Since John Calvin first introduced the belief of election, it has caused debate among theologians
in many Protestant churches. John Calvin’s beliefs consisted of five general themes.
The first of the is the most important concept of understanding the beliefs of grace. Due to the
fall, man, in his spiritually dead state, is unable of himself to savingly believe the Gospel. The
sinner is totally dead, and cannot natural turn to the things of God, not seek Him. Man's is
deceitful and desperately corrupt. Man does not have free will; it is in complete bondage to his
evil and sinful nature; therefore, he will not--better yet, he cannot--choose good over evil in the
spiritual realm. Due to this state, it is only by the grace of God moving trough the Spirit to
regenerate a person's spiritual state. Therefore a desire to seek God and also faith to believe does
not begin and end with man, but it is a gift of God and evidence of His grace. There it is not
man, who cho...