TULIP Acronym 5 Points of Reformed Theology
T – Total Depravity
(Sinner’s condition and application of original sin)
(God the Father electing)
(God the Son redeeming)
(God the Holy Spirit drawing)
(Believer’s Position and Application of God’s Grace)
Click on each point above, to read more about the five points.
Some people will say I am a 4 or 5 pointer. That means they either follow all or all but one of these five points. For example, Unconditional Election, is the point that most people differ on. Some believing in Conditional Election.
Followed by Puritans, Calvinist, Presbyterianism and Reformers.
The Puritans were a group of English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to “purify” the Church of England from its “Catholic” practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.
Also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
Part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Scotland. Presbyterian churches derive their name from the Presbyterian form of church government, governed by representative assemblies of elders, represents a great number of Reformed churches. However, the word presbyterian, when capitalized, is often applied uniquely to churches that trace their roots to the Scottish and English Presbyterians.
Calvinism — also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism which follows the theological tradition and the forms of Christian practices developed by John Calvin and other Reformation era theologians.