TULIP & GOSPEL

 

I recently came across an interesting suggestion. Read here and see what you think:

“So, what is the suggested acronym?  G.O.S.P.E.L.  What better way to make reference to the Doctrines of Grace?  Calvinism, after all, is about the sovereign grace of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Doctrines of Grace are the biblical teachings regarding G.O.S.P.E.L. grace and glory.  Allow me, therefore, to supply a brief explanation of this acronym.

“G.O.S.P.E.L.

“God’s Glory: Foundational to the Doctrines of Grace is the biblical teaching that God’s redeeming work is to the praise of His glorious grace (Eph. 1:3-14 especially vv. 6, 12; Rom. 11:33-36).

“G.O.S.P.E.L.

“Original Sin: This point replaces Total Depravity in T.U.L.I.P.  The doctrine of original sin is greatly lost in our day, which is one good reason for making this change.

G.O.S.P.E.L

“Sovereign Election: This point replaces Unconditional Election in T.U.L.I.P.  The point of unconditional election is that God’s choice of His redeemed people was not rooted in anything they have done, but simply in the sovereign and good purposes of God (otherwise it’s not grace).

“G.O.S.P.E.L.

“Particular Atonement: This point replaces Limited Atonement in T.U.L.I.P.  We Calvinists are often forced to clarify the meaning of limited atonement, and our clarifications nearly always include the use of the word ‘particular’.

“G.O.S.P.E.L.

“Effectual Grace: This point replaces irresistible grace in T.U.L.I.P.  Like the previous point, I believe this point will also provide much needed clarification.

“G.O.S.P.E.L.

“Lasting Grace: This point replaces Perseverance of the Saints in T.U.L.I.P.”

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