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  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 3 [Limited Atonement]

    08/03/2014 2:21:44 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 24, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 3 In my last two blog posts, we examined the first two of the “five points” of Calvinism popularly known by the acronym, TULIP, which represents 1. Total Depravity 2. Unconditional Election 3. Limited Atonement 4. Irresistible Grace 5. Perseverance of the Saints (“once saved, always saved”). In this post, we will tackle the third point:Limited AtonementNo Christian that I know of would deny that some doctrines are more or less clear than others in Scripture. When it comes to the atonement of Christ, the Scriptures are most clear: Jesus Christ died on the...
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 1 [Total Depravity]

    05/03/2014 7:07:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 160 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 1, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 1 Over my next five blog posts, I am going to critique the famous “five points” of Calvinist theology: 1. Total Depravity 2. Unconditional Election 3. Limited Atonement 4. Irresistibility of Grace 5. Perseverance of the Saints (“Once Saved, Always Saved”).Pt. 1 – Total DepravityIn John Calvin’s magnum opus, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin presents a view of man that is very much like Luther’s, but contrary to what we find in the pages of Sacred Scripture. Calvin used texts like Gen.6:5,The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great...
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 2 [Unconditional Election]

    07/06/2014 3:44:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 2 In my last post, I began a series of critiques of John Calvin’s famous “five points,” most often referred to using the acronym, TULIP, which represents Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistibility of Grace, and The Perseverance of the Saints (“once saved, always saved”). In this installment, we’ll deal with Unconditional Election.Calvin’s idea of Unconditional Election simply means that God “elected” certain men for salvation and others for damnation from all eternity, rooted in texts of Scripture, as we will see below, like Romans 9:10-12:And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived...
  • 9 Things You Should Know About John Calvin

    05/28/2014 7:41:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 155 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5-28-14 | Joe Carter
    Yesterday marked the 450th anniversary of the death of John Calvin. Here are nine things you should know about the French theologian and Reformer. 1. From an early age, Calvin was a precocious student who excelled at Latin and philosophy. He was prepared to go to study of theology in Paris, when his father decided he should become a lawyer. Calvin spend half a decade at the University of Orleans studying law, a subject he did not love. 2. Calvin wrote his magnum opus, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, at the age of 27 (though he updated the work...
  • Gold 2.0 NOT Tulip Mania: How Big Is The Cryptocurrency Opportunity?

    12/05/2013 1:02:19 PM PST · by Errant · 60 replies
    Market Oracle, UK ^ | 5 December, 2013 | DK_Matai
    Make no mistake, the Bitcoin opportunity is creating a fast evolving trillion dollar new market in cryptocurrency eCommerce and more importantly mCommerce or mobile-Commerce. The future of cryptocurrencies is being secured right now with the launch of many new apps to enable digital cash, electronic payments and secure eWallets using cryptocurrencies via smart phones and other digital devices such as secure pens, sophisticated crypto-watches and customised memory sticks. Cryptocurrency adoption is growing very fast, in a similar exponential curve to the adoption of the world wide web in the years following 1995 or even the spread of electric power exactly...
  • TULIP and Protestants

    10/23/2013 2:15:37 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 9 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 23 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    (This is the second part of my series on TULIP. The first part, based on the writings of the Church Fathers, is available here.) Calvinists often claim that "T.U.L.I.P." -- an acronym that summarizes their core beliefs -- has been supported by many of the great historical Protestant leaders, but below are some quotes that seem to disprove this assertion. This list is not comprehensive. Total Depravity - " a consequence of the Fall of man, every person born into the world is morally corrupt, enslaved to sin and is, apart from the grace of God, utterly unable to choose...
  • TULIP and the Church Fathers

    10/17/2013 8:32:30 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 87 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 17 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    Calvinists occasionally claim that their beliefs -- commonly expressed with the acronym "T.U.L.I.P" -- are totally in line with historical Christianity, but below are some quotes from the Church Fathers that disprove the claim. This list is certainly not comprehensive, but I think it best summarizes the Church's points. Total Depravity - " a consequence of the Fall of man, every person born into the world is morally corrupt, enslaved to sin and is, apart from the grace of God, utterly unable to choose to follow God or choose to turn to Christ in faith for salvation." (NOTE: Catholics believe...

