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    Over a year ago, I stopped going to a weekly Bible Study that I had attended for years.

    Last night one of the members called to see if I was interested in returning. It was going ok until he mentioned that the group was going to stop being a Bible study and instead was going to study The Shack.

    Having read and done one study on the book, I really don't want to waste my time on a second study.

    Not sure why I'm posting this...just venting I guess. Moving on...
    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

    "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

  • #2
    Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    Over a year ago, I stopped going to a weekly Bible Study that I had attended for years.

    Last night one of the members called to see if I was interested in returning. It was going ok until he mentioned that the group was going to stop being a Bible study and instead was going to study The Shack.


    Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
    Having read and done one study on the book, I really don't want to waste my time on a second study.

    Not sure why I'm posting this...just venting I guess. Moving on... [Emphasis added.]
    For Neo-Remonstration (Arminian/Remonstrant ruminations): <https://theremonstrant.blogspot.com>

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
      Over a year ago, I stopped going to a weekly Bible Study that I had attended for years. Last night one of the members called to see if I was interested in returning. It was going ok until he mentioned that the group was going to stop being a Bible study and instead was going to study The Shack.
      See what happened when you left? It's all your fault!!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RBerman View Post
        See what happened when you left? It's all your fault!!!!
        A. I know you're joking.
        B. The signs were out there that this was the direction the group was heading.
        "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

        "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
          A. I know you're joking.
          B. The signs were out there that this was the direction the group was heading.
          Everyone is going apostate.
          For Neo-Remonstration (Arminian/Remonstrant ruminations): <https://theremonstrant.blogspot.com>

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          • #6
            Are you going to explain to them why you will not go?

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            • #7
              I'm glad I didn't pay for a copy of The Shack to read it, but I'd still like my time back. Unaccountably, my father (otherwise a quite conservative Christian) liked it.
              Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Remonstrant View Post
                Everyone is going apostate.
                Jesus speaking: "However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” - Luke 18:8b.

                For a long time, I thought Jesus was asking a rhetorical question in this verse. Now I'm beginning to think that answer to His question is 'No'.
                "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by foudroyant View Post
                  Are you going to explain to them why you will not go?
                  I'm not sure. Considering the lack of response to my explanation of why I stopped going originally, I don't think its worth the effort.
                  "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                  "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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