Known as both the Doctrines of Grace and the Five Points of Calvinism, these doctrines are Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and the Perseverance of the Saints. Read about each one at http://rsnbl.us/1M4uKbc
36. John Calvin (1509-1564) wanted education to be for everyone and is exiled from France for his commencement speech. He wrote “The Institution of the Christian Religion” which was the first Christian theology. He later reformed education by creating a three tiered education system and his theological distinctives were put together to form the anagram TULIP....and that's my favorite flower :)
John Calvin (1509-1564), French subject who became an early convert to the ideas of Martin Luther. As a “protestant” his life in Catholic France was difficult. Eventually he settled in Switzerland, becoming the theocratic dictator of the Geneva canton in 1541. Calvin’s harsh and restrictive social and religious laws are the foundation of the future Presbyterian branch of the Protestant church. His was a hard and unforgiving doctrine.
The question answered by the doctrine of limited atonement is this: Is Christ a real Savior or merely a "potential" Savior? The "L" of Tulip, is probably the most disputed term of the five. The idea that the atonement is "limited" provides the crux of the controversy. In other words, did Christ die to atone for sins of every human being, or did He die to atone for the sins of the elect only?