New Light Calvinist
Immediate Experience Can be confused with Semi-Pelagianism
Bare Faith, Non-election
and how this Relates to the
Heresy of Decisional Regeneration
Starting with Augustine versus Pelagius, the debate over the free will of man and the sovereignty of God began. Pelagius thought the orthodox view of saving grace as a sovereign, supernatural experience which was irresistible, gave Christians license to sin. The supernatural experience expectation of regeneration was just as offensive to Pelagius as its irresistibility. The ironic thing about many self-proclaimed Calvinists today, is they are just as offended by the experiential expectation of regeneration as Pelagius. For many, the supernatural has been reduced to metaphysical legalism.