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Instead of T.U.L.I.P.

In a recent Koinonia blog (, Pastor Jeremy Bouwma, cited, but did not recommend, a revision of the traditional Calvinist T.U.L.I.P called P.R.O.O.F. If this stuff interests you, check out the link above.

Let me offer my alternative to both of these, a version that emphasizes God's grace:

Instead of Total Depravity
     1. Sin - it affects all aspects of our humanity. We cannot turn to God without God’s saving GRACE.

Instead of Unconditional Election      2. Salvation - it is entirely by God’s GRACE that we are saved and come to know God. We do not merit or earn salvation.
Instead of Limited Atonement      3. Sacrifice - God in GRACE and mercy accepts the the death of Christ as a perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world and for all…