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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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0f7904  No.520608[Reply]

Glory to God in the highest!

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fdbfac  No.756639

Can you mods do your job and ban the LARPagans infesting the board right now?




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bc249d  No.508486[Reply]

>What is this thread?

The designated political discussion thread. Christians from all parts of the political spectrum are encouraged to discuss relevant political topics and ideas, as well as ask questions and hopefully recieve answers from all points of view. Anything related to politics that doesn't actively involve the Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant churches should go here, so if a politics thread is deleted, this thread is the reason why.

As a reminder:

All board rules apply to this thread, so keep things civil.

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c592d5  No.756568

>>756563

you're -almost- there, you're almost to the point where you can recognize that the real understanding of men is ethnos/religion and not this "white" crap Jews use to confuse you




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dfad1c  No.353817[Reply]

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith would not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brethren.”

Luke 22:32

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Confess your offences to one another and pray for one another in order to be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective!

James 5:16

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0c6864  No.756541

>>756508

I'm not surprised about Christians being harassed, but could you elaborate on those specific industries?




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1134b0  No.755783[Reply]

'McJesus' Sculpture Causes Violent Clash In Israel…

3 officers wounded as hundreds of Arab Christians try to forcibly enter Israeli museum during demonstration against depiction of Ronald McDonald on a cross

http://archive.today/2019.01.12-172327/https://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-christians-in-violent-clash-with-police-in-haifa-over-mcjesus-sculpture/

Hundreds of Arab Christian demonstrators clashed with police in Haifa on Friday over a museum’s display of a sculpture depicting Ronald McDonald, the mascot of the fast-food giant, on a cross, amid calls to remove the artwork that some have called offensive. An investigation was opened to identify the rock-throwers, and a 32-year-old resident of the city was arrested on suspicion of attacking officers.

Video from the demonstration showed scuffles as police used tear gas and stun grenades to clear the protesters. One of the protesters complained that the government was slow to react to their concerns because they were from the Christian minority. “If they put up [a sculpture of] Hitler with a Torah scroll they would immediately respond,” he told the Walla news site. Ahead of the protest, police deployed officers from its Special Patrol Unit to guard the museum after a molotov cocktail was thrown at the museum on Thursday.

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0afbd9  No.756657

>>756655

>On the contrary, it is willpower of humanity that creates the good of this world, along with the willpower of nature.

Nothing we've ever done without God has resulted in good. Nature is created by the will of God.

>God saves no one and he cannot save anything, for he's evil and is created for conquest.

He has saved millions, and I pray that he too may save you.


0844f1  No.756658

>>756655

Buddhism was created by Whites and brought to China by a White man named Bodhidharma. It then traveled South from there.

Buddhism is a foreign religion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhidharma

>He is referred as "The Blue-Eyed Barbarian" (Chinese: 碧眼胡; pinyin: Bìyǎnhú) in Chan texts.[10]


973525  No.756659

>>756657

>Nothing we've ever done without God has resulted in good. Nature is created by the will of God.

False, humanity has done plenty of good before the jewish god was even invented. Nature exists before the jews and their desert.

>He has saved millions, and I pray that he too may save you.

He corrupts and kills millions, and I pray that you escape its snare.

>>756658

Buddhism in its basic WAS a foreign religion, until it was assimilated into Vietnamese culture.


0844f1  No.756661

>>756659

>Buddhism in its basic WAS a foreign religion, until it was assimilated into Vietnamese culture.

Christianity was assimilated into European culture.

Reported for ban evasion.


b323d4  No.756662

>>756655

>So because vietnamese kill and burn the brainwashed christians, it gives reasons for the 21st century where one christians to organize mass buddhist killing? No, it does not. Buddhists have stronger roots than Christianity in Vietnam, and Christianity is a foreign religion.

Yes, it gives us the right to do whatever we want. You want to kill us, so we kill you first. That is good and just.

>I do not believe in what is "logical", as spouted by christians, because what is objective is already defined by my ancestor gods.

See? You don't care about reason, only your opinion.

>No, your god is a demon from the desert, and Christianity is the closest to atheism, since it's just a religion born out of making monkey.

That is Judaism.

>God saves no one and he cannot save anything, for he's evil and is created for conquest.

Might is right, and the christians were mightier.




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dabe8f  No.717297[Reply]

Are there good anime and manga which present Christianity in a positive light? Bonus points for anime not taking place in modern day, like fantasy, scifi, and whatnot.

