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Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by King James Bond, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. King James Bond

    King James Bond New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
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    For those thinking Calvinism is some way out, far fetched, looney and unBiblical mess of unsubstantiated principles, I beg of you to take a few minutes and enjoy some reading here on this site.


    The London Baptist Confession is a good source of what a Calvinist should preach. It is backed up with proof text.

    The Princeton theologian, Dr. B. B. Warfield said;

    "Calvinism is evangelism in its pure and only stable expression, and when we say evangelism we say sin and salvation. It means utter dependence on God for salvation.

    It implies therefore, need of salvation and a profound sense of this need, along with an equally profound sense of helplessness in the presence of this need, and utter dependence on God for its satisfaction.

    Its type is found in the publican who smote his breast and cried, "God be merciful to me a sinner!" No question there of saving himself, or helping God to save him, or of opening the way to God to save him. No question of anything but "I am a sinner, and all my hope is in God, my Saviour!"

    This is Calvinism, not just something like Calvinism, or an approach to Calvinism, but Calvinism in its vital manifestation.

    Wherever this attitude of heart is found and is given expression in direct and unambiguous terms, there is Calvinism. Where this attitude of mind and heart is fallen away from it however small a measure, there Calvinism has become impossible."

    "The Calvinist, in a word, is the man who sees God. He has caught sight of the ineffable Vision, and he will not let it fade for a moment from his eyes - God in nature, God in history, God in grace.

    Everywhere he sees God in His mighty stepping, everywhere he feels the working of His mighty arm, the throbbing of His mighty heart....Calvinism is just Christianity.

    The super-naturalism for which Calvinism stands is the very breath of the nostrils of Christianity; without it Christianity cannot exist...Calvinism thus emerges to our sight as nothing more or less than the hope of the world."

    As for me it is all of God! All glory to my God and Savior! ALL praise to Him and none to my will!

    Is this such evil for us to teach people they are dead in sin? Is it evil for us to teach it is only God that saves?

    Is it evil for us to give all glory to God for salvation?

    Is it evil for us to find nothing good in us except what good is that of God?

    Only God is good.

    Why are we so disliked when our only so called offence is giving all glory to God and none to men?