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
"How can you believe in salvation by faith alone when the only occurrence of ‘faith alone’ in the Bible (James 2:24) says that salvation is not by faith alone?"
It is entirely true that the one verse in the Bible that contains the exact phrase “faith alone” seems to argue against salvation by faith alone. James 2:24 reads, “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (ESV). However, rejecting the doctrine of salvation by faith alone based on this verse
The word gift is an important one in the Bible, and it is good that we understand its definition and implications.
In the New Testament, there are several Greek words translated “gift.” Some of these words are used in contexts other than God’s gift of salvation, such as the reciprocal gift-giving of celebrants (Revelation 11:10), the things received from fathers (Matthew 7:11), offerings to a ministry (Philippians 4:17), and the gifts of the magi (Matthew 2:11).
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.
For a second or so.
I look and ask why did I feel like I did today ... Only for a second or so I felt so hollow a place were I wouldn't want to go ... A place without Jesus the worlds so vast ... A place beyond life as we know we have to go ... To a place we don't know ... Without the ones we know ... Don't let me go with out your comfort I've come to know ... Say the words so that comfort won't go and leave me frightened and hollow down below in hell were I just do not want