Don’t limit your understanding of God’s absolute sovereignty to five points in a mnemonic device (TULIP). Do start there, or at least cover that terrain in due course, but know that there is so much more to the full biblical worldview sometimes called Calvinism.
In the introductory essay that I referred to yesterday, J. I. Packer says, “it would not be correct to simply equate Calvinism with the ‘five points.’” He continues, (paragraphing added)
Calvinism is something much broader than the “five points” indicate.
Calvinism is a whole world-view, stemming from a clear vision of God as the whole world’s Maker and King.
Calvinism is the co…