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For Growing Numbers of Baptists, Pope Francis is Drawing Admiration
Associated Baptist Press ^ | 2/7/14 | Jeff Brumley

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:17 AM PST by marshmallow

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To: JLLH

Thanks for your gracious words. Bedtime for Mrs. Don-o. Good night, my friend!


101 posted on 02/16/2014 6:11:37 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("I give you thanks, O God, that I am fearfully, wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works!")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Good-night! Have a good week!


102 posted on 02/16/2014 6:12:33 PM PST by JLLH
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"The point here is not that some Baptists have (individually) divergent opinions. It is that whole Baptist churches, whole fleets of Baptist Churches, have official stands that diverge widely, and there is no standard one can point to that would be recognized as a authority."

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Okay then...forget the Baptists...what about the Episcolutherterians?

(I bet you would make a good -- but gentle -- stand up comedienne!!)

103 posted on 02/16/2014 7:26:31 PM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Maybe or maybe not: it's not something we know from the text. The actual verse says "when he went in to his brother's wife.." Check it out (LINK). It could have been once, or a dozen times or a score of times.

And pick any other of the many translations and they say, "whenever he went", which implies a pattern. It reads to me like Onan NEVER intended to do his duty that he agreed to do before his father, Judah, his people and his wife, Tamar. The Messianic line would have stopped with him and God would not have it. The lineage from Judah proceeded in spite of Onan.

We will just have to agree to disagree on this, my friend. As is MOST of the examples of sin in the Bible where God brings down judgment, it is what is in the heart more than any specific act that may be done. He knows our frame, He remembers that we are but dust.

As for what a married couple does by mutual consent in their marriage bed - which is "honorable in ALL and UNDEFILED" - it is between themselves and God. It's not my business NOR the "church's" to dictate what they can or cannot do WRT their sexual life. It's private, not my business to tell grown-ups how to make love.

104 posted on 02/16/2014 7:47:12 PM PST by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator)
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To: Heart-Rest
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Presbydestrians.

"Just a closer walk with Thee-e-e-e..." :o)

105 posted on 02/17/2014 4:55:05 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (B.A.S.I.C. = "Brothers and Sisters in Christ")
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