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Dave Hunt .. 1926 - 2013
The Berean Call ^ | April 6, 2013 | knarf

Posted on 04/06/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT by knarf

Dave will be greatly missed


TOPICS: Apologetics; Evangelical Christian; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Science
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A dear friend introduced me to Dave Hunt over 30 years ago and I have read and heard so much.

His accomplishments are too numerous to list.

Go to the website and research/download some of what he's done.

Prayers for all whom knew him to respond as Dave has always taught ... he's home now.

1 posted on 04/06/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT by knarf
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To: knarf

A wonderful man and a great scholar. I met him several years ago. Am pleased that he has finished the job and joined his Lord. What a long and excellent life he lived. We will miss him.


2 posted on 04/06/2013 9:24:40 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: knarf

Dave was instrumental in helping make significant corrections in many erroneous beliefs in my life. A great warrior, swimming against the current of much of popular (but false) trends in evangelicalism, he was always considerate, but unbending in is exposition of the truth. He’ll be missed.


3 posted on 04/06/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: knarf

Got to be a little clearer, please. This is not Colonel David Hunt, who’s appeared on Fox and talk radio. It’s a religious writer a lot of us have never heard of. RIP anyway.


4 posted on 04/06/2013 9:28:10 AM PDT by x
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To: x

Nice jerky response full of arrogance.


5 posted on 04/06/2013 9:33:17 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: knarf

He was an anti-Catholic bigot. I hope he repented before he died.


6 posted on 04/06/2013 9:33:30 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Luke21
Nice jerky response full of arrogance.

Thanks for the nice jerky response full of arrogance to my simple request for clarity.

7 posted on 04/06/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by x
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To: Luke21

Actually full of truth. Most people have never EVER heard of Dave Hunt - and for good reason. He was a lousy “scholar”, accomplished little of real note in his life and influenced people primarily on the edges of orthodox Christianity because of his own heresies and malicious habits.


8 posted on 04/06/2013 9:35:44 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Luke21

Nice jerky response ,.......

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Maybe so but that doesn’t take away from the posit that the poster could have been more clear and gave some background on the deceased.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 9:36:10 AM PDT by deport
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To: knarf

RIP.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 9:40:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: vladimir998

Was his lousy scholarship related to his unwillingness to bow the knee to images of Mary (or her supposed likeness), offer her (it?) prayers and flowers, and many similar man-made traditions your pope and followers do?

Or were his “malicious” habits similar to those who go around slandering the recently deceased?


11 posted on 04/06/2013 9:41:48 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: x
Thanks for clarifying, x.

Colonel Hunt has done great work exposing the Benghazi hoax - it would be a shame if he had been the one who passed.

12 posted on 04/06/2013 9:42:48 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: knarf

Yeah saw this last night - right with ya


13 posted on 04/06/2013 9:43:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: knarf

He will be missed. I am glad he is now home.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT by liege (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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To: x

Thanks for clarifying. My first thought was oh no not Col. Hunt.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 9:53:42 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: unlearner

Why would one be so opposed to honoring the Mother of Our Lord? Common sense tells you that He would appreciate it.


16 posted on 04/06/2013 9:55:47 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: rockabyebaby

For some reason this thread reminds me of Bart Simpson... Oh wait, that was Mike.


17 posted on 04/06/2013 9:58:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: unlearner
He never missed a chance to slander a Catholic living or dead including wringing his hands over how horrible it was that anyone would say John Paul II was Christian when he died.

It's time to backstroke on the false umbrage or recognize the truth which is that Hunt was a plagiarizing, anti-Catholic, faux scholar, who changed what he preached as the truth a half dozen times in the past thirty years to fit changes in the market.

Hunt regurgitated the lies and fantasies of Alexander Hislop which proves Hunt wasn't even honest much less a scholar.

18 posted on 04/06/2013 10:02:08 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: vladimir998
He was a lousy “scholar”, accomplished little of real note in his life and influenced people primarily on the edges of orthodox Christianity because of his own heresies and malicious habits.

I'm not feeling the love, here.

19 posted on 04/06/2013 10:02:40 AM PDT by liege (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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To: unlearner

You wrote:

“Was his lousy scholarship related to his unwillingness to bow the knee to images of Mary (or her supposed likeness), offer her (it?) prayers and flowers, and many similar man-made traditions your pope and followers do?”

His lousy scholarship concerned his shoddy understanding of history, scripture, philosophy, and science. Other than that he was fine.

“Or were his “malicious” habits similar to those who go around slandering the recently deceased?”

It’s not slander if it’s true. I spoke the same truth about him when he was very much alive. The death of a man is not give an end to speaking the truth about him.


20 posted on 04/06/2013 10:12:47 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: liege

I love the truth. Hunt didn’t.


21 posted on 04/06/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: knarf

May he rest in peace.

The Berean Call ministry is an excellent resource for Truth. Mr. Hunt was a truth-teller and a superb Christian scholar.


