Rev. Dr. Andrew Murray – Calvinist, or Pentecostalist?

Was Rev. Dr. Andrew Murray — South Africa's best-known man of God — a consistent Calvinist? Or was he an incipient Pentecostalist?

Murray was fully committed to the Classic Calvinist doctrine of imputed justification as contained in the Heidelberg Catechism — which he constantly championed.   He concentrated, however, especially on its Third Section — on how, after being justified, we should show our gratitude.   He rightly believed this should be done — in terms of the (much neglected) doctrine of sanctification.

Said he:[1] “In all our thoughts on God, we look at Him in a twofold light — either as dwelling above us and outside of us [as] Creator, Lawgiver, and Judge; or as dwelling and working within us, by His Spirit.   In redemption, the two aspects find their expression in the two great doctrines of justification and regeneration.