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Spurgeon and "alter calls"

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Jarthur001, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jarthur001

    Jarthur001 New Member

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    There is a point trying to be made that Spurgeon liked so called "alter calls". It has been said that Iain Murray and others have mislead.

    Is this right? Did Murray tell a big fib? Is there any proof that Spurgeon disliked Alter calls?

    I have a few quotes I would like to share later. But what do you guys think?
     
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire Well-Known Member
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    I know ML-J disliked them & Murry never covered it up. Who was the publisher Murry put thru the Bio of Spurgeon. Could it have been Banners? Then we should talk privately
     
  3. Jarthur001

    Jarthur001 New Member

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    from TFS...

    Murray writes....

    true or false?
     
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    Sorry...I delated this post before By mistake.

    Yes, he Published from "The Banner of Truth"
     
  5. TomVols

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    I remember reading that Spurgeon used inquirers rooms but did not use an altar call such as is prevalent in the modern Baptist church, nor the manipualtive tactics oft associated with the altar call. Lloyd-Jones did not. However, neither went so far as Gill I believe, who allegedly bragged about not doing so. I think that goes too far, much like those who insist upon the practice of altar calls.
     
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    Yes, very good point Tom. Private rooms were used by both men and not altar calls. Everyone should be able to agree on this.
     
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