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Many were burned at the stake for rejecting the Popish doctrine of freewill

In reference to the Calvinistic doctrines—the doctrines of free and sovereign grace held by the Reformers in England, Toplady observes, “Queen Mary and her Spanish husband well knew that Calvinism is the very life and soul of the Reformation; and that Popery would never flourish till the Calvinistic doctrines were eradicated.” Her efforts to destroy by sword and fire those who upheld the Truth earned for her the unenviable appellation of ‘Bloody Mary.’ The charge on which many of them were burnt at the stake was that they held to the doctrine of predestination and rejected the Arminian and Popish doctrine of free-will.

William MacLean-Arminianism-Another Gospel

  1. December 30, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  2. December 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    As I’m observing the intense hatred recently sparked by Ergun Caner against Calvinism on Twitter, this post made me realize the hatred by some against Calvinism goes a long back to earlier Reformation saints and that is somehow encouraging to see how the doctrines thrive despite persecution. Thanks

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Amen. God’s truth shall continue on despite the persecution of his saints. Blessings.

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