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Before exploring these two letters, one must first understand what John Calvin taught regarding divine election. His position on this subject is summed up in the acrostic known as TULIP. In particular, the letter “U” in TULIP refers to “unconditional election” (Spencer 29). The basic thought behind this concept is that GodHimself chooses who comes to Christ; man does not have any say in the matter (Spencer 32). However, there is more to this thought than meets the eye. Calvin had four major points in his view of divine election. The first two points refer to those who are in the elect. Specifically, those in this group are arbitrarily chosen by God regardless of merit and if they are chosen, they cannot reject His calling (Calvin 926; 929). The last two points refer to those who are outside of the elect. Since these individuals are not called, God has eternally condemned them to destruction and, as a result, they cannot come to God even if they desired to (Ibid. 926; 981). Calvin supports his first two points with several Scriptures. For example, he uses Paul’s words to the Ephesians that God chose and predestined us before “the foundation of the world” as proof that God arbitrarily selects people (Eph. 1:4-5; Calvin …show more content…
Calvin asserts that the saying “every tree that my Father has not planted will be uprooted” implicitly proves that those who have been planted by the Father cannot be uprooted (Matt. 15:13; Calvin 972). In John, Calvin applies the discussion of Christ’s sheep to the irrevocability of God’s calling (Jn. 10:27-29; Calvin 971). The thought behind these views is that those in the elect are protected by God before, during, and after they receive their call (Calvin 976). If one appears to be part of the elect and falls away, Calvin states that he would “by no means concede to them that sure establishment of election which I bid believers seek from the word of the gospel” (Calvin

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