Quotes (237)

spurgeon-pic.jpg “Salvation is of the Lord.” That is just an epitome of Calvinism; it is the sum and substance of it. If anyone should ask me what I mean by a Calvinist, I should reply, “He is one who says, Salvation is of the Lord.” I cannot find in Scripture any other doctrine than this. It is the essence of the Bible. “He only is my rock and my salvation.” Tell me anything contrary to this truth, and it will be a heresy; tell me a heresy, and I shall find its essence here, that it has departed from this great, this fundamental, this rock-truth, “God is my rock and my salvation.” 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.

—C. H. Spurgeon

1834 – 1892

Excerpt taken from a sermon titled “A Defense of Calvinism” by C. H. Spurgeon

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One thought on “Quotes (237)

  1. August 31st 2008

    The following is a wonderful quote from John Calvin, the great Protestant reformer who restored Christ’s church to its pure and uncorrupted form and Gospel. John Calvin is noted by historians as the founder of Presbyterianism and a profound Protestant reformer. That may be so to historians. I now believe he was one of the great theologians of this world and a great teacher of the Reformed Protestant faith. While he may be the founder of the Presbyterian Protestant fold I believe God is the author of Calvinism.

    I became a presbyterian in February 2007. I am a former roman catholic.

    I am thankful to God for my election to the Presbyterian Calvinist Protestant Reformed Faith. I am today a 21st century Protestant in the tradition of the reformers and the Glorious Protestant Reformation of the 16th century which I believe was in itself an act of the almighty God above.

    To be a Protestant in the tradition of Calvin and the great Protestant reformers means we are for the truth and the true Gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ. We are Protestants because we protest heresy and false teachings and the corruption of the true faith and gospel.

    from John Calvin’s writings…….
    “That my doctrine has many adversaries, is neither unknown nor astonishing
    to me: for it is no new thing for Christ, beneath whose standard I contend,
    to be the object of abuse to many babblers. On this account alone I grieve,
    that though my side is pierced the sacred and eternal truth of God, which
    ought to be reverently esteemed and adored by the whole world. But when I
    see that from the beginning, truth has been subject to the many calumnies of
    the wicked, and that Christ himself (for the Celestial Father has so
    decreed) must needs be the mark for contradiction, this also should be
    patiently endured. The virulent assaults of the wicked, however, shall never
    make me repent of that doctrine, which I am assured has God for its author.”
    John Calvin

    In grace,
    Dudley

    Blessed are the saints who have been equipped with the sound doctrines of TULIP!  Let us continue to Clearly and Unequivocally Proclaim What It Means To Be Reformed Presbyterian Protestant Christians.  Let us never forget our Reformation roots and the truths of the Glorious Protestant reformation!

    Dudley A Davis

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