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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Adults admit when they are wrong and attempt to grow from it.
    And thus, your refusal to do is proof positive of the accuracy of my characterization.

    So please... continue to exhibit your delusions at your leisure - I, for one, get a kick out of goading you into this sort of self-abusing behavior

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    And thus, your refusal to do is proof positive of the accuracy of my characterization.
    Except you were shown where you were undeniably wrong. You refuse reality and that really gets you nowhere unless your goal is to get medicated.

    Is that your goal?

    So please... continue to exhibit your delusions at your leisure - I, for one, get a kick out of goading you into this sort of self-abusing behavior
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    No...
    "The other tenets of Christianity", along with the "central tenet" define Christianity; the tenets of the various sects define those sects.

    If your sect follows those tenets of Christianity, then it is Christian, regardless of what other variations it migh thave; if not, then not.
    There is only one major tenet to Christianity. I have defined it. If you feel there are others, then list them.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    There is only one major tenet to Christianity. I have defined it. If you feel there are others, then list them.
    These are the central tenets of the faith, even amongst protestants:

    The Apostle's Creed

    I believe in God the Father Almighty,
    Maker of heaven and earth.
    And in Jesus Christ,
    His only Son, our Lord;
    Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
    Born of the Virgin Mary,
    Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    Was crucified, died and was buried.
    He descended into hell;
    The third day He rose again from the dead;
    He ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
    From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    The holy Christian Church,
    The Communion of Saints,
    the Forgiveness of sins,
    The Resurrection of the body,
    And the Life everlasting.
    Amen.
    Beliefs about homosexuality have never been on the list.

    As a former Southern Baptist, the key concept was unity in essentials (see above), liberty in non-essentials. Beliefs about homosexuality fall into the non-essential category.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Personally I've always thought that religions that have to tout/evangelize/sell/convert to their faith are lacking a certain confidence in it. They lack the faith that it is THE faith and hence indulge in proselytising in order to convince themselves as much as anyone else.

    I note that those of the faiths that don't do it (Judaism/Buddhism/Taoism/Quakers) convince more by their quiet devotion than by any amount of street theatre.
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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Personally I've always thought that religions that have to tout/evangelize/sell/convert to their faith are lacking a certain confidence in it. They lack the faith that it is THE faith and hence indulge in proselytising in order to convince themselves as much as anyone else.

    I note that those of the faiths that don't do it (Judaism/Buddhism/Taoism/Quakers) convince more by their quiet devotion than by any amount of street theatre.
    I agree. The evangelicals also tend to do the least to actually build up and nurture believers, and follow Matthew 25.

    It's two totally different concepts. Evangelicals seem to be about numbers..."How many people can I persuade to pray a certain prayer?" Other protestants seem to be more about teaching people how to live in a way that reflects the life and example of Christ.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Personally I've always thought that religions that have to tout/evangelize/sell/convert to their faith are lacking a certain confidence in it. They lack the faith that it is THE faith and hence indulge in proselytising in order to convince themselves as much as anyone else.
    Then you, personally, have no business discussing religion if you are that far off in your assessments. The evengelical faiths witness to others out of a love for them and a desire to see them brought into the comfort of God's grace.

    I note that those of the faiths that don't do it (Judaism/Buddhism/Taoism/Quakers) convince more by their quiet devotion than by any amount of street theatre.
    I'd like to see stats on that.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I agree. The evangelicals also tend to do the least to actually build up and nurture believers, and follow Matthew 25.

    It's two totally different concepts. Evangelicals seem to be about numbers..."How many people can I persuade to pray a certain prayer?" Other protestants seem to be more about teaching people how to live in a way that reflects the life and example of Christ.
    Are we talking about the evangelical faiths or evangelical denominations of the Christian faith?

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Then you, personally, have no business discussing religion if you are that far off in your assessments. The evengelical faiths witness to others out of a love for them and a desire to see them brought into the comfort of God's grace.
    In practice, it's slightly less sweet and wholesome than that.

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    Re: Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Are we talking about the evangelical faiths or evangelical denominations of the Christian faith?
    Evangelical denominations.

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