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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

    I thought she was Anglican or something.
    So, pre-Methodist, so to speak.
    Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

    Beige Nationalist.

    "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

    Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
      Isn't our pot stirrer a methodist? I wonder what she thinks?
      Mossy? I think that would be hard to square with her being a big fan of John MacArthur.
      Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

      Beige Nationalist.

      "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

      Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post



        I thought she was Episcopalian.
        Ah yes. But they are having the same sort of problems, aren't they?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Sparko View Post

          Ah yes. But they are having the same sort of problems, aren't they?



          Ran across this, which seems pertinent wrt the division between liberal, almost secular churches, and those which are more traditional and focus on the message of the Bible (the latter, as noted, is thriving while the former continue to shrink)

          Source: Clergy View: Play-Doh Christianity


          "Play-Doh Christianity" is not true Christianity.


          If you have children or grandchildren, you have probably had the opportunity to sit at the kitchen table with them and show them how to press Play-Doh into the mold of a star or a heart or a puppy. By applying enough pressure, the lump of Play-Doh will take on the shape of the mold.

          That concept is in view in some of the biblical instruction to believers in Christ. For example, in Romans 12:2, the apostle Paul wrote, "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." In 1 Peter 1:14, the apostle Peter similarly wrote, "As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance." The English word "conformed" in both of these verses comes from a Greek word that means "to be pressed into a mold," like you would press Play-Doh into a mold to take on a certain shape. The teaching of Scripture consistently calls for believers in Christ to resist being conformed to the unbelieving world around them. If the beliefs and practices of Christians and Christian churches are merely a reflection of the unbelieving world around them, then something is wrong. Such "Play-Doh Christianity" is not true Christianity.

          There are many ways in which Christians today are being pressured to think and live in ways that are in conflict with biblical instruction. Living out the often-repeated claim, "You deserve to be happy," will inevitably lead to making selfish choices that are not pleasing to God. The insistence, "You should love people not hate them," is often used to pressure others to accept and celebrate immoral lifestyle choices, as though it is impossible to both love people and not approve of everything that they do. The statements, "The majority of Americans now approve of it," or "It is now legal," are often used in similar ways. But is right and wrong determined by legality or popularity?

          God made us to know, love and serve Him. He gave us His Word so that we can know how to do that while we live in a world that is broken and confused by sin. His ways are always best, even if His ways are unpopular. Those who are serious about living in a way that honors God will not look like the unbelieving world around them, and that is OK because there will not be an award in heaven for conformity. Jesus is looking for faithfulness, which is why He said, "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10). When I get to the end of my life, I want Jesus to say to me, "Well done, good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21, 23). How about you?



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          • #20
            Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post

            Mossy? I think that would be hard to square with her being a big fan of John MacArthur.
            No, ke7ejx.
            Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post

              No, ke7ejx.
              I can never remember her handle. We need to make her change it to "Pot Stirrer" or "Punkinhead"

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                I can never remember her handle. We need to make her change it to "Pot Stirrer" or "Punkinhead"
                I just call her Kiki.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post

                  Mossy? I think that would be hard to square with her being a big fan of John MacArthur.
                  Please! I never stir the pot!

                  I did, however, grow up in a denomination that is an off-shoot of the Methodist church. Left there when my daughter was 6 and my son was 9 because I couldn't reconcile some of the doctrine with scripture.



                  Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by mossrose View Post

                    Please! I never stir the pot!
                    And the pope don't poop in the woods



                    Or something like that.

                    You are what they refer to in the southern Appalachians as a "puddin' stick."

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post

                      Mossy? I think that would be hard to square with her being a big fan of John MacArthur.
                      No, we're talking about Punkinhead. I gave her the title of pot stirrer.

                      ke7ejx
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                      "I am the Priestess of the Pot-Stirrers!"
                      Last edited by Cow Poke; 03-05-2021, 09:16 AM.
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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