David Cloud’s godly attitude towards Calvinists

Dr. Timothy Tow, pastor of Life Bible Presbyterian Church, Dr. S.H. Tow (M.D.), pastor of Calvary Bible Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Jeffrey Khoo, Academic Dean of the Far Eastern Bible College, are other examples. These men are staunch Calvinists but they are also soul winning Calvinists and have great missionary zeal. They and other of their associates have been responsible for the gospel being preached into many dark corners of Asia, and for this I rejoice. They distribute my books in their bookstores and have communicated with me on various occasions, and I count them friends in the faith; though I do not agree with their Calvinism nor their position on baptism and I cannot, for the latter reason especially, speak in their churches. But I love them and do not count them as enemies.

My two cents

Window at Parish Church of St Peter, Frampton ...
Window at Parish Church of St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, England (Photo credit: DanieVDM)

I really like this quote from David Cloud. When I think of people from different denominations and an appropriate way of dealing with them and referring to them, I want to use this quote as an example of a godly attitude.

That begs the question of how far a doctrinal disagreement can go until there’s a schism between churches or anathema between believers. I haven’t figured out a cut-and-dried formula for that yet. In any case, if (non-Calvinist) fundamentalists and (non-fundamentalist) Calvinists can join forces, imagine the manpower that comes as a result.

Speaking of David Cloud, I also have some good quotes lined up from his Scripture Demands Fundamentalism sermon, but that’ll be for another time.

Quote source

Cited in A True Church. (2002). David W. Cloud is a Cloud Without Water. Available: http://www.atruechurch.info/cloud.html. Last accessed 17th Mar 2012.


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