The Practical Implications of Old School Presbyterianism


volume 19, number 28, July 2, 2020

“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day.” -John 6:44

Without question the Great Awakening in Colonial America, between 1735 and 1770, was Calvinistic to the core. That is, the belief of all the preachers, whether they were Presbyterians (men like William and Gilbert Tennent, John and Samuel Blair, John Roan, Samuel Finley, and Samuel Davies), Congregationalists (like Jonathan Edwards), or Anglicans (like George Whitefield) was that God is absolutely sovereign in all the affairs life, including one’s eternal salvation, and that fallen man is totally and thoroughly corrupted in mind, heart, and will due to the imputation of Adam’s sin. This means that no one is ever able to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved unless God…

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