Curtis Hudson vs Calvinism, Part 5: Perseverance of the Saints

V. Perseverance of the Saints The Bible teaches, and I believe in, the eternal security of the born-again believer. The man who has trusted Jesus Christ has everlasting life and will never perish. But the eternal security of the believer does not depend on his perseverance. I do not know a single Bible verse that … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs Calvinism, Part 5: Perseverance of the Saints

Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 3 Limited Atonement (Definite Redemption)

III. Limited Atonement By limited atonement, Calvin meant that Christ died only for the elect, for those He planned and ordained to go to Heaven: He did not die for those He planned and ordained to go to Hell. Again, I say, such language is not in the Bible, and the doctrine wholly contradicts many, … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 3 Limited Atonement (Definite Redemption)

Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 2 Unconditional Election

II. Unconditional Election By unconditional election, Calvin meant that some are elected to Heaven, while others are elected to Hell, and that this election is unconditional. It is wholly on God's part, and without condition. By unconditional election, Calvin meant that God has already decided who will be saved, and who will be lost, and … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 2 Unconditional Election

Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)

The Bible says that, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Gal. 5:9). A small amount of controversy can disrupt the whole fellowship in a congregation. As a young pastor of a small church in the hills of Pennsylvania during the late 1980s, I witnessed this biblical truth when a disgruntled deacon secretly distributed to … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)