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SEA TULIP Gospel Predestination : Part 1 : Why Reductionist Five-point TULIP Calvinism is Bankrupt
...Five-point TULIP Calvinism was formulated in response to the 1610 five articles of the Remonstrants, who were followers of Jacob Arminius. At the time of its assembly, when the Synod of Dort formulated TULIP, the issue of counteracting the five articles was paramount to continuing ANY semblance of a Reformation. The soteriology of the 16th century Reformation in essence counteracted the great apostasy prophesied by Paul conceived by the late 1st and 2nd century Church Fathers. For 14 centuries men in popular religious institutions called ‘Christian’ had attempted to destroy the pristine apostolic gospel....
Bob Higby
SEA TULIP Gospel Predestination : Part 2 : Supralapsarianism
...This article will defend the necessity of a broader confessional basis for gospel predestination than what is commonly defined in the five points of Calvinism. TULIP Calvinism was formulated in response to the 1610 five articles of the Remonstrants, who were followers of Jacob Arminius. At the time of its assembly, when the Synod of Dort formulated TULIP, the issue of counteracting the five articles was paramount to continuing any semblance of a Reformation. Though the Synod of Dort resulted in a major advance in gospel truth at the time of its occurrence, the pertinence of those gains was later destroyed through the rise of evangelicalism under the immensely popular teaching of Andrew Fuller. A tongue-in-cheek confession of the 5 points still remains today. But for centuries Reformed Calvinists have shunned any doctrine of absolute, positive, double, and causative predestination. Arminians are embraced as full brethren in Christ and fellow evangelicals....
Bob Higby
SEA TULIP Gospel Predestination : Part 3 : Eternal Justification
...The current study will affirm that all aspects and dimensions of God’s eternal purpose of saving grace are existent transcendent of time and present at every moment of created time. There is never a moment in history when God thinks contrary to purposed grace and has a disposition of wrath toward those predestined to eternal life. Likewise, there is never a moment when God thinks contrary to purposed wrath and has a disposition of grace toward those predestined to eternal judgment....
Bob Higby
SEA TULIP Gospel Predestination : Part 4 : The Active Decree of God
...Compared to the rare affirmation of Supralapsarianism and even more sparse confession of Eternal Justification, the teaching of God’s Active Decree is virtually nonexistent in existing writings of Christian belief. It cannot be found in any well-published theological work except certain of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Those who confess it will be derided as rebels against ‘the church’ and shunned with this affirmation: No one believes that! Those who dare to boldly affirm this biblical truth must accept the lot of ‘the least of Christ’s brethren’ who will never be ministered to by churchianity....
Bob Higby