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Exurge, Calvinisti, et judica causam tuam [revisited]...
Alex Murphy

Posted on 01/06/2010 8:12:02 AM PST by Alex Murphy

Exurge, Calvinisti, et judica causam tuam...

Arise (some older mss still read 'Swarm'), O Calvinists, and plead your cause. The doctrines of grace are mightily assailed by those who would proclaim with their father, “I will be like the Most High.” Set forth the biblical case for a sovereign God who is jealous for His glory. Disallow through disputation (and lampooning when needed) the damnable errors of those who have refashioned the great sola doctrines into a salvation-helper gospel that exalts the fallen will of man.

From every corner, in every thread exalt the right of God to do whatsoever He pleaseth. Be not dismayed by persistent anthropocentric rantings. Blessed are you when they revile you for the sake of the truth. Happy are ye when the Servetus card is played and the strawmen are paraded before you for He who is enthroned in heaven reigns.

– Pope Piel I [still on patrol]


TOPICS: Apologetics; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: grplr
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.

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"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"

1 posted on 01/06/2010 8:12:03 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: Gamecock; jboot; AZhardliner; Alex Murphy; A.J.Armitage; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; Frumanchu; ...

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 rules for inclusion on the new list are the same as requested for inclusion on the original:

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.


2 posted on 01/06/2010 8:13:04 AM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: the invisib1e hand

Do not use potty language or references to potty language on the Religion Forum.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 8:18:59 AM PST by Religion Moderator
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To: Alex Murphy

Oh please...


5 posted on 01/06/2010 8:30:07 AM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Religion Moderator
Do not use potty language or references to potty language on the Religion Forum.

well, that certainly answers my question.

6 posted on 01/06/2010 8:31:37 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (if you can read this you're too close.)
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To: Alex Murphy
Here's a pretty good poem that begins with the line

"Listen friends and mark my words in this moment and this hour God is jealous for his name for his name is jealous."

Its overlaid on the selah tune "draw me Lord"
7 posted on 01/06/2010 8:54:42 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Alex Murphy
Glad to hear that DrSteve and OP are still on patrol. They are sorely missed here, as are the great debates of yore. Nowdays the Religion forum is just like my cable TV...the same tired stuff on all three hundred channels.

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...

8 posted on 01/06/2010 9:11:09 AM PST by jboot (Let Christ be true and every man a liar.)
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To: patriot preacher; Alex Murphy
Oh please...

No need to beg, just toss out a Calvinist quote!

9 posted on 01/06/2010 9:15:06 AM PST by Gamecock (We always have reasons for doing what we do.)
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To: Alex Murphy

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


10 posted on 01/06/2010 9:18:07 AM PST by Gamecock (We always have reasons for doing what we do.)
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To: Alex Murphy
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:

11 posted on 01/06/2010 10:54:25 AM PST by Lee N. Field ("I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it." -- J. Gresham Machen)
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To: Alex Murphy

“I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.”

Martin Luther


12 posted on 01/06/2010 12:30:43 PM PST by Augustinian monk ("Too many freaks and not enough circus tents")
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To: Augustinian monk
You will bow down before me, Geneva. I swear it, no matter that it takes an eternity! You will bow down before me! Both you and then one day your heirs! Come to me, sons of Geneva! KNEEL before ZOD!!
---General Jean Calvin Zod (a.k.a. the Zodster, the Zodulator, Zodulus Maximus, etc.)
13 posted on 01/06/2010 12:43:59 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Petronski

14 posted on 01/06/2010 2:05:36 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("I'm so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it." -- J. Gresham Machen)
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To: Alex Murphy

“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!


15 posted on 01/06/2010 2:55:13 PM PST by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: Gamecock
"just toss out a Calvinist quote! "

Caught me flat footed. I will have to look up a Martin Lloyd Jones book so I don't ruin it in a paraphrase.

16 posted on 01/06/2010 3:31:12 PM PST by strongbow
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To: Lee N. Field

Works for me. 8~)


17 posted on 01/06/2010 5:23:28 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Augustinian monk

Lol. And your tag is pretty funny, too.


