I do respect your wanting to defend the organization you are working for to whatever degree you think it needs defending. And I understand even more your wanting to defend those individuals who you consider to hold to "Reformed Theology" who also work within CCC. But I hope you also will understand that there are many people who simply don't understand the Reformed Faith, the Gospel of sovereign grace and how it effects how we evangelize and our individual lives, because it is the application of the Bible to all of life. Calvinism is a world and life view, not just a set of archaic doctrines dreamed up by a bunch of disgruntled anti-Romanists.

Let me relate to you a good example of how someone can profess to hold to the truths of Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Solus Christus and Soli Deo Gloria yet they had no effect on the thinking or life of the individual. I once loaned a copy of A.W. Pink's magnificent book, The Sovereignty of God to a middle-aged woman who appeared to be very interested in the teaching of Scripture and Christianity. In fact, she professed to be a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. When I met this woman she was very much in the habit of reading and listening to Billy Graham and using material from Bill Bright and CCC. When she was through reading Pink's book, I asked her what her impressions were of it. There was one statement she made which I shall never forget as it was indelibly burned into my memory. She said, "I really liked the book and believe that Pink was teaching the truth of the Bible. But I don't see any difference between what Billy Graham or Bill Bright teaches!" <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/drop.gif" alt="" />

The fact is that Pink's book presents the biblical God Who is sovereign in power and authority and Who has foreordained all things for His glory. There is not one single molecule in the universe which He hasn't ordered its path and end. The same is true in regard to mankind. The LORD God has foreordained ALL things to the end that He might be glorified, whether it be in the damnation of the majority of the human race or in the salvation of a remnant chosen by grace. This is a teaching which Billy Graham, Bill Bright, CCC and the majority of denominations and churches today categorically deny. The Gospel which A.W. Pink taught is decidedly antithetical to the "gospel" of Bill Bright and CCC. And let me say this about A.W. Pink..... he was simply a common everyday Calvinist; not some hyper-Calvinist, not some extremist, simply a sinner saved by grace whom the Lord gifted in the Word of God.

Now, what I would really like you to do for me but mostly for yourself is to click on this link and read through this classic booklet written by Dr J.I. Packer. You may need to force yourself a bit to read it all the way through, but I can assure you that when you have finished reading it, you will not be the same. For it is impossible that you could be since in that little treatise, Packer sets forth the truth of the real Gospel against the modern "gospel" which he says is "no gospel at all". I cannot but agree with Packer's assessment. If you are concerned about the souls of your fellow man, read this:

Click here: Introductory Essay to the Death of Death in the Death of Christ, by Dr. J.I. Packer.

May the Lord bless it to your soul. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

In His Grace,

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