Charles Simeon, John Wesley and the Doctrines of Grace

I came across this piece while reading an old sermon on Romans 8. Here's Charles Simeon’s record of a conversation he had with John Wesley: "‘Sir, I understand that you are called an Arminian; and I have sometimes been called a Calvinist; and therefore I suppose we are to draw daggers. But before I consent … Continue reading Charles Simeon, John Wesley and the Doctrines of Grace

A Comforting Word for Calvinists and Arminians

When we see the mournful divisions which rend the church of Jesus Christ, let us rest our souls on this comfortable thought. Let us remember that a large portion of them arise from ignorance. We know in part and therefore misunderstand one another. A day comes when Lutherans shall no longer wrangle with Zwinglians, nor … Continue reading A Comforting Word for Calvinists and Arminians

Here’s the Best, Heart-Warming, Joy-Filled, Rest-Inducing Summary of TULIP

Recently my 18 year-old daughter ask me for a summary of what we call the doctrines of grace. I love the summary below because it is pastoral, practical, God exalting, man humbling, and, most of all, true to Scripture. Total Depravity: “We all struggle with our total depravity that reminds us that we are not … Continue reading Here’s the Best, Heart-Warming, Joy-Filled, Rest-Inducing Summary of TULIP