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  • It is time to purge the Church of its heretics.

    Purge2.jpgThe Church is afflicted with heretics on the issue of homosexual affirmation and needs to be purged. See the article.
    Read my other blog posts at http://reasonablefaithknoxville.org

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    How? Murder is not allowed. And they ain't gonna be socially shamed.
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
      How? Murder is not allowed. And they ain't gonna be socially shamed.
      Denominational breakaway (see: the PCUSA). The article clearly doesn't have murder in mind.
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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        Moderated By: Bill the Cat

        DJBrock, it is the policy of TWeb that advertisements for other blogs and sites are restricted to the sig block. We have made exceptions only for those with their own area here, like Nick. So, can you please refrain from linking to your blog in your posts and if you have a post to discuss, you're welcome to paste the contents here?

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        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          I didn't read the article, so I didn't realize the context.
          If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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          • #6
            BilltheCat - djbrock has permission from ApologiaPhoenix to post his blog in his forum.

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            • #7
              I think Bill would be fine if what Darris did was to post the entire post here and include a link in the OP like I do with my threads. Is that correct Bill?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
                I think Bill would be fine if what Darris did was to post the entire post here and include a link in the OP like I do with my threads. Is that correct Bill?
                Yes. But only in your area. He can post elsewhere on the forum, but if he wants to link to his blog, it needs to be in his sig block when in other areas. You have a bit more reign in your area for what you allow, and if you are ok with him posting like your Deeper Waters posts, then we are too.
                That's what
                - She

                Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                Stephen R. Donaldson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by djbrock View Post
                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]7997[/ATTACH]The Church is afflicted with heretics on the issue of homosexual affirmation and needs to be purged. See the article.
                  1 Cor 7:9

                  "But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband."

                  I think this is ultimately the problem and why it's not easily solved with a fantastical "purge." Human beings, even Christian heterosexuals, are saddled with the reproductive equipment of mammals who were designed to produce many offspring. As a result, not even most Christians have the self control to contain their passions. Hence most can't even manage to follow Paul's advice to keep it in their pants.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by djbrock View Post
                    The Church is afflicted with heretics on the issue of homosexual affirmation and needs to be purged.
                    I agree. You should go on a giant purge of the church, and kick out everyone who doesn't conform to your high standards. Make sure you take a really strong stand on issues of homosexuality.

                    I can't imagine much that would advance the cause of atheism more rapidly.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                      I agree. You should go on a giant purge of the church, and kick out everyone who doesn't conform to your high standards. Make sure you take a really strong stand on issues of homosexuality.

                      I can't imagine much that would advance the cause of atheism more rapidly.
                      Because the Church should be concerned with compromised standards...
                      That's what
                      - She

                      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                      Stephen R. Donaldson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                        Because the Church should be concerned with compromised standards...
                        Basically, every Christian man who marries declares his libido is more important than full devotion to Christ. Perhaps Paul's suggestion implies that unhalved devotion would make a stronger church.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by whag View Post
                          Basically, every Christian man who marries declares his libido is more important than full devotion to Christ. Perhaps Paul's suggestion implies that unhalved devotion would make a stronger church.
                          You might try actually reading all that Paul said on the matter rather than cherry picking.
                          Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                            You might try actually reading all that Paul said on the matter rather than cherry picking.
                            7 Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 8 Now to the unmarried[a] and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

                            Paul clearly believes that a Christian should be single. And if staying single is too difficult to control your libido (the natural mammalian drive to reproduce often), then he says it's better to get married.

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                              Originally posted by whag View Post
                              7 Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 8 Now to the unmarried[a] and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

                              Paul clearly believes that a Christian should be single. And if staying single is too difficult to control your libido (the natural mammalian drive to reproduce often), then he says it's better to get married.
                              Whag if you look at the context of the early Church, they needed evangelists to get the message out and this would involve traveling and also dangers like prison and even death since Christians were not well received in places. I think this was Paul's way of encouraging single people to be evangelists. It is not impossible to be married and an evangelist but it is more difficult since you will have more things to distract you ie if you have a family you need regular income to support them etc.

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