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    A Sample of Comments Received on the New Monergism.com

    The following are samples of emails I have received over the past week regarding the launch of the new website. . Names have been removed...
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    Dear Mr. Hendryx,

    Thank you for Monergism.com. I am an Area Director for Young Life and on the long term track at RTS and monergism.com has been a great asset to those of us in Young Life who are distinctively reformed. Your site is the first place I refer younger staff folks and is the place where I go for quick reference.

    One thing I have looked for and have not been able to find is a summary article that categorizes major contemporary publishing houses, seminaries and "celebrity" authors by their theological distinctives. This would be useful because I am often given books, articles or particular fad authors to read and knowing the theological background of their source would be useful. There maybe a forum for this already and this may be something that is already a part of Monergism.com, but I have not been able to find it.

    Thanks for all you do!

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    Your website it excellent and contains an immeasrable wealth of truth. Having a resource such as this is a treasure, expecially in this semi-Pelagian dessert of central Kansas. A more penurious understanding of the doctrines of grace and appreciation of the Reformation would be hard to locate than what one finds all around us here. So I appreciate your work and generous resources. Keep up the good work.


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    John,

    I love the new design. One minor suggestion. Could you make it
    easier to find the Hall of Contemporary Reformers?

    Have it be its own option when you hover over Essays. Or include a
    link at the bottom or sidebar of some of your pages.

    Do you have a Hall of Old Reformers? I know you used to link to Phil
    Johnson's Hall of Church History. you could group the link to that
    with the Hall of Contemporary Reformers.

    In the scheme of things this is minor. But it is a popular page and
    increasing its visibility could drive traffic to your site.

    Anyways, my two cents.

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    Dear Monergism.com,

    Since you renovated your website, I cannot find a list of points that compares fundamentalism to Calvinism; it was on your 'worldviews' page. I searched but couldn't find it. Please direct me.


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    Good morning John, oops, it's afternoon already. I just wanted to say thank you to you and Lynn for Monergism.com. I believe a person can get a whole bible college education on this web-site. It is such a joy and delight to Cris and I and we have spent the whole morning and early afternoon meditating on Christ and his word at your site, as I'll bet many hundreds of others are doing each day also.

    We are just being blest so much right now by reading and meditating on "Hells Best Kept Secret" and how it ties in so closely with Jonathan Edwards article "God makes men sensible of their misery before He reveals his mercy and love" . Then that led me to go back and pick up my Sunday School brochure on the class taught by Adam "Preaching The Gospel To Yourself". And we really love the link on "Hells Best Kept Secret" to LivingWaters.com. Cris and I have both seen Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron preach the Gospel on TV and really enjoyed their presentations.

    So we just wanted to thank you for our enjoyable morning that was made possible by the Lord using you and Lynn to help others and spread His word.

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    I am an ordained PCA TE who ministers as a chaplain in the US Army. I have been familiar with your site for several years, but I’ve never had the need or opportunity to truly mine its vast resources. In January my unit (the __nd Airborne Division) deployed to Afghanistan . I was permitted to take relatively few books. However, your site (in conjunction with Bibleworks and Logos) has provided me with the resources to conduct quality research and provide in-depth biblical and theological teaching to the troops. Your site is worth its weight in gold. Keep up the good work!


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    John,

    As one who has been blessed through your labors for the past couple of years, I just want to say “thank you” for all you do. Your work is a blessing to the body of Christ. The new site design looks great!

    In Christ,
    Pastor, Grace Baptist Church (Reformed)


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    Monergism 2.0 rocks.

    John,

    Great job on the upgrades. It looks great and is extremely easy to use. I link to Monergism often and look up something at least once a day. It's a great gift to the Body. I'm a regular at the bookstore also. Thanks for all the work you do. God bless.


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    I have been visiting your site for some time now—in fact a paper you published by RC Sproul titled something like, “The Pelagian Captivity of the Church” led to my dismissal from my previous pastorate, after I had commended the paper to the elders for consideration! So keep up the good work!


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    I am very pleased with the niche you are filling on the web. It does my heart good to see the faithful stand of sites like yours, desiringgod, Ligonier, modernreformation, whitehorseinn and so on. I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing your site has been to me. Pain, yes, in being forced out of my last church, especially for my wife and children, but blessing nonetheless. In God’s mercy He afterward led us to a church that is hungry for truly biblical preaching. May God keep me faithful in my ministry as He keeps you in yours.

    I was really impressed by your distinctives page. You did a good job presenting your beliefs. Some typos on your page, http://www.monergism.com/our_faith.php

    - “an unblemished résumé,” ? What is that word supposed to be under “Atonement”

    - “not on the strength of the believers commitment or obedience” missing the apostrophe on “believers” under “Perseverance”

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    Sorry it took a few days to get to you, but the website looks great. I am still learning my way around it, but I like the layout -- hard to believe how far you have come from my first visit. Congratulations on a job well-done!


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    Hello John Hendryx --

    Just dropping you a line to thank you for your work. I've recently discovered monergism.com and it's been great fun to delve into the articles and lectures.

    I'm fairly young (30) and a Midwesterner (Peoria, IL) and deeply passionate for Christ. I think orthodox reformed theology is the closest we as humans have come to understanding the Truth of Scripture. Most Christians I meet around here are disinterested in doctrines, creeds, and the like, but are instead interested in "making the Gospel relevant", as if it is not already so. I often try to show my brothers in Christ the wonder of God's sovereignty, and monergism.com is very helpful in getting that done.

    I'm also a software developer by trade, and I admire your work on the site. BibleGateway is another site I'm always finding myself wishing I'd developed. I have a wife, three kids, and a father in a nursing home, though, so precious little gets done outside of that sphere. :)

    Anyway, thanks and God bless you.


