'According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world...'
C.H. Spurgeon writes,
'...that there is no such a thing as preaching Christ and him crucified unless you preach what is now-a-days called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I state boldly. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else' (New Park Street Pulpit, Vol. 1, 1856).
'... and I will go as far as Martin Luther, in that strong assertion of his, where he says, â€˜If any man doth ascribe of salvation, even the very least, to the free will of man, he knoweth nothing of grace, and he hath not learnt Jesus Christ aright.' It may seem a harsh sentiment; but he who in his soul believes that man does of his own free will turn to God, cannot have been taught of God, for that is one of the first principles taught us when God begins with us, that we have neither will nor power, but that He gives both; that He is â€˜Alpha and Omega' in the salvation of men.' (Charles H. Spurgeon from his sermon â€˜Free Will A Slave'  referring to Martin Luther's book The Bondage of the Will).
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'We have planted that sovereign drug Arminianism... the main fabric:--OUR FOUNDATION IS ARMINIANISM.'
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Great Sermon! Arminianism is a heresy birthed from the Jesuits and Jacob Arminius to lead astray and destroy. John Wesley was a heretic, a proponent of 'free will' and baptismal regeneration, all of which are false teachings and damning to the soul.
We need men like Toplady today to cry out against the heresy of Arminianism and all who teach it.
Great Truths The historic colusion between the Arminian doctrine with the Papists is stated here. The common element of freeing the sinners will to believe he is saved by his own volition, links the two heresies. Curious that Depravity is the very source of their disease, - Yet they will not perceive it in themselves.
Augustus Montague Toplady (November 4, 1740 â€“ August 11, 1778), was an Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. Today, he is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns - "A Debtor to Mercy...