was a conference of Dutch Reformed theologians held in A.D. 1619 to address Arminianism(A.D. 1618–1619) Reformed theologians reject Arminianism and formulate the five points of Calvinism at the Synod of Dordt in Holland. A Protestant t... more and formulated the five points of classic CalvinismThe main branch of the Reformed Protestant tradition that took its name from its founder, John Calvin. It is characterized by a strong belief in prede... more, represented in the acronym TULIP: T = total depravityIs a Calvinist term for a doctrine they share with Lutherans that every aspect of human existence is corrupted by sin including free will. This does n... more; U = unconditional electionFrom the Latin word for "choice," is a doctrine based on the concept that God chooses (predestines) some individuals to salvation while other to damna... more; L = limited atonementIs also called “particular redemption,” which maintains that Jesus did not die for everyone but only for those whom he had previously elected to s... more; I = irresistible graceRefers to the Calvinist teaching articulated in the Synod of Dordt that a sinner cannot resist the grace of God when God elects to give grace to that ... more; and P = perseveranceBased on or related to the Augustinian theology that God grants a gift of grace to some, but not all, believers to enable them to remain faithful to t... more of the saintsIs a term used in the New Testament for Christian believers. In Roman Catholicism it refers to officially canonized, deceased holy men and women who c... more.