Baptist Mt Rushmore

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  1. Salty

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    I thought of this thread after seeing the Mt Rushmore on the "History" Thread.
    If there were to be a "Baptist Mt Rushmore" what five men would you want to put up there?
     
  2. Jeff Weaver

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    Not a one. Worship is reserved for our Creator, not his creation, and that is what it would lead to, IMO.
     
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    Jeff, great point.
     
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    You're as big a spoil sport as I am, Jeff.

    Besides, couldn't there be some women?
     
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    This would be a rather heretical monument, but that has never stopped idle speculation before. Here are 3 possible lists.

    1. This list is based on the assumption that we actually want non-baptist US-ians to recognize those faces carved into the rock.

    MLK, Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Jezus.

    2. This list is there to please those pseudo-conservative baptists who are given to flights of fancy.
    Jack Chick, Saint Patrick, John the Baptist, J.M. Carroll and Robert E. Lee

    3. The Elders at my church would probably be vastly amused by the following list.
    Jan van Leiden, Menno simons, Walter Rauschenbush, John Smyth and Jerry Falwell
     
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    How about a portrait of the whole Graham family?
     
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    There's a scary thought. How about John Bunyan, Spurgeon, Benjamin Keach, Obadiah Holmes, and Dr. B. M. Cerdarholm? :D (Isn't Mount Rushmore only 4 guys, though?)
     
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    Isn't there something in the Bible about graven images? :D
     
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    "Isn't Mount Rushmore only 4 guys, though?"
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    But we are ofcourse more important than the secular monument, so we get 5....
    Either that, or I got things wrong again.

    to continue on the theme of getting things wrong.
    John Bunyan probably wasn't a baptist.
    The same can be said of Saint Patrick, John the Baptist, Jezus, Jan van Leiden, Menno simons and Robert E. Lee, but I put them in deliberately.
     
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    I am not a fan of the idead, but if there was such a thing Spurgeon would have to be there!
     
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    What? John was a Baptist. He even thought it so important that he referred to himself as such. ;)

    Kind of like, James the Primitive Baptist. I think I'll call myself that from now on. :D

    Jezus may not have been Baptist, but Jesus was. [​IMG]
     
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    Dr. Bob, Pastor Larry, C4K, and dianetavegia...

    Hey, anything is possible with a little time and your favorite photo editing software...
     
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    Now be sure to get my GOOD side! LOLOL
     
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    In the spirit of the original question (you folks need to lighten up)...Spurgeon, Truett, MLK Jr. and Judson. Although I would seriously doubt any of them would want to be on such a thing.
     
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    Being serious,

    Smyth and Helwys, Roger Williams, Adoniram Judson, and Charles Spurgeon.
     
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    Take off Williams and put on John Clarke.
     
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    Bro. James Reed
    "Jezus may not have been Baptist, but Jesus was."
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    It's not my fault that most people around here consistently spell the name of the Son of God wrong.... :D

    Anyways both J's can't have been members of a denomination that started 14+ centuries after their time on earth. ;)
     
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    That is a good list, I would agree.
     
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    I would have put Williams only for the fact that he was only baptist for a short period of time.
     
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    Note, I will have to find out where I read that, I think it was in Leon MacBeth's history of baptists book.
     

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