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To: NYer
Plus the divisions among Christians is really a scandal that hurts the witnessing for both Jesus and the good news of the Gospel.

Schisms, factions and divisions are inevitable in any organization that grows above a very small number of individuals. It in man’s nature to form factions and alliances.

Religions act much as political parties. Think of the American Revolution. Once the external threat of England had dissipated the former revolutionaries formed opposing parties. One favored a strong central government the other favored a weak central government.

If you are looking for scandal look here:

“This meeting also demonstrates the importance the pope gives to the Islamic world. After resolving the issues between Christians, the new pope might take action to engage in dialogue with the Islamic world,” Özşahin said.

There can be no dialog with the Islamic world. How do you dialog with an entity who’s dearest wish is to cut your throat?

14 posted on 03/20/2013 4:50:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
There can be no dialog with the Islamic world.

We need a definition of terms here. For me, dialog with any and every one is good, provided it conforms to:

Mark 16:14-16

King James Version

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

20 posted on 03/20/2013 7:17:22 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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