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#41 GraceSaved

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

Since I'm the one who started this thread, don't I get to have a say in which way it goes?



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

I'm sorry this is off-topic, but my curiosity is piqued. Why continue to go there if you disagree enough not to be a member? And why claim it as "my/our" church if you're not technically a part of it? I'm not implying you shouldn't keep going or that you must become a member. Seriously just idly curious.

I personally am in the process of finding another church.  I have to test them out to see if they are Biblically sound before I commit. Sometimes reading their statement of faith isn't enough.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

Sure, GS.  Let it go wherever you want it to (I forgot you started it).



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:50 PM

I personally am in the process of finding another church.  I have to test them out to see if they are Biblically sound before I commit. Sometimes reading their statement of faith isn't enough.

 

Gotcha. I can totally understand that.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

HC, if you don't mind, I'd like to respond to TheSword's question. You can remove if you like. I really love my church for the most part. I call it "my church" because I attend there regularly. I stay because the preaching cannot be beat and the music is outstanding. There are only a couple of things I don't agree with, other than that I'm a conservative IFBer and wouldn't have it any other way. Maybe God is still working on my heart with these things.  I NEED conservative preaching. I just don't care for the inconsistencies with the rules or should I say the hypocrisy but we are all sinners so I'm sure this happens in all churches. I really don't think I could find a better IFB church.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

Cliff - no problem. I had forgotten that GS started this thread, and if GS doesn't have a problem with the direction it goes, neither do I. :clapping:



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:41 AM

I agree that it is a personal choice. I know our church is against it, in fact in order to be a member I think you have to sign an agreement saying you won't attend movie theaters. See, I'm not a member mainly because I don't agree with that. 

 

We're supposed to hold membership in one of Jesus Christ's New Testament Churches.  We're also to submit to our pastor's authority and submit ourselves to each other (the members).  If not, we risk becoming a Burger King Christian where we want to have church and God our way and not the Bible's way.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:16 PM

I have no problems following a Church's rule if it's Biblical but why should I submit to a rule that's not Biblical?



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:33 PM

We are to submit to our pastor's authority as it lines up with scripture...I agree that it isn't to become a Burger King type thing.  But we have to be careful of blind loyalty.  Therein lies one of the problems in so many churches today where the pastor believes he is better than the membership (members believe it, too).

 

You know, I believe we should all be members of a local church. But, really - where is it written that we must join and be members?  Can anyone show scripture for that?



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:38 AM

The Lord leads each Pastor differently. By joining my church I agreed to abide by the rules. I do know some rules that we have are not "Biblical rules" per se, but that is a rule that the Pastor feels the Lord leading him. Does not mean it is right or wrong for other churches to have the same rules, but if I purposely disobey them, then that would be wrong by me. If my Pastor did not want me to go to the movies because he would feel that it would be a stumbling block to other members, then I would not step foot in a movie theater. 






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