Tuesday, January 25, 2011

George Whitefield Writing to John Wesley

"Have we read or heard of any person who called so many thousands, so many myriads of sinners to repentance? Above all, have we read or heard of anyone who has been God's blessed instrument to bring so many sinners from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God as Whitefield?" (John Wesley). Wesley loved Whitefield and Whitefield Wesley. But they had significant disagreement about the sovereignty of God. Read this letter to get a sense of the conflict. Enjoy the reading and come Tuesday ready for discussion. For a different flavor from Whitefield, here is a video clip from Steve Lawson who is a Whitefield aficionado: