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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

British Calvinists: John Brine (1703-1765)

John Brine (1703-1765) was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire. He was converted under the preaching of John Gill. He was baptised by Thomas Wallis and became a member of the Little Meeting congregation.

He began a preaching ministry and married Anne, the daughter of John Moore the pastor of a congregation in Northampton. Brine then became the pastor of a Particular Baptist congregation in Queen's Rd, Coventry. In 1730 he moved to London to be the pastor at Curriers' Hall, Cripplegate. Brine remained there until his death in 1765. 

Previous minsters at Currier's Hall included: Hanserd Knollys, David Crossley (from 1705-1721), John Skepp (from 1712-1721), William Morton (from 1722-1730) and then Brine (from 1730-1265).

Robert Oliver maintains was hyper-Calvinist in theology, but this is disputed by George Ella. He was supralapsarian and had been described by some as an antinomian.
He is buried in Burnhill Fields. 

Some of his writings are available here:

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