[Linux4christians] I need some advice.
parrisdc at gmail.com
Tue May 17 11:15:35 EDT 2011
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 01:22, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
> On 05/16/2011 06:39 PM, USA COMPUTER TECH COMPUTER RESCUE wrote:
> I think the trap here would be to become like people say the Unitarians are.
> (never met Unitarians) Where they accept any belief anyone has as something be
> right or acceptable to God when these sins are clearly marked out in the Bible
> as being wrong such as saying that God is ok with people being Gay / Lesiban and
> that it's all part of His plan. That is blasphemy. I've heard of agreements
> between Churches before where they have to conform to the Bible as a standard
> and that as long as it's in there or is not something the Bible speaks against
> it's accepted at community functions.
> Well, Unitarians will pray to "whom it concerns", or close to that because
> they aren't
> sure "who" it is.
Actually, Unitarians believe something more along the lines of whatever you
believe is ok with me" - that interfaith worship is a good thing. I think
it's vitally important that we respect the rights of others to believe as
they do. I am even willing to visit the services of another faith (funeral
of a Jewish friend, for example, or as a learning experience) but I tend to
draw the line at actively worshiping with those of another faith.
As far as denominations go, the Disciples of Christ probably have what I
consider to be one of the better approaches. And even they have their own
problems. I do like the idea of church networks or associations. I like
the idea of a network of house churches. Too much or too little
accountability among churches can lead to abuse. I contend that there needs
to be a balance. Now, just where a given person finds that balance to be is
surely up for grabs. :-)
A local church here, Steele Creek Church of Charlotte, meets for worship on
Sundays, but carries out communion and fellowship at the homes of believers
- creating a balance between time at home and in the church. The believers
gather as Home Fellowship Groups. This church participates with a group of
other churches to support missionary efforts at home and abroad. They have
believers from over 40 nations.
D.C. Parris, FMP, LEED AP O+M, ESL Certificate
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