My new book, Humble Calvinism: If I Know The 5 Points But Have Not Love…, is now available.
Humble Calvinism isn’t an oxymoron. It’s no mythical being like Nessie or Big Foot. A humble Calvinism is the only real Calvinism. Everything else is a sham; a misunderstanding of the doctrines of grace.
When we truly know the doctrines of grace—in the mind and the heart—we will become gracious people. Humbled before the Lord, yes, and humbled before one another. That’s real Christianity.
Ray Ortlund, the most humble Calvinist I’ve met, kindly wrote the Foreword. He says at one part:
This book needed to be written, to guide us into the very humility that Calvinism should create. If God is big and we are small, if God’s power jump-starts us without our help, if the only contribution we make to our salvation is the evil that makes salvation relevant to begin with, if it is God’s eternal purpose alone that will sustain us all the way, if our Christianity is all according to Scripture and not our brainstorms, all of grace and not our merits, all by faith and not by demands, all thanks to Christ and no thanks to us, all for the glory of God alone—where does our self-exaltation fit into that picture? On the other hand, a heart at rest in our gracious Lord of glory, a heart at peace with other Christians who disagree with us—that is the heart of a true Calvinist.
I dedicated the book to all of my brothers and sisters in Acts 29 churches around the world. May we be humble and happy Calvinists.