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  • Author: Thomas D. Calkins
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Download Calkins, Thomas D. - The Spurious Tulip - Updated

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Thomas D. Calkins

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The Spurious Tulip
A Critical Examination of Calvinistic Soteriology

Updated 7-6-2011: Formatting and spelling issues corrected.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Chapter One: Common mistakes in interpreting Scripture
III. Chapter Two: Principles in interpreting Scripture
IV. Chapter Three: The decrees of God
V. Chapter Four: The General teachings of Calvinism
VI. Chapter Five: Foreknowledge
VII. Chapter Six: Atonement
VIII. Chapter Seven: Free Agency
IX. Chapter Eight: God's Drawing
X. Chapte Nine: God's Compassion
XI. Chapter Ten: The Flagship of Calvinism
XII. Chapter Eleven: Calvinism and Evangelism  

Haven't read this yet, but I'm going to. Looks very good and I'm proud that one of our members wrote this!
Thanks for the review Josh. I will be reading this soon... on my droid :). The new theWord book module to mysword converter works great (just released this week).

Haven't read this yet, but I'm going to. Looks very good and I'm proud that one of our members wrote this!

Hi Josh,
Well, bro, after reading that little bit, I guess you've got my arm twisted up my back :lol: so I have to download it and read it.

So cheers for that bro.

Blessings and Ka ki_te ano
Stephen (Php 1:21)
I loved this! I will share some formatting nitpicks that you may not have noticed, but the writing, theology and support are excellent. I really enjoyed this a great deal. Thank you for putting the work together to prepare this resource.
Thank you Justin for your kind words. I welcome any formatting corrections. I am not a good computer technician by any means. By the way, I will be writing something in answer to the different versions of the Bible out there. I need to do some research first.

Thanks again, TC
Muchas gracias, y que Dios bendiga grandemente por los aportes, yo hace un tiempo anduve buscando este documento, pero no lo había encontrado hasta que llegue a esta pagina, que casi es completa, bueno digo casi completa por que no esta en español
Gracias, bendiciones en Cristo Jesús
The Google Spanish to English translation for Uriel Campos:

Thank you very much and God bless you greatly for the contributions, I walked for a while looking for here, but had not found it until you get to this page, which is almost complete, well I say almost complete that is not in Spanish
Thanks, blessings in Christ Jesus
Hi folks' I am really interested in your views on this paper. Especially from any who are Calvinistic in their soteriology. Please let me know!

What a breath of fresh air! Thank you for the time and attention it took to complete this module. I will be using it in the future for ladies who have 'questions.'
Well... This is a nicely written paper. However, the example given in the last chapter (Bob and his pastor) is a clear example of a common twisting of historic Calvinism. Bob's situation is clearly "hyper-Calvinism", which is understandable because most that explore TULIP see the sovereignty of God focus of Calvinism and come to that conclusion. Hyper-Calvinism is as far from scripture as man's decision.
please consider the history teaching of Calvin which is clearly given in the short booklet below.


I am Calvinistic in my Soteriology and here's why, when I come to:

What then? Are we any better? Not at all! For we have previously charged that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin, as it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one. Their throat is an open grave; they deceive with their tongues. Vipers' venom is under their lips. Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths, and the path of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God's judgment.
(Romans 3:9-19 HCSB I added the bold)

When I read the totality of scripture and understand that God is completely sovereign over his creation, I have no other option.

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