Mere Calvinism by Jim Scott Orrick Whether you think of yourself as a Calvinist or not, your understanding of “Calvinism” probably involves some misinformation, stereotypes, and ambiguity. Written for those in high school and up, Jim Orrick’s fresh, evangelistic explanation gets to the heart of the matter: the Bible teaches that God always does as he pleases and that he initiates, sustains, and completes the salvation of everyone who goes to heaven. This focus sets Calvinism apart from other views within Christianity‚”‚€‚”and has huge, positive implications for daily life. Calvinism is more than the “five points” for which it is known, but those five points make an excellent framework for understanding its teaching. Taking us back to the Bible, Orrick examines what we mean when we talk about total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints‚”‚€‚”and why those ideas matter.