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  Calvinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calvinist theology is often identified in the popular mind as the so-called "five points of Calvinism," which are a summation of the judgments (or canons) rendered by the Synod of Dordrecht and which were published as a point-by-point response to the five points of the Arminian Remonstrance (the Quinquarticular Controversy).
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.
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 salvation to scientific, social and political issues.
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 Calvinism Critiqued by a Former Calvinist
This fact alone is fatal to the Calvinist dogma, for it contradicts the notion that all men have a native inability to believe.
Calvinists will tell us that man is as passive in the new birth as an infant is in literal birth.
Calvinists and other believers in "eternal security" argue that real apostasy of a born-again person is an impossibility because Christ said that his sheep "shall never perish." This does not follow.
www.auburn.edu /~allenkc/openhse/calvinism.html   (8854 words)

 MSN Encarta - Calvinism
Calvinist doctrine lies within the Pauline and Augustinian theological tradition.
French Calvinists founded the Huguenot movement (see Huguenots), which was suppressed by the Roman Catholic church.
In the 20th century, the influential Swiss theologian Karl Barth placed great emphasis on the Calvinist doctrine of God's supremacy, beside which all human activity is seen as worthless.
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 Calvinism : Calvinist
The name applies generally to the Protestant doctrines that were held in common among the non-Lutheran national churches of Protestant countries and various minority Protestant reform movements, known as the Reformed churches, which formed outside of the Catholic Church in the latter two thirds of the 16th century (and in England in the 17th century).
The doctrine of 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 isn't in vain, because God is able to bring to completion all of His intentions to save.
Reconstructionism is a separate revision of Kuyper's approach under the leadership of the late Rousas J Rushdoony[?], son of Armenian immigrants, Reformed scholar and essayist.
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 Reformation: John Calvin
American culture, in particular, is thoroughly Calvinist in some form or another; at the heart of the way Americans think and act, you'll find this fierce and imposing reformer.
He imposed a hierarchy on the Genevan church and began a series of statute reforms to impose a strict and uncompromising moral code on the city.
By the mid-1550's, Geneva was thoroughly Calvinist in thought and structure.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/REFORM/CALVIN.HTM   (1236 words)

 Papercut Theology: Calvinist or Reformed?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While we cannot distinguish between the members of the visible church on the corner and the invisible church of the elect, we are secure that those who truly are elect will persevere in their faith to the end.
This is the Calvinist approach to the doctrine of eternal security: because God chose you, you cannot by your own willful disobedience fall away and forfeit your salvation.
There are so-called "five-point Calvinists" as well as "four-point Calvinists" (my understanding is that it's limited atonement that most four-pointers have a problem with), meaning that 100 percent agreement with TULIP is not necessary to be Calvinist -- neither is it necessary to be Reformed.
nicea.blogspot.com /2004/10/calvinist-or-reformed.html   (1118 words)

 Why I am not a Calvinist Al Hughes
Calvinists believe that it is impossible for man, by his own act of the will, to do anything God commands him to do unless God first regenerates him.
Calvinists try to use verses such as Ephesians 1:4-5 or John 15:16 to prove God elected some to be saved and others to be damned.
While Calvinists pride themselves in believing their doctrine is God centered and God honoring (while Bible believers are holding a man-centered Gospel), they misrepresent God and the Bible.
www.despatch.cth.com.au /Articles_V/calvin_tract.htm   (1568 words)

 Five points of Calvinism: TULIP defined
According to the Calvinist, every aspect of the being of man is affected through the rebellion of the Fall, so that no one is capable of pleasing God through the efforts of his own natural disposition.
The idea of total depravity, according to the Calvinist, is not that we all do all the evil we are capable of, but rather, that all parts of our beings are corrupted by sin, and therefore there is nothing in us which can naturally commend us to God.
Given that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God," which means, according to the Calvinist, that we are all totally depraved, in order to be saved it is necessary for God to initiate salvation.
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 He Lives
Calvinists, on the other hand, were a bit of an enigma to the Anabaptists.
Calvinists have indeed had a tendency to make this mistake, of assuming the children Christians (as opposed to treating them as if they were Christian, which is something altogether different) and should thank the Anabaptists for their warning and heed their advice to diligently evangelize their own children.
In one area in particular, the Calvinists, who were the closest to the Anabaptists, nevertheless believed that the Anabaptists were the cause of the separation.
helives.blogspot.com   (15304 words)

