Will Gay Marriage Pit Church Against Church?

Apr 27, 2009 Full story: news.yahoo.com 16,105

The trouble they see is not just an America where general support for gay marriage will have driven a wedge between churches and the world, but between churches themselves.

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#10315 Mar 19, 2013
Liam R wrote:
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He's not. I'm not. The only one arguing with the Bible is you. After all, there is not LEGITIMATE translation of any verse that condemns homosexuality. Quite the contrary, the Bible CELEBRATES the marriage of David and Johnathan.
Nah. I don't argue with God. That's YOUR problem, Biblical illiteracy.

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#10316 Mar 19, 2013
Liam R wrote:
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No God ever said that.
Prove it.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#10317 Mar 19, 2013
You are indeed a poor little name caller with nothing to offer anyone except disappointment.
dollarsbill wrote:
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Poor little name caller. You have nothing to offer anyone.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#10318 Mar 19, 2013
7+ posts in a row gets you a "Cuntard of the Day" award.

Way to go, cuntard.
dollarsbill wrote:
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Prove it.

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#10319 Mar 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You are indeed a poor little name caller with nothing to offer anyone except disappointment.
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If true I am at least as well off as you. You will lose everything and everyone you love forever.

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#10320 Mar 19, 2013
Thinking wrote:
7+ posts in a row gets you a "Cuntard of the Day" award.
Way to go, cuntard.
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Poor little name caller.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#10321 Mar 19, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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Then I'm at least as well off as you. You have NOTHING to offer anyone.
Nobody wants what you're selling.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#10322 Mar 19, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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Nah. I don't argue with God. That's YOUR problem, Biblical illiteracy.
hahahahahahahahaha..... biblical illiteracy.... that's funny, coming from an uneducated hick like you.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#10323 Mar 19, 2013
Indeed you are.
dollarsbill wrote:
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Poor little name caller.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#10324 Mar 19, 2013
Prove it.

How can you discount all other afterlifes except yours?
dollarsbill wrote:
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If true I am at least as well off as you. You will lose everything and everyone you love forever.

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#10325 Mar 19, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody wants what you're selling.
True, because I'm not selling anything.

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#10326 Mar 19, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>hahahahahahahahaha.... . biblical illiteracy.... that's funny, coming from an uneducated hick like you.
Poor little name caller.
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#10327 Mar 19, 2013
Happy Easter Sock wrote:
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You can't threaten someone to heaven. If you must do anything, why not speak of the rewards opposed to punishment?
>^o^<
Spiritual blessings are in Christ Jesus.....
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#10328 Mar 19, 2013
Happy Easter Sock wrote:
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You can't threaten someone to heaven. If you must do anything, why not speak of the rewards opposed to punishment?
>^o^<
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ...
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#10329 Mar 19, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV)
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the Lord is about reverence toward God, respect for Him, love and appreciation, holding Him and His beloved Son in high esteem.
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#10330 Mar 19, 2013
Liam R wrote:
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Looks like Jesus is burning in Hell...
Matt 23:17 "Ye fools..."
Luke 24:25 Then he (Jesus) said unto them, "O fools...
Have a nice day!
We are given two requirements from scripture:

Hear His voice...

Donít harden your heart.

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#10331 Mar 19, 2013
Truth wrote:
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The fear of the Lord is about reverence toward God, respect for Him, love and appreciation, holding Him and His beloved Son in high esteem.
It means what it says, FEAR. The NT confirms.

Hebrews 10:31 (NKJV)
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

“The Final Sacrifice”

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Be Blessed

#10332 Mar 19, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV)
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Is Christian morality based on fear?

Some people characterize Christian morality as primitive because they view it as relying on threats of punishment in hell and promises of reward in heaven. It is true that the Bible teaches there is an afterlife with rewards and punishments for earthly conduct.1 But it also teaches that morality is based on love, not fear. God instructed the Israelites to love foreigners because they were once foreigners themselves and ought to empathize with them.2 (Contrary to popular belief, the command to love one's neighbor as oneself is not unique to the New Testament, but first appears in the Old Testament in Leviticus 19:18.)

That the basis of morality is love, not fear, is most clearly and fully expressed in the book of 1 John:

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.(1 Jn 4:7-11)

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.(1 Jn 4:16b-18, emphasis added)

This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.(1 Jn 5:2-4a)

http://www.rationalchristianity.net/fear_mora...

>^o^<

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#10333 Mar 19, 2013
Happy Easter Sock wrote:
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Is Christian morality based on fear?
Some people characterize Christian morality as primitive because they view it as relying on threats of punishment in hell and promises of reward in heaven. It is true that the Bible teaches there is an afterlife with rewards and punishments for earthly conduct.1 But it also teaches that morality is based on love, not fear. God instructed the Israelites to love foreigners because they were once foreigners themselves and ought to empathize with them.2 (Contrary to popular belief, the command to love one's neighbor as oneself is not unique to the New Testament, but first appears in the Old Testament in Leviticus 19:18.)
That the basis of morality is love, not fear, is most clearly and fully expressed in the book of 1 John:
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.(1 Jn 4:7-11)
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.(1 Jn 4:16b-18, emphasis added)
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.(1 Jn 5:2-4a)
http://www.rationalchristianity.net/fear_mora...
>^o^<
Are you referring to the God of the Bible Who drowned all but 8 to make an example of them?

“The Final Sacrifice”

Since: Feb 13

Be Blessed

#10334 Mar 19, 2013
dollarsbill wrote:
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It means what it says, FEAR. The NT confirms.
Hebrews 10:31 (NKJV)
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
1 John 4:

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 John 2:

9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

>^o^<

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