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Old 12-17-2008, 01:50 PM
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Are you implying that John Wesley & Charles Wesley, and Fanny Crosby were not used by the Lord at all?

It would seem to me that God used men (and women) to bring about great revivals in spirit and song DESPITE their false doctrines, not because of it. The Methodists think you can lose your salvation, yet the greatest Methodist hymn ever written is sung worldwide by Calvinists (Blessed Assurance). Charles Wesley was accused of being a pelagian by the Calvinists, yet two of the greatest Hymns ever written and sung by Calvinists worldwide are "And Can it Be" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", and yet were written by a methodist.

I think God used men despite their denomination, despite their doctrines, because of their WALK with him.

If you are going to be consistent, you should rip 90% of your hymns out of your hymnbook.