TULIP

Believe it or not, I find that there is quite a bit in Calvinism to agree with, particularly their take on free will. There are a couple points where we disagree though, what with me being a Christian Universalist and all, so I thought I’d give my Universalist take on TULIP:

1. Total Depravity/Total Grace: Every part of our lives is affected by sin, but where sin abounds, grace super-abounds; so every sin has already been forgiven and all of humanity has already been ontologically saved in Christ.

2. Unconditional Election: God elects to noologically save some people based upon no merit of their own.

3. Limited (noological) Salvation in this Age: Only those to whom God has revealed the truth of their ontological salvation will be noologically saved during their lifetime.

4. Irresistible Grace: Those whom God elects cannot resist (noological) salvation.

5. Perseverance of God: God will sacramentally save everyone in the end.

This post explains the references to the three different stages of salvation (ontological, noological and sacramental), just in case you’re not familiar with them.