Letters

Cromwell Queried

Dear Sir,      Regarding Mr. Gellion’s disapproval of my comments on To Honour God, sent to me by Michael Haykin for review.      I never review a book without doing the most minute research. This being a highly debatable subject, I re-consulted Cromwell’s writings, contemporary works of Anglicans, Presbyterians, Congregationalist and Baptists, Parliamentary documents and […]

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Missionary McCoy

Dear Sir,      Re. Wolter Smit’s letter of October/November: Before writing my New Focus essay on McCoy, I had researched Isaac McCoy’s correspondence with Wilson Thompson and the Miami County Association, recording my findings in another work. Thompson respected McCoy highly and assisted him to baptise Corbly Martin, the first teacher in McCoy’s Indian School. […]

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Godly Ungodly

Dear Christian Sir,      One of the sub-headings I used in my essay on Errol Hulse vs. John Gill (April/May issue) was the ‘Godly Ungodly Myth’ which must have proved puzzling to readers as, in my efforts to reduce the words used, I quite erased the reference to which the sub-title principally referred. The allusion […]

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Mountain Movers’ Review

Letter to the Editor Dear Sir,      It was encouraging to read the positive reviews of my book The Mountain Movers in the English Churchman. Mr. Wilson’s kind remarks were particularly impressive, though he disagrees with some of my conclusions. Nevertheless, I was surprised to find myself censured, in a magazine with Evangelical Anglican traditions […]

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Prepositions and Voices

Dear Brethren, Please permit me to express: Some Thoughts on the Use of Prepositions and Voices Regarding Baptism A. Baptism with a view to      A factor which often leads to misunderstandings regarding the nature and purpose of baptism is that the preposition ‘eis’ which carries the basic meaning ‘with a view to’ is translated […]

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Queen’s Abdication

Sir;      Though sympathising with John Graham re the Queen’s abdication, I fail to see the need for Anglican Christians, freed of their governess, to leave their Church. Are not the very Christians to whom he refers the true Church of England? A church is not where one goes but what one is.      Should […]

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Putting an End to Sin

Dear Brethren,      The doctrine that Christ puts an end to all sin for all time and eternity is a red thread throughout Scripture. Thus I feel that the recent discussion on the Symposium has chased a red herring rather than that red thread. I attach some thoughts on the subject as a reaction to […]

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John Paul II

     Re John Paul II’s latest pronouncements. Anyone reading such sound and instructive books as Bungener’s History of the Council of Trent, Miles’ The Voice of the Glorious Reformation and Collette’s’ The Novelties of Romanism, will realise how the Vatican sect, erroneously known as the Roman Catholic Church, is a pseudo-religious movement of a relatively […]

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Anglicans and Presbyterians

Dear Sir,      Despite Mr. Wilson firm recommendation, my books do not contain the subject matter he associates with them. However, it is fashionable to denigrate the Tudors and Stuarts and, as Hanko and Gay, and pronounce Anglican Reformers guilty by association. This argument would weigh equally on the Continentals who were patronised by the […]

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An Open Letter to the Founders’ Journal

An Open Letter to Thomas Ascol and Earnest C. Reisiger, Editors of The Foundation Journal. Dear Brethren in Christ,      You will be aware that until the late eighties in Britain and on the Continent of Europe, the issue of Calvinism v. Hyper-Calvinism was not a major factor in evangelical debate. There is much evidence […]

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