My pastor said that Calvin had to compromise on some things, or he never would have had the voice he had. After the worship service, my pastor and a couple buddies of ours were talking to my pastor about EP. He holds to EP, but we don't practice it. We sing from the Psalter, and we love it. We also sing hymns, and we love it. We also have one instrument, the guitar, and we love it. Over the past year and a half, I've picked up that my pastor is an EP guy. So I asked him to share with us how he go there. He did. It was great. We all asked him "Then why don't we do it?" His response was "You can't practice everything you believe. I remember reading calvin say 'I believe this, but can't practice this,' and thought I was misreading him. So I went and looked back at the text, and it was very plain. Calvin did not practice everything he believed. I did not practice Christmas for 8 years. People thought I was a lunatic. It was not until I put a Christmas tree in our house, did people start listening to me. If we become EP, we will lose all our voice. We have to learn to prioritize the things. Justification by faith, is a big one. Bringing back the role of a deacon is a big one. The sacraments are big. Giving, praying, fasting, serving the poor, and the Lords day are big things. A liturgical service is big. But Ep will take some time. Justification by faith is an 'A' thing. EP is a 'X,Y,Z' thing. The first generation reformers would not have died on an 'EP' hill. The second generation reformers would have. But we are closer to 1517 than 1646" Does anyone know what he might have been talking about with Calvin? When I asked, he said he could not remember. And I do believe he read him say that. My pastor is very knowledgable and has read so many books, it is crazy.