The debate over the doctrine of salvation (soteriology) has raged for centuries within the Christian church. The debate predates the Reformation by over one thousand years, but in our present day, to oversimplify the issue, boils down to a difference between two primary groups of people: those who would fall into a category known as “Arminians,” and the other group, known as “Calvinists.”
We at Refuting Calvinism have researched this issue – doing our best to be objective, nonjudgmental and approaching the topic without any presuppositions or unfounded assumptions. We have researched this topic using many sources: theologians and scholars of the past and present, original language studies, examined approaches to salvation throughout the course of church history, but most of all, we have relied on the one infallible, inerrant source for Christian doctrine, which would be the Holy Scriptures.
The finishing touches are being applied as we make sure every jot and tittle is in line with what is taught in the Scriptures. Our conclusion may offend some. We are aware that many hold quite dearly to one side of this discussion or the other. As you can see from the blog title and our graphic above, we have reached a conclusion and our content will indeed give you all the information you need to refute those who hold to a Calvinist view.
We have striven to keep this treatment at a popular level. Far too often, when matters such as this are addressed in this format, the intended audience is a more scholarly one than “the people in the pews.” Theology is indeed for “the people in the pews” as well as those in the ivory towers, thus we have made every effort to produce material that can be used for individual study or perhaps even a Sunday School class or small group bible study, from middle school through adults of all ages.
In the interest of academic balance, we will attempt to present the Calvinist viewpoint fairly, so that those holding to that position will not be able to say that we have addressed their position inaccurately.
Our goal is not to be name-callers or insult the intelligence of anyone, but to fall back upon the inspired Word of God as our final arbiter for all matters of faith and practice. We pray we have done this with a spirit of charity, but given the importance of this doctrine, we call upon the Apostle Paul as he wrote to the church at Galatia:
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (NKJV)
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