only Holland ministers, but delegates from the French, German, Swiss, and British churches met in 1618.
  • THE FIVE POINTS OF CALVINISM 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.reformed.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.spurgeon.org [Source type: Original source]

In England the dispute underwent many vicissitudes. .The Puritans, as afterwards their Nonconformist descendants, generally sided with Gomar; the High Church party became Arminian.^ Over time, however, the Arminians became the more liberal party in the church.
  • James Arminius The Scapegoat of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.imarc.cc [Source type: Original source]

^ When I reached my 20's I began to study some of the basics of church doctrine and history, and became familiar with the Calvinist/Arminian debate.
  • Calvinism and Arminianism: 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alpha1.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Congregational churches are the descendants of the Puritan or Separatist movement that came out of England in the seventeenth century.
  • Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.deusvitae.com [Source type: Original source]

Wesley abandoned the severe views of Calvin; Whitefield adopted them as a revelation. .The Westminster Assembly (1643-47) made an attempt to unite the Churches of Great Britain on a basis of Calvinism, but in vain.^ Not only Calvin but also Luther and countless other reformers who have held many of these convictions have made great contributions to the expansion of Christianity.
  • PREDESTINATION 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.glenacres.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It was Calvin's conviction that the doctrine of Election should be made the very center of the Church's confession, and that if it were not thus emphasized the Church should be prepared to see this wonderful doctrine buried and forgotten.
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination - Chapter XXVII 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.aracnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John Piper John Calvin is a man of distinguished reputation, one of the great figures of church history.
  • Calvin and the History of Calvinism Collection (31 Vols.) 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.logos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Their Catechism -- the Larger and the Smaller -- enjoyed authority by Act of Parliament. .John Knox had, in 1560 edited the "First Book of Discipline," which follows Geneva, but includes a permissive ritual.^ This first Reformed Study Bible since the original Geneva Bible of 1560 provides study aids including textual notes, chapter introductions, theological sidebars, and more.
  • R.C. Sproul 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC monergism.com [Source type: General]

^ My first book, "The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment," is now available everywhere.
  • Hyper-Calvinism: A Brief Definition :: :: A Reformed, Christian Blog 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.challies.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: By John Piper.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]

.The "Second Book of Discipline" was sent out by a congregation under Andrew Melville's influence in 1572, and in 1592 the whole system received Parliamentary sanction.^ The whole system of universalism grows out of a few assumptions, none of which are based on the word of God.
  • Sovereign Grace: An Examination of the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reformedonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In recent weeks I have been in the thick of working on my second book, under the provisional title, We Answer to Another: authority, human personhood and the imago Dei .

^ Under the influence of John Knox, who studied under Calvin, the Presbyterian Church became the State Church of Scotland in 1592.
  • Three Men and Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

But James I rejected the doctrines of Dort. In Germany the strange idea was prevalent that civil rulers ought to fix the creed of their subjects, Cujus regio, ejus religio. .Hence an alternation and confusion of formulas ensued down to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. Frederick III, Count Palatine, put forward, in 1562, the Heidelberg Catechism, which is of Calvin's inspiration.^ Read the Heidelberg Catechism, or the Westminster Catechisms, and see for yourself whether Calvinism is hard and cold and cruel, or whether it is warm and comforting.
  • A Defense of Calvinism as the Gospel 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.prca.org [Source type: Original source]

.John George of Anhalt-Dessau laid down the same doctrine in 20 Articles (1597).^ The point is the same as John 10:15-16, "I lay down my life for the sheep.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ When He chose them, He wrote their names down in the Book of Life (Luke 10:20; Rev. The Father chose them and gave them to Jesus (John 17:2, 6, 9,24).
  • Faith Bible Church Home Page - Springfield, IL 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC faithbibleonline.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Such love, moreover is a reflection of Jesus Christ laying down his life for us, which is the ultimate way we know what love is (I John 3:16-20).
  • Alex Chediak Blog: Calvinism vs. Arminianism - IV 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.alexchediak.com [Source type: Original source]

.Maurice of Hesse-Cassel patronized the Synod of Dort; and John Sigismund of Brandenburg, exchanging the Lutheran tenets for the Genevese, imposed on his Prussians the "Confession of the Marches."^ Reaffirming the position so unmistakably put forth at the Reformation, and formulated by the French theologian John Calvin, the Synod of Dort formulated its Five Points of Calvinism to counter the Arminian system.
  • The Five Points of Calvinism by W.J. Seaton 22 September 2009 17:18 UTC www.the-highway.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Christ Reformed Church | The Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.christreformedchurch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ With similar boldness as Berkhof, John Davenant [an English delegate to the Synod of Dort] said: .
  • Parchment and Pen » Calvinism and the Divine Decrees – Correcting a Misunderstanding 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.reclaimingthemind.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1613 Elector John Sigismund fell away from the Lutheran confession and converted to the Reformed faith.
  • Biblical Evidence for Catholicism: Calvinist Iconoclasm Against Lutherans and Lutheran Liturgical and Material Suppression (By Outright Theft) of Catholics 11 September 2009 16:36 UTC socrates58.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.In general, the reformed Protestants allowed dogmatic force to the revised Confession of Augsburg (1540) which Calvin himself had signed.^ The Augsburg Confession, revised by its author Melanchthon, favoured ambiguous views -- at last he declared boldly for Calvin, which amounted to an acknowledgment that Luther's more decided language overshot the mark.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Along with Martin Luther in Germany, he was the most influential force of the Protestant Reformation.
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism :: Desiring God Christian Resource Library 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.desiringgod.org [Source type: Original source]
  • What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC heritagecommunitychurch.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The "Institutes of the Christian Religion," in which Calvin depicted his own mind, were never superseded by creed or formulary, though the writer subscribed, in 1540, at Worms to the Confession of Augsburg, i.e.
  • Calvinism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 10 February 2010 12:54 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

Portions of this entry are taken from The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907.
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