Monday, December 06, 2004

Irresistible Grace, Or Effectual Calling 

Jollyblogger continues his series on the five points of Calvinism, also known as TULIP (or RUPEP for the Jollyblogger). This is an excellent post on the fourth point. I don't really share Jollyblogger's concern for the wording- I think if you understand what's meant by irresistible grace, then there'll be no problem. But he does a good job of defining what it means and what it doesn't mean.
...this doesn't mean that God makes us believe against our wills, it means that God shapes our wills so that we want to believe. Nor does it mean that God withholds His grace from those who want to believe. It is not as if there are those who are saying they want to believe in Christ and God refuses them.

Read the whole thing.

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