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9 Marks

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by pinoybaptist, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member
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    We sometimes attend a church in Angola, New York, about 45 miles more or less from where we live, that recently went back to the Reformed faith.
    Now, they describe themselves, besides being Reformed in Theology, as adherents to the 9 Marks.
    May I ask those of the Reformed traditions on this board as to the meaning of the 9 Marks ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. NateT

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    I'm assuming they're refering to the 9 marks of a healthy church

    It was originally a book written by Mark Dever, and later became a parachurch organization. I've had a friend or two work there.
     
  3. HankD

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    I'm not an adherent and I don't claim to be "reformed" but here is a website with information:

    http://www.9marks.org


    HankD
     
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  4. preachinjesus

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    sort of interesting to me how the 9Marks are somewhat similiar to the Landmarks of the Faith of the Landmarkist movement amongst Baptists.
     
  5. PastorSBC1303

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    I don't see them as being similiar at all.

    9 Marks has some good stuff.
     
  6. preachinjesus

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    fair enough

    indeed they do, their "Display of God's Glory" was an interesting text to read
     
  7. Joseph M. Smith

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    I ask my Polity students at Wesley to study the ninth mark, on church organization and leadership. Even though I do not exegete the same way that Mark Dever does, it is a perspective which cannot be ignored.
     
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    The church emerged 2000 years ago.
     
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