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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

On the other hand there is something to be said about judging by FRUITS. If the rock ribs like you are managing to get almost nobody out of gayness but the "softies" are leading a true "exodus," then something has to be rethought about the way the rock ribs are parsing the Bible.


40 posted on 05/01/2006 6:49:06 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: HiTech RedNeck
On the other hand there is something to be said about judging by FRUITS.

Someone is probably going to make a cheap pun at your expense, but this is correct.

Many biblical maxims need to be seen in context to make sense. It seems to make more sense that Paul was not preaching that Christians should be ignorant of evils that press themselves upon Christians, but rather was discouraging curiosity seeking. Like "hey, we want to see what is happening in the idol temple across town, the one that never bothers us, just because it would be cool." That would be a no-no, but Paul himself preached a wonderful sermon to idolaters on Mars Hill based on what he already knew about that. Much more than "hey, just don't do it and all will be okay."

42 posted on 05/01/2006 7:07:28 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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You make a great point and a point I hope some folks take time to ponder.

This is worth repeating: different people respond to different stimuli/methods/messages. I say that merely because there are some folks who insist their way is the only way. And in doing so, they put themselves and everybody around them in a box.

Dr. Throckmorton was playing with words when he wrote there is: More than one way out, but that fits with what I'm saying.

Some folks use Christian organizations to leave the homosexual lifestyle. Some use Jewish. Some Mormon. Some secular. Some...

48 posted on 05/01/2006 12:25:59 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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