“God made us free. We are human agents, able to choose for ourselves. God did that, too. We are absolutely free, we are morally responsible. We can choose for ourselves, and we do.”
Your leadership will only rise to your lowest standard in any of these areas. If you don’t master them, they’ll master you.
Moody would come down from the pulpit, pass through the aisles with outstretched hands, and motion for the people to continue rising and follow him into the inquiry room.
This results in Calvinists actually evaluating whether the opposing view is consistent with Calvinism rather than the Scripture, and those are not the same.
Because we’ve baptized a good number of people week-by-week, we didn’t have the usual baptism backlog. In fact, we had only three people scheduled for baptism, and one of those didn’t show.