Is The Atonement Limited Or Is It For All People?

by Jack Wellman
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Can everyone be saved? Is the atonement through Christ limited or for all people? Limited Atonement Limited atonement is the “L” of the TULIP and is associated with John Calvin’s view on salvation and how he explained the five points of the atonement. In the Reformed tradition it is sometimes called limited atonement, or the […]

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What’s The Difference Between Calvinism And Hyper-Calvinism?

by Jack Wellman
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Is Calvinism and Hyper-Calvinism opposed to one another? Is one wrong and the other right? John Calvin John Calvin was one of the early reformers during the period or movement we call the Great Reformation. John Calvin broke from the Roman Catholic Church because he felt much of what they taught was not biblical, like […]

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Which Theology Is Right, Reformed Theology or Arminianism?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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For the most part, when you step into a church they have many foundational beliefs in common when it comes to how to attain salvation. Beyond that point is where many churches differ. Many churches start out with the same beliefs taught in the Bible, but over time have strayed into adopting beliefs that are […]

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What Is Arminianism? A Christian Study

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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If you ask most Christians what is Arminianism, they cannot give an answer. However, if you explain some of its tenets, many will acknowledge believing it. Likewise, many people who believe in it live in constant fear that it is possible after they have been saved to lose their salvation so they are never really […]

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What Is Reformed Theology? A Christian Study

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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Besides worldly apostasy, nothing has arguably infiltrated churches more than reformed theology. Sadly, this has resulted in large numbers of churches splitting, losing members, and causing conflict. In many cases, these conflicts have resulted in large numbers of believers doubting their faith when struggling with life issues because of a perception that people who are […]

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What Does Perseverance Of The Saints Mean?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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My first life experience with someone who held to the doctrine of “perseverance of the saints” was during the time I served in my first pastorate. I learned of a woman who struggled with addictions. She was taught by those who held strong Calvinist beliefs that if God chose her to be saved she would […]

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What are the Main Differences between Calvinism and Arminianism?

by Robert Driskell
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Calvinism and Arminianism are two systems of looking at, and interpreting, the biblical record concerning salvation.  Calvinism is named after the teachings of theologian John Calvin (1509-1564) and Arminianism after the teachings of theologian Jacobus (James) Arminius (1559-1609).  Both base their beliefs on the Bible, but end up with different views on several issues. Of […]

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