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To: Marysecretary
I don't believe that church people are among the most difficult, its that the end of their work - salvation of individuals - cannot be measured in this life. Consequently, church people fall back on the signs of salvation: larger budgets, buildings, more numerous congregations, etc as the sign of success. And in Protestant churches disputes tend to be amplified as no one central authority exists to settle disputes.
43 posted on 05/23/2008 11:04:18 PM PDT by quadrant
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To: quadrant

Each church has its own authority and most are under a hierarchy of some kind, such as Methodists, Presbyterians, etc. Since one of our pastors has been my husband’s best friends since childhood, I KNOW what pastors go through with people. It’s no fun. In our church, getting people saved is a sign of success.


45 posted on 05/24/2008 1:46:46 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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