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Category: Doctrine

Historical Reflections Upon Calvinism and Southern Baptists | Conclusion

BobHughes

The Particular Baptists, as Calvinists historically seem to do, slipped the other direction into so called “hyper-Calvinism.” What that means, essentially, is an overemphasis on the sovereignty of God to the point of the loss of human freedom, and an eventual loss of any missionary motivation.

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Historical Reflections Upon Calvinism and Southern Baptists | Part Three

BobHughes

I don’t think I would have enjoyed being around John Calvin. I think I’d probably feel that, behind his polite smile and bulging eyeballs, he was sniffing the scent of free-thinking upon me. In a democratic society that would be fine, of course, but in a Calvinocracy like Geneva, that would mean trouble for me.

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Historical Reflections Upon Calvinism and Southern Baptists | Part Two

BobHughes

For Calvin, if a practice wasn’t prescribed in the Bible you didn’t do it. On the question of the relation of faith to reason, Luther came down heavily on the side of faith. Calvin came down on the side of reason. Since this partition between the dominance of faith or reason has been one of the great dividing lines of the history of the Church, it’s no surprise that it made a difference between them.

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The Three Choices of God: Divine Election made simple

Leighton_Flowers

If Peter is supposed to be a Calvinist warning against the Arminian interpretations of Paul (as I’ve heard some say), then he certainly chose words unlike any Calvinist I’ve ever heard…

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Suggestions for Determining Whether a Pastoral Candidate Is a Calvinist

Ronnie Rogers is senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, Okla.

I believe the vast majority of Calvinists seek to be clear about their belief in Calvinism when interviewed by a pastoral search committee. I personally know some Calvinists who seek to make this very clear in the interview process. However, and quite unfortunately, that is not always the case.

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