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William Jay recounts how Newton described the place of his Calvinism. He was having tea one day with Newton.
Newton said, “‘I am more of a Calvinist than anything else; but I use my Calvinism in my writings and my preaching as I use this sugar’—taking a lump, and putting it into his tea-cup, and stirring it, adding, ‘I do not give it alone, and whole; but mixed and diluted.’”
In other words, his Calvinism permeates all that he writes and teaches and serves to sweeten everything.

William Jay, George Redford, John Angell James The Autobiography of the Rev. William Jay: With Reminiscences of Some Distinguished Contemporaries, Selections from His Correspondence, and Literary Remains Published by R. Carter & brothers, 1855, page 308.

http://books.google.com/books?id=1iERAAAAYAAJ

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John Newton

“My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things; That I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior.”

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