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What is your denomination?

Catholic
300
31%
Eastern Orthodox
101
10%
Non-Chalcedonian (Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East , etc.)
8
1%
Lutheran
65
7%
Baptist
101
10%
Reformed (Calvinism, Presbyterianism, etc.)
48
5%
Anglican/Episcopalian
61
6%
Restorationist (LDS Movement, Jehovah's Witness, etc.)
19
2%
Non-Denominational
148
15%
Other Christian
130
13%
 
Total votes : 981

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Christian Discussion Thread III

Postby Euroslavia » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:49 pm

This is the third version of the Christian discussion thread, where one can discuss Christianity in general, the difference between the sects, certain variations on the denomination and differences in what you believe, and many other topics regarding Christianity in comparison to other religions around the world.

I was raised Lutheran, Missouri Synod, but I don't really consider myself part of it anymore since I was basically kicked out of my church due to my sexual orientation. I consider myself spiritual. What about you?
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Here it is NSG the continuation of the Christian discussion thread. The one stop location for discussing all things Christian. (Note this thread is for discussing things Relevant to Christianity, in a calm and respectful environment be nice.)
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
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Catholic Reporting in.

BTW Where's the poll?
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Postby Tarsonis Survivors » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:51 pm

TaQud wrote:Catholic Reporting in.

BTW Where's the poll?


Doesn't matter, Euro created the new one. I yield to the mods.

Edit: Ooooh Thread merge. Nice.
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Euroslavia » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:52 pm

Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
TaQud wrote:Catholic Reporting in.

BTW Where's the poll?


Doesn't matter, Euro created the new one. I yield to the mods.

Edit: Ooooh Thread merge. Nice.

Sorry, wasn't sure if you were online and I figured I'd rush to keep the discussion going. :hug:
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Euroslavia wrote:
Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Doesn't matter, Euro created the new one. I yield to the mods.

Edit: Ooooh Thread merge. Nice.

Sorry, wasn't sure if you were online and I figured I'd rush to keep the discussion going. :hug:



I was actually in the process of asking you delete mine when you merged. So it all works.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Tarsonis Survivors » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Euroslavia wrote:
Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Doesn't matter, Euro created the new one. I yield to the mods.

Edit: Ooooh Thread merge. Nice.

Sorry, wasn't sure if you were online and I figured I'd rush to keep the discussion going. :hug:



So... the Church "kicked you out" for being LGBT...seems contradictory to what Christianity is supposed to be about.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Euroslavia » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:05 pm

Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Euroslavia wrote:Sorry, wasn't sure if you were online and I figured I'd rush to keep the discussion going. :hug:



So... the Church "kicked you out" for being LGBT...seems contradictory to what Christianity is supposed to be about.

They did. The church/school that I grew up in, St Peters Lutheran, kicked me out when they found out I was gay. They basically told me to never come back again.
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Postby Menassa » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Rabosai, the JDT's barely 300 and the CDT's like 1000.... classic Christianity :p
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Postby Tarsonis Survivors » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Euroslavia wrote:
Tarsonis Survivors wrote:

So... the Church "kicked you out" for being LGBT...seems contradictory to what Christianity is supposed to be about.

They did. The church/school that I grew up in, St Peters Lutheran, kicked me out when they found out I was gay. They basically told me to never come back again.



I could see them not condoning your life style, and telling you it is against the tenants of Christianity, but since the purpose of Christianity is to "save the sinners" kicking you out is Contradictory to the tenants as well. I mean...they don't kick out kids who have sex before marriage. Lame.
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Menassa wrote:Rabosai, the JDT's barely 300 and the CDT's like 1000.... classic Christianity :p


Most of it seems to be people trying to disprove Christianity. How often does it happen on the JDT? (Disproving Judaism)
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Menassa » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:14 pm

Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Menassa wrote:Rabosai, the JDT's barely 300 and the CDT's like 1000.... classic Christianity :p


Most of it seems to be people trying to disprove Christianity. How often does it happen on the JDT? (Disproving Judaism)

Once in a while... it seems people aren't interested.