18 posted on 01/06/2010 5:26:04 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Alex Murphy; the_conscience; Dutchboy88; RnMomof7; blue-duncan; Marie2
"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."


19 posted on 01/06/2010 6:10:59 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Lord_Calvinus; 1000 silverlings

Meant to bump you guys, too.


20 posted on 01/06/2010 6:12:43 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; Alex Murphy; the_conscience; Dutchboy88; RnMomof7; blue-duncan; Marie2
Just figures that Eckleburg would steal Van Til quotes [grin].

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
   nevertheless,
      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

21 posted on 01/06/2010 9:50:21 PM PST by the_conscience (I'm a bigot: Against Jihadists and those who support despotism of any kind.)
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To: the_conscience

Bliss.


22 posted on 01/06/2010 11:09:08 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Alex Murphy; Puritan Idelette; agrace
"Comfort youryself, tried believer, with this thought: God said, 'I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.' Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Is it not an asbestos armor, against which the heat has no power? Let affliction come. God has chosen me. Poverty, you may stride in at my door, but God is in the house already, and He has chosen me. Sickness, you may intrude, but I have a balsam ready--God has chosen me. Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears, I know that He has 'chosen' me. If, believer, you require still greater comfort, remember that you have the Son of Man with you in the furnace. In that silent chamber of yours, there sits by your side One whom you have not seen, but whom you love; and often when you do not know it, He makes your bed in your affliction, and smooths your pillow for you. You are in poverty; but in that lovely house of yours, the Lord of life and glory is a frequent visitor. He loves to come into these desolate places, that He may visit you. Your Friend sticks closely to you. You can not see Him, but you may feel the pressure of His hands. Do you not hear His voice? Even in the valley of the shadow of death He says, 'Fear not, I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God' (Isa. 41:10). --C. H. Spurgeon
23 posted on 01/07/2010 6:28:50 AM PST by lupie
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To: Alex Murphy

I did not know the pope and OP were still hanging out...of course I want on the list..


24 posted on 01/07/2010 7:07:41 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Alex Murphy

Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
- Martin Luther |


25 posted on 01/07/2010 7:16:01 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Augustinian monk

BUMP!


26 posted on 01/07/2010 7:18:01 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Alex Murphy

“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.


27 posted on 01/07/2010 11:01:04 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

:)


28 posted on 01/08/2010 1:41:45 PM PST by Lord_Calvinus
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To: Lord_Calvinus

Hey, all’s right with the world now that you’ve checked in. How ya doing?


29 posted on 01/08/2010 2:56:26 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: lupie

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.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 3:15:17 PM PST by Puritan Idelette (( 2 Corinthians 4 : 6) "For God who said,"Light shall shine out of darkness...")
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To: Alex Murphy; Gamecock; RnMomof7; Dr. Eckleburg; lupie; oworm; Frumanchu; nobdysfool; ...

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.”
John Knox


31 posted on 01/12/2010 6:29:06 PM PST by Puritan Idelette (( 2 Corinthians 4 : 6) "For God who said,"Light shall shine out of darkness...")
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To: Puritan Idelette; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; RnMomof7; Dr. Eckleburg; lupie; oworm; Frumanchu; ...

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


32 posted on 01/12/2010 8:35:20 PM PST by oworm
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To: oworm

Great quote!


33 posted on 01/12/2010 9:22:42 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Puritan Idelette
I will reform and post!

YEAH!!!

And Knox rocks! 8~)

34 posted on 01/12/2010 9:33:05 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Alex Murphy
I'll see your historical Calvinist quote...
"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 Institutes
and raise you an historical FR Calvinist quote!
Recognize that all true Christians will be Calvinists in glory!
(let the apoplectic seizures commence)
35 posted on 01/13/2010 7:14:35 AM PST by Frumanchu (God's justice does not demand second chances)
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To: oworm

Hey !!!

ping OWorm that you are.. be blessed !!


36 posted on 01/13/2010 12:46:22 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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To: Puritan Idelette

Amen girl friend !


37 posted on 01/13/2010 12:48:34 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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