Spurgeon on Election…

"But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus... Continue Reading →

“Baptists Along the Congregational Way”

“On June 29, 1645, Henry Jessey was baptized. The man who baptized him was Hanserd Knollys, a fellow London independent who would soon take a prominent position among baptistic congregationalists in London. By this time, many in the city had rejected the baptism they had received in infancy and the confession of the seven London... Continue Reading →

A Providential God…

"Many miracles take place in Moses’ story as God works through him to deliver the people. In fact, more miracles are associated with Moses and his lifetime than with any other biblical figure except Jesus. But it is striking that no miracles take place at the beginning of the story. An unbeliever would call these... Continue Reading →

Robert Haldane: Romans

"On 6 February, 1817, Robert Haldane ‘undertook to read and explain’ the Epistle to the Romans to more than twenty students from the school of theology in Geneva. In the hotel room of this visitor at 19 Place Maurice, on the promenade of St. Antoine, the teaching of this Epistle to students who had previously... Continue Reading →

Calvin on Hebrews 6:4…

"But here arises a new question, How can it be that he who has once made such a progress should afterwards fall away? For God, it may be said, calls none effectually but the elect, and Paul testifies that they are really his sons who are led by his Spirit, (Rom. 8:14;) and he teaches... Continue Reading →

Robert W. Godfrey on the Synod of Dort…

"In a profound sense, this synod saved the Reformation for the Reformed churches. While Lutherans would reject several elements of the canons, Calvinists saw clearly that a proper understanding of election was necessary to protect the Reformation’s 'grace alone.' The proper understanding of Christ’s atoning work was necessary to protect the Reformation's 'Christ alone.' A... Continue Reading →

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