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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.

Friday, 5 September 2014

British Calvinists: John Skepp (1675-1721)

John Skepp (1675-1721) of Little Wilburn was a miller. He attended John Hussey's congregation in Cambridge where he was converted under John Hussey's ministry.
He became the pastor of a congregation in Curriers' Hall, Cripplegate, London that included Anne Dutton (1692-1765), it was a congregation founded by Hanserd Knolly's. 

Skepp was influential on John Gill, who edited the 1751 edition of Skepp's posthumously published Divine Energy or the Operations of the Spirit of God upon the soul of man in his effectual calling and conversion, stated, proved, and vindicated ... being an antidote against the Pelagian error (original 1721). Skepp took part in the ordination of Gill in 1720. 

Skepp's  influence on the development of hyper-Calvinism was significant.  

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