What Presbyterians Do You Admire ?

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  1. Rippon

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    This is directed toward the non_Cals here . Do you appreciate the ministries of any Presbyterians past , or present ? You can also lump-in those who hold to the 3 Forms of Unity .

    BTW , as a Calvinist I appreciate the ministries of , in no particular order , : G.Campbell Morgan , Alexander Maclaren , A.W.Tozer , Howard Marshall , and Paige Patterson among others though they are ( and for the deceased , were ) varying shades of Arninian . Yes , I hereby renounce my former belief that all Arminians are in one camp . I acknowledge that there is a gradation -- a matter of degree away from pure Calvinism .
     
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    Rippon,
    I have been a Baptist for 29 years, but my parents were Presbyterian, conservative Presbyterian, PCA denomination. We attended the First Presbyterian Church, Gulfport, MS.(destroyed last year in Katrina).

    When I first became a Baptist, being very young, I did not really give much thought to the differences. As the years past, the differences became more pronounced, such as infant baptism, moderation in drinking, and form of government (elders).

    Of course, that which you grow up with stays to a degree. Since this discussion started about Calvinism, I finally realized that Presbyterians are almost 100% in varying degrees in that camp. I never gave it much thought while a Presbyterian. I joke a lot about Calvin, but in my relationship to the Lord, this has gotten a lot of thought lately. Three points I completely agree with. The other two (limited attonement and irresistable grace), down deep, I know they are probably true, but am still struggling with this, but God is leading me with this every day.

    Yes, I do appreciate the Presbyterian faith. My main difference with them is the infant baptism. The drinking and form of government are minor differences, as they do NOT condone drinking for the most part. I have no use for liberal Presbyterians (USA), or for that matter, liberal Baptists. PCA and SBC, with the exception of infant baptism, are closer than SBC and liberal Baptist sects. I admire James Kennedy.

    Michael
     
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    I always liked reading about John Knox and I really like D. James Kennedy.
     
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    I have enjoyed reading RC Sproul's books.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I always admired D. James Kennedy. And I love to hear J. Vernon McGee on the radio.
     
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    My belief about communion being open could also have been influenced by how I grew up, however, there is so much difference of opinion in the Baptist faith about this, and even within individual churches, this may also come from growing as a Christian in the Baptist church.
     
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    Jack , J.Vernon McGee ?! Was he a Presbyterian ?! He was as Arminian as they come .But if Robert S. is " Refomed " then I guess anything is possible .
     
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    James Montgomery Boice. Humble man who is now glorified with Christ.
     
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    I like Kennedy.I listen to him weekly.I listen to Sproul on the radio in my car sometimes.
     
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    Ya, I gotta say I like Sproul too in a lot of areas of theology.

    And besides...he's a Steelers fan from my hometown.
     
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    Donald Barnhouse
    Benjamin Warfield
    D. James Kennedy

    Vernon McGee started out as Presbyterian, until the liberals became prominent. Listen more closely to his teachings, I think you'll be surprised.
     
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    To add a name not already on the list, J. Ligon Duncan. Superb.
     
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    Francis Schaeffer. In a word, prophetic.
     
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    John Piper, he may have Baptist on his church but I would say he is leaning more towards Reformed Presbytrian.

    Sinclair Ferguson
    John Frame
    Boice (already noted)
    RC Sproul
     
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    How about the only man to ever call Pope John "antichrist" to his face - Ian Paisley.
     
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    My most admired Presbyterian:
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    guess that says something of my mentality...

    But hey, he was a minister as well.
     
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    Dr. Kennedy (Alive...of course)

    Dr. Bruce Dunn (may be deceased, was pastor of Grace Presbyterian in Peoria, Illinois for many years) but some of his sermons, writings, etc can be found here.....

    http://www.gracecommunications.org/
     
  19. DeadMan

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    RC Sproul tops my list for contemporary Presbyterians. D. James Kennedy is another I like a lot. Being a Calvinist myself, I have to say I have not heard or read one I didn't like.
     
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    Sproul and I think Alistir Begg is a presby as well. Both great expositors.
     

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