Saturday, April 09, 2016

Common Misconceptions about Calvinism - Part 1

I confess that I hate — and I mean really, really hate — the label Calvinist, not because I have any shame over believing in the oft-controversial doctrines of grace. Rather, there are so many misunderstandings about what Calvinism actually is — both from those who are critical of Calvinism, and from those of us who say we believe it. My intent in this blog post is not to try to convince anyone to adopt a Calvinistic theology. Instead, my goal is to make sure we all understand what it is we are choosing to accept or reject, before we choose to accept or reject it. For this reason, in this blog, I simply want to clarify some of the misunderstandings that people have had about me, and what I believe, when they identify me as a Calvinist. Read More

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