Does the use of apologetics and scholarship contradict the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture? Are critics justified in using it to avoid arguments?
I dive back into my look at the TULIP with the doctrine of Irresistible Grace, which corresponds to the fourth letter. As with previous examples, I find the Calvinist position lacking any Scriptural support.
I read a rather strange comment that held Matthew 24:24 as an undeniable certainty of the truth of Calvinism. Since the elect cannot be deceived, they cannot be wrong. So what is the context here?
The third doctrine of the TULIP is one I’ve found much agreement with as it falls right into place after what we have already established.
This article will take a look into a well-referenced passage regarding Calvinism. Rather than recovering evidence of a pre-history action what I found has melded hand in glove what I have previously established.
In this article, we’ll look at the second petal of the TULIP, that of the doctrine of Unconditional Election.
In-between articles concerning the TULIP I will be taking a look at various objections of certain Scriptures from those who hold to reformed theology. Our first verse is 1 Timothy 2:4.
Our look into the five doctrines of the TULIP begins with Total Depravity and the view that man is completely and hopelessly lost on his own.
The theology of the reformation has been a topic of personal study the past few weeks. Calvinism and Arminianism have been pitted against each other numerous times, some I would dare say leaving more confused or bewildered because of it. Both of these doctrines have caused their fair share of fear, awe, uncertainty, and tears, so I shall attempt to hopefully clear a few things up with a series looking at each doctrine of the acronym TULIP along with examining the verses used for and against them. This post will serve as a summary of this series so links will be posted here at the time of completion.
Perseverance of the Saints
Additional verses and passages examined will be included as they are completed.
An important summary of each interpretation of the concept of predestination can be found in Glenn Millar’s article here.