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  • Arminius - Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609) was a professor of theology in the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Arminius taught that natural man had both the freedom and ability to believe in, and choose for, God from himself. He disagreed with the doctrines contained in the five points of Calvinism.

  • Why is it incorrect to teach that Christ died for all people in the same manner?

    Question 1: Are there two or three covenants pertaining to man's salvation? Arminius was the first to teach a three-covenant view in church history. He presented the Covenant of Works with the same agreeing parties and representation as do all Reformed Churches:

    To Arminius, however, the Covenant of Redemption (made in eternity) and the Covenant of Grace (formed in time) were two different covenants, both having different agreeing parties and representations. His covenant teaching can be pictured as follows:

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