    Soli Deo Gloria,
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    John,
    I just wanted to briefly thank you for the work you've put into this
    site. It has served as an incredible resource for me as a student, but
    even more so in my personal study of the Word, and my personal time with
    the Lord. I'm a senior at a small Baptist college in upper _______
    striving to know more about my God, and this site has served as an
    excellent resource in my personal studies on many of the current "issues" (as
    many call them)of interpretation and practice. As I have been studying
    the articles on this site they have been extremely helpful in my
    examination of the distinctions between the Reformed View and Dispensational
    Theology. I cannot say exactly where I am on all that (as I am still
    very much in the early years of this study) but I can say that many of
    the articles on this site have offered an incredible amount of insight to
    the various positions and they have challenged me to spend a great deal
    more time in The Word. Some chalk the idea of labouring over
    theological intricacies up to a waste of time and energy, but how can something
    that draws you to the Word...not to earthly knowledge be a waste???
    Anyway, I could talk and talk about how helpful the site is and all that,
    but really I just want to say thank you for the work you've put in.
    You've brought together many many valuable resources that I honestly would
    not have the ability to compile on my own. The site looks great by the
    way!!!

    In Christ,
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    Absolutely beautiful

    Blessings,

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    The new site search engine is the best thing since sliced bread. Keep up the great work and may God continue to bless your ministry.

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    Your new "look" is excellent!
    Our church promotes your site as the best online resource for reformed theology.
    May God continue to bless you with His marvelous grace.

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    Mr. Hendryx

    I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks. I was a soldier in Iraq in 2004 and my Chaplain pointed me to this website. I spent three months pouring over the articles on your website. I have even read many of your articles. God used this website as a springboard to ground me in the Christian Faith. I had almost no doctrinal understanding of Christianity before my Chaplain gave me this website. I remember I would come off a combat patrol and I would read until the late hours of the night. The articles gave me a better understanding of Christ, and the Scriptures. So thank you so much. If I were not a poor college student I would send you a big fat check. Thanks Brother

    In Christ
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    Greetings, it is good to have access to the information on your site www.monergism.com. I have read the Chinese translation of your small article "Two view of regeneration" on www.chinachristianbooks.com.cn, and then I found the access to your website. www.chinachristianbook.com.cn is a very useful website that we can read classicial works by spiritual giants such as Calvin John, I have also found some Chinese on your website. Does your website provide online Chinese resourses? If not, I can help to translate some of the articles into Chinese. I believe it will help many Chinese speaking Chritians, like www.chinachristianbooks.com.cn, there is another Chinese site name www.old-gospel.com which provide the work of C.H. Spurgeon, A.W . Pink and other great thelogians in Chinese.

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    Hello John,
    The website is great, it is my favorite reformed website. No need to respond, I know you have much mail to go through. I really really like this website it is awesome, keep up the great work.

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    Grace to you:

    I have just spent the evening cruising through your new website. Yes the look is quite different from the old but it is still very easy to get around and though things are in a little different place it is very easy to find the spots I like. Either there is more or I am finding more in my searching around, which is great. Easy to get used to.

    I would rate it high but I did like the more colorful pages of the last site. I also miss the pictures and quotes that were on most pages. Lack of color was what I noticed most. But hey, the content is great as always. Well, at least the Bookstore is still colorful.

    Thank you for your hard work, it is greatly appreciated.


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    like the new design of your site, it looks very organized and even has instruction on how to email you, however I will need some time to get used to it. I am used to the column on the left.

    I have always wanted to write you to thank you for this great site. The Chinese words you use attracted my attention in the begining when I first discovered your site- threshold. Now, it is 'regeneration comes before faith', it is more direct and straight to the point.

    The information from your site has been very helpful for me to have a deeper understanding on topics like Predestination which I had a difficult time to explain to those who believe they choose to believe.

    God bless you in your ministry and may more people will benefit from the information from your site.


    Have a blessed Lord's day.

    In Christ,

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    John, thank you so much for the labor of love the Monergism site is….I have to

    email you and tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy the new look….great job.

    I have recommended your site to countless numbers of friends.

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    Wow! How could my most favorite site become even more wonderful!

    Thanks and God bless! I'm off to explore!!

    Blessings,


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    John,

    Your site has had a HUGE impact on my theology, and I hold you in high regard. But if I may, I have a question out of my own ignorance.
    What is up with the strange symbols that appear to be of eastern origin under your logo, and other types of symbols noted during some of your writings which appear to be Greek or some other language (usually noted where the Lord is being referred to)? What's the meaning and why do you find it necessary?
    Again your site is awesome, and I appreciate all that you provide.

    Blessings,

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    John, I just looked at the site a few minutes ago. Absolutely brilliant! Excellent organization, fonts, color, look and feel, ... and branding. Wow, I love the new logo.


    I don't know if this is due to your creativity or a great designer. A blend, I'm sure. Various topics draw-up recommended books. Link counts! Truly great stuff, John!


    Very lovely site.
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    NICE JOB YOU GUYS!! WOW!! WE LIKE THE NEW LOOK................

    SDG,
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    John,

    A little about me: I'm an 18 year old high school senior in Oklahoma, a Southern Baptist, and increasingly Reformed in my theology. I stumbled across your website probably a couple of years ago and I've been following it and using it as a resource ever since. I've even bought a few books from you.

    I just wanted to send you a note and say thanks. Your website has done a great deal to help me and I hope you will continue in your work. The new design looks great.

    Blessings,

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    Mr. Hendryx,

    I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for this most wonderful
    site.The sheer copiousness of material is astounding. Thank you so
    much....and may God Bless You.

    Posted by John on March 5, 2007 12:11 PM

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