A Five Point Tulip Calvinist Smells a Challenge

dsr9996 Jun 8, 2011 A Calvinist rushes to defend John Calvin's legacy against Catholic arguments.

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Apologist extraordinaire Devin Rose has just released his first book. It's titled If Protestantism Is True: The Reformation Meets Rome. In the book, Devin explores how things like the canon of Scripture, the saints, and Sacred Tradition all lead not to Protestantism but into the Catholic Church.

The book's title reveals its primary method of exploration: If Protestantism Is True leans heavily on the logical tool reductio ad absurdum, "reduction to the absurd." This method says, "If you … [More]
THE CALVINISTIC "TULIP" TULIP is the acronym for the basic ideas of classical Calvinism. (The simplistic version) T -- total depravity. This doesn't mean people are as bad as they can be. It means that sin is in every part of one's being, including the mind and will, so that a man cannot save himself. U -- unconditional election. God chooses to save people unconditionally; that is, they are not chosen on the basis of their own merit. L -- limited atonement. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross … [More]