22 posted on 04/06/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: knarf; All
NUMEROUS citations from sources ONLY RECOGNIZED BY ALL ON THIS THREAD
23 posted on 04/06/2013 10:37:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: x

X-cellent reply.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 10:38:24 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Josephat

The prohibition of idolatry is one of the 10 commandments and was reiterated by Christ and the apostles in the New Testament.

In the Old Testament, God commissioned the images of a brass serpent as well as some ornamental images in the temple. Yet the brass serpent had to be destroyed when the people made an idol out of it. Likewise, Paul warned in Romans of the danger of Jewish observers committing sacrilege in their temple worship due to these elements. And that temple was also destroyed as Christ prophesied when the disciples were admiring its beauty.

When the disciples bowed the knee to Christ and called Him God, He did not rebuke them because that is exactly Who He is. He is the only human being Who can rightfully receive worship because He is fully God, and no other human being living or dead has any right to receive worship because they are no gods.

On the other hand when people merely marveled at the miracles of Peter and John, Peter challenged the onlookers to give glory to God not them.

When Paul and Barnabas were treated as gods by the people of Lystra after Paul healed a criple man, the apostles shouted and tore their clothes and ran to them begging they would not sacrifice to them.

When Herod received praise as a god for his oratory skills he was immediately killed by God.

When John was tempted to bow to the angel who spoke to him in the book of Revelation, the angel forbade him and directed his honors to Christ, telling him to worship God.

No attempt to redefine these acts will change what the Bible calls them - idolatry. When someone makes an image and bows or kneels to it, prays toward it, offers incense, food, flowers etc. to it; that person commits idolatry... even if it is supposed to represent the true God of heaven. He said not to do this very explicitly.

When you, other Catholics, and even the pope himself refuse to obey ths simple, plain command, it is not my opinion being disregarded, or some private interpretation, or personal preference or human tradition; it is a rebellion against the plain teaching and commands of God Himself.

And the real Mary, not the evil spirits who might impersonate her, would weep if she were aware of the horrific abomominations being done in her name. No, common sense does not call this abomination an “honor”. It is a dishonor to Mary and to God.

To advocate something that is or can lead to idolatry is not obeying the biblical command to flee idolatry. The Bible nowhere commands to make images of God, saints, Mary or anyone else or to bow or pray toward them.

Idolatrers will not enter the kingdom of heaven.


25 posted on 04/06/2013 10:55:43 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: knarf

Thank you for posting this. When I was a young Christian, I was introduced to Dave Hunt’s books, I can’t remember when. But his love for the truth of God’s Word set me on the path that gave me the love for the truth of God’s Word. I met him in Maryland on one of his lectures at a church. I wanted to meet him badly and I probably was the only one there who had him autograph several books of his that I bought!

Unfortunately, I stopped listening to him when he started preaching Once Saved Always Saved. He taught me to search the Scriptures and that teaching I could not, in all my searching of the Scriptures, reconcile with the Word of God.

Despite that, I still had great respect for him. I still do.

RIP, Mr. Hunt.


26 posted on 04/06/2013 11:03:08 AM PDT by Sister_T
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To: knarf

To read.


27 posted on 04/06/2013 11:09:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: knarf
His video A Woman Rides the Beast is a favorite among those who are witnessing to Catholics, a group for whom Dave had a deep love and sorrow, desiring to see them come to the knowledge of the truth.

Mr. Hunt was not a "bigot." It's sad to see people who are so full of hatred come here and slander a newly-deceased, dear Christian.

28 posted on 04/06/2013 11:23:16 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sister_T
"Unfortunately, I stopped listening to him when he started preaching Once Saved Always Saved. He taught me to search the Scriptures and that teaching I could not, in all my searching of the Scriptures, reconcile with the Word of God."

Then you need to keep searching, and step back and look at the greater context. You should be able to say like Paul, "Neither life nor death nor.... shall separate us from the love of God. For I know whom I have believed and He is able to keep that which I've committed unto Him against that day."

Paul's faith wasn't in Paul's ability to keep faith, or Paul's works. Paul's faith was in God's ability. When you understand that, you'll be able to take the verses that indicate once saved always saved at face value. And you'll be able to see the real context of the verses that would seem to contradict that view.

29 posted on 04/06/2013 11:33:26 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: WXRGina
An honest seeker would do well to consider Dave Hunt's words.

An honest denominationalist would do well to consider Dave Hunt's teachings.

An honest Christian will do well to find comfort in words that answer questions that are unasked because they tend to cause trouble for one that wants no trouble.

Wise men still seek the Lord and the truth, no matter the consequences.

30 posted on 04/06/2013 11:35:59 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

AMEN.


31 posted on 04/06/2013 11:47:54 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina; All
The word is out, I'm afraid ...

Stay away from this anti-Catholic thread ... those sectists are bashing us again.

32 posted on 04/06/2013 11:56:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: vladimir998

He pointed out the truth of Catholicism and you start the name calling.


33 posted on 04/06/2013 12:53:15 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Sister_T

DAVE HUNT was a great Christian and an outstanding example to us all.

