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What is Calvinist belief?
The same as it does for non-Calvinists. Calvinism is not a religion, it is a theology within Christianity that is embraced by many different denominations. Baptism for a Calv…inist is a public declaration and a symbol, of repentance (dying to one's sinful flesh) and being born again to a new life in Christ Jesus.
The Reformation Calvinists did not believed in free will; they believed that God had already chosen those who were to be saved. One could prove to oneself and others that one …was among the chosen by working hard and making lots of money.
A woman who believes she has no control over whether she gets into heaven /
An Armenian is someone who is born in Armenia. A Calvinist can be born anywhere. An Arminian, however, is someone who agrees with the ideas of Jacobus Arminius (Latinized name… of Jakob Hermandszoon, 1560â1609), a Dutch Protestant theologian, who rejected the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. \nBoth Arminians and Calvinists agree that Salvation is only possible by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. That is, they both agree that man cannot save himself. They also both believe in the necessity for the grace of God to save a sinner. Both Arminians and Calvinists believe that God gives "common grace", also referred to as "Prevenient" grace. But they disagree whether this is sufficient for the salvation of a sinner. The Arminian claims that it is, whereas the Calvinist says that special grace from God is needed for the sinner to come to salvation. \nCalvinists are often depicted as fatalists since they believe in Predestination. Arminians also believe in Predestination, but Arminians regard God's fore-knowledge as the basis for Predestination. The Calvinist, however regards that Predestination is based on the election and grace of God. They refer to this saving grace as "Irresistible" grace which makes God's Predestination possible. \nArminians believe that people are free to choose. It is this ability that Arminian says must be exercised in order to receive Christ. But the Calvinist also says that people must choose to receive Christ but they deny that people are "free" to choose. They regard the soul of a person as captive to sin and therefore not only is a person not free to choose Christ, they need a miracle of grace to even want to make the choice.\nCalvinism is summed up by the acronym TULIP. These are generally known as the "Five Points of Calvinism". Arminianism also has 5 points, which counter the Five Points of Calvinism-\n. \n1.) God has decreed to save through Jesus Christ those of the fallen and sinful race who through the grace of the Holy Spirit believe in him, but leaves in sin the incorrigible and unbelieving. (In other words predestination is said to be conditioned by Godâs foreknowledge of who would respond to the gospel.)\n. \n2.) Christ died for all men (not just for the elect), but no one except the believer has remission of sin.\n. \n3.) Man can neither of himself nor of his free will do anything truly good until he is born again of God, in Christ, through the Holy Spirit. (Though accused of such, Arminius and his followers were not Pelagians.)\n. \n4.) All good deeds or movements in the regenerate must be ascribed to the grace of God but his grace in not irresistible.\n. \n5.) Those who are incorporated into Christ by a true faith have power given them through the assisting grace of the Holy Spirit to persevere in the faith, but it is possible for a believer to fall from grace. \n. \nMost of the 16th century Reformers were influenced by Calvin (who was in turn influenced by the 5th century theologian, Augustine). The Wesleyan revivals of the 18th century were undergirded by Arminianism. Both views have been represented by preachers who were passionate about saving souls and reforming society. John Wesley, Billy Graham and Winkie Pratney were, and are, staunchly Arminian. Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, John Piper, and Mark Driscoll were, and are, staunchly Calvinistic evangelists. \n\nDr. Andrew Corbett
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Calvinists believed in predisposition; they believed that God chose, before you were born, whether or not you would go to heaven or hell and there was nothing you could do in …your lifetime to change that. The reason they worked so hard in being religious was because they wanted to show others around them that they were chosen by God to go to heaven. But this is NOT true, It says in the Bible that it is not God's will that anyone shall perish, but that all should have enternal life. =D
an intense, personal experience when god revealed an individuals heavenly destiny
The most famous Calvinist concept is the idea of predestination: the belief that God has planned out every human's life.
They believed in Predestination. In other words, God decreed, even before creating the world, who will be saved and who will be damned. But this is NOT true. It …says in the Bible that it is not God's will that anyone shall perish, but that all should have eternal life. =D Our God is a loving God. To whoever wrote the above, you are partially correct: YES, God WANTS us all to have eternal life, HOWEVER, the dispute between God and Lucifer was about just that fact, EVERYONE canNOT have eternal salvation, or Lucifer would have been happy and his fall would have never happened. Calvinists do believe in Predestination, yet, as Christians we should also because it is clearly stated in the Bible that He predestined some for His glory (Rom. 8:30-31). The biggest difference I see in Calvinism and Arminianism (which is what basic Christianity is formed from) is the belief that MOST people aren't predestined for salvation. But I also see that there are extremist Calvinist just as there are extremists in any religious belief, and these people are the ones who say that everyone is going to hell and no one is good even when saved.
No. They came into being during the era when the Puritans, a group of Calvinists, ruled England. They were a reaction against Calvinism.
Martin Luther decided that the (roman catholic) church had become lax in its teachings, and formed his own church. Some years later John Calvin decided the Lutherans had bec…ome too lax in its teachings and formed his own church, The story continues to this day.
The first Calvinists colonies were settled in America in the 1600's. There are over one million Calvinists in the world today.