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From:agentgross
Date:August 2nd, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)

Not That Simple

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It's not that simple. Who is to say what dishonors God? Who are we to judge? There are many things that previous generations would damn us for, especially if we were to allow them into the church, or onto our bodies, that modern Christians don't find offensive at all. Has the truth changed?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 2nd, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Not That Simple

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Who or what is to say what dishonors God? Is that a Joke? The Bible, you know, God's Word is very clear about what does and does not dishonor God! Other generations could not say anything to a modern christian who lives by the gospel. Absolutely nothing. the problem lies in the fact that many christians think the Bible is some book about Jesus. So many christians have given up on the literal reading of the bible and replaced it with some other form of doctrine. Post Salvation through Christ, itdoesn't matter when you lived or are living, SIN IS SIN. Culture doesnt dictate what sin is, GOD DOES! But in love, knowing you bible is key, not singing or drinking coffee, the BIBLE! Please feel free to repsond!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 2nd, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Not That Simple

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A couple more thoughts:

1. Only God can damn any Man, so naturally no christians would have damned us.
2. God's word is so clear we dont need to judge for ourselves.
3. I hope you didn't mean that sin is relative to any time or place.
4. to be honest about the church thing, you are absolutely right. Christians of generations past would have been horrified if the saw secular movie clips in churches (at all)or worse, being equated to scripture. And rightfully so. But that has nothing to do with them and everything to do with GOD's Word.

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From:agentgross
Date:August 3rd, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)

Language

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I had written an extended response to this post, however I tried to post it at the same time as Anonymous posted the treatise below titled "Re:Simply Gray," and apparently the website didn't appreciate the excess attention. Therefore, since the conversation has changed, I will eventually respond to the most recent post instead of rewriting my previous response. First, however, I want to say something about the English language. Ours is not a language in which we have one meaning for each word, and one word for each meaning. English, and every other language for that matter, is filled with ambiguities and shades of meaning. For instance, if you were to look up "damn" in Webster's unabridged third edition dictionary, you would find that the definition is roughly as long as the Soman Fighter's post "Simply Gray." However, if you didn't have access to that particular dictionary, and would rather look the word up on the internet, you would find that dictionary.com gives five different definitions of "damn," and only one of them applies to God's damning a sinner to hell. The others justify my usage of the word, and definition one (To pronounce an adverse judgment upon.) justifies me when I damn this instance of uniformed use of the english language.