Predestination Archive

Predestination and the Glory of God

February 1, 2008

We have been taught to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, but Paul says we must find refuge in Jesus Christ.

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Did Calvin’s Successors Distort his Doctrine of Predestination?

July 1, 2006

The assumption that Reformed theologians made predestination central resulted from a misunderstanding of scholastic method.

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Calvin, Bolsec and the Reformation

February 9, 2001

In 1551 – four hundred fifty years ago – a dramatic confrontation occurred in Geneva between John Calvin and Jerome Bolsec over the doctrine of predestination. Today that controversy is largely forgotten, but it was a significant episode that provides a remarkable window on the character and meaning of the Reformation.

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