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    Re: The Episcopal Church now allows Same-Sex Marriage in Church

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

    Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    See folks, not all Christian denominations seem to feel their rights have been violated or that same-sex marriage destroys the sanctity of marriage.
    They don't STAND for anything, that's the most hollow, quasi political church around.
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    Re: The Episcopal Church now allows Same-Sex Marriage in Church

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    No, I am not Catholic; I am an Evangelical.
    Thanks for the information. As I stated I was merely asking because your reference to Henry VIII has typically occurred with Catholics in other discussions.

    BTW, I am quite familiar with the history of Henry VIII and the development of the Anglican Church during his reign. So I need not respond to your historical lecture. 

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Now, I noticed you chose not to capitalize Bible…]
    Nope, it wasn’t a choice; merely an error the first time, and something I missed when I quoted my own words the second time. Completely unintentional and therefore requiring no further explanation. 

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...you thought when I spoke of God's Law that I was specifically referring to the Ten Commandments…
    Again, you are mistaken. What I actually stated was…

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    ...Now I agree that God's commandments (what you refer to as "law") are non-negotiable. The problem appears to rest with interpreting what is, and is not, "God's Law."
    Simply because I quoted one of the Ten Commandments as an example for varied interpretation, it does not follow that meant I considered those the sum total of “God’s Law.” However, had you the opportunity to read other posts of mine regarding that subject you would find that I also include the instructions of Jesus Christ found in Mathew, Mark, and John in the New Testament.

    However, many (but NOT all) Christians add the laws found in Leviticus, the instructions of Paul of Tarsus to the various gentile churches, as well as selected portions of the Old Testament told as stories of Jewish “history.” That exemplifies some of the varied interpretations of what is and what is not “God’s law” that I was referring to in my response.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    But, above that, I am a Christian and I believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God (the Word).
    This is another difference. I believe the Bible contains the Word of God. I don’t believe every word in the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    That all said, gay marriage should be the law of the land; but really has no place in the house of God. Moral law is always a higher bar than civil law.
    What you believe in is not in question here. How your church decides what will and will not be allowed in the house where you worship God is also not in question. However, what other churches, including the Episcopal Church decide will or will not be allowed in their houses of worship is NOT for you to decide
    Last edited by Captain Adverse; 07-05-15 at 12:22 AM.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: The Episcopal Church now allows Same-Sex Marriage in Church

    I think he knows this and is simply expressing his opinion that the decision is mistaken.

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