The Five Points of Calvinism and Covenant Theology | Tom Hicks

from Founders Ministries In recent years, there has been a recovery of the five points of Calvinism among many evangelicals, but there has not been a concomitant revival of the covenant theology of seventeenth century Puritanism as the rich soil in which Calvinistic soteriology grows. This post will not attempt to thoroughly defend every doctrine […]

Calvinism Fuels Missions | John

from “Calvinism kills missions!” many say. After all, if God has already chosen some to save before the foundation of the world, while leaving others to be damned, then why should we bother preaching the gospel to the nations? The elect are going to be saved and none of the rest will be. But […]

The Five Points of Calvinism | Afterward by John MacArthur

Scripture speaks with absolute, unmistakable clarity on these vital issues: (1) Sinners are utterly helpless to redeem themselves or to contribute anything meritorious toward their own salvation (Rom 8:7-8). (2) God is sovereign in the exercise of His saving Will (Eph 1:4-5). (3) Christ died as a substitute who bore the full weight of God’s […]

John Calvin’s 6 Reasons Why We Should Evangelize | Joel Beeke

from Ligonier Ministries There are many reasons why we must evangelize. John Calvin offers the following: 1. God commands us to do so. “We should remember that the gospel is preached not only by the command of Christ but at his urging and leading.” 2. We want to glorify God. True Christians yearn to extend […]

Charles Spurgeon on Calvinism — Unconditional Election | Nathan W. Bingham

from Ligonier Ministries Charles Spurgeon tenaciously held to the doctrine of unconditional election. By necessity, this biblical truth flows from belief in human depravity. Because the will of man is utterly dead and cannot choose God, God must exercise His sovereign will to save. Out of the mass of fallen humanity, God made an eternal, […]

A Calvinist Evangelist? | Keith Mathison

from Ligonier Ministries The God-ordained means of evangelism is His own Word. It is through the proclamation of God’s Word that the Holy Spirit effectually works faith in men’s hearts. The specific message of evangelism is the gospel. Paul summarizes this message in 1 Corinthians 15:3–5: “For I delivered to you as of first importance […]