Spurgeon vs. Hyper-Calvinism

The Battle For Gospel Preaching

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.7 × 1.1 cm
topic

19th Century, Historical Theology, Salvation

format

Book

isbn

9781848710979

Original Pub Date

1995

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1995

binding

Paperback

page-count

168

Book Description

C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) is best-remembered today for the remarkable ministry he exercised in London during the Victorian era. His influence was incalculable. Thousands listened to his preaching every week. While hundreds of thousands throughout the world later read his sermons in published form. A man of great natural gifts, charm and wit, Spurgeon’s master passion was evident in everything he did – to preach Jesus Christ to all as the only Saviour. But as early as 1855 this brought him into a serious and prolonged doctrinal controversy with Hyper-Calvinism By tracing this conflict, exploring the issues involved in it and showing what was at stake in them, Iain Murray underlines the contemporary relevance and importance of sharing Spurgeon’s convictions.

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Preface ix
PART ONE
AN INTRODUCTION TO SPURGEON
1 A Life of Testimony to the Word of God 3
2 An Impression of Spurgeon in Early Years by F. Curtis 27
PART TWO
THE CONTROVERSY WITH
HYPER-CALVINISM
3 The Combatants and the Cause of the Controversy 33
4 The Case Against Spurgeon 45
5 Spurgeon’s Fourfold Appeal to Scripture 59
6 The Aftermath 89
7 Lessons from the Conflict 97
PART THREE
ILLUSTRATIVE MATERIAL
8 Two Illustrations — John Gill and William Huntington 111
9 The Warrant of Faith — John Brown 125
10 Free-Agency and God’s Desire for the Salvation of All — T J Crawford 129
11 A Crucial Text — C H Spurgeon on 1 Timothy 2:3, 4 135
12 The Injury Done by Hyper-Calvinism and Antinomianism— Words of Witness from Spurgeon 141
A Diagram of English Baptist History by Robert W Oliver 145
Index 149

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