Bill Payne (1938-1997) is the last subject in A Noble Company, Volume 12 - The Canadians

Bill Payne (1938-1997) is the last subject in A Noble Company, Volume 12 - The Canadians

2nd Jan 2020

Bill of course did not give “altar calls,” and he wrote a pamphlet entitled, Why I do not use the Invitation System, but his sermons were often evangelistic and contained fervent invitations to come to Christ. He certainly believed in the free offer of the gospel and made that very clear in his preaching. That is another area where we need to emulate our departed brother. As we all know in theory, Reformed truth and evangelistic fervor are not opposed. Church history gives an abundance of great preachers and missionaries who were both committed Calvinists and zealous evangelists. We need to follow Bill in demonstrating both sides in our own preaching. --Roger Fellows