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Some Truth in Both Systems

When a Calvinist says that all things happen according to the predestination of God, he speaks the truth, and I am willing to be called a Calvinist. But when an Arminian says that when a man sins, the sin is his own, and that if he continues in sin, and perishes, his eternal damnation will lie entirely at his own door, I believe that he speaks the truth, though I am not willing to be called an Arminian. The fact is, there is some truth in both these systems of theology.

Charles Spurgeon, quoted in Credenda Agenda, Volume 5 Number 2, p. 3, from Tom Carter, Spurgeon at His Best, Baker, 1988, p. 14

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