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Modern Christian Crusades...

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Scuba Pete, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    John13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

    Recently, there have been a number of threads started about this apostasy or that apostasy. In my mind they have all been presumptuously condemning of all those who do not agree with their take on minute scriptural issues. In fact the dialogue is almost ALL one sided and they appear more like lectures rather than a mutual exchange of ideas.

    For the most part, I find these harangues void of any affection or compassion, much less any heartfelt love. Instead, they are full of accusations, assertions, venom and condescension. What gives here? Where's the LOVE??? Why are they trying to replace love and compassion with such an unhealthy focus on LAWS and DOCTRINE?

    Matthew 9:11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and `sinners'?" 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: `I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
     
  2. No*s

    No*s Captain Obvious

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    I think part of our problem is that we're on the net. People are going to be a lot more "vocal" online than they would ever be in person. I guess it's the perceived (and very false) anonymity.

    I'm just as guilty there as anyone...
     
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  3. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Well,
    I WISH I could say that I wasn't guilty either. Seeing that sin in others has opened my eyes to it in me. :(
     
  4. No*s

    No*s Captain Obvious

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    Indeed, it appears to be the spirit of our times, and we're all guilty of it...
     
  5. robtex

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    Hey netdoc in the spirt of accusations I am going to accuse you of being confusing. What does abrasive threads have to do with a crusade? What crusade? I am lost? Can you go over it one more time for us slower members?

    PS in reference to "where is the love" I can't speak for the others but I don't believe in cyberlove :)
     
  6. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    You lost me... I didn't mention "abrasive". Did I??? NAW, I like TVOR just fine!!! :D
     
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