How to Rely on God without Becoming a Calvinist: Election (Part 3)

election booths by Kelly Taylor

Many of my non-Calvinist friends fear election. I’m not talking about that thing that happens every four years in America. I fear those too. I’m talking about the doctrine of God choosing the saved. There is no need to fear this term. Paul and Peter didn’t. Paul used it in Romans 9:11 and Romans 11:28. Peter used it in II Peter 1:10. We can use it too. The problem is with how Calvinism defines this term and explains it. I believe in God’s election of the saved, but I still don’t want to be a Calvinist. Read on to find out why.

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Probably Not the Best Way to Evangelize (A Video)

We’re all looking for opportunities to bring up the gospel and share the good news with our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. But, sometimes, even we can get overboard.



Running Should Be Illegal (A Video)


Yep, this is pretty much how I feel about running. Enjoy.

BTW: Taking a week off from the internet to focus on some family time. We’ll get back to my series on God’s grace and Calvinism after that.

How to Rely on God’s Grace without Becoming a Calvinist: Depravity

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Many of my non-Calvinist friends are afraid of depravity. But the Bible really does teach we are depraved. We shouldn’t be scared of that. Paul said it. It’s true. The problem is how Calvinism defines this depravity and explains it. I believe in my own depravity. But I still don’t want to be a Calvinist. Keep reading to find out why.

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Spoiler Alert by Studio C

I know I haven’t been keeping this blog up for a while, so you may have forgotten that Friday is “Good Clean Fun” Friday. We’ll take a break from our Calvinism series to have some good clean fun as we go into the weekend. Surely, no matter what you think about Calvinism and Grace, you can see the humor in this. You’ll probably see a lot from these guys on Fridays around here.

By the way, this is what it is like in my house. I won’t tell you which guy is me and which ones are my kids.

Have fun.


How to Rely on God’s Grace without Becoming a Calvinist: Sovereignty and Glory

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Yes, it’s true. We really can rely completely on and hope fully in God’s grace without becoming Calvinists. Calvinists don’t own the grace of God, and we non-Calvinists don’t have to fear it either. The first point we need to examine is how to rely on God’s sovereignty and magnify God’s glory without becoming a Calvinist.

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How to Rely on God’s Grace without Becoming a Calvinist: Introduction

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To hear religious people argue today, you might think we only had two options. 1) Believe we are not really saved by grace. Or 2) Be a Calvinist. But like so many perceived choices, this is a false dilemma. There are actually more possibilities.

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The #1 Worst Argument Against the Existence of God

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Listen, I get it. You don’t want God to exist. Or perhaps you do, you just haven’t been convinced. I understand. God is a big concept to wrap our heads around. But if you want to argue against His existence, make sure you don’t use bad arguments. Let me share with you the absolute worst argument you can use.

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Same Love

Discussions at the same sex marriage vote in the Minnesota Senate thumbnail by Fibonacci Blue

Macklemore begins his song “Same Love” with this line: “When I was in third grade I thought that I was gay, ‘cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.” Later in the song he offers his description of our culture saying, “A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are.” This line hits on the fundamental problem of our day. And while many in our world are hateful, that is not the real problem highlighted by this lyric.

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Does Romans 9 Teach Calvin’s Unconditional Election?


Short answer? No.


If you want to find out the long answer, keep reading. (And I do mean long answer, but I hope it is worth the read.)

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