Friday, August 15, 2008

Amazing Prediction

The self-titled "Plain Path Puritan" recently made the following prediction: "I predict a mass conversion of paedo-baptist Reformed Christians at the [so-called] PuritanBoard to Roman Catholicism within the next five years." (brackets in the original) (link)


It's an amazing prediction. It's amazing for this reason: the folks at Puritan Board are among the most conservative of Presbyterians. I'm sure my Roman Catholic readers would be delighted if the prediction came true, but I'm afraid that I'd be falsely raising their hopes if I said there was any chance of it happening.


-TurretinFan

6 comments:

natamllc said...

TF

here is another way of embracing that prediction:

I agree that this could in fact happen basis Jesus' own prediction of a great falling away, an apostasy before that Great and Notable Day of the Lord's second return.

Mat 24:8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
Mat 24:9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
Mat 24:10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
Mat 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
Mat 24:13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Ken said...

Apparently the "elect of God" is actually following in the footsteps of known occultists.

http://electofgod.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-will-astonish-you.html

A quick review of Gurdjieff on Wikipedia or Google reveals some insight into that blogger's philosophy (ie, bondage to superstitions like 7 as the perfect number of times to read through the bible) of self-improvement.

Turretinfan said...

Ken,

I really have no reason to think that CT is following Gurdjieff.

I suspect (and hope) that CT would disclaim the vast body of Gurdjieff's work.

-TurretinFan

Carrie said...

If he is right will you call yourself a papist or a Romanist?

:)

Turretinfan said...

Carrie,

Somehow I'm confident that such is a bridge I'm not going to have to worry about crossing.

-Turretinfan

Ken said...

TF,
This blog: http://electofgod.blogspot.com

Appears to have the same author as this blog: http://0140190112.blogspot.com/

(besides the link previously given compare the list of books on both blogs--almost identical in selection and order, although the electofgod site does not list Fourth Way by Ouspensky)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Way was the philosophy of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._D._Ouspensky
who was a disciple of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Gurdjieff