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|1||Christ, War, and Patriotism||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107409|
|Thank you for your opinion. I do appreciate your participation in this discussion, as it is probably the most taboo subject to discuss openly with strangers. Check it out - we've been restricted! I've been reminded by several users that this is not a political forum or an op/ed page.
Both inside and outside the church, this subject is ignored for being either too political or too religious. Try discussing this subject on a political forum and people will shut you out just as quickly, saying 'this is not a religious forum.' Outside of believers, quoting scripture and talking about the life of Christ has no audience.
I aimed this discussion at Christians because I am seeking a true Christian perspective. I do not come without my own perspective but I do admit that I could be wrong.
|2||Christ and war||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107366|
|I, along with many others, would say that character was definately missing in the justification for this war.
Did we have to rush the weapons inspectors to the point of not letting them do their job? Was open war the best option available for taking out a regime? Why was planning for post war strategies so poor? But anyway, the issue is not "should Christians protest?"
"why do Christians feel they should support war?"
|3||Christ and war||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107253|
|Thanks EdB for your insight and patience. Merry Christmas to you.|
|4||Christ and war||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107252|
|Thank you, Mr. Moran
I see your point. Surely there are issues that Christians can agree to disagree about.
|5||Christ and war||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107177|
|Thank you so much for you posts.|
|6||Christ and war||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107158|
|Thank you for your reply. Truly your testimonies of God working through man's atrocities are encouraging, for "...we know that all things work together for good to those who have been called according to his purpose."(Rom 8:28)
I did not necessarily mean Christians "should protest in the streets", although I guess that is exactly what I said. I will be more careful in the future. My mistake. What I should have said is I would think we would find Christians taking an anti-war position and, as a major constituent to Bush's policies, voice our opinion to him.
I do not doubt that these things (wars and rumors of wars) must come to pass, but I do question whether or not we as Christians should rally behind a Christian man who(who receives much money from the Christian Coalition) who hastily leads a Christian nation to war against a country who has not attacked us or anyone else.
|7||Christ and war||Is 9:6||proffitt_79||107156|
|Thank you for your straightforward answer and for bearing with me.|
|8||communion: symbolic or something more?||1 Cor 11:29||proffitt_79||85633|
|Thank you Perceval96 for your input on this controversial subject. in no way did i mean to start a doctrinal war, but i do find different interpretations of Holy Scripture fascinating. I welcome input from and based on different Christian doctrine. Your reluctance to participate in doctrinal debate is understandable and noted. so many use doctrine as a sword to destroy one's faith where it should be used as brick and mortar to build each other up in faith. Let us never lose sight of the fact that no matter what doctrine one ascribes to, the absolute most important thing is one's spiritual walk and relationship with Jesus Christ.|
|9||communion: symbolic or something more?||1 Cor 11:29||proffitt_79||85627|
I sincerely appreciate your response to my
question. Thank you.