Theology Gals Episode 2 | Calvinism

On this episode Coleen and Ashley discuss Calvinism, what it is, why we believe it, it's history and some wrong ideas about it.

 

 
Episode Resources:
Five Points of Calvinism TULIP

Total depravity: Our bondage to sin in Adam is complete in its extensiveness, though not in its intensity. In other words, we’re not as bad as we can possibly be, but original sin has thoroughly corrupted every aspect of our existence — including the will.

Unconditional election: Out of his lavish grace, the Father chose out of the fallen race a people from every race to be redeemed through his Son and united to his Son by his Spirit. This determination was made in eternity, apart from anything foreseen in the believer.  

Limited Atonement or Particular redemption, definite atonement: Christ’s death is sufficient for the whole world, but secured the redemption of the elect.

Irresistible Grace or Effectual grace: The Holy Spirit unites sinners to Christ through the gospel and faith is the effect, not the cause, of the new birth.

Perseverance of the saints: All of those chosen, redeemed, and regenerated will be given the gift of persevering faith, so that not one will be lost.

*Definitions taken from For Calvinism by Michael Horton

TULIP and Reformed Theology R.C. Sproul http://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-introduction/

The Origins of Calvinism by Joel Beeke https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/origins.html

The Canons of Dort https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/canonsdort.html

What we believe about the five points of Calvinism by John Piper http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-we-believe-about-the-five-points-of-calvinism

TULIP and Reformed Theology: An Introduction by RC Sproul http://www.ligonier.org/blog/tulip-and-reformed-theology-introduction/

Limited Atonement by R Scott Clark http://rscottclark.org/2006/08/limited-atonement/

Regeneration Precedes Faith by RC Sproul https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/sproul01.html
For further reading, suggested books on Calvinism:
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton

For Calvinism by Michael Horton

Calvinism: A History DG Hart

The Potter's Freedom James White

Five Points John Piper

The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel James Montgomery Boice, Philip Graham Ryken

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Theology Gals | Episode 1 | Women and Theology

Introducing Theology Gals.
Meet Coleen and Ashley. On this episode the ladies discuss why theology is important for women too.
Check out Coleen’s article, Theology is for Women Too
Episode Resources:
“Whether you realize it or not, you are a theologian. You come to a book like this with a working theology, an existing understanding of God. Whether you are an agnostic or a fundamentalist — or something in between — you have a working theology that shapes and informs the way you think and live. However, I suspect that you are reading this book because you’re interested in examining your theology more closely. You are open to having it challenged and strengthened. You know that theology — the study of God — is more than an intellectual hobby. It’s a matter of life and death, something that affects the way you think, the decisions you make each day, the way you relate to God and other people, and the way you see yourself and the world around you.”
― Michael S. Horton, Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples

“Many Christians assume that we can just experience God in a personal relationship apart from doctrine, but that’s impossible. You cannot experience God without knowing who he is, what he has done, and who you are in relation to him. Even our most basic Christian experiences and commitments are theological. “I just love Jesus,” some say. But who is Jesus? And why do you love him?”
― Michael S. Horton, Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples

Reasons to study theology:

1 To know God, the object of our worship, the one we are to love

2 For discernment and protecting ourselves from false doctrine

3 For obedience

4 For comfort and wisdom in trials

5 To defend our faith

Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Philippians 1:9-10 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

Hebrews 5:14 “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”

Discernment Sites

These sites have articles about various women teachers:

Berean Research

Michelle Lesley

Wise in His Eyes

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