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CALVINISTIC BAPTISTS AND HYPER-CALVINISTS: THE DIFFERENCE

Frequently those of us who describe ourselves as Evangelical Calvinists and Calvinistic Baptists get labeled as Hyper-Calvinists who have no interest in or passion about evangelism. To anyone who knows the history of Calvinistic Baptists and what is Hyper-Calvinism, the charge is so patently ridiculous and often indicates that the individual making the charge has never really known a Hyper-Calvinist.

Just so that one knows what the nature of a live Hyper-Calvinist is really like, see this blog entry by Terry Leap on Hyper-Calvinism in eastern Kentucky: “Caners continue mis-characterization knowingly...

Not one Calvinistic Baptist I know has anything remotely in common with this Hardshell Baptist! Here is what the Calvinistic Baptists I know look like: the Spurgeon who preached to all and sundry: see Darrin Brooker’s post on Stupid Sinners.

Did 18th century John Gill have hyper-calvinistic tendencies or is that a charicature?

Michael:

On our church web site we have a fine series of articles by Pastor Payne on the differences between Arminianism, Calvinism and hyper-Calvinism.

Trish:

I think Gill did have certain perspectives, which, in the hands of less able men, became full-blown Hyper-Calvinism. I would not call Gill that. But there is debate this matter, as you probably know.

Odious: thanks for the reminder about these articles by our beloved brother Payne.

I thought a hyper-calvinist was a calvinist who drank too much coffee or Mountain Dew!

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