ANYONE with an open mind would benefit greatly by reading ANY book by Mr Hunt


34 posted on 04/06/2013 1:48:18 PM PDT by usmc19651990. (Speak Truth in Love)
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To: knarf
Anti-Catholic folks are obviously more than happy to help the government divide and conquer Christians just as long as they get another chance to return to their vomit.

I thought it was really funny to see the posts in this thread right after an article about the government listing both Evangeilcals and Catholics as, basically, potential threats to the State. It's clear the government isn't going to have any problem finding people to point out the Catholics in their neighborhoods.

35 posted on 04/06/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: knarf

RIP Dave Hunt, a great Christian apologist and exposer of cults and errant Christian ministries and denominations.


36 posted on 04/06/2013 2:12:25 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: knarf

Yes, they came out in full viciousness night before last when I posted Dave Hunt’s “Catholicism—Christian? or Cultic?” piece, from the Berean Call’s April edition. I made the mistake of calling it a “caucus” thread. The thread ended up being pulled, but not before a full-frontal assault by people who cannot stand their religion to be criticized, no matter how true the analysis may be. The Religion Moderator told me if I had just posted it as an open discussion, it would have been fine to post.


37 posted on 04/06/2013 2:18:58 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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Thus Rashputin sayeth: Anti-Catholic folks are obviously more than happy to help the government divide and conquer Christians just as long as they get another chance to return to their vomit.

Given all the protestants that Rome has had disposed of over the centuries, your indignation rings hollow. Interesting to me is the insistance that "Christian Unity" (a Biblical impossibility btw) is always defined by those joining with Rome, not Rome changing her ways.

But have a nice day regardless.

38 posted on 04/06/2013 2:32:42 PM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: vladimir998; All
He was an anti-Catholic bigot

Hunt was not anti Catholic, he had nothing against those who follow Catholicism.

He spent part of his life exposing un-Biblical and extra-Biblical areas of Catholicism to the betterment of Christianity.

Nice job throwing hate into the mix when someone who disagrees with your belief system dies.

One of the areas he exposed is purgatory, where Jesus' proclaimation of "It is finished" is ignored,

The latter council described purgatory as a place where the souls of the dead make expiation "in the next life through fire and torments or purifying punishments." According to Vatican II, "in purgatory the souls of those ‘who died in the charity of God and truly repentant, but who had not made satisfaction with adequate penance for their sins and omissions’ are cleansed after death with punishments designed to purge away their debt." The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes purgatory as place of "cleansing fire."[1031]
Ignored as well is Peter's proclamation "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God..."...1 Peter Chapter 3:18a

Notice it does not say "bring us to purgatory to get extra punishment for our sins even though Jesus died for them...once and for all"

Rest in Peace, Dave Hunt and thank you for all you did to correct errors in many areas.

39 posted on 04/06/2013 2:36:16 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Rashputin
Hunt regurgitated the lies and fantasies of Alexander Hislop which proves Hunt wasn't even honest much less a scholar.

There is no evidence that Hislop ever lied about anything...Lots of accusations however...

43 posted on 04/06/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: WXRGina; All
The Berean Call ministry is an excellent resource for Truth. Mr. Hunt was a truth-teller and a superb Christian scholar.
Amen to that WXRGina! Along with T A McMahon and others associated with TBC, many of whom I am familiar with as I received their newsletter for over a decade.

From the website eulogy:

Dave’s bold yet loving approach to any situation allowed him entrance into these conversations where many others would have been shut out. His love for Jesus, for Israel, and for people in general was obvious to all. His enthusiasm for the truth, along with his anger over the sin and wickedness that he knew was robbing people of what God wanted for them, flamed his desire to share the Lord with anyone with whom he had contact.
He was a great and dedicated Christian of the first order.
44 posted on 04/06/2013 2:55:52 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Tolkien

He lied and I correctly labeled him.


45 posted on 04/06/2013 2:59:26 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Revolting cat!; WXRGina
Without Rome you’d have nothing.

You are welcome to follow Rome. A city in Italy.

You have NOTHING without Jesus.

Come back to basics (the foundation of Christianity) Revolting cat. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

46 posted on 04/06/2013 3:01:51 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Revolting cat!; WXRGina
Keep up the hatred, maybe this thread like your yesterday’s anti-Catholic gibberish will end up what it deserves - trashing!

LOL! This is an RIP thread. A thread of peace, like a prayer thread. Best read back up the thread and look at who's spewing venom.

That's ok, I guess, when it is one who disagrees with Rome.

I guess I better go look up Dave Hunt's work. Your seemingly knee-jerk hatred and disregard for common courtesy on a RIP thread has piqued my interest. Thanks for that much, anyway.

47 posted on 04/06/2013 3:02:02 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Syncro

This is a RIP thread, so we’d better shuddup as some screamer advises above.

I am not a follower, as you assume, because that’s what the anti-Romans have to assume about their observers, and that’s all I am, an observer.


49 posted on 04/06/2013 3:08:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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