Problem? The solution: John Calvin
Church Reform is needed
A church reform is needed because of church officials abusing power. The renaissance ideas were conflicted on the churches teachings. The causes were heavy taxtations, sale of indulgences, and nationalism.
The five foundational tenets of calvinism
- Total Depravity
- Unconditional election: Individuals can not choose god without god enabling them to do so.
- Limited atonement: God sent christ to die for the sins of his chosen saints only, and not for the sins of the unbelievers.
- Irresistible grace : God's chosen elect cannot resist god grace in their life.
- Perservance of the saints : Once a individual is saved, he or she can never lose his or her salvation. because he or she is externally bound to christ.