Not since the days of the Scopes Monkey trials has there been another more important debate. I am so weary of this nonsense. This madness just won't go away, will it?
I suppose not. At least, not as long as there are Christians who mistakenly think that the infallibility of scripture all collapses if Genesis is not regarded as a scientific treatise on the nature and origin of the universe. The story of Creation in the Genesis account of creation is the story of Adam and Eve, the story of human community.
Or, the lack of it. What the Genesis account is not is a historical account of the creation of the universe. If, however, you were taught in Sunday School, as I was, that Genesis is all about how God created the world in six literal days of hours duration and that Genesis is the explanation about how "original sin" came to be on this planet as a consequence for the sin of Adam and Eve, then you will understand just how conflicted I've been most of my church life after learning the truth that Genesis is not about any of this nonsense at all.
Furthermore, the madness misinformed Christian zealots taught me as an impressionable youth - "brainwashing" might be a better description of it - and so undermined my natural capacity to live by faith by saying stupid things like - "If you don't believe Genesis I'm sick of it.
And, I know that this is just another reason why scores and scores of thinking Christians have left - again, not their faith or their devotion to Christ - but the churches and parishes that promote this heresy. This Creationism craziness is indefensible and only ever succeeds in making Christians look like a a bunch of intellectually-bankrupt nitwits.
That there are still Christians promoting Creationism is actually more unbelievable than the illogical nonsense in Creationism they wish everyone would just believe. The story of Adam and Eve, my friend, is really just the story of you and me. Genesis is the Jewish version of the mythical stories of creation found in virtually every primitive culture and religion. Its emphasis is on the Creator, creation, and community.
Phoebe was commended by Paul as a Deacon Diakonos. There is no such word in the Greek language as deaconess. The Greek word there is a position of authority. Paul obviously did not have a problem with her authority. Then there is Priscilla or Prisca. She was a teacher of the Word and together with her husband taught Apollos, a man correct theology.
But she was far more educated than her husband. How do we know? The exception to the rule was if she was more educated. Obviously husband and wife worked well together and neither he nor Paul were threatened by a woman teaching. Junia, Paul says is prominent among the Apostles. You mention women keeping silent in churches, but scholars have questioned the placement of that.
There are a parentheses around it because it comes in the midst of a conversation about praying, prophesying, speaking in tongues. The primary focus is on order to avoid confusion. The whole context of 1Cor. Additionally, in Chapter 11 Paul is giving instructions to women on praying and prophesying.
Also, your verse from chapter 14 pulled out of context leaves out the many single women in the early church having no man at home. Context would tell us that there was a particular problem at a particular time in a particular setting that needed to be addressed. I invite you to do some research on how we ended up with our Canon.
It is pretty fascinating stuff. Biblical Archaeology Review in an excellent resource. If you ever have the chance to see an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, please do. If you are able to study and learn from it with a sense of submission to the Holy Spirit rather than a mind already made up and seared shut, it will leave you with a sense of wonder and awe. That sense of wonder and awe and quite frankly amazement comes from the realization that despite having to use imperfect humans, over known scribal errors in the KJV alone, and years between the Old and New Testaments, we have a Bible from Genesis to Revelation that Is consistent in its purpose—to lead us to the Cross and Eternal Life.
It was a process over hundreds of years and many writers. We have copies of copies of copies. A fascinating story is the Dead Sea Scrolls.
They were hidden under floorboards, smuggled, someone may have been killed for them. It reads like an espionage story.
One scroll was even listed for sale long ago in a little nondescript ad in the Wall St. Herschel Shanks, Editor of BiblicalArchaeology Review fought for 20 years to have the scrolls made public.
The scholars who had been given the scrolls to piece together, verify authenticity, and translate had been claiming ownership and willing them down to relatives when they died.
Thanks to the efforts of Shanks he did eventually win that long battle. I also invite you to learn to read In Context. You cannot pull single Scriptures out of the Bible, string them together On your theological plate and make a whole doctrine out of it. Yet there are many who do just that, selectively of course. As my pastor Dr. I mean, why go to school, work hard, and do your best? Just because Hillsong is thriving and winning souls is no reason to soil your britches and get it all over others.
The potential costs to the employer lawyers fee, negative publicity, etc. Simply put, when all things are equal, the risk of being sued tips the scales in favor of the homosexual being hired. If the homosexual is hired, then there is no possibility of litigation.
If the heterosexual is hired then there exists that possibility. Moreover, in the minds of some government employers, the threat of litigation will carry more weight than a few minor skills that would have otherwise worked to give advantage to the heterosexual. I have a hard time today being part of most any churches. They have mostly become Sunday Financial Centers. Then, closed until next Sunday.
You can see a giant large church on a huge property with large parking lots. Heck, they might have to use the restroom, and only parishioners who give on Sunday can use those. Jesus would puke if he witnessed how ALL these phony self righteous double talking wolves have turned his house of worship to his father into a money collection financial industry filled with multi-millionaires living like kings are their flock go to work everyday and put money om his coffer…. I mean plate. Rodger that Mr.
Ranger, The scriptures are pure and revealing… good exposure to the way it really is. You guys should stop spending your energy on being so critical and hateful towards another church you obviously know so little about. Hillsong is a great church made up of a multitude of sincere believers in Christ, who, as we all should do, is should build each other up not tear one another down. You are not representing the love of Christ and I encourage you to change your ways.
He has done so many things to make our lives better, safer, and more secure. What is this trash false article. This is sick and direct hate against Hillsong Church. This article is extremely stretched. Makes me sick.
Being for all rights has decimated decafes of modern healthcare and science outcomes, made voter funding corrupt usery and research. For the Christian, this politik did not save our Lord and Savior and His persecution would prevail if no one said anything.
San Francisco also has an elected transgender as president of the police commission. Many Christian leaders are now advising parents to abandon the government schools and home school their children or place them in a good church school. But these safe havens are under attack.
He is also on the cheerleader squad and stands 6 foot 4 inches in his high heels. I believe in just enough advocacy to ensure that people who are different — possibly not entirely of their own volition — are able to feel as safe from being harmed as other citizens. That position should clearly allow for prohibitions against in-your-face behaviour such as massive Pride parades or affrmative action policies that in practise would violate community standards and historic understandings of how a society best prospers.
President Clinton successfully fought to repeal the Dornan Amendment, which would have required the expulsion of all HIV-positive military service members. Your so-called article regarding the gospel of inclusion you palagerized from Got Questions. Why did you not cite the source for your information?
At the bottom of the page I list my sources. Stop having knee-jerk reactions, hell song church is a sinister organization, not a church! It was necessary grace that he could not swallow. Therefore, Pelagius firmly believed that God responds to us and not the other way around. He is currently pursuing his M. Mike is married to Nikki, and they have two children, Isaiah and Hannah.
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