Religion

11 Jul 2015

Do You Believe The "Correct" Doctrine??

Submitted by Stephen Winters
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I've gone to various churches for countlelss years. I've heard many sermons. The focus of each message seems to boil down to a few specific things. Although it is very subtly worded, it basically says, "In order to be saved, you have to believe some very specific things (the correct doctrine). God is a great and  wonderful loving God. If you believe these things, and say this specific prayer, then You can go to heaven when you die. (and it just so happens that this "correct doctrine" so happens to be the same as "we" (the church) believe.

7 Feb 2015

Praying to help God?

Submitted by Stephen Winters
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I was recently at a meeting of Christians who were praying. On of the women there prayed this in her prayer:

"I pray that everything might turn out the way that God wants it to turn out."

I wondered why she said that and if she realized the implications of her prayer. Stop a minute and think about it. Ask yourself what that prayer might mean. Did she think that things wouldn't turn out like God wants unless she prayed that? Did she think that she was helping God by praying that type of prayer?

28 Dec 2014

Done With "Church as Usual"

Submitted by Stephen Winters
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Define "church"

I am 63 years old and I am done with traditional church (Actually, I've been "done" for a number of years, but haven't thought of it in those terms before. (see References below)).I'm tired, long tired, of being preached "at" and taught "at", I want to be interacted "with". Enough of having preachers speaking at me, and enough of having Bible teachers teaching at me. Just enough!!!

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