Chosen or Not? A Layman’s Study of Biblical Election and Assurance
Recently, there has been a measurable spike in the number of Christians and Church leaders who claim to be “Calvinistic” or “Reformed” in their views about salvation. But they don’t always grasp (or divulge) the startling implications of what they are claiming.
Historic Calvinism insists that there are some babies born with absolutely no hope of being forgiven for sins that they could not prevent, could not sincerely confess, and did not actually commit.
A good Calvinist says, “Regeneration precedes faith.” What they mean is, “Irresistible regeneration precedes irresistible faith.”
By overcorrecting our natural bent to legalism, Calvinism sows confusion at the heart of the gospel.