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

Give to the Winds Your Fears

In the seventeenth century Paul Gerhardt and his family had to flee Berlin because of his  convictions. As they fled, they stopped at an inn and tried to understand why God was allowing this to happen to them. Gerhardt's wife was especially concerned about what might lie ahead for their young children. Gerhardt read Psalm … Continue reading Give to the Winds Your Fears

Homo Unius Libri – A Man of One Book

The rich man in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus was not condemned because he was rich, any more than the poor man was justified for being poor. The issue was not whether these men were rich or poor, but whether or not these men believed the Scriptures and trusted in the Redeemer … Continue reading Homo Unius Libri – A Man of One Book