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- Calvinism

- What Is Calvinism?

- Are all Calvinists in agreement?

- Why is Calvinism becoming so popular?

- Is Calvinist doctrine logically consistent?

What does the acronym TULIP represent?

 

- What are the five points of Calvinism?

- Are Four-Point Calvinists confused Calvinists?

- Are the five points of Calvinism logically interdependent?

- To be Calvinist, must I accept all five points of TULIP?

Is it wrong for Calvinists to emphasize logic?

 

- How does Calvinism confuse the definition of words?

- Does Calvinism strip God of Biblical sovereignty?

- Does Calvinism limit God’s power and sovereignty?

- Is Ephesians 1 a refutation of the Calvinist mindset?

- Does Romans 9 refute the Calvinist mindset?

 

- Do Calvinists place their philosophy above clear Scripture?

What did Erasmus say about Calvinism?

- What is the inherent danger of Calvinism?

- God's Decree

- Did John Calvin teach that predestination by God is the cause of all things?

Is God the mastermind and ultimate cause of all things?

- Can anything happen apart from God’s decree?

- Can we do anything different from what God has determined that we should do?

Can man act apart from the command of God?

 

- What does the Bible say about God’s decree?

- Did God decree that His creation should sin?

- Can man’s damnation be divorced from God’s decree?

- How can man not be responsible for his reward but remain responsible for his judgment?

- Will men willingly and happily go to hell because it is the will of God?

- Responsibility for Sin 

- Is God the author of sin according to Calvinism?

- Do Calvinists Teach that God Binds and Compels Man to Sin?

- Does God cause man to sin according to the Westminster Confession of Faith?

- Does the Westminster Confession of Faith contradict itself?

- Did John Calvin believe that sins are the punishments which God enacts for previous sins?

 

- Does God punish sin by willing further sin?

- Is God the author of sin according to The Westminster Confession of Faith?

- Did John Calvin say that God is the author of sin?

Do Calvinists believe that God is the author of sin?

- Does Calvinist logic necessitate that God be the author of sin?

 

Can God create sin without being a sinner?

- Can a holy God will or create evil?

Did God foreordain sin?

- Does God tempt man to sin?

- Why does man sin?

 

- Who is responsible for sin?

- Does God establish men in their sins by His eternal decree?

- The Argument of Second Cause

- What Is the Calvinist Argument of Second Causes?

- Can God will and desire a sinful action because He has a good and holy intention for it?

- Did John Calvin believe that God is the primary cause of sinful behavior?

- How could John Calvin believe that God wants the same things as the wicked and the criminal, just in a different way?

- Is the Calvinist argument of second cause biblical?

 

- Did John Calvin accept the argument of second cause because of the Bible or philosophy?

- Is the Calvinist argument of second cause based on sola scriptura?

- What did John Calvin say about the argument of second cause?

- Did John Calvin contradict his own teachings about the argument of second cause?

- God's Character and Nature 

- Is God above every standard, including His own?

- Can God act in opposition to His moral character?

- Does God’s omnipotence mean He can contradict His moral character?

- Does Calvinism teach that God can break His own laws?

- Does God hold His creation to a higher standard than He does Himself?

 

- Does God say one thing and desire or do another thing?

Does God create evil?

- Does God sin?

- Does God approve of sin?

- Does Calvinism place God’s sovereignty above other aspects of His character and attributes?

 

- Does God love man, or Himself in man?

- God's Will

- Did John Calvin believe that God has a double will?

- Does God predetermine sinful actions in His good and perfect will?

- Is it God’s will that man should sin?

Does God have a double will?

- Does God have a revealed will and a secret or permissive will?

 

- Does God will that men should sin in order to accomplish greater glory for Himself?

Is God’s will the cause of all things?

- What do Calvinists say about God’s will?

Is sin a necessary part of God’s plan?

- Is God angry and grieved with His own plan?

- Foreknowledge and Foreordination

- Did God Cause the fall of mankind into sin?

- What Is Supralapsarianism?

- What Is Infralapsarianism?

What is the original Calvinist position regarding God’s foreknowledge versus God’s foreordination?

- What is the most common Calvinist position today regarding God’s foreknowledge versus God’s foreordination?

 

- Do Calvinists believe God foreordained the fall of Adam and Eve into sin, or merely foreknew it?

- Do Calvinists believe God’s foreknowledge is synonymous with God’s foreordaining?

