This is just off the top, and reflects something I said in the comment thread of another post. How would an Evangelical Calvinist reframe the infamous TULIP if he/she had to? Reframe so that we end up with a Christ-centred TULIP. Here’s a go:

  • blacktulipT otal Depravity = Reframe: He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. II Cor. 5:21
  • U nconditional Election = Reframe: Col. 1:15ff (He has supremacy over life and death, He is the center of salvation in God’s life for us).
  • L imited Atonement = Reframe: The atonement is ‘limited to Christ for us’.
  • I rresistable Grace = Reframe: God has already taken the choice for humanities’ salvation in Christ (II Cor. 5:19).
  • P erseverance = Reframe: Our life is grounded in Christ’s life, based on the power of an indestructible life. Heb. 7:15

Obviously Christ’s vicariousness plays the central role in this framing, what do you think? I think this could be done better, but it’s off the top; and in reality we aren’t slaves to the TULIP in the first place . . . just trying to be creative.