Great Sermon! AMEN & AMEN!!! As others have commented previously, this message is needed as much today as when it was first preached. The New Calvinists lack the fear of God found in the believers of old. Edwards, Spurgeon and Bunyan would be the first to speak out against this perversion of the Doctrines of Grace. Thank you, Chris Hand!
B. McCausland (1/15/2014)
from Northern Ireland
Thank you Thank you for using godly discernment grounded in biblical principles. The presentation is attractively and intelligently documented. Many thanks.
Florin Motiu (3/13/2013)
from Oradea, Romania
Useful study. This was a good and useful study. I realise more and more that "New Calvinism" means not the old Calvinism resurrected, but a "new kind" of Calvinism, which is not true Calvinism.
Thomas Sullivan (5/16/2012)
from Jenison, MI
Helpful Warning There is a lot here that is helpful and the analysis is as needed as it is correct. My concern about the New Calvinism and even the direction we "Reformed Baptists" are going in is that there are few conversions that testify of knowing anything of Bunyan's Slough of Despond. Too many find it very easy to come to Christ as if they knew nothing of total inability. Such books as "The Anxious Inquirer" - J A James, or "A Guide to Christ" by Solomon Stoddard, "Forgiveness of Sin" - John Owen - I am afraid they would question the purpose of their being written. The idea of "Pressing Into the Kingdom" - Jonathan Edwards, or "The Manner in Which Salvation is to Be Sought" are relics of the past that modern Calvinists would dis-relish. There is an error somewhere, and I fear - as Joseph Alleine wrote "The error is in the foundation." (An Alarm to the Unconverted).
A Warning about 'Cool' Calvinism! Though this sermon/lecture is somewhat dated it is no less relevant today. Every reformed or Calvinistic church, whether Baptist or Presbyterian, should hear this. So should every seminary for its Contemporary Church History. The growth of a Calvinistic resurgence has been slowly building in America, yet it has not been recovered in purity but with New elements foreign to historical reformed Christianity, i.e. "another Calvinism or Christianity" is being introduced that embraces "cool" worldliness instead of standing against and separating from it. By it the church again is being infiltrated by the world, openly, without shame, "turning the grace of God into lasciviousness", not unlike the Rock n Roll 1960s, but with a different cloak. Today's "Christian hippies" are reformed and quote Calvin and Edwards! Chris Hand will speak on this subject again at the Metropolitan Tabernacle School of Theology in July 2012.