The five point known as T.U.L.I.P. Clearly defines that all mankind is totally depraved, and only God can save human being from their pitiful state. While God elects some and by pass others. Jesus Christ is the only one who can redeem us from our sins, and the Holy Spirit is the only person who can convict us our sins, and leads us to Christ. Since God determined the elect before the foundation of this world. He will preserve and protect the saints well here on earth. As scripture declares;“ What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us who is against us? He did not even spare His own Son but offered Him up for us all; how will He not also with Him grant us everything? Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies. Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, He rose from the grave; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” In short, TULIP is an acronym that defines the gospel intellectuality defines mankind
Dr Lewis Johnson wrote,” This is God’s great gospel message. It is the message that meets the needs of all of us. May God in his grace touch your heart, for the Holy Spirit is the one who touches our hearts, brings us to the knowledge of the Son of God, points us to him always and what he has done, and gives us the confidence by virtue of the satisfaction Christ has offered. We don’t look within ourselves for feelings, as if to look for feelings by which we can know that we are believing people. We look off, outside our- selves, to the objective work of the Son of God who died upon Calvary’s cross. If I looked within myself, I would have no confidence in myself, but when I examined Christ and what He has done than I much confidence in myself. He is my continental head. He is my representative, and his work pleases the father. It pleases the father, because the father raised Him from the dead in token of the fact that he is pleased with what Christ has done. If you want salvation, if you want the assurance of salvation, you can find it only n Christ and you’ll not find it in yourselves.”
If God did this for His chosen people what is our responsibilities
Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 1 question 1 asks What is your only comfort in life and in death? That I, with body and soul, both in life, and in death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and redeemed me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall
R C Sproul, in book Following Christ wrote this “ What is the goal of the Christian life? Godliness born of the obedience of Christ. Obedience unlocks the riches of the Christian experience. Prayer is what prompts and nurtures obedience, putting the heart into the proper frame of mind to desire obedience.
Of course, knowledge is the important because without it. We can’t know what God requires. However, knowledge and truth will remain abstract unless we commune with God in prayer. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches, inspires, and illuminates God’s to us.
The Heidelberg Catechism Question in question 60. How are thou righteous before God?
Answer: Only by a true faith in Jesus Christ; so that, though my conscience accuse me, that I have grossly transgressed all the commandments of God, and kept none of them, and am still inclined to all evil, notwithstanding, God, without any merit of mine, but only of mere grace, grants and imputes to me, the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ; even so, as if I never had, nor committed any sin: yea, as if I had fully done all that obedience which Christ has accomplished for me; inasmuch as I embrace such benefit with a believing heart. In short, TULIP is a tool to equipped the saint!!!