Hermeneutics. To evaluate Calvinism, we need: submission to the authority of Scripture (not the reason of man is the authority); respect the voice of the Church (great men of God believed it); recognize the spirit of the age, which is opposed to this doctrine.
Sovereignty of God exalted. Good biblical argumentation. Explanation of what foreknowledge and foreordination is. Condition of election is found in God and not in the sinner. God had chosen some for salvation only out of His love.
Needed. If God's grace would be resistible, every men, dead in sin, would reject salvation. It is needed God's power to save a sinner. Irresistible grace do not mean that God violates the will of man, but that He draws men inclining their will to embrace Christ. He frees the will of men from the bondage of sin.
Good argumentation. Good refutation of this doctrine. Examples of hyper-Calvinists mentioned: Hoeksema and Gospel Standard Baptists. Hyper-Calvinist errors regarding common grace and the offer of the Gospel to everyone refuted.
Great Sermon! An excellent look at Augustine, bad boy intellectual turned major theologian and defender of the faith. Phillips takes you down all the paths and twists and turns in one of the most fascinating Christians who ever lived during the fall of Rome.
Great Sermon! This is truly an amazing and inspirational story showing how our Might God can work through an ordinary man with a heart on fire for Jesus. I was truly encouraged and challenged by the life of Hudson Taylor. This is something everyone should listen to.
Great gift given by God to His church. I thank God for the excellent information this message contains and for the pleasure He gave me in listening to it. I wrote down many pages of notes. I thank God also for a man as Spurgeon given to His church. The reader speaks perfectly understandable, not very quickly, so it is not a burden to follow. Excellent work! Thank you!
Excellent Series! Must Hear! This series on the Word and Mr. Watson's thoughts on the Word is absolutely excellent. This particular lesson, #2, is TREMENDOUS. A must hear! I've listened to it several times and, as a preacher myself, have taken these truths to task. Thank you, Pastor Michael.
Great Sermon! Its a simply sermon, straight foward and teaches all that angers entails, its effects and a way out. Glory be to our Father and may He continue to bless the man of God with more wisdom/insight in preaching the Word
Eureka Wow. What a brilliant first 6 minutes. That's all I have listened to so far an I am leaping around Eureka. I had to stop the message and make comment.
Thank you for this great message so far. I am so looking forward to hearing them all.
Not monasticism of the tongue, it is speaking words of life. This is a great principle to expand beyond just the tongue.
In fact I am going to have to read some of Richard Baxter's stuff.
The simplicity and blatant obviousness of truth can escape us so easily sometimes.
May the Lord Bless you.