Who Said It?

The rules are simple–without the help of google, yahoo, or any other such trickery guess who said this statement and upon what event.

“There are many doctrines of a less essential nature … In these we may think and let think; we may ‘agree to disagree.’ But, meantime, let us hold fast the essentials…”

I will comment with the answer and some thoughts I have concerning this.




  1. Ruth said:

    Heh, I cheated. I had no clue, so I googled it and I got two links in response. One was Wikipedia, the other was your blog. Anyway, I won’t answer since I cheated, but I do know who it is now. 😉 Love ya bro!

    April 16, 2010
  2. pmatt said:

    Sigh. . . some things never change. But that is okay, because I don’t think anyone else even reads this blog, but that’s okay. If people read your blog, you are responsible for what your write.

    April 16, 2010
  3. pmatt said:

    I find it interesting that John Wesley, a committed Arminian albeit not on the heretical fringe in my estimation, said this at the funeral of his good friend, George Whitefield. George Whitefield was a committed Calvinist who reached thousands with his preaching. Are these issues unimportant? Not at all, but does that mean the guy who disagrees with us is our enemy? Not at all. Sometimes co-laborers in the Gospel will come to different conclusions concerning a specific hermeneutic. Both are not right, and one may be far closer to the truth than the other, but there is always room for civility.

    April 23, 2010

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