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October Surprise ?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Rippon, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    No , not at all . The 10th month is a very Calvinistic one ! ( But I will include others . Maybe one of you can identify the non-Calvinists .)

    1__ John James Angel died in 1859

    5__ Thomas Goodwin was born in 1600
    5__ Jonathan Edwards was born in 1703

    6__ William Tyndale was strangled and burnt in 1536

    8__ John Clarke was born in 1609

    9__ Grosseteste died in 1253

    11__ William Robertson Nicoll was born in 1851

    12__ William Gurnall died in 1679

    13__ Theodore Beza died in 1605

    16__ Daniel Rowlands died in 1790
    16__ Nicholas Ridley was burned in 1555
    16__ Hugh Latimer also died in the flames with Ridley on the same date

    17__ Francis Turretin was born in 1623

    18__ Matthew Henry was born in 1662

    19__ Robert Smith Candlish died in 1873

    22__ Archibald Alexander died in 1851
    22__ Susannah Spurgeon died in 1903

    25__ Frederick Godet was born in 1812

    29__ Frederick Godet died in 1890
    29__ Abraham Kuyper was born in 1837
     
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  2. Jarthur001

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    How about the guy that nailed a long list or a "church door"? The 29th it think it was. :)
     
  3. Humblesmith

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    I think it was Oct. 31, if I recall correctly.
     
  4. Rippon

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    Actually this thread has nothing to do with events in Church History as such -- except the births and deaths of some notable individuals .
     
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    You are right
     
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    and you are also right...:)
     
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    I think something J.D. posted on another thread would fit in well with your "every month is calvinistic" threads...

     
  8. Rippon

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    BUMP ! It's that time of year again .
     
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    I really don't understand the point of this. From the outside it almost looks like idolatry...that these men are held up higher than all others.

    Are calvinists better believers than non? Do you compile a list of non calvinists' birthdays each month?
     
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    I am a Calvinist WD . I have a fondness for Calvinists throughout history . I just wanted to give them some appreciation . And , I wanted others to be aware of them also .

    I have started threads in the past honoring non-Calvinists . There have been godly men and women who were not Calvinists . You can start a thread mentioning them as I have here if you'd like .

    In my time here I have seen some rather worthless thread subjects . This isn't one of them . However you are free to disagree !
     
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    The biggest October surprise would be an October with no Calvin-free will debates.
     
  12. webdog

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    Let's honor the One all honor is due! It amazes me the lengths calvinists go to lift up their own. It's quite disturbing...
     
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    I'm starting to enjoy them! Don't stop them now! Let's just keep it civil. :)
     
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    Was matthew Henry really a calvinist?
     
  15. Rippon

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    Yes , Matthew Henry was a firm Calvinist . But don't let David Cloud know that you found out . Keep it under your hat . He uses Henry when it suits his purpose .

    It was said that Henry read Henry's commentary so much that he virtually became the Matthew Henry of the open air . Of course George Whitefield saturated himself with the Holy Scripture -- the source from which Henry drew .
     
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    This whole area puts way too much emphasis on the wrong things and thereby neglects the important ones.

    1Cr 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
    1Cr 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
    1Cr 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
    1Cr 1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
     
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