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Posted on 01/06/2010 8:12:02 AM PST by Alex Murphy
Application for inclusion in the GRPL[R] should be accompanied by a suitable historical quote.
"These two world views [Christian theist vs naturalist, impersonal matter or energy shaped by impersonal chance] stand as totals in complete antithesis to each other in content and also in their natural results--including sociological and governmental results, and specifically including law.
It is not that these two world views are different only in how they understand the nature of reality and existence. They also inevitably produce totally different results. The operative word here is inevitably. It is not just that they happen to produce different results, but it is absolutely inevitable that they will bring forth different results."
--Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, page 2.
"It would be easy to show that at our present rate of progress the kingdoms of this world never could become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. Indeed, many in the Church are giving up the idea of it except on the occasion of the advent of Christ, which, as it chimes in with our own idleness, is likely to be a popular doctrine. I myself believe that King Jesus will reign, and the idols be utterly abolished; but I expect the same power which turned the world upside down once will still continue to do it. The Holy Ghost will never suffer the imputation to rest upon His holy name that He was not able to convert the world."
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Related [original GRPL] threads:
Exurge, Calvinisti, et judica causam tuam...
GRPL THREAD: Great Quotes about Calvin and Calvinism
GRPL THREAD: "Great Quotes about Calvin & Calvinism" [Resumed]
GRPL THREAD: Verses of Grace
GRPL THREAD: Songs of Grace
GRPL THREAD: "Testimonies of Grace"
Someone asked me yesterday whether my intent was to replace the Great Reformed Ping List. My goal is not replacement - my goal is to revive it, to strengthen it, and to grow it.
The original GRPL list can be found on nobdysfool's home page. For now, to delineate the (reinvigorated) list from the original, I'm calling this the "Great Reformed Ping List, [Re]formed", although I'm not settled on the name. The new list will be kept on my homepage.
I've started by reviewing the original GRPL list, and pulling anyone who has been inactive on FR for at least three months. I'm assuming that these FReepers have actually left FR, and not just gone into full-time lurking mode. This post pings those names on the GRPL who are still active. You form the beginning of the GRPL[R] list. And additional names have already been added since yesterday's initial announcement.
List members will be pinged to articles regarding Reformed thought or interest. If you want to be added to the Great Reformed Ping List [Re]formed, please FReepmail me. If you were on the old GRPL and want your name removed from the Great Reformed Ping List [Re]formed, please FReepmail me. And if you were on the original GRPL and your name is missing from the GRPL[R], please FReepmail me.
The GRPL[R] (Great Reformed Ping List [Re]formed) was originally conceived by Orthodox Presbyterian and initiated by drstevej as a ping list for FReepers who affirm monergistic regeneration, regardless of their denominational background. This ping list is intended for the exclusive use of its members. Non-members, while free to ping any FReeper they desire, are asked not to use the GRPL[R] list. Anyone desiring further information on the GRPL[R] or desiring inclusion on the GRPL[R] ping list, or removal from the ping list, should send a PM to me (Alex Murphy), as I currently maintain the list.
Persons desiring inclusion on the GRPL[R] should indicate their agreement with the doctrine of monergistic regeneration (the doctrines of grace). Following the tradition of the original GRPL, application for inclusion should be accompanied by a suitable historical quote. Requests for membership will be reviewed and may involve some private correspondence before inclusion to the list. It is our intention to maintain the integrity of the list, and to not use it for the purpose of divisive or vain and pointless arguments. Our primary goal is to Glorify God, and to present His Truth in power and integrity.
Do not use potty language or references to potty language on the Religion Forum.
well, that certainly answers my question.
Don't DrSteve and OP have fresh, squeaky-clean non-blacklisted IP addresses yet? It's been years. I promise I wouldn't ever tell a soul if they were to pop back up...
No need to beg, just toss out a Calvinist quote!
For there is some danger of falling into a soft and effeminate Christianity, under the plea of a lofty and ethereal theology. —C.H. Spurgeon
Reviving the noble suggestion of Pope Piel I's Minister of Diplomacy, Orthodox Presbyterian [both still on patrol], this thread serves as a place for Calvinists to register for inclusion in the of the Great Reformed Ping List [Re]Reformed. The official GRPL[R] will be maintained by Alex Murphy. The thread also welcomes members of the GRPL[R] and the original GRPL to post favorite grace oriented historical quotes from those who have swarmed before us.
Application for inclusion in the GRPL[R] should be accompanied by a suitable historical quote.
What, hey, I'm still alive.
Historical quote in tagline:
“I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.”
“Those who hope to be saved by trying to do their best know nothing of that glowing fervour, that hallowed warmth, that devout joy in God, which come with salvation freely given according to the grace of God.”
C.H. Spurgeon, All of Grace (Rossshire, UK: Christian Focus Publications Ltd., 1997), 136)
Soli Deo Gloria!
