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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Monday, October 08, 2012

The Reformed Theological Roots of the Southern Baptist Convention

Today one would have a hard time finding a Calvinist majority in the Southern Baptist Convention.  However, the founders of the Southern Baptist Convention were predominately Calvinists.  If the current state of Arminian apostasy in the SBC is any indication, compromise with Arminianism leads to further error, not the establishment of the truth.  Tom Ascol explains on the Iron Sharpens Iron radio program that the theological roots of the SBC were unquestionably Calvinist despite the hostility of modern SBC leaders against it.   Click here to hear the program:  The Calvinist Roots of the SBC.  This link opens an MP3 playable file.

2 comments:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

It was my understanding; that all of them have a Calvinist theologically backround, except Free-Will Baptists. I am an Arminian.

Charlie J. Ray said...

That might be true but the point is that the current leadership in the SBC denies it outright. Basically the only one of the five points of Calvinism remaining is eternal security or the "P" in TULIP. Perseverance of the saints. The truth, however, is that Arminianism and Calvinism are two completely different religions. Arminianism has more in common with Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy than with biblical Christianity. Calvinism IS the Gospel because salvation is ALL of sovereign grace. Arminianism makes grace generic and ineffective to save. It limits the power of grace and the power of God so that God is no longer able to save. Rather salvation is left up to capricious and sinful men who are slaves to sin and unable to believe in Jesus Christ. The Calvinist doctrine of salvation is that everyone God intends to save WILL be saved. Salvation is guaranteed.

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