Calvanist or Armeniest
What do we believe?
There are different theologies in and around Christianity that’s been around for many centuries. As we attempt to precisely define what we believe, we realize that we differ more than what we could ever imagine. However, taking a look at these specific beliefs helps us to clarify what we preach and believe.
Jacobus Arminius was one of the big theology changers that initially started the armenianistic view of faith.
Armenism is fundamentally the belief that we are saved by grace through faith. Specifically as Eph 2:8-10 expressly says “not by your own works, it is a gift from God”
Within that scripture however it is true that although it is not by our works, we still have the free will to choose to believe and come to Christ. However, this view is called “partial depravity”.
Calvin however entered the theology of “complete depravity” that basically promotes the idea that we have no affect on our salvation at all.
Calvinism is named for John Calvin, a French theologian who lived from 1509-1564. Arminianism is named for Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian who lived from 1560-1609.
What do you believe?