6 comments on “The Phrase “The Sovereignty of God”…Means What, Exactly? [A.W. Pink] | The Confessing Baptist

  1. Sure, It’s about how Spurgeon and Calvin (and Gill, etc.) took 1 Tim. 2:3,4 ~ For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth. It also includes a critique by a contemporary of Spurgeon’s who was a high Calvinist, apparently.

    Iain Murray holds up C.H. Spurgeon as the rallying point against this dread heresy (!) and in the process, Dr. John Gill and William Huntington are illustrative examples of the Hyper-Calvinist bogey…

    The sermon excerpt is appropriately entitled “A Crucial Text – C. H. Spurgeon on 1 Timothy 2:3,4, and is underwritten with a footnote by Murray to the effect that it “provides an excellent summary of Spurgeon’s thought on one of the principal issues relating to the Hyper-Calvinist controversy”.

    The sermon… evinces that Spurgeon considered that the Gospel contained in it a testimony that God wants all men without exception to be saved. This is presented as being the true Scriptural Gospel over against “hypercalvinists” who insist that such an assertion is Arminian. Ipso facto, then, following this kind of presentation, anyone not acquiescing in Spurgeon’s views gets categorized with the Hyper-Calvinist heresy…

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