The Five Points of Calvinism in the Light of Scripture
Author: Duane E. Spencer
Pubpsher: Baker Books
TULIP is a popular acronym for the five points of Calvinism--total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. In this book, these five points are not only concisely explained in the light of the Bible but are also helpfully contrasted to the corresponding five points of Arminianism. The differences between Calvanistic and Arminian beliefs are also summarized at the end of the book for quick reference. Anyone looking for an accessible explanation of this somewhat difficult and controversial doctrine, or looking for help in explaining it to others, will find this an invaluable resource. TULIP has had steady sales since its original Baker publication in 1979, and there is now nearly 55,000 copies in print.
A Civil-Minded Study of Calvinism and Arminianism in the Light of Scripture
Author: Pastor Kevin Kline
The Doctrine of Eternal Life is a civil-minded study of Calvinism and Arminianism in the light of scripture. It answers many questions that have plagued both followers of John Calvin and Jacobus Arminius alike. Questions are answered as such: Does the Bible really teach that God chooses some people for heaven and some for hell? Can eternal life be lost? Why in 2 Timothy 2:10 was Paul willing to endure all things for the elect's sake so that they may obtain salvation, if the elect were already saved? Is eternal life given by God as a gift or as a payment for doing good works? Discover the doctrine that Calvin seemingly overlooked, which led to some lengthy and unnecessary teachings. Where did Arminius depart from a fundamental truth of scripture? What is the Bible definition of eternal life? Is the future written in stone? And of course, a simple, Bible-based explanation of the "TULIP" doctrine. Learn how a brilliant theologian with a single innocent assumption may arrive at an incorrect conclusion, while a lowly person with average intelligence using a superior method of study may arrive at the correct conclusion.
This book was written by an experienced pastor, church planter, and missionary. It is another example of Dr. Abram's candid, careful and correct examination of a false system of theology, Calvinism, in light of Bible truth. He has made what is sometimes confusing very understandable for the ordinary Christian who longs for Bible truth. Dr. Abrams includes key historical information about John Calvin himself which is both accurate and enlightening. He breaks down the teaching and claims of the Calvinistic system of theology and then examines key Bible passages that are often used to support Calvinism. You will read this book with great profit if you are searching for the plain Biblical truth concerning this subject.(see http: //bible-truth.org Dr. Abrams website
About this edition: -original language support -fully linked footnotes -e-reader specific formatting Over one hundred years ago, Dutch theologian, politician, and educator Abraham Kuyper delivered six remarkable addresses at Princeton University on the importance of Reformed theology in every part of our lives. With passion borne from years of education and spiritual commitment, Kuyper asserted that Calvinism is a system of life that influences each aspect of human experience. Reformed theology provides a framework that leads us to obedience with God in politics, art, science, religion, and the future. It is a way of discovering how we are to relate to God, engage with others, and live well in the larger world. Kuyper's words do more than provide historical insight into a theology that would change the lives of many. More than a century after they were first delivered, these lectures offer direction to a world looking for meaning. Contents: First Lecture - Calvinism as a Life System Second Lecture - Calvinism and Religion Third Lecture - Calvinism and Politics Fourth Lecture - Calvinism and Science Fifth Lecture - Calvinism and Art Sixth Lecture - Calvinism and the Future