John Berridge (1716-1793) was an English gospel preacher and hymn writer, belonging to the Anglican church. He nurtured free will views of the gospel in his early years, but adopted sovereign grace convictions as he matured in the faith.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5: "And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." 1 Corinthians 3:18-23: "Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may…