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Was Spurgeon a 5 point Calvinist??

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by RunAway, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. RunAway

    RunAway New Member

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    I've not read much of his stuff but would like to know where he stood...
     
  2. jcjordan

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    yes.

    www.spurgeon.org
     
  3. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    yes, absolutely
     
  4. Jerome

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    "We believe in the five great points commonly known as Calvinistic; but we do not regard those five points as being barbed shafts which we are to thrust between the ribs of our fellow-Christians. We look upon them as being five great lamps which help to irradiate the cross; or, rather, five bright emanations springing from the glorious covenant of our Triune God, and illustrating the great doctrine of Jesus crucified. Against all comers, especially against all lovers of Arminianism, we defend and maintain pure gospel truth. At the same time, I can make this public declaration, that I am no Antinomian. I belong not to the sect of those who are afraid to invite the sinner to Christ. I warn him, I invite him, I exhort him. Hence, then, I have contumely on either hand. Inconsistency is charged against me by some people, as if anything that God commanded could be inconsistent; I will glory in such inconsistency even to the end. I bind myself precisely to no form of doctrine. I love those five points as being the angles of the gospel, but then I love the centre between the angles better still." ---Charles Spurgeon, Autobiography
     
  5. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Jerome.
     
  6. Dr. Bob

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    I cannot verify when but have read that CHS preached on "particular redemption" every Sunday for a year. That indicates how serious he was in sharing the proper doctrines of grace.
     
  7. ReformedBaptist

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    As they stated, yes. I would recommend his sermon titled "Election."
     
  8. Dale-c

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    It sometimes amazes me how many people think that Spurgeon was not a calvinist.

    I think one of the reason could be that they think calvinism = fatalism.
    Spurgeon was no fatalist.

    I think misrepresentation of calvinism causes a lot of confusion to honest arminians.
     
  9. AnotherBaptist

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    If there were 7 points, he would have been a 7 pointer. Spurgeon equated Calvinism with/as the Gospel. This board needs a Calvinism Forum...bad!
     
  10. abcgrad94

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    Oh no we don't! We had a ca/arm forum and it got so nasty it finally got shut down.
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    We already have a forum for godly Baptists with correct theology. No need to duplicate it with one on calvinism. Same thing.

    :tonofbricks:
     
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    What were some of CHS's last words?

    I've heard that he recanted much of his dogmatic Calvinistic beliefs.
     
  13. mcdirector

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    I just can't imagine that . . .
     
  14. Allan

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    Nope, not even close.

    And most likely his last words or thoughts were, "Come Lord Jesus".
     
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    I heard once that Spurgeon had prayed "save thine elect, and elect some more," which, of course, would be nonsense. But sometimes preachers can get into a rhetorical flourish in the excitement of a moment. Stories like this can lead one to think, if he hasn't actually read Spurgeon, that he was just a wannabe, and not one of those *hypers.*

    But I'm curious: does anybody know if there's any basis for that "elect some more" rumor?
     
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