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    Albert Mohler and Paige Patterson's Discussion on Calvinism at the Southern Baptist Convention

    "I can say that I was very encouraged by how the session went. Dr. Patterson warned his non-Calvinist friends not to make the charge that Calvinism is inherently anti-evangelism and anti-missions. That was a helpful comment based on an accurate theological assessment. Dr. Mohler warned Calvinists not to be more concerned with debating Calvinism than evangelizing. That also was a helpful comment and should be taken to heart by every lover of God's Word." - Dr. Tom Ascol, Founders

    Posted by John Samson on June 14, 2006 11:37 AM


    In a 2000 interview with Mark Dever, Dr. Patterson stated that Charles Spurgeon wrote a book against Calvinism. (see quotation below) What is the name of that book?

    "Patterson: I guess my concern is that we keep it in proper tension. We don't know how to explain all those things for each other or for a lost and listening world. We wish we could, so we have to, in effect, preach with an intention. Spurgeon was one of the best at that, actually. He'd write a book against Calvinism but then he himself would pretty well preach Calvinistically. So I think he saw the tension that has to be held."

    Spurgeon did not write a book against calvinism. He was actively calvinistic. He defended the doctrines of grace everytime there was a word said against them.

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