Paul's Passing Thoughts

What Calvinists Believe About Election is Worth Repeating

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 2, 2014

An excerpt from a reply to someone about election and covenants:

It’s perpetual ┬ácovenant renewal. By experiencing perpetual death and rebirth (“mortification and vivification”) you gain assurance of salvation, but you won’t know for certain that you are saved until the final judgement. Calvin held to three classes of election: the non-elect, the called (temporarily elected), and those who persevere (those who stand in the judgement). Calvin actually taught that the “called” were temporarily illumined by the Holy Spirit. Most Calvinists of the Neo-Calvinist resurgence are aware that Calvin believed this and hold to it.

 

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