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Old 12-21-2011, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by NateR View Post
I have heard John MacArthur described as a "Reformed Baptist" before and I've always understood that to be a good thing. I listen to his sermons a lot and I think he is very Biblically sound in his doctrine.
Yes, I agree. I haven't heard of the other two, but I have heard/read Piper's stuff & he's solid. IMO, to be termed a "Reformed _____" typically means one who wants to hold to the five solas Luther & Calvin & the rest put forth (sola scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia, solus Christus & soli Deo gloria).

Originally Posted by NateR View Post
Anyways, I'm about half an hour into this video and I'm currently putting as much stock in it as the average History Channel documentary. In other words, I'm not taking anything at face value; but I'm not going to totally write it off either.

I for one do not believe that every single Founding Father was a perfect Christian. In fact, I don't believe any of them were perfect Christians. Like anything else, I'm sure that many of them were just using Christianity to advance their own political agendas.
Yeah, I haven't really devled deeply into this topic, but that sounds probable. It'd be wonderful to believe that some were pure, but history has long taught us that is rarely the case when it comes to politics.
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