The Five Points of Hyper Calvinism
"Remember, two cardinal rules to debating Calvinism: first, while some Arminians are Armenians and some Armenians are Arminians, Armenians and Arminians are two very different groups. Second, while it's true that some Calvinists can be a bit hyper, that doesn't make them Hyper-Calvinists." - Justin Taylor
According to Timothy George (from his book Amazing Grace: Godâ€™s Initiativeâ€“Our Response), a Hyper-Calvinist departs from orthodoxy on five key doctrines:
1. Hypers teach the doctrine of eternal justification, which effectively removes human responsibility to respond to the gospel.
2. Hypers deny the free moral agency and responsibility of sinners to repent and believe the gospel.
3. Hypers deny the free offer of the gospel to all people, regardless of whether a person is presumed to be elect or not.
4. Hypers teach that sinners have no warrant to believe in Christ until they feel the evidence of the Spiritâ€™s moving in their heartsâ€“in other words, a sinner needs to be convinced he is elect before he has a right to believe.
5. Hypers deny the universal love of God. Hypers claims that God hates sinners and has no meaningful love for the non-elect.
You will find a very interesting article on these issues by Nathan Finn found here.