Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by anochria » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:41 pm

Just because Paul was very opposed to taking John Mark on another trip doesn't mean he fell prey to unfair harshness and rejection. We don't have quite enough information to make that kind of judgment. Paul probably had very sound reasons for not wanting to take him, and likewise, Barnabus for wanting to give him a second chance.

The way it turned out in the end, however, glorified God whether the individual actions did or didn't, I"m not sure we can say.
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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by selah » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:58 pm

Paidion wrote:If Paul had had his way, it is highly probable that John Mark would never have become the outstanding disciple which he became.

Hardness and criticism seems to have the results of stagnating Christian growth.

As I see it, all of us need all the encouragement we can get.

It is God's kindness that is meant to lead us to repentance (Rom. 2:4) ---- not His harshness and rejection of us when we fail.
I could not agree with this more!

And I would add that, as we move into this, John 17:23 will be fulfilled.
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Post by mattrose » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:27 am

If Paul was doing it with a spirit of harshness and rejection, it is very unlikely he would have accepted him back later. Just as their are times for biological parents to be stern and enact consequences to failures in their children, the same is true for spiritual parents/leaders. What we KNOW is that John-Mark's ship got righted. We can only GUESS that the same would have been the case if both Barnabas AND Paul would have done what Barnabas did.

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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by SteveF » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:12 am

mattrose wrote: What we KNOW is that John-Mark's ship got righted. We can only GUESS that the same would have been the case if both Barnabas AND Paul would have done what Barnabas did.
I agree Matt

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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by Danny » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:58 pm

If I had to pick one post-Apostolic-era person, it would be George Fox.
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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by steve » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:58 pm

Dany,

That wouldn't have any connection to your present blog topic, would it? By the way, I'm glad you're back with us. Any news from our friend Mort Coyle?

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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by TK » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:32 am

Danny wrote:If I had to pick one post-Apostolic-era person, it would be George Fox.
spoken like a true Friend.

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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by Danny » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:29 pm

Hi Steve & TK,

Yes I have gradually become, as the Quakers say, "convinced". Mort is on sabbatical, but he sends his regards. ;)
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Re: Your Favorite Person(s) from Church History?

Post by selah » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Danny wrote:If I had to pick one post-Apostolic-era person, it would be George Fox.
Respectfully Danny,

The Lord sure blessed me last night after I read your blog testimony. Thank you for sharing your testimony.

I pray you and your family continue in the Lord!

Selah*

Soon, I want to go back and finish your current article too. :) thanks...
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