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Thursday, March 18, 2010

An appreciation of Calvinism from a non-Calvinist

Today while driving to a missions conference in North Carolina I heard a radio program by Dr. Michael Brown, who I had never heard before.

Dr. Brown, who described himself as a "charismatic" and a former Calvinist, spent the first part of the radio program describing three things that he appreciates about Calvinism, even though he disagrees with some Calvinistic doctrines; the three things mentioned by Brown were:
  1. Calvinism emphasizes that we should give all glory to God and none to Man.
  2. Calvinism emphasizes that God is King over all.
  3. Calvinism tends to protect those who embrace it from a wide array of doctrinal abnormalities.
My prayer is that everyone known as a "Calvinist" will truly exemplify these characteristics that are appreciated by Dr. Brown.

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Blogger Rev. said...

Amen to what he said. "Calvinists" should learn from him in doing the same - affirm brothers/sisters with whom you disagree on non-fundamental issues. I think Al Mohler and Mark Dever has done well with this, as have others.

BTW, Dr. Brown and James White are having a web debate on Calvinism (3/25 & 4/1). It will be on 'The Dividing Line'.

1:48 PM  
Blogger ajlin said...

Rev.: Thanks for the comment and for letting me know about the upcoming debate.

rtfgvb758: Not trying to be rude, but I had to delete your comment because it was in another language and for all I know you may have been cussing me out.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Kaitiaki said...

Might I recommend the writings of Bishop J.C. Ryle, who exemplified the very points you were wanting us to remember in our dealings with non-Calvinist Christians.

4:03 PM  

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