In this post, I just want to share some verses from the Bible that teach Calvinism.
1 Samuel 10:9 – Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day.
Ezekiel 36:26 – Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh (cf. Ezekiel 11:19).
Jeremiah 24:7 – I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.
Deuteronomy 30:6 – “Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Jeremiah 31:33 – “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Jeremiah 32:40 – I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me.
Exodus 3:21-22 (Exodus 12:35-36) – I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed. But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and daughters. Thus you will plunder the Egyptians.”
Daniel 1:8-10 – But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself. Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials, and the commander of the officials said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking more haggard than the youths who are your own age? Then you would make me forfeit my head to the king.”
John 1:13 – “…nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Romans 9:16, 18 – “So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy… So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.” And of course all of Romans chapter 9 contains very powerful teaching on Calvinism.
Daniel 4:16 – “Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let a beast’s mind be given to him, and let seven periods of time pass over him.
Thanks so much for reading, if you would like to learn more about Calvinism, this link takes you to a really helpful series of videos by Dr. John Piper teaching the basics of Calvinism. And if you would like to go more in-depth, this link takes you to Dr. James White’s book, The Potter’s Freedom.