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TULIP: The Doctrine of Limited Atonement

The third doctrine of the TULIP is one I’ve found much agreement with as it falls right into place after what we have already established.

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An Exegesis Of Romans 9

This article will take a look into a well-referenced passage regarding Calvinism. Rather than recovering evidence of a pre-history action what I found has melded hand in glove what I have previously established.

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TULIP: Introduction to The Doctrine of Unconditional Election

In this article, we’ll look at the second petal of the TULIP, that of the doctrine of Unconditional Election.

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Acts 24:15 and Paul’s Lack of Confidence

Does the use of the word “hope” in Acts 24:16 tell us Paul held some uncertainty in the future resurrection? Let’s take a look.

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Historical Exegesis of 1 Timothy 2:4

In-between articles concerning the TULIP I will be taking a look at various objections of certain Scriptures from those who hold to reformed theology. Our first verse is 1 Timothy 2:4.

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Examining the Doctrine of Total Depravity

Our look into the five doctrines of the TULIP begins with Total Depravity and the view that man is completely and hopelessly lost on his own.

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Bible Contradictions: Did Jesus Fear Death?

The critics claim to have found evidence of Jesus fearing death. Could they be right?

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TULIP and the Doctrine of Calvinism: Introduction and Summary

The theology of the reformation has been a topic of personal study the past few weeks. Calvinism and Arminianism have been pitted against each other numerous times, some I would dare say leaving more confused or bewildered because of it. Both of these doctrines have caused their fair share of fear, awe, uncertainty, and tears, so I shall attempt to hopefully clear a few things up with a series looking at each doctrine of the acronym TULIP along with examining the verses used for and against them. This post will serve as a summary of this series so links will be posted here at the time of completion.

Total Depravity

Unconditional Election

Limited Atonement

Irresistible Grace

Perseverance of the Saints

Additional verses and passages examined will be included as they are completed.

1 Timothy 2:4

Romans 9Romans 9

An important summary of each interpretation of the concept of predestination can be found in Glenn Millar’s article here.

The Irresponsible Act of Atonement?

Does Jesus’s atonement free us of moral obligation and responsibility? The rumor has been spreading around the skeptic community for some time now so it’s high time we took a good look at it.

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Bats as Birds and the Problem of Inerrancy

Fellow apologist Robert Caponi recently refuted an atheist meme regarding a verse in Leviticus that seems to equate the bat as a bird. I thought I’d add my own two cents and address another problem that follows.

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Bible Contradictions: Is Long Hair Right or Wrong?

Time to address another Bible contradiction found by every skeptic’s favorite source: This time on the issue of long hair.

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The Collective Body of the Church

Have we lost our love for the church? Why have we given up saving it?

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Was Jesus Anti-Family?

There has been come confusion among critics of the faith regarding Jesus’s stance on family. Was He anti-family? Let’s take a look.

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Is Atheism A Delusion?

Although science isn’t my field and my knowledge of such an area is limited, I wanted to share this fantastic and well-researched video by YouTuber and apologist Inspiring Philosophy. I hope this can break the attack of delusion and open the door to intelligent discussion among both believers and non-believers.

The Manipulation of the Church

Did the Biblical authors use manipulation tactics to win over converts? If not, why is the church doing so today?

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