Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 54: 1908

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There are other ways to construct a Thomist version of TULIP, of course, but the fact there is even one way demonstrates that a Calvinist would not have to repudiate his understanding of predestination and grace to become Catholic. Red Mountain Church and Indelible Grace have revived interest in old hymns, by giving them new tunes. They are kept in faith by the power of Almighty God and thus persevere to the end.

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The Law of Nature

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The dynamic of the predestined-elect and Church discipline is an interesting one. These distorted views of atonement—or means of salvation—present the Christian God as a vengeful, vindictive God who must be appeased before He destroys us. Philip, however, took a much more draconian approach. And, contrary to the strict doctrine of Calvin, he always knew why God took this or that measure. Grace is irresistible in the sense that it operates with the compulsion of overwhelming love.

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Our Comfort In Dying

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The most famous event in the war was the siege of Leiden. Was the Apostle Paul such a poor teacher that his followers didn't understand his teachings? As it turns out, I didn’t have far to go before I would leave Evangelicalism as a whole for good. Such persisting Southern political eccentricities or anomalies, even when placed within Puritan America itself (as implied in Cochran 2001), demonstrate and confirm that this region continues to exhibit the salient degree of oligarchic, exclusionary and anti-egalitarian, just as theocratic, so authoritarian continuity with proto-Puritan New England’s mixt aristocracie andtheocracy (“Biblical Commonwealth”).

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Puritan Preaching in England

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Thus asceticism, the more strongly it gripped an individual, simply served to drive him farther away from everyday life, because the holiest task was definitely to surpass all worldly morality. One of the famous early Protestant martyrs was Anne du Bourg, a Protestant magistrate who defied the king in the Parliament of Paris and was burned for his intransigence in 1559. This was how the Protestant ethic became the capitalist spirit.

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John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology

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Peter being the first Bishop of Rome. 21. By the way, notice that the world’s first Jesuit pope is against Donald Trump. They were either Jews or Christians or Muslims or some other non-affiliated theists, and that among Christians the Roman Catholic Church was the largest. Yet unlike Calvin, this Dutchman never persecuted any of the groups of his day; he would disagree with ones such as the Anabaptists, but always in a Christian framework: debated them, yes; harm them, no!

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Words of John Robinson

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How a problem is defined determines what type of solution is sought. The word of God calls Martin Luther a liar: 1John 4:20- If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? I do not recommend this book because it has no true substance. It is obvious that the battle is going to heat up as Calvinism is gaining strength among serious minded Christians who desire to be exegetical in their approach to Scripture and are tired of the shallow sermons of the typical Arminian evangelical pastor.

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Milton and the pattern of Calvinism

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Like Dockery, George is interested in cultivating a culture of truth-telling in the context of mutual respect and earnest persuasion in the context of brother-love. Rejecting papal authority and relying on the Bible as the source of religious truth, Calvinism stresses the sovereignty of God and predestination. It is possible second class miracles may be experienced by anyone that God chooses, but second class miracles are always questionable and are of no comparison to the first class miracles experienced repeatedly in the Catholic Church over the centuries.

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Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 50: 1904

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Although Calvin famously opposed the cloister, Boulton shows that his purpose was not the eradication but the democratization of monastic spiritual disciplines. S. in 1774 by Mother Ann Lee, especially an emphasis on communal and celibate living, on the dual nature of Christ as male and female, on their dances and songs as part of worship, and their honest, functional craftsmanship. —Shaker, n., adj. If God had such providence over the religion of the Jews to establish them a supreme judge in whose sentence they were bound to consent to, there is no doubt that God provided Christianity with a similar judge or pastor who has the same authority to remove doubts and disagreements concerning the Scriptures.

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Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914

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The above timeline chart can look intimidating at first glance, and while it is a useful reference, it's not all that important that it be memorised. It was based in part on the concept of total depravity, which holds that man’s sin against God (which is total) must be punished by God absolutely. Order of worship may be specified for some Protestant services, although there are no forms, which must be rigidly followed. The Protestant reformers have also claimed they made no new church, but simply polished and cleaned up the existing Church which had failed.

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Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 53: 1907

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Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, 1870, ex cathedra: “… the See of St. Calvinists view these groups as identical with the elect. These ordinances are of no efficacy unless accompanied by inward workings of the Holy Ghost. Calvinism has been known at times for its simple, unadorned churches and lifestyles, as depicted in this painting by Emmanuel de Witte where the seventeenth century congregation stands to hear a sermon.

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