Christian Hedonism

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    Since many of my ancestors (on Dad's side) were Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, I've developed a keen interest in their distinctives. I was just reading an article by Martyn Lloyd-Jones' describing what Methodism is and after reading it, I wonder if we couldn't consider John Piper to be a closet Calvinistic Methodist? Could Christian Hedonism be considered Calvinistic Methodism?

    Here's Lloyd-Jones' definition

    "What was it then? Well, Methodism is essentially experimental or experiential religion and a way of life. I think that is an adequate definition of it. What produced this? How did this ever come into being? The answer is that it was born of a number of things. The first was the realization that religion is primarily and essentially something personal. This was the thing that came to all of them. They all became aware of their own personal sinfulness; they underwent conviction of sin, and it was an agonizing process. But they all experienced this terrible need of forgiveness. This became a burden to them - both parties. Then there was also a great desire for a knowledge of God - a direct knowledge of God: not to believe things about God - they had already got that - but the desire to know God. 'This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent' (John 17:3). All this led on then to a desire for assurance of sins forgiven."


    Here's the full article William Williams & Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
    http://www.misterrichardson.com/welshcalmeth.html
     
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