TULIP: Communicates Positive Aspects to the Believer

Discussion in 'Calvinism & The Doctrines of Grace' started by ChrisJuloya, May 16, 2019.

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    ChrisJuloya Puritan Board Freshman

    I was wondering that would TULIP or 5-points of Calvinism generally be communicating the positive aspects to the believer. At the same time, would you agree that given that these doctrines speak positively to the believer, it does speak of the negative aspect to/about the unbeliever?

    For example:
    Total Depravity
    elect: acknowledges sin and need of a savior
    non-elect: indifference and self-righteousness (pharisees)

    Unconditional Election
    elect: active choosing of the elect
    non-elect: passive passing over (non-choosing) to the non-elect

    Limited Atonement
    elect: atonement of sins
    non-elect: no atonement of sins

    Irresistible Grace
    elect: freedom to run towards Christ
    non-elect: hardness of the heart

    Perseverance of the Saints
    elect: may fall gravely but will not fall fully, totally, and finally
    non-elect: is in and will remain in the state of fallenness

    I somewhat related it with what the Sacraments communicate.
    Grace to the believer, condemnation to the unbeliever.

    Would you say that same goes with the Doctrines of Grace?
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