- Is the Infralapsarian argument any different from the argument of foreknowledge?

- Can God foreknow something without foreordaining it?

- Would John Calvin consider Infralapsarian Calvinists to be true Calvinists?

 

- Can God merely permit sin rather than foreordain sin?

How are Calvinism and paganism similar?

- Did paganism teach the foreordaining and sovereignty of God?

- Are our lives fully scripted in advance?

Is the doctrine of predestination necessary to Calvinism?

- Free Will

Has God chosen to limit His own freedom by extending genuine free will to man?

- Can God grant man free will and remain all-powerful and sovereign?

Can man be morally responsible if he is not free to choose?

- Does Christ make a genuine offer of salvation to anyone who chooses to accept it?

Does God save everyone whom He draws?

 

- Does God draw all men?

- Can I resist the drawing of God?

- Does Jesus make salvation available to all men?

- Is the rejection of predestination a rejection of Calvinism?

Does Calvinism redefine the word “free” in “free will”?

 

- What do Calvinists say about free will?

- Did Adam and Eve lose their free will?

- Why did Adam and Eve sin?

- Did Adam and Eve have genuine free will?

Who is responsible for Adam and Eve’s fall into sin?

 

- Can a sovereign and all-powerful God grant free will?

- Is God limited?

- What does it mean that God is sovereign?

- Can God override man’s free will?

Could Adam and Eve change their minds?

 

What does the Bible say about free will?

- Does man possess genuine free will?

- Can a person be regenerated before he is saved?

- What is man’s ultimate decision?

- Election

- Does God want to save everyone?

- Does God choose some to be saved and some to be lost?

- Have the Elect always been saved?

- Can someone be saved apart from a personal belief in Jesus Christ?

- Does Calvinism teach that the Elect were God’s sheep before they were born?

 

Is John 3:16 limited to God’s Elect?

Is the number of the Elect fixed?

- Can God change how many people He has elected unto salvation?

What did John Calvin say about 2 Peter 3:9?

What is the doctrine of Unconditional Election?

 

- Does Unconditional Election necessitate predestination?

What is the doctrine of Limited Atonement?

What is the doctrine of Irresistible Grace?

- Does Irresistible Grace necessitate predestination?

Are “election” and “predestination” synonymous?

 

- What is the Calvinist doctrine of election?

- What do Calvinists say about election?

- Does God predestinate some unto salvation?

Is God’s election arbitrary?

What was predestinated in Ephesians 1?

 

- What did God choose in Ephesians 1?

- Does Ephesians 1 teach individual election or corporate election?

- What is the purpose of Ephesians 1?

- Does Ephesians 1 prove Calvinism?

Does Ephesians 1:4 teach Unconditional Election?

 

- Is Ephesians 1:4 focused on lifestyle and legal status, or election unto salvation?

- What is the purpose of Ephesians 1:4?

- Does Ephesians 1:4 prove Calvinism?

Does Acts 13:48 prove sovereign election?

- What is the purpose of Acts 13:48?

 

What is the Golden Chain of Redemption?

- Is Romans 8:28–30 a comprehensive, step-by-step explanation of salvation?

- What is the purpose of Romans 8:28–30?

- Does Romans 8:28–30 prove Calvinism?

What is the purpose of Romans 9?

 

- Does Romans 9 teach individual election or corporate election?

- Does Romans 9 disprove that salvation is a matter of election?

- Does Romans 9 prove Calvinism?

Who is responsible for hardening Pharaoh’s heart?

- Does God turn soft hearts to stone?

 

Do Calvinists read their doctrine into the text of Romans 9?

- Have Calvinists admitted that Romans 9 refers to national election rather than individual election?

- What do Calvinists say about Romans 9?

- Reprobation

Can I be a consistent Calvinist and reject the doctrine of reprobation?

Do The Canons of Dort teach the doctrine of reprobation?

- Does 2 Peter 3:9 disprove the doctrine of reprobation?

- Does God predestinate some people to hell?

Does God predestinate some people to hell?

 

- Can I be a consistent Calvinist and deny that God predestinated some people to hell?

- Did John Calvin teach that God predestinates some people to hell?

- Why do some people go to hell according to Calvinism?

- Is reprobation a necessary doctrine in Calvinism?

- Did John Calvin teach the doctrine of reprobation?

 

Can I be Calvinist and deny the doctrine of reprobation?

