One accusation that is often aimed at those of us who believe that all advocates of universal atonement are unregenerate, is that we believe that "Calvinism is the Gospel". Is this true? Let's first define what is meant by 'Calvinism'. The term was first used during John Calvin's lifetime by Roman Catholics, to describe Calvin's … Continue reading Is ‘Calvinism’ the Gospel?
Appendix B: Church & State
Appendix B: The Church & The State Despite his apparent desire to be named as a bishop in America, Wesley did not say very much about the relationship of Church and State. However, he did have some words of criticism for John Calvin’s view of the relationship of Church and State: I dare not insist … Continue reading Appendix B: Church & State
Phil Johnson vs. The Gospel
Phil Johnson is an associate of John MacArthur, and executive director of MacArthur's ministry, Grace To You. He also has his own website, featuring some of his own essays, and writings by prominent Calvinists like Charles Spurgeon, and R.L. Dabney (Outside The Camp was also listed on his site, on the "Really Bad Theology" page, though … Continue reading Phil Johnson vs. The Gospel
John MacArthur vs. the Gospel, pt. 5
Previously, I have written about John MacArthur's denial of the Gospel. Today, Lord willing, I'll be looking at a sermon that MacArthur preached on Romans 9:19-24. This is a classic passage on the doctrine of the absolute sovereignty of God. God's sovereignty is crucially important to the doctrine of the Gospel, as shown by this … Continue reading John MacArthur vs. the Gospel, pt. 5