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My Three Favorite Presbyterians

Discussion in 'Confessional, Covenantal, Creedal - Presbyterian' started by rockytopva, May 19, 2019.

  1. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    My Three Favorite Presbyterians...

    1. Thomas Nelson - Who would go on to print many bibles
    2. Bob Childress - Who would spread revival through Virginia and would build many stone churches - Stone Churches of rev Bob Childress
    3. John Geddie - Who, like Bob Childress, would evangelize an area. The tribute to John Geddie reads, "When I came to this land there was no man of litcht here, but when I left this land there was no man of darkness in it." -Dr. John Geddie “When he landed in 1848 there were no Christians here, and when he left in 1872 there were no heathen." - Tribute to Dr. John Geddie

    I have also did a video tribute to John Geddie....

     
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  2. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm not even close to being a Presbyterian but my three favorites are John Gresham Machen, Francis Schaeffer, and Robert Laird Harris. Not that I agreed with everything they ever said.
     
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  3. GOD Shines Forth!

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    I liked the white stone church in Indian Valley (with the ramp).
     
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  4. crossnote

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    John Gresham Machen,
    B.B. Warfield
    John Knox
    would be on my list.
     
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  5. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

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    Not Presbyterian, but Reformed; Paul Washer. I like his stuff.

    Henry van Dyke Junior wrote a beautiful book called "The Other Wise Man". Awesome book.

    "I'm not an optimist, there's too much evil in the world and in me. Nor am I a pessimist; there is too much good in the world and in God. So I am just a meliorist, believing that He wills to make the world better, and trying to do my bit to help and wishing that it were more."
     
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  6. Tutorman

    Tutorman Charismatic Episcopalian

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    mine top three are:
    Peter Marshall
    Lloyd Ogilvie
    Dr. D. James Kennedy
     
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  7. Jonaitis

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    I realized a lot of men I thought were Presbyterian were really Congregational, but that doesn't necessarily shorten my list too much. I'll pick three among my favorites, but not my three most favorite.

    G. K. Beale
    Thomas Watson
    John Flavel
     
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  8. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    I had forgotten that JV McGee was a Presbyterian. I tuned in and enjoyed his through the Bible program.
     
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  9. Bob Crowley

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    Long story - I used to be Presbyterian, but I'm now Catholic. I'm not going to get into an argument about why's and wherefore's, but in Australia we have a medical service called the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which services emergency call-outs in remote locations eg. outback cattle stations.

    The prime mover in founding the Royal Flying Doctor Service was Rev. John Flynn, a Presbyterian pastor.

    Link describes -

    John Flynn biography | Royal Flying Doctor Service

    As a byline, when I was Presbyterian, I developed an enormous amount of respect for the pastor I had at the time, although he was originally Methodist.
     
  10. Bob Crowley

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    While I'm on the topic of the RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service as above), I've got a bit of an amusing story.

    Some years ago now, my wife and I had a holiday at a "farm stay" just outside Charleville, which is about 750 kms (about 470 miles) more or less west of Brisbane. It's an all day drive easily.

    We attended a local church when we were there and met a young married couple with a couple of very young children. He was a real estate valuer working for the state government if I remember rightly, and she was a trained nurse, albeit a stay at home mum at that time.

    But he told us one day he came home from work after a boring day in the office and greeted his wife with the perfunctory - "Well, how'd yer day go?" She replied, "Oh, pretty good! I've just been to Brisbane and back!"

    It turned out since she was a trained nurse, she was asked at short notice to accompany a medical flight with the RFDS to Brisbane for hospital treatment. Then they flew her home again.

    So while hubby was sweating out a boring day in a government office, swatting flies and watching the clock turning around very slowly, the little lady was way up in the wide blue yonder winging her way to Brisbane and back! I guess her day was a lot better than his.
     
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  11. JM

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    Knox was the man! I've listened to the bio by Lawson three or four times. He spent so much time in prayer that when he died his knees looked like camel knees!
     
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