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Rep. Louie Gohmert challenges the Rev. Barry Lynn on Christian beliefs
Washington Times ^ | 6-13-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 06/13/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Rep. Louie Gohmert, in a congressional hearing, challenged a minister who is president of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, to clarify his Christian beliefs — especially because the group is frequently at the heart of atheist-type attacks on public shows of faith.

“I’m curious, in your Christian beliefs, do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from going to hell, consistent with the Christian belief?” Mr. Gohmert asked the Rev. Barry Lynn, during a House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing, The Blaze reported.

Mr. Lynn’s reply: “I wouldn’t agree with your construction of what hell is like, or why one gets there.”

Mr. Gohmert then asked for more clarification, saying: “So you don’t believe somebody would go to hell if they do not believe Jesus is the way, the truth, the life?” Mr. Lynn said those who don’t hold fast to “a specific set of ideas in Christianity” aren’t necessarily slated for hell. Mr. Gohmert, however, pointed out the Christian-based fallacy of that belief, the Blaze reported.

“No, not a set of ideas,” the Texas Republican said. “Either you believe as a Christian that Jesus is the way, the truth or life, or you don’t. And there’s nothing wrong in our country with that — there’s no crime, there’s no shame.”

Mr. Gohmert also made clear that he wasn’t judging, or trying to judge, those who believed differently — and that God grants free will for individuals to believe how they want.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christianity; congress; gohmert; louiegohmert; lynn; ucc
Mr. Lynn is a member of the same denomination of Jeremiah Wright(UCC).
1 posted on 06/13/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Wouldn’t Louis Gohmert better spend his time challenging John Boehner or challenging McCarthy for Majority Leader?


2 posted on 06/13/2014 7:10:16 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

He was demonstrating that these fiends calling themselves “Christians” working with atheist groups might as well be atheists themselves, even with their “reverend” titles. It’s always good to expose a hypocrite.

Either you believe Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father, or you don’t. And if you don’t, you are not a Christian.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 7:13:46 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: jjotto

It was a congressional hearing. What do you want him to do, skip it?

Frankly someone needs to challenge the so called Reverend.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 7:14:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I see your point.


5 posted on 06/13/2014 7:17:11 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

‘Wouldn’t Louis Gohmert better spend his time challenging John Boehner or challenging McCarthy for Majority Leader?’

From your mouth to God’s ears.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 7:18:41 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ReformationFan

hehe

I have friends who have called them ‘Unitarians Considering Christianity’ for years.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 7:19:38 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ReformationFan

Atheists, just like Muslims, are not content to coexist with Christians _ they will tirelessly lobby to criminalize Christianity. That’s what the Stalinists did, that’s what the Maoists did, that’s what Kim Il-Sung did, that’s what Pol Pot did, and that’s what Barry Lynn, Madalyn Murray O’Hare, Margaret Sanger, and most of the American liberals are trying to do. Richard Dawkins and company can’t wait for their ‘right’ to murder a schoolchild who dares to pray in school.

Keep that in mind the next time you see a “Coexist” bumper sticker.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 7:22:00 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: jjotto

People like Barry Lynn really irritate me.

They flap their gums about God but deny history of America and the churches that were a driving force behind it.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 7:22:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ReformationFan

Preach it, Brother Louie. He has preached from the pulpit at our church before.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 7:24:31 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776. In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself. Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted...'"

"Coming to the end of his sermon, Peter Muhlenberg turned to his congregation and said, 'In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.' As those assembled looked on, Pastor Muhlenberg declared, 'There is a time to fight, and that time is now coming!' Muhlenberg then proceeded to remove his robes revealing, to the shock of his congregation, a military uniform."

"Marching to the back of the church he declared, 'Who among you is with me?' On that day 300 men from his church stood up and joined Peter Muhlenberg. They eventually became the 8th Virginia Brigade fighting for liberty."

"Frederick Muhlenberg, Peter's brother, was against Peter's level of involvement in the war. Peter responded to Frederick writing, 'I am a Clergyman it is true, but I am a member of the Society as well as the poorest Layman, and my Liberty is as dear to me as any man, shall I then sit still and enjoy myself at Home when the best Blood of the Covenant is spilling? ...So far am I from thinking that I act wrong, I am convinced it is my duty to do so and duly I owe to God and my country."


Lynn would have gone to the British to provide a list of the names of Muhlenberg and all his flock for infecting the revolution with religion.
11 posted on 06/13/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ReformationFan

Lynn revealled he wasn’t a Christian just a guy with the word reverend in front of his name.


12 posted on 06/13/2014 7:33:32 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 7:46:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Its worth noting that Frederick Muhlenberg was also a pastor but didn’t feel that it was right for a man of God to take up arms and fight.

He got over that notion and joined the fight after the British burned his church.


14 posted on 06/13/2014 7:51:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ReformationFan

Good for Louie for flushing out the repugnant poser and liar


15 posted on 06/13/2014 7:57:20 PM PDT by fahraint (git theah fuhstest with the mostest)
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To: cripplecreek

Isn’t it presumptuous to call ones self “Reverend”? The word only occurs once in the KJV Bible and is referring to God.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 8:24:15 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: cripplecreek

Barry Lynn is a false Reverend who serves Satan.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 8:27:56 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: Dalberg-Acton

That’s why I don’t like to refer to any human being as “Reverend”. I said this to a teaching elder in my church and he agreed with me.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 8:30:55 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Lynn was a leader of the anti-draft movement in DC and affiliated with several communist united fronts (i.e. the “peace movement” - New Mobe, PCPJ, etc).

Slick and sleazy, a young Saul Alinsky (whom I’ve met).

I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a closet communist like the late Rev. Bill Hogan (a friend of the Chicago politicos).


19 posted on 06/13/2014 8:31:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: jjotto
UCC

I have friends who have called them ‘Unitarians Considering Christianity’ for years.

ROTFL!

20 posted on 06/13/2014 9:02:26 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: ReformationFan

great job Rep. Gohmert. that is the way to do it.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 9:53:21 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: ReformationFan

Congressional hearings to determine someone’s belief or non - belief is? They really have no real issues to investigate?

You’ll know there is a problem if Gohmert holds up a secret list of 300 atheists or if a witness starts yelling “Have you no decency?!?!?”


22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:17:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: ReformationFan

‘That’s why I don’t like to refer to any human being as “Reverend”. I said this to a teaching elder in my church and he agreed with me’

Personally, I call em all preacher. In sales I only had 2 customers, buddy and honey, all answered to it except for a small number of honeys, charter members of the perpetually offended.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 3:53:11 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Objective Scrutator

Whenever I see a “Coexist” sticker (the Islamic crescent is dominant, notice) I get a good look at the driver who is always a liberal dork of either sex with clueless expression.

Barry Lynn is an arrogant jerk. Goebbels without the power.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 4:16:24 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ReformationFan

Jeremiah wright aside,

I think all believers should agree with the separation of church and state.

Especially if believers see the country’s state run religion as secular humanism and not messiah led...

After all, we are told to come out of babylon, not worship with it..


25 posted on 06/14/2014 10:21:56 AM PDT by delchiante
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