 Why I am A Calvinist
It is actually wrong to call Calvinists "Calvinist" because they are doing nothing other than using the same body of doctrine that Calvin used, who in turn copied Augustine, who in turn copied the church fathers and they, who in turn, followed Christ and the Apostles.
The fourth doctrine of grace, or Calvinistic doctrine, is Irresistible Grace.
It is these Calvinistic doctrines of grace which wild horses could in no way drag from me. Especially the wonderful doctrine of Christ’s atonement for His people.
www.apuritansmind.com /TULIP/WhyIAmACalvinist.htm   (2916 words)

In the matter of the organization of the church Calvinists have generally agreed on the view that the church is to be governed by elders, those who teach and those who rule or supervise, elected by the church.
On the other hand, Calvinists have also allowed for the pluriformity of the church, recognizing that the church is not perfect, but have also insisted that there must be basic uniformity or congruence of doctrine.
The nineteenth century in particular saw a very considerable expansion of Calvinistic thought under the influence of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck in the Netherlands, Auguste Lecerf in France, and A A Hodge, Charles Hodge, and B B Warfield in the United States.
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 JOLLYBLOGGER: Why It's Cool to Be a Calvinist
Calvinists have conferences on "life and culture", art, social justice, and other high- brow things like that.
Calvinists have close ties with Scotland and Scotland is very cool: you know --Sean Connery, the movie Highlander, Bagpipes, the Loch Ness Monster, Glenlivet 18 year old Scotch, the movie Train Spotting, Brave Heart, etc.
This Calvinist is also Baptist (NOT Reformed Baptist), dispensational, pre-millenial, and independent (my church has no affiliation with any convention or other presbyterial type of church hierarchy).
jollyblogger.typepad.com /jollyblogger/2005/06/why_its_cool_to.html   (1285 words)

 Spurgeon.US Forums - Viewing Topic: You know...Spurgeon was a Calvinist!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spurgeon may have been a Calvinist, but he also had a great respect for the Wesley brothers and their ministries, even if not agreeing with everything they stood for.
I am not as Calvinist as Spurgeon was, yet I still greatly admire his ministry, he teaching, and the tremednous way that he was used of God.
I thought, not only is that an outright falsehood (I am no Arminian, neither am I a Calvinist in the strictest sense) but to give me a label of heresy as well, a heresy that has got nothing to do with my views, well that's just out of order.
www.spurgeon.us /forums/index.php?a=topic&t=6   (1002 words)

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.
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.
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.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03198a.htm   (5893 words)

 CGR: calvinist salvation question
He's asking the Calvinists of the board whether they came to Christ within a Calvinistic worldview, or if they were noncalvinistic Christians at some time.
I was raised somewhat in a Calvinist church.
I suppose if ever I were to become calvinist it would be becuase someone would have conclusivley prooven that Jesus in fact din't love over 7/8th of the world enough to die for them.
www.christianguitar.org /forums/showthread.php?t=45512   (1511 words)

 The Wilderness : Why I Am Not A Calvinist - A Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I recently finished reading the book, "Why I Am Not A Calvinist," by Jerry Walls and Joseph Dongell; 2004, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL This is a book for the masses.
Bringing Scripture to bear on such topics as the sovereignty of God and the nature of salvation, the authors discuss the positions of both Calvinists and Arminians along with the perceived flaws of the former and the advantages of the latter.
I believe the Calvinists have taken a particular portion of truth and pursued it too far in one direction.
wilderness.lifewithchrist.org /permalink/9821   (661 words)

 The Many Warnings of Scripture
If anyone were to warn a Calvinist with any of the warnings in the Bible, the Calvinist's first response would be that he does not need to heed such warnings because his salvation is secure and he does not need to worry about it!
Hence, if the Calvinist doctrine were true, God would be deceiving people for no real purpose since God himself would know that these Christians could not fall short of salvation in the first place.
The Calvinist claims that non-Christians do not have the power to discern the truth of such a warning until they are born again.
www.angelfire.com /realm/raised-to-life/Articles/P/Warnings.html   (769 words)

