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  • Bill the Cat
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    Originally posted by Janice View Post
    I give up! I get in trouble no matter where(other sites) I go and no matter what the topic. I'm about ready to never talk about religion again. I tried a non-religious site and now my computer won't log me in. The screen says the site took too long to load and is not available!
    Older computers are having a time keeping up with the newer web page scripting technologies. How old is your computer?

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  • Cerebrum123
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    Originally posted by Janice View Post
    I give up! I get in trouble no matter where(other sites) I go and no matter what the topic. I'm about ready to never talk about religion again. I tried a non-religious site and now my computer won't log me in. The screen says the site took too long to load and is not available!
    You may have picked up a virus. You might need to have an antivirus, or malware scan done.

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  • Janice
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    I give up! I get in trouble no matter where(other sites) I go and no matter what the topic. I'm about ready to never talk about religion again. I tried a non-religious site and now my computer won't log me in. The screen says the site took too long to load and is not available!

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  • Janice
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It's been a long long time since I've "preached on hell" -- I'm more interested in giving them a reason to want to go to heaven than to avoid hell.
    I like that. The Gospel isn't hell. Tell me about Jesus.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It really boils down to the Pastor in most Baptist churches. His attitude/philosophy/theology is what guides the church and sets the tone. My Independent Baptist Pastor (when I was a kid) was very 'authoritarian', and seemed to want you to know that - my SBC Pastor (as a slightly older kid) was more of a kind and loving shepherd.
    I grew up essentially an independent fundamental Baptist. The first pastor I had there was great, and retired after 33 years in the pulpit there after growing the church from a handful to several hundred. The other pastors I had there were not so good, and weren't there nearly as long (the first led a church split). At the SBC church I attended before converting to Orthodoxy, the pastor is also great, and has been there for 30 years or so; he's not at all the reason I converted.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Janice View Post
    I've attended both denominations briefly. My husband and I got our children away from the Independent Baptists quickly.
    It really boils down to the Pastor in most Baptist churches. His attitude/philosophy/theology is what guides the church and sets the tone. My Independent Baptist Pastor (when I was a kid) was very 'authoritarian', and seemed to want you to know that - my SBC Pastor (as a slightly older kid) was more of a kind and loving shepherd.

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  • Janice
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I grew up in an Independent Baptist Church, and it seemed whenever the Pastor saw there were "visitors", he'd preach harder on hell. Or, maybe he suspected somebody was lost, and "they needed it".

    He also preached on how liberal the Southern Baptists were. I decided maybe that's the group I needed to visit. So, I visited a local SBC Church, and, amazingly, the Pastor preached Jesus crucified, buried and risen again, and how to apply Scripture to living a better Christian life. And he never preached about how legalistic the Independent Baptists were.
    I've attended both denominations briefly. My husband and I got our children away from the Independent Baptists quickly.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Janice View Post
    I did't mean to offend. To whom are they preaching? The members or the visitors?
    I grew up in an Independent Baptist Church, and it seemed whenever the Pastor saw there were "visitors", he'd preach harder on hell. Or, maybe he suspected somebody was lost, and "they needed it".

    He also preached on how liberal the Southern Baptists were. I decided maybe that's the group I needed to visit. So, I visited a local SBC Church, and, amazingly, the Pastor preached Jesus crucified, buried and risen again, and how to apply Scripture to living a better Christian life. And he never preached about how legalistic the Independent Baptists were.

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  • Janice
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I think that's a bit of a mis-characterization. I don't think they "love scaring" anybody, but that they sincerely believe that's effective at getting people to consider the consequences of hell.
    I did't mean to offend. To whom are they preaching? The members or the visitors?

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Janice View Post
    BUT you know there are Baptist denominations that love scaring the bejeebers out of people with hell sermons.
    I think that's a bit of a mis-characterization. I don't think they "love scaring" anybody, but that they sincerely believe that's effective at getting people to consider the consequences of hell.

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  • Janice
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It's been a long long time since I've "preached on hell" -- I'm more interested in giving them a reason to want to go to heaven than to avoid hell.
    BUT you know there are Baptist denominations that love scaring the bejeebers out of people with hell sermons.

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  • Janice
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    I'm fairly certain that "Westboro Baptists" is not a denomination, just a scam set up by Fred Phelps. You missed "Missionary Baptists," which are big in the Southern US, and have some odd beliefs (i.e., the "Trail of Blood"), and Seventh Day Baptists, who meet on Saturdays.
    Thanks for the reminders. I guess Cow Poke covered the rest --- LOL!

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    I'm fairly certain that "Westboro Baptists" is not a denomination, just a scam set up by Fred Phelps. You missed "Missionary Baptists," which are big in the Southern US, and have some odd beliefs (i.e., the "Trail of Blood"), and Seventh Day Baptists, who meet on Saturdays.
    ...Northern Baptists, General Association of Regular Baptists, Swedish Baptists, Deep Fried Baptists, Pan Fried Baptists, Stir Fried Baptists, Sauteed Baptists, Slow Smoked Baptists, Baptist Gumbo, Baptist Soup, Baptist Stew, Coconut Baptists, Baptists with Potato, Baptist Salad, Pineapple Baptists, Baptist Kabobs, Boiled Baptists, Broiled Baptists...... That - that's about it.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by Janice View Post
    Like I said, Baptist churches vary greatly. There are Southern Baptists, General Baptists, Free Will Baptists, Primitive Baptists, Independent Baptists, Reformed Baptists, Westboro Baptists, World Baptist Alliance, etc. Those are names I've heard, but I'm not sure if that last one is a denomination.

    There are Mormons who have escaped the hellfire and brimstone sermons to accept a foreign god.
    I'm fairly certain that "Westboro Baptists" is not a denomination, just a scam set up by Fred Phelps. You missed "Missionary Baptists," which are big in the Southern US, and have some odd beliefs (i.e., the "Trail of Blood"), and Seventh Day Baptists, who meet on Saturdays.

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  • Janice
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    40 Christians join Mormonism for every Mormon who becomes a genuine follower of Christ...
    http://www.bradmelton.org/assets/Ten...rmon_notes.pdf


    Mormons are taught (brainwashed really) over and over about the evil doctrines of other churches, warned about the blessings they would forfeit if they left Mormonism, let alone that they would separated from spouses and family members in eternity, etc. Many who leave are convinced that if Mormonism is wrong so is every other religion.

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