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Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. SaggyWoman

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    What recent history (1950's on) personalities do you think have made the greatest contributions to Baptist life?
     
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    i'm not sure if this fits what you asking,
    but back at buckners baptist childrens home,
    in Dallas TX. we were bussed to 1st Baptist in
    Dallas on sunday mornings, and i had the chance to hear WA Criswell. he was a dynamic preacher;
    to bad i wasn't listening that well back then,
    but i think he preached there 40yrs or so, i'm
    sure he had an impact on this baptist's life.
     
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    A list of people who have influenced Baptists or who are (or were) influential Baptists, with no judgement as to the value of their contributions:

    Billy Graham
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Paige Patterson and Paul Pressler
    Jimmy Carter
    Herschel Hobbs
    Bob Jones Sr.
    Jesse Jackson
    Hal Lindsey
    W.A Criswell

    [ November 28, 2002, 08:17 PM: Message edited by: rsr ]
     
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    To Dr Bob, Sr. I would add</font>
    • Dr. Bob Jones, Jr.</font>
    • Dr. Bob Jones, III</font>
    • B. Myron Cedarholm</font>
    • Monroe Parker</font>
    • The Wenigar brothers: G. Archer and Arno Q., Sr.</font>

    [ November 29, 2002, 03:30 PM: Message edited by: The Squire ]
     
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    A list of people who have influenced Baptists or who are (or were) influential Baptists, with no judgement as to the value of their contributions :

    Dr. Jack Hyles
    Dr. Lee Roberson
    Dr. Bob Gray (Florida - now Germany)
    Dr. John R. Rice
    Dr. Jerry Falwell
    Dr. Lester Roloff
    Dr. Curtis Hudson
    Dr. W.A. Criswell
    Dr. J. Frank Norris
    and of course Barnabas the Elder
     
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    I would say;
    R.G. Lee
    Adrian Rogers
    Al Janney
    W.A. Criswell
    Jerry Vine
    just to name a few.
     
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    Charles Poole, Walter B. Shurden, John Claypool, John Carlton, Cecil Sherman, to name a few.
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Already a clear division between ifb-related baptists and sbc-related baptists.

    If we are talking numbers, influence, etc, then the weight will go to the sbc personalities -

    Adrian Rogers
    Charles Stanley
    W.A. Criswell
    Paige Patterson
    Jerry Falwell
    Billy Graham

    Must remember that of the nearly 40 million baptists in the USA, more than 1/2 are SBC, while all the others are broken into small fragments of the remaining percentage.

    So MY heroes (ifb baptists like Cedarholm, Clearwaters and Weniger) would have in reality only influenced 10-15% of baptists.

    History will tell.
     
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    Falwell is one who fits in both camps. Although he's now SBC, he was outside the SBC for many years.
     
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    It is interesting how Americans tend to label Baptists with this group or that. I would never have known where W.A. Criswell stood, Falwell or even R.G. Lee, or B. Vick of Detroit.

    My mind just thinks of how and what they preached. I think of Dr. T.T. Shields, Dr. Gordon Brown, Dr. Morley Hall, Dr. Alan Redpath and I could name a few more obscure Canadian or English Baptists.

    Cheers,

    Just Jim
     
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    I'd say:
    Billy Graham
    Charles Stanley
    Andy Stanley
    Albert Mohler
    W.A. Criswell
    Paige Patterson
    Jerry Falwell
    Joseph Stowell III
    Joseph Stowell II
     
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    Jim, Falwell's affiliation (or lack thereof) is notable only because he began Thomas Road Baptist Church as an independent church and only moved to the SBC in 1997. Thomas Road, BTW, is still listed on the Baptist Bible Fellowship International Web site, making it affiliated with both the BBFI and the SBC.
     
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    SBC: Patterson, Pressler, Rogers, Stanley, Falwell, Mohler, Hobbs, Criswell, Ken Hemphill, Jerry Rankin, among others

    BGCT: Charles Wade, Paul Powell, Herbert Reynolds, David Currie, Buckner Fanning, to name a few

    CBF: Dan Vestal, Keith Parks, Walter Shurden, Cecil Sherman, Bill Leonard, to name a few
     
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    Did anyone mention R.T. Ketcham?

    I think we would also have to include John Piper and John MacArthur. The influence of these two will only grow due to their popularity with the younger generations of Baptists.
     
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    Of course Siegfried beat me here. I would say that Piper is fast becoming the most popular and influential in theology with the younger generation.

    Although MacArthur is not technically a Baptist, his beliefs are more Baptist than alot on this board.

    Props to both of these guys for outlining biblical church government for the next generation also.
     
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    A list of people who have influenced Baptists or who are (or were) influential Baptists, with no judgement as to the value of their contributions:

    Billy Graham
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Jimmy Carter
    Bob Jones
    Jesse Jackson
    Jerry Falwell
    John Piper
    John MacArthur
    Rick Warren
    Bill Hybels

    [ December 12, 2002, 12:01 AM: Message edited by: Rev. G ]
     
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    Dr. Bob I once again agree with you, but I might add two of My heroes Dr. Monroe Parker and Dr. Paul Levin (Baptist Evangelist and Tract writer who preached for over 60 years before graduating to Glory).

    [ December 16, 2002, 09:16 PM: Message edited by: Sherlock57 ]
     

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