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#390587 A Sounds Gospel Tract

Posted by HappyChristian on 09 October 2014 - 09:22 AM

Okay, apparently folks don't think they need to heed when a moderator says get back on topic.  This discussion has gone astray long enough.  Get back on topic or the thread will be locked.  Jordan started this thread to get feedback about his tract. Not for people to argue about everything under the sun.

 

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#390377 Romans 2:16 Who Does The Judging?

Posted by HappyChristian on 07 October 2014 - 11:02 PM

WW, I think the point about it is that Feldick pushes a Paul over Christ doctrine. Sadly, many - and we've had them on here - choose to believe that, if what Jesus said about something seems different from what Paul says, rather than dovetailing scripture, Paul is right, Jesus is wrong.

Oh, they don't say it like that. Instead, they say Jesus was addressing the Jews and Paul the church. So what Jesus said isn't really relevant to us because it isn't for us. Hence the idea of following Paul or the "Paul thing".


#390244 Christmas Tree Or No?

Posted by HappyChristian on 06 October 2014 - 09:32 PM

Well, Jim, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. We don't celebrate Baal when we celebrate the birth of Christ any more than we celebrate Oden when we make plans to go to a party on Wednesday (Wodin's Day) night. Nor did my son worship Janus (the two-faced god) because he got married in January.

Nor, when we celebrate Thanksgiving, do we recognize or worship any of the pagan gods of the harvest. And when we celebrate Resurrection Day, we don't worship Ishtar.

I'm honestly not trying to be a smart aleck. I'm just pointing out that there are a lot more things that have pagan links - and that we associate with every day - than we might realize.

I do know of people who have changed the names of weekdays and months because they don't want their kids to associate in any way with paganism. Laudable goal, no doubt about it. But is that really practical? When no-one else in the world - even other Christians - would know what they are saying? Of course, practicality doesn't enter into obedience. But...the basic thought is the same. If one doesn't celebrate the birth of Christ simply on the basis of a link to paganism, what does one call the days of the week or the months of the year? SWIM?

I'm not trying to change your mind - far from it. Well, heh - maybe we are trying to change each other's minds...that's usually the end goal of a conversation in which folk disagree, right? :-D.

If you feel celebrating the birth of Christ would be a presumptuous sin on your part, don't do it, by any means. Rest assured, though, that we glorify Christ and not Baal when we remember the birth of Christ.


#390204 Christmas Tree Or No?

Posted by HappyChristian on 06 October 2014 - 10:42 AM

God gives us liberty, as long as it isn't used for licentiousness.  If a family chooses to celebrate the birth of Christ, that is their choice. If a family chooses not to celebrate the birth of Christ, that is also their choice.  Using a day that the world has set to do so is not sin. Anymore than it is sin to call the days of the week and the months of the years - all named after pagan gods and goddesses - what the world has named them.  True consistency in rejecting all things pagan would mean that we make up our own days of the week...because it honors those gods when we say "Tuesday" or "March."...




#390203 Asking For Prayer For My Friend Joe

Posted by HappyChristian on 06 October 2014 - 10:31 AM

EK, I've just seen this. Please let us know how it's going...I'm praying.




#390200 Paul Chappell - 5 Ways To Engage Your Community With The Gospel

Posted by HappyChristian on 06 October 2014 - 10:22 AM

Yes, AVBB, please cite scripture - in context - with each point where Chappell erred.  That is more credible than just making a blanket statement, not backed up by scripture.  Thanks.




#389960 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by HappyChristian on 03 October 2014 - 10:21 AM

Once there, I plan to contact my friends Byron and Judy to see if they can loan me a horse.




#389762 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by HappyChristian on 01 October 2014 - 04:40 PM

WHOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.......




#389721 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by HappyChristian on 01 October 2014 - 10:29 AM

Praying for you, Larry.




#389702 Whats for Supper...

Posted by HappyChristian on 01 October 2014 - 08:52 AM

We had subs last night.  Tonight we'll have ham, cabbage, and possibly potatoes (maybe a bubble and squeak).




#389654 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by HappyChristian on 30 September 2014 - 09:21 PM

...the White House!


#389603 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by HappyChristian on 30 September 2014 - 05:27 PM

Cut the table in half, put it back together and escape through the (w)hole.




#389602 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by HappyChristian on 30 September 2014 - 05:25 PM

"It's all about youuuuuuuuuuu"




#389591 The Never Ending Story...

Posted by HappyChristian on 30 September 2014 - 03:09 PM

...when what I REALLY wanted was some bacon.




#389574 Christmas Tree Or No?

Posted by HappyChristian on 30 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

Our church does decorate - and, honestly, it's beautiful, to me.  On the Sunday before Christmas Day, the kids in grades 3-6 present a 10 minute program that is saturated with the birth of Christ and why He came.  But after, we always have a message. Our church runs a lot of buses, and we do have a lot of family members who come to see their kids in the presentation.  And there've been several saved over the years.  Just as with a lot of things, we use the time of year as a tool to reach others for Christ.  






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