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The opposite of Calvinism is considered to be [[Arminianism]], which was named after Jacobus Arminius. It should be noted here that neither John Calvin nor Jacobus Arminius truly came up with the theologies named after them, as the ideas contained within the respective beliefs have been debated upon even as far back as Paul in Romans 5.
Calvinists observe two sacraqments, and see the bread and wine used during the [[Lord's Supper]] as symbolic and rejects baptismal regeneration, but teaches that [[baptism]] is a sign of God's covenantal love and election.
The doctrines of Calvinism is summarized in the [[Three Forms of Unity]], the [[Westminster Standards]], as well as a few other Reformed confessions.