I waded through about a third of the post, found something germane to the issue and posted it as a service to others.
The only writers outside Scripture I've recommended to this website are Dr. MacArthur, Dr. Horton, Dr. Boice, Dr. Feinberg, John Bunyan and the book 'Inerrancy' edited by Norman Geisler.
In the future, I may choose to use another author than one of the above. For examples, I have books written by popular writers trying to understand and explain eschatology, i.e. Dr. John Walvoord and Tim Lahaye. I have a book by Rev. Billy Graham.
Should I check with you first? Is there some approved author list published on this website, so I would know who you will accept and who you won't accept as being notable or trustworthy?
By posting it, I did not recommend it, or its author, as having any credibility. In my response concerning Dave Hunt, I admitted to only reading one of his books called 'The Woman Rides The Beast', but since it involves eschatology, it was therefore not germane to the discussion. I deliberately didn't give any opinion on it, to show no bias!
I am certainly aware everyone is scrutinizing everything I've said, looking for someway to attack my logic and question my truthfulness. For example, Pilgrim thinks the dictionary I used (Funk & Wagnalls) is showing bias to define the words 'fruit' and 'tree' or 'sanction'. I offered to use the 'American Heritage Dictionary' instead, if he prefers, but he didn't answer.
I welcome honest concerns. You need to know whether someone is truthful and logical. But in doing so, be careful, for you are criticizing your brother. Jesus teaches us to remove the log from our own eye, before we look for the speck that's in our brother's eye.
Okay lets do this by the numbers:
1.) You quoted this:
I found this, however: The way from Vienne or Toulouse, where he may have gone first, leads through Grenoble, Modane, and Turin. Why then such a wearisome detour? Moreover he had every reason to avoid Geneva because Calvin had warned him for many years. As early as 1546, he wrote to Farel that should Servetus come to Geneva he would not leave alive, provided his authority was still respected. From the connection of the letter, I conclude he must have written to Servetus in like manner. According to the documents of the trial, Servetus. seemed to be of the opinion that Calvin himself served notice on him in Vienne.
The testimony above says the official documents of the trial of Servetus may imply something different than what Dr. Horton wrote, i.e. there is no official trial record of malice toward Servetus by Calvin. I'm hoping Dr. Horton or a representative of his will clarify this apparent conflicting testimony between Hunt and Dr. Horton.
I pointed out that Hunt's scholarship is in question something attested to by many people. You don't see this with regard to Dr. Michael Horton's scholarship. Is it possible for you to understand this? Did I use too many syllables if so I'll try to keep it down to words consisting of two or less.
2.) I find it incredulous that you who stated:
Saying something doesn't make it true. Quoting Calvin's doctrine doesn't make it true either. I will only accept the inspired Word of God as having any authority in doctrine.
What I have learned in Ephesians 1 was not received from any man, but came by the teaching of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit.
Now you go on to quote many different authors lending them credence and then get defensive when you are called on the carpet for it! Figure it out George are you a man who "only accepts the inspired Word of God" and "teaching of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit" or do you accept outside sources also? You accuse us of being unscriptural when we quote things like the Westminster Confession or the Institutes of Calvin. But are quick to use your articles and books for your own defense so who is being the hypocrite here?
3.) Finally let me say once again George you need to repent. Whatever your assuming to be the basis of your salvation is being made evident here to be deficient by your words and by your attitude which speak volumes to your actual condition. Repent George come to Christ trust on him alone.
Last edited by Sanctus_Stultus; Sat Jan 31, 20043:03 PM.