Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 2 - Total Depravity and Prevenient Grace
SERMON TOPIC: Calvinism and Arminianism - Part 2 - Total Depravity and Prevenient Grace
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 8 November 2015
Topic Groups: TOTAL DEPRAVITY, ARMINIANISM, CALVINISM
Sermon synopsis: Calvinism: the belief that man is totally depraved and so all steps towards salvation are taken by God, who compels (Irresistible Grace) only certain elect men to be saved.
Arminianism: the belief that man is totally depraved and so the initiative in salvation is taken by God (Prevenient Grace) in which he enables (but does not compel) men to accept his universal offer of salvation through God-given free will and faith.
Pelagianism: the belief that original sin did not taint human nature and that man’s will is still capable of choosing good or evil without special aid from God.
Semi-Pelagianism: the belief that man is only partially depraved and the initiative in salvation is made by the human will, with God’s grace only coming into effect later.