Calvinism Part Six: 1 Timothy 2:4

Calvinism Part Six: 1 Timothy 2:4

Having looked at a rough overview of the history of the debate as well as the major Calvinistic passages in previous weeks, we now turn our attention to the major Arminian passages.   Not only are these critical to establishing the Arminian position, they are...
Calvinism Part Five: Ephesians 1 and 2

Calvinism Part Five: Ephesians 1 and 2

We’ve arrived at our final passage that we’ll examine in defense of Calvinism. I promise you it won’t be as long as the last one.   The introduction to the book of Ephesians is one of the most majestic passages in all of the Bible. In the Greek...
Calvinism Part Four: Romans 8 and 9

Calvinism Part Four: Romans 8 and 9

Having already covered how both John 6 and 1 Corinthians 1 clearly and compellingly teach what might be called Calvinism, we now turn our attention to the two chapters that are often considered to be at the very center of the controversy, Romans 8-9.   Perhaps...
Calvinism Part Three: 1 Corinthians 1

Calvinism Part Three: 1 Corinthians 1

If you were to poll a large number of Calvinists to ask them to name the four most important passages in establishing their position, this one would certainly get left off of more lists than any of the others I selected. The other three passages would be included on...
Calvinism Part Two: John Chapter Six

Calvinism Part Two: John Chapter Six

When I first started thinking about Calvinism, it mostly stayed on the back of my mind. I looked into it here and there but I hadn’t really tackled any of the major passages. One day, I randomly stumbled across a Facebook status where someone I didn’t know...