Total Depravity According to Calvinists

what is total depravity

Total Depravity is the foundation and starting place of Calvinism. I am not opposed to total depravity as much as I am the ramifications of this doctrine. That is, universal sinfulness is a biblical idea, but the way Calvinists use this idea to form other doctrines causes me to reject total depravity as Calvinists understand and define it.


Calvinism and the NIV

no NIV

I am convinced that one reason for the rise of popular-level Calvinism in the United States over the past 30 years is because of the popularity of the NIV. In some places, the NIV translation is so bad, I wish people would just rip those sections out of their NIV BIble.


The post is perfectly inerrant

the Bible is not proof

In Bible college and seminary, I always found it strange that one of the primary reasons given for divine inspiration and the inerrancy of Scripture was “because the Bible says so.” I always thought…. “Really? We know the Bible is divinely inspired because the Bible says so? We know it is inerrant because it claims to be?” This is not a compelling argument…


Words of Calvinism and the Word of God

TULIP Calvinism

I will be turning my series on Calvinism into a book on Calvinism. Here is a list of the blog posts that will become this book. Make sure you check back with this page often to see the newest additions. Or, better yet, simply get my blog updates so that you can get each new post as it is published.


Romans 6:1 is the Litmus Test for Grace

Romans 6 1

If you teach about grace, and after you are done nobody raises the objection that is raised in Romans 6:1, then you did not truly teach grace. Grace that comes with restrictions to avoid being abused is no longer grace.