Spurgeon Attacks Calvin Yet Remains Calvinist

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How dare Spurgeon attack Calvin by saying that Calvin’s enemies were before him! Doesn’t he know that Calvinism is the Gospel? We can’t say we’re surprised as we’ve already apprised that he had a false conversion.

”We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the Reformation, we were reformers before Luther or Calvin was born; we never came from the Church of Rome, for we were never in it, but we have an unbroken line up to the Apostles themselves. We have always existed from the very days of Christ, and our principles, sometimes veiled and forgotten, like a river which may travel underground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adherents. Persecuted alike by Romanists and Protestants of almost every sect, yet there has never existed a government holding Baptist principles which persecuted others; nor, I believe, any body of Baptists ever held it to be right to put the consciences of others under the control of man. We have ever been ready to suffer, as our martyrologies will prove, but we are not ready to accept any help from the State, to prostitute the purity of the Bride of Christ to any alliance with Government, and we will never make the Church, although the Queen, the despot over the consciences of men.”—Spurgeon

Only Calvinists are True Christians as we were the original ones.  None of our enemies are Christians as they all are unsaved for teaching the wrong kinds of doctrines that we Discernmentalists disapprove of such as attacking Pre-millenial Dispensationalism. In fact Baptists were even worse than Romanists for attacking our Doctrines: “Calvinists in  the time of the Reformation considered the Anabaptists to be more dangerous and threatening to the Reformation and to true Biblical Christianity than Romanism.” And our Doctrines have nothing whatsoever to do with Romanism as we only teach the Pure ones!

If that Young Restless and Reformed sinner Spurgeon really felt that way about those grace-hating man-loving semi-Pelagian Baptist reprobates—he should have at least had the Spine to leave our Holy Doctrines and join the heretical Baptist cult! The old Truth that Augustine; Calvin and Paul preached—the thunderous Gospel of Knox indeed…ha! Quote the Old Truth from the Gospel of the Johns against Baptists:

TO write against all the false opinions & errours of the Anabaptists, should be a thing too long, & such a bottomless pit, as I could not well come out of. For this canker differeth in this thing from all other sects of hereticks: that she hath not erred only in certain points: but she hath engendered a whole sea, as it were, of foolish & false opinions. In such wise that scant shall a man find one Anabaptist which hath not some fantasy singular: which his fellows have not. So that if we would pluck out, or rehearse all their wicked doctrines, we should never make an end. But now at length they become unto two principal sects: whereof the one, though she be full of wicked & pernicious errours, yet doth she abide in much more simplicity. For she yet receiveth the holy scripture, as we do. And if men do dispute with those that be of that sect, it shall be perceived wherein they differ from us, & they will express their meaning, & in conclusion it may be perceived in what they accord, & wherein they dissent. The second sect is a mass of such foolish & beastly opinions, as the like cannot be found, insomuch that it is wonder how creatures which bear the figure of a man, can be so clean without sense & reason, as to suffer themselves so to be deceived, & fall into fantasies more than brutish. This sect call themselves libertines. And [they] counterfeit [pretend, imitate] so much the spiritual, that they set no more by the word of God, than they do by fables: except it be when it pleaseth {5.A.} them, and when as they may deprave it, and by force make it to serve for their devilish opinions. And besides this they have a charming or croaking as it were Cranes, so that a man cannot tell what it is, that they would say, and no more do they wot what it is themselves: but that by this craft they cover the filthiness of their doctrine. For their principles are to confound all differences between good & ill, & to mingle God so with the Devil that it should not be discerned between the one and the other, and so to make men not only without all feeling in their consciences before God: but also without shame before the world. Now see you wherefore they drive themselves into such caves of obscure and doubtful words, to the end that their villainy should not be perceived, lest we should have them in horror and execration. As indeed our nature repugneth against such monstrous things as they bring forth. So now to write in a sum against the errours of the Anabaptists, the shortest and most expedient way is to keep this division, and to gather apart in one treatise the errours of them which be not altogether so mad and desperate: and in another treatise to discover the venomous malice of those wicked, which under the colour of spirituality, would make men like unto brute beasts. Now it is very true, that those which be of the first sort, do not so agree together in opinions, that a man can easily gather their errours together for to reprove {5.B.} them by any certain order; But, because the principal doctours, and as it were the Patriarchs of the whole Synagogue, after they had well ranged about, have made a final conclusion, wherein they comprehend the sum of all that which they do hold against us, and the Papists, in seven Articles: unto which all Anabaptists commonly cleave: insomuch that they have found the means to cause this fair resolution to be imprinted, and have together agreed to sow their poison by it all abroad: and so to infect the poor people: I will be contented for this time, and I think also that it shall suffice, to declare the falsehood contained in the most part of these seven Articles: to the intent that they do not complain and say that I lay that to the charge of them all, which is done but of some particulars, & so unjustly defame the whole sect. This once done, if I may have at any time leisure, I will write some other little treatise, against the other second sort, of which I spake before, that is, the Libertines. But as I have said, it shall be sufficient for this time, to declare unto all lovers of the truth, that, that thing which these poor people with one common accord hold for a foundation invincible, of their faith, is a deadly abusion [abuse, deceit], of the which we must beware, as we would be[ware] of the pestilence.—Gospel of Calvin

 

As Kevin Reed notes, in refuting this Anabaptist, Knox unequivocally states, “For with the Pelagians and papists, you have become teachers of free will, and defenders of your own justice,” clearly recognizing that, “the defence of man’s free will, to do good and avoid evil,” is “the damned heresy of Pelagius.”

Moreover, regarding this work, Reed continues, “A perceptive reading of this dispute will reveal the parallels between the Anabaptists and modern proponents of free will. Advocates for free will are commonly found among Baptists, ‘evangelicals,’ Charismatics, and cultists. Their line of argumentation is virtually identical to that of Knox’s opponent” (Kevin Reed, John Knox the Forgotten Reformer, pp. 219-20).—a Gospel about Knox

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