Charles Spurgeon called Andrew Fuller the greatest theologian of his day. Fuller pastored in Kettering and considered himself a “strict Calvinist.” However, his associations with Ryland, Sutcliff, Carey, Pearce and Hall, led them all (all being strict Calvinists) to propose that the gospel must be taken to the heathen. Fuller wrote this treatise in 1785, attempting to show that one may be a Calvinist and still believe the gospel may be preached with evangelistic zeal. Fuller believed it was the duty of every man who hears the gospel to receive it, and also that every man is bound to believe whatever God has revealed. These things seemed revolutionary in Fuller’s day and caused revival in churches and missionary work. While Carey gave his life to India, his good friend Andrew Fuller gave his life to holding the ropes by serving all of his life as secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society and raising funds to support Carey.
When God Closes the DoorFebruary 1, 2017
The foremost belief of a sinner who refuses God’s grace is that the consequences of that refusal will never come. Surely anyone who truly understood and believed in what the Bible teaches about heaven and hell would not take such a chance as this. But, of course, the fact is that such a person does […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]