I'm now officially on my Easter Holidays and I thought I'd do something a little bit different with my blog and use my copious free time to write a series of posts on a particular subject.
So without further ado I announce my first holiday series on…
For the next three weeks I’ll be looking at the five doctrines of grace summarised by the mnemonic TULIP. For those that don’t know that means:
Of course writing about Calvinism inevitable means dealing with its opposite number: Arminianism. Happily enough this system also has five points:
Arminianism is almost completely different to Calvinism so I’ll be looking at Biblical evidence for Calvinism and the flaws within Arminianism.
Why are you so immediately biased?
I don’t see any point in pretending to be neutral on this subject. Arminianism is too man centred for me to ever accept. Calvinism is wonderfully God centred as I hope you’ll come to see over the next few posts. Again, as you read my posts you’ll see why I am so biased.
I’m an Arminian
Excellent, then I hope you’ll not feel put off and still read my posts. I encourage you to Biblically challenge what I have to say if you feel as though I’ve gone wrong. I’d also ask that you challenge yourself by reading my posts because we’re going to disagree quite a bit. I also encourage you to invite your friends to read my posts and feel free to email me with any questions.
Why should I read you’re posts?
Good question. There are definitely books out there that will explain it better. There are books out there that will give real in-depth discussions about Calvinism. The advantage my posts will have is that a) they’re free and b) they’re reasonably concise.
Why is Calvinism so important?
Calvinism is merely a theological system but it’s so important because it is a starting point to understanding the whole of Scripture, God’s plan for salvation and the world we live in today. Err on the doctrines of grace and we can err in our Christian lives. Getting Biblical truths clear in our minds is a vital part of growing spiritually. Therefore even if it is the holidays and you don’t feel like reading about theology I urge you to still do so.
The Holiday Series starts on Wednesday with a post entitled: “Total Depravity – is it God who saves or me?