"Which kind of church are you the minister of in Wales?"
"Really a Presbyterian Church, the name of the denomination - the strongest one in Wales - is the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church."
"Surely there's a mistake somewhere," I opined, "please say that over again."
Once more the name rolled out, a civil war in language. "I'm bewildered," was my confession. "Surely the term 'Calvinistic Methodist' is about as harmonious as 'white black-bird' or 'east-west wind'. Are they not antipodal terms?"
"Not at all - you evidently think that John Wesley was the only Methodist who ever lived. George Whitefield was a Calvinist - that's why he and Wesley quarrelled."
- Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones being interviewed by a Canadian reporter in 1932.
From D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years, 1899-1939 by Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, 1982
Calvinistic Methodist Books
Confession of Faith, 1823
History of Welsh Calvinistic Methodists - Britannia
Calvinistic Methodist Archives - National Library of Wales
January 5, 1743: The First Calvinistic Methodist Conference
Selina, Countess of Huntingdon
Seth Joshua and Bold Evangelism
The 1904 Revival
Book Review: Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
William Williams of Pantycelyn
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