    09/24/2013 1:43:25 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 56 replies
    Peacemakers ^ | September 14, 2007 | Cathy ??
    CALVINISM’S FALSE DOCTRINE Posted on September 14, 2007 by Cathy “Calvinism” is very popular and many Christians, though they would not identify themselves as Calvinists, may have embraced some of Calvin’s doctrine without realizing it. The doctrine is named after a man named John Calvin, a reformer, who lived in the 1500′s. Calvinism propagates error. Knowledge of error helps us to be discerning when listening to or reading Christian material. If a teacher is a Calvinist, all that they teach will be taught through the lens of Calvinism. The result of this Calvinistic “bent” will be teachings that are dangerously...
  • Addressing the Top Five Misconceptions of Calvinism

    02/07/2013 12:06:49 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 198 replies
    The Confident Christian ^ | 2/3/2013 | Robin Schumacher
    Even though I embrace reformed theology (aka “Calvinism”) now, I understand the thinking behind articles such as Dan Delzell’s recent “Infant Baptism and 5-Point Calvinism are Limited”. I grew up under an Arminian pastor who I still deeply respect and admire that would nod in agreement with all the points Delzell makes in his post.When I first went to seminary, I studied systematic theology under a very well know theologian who espouses what he calls “moderate Calvinism”, which is really an inconsistent form of Arminian theology. At the time, that framework seemed logical to me.But when I started my Ph.D. studies,...
  • Calvins Reign of Terror

    12/15/2010 7:22:45 PM PST · by narses · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Geneva was a church-city-state of 15,000 people, and the church constitution now recognized "pastors, doctors, elders and deacons," but the supreme power was given to the magistrate, John Calvin. In November 1552, the Council declared Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion to be a "holy doctrine which no man might speak against." Thus the State issued dogmatic decrees, the force of which had been anticipated earlier, as when Jacques Gruet, a known opponent of Calvin, was arrested, tortured for a month and beheaded on July 26, 1547, for placing a letter in Calvin's pulpit calling him a hypocrite. Gruet's book...
  • Praise God for 5 point Calvinism

    11/21/2010 7:43:56 PM PST · by bibletruth · 151 replies
    Any good Calvinism site | 2010 | bibletruth
    Praise God for 5 point Calvinism Jesus Christ affirms TULIP in the Scriptures. Hey, Catholics, these are all in your Old Testament Scriptures (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).
  • Calvinists And The Free Offer Of The Gospel

    11/06/2010 6:40:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Evidence from the writings of the most eminent Calvinists that they believed that the offer of salvation through Jesus Christ is to be made to every individual sinner without any exceptions. My main source of reference are the books of my own modest library. It may be that better quotes can be secured elsewhere. However those quoted here will suffice to prove the point…that orthodox Calvinism has always believed in the free, indiscriminate offer of the gospel both to elect and non elect alike. ALBERT BARNES (19th Century American Presbyterian Commentator whose commentaries were recommended by Spurgeon. Only a 4...
  • Stunning 2006 Barney Frank Video Surfaces (The Tulip Tapes)

    05/07/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies · 10,410+ views
    Human Events ^ | Friday, May 7, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Link to page with YouTube Video.(Video caption: Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) speaking at a forum on national housing policy on December 11, 2006. Three weeks after making this speech at the Treasury Department, Frank became Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Frank on Democrats taking over regulatory reform:“You will see far less difference with Democrats taking over in the Financial Services regulatory area than in virtually any other area of public policy, because we did work together on things like regulatory relief and we have more to do yet in the deregulation. One of the things we did was...
  • TIME names "New Calvinism" 3rd Most Powerful Idea Changing the World

    02/28/2010 8:30:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1,288 replies · 6,947+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | March 12, 2009 | David Van Biema
    John Calvin's 16th century reply to medieval Catholicism's buy-your-way-out-of-purgatory excesses is Evangelicalism's latest success story, complete with an utterly sovereign and micromanaging deity, sinful and puny humanity, and the combination's logical consequence, predestination: the belief that before time's dawn, God decided whom he would save (or not), unaffected by any subsequent human action or decision. Calvinism, cousin to the Reformation's other pillar, Lutheranism, is a bit less dour than its critics claim: it offers a rock-steady deity who orchestrates absolutely everything, including illness (or home foreclosure!), by a logic we may not understand but don't have to second-guess. Our satisfaction...

