The Five Points of Calvinism were never listed by John Calvin, but by his followers. Still, they have come to define the Calvinistic viewpoint regarding salvation.
Many of us (myself included) would say that we do not follow any particular post-apostolic church leader, but we will admit to being influenced or at least impressed with the Biblical accuracy of some on some points. What impresses us is their ability to accurately summarize or organize Biblical teaching.
It is, therefore, understood that no SI participants blindly follow one person (at least this is hopefully true) beyond, of course, our Lord and His holy Word. It is also understood that sometimes we might modify a point of the five. For example, eternal security is not the exact equivalent of perseverance of the saints, but has the same end result. Good enough for this survey.
So how many of these points do you recognize as being an accurate summary of the Bible's teaching?
We are asking you to choose how many out of five. You can comment about which, if any, you reject, if you wish.
a. Total depravity, the idea that we are spiritually bankrupt, we have no merit to offer God. We find the true God unappealing and, while we might seek some god, we will not be drawn to the true God without His intervention. It is therefore unnatural to come to saving faith in Jesus.
b. Unconditional election -- God chooses us by His grace, not because He foresees that we would believe. No one would believe were it not for election. Anyone who wants to come to Jesus can do so, but no one will want to come (in a genuinely saving way) unless they are elect (chosen beforehand/presdestined).
c. Limited atonement, the idea that God had in mind only the redemption of the elect when He sent His Son to die (how people claim to know what was in God's mind perplexes me, personally!).
d. Irresistible grace, the idea that an elect person will come to saving faith, no ifs, ands, or buts.
e. Perseverance of the saints -- the idea that true believers will continue to believe until the end. It is this perseverance that distinguishes the true elect from pretenders.
Anyhow, you can vote for how many of the 5 you agree with (if any). If you are 4 nd 1/2, it will be an exercise in decisiveness for you to choose either 4 or 5. So consider rounding off! If you can't, I have added an "other" category.
Feel free to comment on this important topic.
Also, please make the distinction, when you comment, between human logic (which can be fallible) and the Word (whicih is infallible but may be interpreted in a fallible fashion!).