Mail Bag October 06
Yesterday we received this email and thought it might be encouraging to regular visitors, giving you a glimpse of what God is doing to shake up the church with His grace. Salvation by grace alone in Christ alone, that we have no hope in the world save in Christ and His mercy is a hard doctrine but we must uphold it high and contend against perversions of it in the church and out of the chuch. The author of the mail gave me permission to post it here.
I just thought I'd send you a quick Email to inform you of a slight... problem... your website is causing.
Well, you see, it was a few years ago that I stumbled upon monergism.com. At the time I was a free-will theist, intent upon destroying everything with the word "Calvin" in it. I even thought that John Calvin was an anti-christ. (seriously) Anyway... I remember browsing through your site thinking it would be a good place to get counter-arguments to my own (for the purpose of refuting them, obviously). It was within a few weeks of finding Monergism.com, and trying to refute the arguments contained therein, that my eyes were opened to the error of my arminian ways. And now I cannot imagine disagreeing with any one of the five points of Calvinism, no less thinking that John Calvin was an anti-christ...
...so, now for the problem. I'm pretty much addicted to Monergism.com. I have a tab on my web-browser eternally open with the Monergism.com on it. (more often than not I have multiple tabs open...) If I ever have a theological question (which is quite often), my Bible and Monergism.com are my first stop for an answer. I'll sometimes get into debates over calvinism and such, and I am always sure to refer whoever I am debating with to Monergism.com. Or, if the debate is online (which it quite frequently is), I'll have multiple tabs open to each relevant theological topic, and be sure to give the link to whoever I am debating with.
... There is no doubt in my mind that, were someone to ask what web-site I visit and appreciate the most, I would refer them to Monergism.com.
A Monergism.com Addict.
P.S. I really do want to thank you for your ministry through this web-site. It has been extremely edifying in my Christian walk. Turning me away from many theological errors such as Arminianism and Dispensationalism towards the great truths contained in Calvinistic soteriology and Covenant theology. It has greatly increased my understanding and appreciation of God's Sovereignty and His Word. May God bless you and all who are involved in this wonderful ministry!