Calvinism John Calvin Apologetics

While we would certainly not classify Calvinism in the same class as the false religions we address on this website (e.g., Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses), and while we love and agree with much of what reformed pastors and theologians have written, we believe traditional reformed theology does contain some errors. And because we are asked about these matters often, we offer below in a spirit of love for our Calvinist brothers and sisters a few resources that outline what we think is a more Biblically defensible position on matters like "total depravity," "limited atonement," "irresistible grace," "amillennialism," etc.


ARTICLES:

"The Extent of the Atonement: Limited Atonement Versus Unlimited Atonement" by Ron Rhodes

"Free Will" by Dr. Norman Geisler

"Election and Vocation" by Henry C. Thiessen (from his Lectures in Systematic Theology)
(Click on p. 257 to read)

"Monergism vs. Synergism" by Dr. Norman Geisler (Click on p. 282 to read)

"Was Calvin a Calvinist?" by Dr. Norman Geisler (Click on p. 199 to read)

"Great Church Fathers on Free Will" by Dr. Norman Geisler (Click on p. 189 to read)

"Soteriology in the Middle" by Kellen Criswell (Pt. 1, Pt. 2)

"The Lazy Man's Guide to Calvinism" by George Bryson

"The Five Points of Calvinism, Weighed and Found Wanting" by George Bryson

"So What? Some Practical Consequences of Extreme Calvinism" by Dr. Norman Geisler
(Click p. 160 to read)

"The Unscriptural Theologies of Amillennialism and Postmillennialism" by Dr. Thomas Ice

More Good Articles on Calvinism by Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon


AUDIO:

Pastor's Perspective (Radio program) Discussion of Calvinism (4:44)


VIDEO:
 

"What Love is This?" by Dave Hunt (Part 1 above, parts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

 


"Why I am Not a Five Point Calvinist" by Dr. Norman Geisler (Part 1 above, Parts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

 

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES IN OUR ONLINE STORE:

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CHOSEN BUT FREE: A Balanced View of God's Sovereignty and Free Will (Third Edition, Book)
by Norman Geisler

In recent years the age-old controversy between free will and predestination has intensified. Does God alone decide who will be saved and who will not? Or does He give us the freedom to choose? Polarized beliefs have divided churches and even families, while many observers wonder, "Does it really make any difference?"

Dr. Norman Geisler answers with a resounding yes. But rather than pitting one strong perspective against another, he presents a powerful but sensibly moderate view. Using biblically sound arguments, Dr. Geisler affirms both the sovereignty and foreknowledge of God and the human responsibility to receive or reject Him.

This third edition emphasizes why this debate matters in our lives and adds additional appendices for further research. Paperback, 352 pages. Click here to purchase.

 
  OTHER GOOD RESOURCES:

"What Love is This? Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God" by Dave Hunt

Getting the Gospel Right: A Balanced View of Salvation Truth by Gordon Olson (book on Amazon)

"John Calvin Goes to Berkeley" by James G. McCarthy

 

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