Reformed Theology: God's Grace

JeffLogan's picture

This discussion will be limited to the discussion of God's grace as it pertains to Reformed Theology.

Barry writes,

I would like to suggest that we explore the topic of "God's Grace " as it relates specifically to the process of one's coming to salvation. I personally am particularly interested in the doctrine of "Prevenient Grace", however, at ElderDad's suggestion which points out our primary forum theme, addressing the RT position termed "Irresistible Grace" first is the more appropriate approach.

So, if this approach is acceptable, I would invite someone to begin this thread by first defining the term, then giving a brief re-cap of the history of "TULIP", and concluding with Scriptural references supporting the concept. That should get us rolling.

Barring objections, I would encourage someone in the Reformed camp to please begin.

Grace and peace to all.

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(The first 3 headings are reserved for Reformed Theology Adherents ONLY)

Defining the terms (No opposing views here)
     Irresistible Grace
     Prevenient Grace
     etc...
Brief re-cap of the history of "TULIP" (No opposing views here)
     Early History
     Later History
     Unfolding History/Current Understanding
Scriptural references supporting the concept (No opposing views here)
     Irresistible Grace
     Prevenient Grace
     etc...
1st Discussion: Irresistible Grace
2nd Discussion: Prevenient Grace
3rd Discussion: etc...

bwarddvm's picture

Re: Common Grace

Greetings eager posters,

Regarding the general topic of God's Grace, Reformed doctrine draws a distinction, though not necessarily a separation, between what it terms Common Grace and Special Grace. I am preparing an opening post defining common grace and discussing its application. I hope to have that posted by tomorrow.

If someone would like to begin working on an opening presentation regarding Special Grace and/or a brief recap of the concept of "Calvinism" and the acronym TULIP please let me know and we can coordinate the timing of the release of those posts.

I believe these concepts are foundational to this forum as we move specifically toward comparing "prevenient grace" and "irresistible grace".

Thanks to all,

Barry




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