Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Reformation continuing atAPURITANSMIND.COM
- Interesting dialogue. Nicely written Gerry! You and Keith are in my
> keith dotzler wrote:
> > What's with the sudden retreat, Gerry?!? You made the assertion that
> > McMahon had /"apparently come around on the pope being antichrist,"/
> > based on a single article he wrote about JPII. When taken to task on
> > your presumption, you then defended your remarks (ignoring what I had
> > said altogether) by stating that: /"He seems to quote with approbation
> > several authors (including the Westminster Confession) which do refer
> > to the Pope as THE Antichrist."/
> No retreat, Keith. Apparently you've read that article with different
> glasses on than I did. I found what he wrote very encouraging, while
> you do not. Apparently that's because of conversations you've had with
> him in the past, and that's fine. I've not had those conversations, and
> so I do not share the negative views. I'm asking folks to continue to
> pray for this man who has continually shown reformation over the past
> few years. I find that encouraging. That's all.
> > In response to your assertions, I gave you 9 questions to ask McMahon
> > -- the answers to which would either verify or disprove what you think
> > McMahon believes about the Antichrist.
> Oh, I don't know. You see, I believe one can believe that the Pope is
> THE Antichrist, and yet not understand, or agree with you, about who the
> little horn is. They are your questions. If you want to re-ask him to
> satisfy your requirements, go ahead. That's ok.
> > I don't _need_ to ask McMahon those 9 questions.....
> And neither does anyone else.
> > I ALREADY HAVE! I supplied them for YOU to ask him, because YOU are
> > the one who seems to be blinded by his clever play on words
> Blinded? I am not blinded. I am being very cautious, yet optimistic as
> I witness the furthering of his reformation. I believe he's been
> heading in the right direction for quite some time now, and I suggest
> that we pray for this to continue, so that he does fully develop his own
> thinking in the Scriptural and Confessional way.
> > One thing I noticed during our e-mail discussion, was McMahon's
> > ignorance of what the Reformers and Puritans actually believed about
> > the identities of the Antichrist and Mystery Babylon (in fact, he
> > couldn't even keep MY position straight).
> Which is part of the reason why I was pleased to see him quote people
> and the Confession which are stating the Reformed and Puritan view.
> Will you not pray for his continued reformation with me?
> > Why won't you ask him those questions, Gerry? Don't you want to know
> > EXACTLY what his position is?
> His answers to your nine questions are less important to me than the
> glimmers of light I am continually seeing come from him over these past
> few years. I do not doubt that if he continues on this path, he will
> come to the right conclusion regarding Antichrist even if he is not 100%
> there already.
> Shoot me for being hopeful, why don't ya?
> > 1) Who is *THE* Antichrist _TODAY_?
> > 2) Who is the man of sin _TODAY_?
> > 3) Who is the Little Horn _TODAY_?
> Not my style. YOUR style, maybe. Not mine. Mine would be more like,
> "Hey, I just wanted to drop you a note of encouragement. I've read many
> of your articles over the years and noticed that more and more you truly
> are evidencing "A Puritan's Mind." I'm especially pleased that you've
> reconsidered your position on infant baptism, adopting the Westminster
> Standards, and the Solemn League and Covenant. I appreciated your
> article on the Pope, too. Tell me, are you convinced that the
> Confession's statement on the Pope is true, that the Pope is THE
> predicted Antichrist, THAT Man of Sin?"
> That would be more like my style.
> > My posts to you were never about McMahon's "direction." You said he
> > had apparently _COME AROUND_ to the Pope being antichrist.
> Apparently was the word I used. Yes. So sorry it caused you so much
> offense. ;)
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- Well, thank you for the compliment, and for the prayers. You might
arnot know it by our current discussion, but I consider Keith and me
to be buds!
--- In email@example.com, personalwg@c... wrote:
> Interesting dialogue. Nicely written Gerry! You and Keith are in my