 The Story of Nikki Tatom: Three Hot Calvinist Guys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yeah, so Calvinist guys are much hotter becuase at least you can throw in the whole sovereignty of God thing when you want to break up with them.
Yea, Calvinist guys are where it's at...Nikki (sorry, it's wrong to end a sentence in a preposition).
So, to say they, along with myself want a "hot" calvinist guy means, at least to me, they will stand up for what they believe in and that what they believe is consistent with the Reformed tradition.
nikkitatom.blogspot.com /2005/01/three-hot-calvinist-guys.html   (1535 words)

The Calvinist then says something to the effect that logic doesn't matter, the mere fact that we don't understand this proves it is God’s mysterious working.
And I began to see how that they were right about this, that Calvinism is a whole system of doctrine, and if one is consistent, either all of it (including covenant theology, without which the "proofs" for Calvinism disappear) must be embraced or none of it.
If the Calvinistic view of the atonement and manner of interpretation is correct, then I Timothy 1:15, "that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief," would have prove that only the elect are sinners!
www.peterlaitres.net /arminian_calvinist.htm   (2371 words)

 Founders Ministries Blog: Every Calvinist's dream...and wake up call
It is sad to say, but there are a good number of Calvinist (internet Calvinist as Phil Johnson calls them) who forget the all-important love factor that is at the foundation of our faith.
I contemplate this and shake my head at the many Calvinist who use their intellect to boast and yet keep their consciences clear by the fact that they are just boasting in truth.
He made the statement that Calvinists should be the most humble of all believers having understood that everything they have including their knowledge of God's Sovereign Grace is a gift.
www.founders.org /blog/2005/09/every-calvinists-dreamand-wake-up-call.html   (1738 words)

 Those Terrible "Calvinist Baptists" - Pros Apologian
It was referred to under the incredible title, "Finally Some Honesty about Calvinist Baptists" from a former "Calvinist Baptist" himself, a man busily doing everything in his power to justify his continued love affair with the Tiber River.
You can almost hear them thinking, "Hey, if smart people like Piper are Calvinists, I don't want to be in the 'dumb camp' do I?" But when pressed, I find their convictions and knowledge rest on the shoulders of others; hence, a nasty defensive argument typically ensues.
I am still shaking my head that the former "Calvinist Baptist" could ever think this e-mail was even semi-accurate and relevant, but then again, when you are busily doing all you can to justify your continued defection from what you once said was true, this kind of thing is sadly common.
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 Why I Am Not A Calvinist [Free Republic]
One reason I am not a Calvinist is because John Calvin condemned and endorsed the burning of a man named Servetus at the stake for disagreeing with him doctrinally (October 27, 1553).
This is not the reason why we call are self Calvinist, we call are selfes calvinist because we believe in the five points that are often referred to as the doctrine of Calvinism.
I have been accused of blasphemy and worse for merely suggesting that Calvin was a sinner and that Calvinism is not the Gospel and that Jesus was not a Calvinist and that Calvinism in many of its points is not biblical unless you carry a Calvinistic mindset into your study of the scriptures.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b7601672a00.htm   (9240 words)

 Cadet Info Sheet
The Calvinist Cadet Corps is an independent youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide the local church with a ministry program that will enable them to share Christ's love with boys from their church and community.
The basis of the Calvinist Cadet Corps is the Word of God (the Bible) according to the concepts expressed in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort, and the Belgic Confession.
Our program is geared for boys between the ages of 6 and 15 and we provide a varied weekly or by-weekly program of crafts, badges, Bible study, games and outings as well as camping, canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.
www.teeninga.com /cadets.html   (240 words)

 Calvinist Gadfly
So, according to Dave Hunt, if you became a Calvinist when you became a believer, you were never saved in the first place (and you are still not saved if your a Calvinist).
Earlier in the year the controversy was over how Dave Hunt rejects the trustworthiness of some parts of Scripture; now he is saying that those who came to believe in Christ from a Calvinist understanding of grace are not saved.
Those who are non-Calvinists (and Calvinists) I would suggest contacting Dave Hunt encouraging him to apologize for his unnecessary division in the church on this matter, click here to contact him.
www.calvinistgadfly.com   (4424 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: What Is a True Calvinist?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is a welcome respite from the "everyone who isn't a Calvinist is an idiot" genre of writing that so often characterizes usCalvinists.
Ryken shows that the one who is a true Calvinist will not be characterized by his combativeness.
The true Calvinist will be characterized by God-centeredness, humility, penitence, gratitude, and holy living among other things.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0875525989   (281 words)

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