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Theological Viewpoints

  1. josh3418 profile image68
    josh3418posted 4 years ago

    What is the difference Calvinism and Arminianism?

    1. Disappearinghead profile image87
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Google is your friend.

      1. josh3418 profile image68
        josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I know it is, and I know the answer, I just want to hear peoples opinions.

    2. Chris Neal profile image82
      Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Calvinism is the lame-brained idea that God directs anything and everything and there ain't nothing you can do about it.

      Arminianism it the dunderheaded counterpoint that we have an ability to influence any part of it.

      wink

      Since we're trying to hit all the different viewpoints.

      1. josh3418 profile image68
        josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your feedback.

        1. Chris Neal profile image82
          Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm actually a Calvinist who believes in free will.

          Go figure.

          1. josh3418 profile image68
            josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Sp you are a calvinist who calls his own way of thinking lame-brained smile
            I am a Calvinist too smile

            1. Chris Neal profile image82
              Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I was making a joke.

              I usually am the one hearing how lame-brained the thinking is, so I thought I would beat others to the punch.

              1. josh3418 profile image68
                josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Haha that's hilarious! smile

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            Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Doesn't that make you a Arminianism?

            1. Chris Neal profile image82
              Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Good question!

              The answer is no.

              Calvinism actually consists of five points, usually using the acronym TULIP. People who subscribe to the whole package are often called "five pointers" or "hyperCalvinists." I won't get into the details, but you can subscribe to most of the points (as I do) and still not be 100% predestination, and still be a Calvinist!

              Ta-daaaa! smile

              1. josh3418 profile image68
                josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Good answer Chris.

 
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