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LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARYTULIP VERSUS FACTS:A COMPARATIVE LOOK AT CALVINISMAND ARMINIANISM REGARDINGHUMAN ABILITY, ELECTION, AND SALVATIONA RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. SAMUEL SMITHIN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FORTHE COURSE CHHI 525-D07BYJENNIFER LOUISE JOHNSONMURDOCK, MINNESOTANOVEMBER 08, 2012
CONTENTSIntroduction……………………………………………………………………………...1Brief Overview and History of Calvinism..…………………………………………….1Brief Overview and History of Arminianism..........................……………………….2Comparative Study of Three Points…………………………………………………...3State of Man After the Fall ……………………………………………………………………….3Total Depravity …………………………………………………………………………...4Free Will…………………………………………………………………………………………....4Summary of State of Man After the Fall………………………………………………….5Election…………………………………………………………………………………...6Unconditional Election …………………………………………………………………...6Conditional Election ……………………………………………………………………...7Summary of Election ……………………………………………………………………..8Salvation……………………………………………………………………………….…8Perseverance of the Saints ………………………………………………………………..8Falling From Grace ……………………………………………………………………….9Summary of Salvation …………………………………………………………………..10Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………10Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………….113
IntroductionDuring the sixteenth century, many people were searching for a religious view that wasdifferent from the Catholic Church.It was during this time that the views of John Calvin andJacob Arminius emerged. Respectively, Calvinism and Arminianism offered a new way ofthinking about the Christian church. Even though each of these systems contain five points, theydiffer slightly in their views on the five topics.One view holds that there is free will to acceptsalvation; the other that God has predetermined who will receive salvation. Regardless of whichposition is correct, both sides feel that their view is accurate. With a brief summary of both viewsin mind, a deeper examination of three specific points will follow. The state of man after the fall,election, and salvation will be focused on.

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Term
Fall
Professor
KevinKing
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The Bible, Calvinism, John Calvin, Calvin, Arminianism, Arminius, Jacob Arminius

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