This is Part 1 of a 2 part reading of R.L. Dabney's 'The Five Points of Calvinism.' In it Dabney explains in detail why as Spurgeon put it in his autobiography: 'It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel and nothing else.'
Part 1 contains Chapters 1-3 of his work:
I. WHAT PRESBYTERIANS REALLY MEAN BY "ORIGINAL SIN," "TOTAL DEPRAVITY," AND "INABILITY OF THE WILL"
II. THE NATURE AND AGENCY OF THE MORAL REVOLUTION, NAMED EFFECTUAL CALLING OR REGENERATION.
III. GOD'S ELECTION.
PLEASE NOTE: The Announcement Clip, which we would recommend you listen to, is actually a brief 5 minute introduction to the life and work of R.L. Dabney, along with an explanation of why the reader does not agree with Dabney concerning a non-essential part of his doctrine of election - namely Dabney's belief that all people who die in infancy are elect.
Excellent Reading! Excellent reading! Hear this wonderful narration about our total depravity, free agency, the human will, original sin, common grace, regeneration, conversion, predestination, and God's wonderful sovereign grace in the election of all true believers before the foundation of the world!
Yes, Salvation is of the Lord!
Pastor Webb (12/27/2006)
from Fayetteville, NC
Great Sermon! You're very welcome, and you are probably right regarding the category. I just thought "audio dramatization" makes it sound like there will be music, sound effects, and different readers when it is just plain old me reading The Five Points of Calvinism. Anyway, I've changed the catagory.I just hope people aren't disappointed. ;-)
from North Carolina
Great BOOK! Wow! I've been looking for Reformed Theology resources I can recommend to my husband who is deployed. Thanks for making this great resource available. I hope part 2 is available SOON! Just one question - shouldn't this be filed as an "audio dramtization" not a lecture?
Robert Lewis Dabney, who lived from 1820-1898, was one of finest of the southern Presbyterian theologians. He is perhaps best known today for his service as one of Stonewall Jackson's chaplains during the American Civil War, but of far greater importance than that were his...