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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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To: fishtank

Her problem is that she was going on head knowledge, rather than a dynamic interrelationship with the God of all of the universe. When you know Him, you cannot deny Him.


51 posted on 08/08/2012 11:02:40 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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I think animals, who also are creations of The LORD, who is love, have His love also built into them. During this age of so much evil it has been necessary for them to behave wildly and often savagely, but soon this age will be over and the wolf will again be not an enemy to a lamb.

Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust [shall be] the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

52 posted on 08/08/2012 11:12:03 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: fishtank

To say you are an atheist is really to declare yourself a secular humanist. Man as God, as it were.

Being a religious leader, for some, is done out of a need for control and affirmation, and not out of service.

This isn’t as uncommon as you might think.

It does make me laugh a little, as I recollect something I heard someone say once about atheism:

“The difference between a Satanist and an Atheist is one knows who his boss is.”


53 posted on 08/08/2012 11:16:07 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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While it is the duty of every Christian to be salt and light, to be gracious in speech and kind in deed, it is also the duty of every sinner to repent and follow Christ, even if everyone else on the planet turns out to be a scallywag. It seems foolish in the extreme to base my own faith in God on whether some professed believers were less than perfect. That is just the way we sinful humans are. Why would any sensible person risk their eternal soul over the bad behavior of other people? If the heart is in rebellion, it will latch on to any excuse to move ever further from God. If the heart is truly seeking God, it will not let the foolishness of others deflect it from the quest to know God.


54 posted on 08/09/2012 12:21:35 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Grams A

“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.””

I’ve heard that expression many times, but don’t agree with it. It should merely read, “God said it, that settles it.”

It’s settled whether or not you believe it simply because God said it. To make it subject to whether or not you believe it, makes truth subjective. That’s dangerous territory!


55 posted on 08/10/2012 5:15:57 AM PDT by Diapason
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Teresa McBain ministered in the Methodist church for twenty years. She formerly pastored at Lake Jackson United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Florida, but today she ministers as the public relations director of the American Atheists.1 She says that she used to believe in the God of the Bible, but she recently changed her mind: “I know it’s a lie. I know it’s false.”2 Why has she rejected God?


She could never have believed in God to begin with, otherwise she would have believed the scriptures.

1 Timothy 2:12

“I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather she is to remain quiet.

For Adam was formed first then Eve and Adam was not deceived.

But, the woman who was deceived then became a transgressor.”


56 posted on 08/10/2012 12:51:48 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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