Irresistible Grace

Part 4 in a 5 part series. View series intro and index. The doctrine of irresistible grace can be confused to mean that Reformed theologians think the Holy Spirit’s influence cannot be resisted. That is clearly not taught in Scripture. In Acts 7:51, Steven said, “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the…

Unconditional Election

Part 2 in a 5 part series. View series intro and index. Though unconditional election is not second in the order of salvation for a believer, it is next on our list in TULIP.  It makes sense that if we are totally depraved and do no good thing on our own then we are completely dependent on an outside…

An Overview of TULIP

Series Index Total Depravity Unconditional Election Limited Atonement Irresistible Grace Perseverance of the Saints Part 1 in a 5 part series. View series intro and index. There has been so much literature written about these five precious points of Reformed doctrine, so I will in no way attempt to write exhaustive essays about them.  However,…

Perseverance of the Saints

There’s a lot of different perspectives in Christianity about the level of assurance a believer can have.  D.A. Carson, of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, offers some great insight: For non-reformed theologies…”at the end of the day, the security of the believer finally rests with the believer.  For those in the opposite camp [Reformed], the security…