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“What are the beliefs of New Calvinism?”


New Calvinism is not a new branch of theology or a denomination. Rather, it is a “revival” of sorts—a revival of traditional, “old”Calvinism. The movement is sweeping through American evangelical churches of all denominations, attracting young people from Free Church, … Continue reading

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“Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13)?”


Malachi 1:2-3 declares, “’I have loved you,’” says the LORD. But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ ‘Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?’ the LORD says. ‘Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated, and I have turned … Continue reading

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“Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart?”


Exodus 7:3-4 says, “But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I … Continue reading

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“Is God sovereign or do we have a free will?”


When we talk about free will, we are usually concerned with the matter of salvation. Few are interested in whether we have the free will to choose salad or steak for our dinner tonight. Rather, we are troubled over who … Continue reading

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“Calvinism vs. Arminianism – which view is correct?”


Calvinism and Arminianism are two systems of theology that attempt to explain the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility in the matter of salvation. Calvinism is named for John Calvin, a French theologian who lived from 1509-1564. Arminianism is … Continue reading

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“What are the five points of Calvinism?”


The five points of Calvinism can be summarized by the acronym TULIP. T stands for total depravity, U for unconditional election, L for limited atonement, I for irresistible grace, and P for perseverance of the saints. Here are the definitions … Continue reading

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