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  • personalwg@chartermi.net
    Interesting dialogue. Nicely written Gerry! You and Keith are in my prayers.
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 7, 2005
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      Interesting dialogue. Nicely written Gerry! You and Keith are in my
      prayers.

      gmw wrote:

      >
      >
      > 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. ;)
      >
      > gmw.
      >
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    • gmw
      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! gmw.
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 7, 2005
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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!

        gmw.

        --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, personalwg@c... wrote:
        > Interesting dialogue. Nicely written Gerry! You and Keith are in my
        > prayers.
        >
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