22. College student.
I like animals, fashion, poetry, operas, and the NBA. I am a sinner saved by God’s grace and redeeming love. I live my life to bring glory to my Lord and Savior. I don’t conform to society’s version of a lady, Proverbs 31.
Life verse: Deuteronomy 32:39
Well, this is something I can talk on haha! Here are the five acronyms of Calvinism.
T - total depravity. This doesn’t mean people are as bad as they can be. It means that sin is in every part of one’s being, including the mind and will, so that a man cannot save himself.
U -unconditional election. God chooses to save people unconditionally; that is, they are not chosen on the basis of their own merit.
L - limited atonement. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross was for the purpose of saving the elect.
I - irresistible grace. When God has chosen to save someone, He will.
P - perseverance of the saints. Those people God chooses cannot lose their salvation; they will continue to believe. If they fall away, it will be only for a time.
(why yes I did copy and paste this)
Basically, I believe what this doctrine says because it’s what I read in my Bible. So, God chooses us and we don’t choose salvation. Predestination and stuff. A lot of people are turned off by this because they think this means we have no reason to be spreading the Gospel. But no. It just means that when a person ‘accepts Jesus into their heart’ it isn’t actually them accepting it, but God extending his grace towards them. I know that sounds weird, but yeah. We also believe that when you are born, you are born into sin. You don’t just ‘gain’ it somehow. Everyone has sin in them and cannot rid themselves of it unless they have salvation. Jesus is the only way to heaven. So yeah. Most Christians already believe most of this, but you’d be surprised at how many would hate most of this. Like how can I say Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven?? That’s absurd!! But yeah, all roads lead to hell except for the one where Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for the sin of those who loved him. This isn’t saying he didn’t die for a starving man in Africa who believes in a goat god (idk i made something up), but because that man didn’t have salvation/rejected it, Jesus didn’t die for him. Does that make sense? If that man had accepted Jesus then yes Jesus would have died for him too. That’s why it says he died for all men because he truthfully did. All can achieve salvation. God just doesn’t choose everyone. So yeah. A lot of people don’t like it because it makes God seem like an exclusive item, but in truth, he is. Alrighty that was fun MORE THEOLOGY PLEASE.