    07/24/2008 11:19:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies · 423+ views
    Monergism.Com ^ | Nathan Pitchford
    God has recently given us the opportunity to discuss some theological issues with other Christians who believe differently than we do on a number of points, most notably the doctrines of grace. In such a circumstance, given the overwhelming supply of scriptural evidence that comes to bear on the topic, it seemed to me that the best approach would be a simple categorized scripture list: the fact that the entire paper would be scriptures, with the exception of a few brief explanatory notes, would underscore the truth that this is God's own word and teaching; and the fact that it...
  • Floral theology delineates doctrines held by Calvinists

    04/25/2008 8:21:20 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies · 123+ views
    The Baptist Standard ^ | 4/25/08 | Ken Camp
    Theologians past and present have used a bouquet of initials and analogies to describe Calvinist doctrine. Historically, the Reformed Synod of Dort in the Netherlands delineated the differences between Calvinism and the teachings of James Jacobus Arminius. For the sake of simplicity—and playing on an association with the best-known Dutch flower—those teachings have been summarized through the TULIP acrostic. • Total depravity. Human beings are dead in their sins, and they stand justly condemned before God, unable to do anything to save themselves. • Unconditional election. From eternity, God in his sovereignty chose specific human beings to be saved. That...
  • Fed’s action only serves to delay the reckoning

    10/04/2007 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 17 replies · 711+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 10-04-2007 | Robert Hardaway
    In 1624, frenzied speculators in Holland ran up the cost of a tulip bulb to 3,000 guilders (about $100,000). When fears arose that this “bubble” might burst, lenders reduced the interest rates on loans in order to allow speculators to continue buying the bulbs and thus keep the bubble going as long as possible. Although it was a recipe for economic disaster, this short-sighted policy only ensured that when the bubble burst the consequences would be far more severe than if the excesses had been wrenched from the system earlier. When American wage earners making $40,000 a year are being...
  • DISCUSSION: The "T" in Calvin's TULIP (All are Welcome)

    02/01/2007 7:21:14 AM PST · by pjr12345 · 452 replies · 2,780+ views
    2/1/7 | pjr12345
    Total Depravity of Man Unconditional Election Limited Atonement Irresistable Grace Perseverence of the Saints This is an open thread to discuss the calvinistic concept of Total Depravity of Man.
  • TULIP from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church viewpoint-Part I: Total Depravity

    06/14/2005 4:22:06 PM PDT · by connectthedots · 71 replies · 576+ views
    Total Depravity--Man in his natural state is dead in trespasses and sins. It is the ancient conviction of the Christian church that man--being dead in trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1, 5)--cannot save himself. Yet how often man has tried to do something to bring about his own salvation! But Jesus said, "Apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5). It is for this reason that the Bible says that God alone is the author of man's conversion. Any man who hears the gospel is commanded by God to accept it. He is free (emphasis in original) to accept it....
  • Britain, U.S. deny spies use NGOs to weaken Russia

    05/16/2005 3:24:08 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 4 replies · 426+ views
    Reuter ^ | May 13, 2005 | Oliver Bullough
    Britain and the United States on Friday denied Russian allegations that British and American spies were using Western charities and NGOs to undermine Russian influence in the former Soviet Union. ... Federal Security Service (FSB) head Nikolai Patrushev... accused British, U.S. and other foreign secret services of trying to foment revolution in the former Soviet Union using charities as cover. He also said Saudi and Kuwaiti NGOs were engaged in intelligence work. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told reporters in Washington: "We saw a lot of charges yesterday from the federal security service chief... And I have to say that...