Theological in nature
Originally Posted by ProDeo
Originally Posted by Chimon
As you might imagine, people have been debating this topic for thousands of years. There are different schools of thought about free will within Christianity. Personally, as a Christian, I don't believe in free will. I don't think the Bible teaches that anyone has ever had free will. Some Christians disagree with me, and that's fine, we interpret the Bible differently. I am not going to argue for why we don't have free will, that has been done to death already. (If you're curious where, in the Bible,
From what I can tell, there are two Lapsarian Views in Calvinism, each with multiple names.
I've read that there are Calvinists that don't adhere to either Lapsarian View.
I've seen the terms "Five Point Calvinism" and "Five Point Calvinists". These are referring to the TULIP doctrine.
I've read that many Calvinists say that you HAVE to believe in all five points of the TULIP doctrine to be a Calvinist. However, I've read that there
Updated May 2nd 2013 at 11:46 PM by gringo300
I think I have a basic understanding of the Lapsarian Views within Calvinism now.
I still need to get a better concept of Arminianism.
I still need to get a better concept of Seventh Day Adventism.
I'm currently trying to learn everything I possibly can about Calvinism and Arminianism.
I've read that there is what's known as Five Point Calvinism and Five Point Arminianism.
I've read that many Five Point Calvinists say one has to believe in all five points of the TULIP doctrine to be a "true Calvinist" and that many Five Point Arminians say that one has to believe in all five points of the Five Points Of Remonstrance to be a "true Arminian".
Let's not miss this conversation from John 18 below:
33 Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”
34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?”
35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?”
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is