"In reference to the Calvinistic doctrines -- the doctrines of free and sovereign grace held by the Reformers in England, Toplady observes, "Queen Mary and her Spanish husband well knew that Calvinism is the very life and soul of the Reformation; and that Popery would never flourish till the Calvinistic doctrines were eradicated." Her efforts to destroy by sword and fire those who upheld the Truth earned for her the unenviable appellation of 'Bloody Mary.' The charge on which many of them were burnt at the stake was that they held to the doctrine of predestination and rejected the Arminian and Popish doctrine of free-will."
"What is the heresy of Rome, but the addition of something to the perfect merits of Jesus Christ--the bringing in of the works of the flesh, to assist in our justification? And what is the heresy of Arminianism but the addition of something to the work of the Redeemer? Every heresy, if brought to the touchstone, will discover itself here.
I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else.
I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus. Such a gospel I abhor.
ARMINIANISM: THE SPAWN OF POPERY, THE LAST AND GREATEST MONSTER OF THE MAN OF SIN, THE MYSTERY OF THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, THE VERY QUINTESSENCE OF EQUIVOCATION, THE POPE'S CABINET, THE VERY ESSENCE OF POPERY.Arminianism appears as the gospel of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Martin Luther Clearly Saw The Issue Of Free Will As The Primary Cause Of His Separation From Rome.For proof listen to Martin Luther's book The Bondage of the Will, free online from SWRB at: http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/6800For much more on this...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
ARMINIANISM IS THE SOUL OF POPERY (Roman Catholicism, Arminian free-will, Transubstantiation, etc.)WHAT'S ON THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE? That Arminianism is the soul of Popery, every one knows that has studied the subject. Of late, however, a view of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Rev. 14:8. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. V. 8. -- "There followed another angel." Some expositors (Faber)...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
+++ PURITAN HARD DRIVE WITH 12,500+ PURITAN AND REFORMATION RESOUCES +++ REFORMATION HISTORY NOTESArminianism: The Road to Rome!by Augustus Toplady "...that there is no such a thing as preaching Christ and him crucified unless you preach what...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Table of Contents (with links to the FREE BOOK Evangelicals & Roman Catholics Together by Kevin Reed) Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Way of Salvation Chapter 3 The Way of Worship Chapter 4 The Marks of the Church Chapter 5 What is an...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"I have thought it proper to explain why it was that the subject of man's natural depravity did not occupy so prominent a place as might have been expected in the formal discussion of the Arminian controversy, when it first arose, about the time...[ abbreviated | read entire ]