Sufficient and Efficient Grace – Spurgeon, Tongues, and the Toronto Blessing

There you go . . .that got your attention, didn’t it! This is a post written in response to two great posts that appeared over at my good friends' blog—the Pyromaniacs. (I don’t have to agree with a post in order to think it's great!)Earlier in the week my relations with the guys at TeamPyro were at an all time high. They were exhilarated by the receipt of the Warnie Award. I even began to understand their graphical jokes about link trolls, and all-in-all, we were all happy. I even got this email … [Read more...]

Spurgeon "Wins" Stolen Warnie Award

Well, there are no lengths that some people won't go to in order to honour their heroes. Spurgeon isn't even alive to thank him, but Phil Johnson has stolen the graphic he created for me and has unilaterally decided to award one to The Prince of Preachers.All I can say is that Spurgeon deserves it. With an output to rival any modern blogger, when Phil isn't creating graphics for the Web, writing MacArthur's books, or refusing to answer questions on cessationism, he is slowly placing all of … [Read more...]

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday: Was the Doctor a Charismatic?

In last week's final chapter of the Doctor's exposition of Ephesians 1:13, I said that I would quote MLJ's own experience, which occurred in the summer of 1949, and which Iain Murray refers to as one of the most remarkable [years] in Dr. Lloyd-Jones life. The following excerpt is from his biography, David Martyn-Lloyd-Jones The Fight of Faith 1939-1981, The Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, The University Press, Cambridge, 1990, "Wales and the Summer of 1949, pp. 207-221. Following Murray's … [Read more...]

links for 2006-04-16 Mohler Answers "What is the Gospel?" Early on Resurrection Sunday, much earlier than most of us have opened an eye, Al Mohler addresses CJ's question. "What a time to consider the meaning of the Gospel." (tags: gospel mohler T4GB) Substitution, Representation, Union--How We Benefit from Christ's Death and Resurrection In his offering for Spurgeon Monday, Phil Johnson points out that Spurgeon emphatically affirms several aspects of the believer's relationship with … [Read more...]

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Interview with Dr. Sam Storms

UPDATE In January 2008, the following post was identified as the 17th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 18th most-read post was Dr. Kim Riddlebarger's response to John MacArthur's assertion that non-dispensational Calvinists are not "really reformed."Sam Storms is well-known as a Calvinistic charismatic speaker. He writes popular books which express a very similar theology to that of John Piper in an accessible way. It was good to be able to ask him some questions via … [Read more...]

2000 posts and a big thank you to The Doctor

This is the 2000th post on this blog, which means that I have been posting on average just short of two posts a day for almost three years. That's a whole lot of words one relatively recent reader has set out on a quest to go back and read 'em all. I am not sure that too many will want to join him!As I drew near to this post, I wondered how best to use it. I briefly considered a review post like I did at the end of 2005 and 2004. I also thought about doing a post on what blogging has meant to … [Read more...]

The Riddle of what Mark Dever meant….

Had an email from a reader today:"I have only been on your site a few times, but came to it again today through Google after reading something I didn't understand on the 'Together for the Gospel' blog. I'm sure you are aware that this is a site where four well known pastors/theologians discuss thing of interest to each other in a public format (Al Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan).What I didn't understand was the title of one of the discussions, 'And it's not just Lloyd-Jones.' … [Read more...]

Blogging on the gifts 1 Cor 12 part 3

the blue fish is joining me in blogging through 1 Cor 12. He says it right about v1-3: "Essentially, Paul wants his reader to know that being spiritual is about proclaiming Jesus as Lord. Put another way: Being spiritual, is being gospel. We cannot consider anything about gifts of the Spirit without this as the foundation. No gifts will be genuinely manifest without the Holy Spirit. And the Spirit is only sure to be present when there is genuine confession of Jesus as Lord."John Stott: in an old … [Read more...]

The present and active God

PyroManiac: quotes Spurgeon today "Even if you could obtain miraculous gifts, you ought not to be satisfied to speak with tongues, nor to work miracles; but you should press on to know the Spirit with yourself indwelling, communing, quickening you."In this quote Spurgeon shows himself to be the "experiential cessationist" I know him to be. Many modern or so-called "total cessationists" would not recognize this clear experience that Spurgeon talks of. I wonder if Phil would, or if he would … [Read more...]

Jack Deere on cessationism

I just found an interesting article on TheHeresy.com described as being by Jack Deere: "No one ever just picked up the Bible, started reading, and then came to the conclusion that God was not doing signs and wonders anymore and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit had passed away. The doctrine of cessationism did not originate from a careful study of the Scriptures. The doctrine of cessationism originated in experience.The failure to see miracles in one's own experience and to locate them in past … [Read more...]


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