Calvinism - Arminianism. Week 4. Background. Taught by: Presbyterian, Lutheran, Reformed, Episcopal, Baptist(?) churches. Called Calvinism because Calvin developed it most coherently & recently. Augustine 1st developed it fully.
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ABSOLUTE PLAN: Everything predestined, down to the minutest details
Scriptures: See Statement #1, later in handout
“God does whatever He wants to do, contingent only upon Himself.”
Issue=God's Sovereignty Basis for Calvinistic Thought
> Were YOU seeking after God? \ Didn't You need Irresistable grace?T.U.L.I.P.
Double predestination: foreordination of heaven & hell destinies
Infralapsarian - Supralapsariandebate: wether God created man in order to give him a destiny of heaven or hell (Supralapsarian)
or gave man a destiny as a result of the fall (Infralapsarian)
Calvin called this the "Horrible Decree" (Dictum Horibulum)
Dallas Rejects (4 point calvinist)
All a man can do is sit back and "Receive it".
Any Decision = "Work" and thus deny Grace.
a] Calvin & Augustine's reaction to "works" theologies of their day.
b] Support:; See #3 From handout: God overrules human will.