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Originally posted by defcon5
reply to post by groingrinder
Churches have operating costs just like everyone else on the planet. Its hard to hold a sermon when you don't have a building or electricity. Christians are supposed to want to help with the costs of that, and they are asked by God to tithe to his church. However, its all voluntary, and none of it is mandatory. You can certainly go to church every week, and never become an actual member, or never pay them a dime.
In the same book that silly Christians often use to condemn Homosexuals where it says a man should not lie with another man is a whole host of rules. Many of which are on the same page as the one they love to quote so much!
Originally posted by b14warrior
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
Please check my posts since my O.P and please see also that the point I was making is that many Christians use the leviticus line against homosexuals and just take whatever interpretation they want.
I was not saying I believe in any of these rules and have stated since that I believe them to be taken out of historical context.
Leviticus NEVER applied to all Jew much less modern Xtians as it is in the Old Testament.
Originally posted by theinsolentfish
reply to post by b14warrior
it may be the same book, however the old testament was the old covenant with God and the new testament was the new covenant. the old testament laws have no bearing in today's life because Jesus has died for our sins. the old testament was necessary because God still wanted us to be able to come to heaven thus there are allot of strange rules, mostly pagan like rituals to follow Gods original laws such as the blood rite of circumcision. however divorce is still a sin, and it always will be. if your at the crossroads of divorce you should have never married in the first place.
Jumping up and attacking something you obviously know nothing about merely makes you ignorant. if you are going to go about this sort of random attack on a belief system then you might as well read and understand what your talking about.
good day sir.
p.s. (sorry if someone else already posted this i saw the op's post and had to say what i had to say.)edit on 8/6/2012 by theinsolentfish because: added p.s.
Originally posted by murphy22
reply to post by murphy22
I would like to add. All though we are all created by god (in Christian belief) That the jews are his chosen people. We gentiles are "grafted" in to his "kingdom" only through his mercy.
We have all sinned and have fallen short of his grace and mercy.
I am no better than anyone out there. I look and ask for mercy everyday. I need forgivness more than most. But I know what is true. That leaves me with no excuse on that day.
Originally posted by sinthia
reply to post by b14warrior
Your ignorance of Christianity is astonishing.
But the question I want you to answer is What has your anger at Christians got to do with conspiracies? Fair enough, you want to make a fool of yourself by highlighting your misunderstanding of freedom in Christ, but where does that fit in with conspiracy theory?