Arminianism: The doctrine of salvation as formulated by Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminus (1560-1609). Pastoral, rather than systematic, in nature. Represented by the acronymn FACTS (Freed by Grace [to Believe], Atonement for All, Conditional Election, Total Depravity, Security in Christ).
Related Concepts and/or Examples
Freed by Grace – God calls all to repent and enables belief
Atonement for All – Christ died for the sins of everyone
Conditional Election – God saves those who have faith
Total Depravity – sin impacts every person, and every part of every person
Security in Christ – the Holy Spirit empowers us to remain in Christ
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