Why I Am a Calvinist . . . or Something like That

By Stan Guthrie

A friend has asked me why I’m a Calvinist. The truth is, I rarely if ever call myself that. My first allegiance is not to a 16th-century theologian or to a theological system, however much I appreciate them. My allegiance is to Christ. Call me a Christian.

But, yes, if you had to classify me by my theological inclinations, I’m probably best called Reformed—that is, a Protestant who believes in the great Reformation doctrines of Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gracia, Solus Christus, and Sola Deo Gloria.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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