The religious doctrines or tenets of the Arminians.
The Reformed churches at the Synod of Dort ( 1618-1619) condemned this doctrine which is held by followers of late sixteenth-century Theologian Jacobus Arminius ( 1560-1609). The 5 points or articles which this doctrine holds to is, 1. Conditional Election, 2. Universal Atonement, 3. Inherent will to respond to grace 4. The resistability of grace 5. And the ability of the saints to fail to perservere. His followers became known as the Remonstrants, or the Deniers because they believe that man is not totally depraved, but is inherently good, so that God elects people to be Saved on the basis of His foreseeing something good in them, that they repent and believe. This view is antithetical to the Reformed Doctrines of Grace. [ back
In Christian theology, the label attached to proponents of the view of salvation that says humans can repent or desire to repent before God apart from God's specific, supernatural intervention or enabling process. After Jacob Arminius.
16th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignity
The extension of the views of late sixteenth-century Dutch theologian Jacob Arminius (Arminius' views were somewhat more Reformed than those of his successors). Arminianism generally holds that man is not totally depraved, that God chooses men to salvation on the basis of some foreseen faith or goodness in them, that Christ died in order to save every man, that God's grace and will can be resisted, and that Christians can forfeit their salvation. These views were decisively refuted and condemned by the Reformed churches at the Synod of Dort (1618-1619).
Followers of Arminius who emphasized free will in opposition to Calvin's views of God's sovereignty.
Arminianism was the view--heretical to Puritans--that good works and faith in God could win a person admittance to Heaven (salvation). Arminianism was a doctrine of works.