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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Qoheleth, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Qoheleth

    Qoheleth Puritan Board Freshman

    I came from an Arminian Baptistic/Pentecostal background in middle school/high school (my family isn't Christian so I didn't go to church until my teenage years) and thought something just wasn't right. Under the influence of R.C. Sproul and John Piper, I became Calvinist in my soteriology for a few months in the first year of college, and abandoned it when a friend's objection proved unanswerable (at least I thought so at the time.) 3 years later, I became convinced of the presuppositionalist approach to apologetics, which opened me up to the influence of the great Reformed thinkers Dr. Bahnsen and Dr. Van Til. I found myself still sympathizing with Calvinism, even though I did not consider myself Calvinist, but the more I studied, the more I identified myself with the Reformed camp. I dug deeper and discovered (with such great resources as the Heidelblog and PB) that being a 5-point Calvinist is only a small (albeit siginificant) part of being Reformed. Then, I set my sights on adhering to the confessions, first subscribing to the 1689, and the WCF later as I read Dr. Clark's posts on infant baptism and covenant theology on the HB. I recently went all in and left my old unconfessional church to join the PCA church down the street. I'm looking forward to continue learning from all of you and finally being able to interact as well. I've profited greatly from the discussions that I've read so far as an observer.
     
  2. Cymro

    Cymro Puritan Board Junior

    Interesting choice of non de plume! Welcome, looking forward to your contributions.
     
  3. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member

    Welcome, Ty!
     
  4. Ed Walsh

    Ed Walsh Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hi, "Preacher" - Welcome.
     
  5. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Greetings.
     
  6. Qoheleth

    Qoheleth Puritan Board Freshman

    If I'm not mistaken, though it is usually rendered "Teacher" or "Preacher" wouldn't the most literal translation be "gatherer?" If so, isn't it in the sense of gathering an assembly? I didn't mean to be thought of as "the Preacher," although I guess I was asking for it.
     
  7. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Freshman

    Welcome!
     
  8. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Sophomore

    Welcome!

    :up:
     
  9. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Junior

    :welcome:
     
  10. Berean

    Berean Puritan Board Doctor

    Welcome to the PB, Ty!
     
  11. Cymro

    Cymro Puritan Board Junior

    Hengstenberg translates it, gatherer.
     
  12. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hello and welcome! I see we share a birthday.
     
  13. Clark-Tillian

    Clark-Tillian Puritan Board Freshman

    Welcome aboard.
     
  14. LaurenC

    LaurenC Puritan Board Freshman

    Wonderful how God brings people from all walks of life.

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  15. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Puritan Board Junior

    :welcome:
     
  16. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

    Welcome, brother.
     
  17. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    Welcome!
     
  18. Held Fast

    Held Fast Puritan Board Freshman

    Howdy!
     
  19. PhilA

    PhilA Puritan Board Sophomore

    Welcome


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