Blog Posts - Calvinism



The Great Slumbering

Even in days of secular education—I am a product of public education throughout my childhood—Jonathan Edwards is a name that still retains recognition among many Americans. Perhaps best remembered for his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Ang...

Quaker Way

Doctrine can be an immense stumbling block. As a person who’s been involved with many churches in my life, the virtue of virtues often seems to be sacrificed on the altar of doctrine. If you don’t believe X, you’re not … Continue reading...

Calvinism is Rooted

I cannot explain to you my distaste for this form of deterministic Calvinism. Not only does it require God to send people to hell, but it requires God to cause all things, sin included. This is from John Piper: If he can’t govern that moment, he ca...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 26, 2015

how close does Wesley come to Calvinism? (Free Will)

Although these minutes are not part of the doctrinal standards of The United Methodist Church, reading them can be helpful in understanding Wesley better. The following persons being met together […] The post how close does Wesley come to Calvi...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 15, 2015

The Synod of Jerusalem (1672) – The Orthodox view on #Calvinism

We believe the Divine and Sacred Scriptures to be God-taught; and, therefore, we ought to believe the same without doubting; yet not otherwise than as the Catholic Church hath interpreted and delivered the same. For every foul heresy receiveth, indee...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 3, 2014

PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace

The doctrines of grace have an image problem. It’s easy to understand why: Those who embrace them, those Calvinists are a shifty bunch. If they’re not limiting salvation to a tiny handful of people, they’re trying to take over your...
by Blogging Theologically on Aug 5, 2014

Unity in Diversity

God centered? Man centered? (theological ramblings, part 2)

This is another rambling theological post that won’t interest some people. It continues thoughts from my recent post: I’m a …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on May 28, 2014

Was Paul a Calvinist or a Arminian-Wesleyan?

You have heard what my manner of life was when I was still a practising Jew: how savagely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it; and how in the practice of our national religion I outstripped most of my Jewish contemporaries by my bo...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 7, 2014

The Doctrines of Grace are My Life

“Calvinism is one of the most controversial conversations in Christianity today. In this new video, Pastor John Piper shares why the doctrines of grace have been some of the most precious and practical truths of his ministry…” read...
by New Leaven on Jan 29, 2014

Come Before Winter

Scottish Presbyterians cast long shadows. Catherine Robertson grew up in Scotland where her father owned the largest cotton factory in the world. She was refined, wealthy, passionately Christian, and strongly Presbyterian.
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 18, 2013

Unconditional Love

It’s been a couple of days since I came across Bruce Gerencser’s Blog “The Way Forward”. From all what I have understood, Bruce used to be a minister for years, before he became atheist. On his blog, there is a … Weiterl...
by Die Nacht ist vorgedrungen on May 19, 2013

Usury in the Middle Ages

The "fall" of the Roman Empire not only marked the end of a powerful geo-political entity of stability for most of Europe, but it also ushered in the demise of an economy that had dominated the continent for centuries.  With the dawn of the "Dar...
by Corazon's Corner on Jan 30, 2013

Come Before Winter

Scottish Presbyterians cast long shadows. Catherine Robertson grew up in Scotland where her father owned the largest cotton factory in the world. She was refined, wealthy, passionately Christian, and strongly Presbyterian.
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 18, 2012

The Medieval Origins of Capitalism

I've never been a huge fan of economics.  In my opinion, the difference between most economic theories and practices is predominantly one of semantics.  In the end, all systems of exchange can be reduced to their common denominator: the ric...
by Corazon's Corner on May 8, 2012

No Hell = No Jesus

I think one reason why so many Christians are unyielding about Hell, and why the progressives still can't shake the doctrine off, is that, in reality, Hell is the cornerstone of the Church, not Jesus. Because without Hell, what is there for Jesus t...
by Sharp Iron on Mar 10, 2011


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