Analyzing Calvin's Teachings Amid His Anniversary

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Christians have been flocking to Geneva, Switzerland, this week to celebrate the 500th anniversary of theologian John Calvin's birth.

Calvin was the 16th century pastor whose work in Geneva transformed the city and helped spread the Protestant Reformation throughout Europe.

Calvinism is a minority in the broader evangelical movement today, but it's making a comeback, especially among young people.

"Now Calvinism is providing them a theology that's basically born out of the goodness of creation, the radical corruption of the fall and Jesus's salvation, His lordship over all things, not just my little soul," explained Rev. Greg Thompson of Trinity Presbyterian Church.  

Since Calvin's birth, however, his teachings on pre-destination and the sovereignty of God have been debated.

CBN News spoke with Stanley Burgess of Regent University about this.  Click play for his comments.

Burgess will also be part of a report on Calvin airing Monday, July 13, on The 700 Club.  Check local listings for show times.

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