There are various ways to define hyper-Calvinism. For example, we might explain it as a system of doctrine that rejects the free offer of the gospel based on a low view of man's responsibility. We might also explain it in terms of biblicism or rationalism. Some have rightly called this the quest for illegitimate religious… Continue reading Governed by Our Own Logic: Hyper-Calvinism (Lloyd-Jones)
Hyper-calvinism is just as harmful as legalism and as unbiblical as antinomianism. But what is hyper-calvinism? There's more to it, but the New Dictionary of Theology gives a decent short answer to this question: Hyper-calvinism is an exaggerated or imbalanced type of Reformed theology, associated with Strict and Particular Baptists of English origin and with… Continue reading What is Hyper-Calvinism?
I've bumped up against hyper-calvinism on and off for the past 15 years or so. For a time I checked it out, dabbled with it, and thought about it. Thankfully a wise pastor steered me away from its dangers. What is hyper-calvinism? I think of it as Calvinism on the steroids of rationalism; I also think of… Continue reading Hyper-Calvinism