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The System of theology, defined by John Calvin, emphasizing the sovereignty of God over the free will of man, in which God undoubtedly and effectually saves His elect.
Calvinism alone is the gospel and nothing else.
by Evan May May 31, 2005
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A system of belief promoted by its author John Calvin based entirely on a Platonic evaluation of the letters of Paul of Tarsus. Calvin posited that Christ died for a very few people and then re-interpreted both the Old Testament and the New Testament with the idea of a predestined fate for every person as being among the elected minority or the damned majority. It does great violence to the New Testament by making it subject to a Pauline interpretation of the Old Testament. Also a totalitarian pseudo-Christian cult of the Puritan or Reformed variety. It denies free will and imposes the biblical law of Calvin's Institutes on all people.
Calvinism was the theology behind the police state run by Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s.
by normal5574 March 09, 2015
A theological system made up by Augustine of Hippo, further systematized by the arriving of John Calvin. It teaches double-predestination; fatalism.
Argues for Calvinism with a Christian predestined to argue against Calvinism.
by PourSonFils.com August 13, 2014
Christian creed that really makes God out to be a child abuser who favors one child above the other. The one who he does not favor is thrown on a highway full of cars and gets his child killed. Upheld by all the Fundamentalist Baptist Cults who claim that "Once saved always saved" BS to give them a license to claim that every single evil thing they do is all for the Glory of God.
Did you hear about that guy who bombed the Kumars house, must be some calvinism followers.
by Handsome Larrie April 02, 2010

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