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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever: But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you."(1 Peter 1:23,25)

    "So then faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."(Romans 10:17)

    "And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to him [Jesus], Blessed [is] the womb that bare you, and the paps which you have sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it."(Luke 11:27,28)

    "For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe."(1 Thessalonians 2:13)


    So those who would call themselves Christians should receive the words of the Bible to be "by inspiration of God," and not as words of man. Here is what the Bible says about itself:

    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"(2 Timothy 3:16)

    He was not in any way a Christian according to the Bible and gospel he decided to rewrite.
    That's fine if it's your opinion and he (and I, possibly) weren't/aren't Christians. Just wanted to prove that he actually DID call himself a Christian.


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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    They are not. Never have been and never will be.
    Hm....curious. Simply because they do not believe in the Trinity?


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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Hm....curious. Simply because they do not believe in the Trinity?
    The answer to the question is, "No. It is not Christian." Like all non-Christian cults, the Jehovah's Witness organization distorts the essential doctrines of Christianity. It denies the deity of Christ, His physical resurrection, and salvation by grace. This alone makes it non-Christian. To support its erring doctrines, the Watchtower organization (which is the author and teacher of all official Jehovah's Witness theology), has even altered the Bible to make it agree with its changing and non-Christian teachings. - Is the Jehovah's Witness religion Christian? | Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    That's fine if it's your opinion and he (and I, possibly) weren't/aren't Christians. Just wanted to prove that he actually DID call himself a Christian.
    Which proves nothing. By the definition and Bible he was not.

    I agree with his statement as far as the moral teachings go, but it takes faith to be a Christian. Faith in God is something he simply did not have.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wrong on so many counts. Oy!
    No, it's absolutely accurate. Seriously, read some history.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    No, it's absolutely accurate. Seriously, read some history.
    Actually he was shown to be incorrect and admitted as much graciously. So this begs the question: Who needs to study some history?
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Actually he was shown to be incorrect and admitted as much graciously. So this begs the question: Who needs to study some history?
    I went back and read -- my bad. I missed the word "majority" -- but yes, many were indeed not Christians, especially some of the biggest names notably associated with the writing of the Declaration and the Constitution.

    Sorry, I'm recovering from a kidney stone operation and have had too much percoset.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I went back and read -- my bad. I missed the word "majority" -- but yes, many were indeed not Christians, especially some of the biggest names notably associated with the writing of the Declaration and the Constitution.

    Sorry, I'm recovering from a kidney stone operation and have had too much percoset.
    Hope you feel better soon.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I went back and read -- my bad. I missed the word "majority" -- but yes, many were indeed not Christians, especially some of the biggest names notably associated with the writing of the Declaration and the Constitution.
    Almost every single one was deeply religious (Paine was probably the least religious), a few weren't Christians...the majority were. As has been proven over and over and over again.


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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Almost every single one was deeply religious (Paine was probably the least religious), a few weren't Christians...the majority were. As has been proven over and over and over again.
    Actually Paine was very religous, just because he hated the church and Christainity doesnt mean he wasnt religous like i said before if you read the "Age of Reason" you will find that he was a devote Deist.
    " Those who plan to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it" - Thomas Paine
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. " -Thomas Jefferson

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