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The Distinctive Points of Calvimism

God's Sovereignty and Man's Salvation
God's Sovereignty and Man's SalvationSteve Gregg

In this talk, Steve Gregg examines the distinct points of Calvinism, a theological perspective that emphasizes God's sovereignty over all things. He notes that Calvinists believe in total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. In contrast to Pelagianism and Arminianism, Calvinists believe that all of one's actions and life events are predetermined by God. However, some non-Calvinists refute the claims made by Calvinists and suggest that faith precedes regeneration in the salvation process. Gregg acknowledges that the nuances of the labels are not important, but the interpretations of the verses in relation to salvation are significant.

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