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Pastor (female) Became Atheist. Why?
Institute for Creation Research ^ | Aug. 8, 2012 | Brian Thomas

Posted on 08/08/2012 4:14:07 PM PDT by fishtank

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Teresa McBain, (former) pastor of Tallahassee, Florida’s Lake Jackson United Methodist Church

1 posted on 08/08/2012 4:14:15 PM PDT by fishtank
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For hundreds of articles that confirm the Bible in every major discipline, see:

http://www.icr.org/Topics/

Institute for Creation Research. Posted on icr.org.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 4:15:36 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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I thought all UMC pastors were already atheists? What’s the big deal?


3 posted on 08/08/2012 4:16:40 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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God Caused Love

Unlike affection, only humans are capable of receiving, giving, refusing, and rejecting love.

Animals (including chimps) are not able to provide any assistance to other creatures they are not related to, and even seem to be unable to recognize the needs of other animals. Although some animals (especially mammals like dogs, cats, and horses) can and do appreciate affection, only humans are capable of receiving, giving, refusing, and rejecting love.

Humans are driven by an entirely different kind of love. We love our children when they are disobedient. We can love our enemies and sacrifice our lives for our friends (like soldiers do). The highest, truest kind of love is that which consciously seeks and takes practical action to do good for someone else, valuing that other person as higher than one's self, even if providing such good requires self-sacrifice. This is what separates us, practically, from love expressed by animals.

Of course, if God did not create us, how would we ever know what real love is, much less learn to practice love ourselves? The very fact that we can love and be loved (by God and by others) is yet another proof of a Creator's love. Because of His own nature of infinite love and grace, it was God's good pleasure to create things in whom He could bestow His love and grace and who, being made in His image, would be capable of reciprocating and responding to that love.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

4 posted on 08/08/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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“God Caused Love”

http://www.icr.org/volition/


5 posted on 08/08/2012 4:18:10 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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Must be a lesbo.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 4:18:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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B@llsh!t!

Nobody becomes a Minister with so many doubts about God and the Bible.

I smell a Trojan Rat!

Her statements appear scripted not sincere to boot.

7 posted on 08/08/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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is there any doubt?


8 posted on 08/08/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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I honestly have no inside info on that.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 4:20:25 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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The book of Daniel shows amazing understanding of 6th century BC History and linguistics (both Aramaic and Hebrew) not to mention deep understanding of Babylonian Mythology and customs.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 4:26:45 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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This woman must be historically illiterate!


11 posted on 08/08/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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One of the first things my parents taught me as a very small child was, “God said it, I believe it and that settles it.”

If is just difficult for some people to believe what you can’t see. Life is so much easier when you take Him at his word and let Him handle all the stuff.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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The truth is, she did not give up her faith for reasons presented to her by logic. She gave it up because it’s inconvenient.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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It’s real easy for an apostate denomination to “ordain” an apostate ‘minister’.

Happens all the time...........


14 posted on 08/08/2012 4:27:44 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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Satans latest concubine. Some people just fight to have their name removed from the Book Of Life. She no longer has to worry about eternity so she better live this life to the hilt.

All Praise, Honor and Glory to my Lord and Savior.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 4:35:32 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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Must be a lesbo.

Maybe, but I'm thinkin' she's toast.

16 posted on 08/08/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by super7man
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To: fishtank
I like how these open minded religious zealots talk like Atheism is an accredited faith.

A belief in "nothing" is a strong belief worthy of acceptance of "something" to believe in.

17 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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The same marvelous technology that brought this story to you allows you to find out more about it. If you learned how to use it, you’d find out that she’s been married for over 20 years to a career military man who’s now a police officer and has at least one child, a son who’s currently in the Army. So is she a lesbian? Unless you’ve got some special insight into these things it’s not as likely as you think.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 4:38:11 PM PDT by x
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Because she didn’t believe in the Truth of the Gospel, she would rather chose to reject Jesus (how sad) than to accept that God Had to Save Her, instead I am sure she chose her sin.

Pray that God still has mercy and changes her heart!


19 posted on 08/08/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by JSDude1
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There are a more pastors who are non-believers than people realize.

A friend of mine who went to seminary told me that he overhead other students say “there’s good money in the God business” quite often as their reason for being there.

It made him so disgusted that he basically doesn’t believe in having a professional paid clergy any more. He thinks it should all be voluntary.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 4:50:05 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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