TULIP

The following excerpt, which serves as a summary of the five points of Calvinism, is taken from The Doctrines of Grace by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken.1 The doctrines of grace—these words are shorthand for five distinct Bible teachings that were linked…

The doctrines of grace: Irresistible grace

As we have seen, the first three doctrines of grace progressed in a logical order. The first (total depravity) highlighted the absolute inability of natural man to contribute anything to his salvation. The second (unconditional election) noted the sovereign initiative of God in providing…

The doctrines of grace: An introduction

W. J. Seaton has written, “There is scarcely another word that arouses such suspicion, mistrust, and even animosity among professing Christians as the word Calvinism. And yet much of the zeal that is levelled against this system and those who hold and preach it…