THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CALVINISM AND THE ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED TEACHING

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“Calvinism” is very popular in our day and many Christians, though they would not identify themselves as Calvinists, may have embraced some of Calvin’s doctrine without realizing it. The doctrine is named after a man named John Calvin, a reformer, who lived in the 1500’s. Bible teachers do not always identify themselves as Calvinists.As a result we may be ingesting Calvinistic doctrine withoutevenrealizing it.I’ve seen it happen.The best antidote to any false doctrine is to be like the Bereans, who “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:11)

Understanding Calvinism helped me to understand that the doctrine of “once saved always saved” is a false doctrine. This was something I struggled with for many years. Why did it help me? Because I understood that at the root of the “once saved always saved” teaching is Calvinism’s false doctrine of “irresistible grace.” “Once saved always saved” and “irresistible…

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