Calvinism Vs Arminianism

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Arminianism and Calvinism are two theologies that explain different points of Christianity. Calvinism was developed before Arminianism by John Calvin. Jacob Arminius was one of many that learned Calvinism, and had five main points of disagreement, so he formed the Five Articles of Remonstrate. Calvinists, in response, creates TULIP, an acronym for their five main points against the five Arminian views. Human Ability/ Free Will in Arminian Theology states that every person possesses free will which gives him the capacity to choose good or wickedness, God or sin, etc. Man was critically disturbed by the fall of man, but man in not enslaved to his sinful nature, therefore giving him the ability to choose God. Man still needs the Holy Spirit’s…show more content…
God chose those whom we saw would choose Him. So, if, when God looked into the future, and saw that someone chose Him out of their own free will with no aid from the Holy Spirit and had faith of their own accord, then God chooses them as the elect. Salvation is based on man’s action, or, on the condition that man chooses God. However, Calvinist Theology favors Unconditional Election, which says that God chose the elect not based on them choosing Him first, but rather on his own sovereign will. God does not choose based on any merit either: no foreseen faith or repentance, but rather, he gives those to those he selected. Those are not the cause of salvation, but the…show more content…
Christ died for everyone, but only those who believe in Him are saved. Christ’s death empowered God to pardon sinners on the condition of their belief. Christ’s redemption is only effective for those who choose to accept salvation. On the other hand, Calvinism maintains that Limited Atonement is Biblical, which says that Christ's work was intended to save the chosen only and secured salvation for them. His death was substitutionary for the penalty of sin in the place of not all sinners, but only certain specified sinners. Christ work also gave the gift of faith, which the Spirit gives to all whom Christ died for. Resistible Grace is a concept that Arminianism approves, which states that the Holy Spirit calls interiorly to those who are called to the gospel, but that man can resist the Holy Spirit’s call. Man’s free will limits the Holy Spirit in the salvation, because the Holy Spirit does all He can to save each and every person, but He cannot actually do anything until the sinner believes and has faith. Until the sinner responds, the Holy Spirit cannot give life. God’s grace is not invincible, it can be resisted and even thwarted by

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