* Tabby, Dixie - Abraham Lincoln * Piccolomini, Siam, Miss Pussy - Rutherford B. Hayes * Valeriano Weyler, Enrique DeLome - William McKinley * Tom Quartz, Slippers - Theodore Roosevelt * Puffins - Woodrow Wilson * Smoky (bobcat), Tiger (house cat), Tax Reduction, Budget Bureau (lion cubs) - Calvin Coolidge * Tom Kitten - John F. Kennedy * Shan - Gerald Ford * Misty Malarky Ying Yang - Jimmy Carter * Socks - Bill Clinton * India “Willie” - George W. Bush
Martin van Buren also briefly owned two tiger cubs gifted by the Sultan of Oman before Congress forced van Buren to donate them to a zoo.
I may be bad at math so forgive me, but I calculated that Taylors boyfriends (ex and present) have a combined 33.3 million followers on Instagram and she has nearly triple that at 89.3 so tell me again who’s using who for publicity
“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.” —John Calvin
This is a list of verses and passages relating to my study of Calvinism, for any of my Christian followers interested. If any of you have any extra verses to add on, please feel free (:
Calvinism is summed up in five points, an acronym called TULIP, and I’ll post verses relating to each point underneath them. Some verses are repeated, as they relate to multiple points.
Total Depravity - Man is dead in sin and cannot understand the Gospel.
Job 14:4-6, 12, & 22
I Corinthians 2:14
Ephesians 2:1-6, 8-10
Unconditional Election - God only chooses certain ones for salvation.
John 6:36, 44-51 ,64-65
John 15:16, 19
John 17:2-3, 9
I Corinthians 1:21-22
I Thessalonians 1:4
II Thessalonians 2:13-14
II Timothy 2:10-13
I Peter 2:7-9
Limited Atonement - Christ did not die for unbelievers.
John 17:2-3, 9, 24
Irresistible Grace - God’s will cannot be successfully resisted.
John 6:36-37, 44-45
I Peter 2:7-9
Preservation of the Saints - Eternal security of believers.
John 10 27-30
Romans 8:1, 38-39
I Corinthians 1:7-9
II Corinthians 4:14, 17
These are just specific verses, I encourage you to read the chapters as well if you really want to study Calvinism.
Some Calvinists only believe in 3 points, I forgot which ones they leave out, but I don’t see how you can pick and choose from the points. If man is totally depraved, then he can’t choose God. If he can’t choose God, he needs to be chosen by God. If some are chosen by God then that means others aren’t chosen by God. If man was not chosen then God’s irresistible grace was not extended to him. If a man falls out of grace then grace was never extended to him. If it were possible to fall out of grace then God’s will is resistible and Christ died in vain. If God’s will isn’t irresistible then He isn’t God.