Hyper-Calvinism

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Hyper-Calvinism is a variant of Calvinism, which holds that (according to Calvinist theology), since God saves the elect through His own choice and not in any way on account of human works, it follows that attempting to convert non-believers is unnecessary (because the elect will be saved, and similarly the non-elect will not be saved, regardless of the level of evangelism).

Hyper-Calvinism is generally considered to be outside the mainstream of Christian theology (even within Calvinism) because of its lack of emphasis on evangelism, which appears to conflict with the Great Commission.[1][2] Independent Baptist evangelist David Cloud, however, argues that based on Calvinist teaching that God has chosen the Elect and has done so permanently, the difference between hyper-Calvinism and "Calvin Calvinism" (Calvinism as usually believed) is no more than a difference in semantics.[3]

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