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: Unconditional election

We have already examined the biblical doctrine of total depravity, and concluded that salvation, if it is at all possible, is so only by the grace of God. Salvation must necessarily be of the Lord. That is where the doctrine of unconditional election enters…

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…