Predestination vs. Free Will: Calvin and Arminius

John CalvinJacob Arminius

Dear hijas,

John Calvin (1509-1574) and Jacob Arminius (1560-1609). Calvinism and Arminianism. Both came out of the Protestant Reformation. Their theologies competed for viability within the early Protestant faith. Both theologies are found in the various Protestant churches of today. It’s important to know what the pastor and elders of your church adhere to. Are they Calvinists or Arminians? Which theology does your denomination follow; that of Calvin or that of Arminius? Or neither?

Do you think the questions concerning predestination and free will have any bearing on these two men and their competing theologies within Protestantism?

They most certainly do.

Do a web search on these two men to gain some historical insight into what they were proposing, and we’ll flesh it out in our next post.

As always, I remain,

Dear ol’ Dad

Vaya con Dios mis hijas!

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