Because if the Old Testament's false... then the New Testament's false. ;)
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"God said: you must teach, as I taught, without a fee."
"Against your will you are formed, against your will you are born, against your will you live, against your will you die, and against your will you are destined to give a judgement and accounting before the king, king of all kings..."

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I am a Protestant Christian (Baptist to be specific).
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Menassa wrote:
Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Most of it seems to be people trying to disprove Christianity. How often does it happen on the JDT? (Disproving Judaism)

Once in a while... it seems people aren't interested.

Because if the Old Testament's false... then the New Testament's false. ;)



If the New Testament's false, than the Book of Mormon is false.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
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So, I went to an Anglican church for the first time in my life yesterday, and if any Anglican would tell me why they have more pictures of the Queen than Jesus up, that'd be great
Caninope wrote:The idea of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh reuniting is about as logical as the idea that Barack Obama will kill his wife, marry Ahmadinejad in a ceremony officiated by Mitt Romney during the 7th Inning Stretch of the Yankees-Red Sox game, and then the happy couple will then go challenge President Xi for the position of General Secretary of the CCP in a gladiatorial fight to the death involving roaches, slingshots, and hard candies.

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The Orson Empire wrote:I am a Protestant Christian (Baptist to be specific).

Same as this person.
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Saruhan wrote:First member of the Eastern Orthodox Master Religion reporting in.


No, Distruzio and Realm of God, already have honorable mention. You are third.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
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Saruhan wrote:So, I went to an Anglican church for the first time in my life yesterday, and if any Anglican would tell me why they have more pictures of the Queen than Jesus up, that'd be great


Anglican Aka Church of England.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Menassa » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:20 pm

Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Saruhan wrote:First member of the Eastern Orthodox Master Religion reporting in.


No, Distruzio and Realm of God, already have honorable mention. You are third.

I think Arch's up there.

Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Menassa wrote:Once in a while... it seems people aren't interested.

Because if the Old Testament's false... then the New Testament's false. ;)



If the New Testament's false, than the Book of Mormon is false.

And if the Book of Mormon's false then Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy's false.
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"Imagine of a bunch of Zulu tribesmen told Congress how to read the Constitution, that's how it feels to a Jew when you tell us how to read our bible"
"God said: you must teach, as I taught, without a fee."
"Against your will you are formed, against your will you are born, against your will you live, against your will you die, and against your will you are destined to give a judgement and accounting before the king, king of all kings..."

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Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
Saruhan wrote:First member of the Eastern Orthodox Master Religion reporting in.


No, Distruzio and Realm of God, already have honorable mention. You are third.

In this new thread that's only been up for a few minutes? Really?
Caninope wrote:The idea of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh reuniting is about as logical as the idea that Barack Obama will kill his wife, marry Ahmadinejad in a ceremony officiated by Mitt Romney during the 7th Inning Stretch of the Yankees-Red Sox game, and then the happy couple will then go challenge President Xi for the position of General Secretary of the CCP in a gladiatorial fight to the death involving roaches, slingshots, and hard candies.

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Postby Avenio » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Saruhan wrote:So, I went to an Anglican church for the first time in my life yesterday, and if any Anglican would tell me why they have more pictures of the Queen than Jesus up, that'd be great


The Queen is officially the head of the Anglican church in her position as Supreme Governor of the Church of England (which all Anglican churches are in communion with).
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Need a name wrote:
The Orson Empire wrote:I am a Protestant Christian (Baptist to be specific).

Same as this person.

You're Baptist?
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Saruhan wrote:
Tarsonis Survivors wrote:
No, Distruzio and Realm of God, already have honorable mention. You are third.

In this new thread that's only been up for a few minutes? Really?



It's the third iteration of the the thread. There are a thousand pages of posts.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
A. Lincoln: "My concern is not whether God is on our side, My greatest concern is to be on God's side."
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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