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Bible Verses About “All” and “World”

Arminians oftentimes interpret the word “all” in Bible passages to mean that God wants every individual person to be saved. However, there are numerous passages in the Bible that use the word “all” to refer to classes, or groups, of people, and not to every individual person. John 3:16 – “God so loved the world… […]

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Unconditional Election – Scriptural Support

Below is a list of Scripture passages that support the doctrine of unconditional election Major Scriptures The passages below are clear, comprehensive, and directly relevant to the doctrine of unconditional election. Romans 9:9-24 Exegesis: [[Calvinism and Exegesis of Romans 9]] 9 For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will […]

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Total Depravity – Scriptural Support

This is a list of Scripture passages that support the Calvinist doctrine of Total Depravity. Our Heart, Mind, and Nature are Corrupt Genesis 6:5, 8:21 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that ”’every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”’. And when the […]

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Refutation of Arguments for Free Will – John Calvin

This is an excerpt from John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion The Arguments Usually Alleged in Support of Free Will Refuted: 1. Enough would seem to have been said on the subject of man’s will, were there not some who endeavour to urge him to his ruin by a false opinion of liberty, and […]

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Calvinism and Romans 5:18 – “justification… for all men”

Some argue that Romans 5:18 contradicts Calvinism, limited atonement, and unconditional election because it says that Jesus brought “justification and life for all men.” However, there is really only one valid interpretation of the phrase, “all men,” and this interpretation does not at all contradict Calvinism, limited atonement, or unconditional election—in fact, it supports the […]

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Calvinism and Romans 14:15, 1 Corinthians 8:11

Some argue that Romans 14:15 and 1 Corinthians 8:11 demonstrate that Calvinism and the doctrine of limited atonement cannot be true because they teach that “one for whom Christ died” can be “destroyed.” However, it can easily be argued that the word “destroy” in these verses do not refer to salvation, but rather to tearing […]

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Calvinism and Matthew 23:37

Calvinism and Matthew 23:37 – “you were not willing”

Some argue that Calvinism and Matthew 23:37 are contradictory because Matthew 23:37 says that Jesus wanted to gather people, but they “were not willing.” They argue that this contradicts the Calvinist doctrine of irresistible grace. However, there is a simple explanation that does not at all contradict Calvinism. Matthew 23:37 and Calvinism “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, […]

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Calvinism and John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world”

Some argue that Calvinism and John 3:16 are contradictory because John 3:16 teaches that God loves “the world” and that “whoever believes” will be saved. They argue that this contradicts the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election. However, John 3:16 is either inconclusive about the topic, or it could actually be teaching the opposite of what […]

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Calvinism and Hebrews 6:4-6

Calvinism and Hebrews 6:4-6 – “impossible… to restore”

Some argue that Calvinism and Hebrews 6:4-6 are contradictory because Hebrews 6:4-6 teaches that people who have truly been saved can end up falling away and not being saved. They argue that this contradicts the Calvinist doctrines of unconditional election and perseverance of the saints. However, there is a very reasonable interpretation of Hebrews 6:4-6 […]

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