Archive for the ‘Great Calvinists’ Category

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Great Quotes: Spurgeon

January 5, 2008
“To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but, oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Great Quotes: Spurgeon

January 5, 2008
“To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but, oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Great Calvinists: Abraham Piper article

November 28, 2007

Sometimes I just get frustrated with some Calvinists, and in that see all in the same light, but thank God some are not just mean spirited cusses… Some are truly Desiring God.

Here is an excerpt from an article by Abraham Piper .

“There is a letter on Scot McKnight’s blog from a pastor who is very frustrated with certain Calvinists in his church. It would be easy enough to disregard it, pointing out that not all Calvinists are like that or that his use of the word “hyper-Calvinist” doesn’t match correct theological jargon. But that would be missing the point. And, ironically, that reaction would only lend credence to the frustration that motivated the letter in the first place.”

Read the whole article here. Be a Kinder Calvinist

I for one was refreshed and blessed by this article.

iggy

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Great Calvinists: Abraham Piper article

November 28, 2007

Sometimes I just get frustrated with some Calvinists, and in that see all in the same light, but thank God some are not just mean spirited cusses… Some are truly Desiring God.

Here is an excerpt from an article by Abraham Piper .

“There is a letter on Scot McKnight’s blog from a pastor who is very frustrated with certain Calvinists in his church. It would be easy enough to disregard it, pointing out that not all Calvinists are like that or that his use of the word “hyper-Calvinist” doesn’t match correct theological jargon. But that would be missing the point. And, ironically, that reaction would only lend credence to the frustration that motivated the letter in the first place.”

Read the whole article here. Be a Kinder Calvinist

I for one was refreshed and blessed by this article.

iggy

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John Calvin and Spurgeon on Alcohol.

October 29, 2007

Here is a little food for thought…

‘And you shall bestow that money for whatsoever your soul lusts after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul desires: and you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, and your household.’ ~ John Calvin teaching on Deuteronomy 14:26

It seems Calvin was not against alcohol, rather preached moderation. It seems that when a “Calvinist” states that all alcohol is wrong he is at odds with Calvin himself. Even more so if Calvin had been a Southern Baptist… oh well!

For that matter Charles Spurgeon would not make a good Southern Baptist today either…

“I neither said nor implied that it was sinful to drink wine; nay, I said that, in and by itself, this might be done without blame. But I remarked that, if I knew that another would be led to take it by my example, and this would lead them on to further drinking, and even to intoxication, then I would not touch it.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

Such is appeasing the flesh with its rules “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? (Colossians 2:20-23)

Be blessed,
iggy

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John Calvin and Spurgeon on Alcohol.

October 29, 2007

Here is a little food for thought…

‘And you shall bestow that money for whatsoever your soul lusts after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul desires: and you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, and your household.’ ~ John Calvin teaching on Deuteronomy 14:26

It seems Calvin was not against alcohol, rather preached moderation. It seems that when a “Calvinist” states that all alcohol is wrong he is at odds with Calvin himself. Even more so if Calvin had been a Southern Baptist… oh well!

For that matter Charles Spurgeon would not make a good Southern Baptist today either…

“I neither said nor implied that it was sinful to drink wine; nay, I said that, in and by itself, this might be done without blame. But I remarked that, if I knew that another would be led to take it by my example, and this would lead them on to further drinking, and even to intoxication, then I would not touch it.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

Such is appeasing the flesh with its rules “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? (Colossians 2:20-23)

Be blessed,
iggy

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J.I Packer and the Five Basic Truths

September 2, 2007

Five basic truths, five foundation principles of the knowledge about God which Christians have, will determine our course throughout. They are as follows:

1. God has spoken to man, and the Bible is his Word, given to us to make us wise unto salvation.

2. God is Lord and King over his world; he rules all things for his own glory, displaying his perfections in all that he does, in order that men and angels may worship and adore him.

3. God is Savior, active in sovereign love through the Lord Jesus Christ to rescue believers from the guilt and power of sin, to adopt them as his children and to bless them accordingly.

4. God is triune; there are within the Godhead three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and the work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it and the Spirit applying it.

5. Godliness means responding to God’s revelation in trust and obedience, faith and worship, prayer and praise, submission and service. Life must be seen and lived in the light of God’s Word. This, and nothing else, is true religion.

~ From Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Note that Packer is/was a Calvinist… and note number five that states “responding to God’s revelation”… Makes me wonder what some of the “truth war” blogs and people that toss around “semi-pelagian” as a derogatory name might think… it sounds as if Packer is saying man must respond to be saved!

On a personal note here I agree with Packer, though I think that I have a different understanding of “obedience” than Packer does.

Be Blessed,

iggy