Does Calvinism *Really* Teach That God’s Decree Is the Cause of All Things, Including Sin?

Uh….Yeah.

Calvinist Quotes on God Determining All Evil

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  1. The Lord births his children whom he foreknew in his spirit.This is how he puts an end to sin.After he begins this work in one of his they begin to live in away that is pleasing to him and sin does not have a dominion over them any more.In others words their thoughts,actions,motives,are not dominated by the darkness of a carnal mind,but rather are directed by the spirit of a spiritual mind.This is a new creature and it is because of the kingdom of GOD within that has been made alive by the spirit of God.Where their is a kingdom,their is a king.A king sits on his throne and decrees and orders his kindgom according to his own will and good pleasure.The Lord sits in the temple of his divine children and that is how good things come about through them.He came that we might have life and have it abundantly.Surely he is the cause of any thing good.

  2. Surely he is the cause of any thing good.

    Is He the cause of all that is evil?

  3. I have read the article concerning the decree of God in sin and grace.
    I really want to know what is the idea of the gospel that arminians are holding up. How do you define gospel in relation to the decree of God.

  4. Wendy,

    I decided to approve your comment minus the link to the article linked to the “gospel” that bashes and misrepresents Arminianism. That link made your comment seem like spam and made your question seem less than an honest attempt to get some clarification on Arminianism. If there is a section in that article you specifically want me to address, you can ask about it on the ??Questions?? page.

    As to your question, it is a little confusing. What decrees are you referring to? Calvinist decrees? The Arminian gospel can be fairly summed up in an honest and straightforward reading of John 3:16-18, 36. Surely you are aware of those passages.

    God Bless,
    Ben

  5. Wendy,

    Do you consider yourself a hyper-Calvinist? Do you know that the site you link to promotes hyper-Calvinism in that it considers those who reject Calvinism as unsaved? Hopefully, that is not what you believe.

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