[Linux4christians] Royalty-Free Pictures of Jerusalem Christian
mohair at singingfalls.com
Mon May 11 21:47:02 EDT 2009
I like very much. Thank you for the encouragement.
Pastor David wrote:
> 1. They are not "churches", they are buildings. The Biblical definition
> of a "church" is a human being with the indwelling presence of the
> Holy Spirit of God. A gathering of such people may be called a
> "church gathering". A "building" is just that, however ornate and
> whatever the common use or intended/stated use or purpose.
> 2. That some people diverted massive sums of money and resources and
> and time in the early centuries AD to the construction of such ornate
> buildings instead of using those resources to assist others in need
> is an evidence of the sin nature of man. Jesus specifically and
> criticized the religious leaders for similar poor stewardship.
> 3. The only "protestants" I know are mainline religious organizations who
> retain much of Orthodox and Roman Catholic ritual and tradition while
> complaining about the Pope. I have no interest in any of that and draw
> my role models direct from the Word of God - which pre-dates the
> and Roman Catholic religious organizations, therefore I and many others
> may not be accurately labeled as "protestant" since we are not
> anything. "Protestant" refers to Martin Luther and others in his
> day and
> the religious organizations that flowed from their semi-RC/Orthodox
> My goal is not to be argumentative or critical but merely to point
> out how
> we have drifted into confusing mis-usages of terminology. I am as
> guilty as any
> and have to pay attention to what I say and write so that I don't
> misuse terms that are all too often found in the common lingo.
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