TULIP (Calvinist acrostic)

From Kook Science

TULIP is an acrostic acronym that acts as a mnemonic for the essential tenets of Calvinism:

  • Total depravity (all humans are born slaves to sin and are unable to change through their own actions)
  • Unconditional election (God has chosen the Elect, those who are saved, and this decision is irrevocable)
  • Limited atonement (Only the sins of the Elect have been redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ)
  • Irresistible grace (the Elect are unable to resist the call to God's redemption)
  • Perseverance of the Saints (the Elect will always remain so and cannot be made otherwise)