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To: dcnd9
The only problem I have with Exodus is an obvious Christian one:

Christians are "new creatures n Christ."

Therefore, to belong to a group that lumps Christians together with people who also used to share their same sin, is a problem, since they are now NEW CREATURES and not, supposedly, sinning in the same way that they sinned before.

To have a convention where the only glue between the people is their former sin -- or their "dead man in Christ" -- is a problem.
19 posted on 03/26/2006 11:11:43 AM PST by Californiajones ("The apprehension of beauty is the cure for apathy" - Thomas Aquinas)
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To: Californiajones
Christians are "new creatures n Christ."

Therefore, to belong to a group that lumps Christians together with people who also used to share their same sin, is a problem, since they are now NEW CREATURES and not, supposedly, sinning in the same way that they sinned before.

To have a convention where the only glue between the people is their former sin -- or their "dead man in Christ" -- is a problem.

I have found very few people who get delivered from all their sicknesses upon becomming saved. Most are eventually delivered as they are transformed into a likeness of Christ. I've known smokers who smoked for years after getting saved. Likewise there are those who suffer from Same-sex Attraction Disorder who struggle with it for years after their salvation experience.

While SAD is a sin it is also a mental disease. God can and does heal miraculously. But not everyone gets a miraculous healing. Some need to work through their healing for some reason. Perhaps so they can help others be healed?

I see no problem with those who are further along in their healing helping those who are just starting. That's how Christianity works. Those who are closer to Christ help those who aren't there yet get there.

22 posted on 03/26/2006 11:18:19 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Californiajones

"Christians are "new creatures n Christ."

Therefore, to belong to a group that lumps Christians together with people who also used to share their same sin, is a problem, since they are now NEW CREATURES and not, supposedly, sinning in the same way that they sinned before."

From my understanding, a lot of Christians sometimes engage in sinful behavior. Becoming a Christian does not automatically end all sinful behavior, as experience will easily demonstrate.

The rooming arrangements here, if not carefully attended to, may cause unneeded temptation, and could possibly cause some of the attendees to fail in their resolve.

It happens.


24 posted on 03/26/2006 11:22:50 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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