- If I am Calvinist, must I accept that God predestinated some people for hell?

What is double predestination?

- What do Calvinists say about reprobation?

- Does the Bible teach that God predestinates some people to hell?

- Spiritually Dead

What does it mean to be spiritually dead?

- Can a spiritually dead person choose God?

- Are spiritually dead people capable of making moral decisions?

Does being spiritually dead mean a person is incapable of defying his nature?

- Is a spiritually alive person incapable of defying his nature?

 

- Does man seek after God?

- Does Total Depravity lead to predestination?

What is the doctrine of Total Depravity?

- Does Total Depravity necessitate predestination?

Can man defy his nature?

 

- Is man incapable of doing good?

- Is man powerless to defy his nature?

- Limited Atonement

How do Calvinists define Limited Atonement?

- What is the Calvinist doctrine of Limited Atonement?

- What do Calvinists say about Limited Atonement?

Does The Westminster Confession of Faith teach Limited Atonement?

Do The Canons of Dort teach Limited Atonement?

 

Can I be Calvinist and deny Limited Atonement?

- Is Limited Atonement a necessary doctrine in Calvinism?

On the cross, did Jesus bear the sins of the whole world, or the Elect?

- Do Calvinists believe Jesus died for everyone?

What is the Calvinist argument of universalism?

 

How does the Calvinist compare Christ’s atonement with Adam’s sin?

How do Calvinists defend a Limited Atonement?

- Did Christ’s sacrifice atone for the sins of any who had not already accepted Him as Lord?

How is the Passover a picture of Christ’s atonement?

What does the Bible say about Limited Atonement?

 

- Did Christ die for everyone?

Does saying that Jesus died for the world mean that He died for all mankind?

- Does the word “world” in John 3:16 refer to the Elect?

- Does God intensely love all people?

- Does God demonstrate the same love toward His Elect and the Reprobates?

 

- How is the brass serpent a picture of Christ’s atonement?

- What is the context of John 3:16?

- How does Calvinism explain John 3:16?

How do Calvinists explain 1 John 2:2?

- Does the word “world” in 1 John 2:2 refer to Gentile believers?

 

- What is the context of 1 John 2:2?

- Did Jesus Die for the whole world?

What does the Bible say about Limited Atonement?

Did Jesus die for those who had already rejected Him and perished?

- Is there a distinction between Christ’s sacrifice and its application?

 

Is Jesus the savior of the world?

- Did Jesus die for those who will never believe?

- Does Limited Atonement necessitate predestination?

- Did John Calvin say that God wants everyone to be saved?

- Faith and the Gospel

- Does Calvinism change the gospel message?

- What is the true gospel message?

Are we saved because we believe, or do we believe because we are saved?

- According to Calvinism, is God’s command to evangelize futile?

- Is there a difference between Christ’s sacrifice of atonement and its application?

 

- Is salvation dependent upon a person’s belief and repentance?

Does Calvinism teach that repentance leads to a works-based salvation?

- Is faith a work?

Is the gospel good news for everyone?

- Why did God command us to evangelize?

 

- Is God’s command to evangelize futile?

- Why do Calvinists evangelize?

- Is the Calvinist gospel too complicated?

What is the true gospel message?

What is the doctrine of Perseverance of the Saints?

 

- Does Perseverance of the Saints necessitate predestination?

Is God capable of saving everyone?

- Does God want to save everyone?

- Why do we need a Savior?

- Is man’s will sufficient to save himself?

 

- Is choosing God enough to save someone?

Has man’s choice changed since the Garden of Eden?

- Do we have the same choice as Adam and Eve?

- Has God’s plan of salvation ever been limited to a particular people?

Do Calvinists believe God wants to save everyone?

 

What motivates God to save man?

Is the Calvinist God disingenuous?

- Arminianism

If a person is not a Calvinist, must he be Arminian?

- What do Calvinists say about Arminianism?

- Does Arminianism change the gospel message?

- Is Arminianism a works-based salvation?

- What is the main difference between Calvinism and Arminianism?

 

Did James Arminius teach that man can lose his salvation?

Do Arminians accept the doctrine of Total Depravity?

- Do both Calvinism and Arminianism teach that fallen man lost his ability to choose God?

- Did James Arminius believe himself to be a Calvinist?

- What is the flaw in both Calvinism and Arminianism?

 

- Does the Bible teach Calvinism or Arminianism?