The “Five Points” of Reformed Theology

Jon and Justin answer a question that we get all the time: “When you say ‘reformed’ theology, what do you mean?” We offer our own “five points” on the subject.

Why All Calvinists Are Not Reformed

In this episode, the guys talk about the difference between Calvinism and reformed theology. The two are not one and the same. We explain the major tenets of reformed theology and why they are important.

Why All Calvinists Are Not Reformed (Transcript)

In this episode, the guys talk about the difference between Calvinism and reformed theology. The two are not one and the same. We explain the major tenets of reformed theology and why they are important.

Perseverance of the Saints (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we continue our series on the five points of Calvinism by considering irresistible grace. After contending for "effectual calling" as a better term, we explain what is not meant by irresistible grace. We then turn our attention to the Bible and the confessions to help illustrate the goodness of this doctrine.

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MEMBERS: Irresistible Grace (Calvinism Series)

We let it rip a little bit on the inconsistencies that exist in the Calvingelical world with respect to God's grace--especially after conversion. We consider how repentance is so often turned into a work that we do and is scrutinized at every turn.
Resources:
"For Calvinism" by Michael Horton
1689 London Baptist Confession (Chapter 10)
Canons of Dort (3&4.11)
"The Five Points of Calvinism: A Study Guide" by Edwin Palmer
Scripture:
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Ezekiel 36:22-32
Deuteronomy 30:6
Matthew 16:16-17
John 3:1-8; 6:37-65; 10:24-30; 15:16
Acts 11:18; 13:48; 16:14; 26:12-18
Romans 8:29-30
1 Corinthians 2:14
Ephesians 1:3-14; 2:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

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Irresistible Grace (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we continue our series on the five points of Calvinism by considering irresistible grace. After contending for "effectual calling" as a better term, we explain what is not meant by irresistible grace. We then turn our attention to the Bible and the confessions to help illustrate the goodness of this doctrine.

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Limited Atonement (Calvinism Series)

In this third episode on the doctrines of grace, we discuss limited atonement. What did Jesus accomplish at the cross? What did he intend to accomplish? Can Jesus fail in anything he intends to do? We speak to some common objections and then consider how a particular view of the atonement leads to assurance.

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Unconditional Election (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we discuss unconditional election. What do we mean by the term? What are some common misconceptions? We look to the Bible and talk about why this doctrine matters for assurance and hope.

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MEMBERS – Calvinism: Total Depravity

In this episode, we talk about the inconsistencies that exist in the Calvinistic evangelical world when it comes to total depravity. Many claim to hold to the doctrine but functionally deny it. We also touch on how a right understanding of total depravity produces compassion.

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