Category Archives: Biographical

Mitch Chase on the roadblock in his heart regarding divine predestination: “I didn’t want an electing God.”

A biblical view of predestination affirms both divine rule and human responsibility. More than anything else the doctrine of predestination asserts God’s sovereign freedom as the Potter who can do whatever he wants with whomever he wants. Years ago when … Continue reading

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Charles Spurgeon on how he came to see that “God was at the bottom of it all” as it regards his conversion

When I was coming to Christ, I thought I was doing it all myself, and though I sought the Lord earnestly, I had no idea the Lord was seking me. I do not think the young convert is at first … Continue reading

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George Mueller on how he embraced “the doctrines of election, particular redemption and final persevering grace” and the effect this had on his soul

Before this period I had been much opposed to the doctrines of election, particular redemption and final persevering grace. But now I was brought to examine these precious truths by the Word of God. Being made willing to have no … Continue reading

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John Stott and Paul Simon

From a tribute article in World Magazine after Stott’s death: [Stott’s] friends were not limited to Christian circles. After a 2004 article about Stott authored by David Brooks ran in The New York Times, singer Paul Simon asked Brooks to … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on his first encounters with the Scriptures after being converted

Before my conversion, I was accustomed to read the Scriptures to admire their grandeur, to feel the charm of their history, and wonder at the majesty of their language; but I altogether missed the Lord’s intent therein. But when the Spirit came … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards on his first encounters with the Scriptures after being converted

I had then and at other times, the greatest delight in the holy Scriptures, of any book whatsoever. Oftentimes in reading it every word seemed to touch my heart. I felt a harmony between something in my heart, and those … Continue reading

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Spurgeon’s opening words at the Tabernacle

I would propose that the subject of the ministry in this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the person of Jesus Christ. I am never … Continue reading

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