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  • Jacob and Arminianism

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    has ever seen. He is known for his view on God’s election and salvation. Known as Calvin’s challenger throughout all theological history, Jacob Arminius taught a different view of election, commonly coined as Arminianism. After Calvinism had taken grab of the reformed circles, Arminianism rose consequently after. Jacob Arminius had a hard time dealing with many issues that Calvin had put forward in his argument for God’s grace ad election. He felt that Calvin’s view, later known was the “Five Points

  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism

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    Calvinism vs. Arminianism According to Arminianism, salvation is accomplished through the combined efforts of God (who takes the initiative) and man (who must respond) - man's response being the determining factor. God has provided salvation for everyone, but His provision becomes effective only for those who, of their own free will, "choose" to cooperate with Him and accept His offer of grace. At the crucial point, man's will plays a decisive role; thus man, not God, determines who will be

  • Grace, Faith, Freewill

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    Robert E. Picirilli. In the forward, he expresses that his purpose, in composing this book, was to explain Calvinism and Arminianism, and their positions in order, “to help readers intelligently decide for themselves”, which one is correct (i). As a result, the author writes thirteen chapters, which are divided into five sections dealing with the matter of Calvinism and Arminianism. The first section, of this book, is labeled the historical setting, which contains only the first chapter. The author

  • Calvinism

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    Calvinism is the theological system of John Calvin who exerted international influence on the development of the doctrine of the Protestant Reformation (Warfield, 2004). Calvin and his followers marked by strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of mankind, and the doctrine of predestination. This system was developed as a biblical Christianity. It has stirred countries such as Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, England and America. Calvinist theology spread rapidly, and became

  • The Doctrine of Predestination

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    community, but ultimately there are two major understandings named after two great Christian leaders, Calvanism, named after John Calvin, a French theologian who lived during the Protestant Reformation and was an incredibly influential pastor, and Arminianism, named after Jacobus Arminius, which was the Latinized name of the Dutch theologian Jakob Hermanszoon who also lived during the time of the Protestant Reformation.3 These two men were extremely influential in forming two of the leading Christian

  • The Debate over Election: Predestination vs. Free Will

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    questions on election because in the end, free will, predestined, or a mixed stance on election can not save those that oppose what Scripture has to tell them about living their life. Election must not become an eternal roadblock. Works Cited “Arminianism.” Theopedia, n.d. Web. 8 April 2014 “Calvinism.” Theopedia, n.d.Web. 9 April 2014 Doles, Jeff. “C.S. Lewis on Calvinism and Free Will.” Faithlog. 30 December 2008, Web. 10 April 2014 Driscoll, Mark and

  • Total Depravity

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    different views. There is the Calvinistic side which is total inability or total depravity, and the Arminisnistic viewpoint, which is free will or human ability (Rose). Calvinism is based on the theological beliefs and teachings by John Calvin and Arminianism is based on the views of Jacobus Arminius. We will look into what each of these subjects entail as we progress in this paper. As well as using scripture to back them up. To label yourself as either a Calvinist or Arminianist you would need to fully

  • Christianity: Efficacious vs. Prevenient Grace

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    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith… it is a gift of God” (NIV). Grace, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is defined as “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification,” (Theopedia) but is more commonly defined as God giving us what we don’t deserve. God’s grace was presented to us in the form of hi only Son, Jesus, dying on the cross so that we could go to heaven. Now that it is understood what grace is and what form the gift of grace came

  • God´s Redemptive Promises in Jesus and the New Covenant

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    When we read and study the Bible, we are able to learn so many different messages and themes. This paper is going to discuss about the fulfillment of God's redemptive promises in Jesus and the New Covenant as expressed in the teaching about God's kingdom, God's choice of his people, Jesus' sacrificial death, and the visible expression of this in churches. The kingdom of the God is one of the common themes to both the Old and New Testament. Since the New Testament builds upon the literal meaning of

  • God's Sovereignty versus Human Responsibility

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    God’s role in the lives of His people and how one can be under God’s sovereignty and still be free. Instead of judging the facts we must know that both can coexist. There are also two extremes to God’s sovereignty and mans free will: Calvinism vs. Arminianism. “The sovereign Lion of Judah is the sweet lamb of God,” stated John Piper a Calvinist. Calvinism is the belief in strictly predestination. There are five points Calvinist used as a response to the Arminians. It goes under the acronym TULIP. T: