1Iain Murray, Spurgeon’s Autobiography, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1834-1859 (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1962), 221.

2The Complete Works of the Rev. Andrew Fuller, ed. Joseph Belcher, 3 vols. (Philadelphia: American Publication Society, 1845), 2:330, 711-12. Anyone who doubts Fuller’s firm commitment to Calvinism should read his Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation and his Reply to Philanthropos, both of which are found in volume 2 of the above edition of his works.

3A. T. Robertson, Life and Letters of John A. Broadus (Harrisonburg, VA: Gano Books, 1987), 397.

4“The modern religionist not only hates the doctrine of sovereign grace, but he raves and rages at the mention of it.” Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, (Vol. 37, 1891):49.

5Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, (Vol. 7, 1861):300-01.

6B. H. Carroll and Robert G. Lee, River of Pearls (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1986), 140-41.

7“Southern Baptists and Calvinism” (The Theological Educator, Spring 1997):19. Humphreys is quoted as recently having declared that Calvinism is in direct opposition to missions and evangelism and that when Calvinism is followed “missions are not necessary.” (“Beeson Prof Says Calvinism Losing Status” [The Alabama Baptist, May 29, 1997), 13. This point of view is not only theologically untenable but is also historically refutable. Any honest study of the history of missions will put the lie to this charge. An excellent book on the subject is, Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey, by Timothy George (New Hope, 1991)-a book which Dr. Estep has commended as “fill[ing] in the theological background out of which Carey developed his own theology of missions” (from the back cover). Also see “Missions and the Sovereignty of God” in FJ 28.

8Works , 2:163.

9John A. Broadus, Memoir of James Petigru Boyce, D.D., LL.D (New York: A. C. Armstrong and Son, 1893), 73.