English-speaking Calvinists are generally familiar with the acronym TULIP, which is a handy way of remembering the principal doctrines of Reformed Christianity:

Total depravity
Unconditional election
Limited atonement
Irresistible grace
Perseverance of the saints

However, given that some might see TULIP as old hat — and in the interest of encouraging bio-diversity — today’s challenge is to come up with another floral acronym that expresses the truths of Reformed Christianity. I posed this to some friends and colleagues some time ago, and now it’s your turn. For example:
Perseverance of the saints
Authority of scripture
Noetic effects of the fall
Salvation in Jesus Christ
Yes to God’s grace

Entries may be left in the Comments below.

Articles by David T. Koyzis


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