Tuesday, February 07, 2006
show of hands for hell, anyone?
Things seem to be a bit slow on the board so I thought I would throw a few things out there for discussion. I’m going to cover religious topics because it’s frustrating as anything to have Sipper always come back with, “Well that’s what the Bible says. You guys can discuss this until you’re blue in the face.”
At least this way there can be a level playing field so to speak.
Sipper (everyone for that matter) I love you but you’re (we're) discussing the topic with other Christians who largely share your own beliefs, so most of these discussions are really done into a mirror until someone finds the right verses and the peaceable kingdom is reconnected.
So these topics are picked from a questionnaire I received from a religious group designed to weed out those who are of more “liberal” philosophies.
“Do you believe that all or at least some denominations are a part of the church of Christ?”
I take this with a pretty wide berth allowing a lot to flow around it. I think that in the days before many “Christian” churches were around and you were dealing with Baptist, c.o.C, Catholics, Methodists and a hand full of others I think there were clear separations in the area of baptisms.
With Christian churches popping up all over the place I think things have changed. Following the idea that Baptist’s might baptize you into the ideology of the Baptist faith. It would stand to reason that a Christian church would baptize you into the ideology of Christ. Music and useless issues aside I think they are more likely to understand (no that they do or don’t) baptism is a needed and commanded part of salvation.
As congregations go they are largely self governed without a central board or what ever and generally strive to follow the Bible to salvations.
Obviously there are differences and such but as far a considering if the attendance and gathering in one building or another is dependant on what you have in your heart and live through scripture I think they could be just as prepared as I am to meet my maker.