Caught me flat footed. I will have to look up a Martin Lloyd Jones book so I don't ruin it in a paraphrase.
Works for me. 8~)
Lol. And your tag is pretty funny, too.
"It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail." -- Peter Marshall
""Without the interpretation of the universe by man to the glory of God the whole world would be meaningless" - Cornelius Van Til, "The Defense of The Faith" pg 43
And also by Van Til, especially for Brit Hume...
"Christians are in themselves no wiser than are other men. What they have they have by grace. They must be 'all things to all men.' But it is not kindness to tell patients that need strong medicine that nothing serious is wrong with them. Christians are bound to tell men the truth about themselves; that is the only way of bringing them to recognize the mercy, the compassion, of Christ. For if men are told the truth about themselves, and if they are warned against the false remedies that establish men in their wickedness, then, by the power of the Spirit of God, they will flee to the Christ through whom alone they must be saved."
Meant to bump you guys, too.
Here we go:
One of my favorite quotes from N.S. McFetridge:
The two great springs by which men are moved are, on the one hand, conviction and idea, on the other, emotion and sentiment; as these control, so the moral character will be shaped.
The man who is ruled by convictions and ideas is the man of stability; he cannot be changed until his conscience is changed; the man who is ruled by emotion and sentiment is the man of instability.
Kuyper is a requirement:
No man has the right to rule over another man, otherwise such a right necessarily, and immediately becomes the right of the strongest. As the tiger in the jungle rules over the defenceless antelope, so on the banks of the Nile a Pharaoh ruled over the progenitors of the fellaheen of Egypt.
Nor can a group of men, by contract, from their own right, compel you to obey a fellow-man. What binding force is there for me in the allegation that ages ago one of my progenitors made a Contrat Social, with other men of that time? As man I stand free and bold, over against the most powerful of my fellow-men.
And finally from the authors of the Heidelberg Catechism;
Q & A: 60
Q. How are you right with God?
A. Only by true faith in Jesus Christ.^1
Even though my conscience accuses me
of having grievously sinned against all God's commandments
and of never having kept any of them,^2
and even though I am still inclined toward all evil,^3
without my deserving it at all,^4
out of sheer grace,^5
God grants and credits to me
the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ,^6
as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner,
as if I had been as perfectly obedient
as Christ was obedient for me.^7
All I need to do
is to accept this gift of God with a believing heart.^8
^1 Rom. 3:21-28; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Phil 3:8-11
^2 Rom. 3:9-10
^3 Rom. 7:23
^4 Tit. 3:4-5
^5 Rom. 3:24; Eph. 2:8
^6 Rom. 4:3-5 (Gen. 15:6); 2 Cor. 5:17-19; 1 John 2:1-2
^7 Rom. 4:24-25; 2 Cor. 5:21
^8 John 3:18; Acts 16:30-31
I did not know the pope and OP were still hanging out...of course I want on the list..
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
- Martin Luther |
“If God had not foreordained the course of events but waited until some undetermined condition was or was not fulfilled, His decrees could be neither eternal nor immutable.” Loraine Boettner, page21, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination.
Hey, all’s right with the world now that you’ve checked in. How ya doing?
Thank you for a beautiful reminder of the riches we have from the assurance of our election.
How often in the midst of trial do I forget HIS faithfulness,”...as if some strange thing were happening...”
1 Peter 4 :12.
I love Spurgeon’s words and am thankful that we have his daily devotions available to encourage us.
Please count me in the GRPL(R). I have regularly read and benefited from GRPL; offered prayers for posted prayer requests, but was like the sluggard and did not post- but instead sent private messages to some on GRPL to keep in touch. Besides being monergistic, and reformed, and thankful for my salvation - I will reform and post!
My historical quote: (and prayer for America)
“As also, that our brethren, natural Scotsmen o what religion so ever they may be, may have occasion to examinate themselves, if they may with safe conscience oppone themselves to us, who seek nothing but Christ Jesus His glorious Evangel to be preached, His Holy Sacraments to be truly ministrate; superstition,tyranny and idolatry, to be suppressed in this Realm; and finally, the liberty of this our native country to remain free from the bondage and tyranny of strangers.”
Count me in too! I still subscribe to the Westminster standards which I believe is a correct commentary on Scripture.
My historical quote:
“Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you” John Owen
And Knox rocks! 8~)
"But the devil, with all his crew, is mistaken if he imagines that, by assailing me with vile falsehoods, he can either cool my zeal, or diminish my exertions." - John Calvin, Epistle to Reader, final edition of Institutesand raise you an historical FR Calvinist quote!
Recognize that all true Christians will be Calvinists in glory!(let the apoplectic seizures commence)
ping OWorm that you are.. be blessed !!
Amen girl friend !