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78dbf2  No.756652

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>>756425

Anno purposefully plays this game with the audience that NGE is devoid of any subliminal meaning and that he essentially got lucky by putting together a bunch of vague spiritual and phylosophical concepts. This is all a ruse, in reality the show is deeply profound and does not simply borrow Christian imagery for the sake of shock and awe, at its core root the show has meanings that are similar to the passion of Christ and his sacrifice for man in the case of kaworu and shinji. I think that in a way kaworu represents the divinity of Christ while shinji represents the humanity of Christ.


031468  No.756653

>>756642

>Christianity-infested Japan.

Christianity (2.3%)


78dbf2  No.756654

>>756652

Philosophical*


28f202  No.756656

>>756653

>While there may be up to 3 million Japanese Christians

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Japan

That's an infestation and woes be upon us.


bb410d  No.756660

>>756656

I should move to Japan and take a japenese wife, I will then have many Christian Children with her. I'll pray that they will have my blue eyes and blonde hair.




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660ca6  No.751710[Reply]

I've always found the placement of Adam, Eve and their progeny to be a point of contention among some in my family. Both sets of my grandparents are southern baptists who have a very literal understanding of the text. Despite this one set will continue to act as though other races are no kin of theirs or deserve subpar treatment, while the other tries their best to understand yet reverts to ideas such as the curse of Ham as an explanation for various phenomena, such as strange human fossils. Are we all of one blood (including fossil people), or do antiquated notions of "pre-adamites" still hold water today?

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18136f  No.756593

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>>756575

Pic related.

Luke 10:18-19; And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Also set and apep is the same story, people don’t mention set because he is a minor Egyptian god, but that is only because Egyptians didn’t have much thunder. Each god is decided it’s place in the hierarchy based on location which is why the sun is the chief of the Egyptian pantheon.


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18136f  No.756614

>>756609

Yeah I wish there was someone in history who would’ve chronicled this stuff. That presentation is pretty good.


18136f  No.756626

>>756557

I wish he would add more Old Testament genealogy like Terah Abraham’s father being from Persia and worshipping other gods (most likely some form of vedism given the intense similarities between Old Testament and Vedic practices). Also every physical discription of the Israelites is that of them having aryan features.


9fed2e  No.756650

>>756626

>>756626

>Terah Abraham’s father being from Persia and worshipping other gods (most likely some form of vedism given the intense similarities between Old Testament and Vedic practices).

That would make the Israelites a breakaway civilization/religion from Vedism. That's very interesting and really explains the obsession with the number twelve in the Bible. I wonder if Jacob intentionally tried to have exactly twelve sons and Jesus intentionally picked exactly twelve disciples, all because of the 12 signs of the zodiac (or whichever primitive religious symbol preceded it.)




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0108dd  No.753390[Reply]

I left all my former pagan associations behind some months ago and have just been attending every theology group I can find and talking to every Christian I come across and I also read the entire KJV and many related books including The Pilgrim's Progress, Basic Theology by Charles C. Ryrie, various sermons by Charles Spurgeon, George Mueller, Stephen Charnock, and others.

In this time I have found the following:

1. The Omnisentience or Love of God. This loving aspect of God is particularly revealed in the Bible and in Christianity in a way it is not in other religions.

2. The Grace of God. That by his grace, we unworthy sinners, might be saved.

This changed my concept of God from a blind and uncaring God (a demiurge) to one that I might actually develop a person and involved relationship with and receive his blessings.

Now it has been strongly emphasized to me many times over that "not by works shall you be saved but by faith". I have hardly come across any Christians suggesting that good works might save me and besides that I find it hard to believe that we could be justified before God in doing good works when he knows what our nature and our intentions are. Good works must flow out of a good nature, we must be made righteous, and then we will be guided by the holy spirit the rest of our life.

I am struggling however very hard with the concept of salvation still. I am trying to understand what is to be saved and how my faith is to be formulated. I do not want to have the wrong kind of faith but the genuine saving faith which is pleasing to God. Regarding what is to be saved I have been told various things such as "the spirit", "the soul", and "the whole man (all 3 parts of the trinity)". My own opinion was that the spirit is perfect, the body doesn't need saving, and the soul of man is what is to be saved. However I have seen it preached that the whole man will be saved, that all 3 parts will be in some way renewed or redeemed. I am still seeking clarity concerning the divisions between soul and spirit and I have some idea of it but I plan to study The Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock and the writings ofPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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c40a7d  No.756156

>>756144

Also, Truth is objective, but personal to the degree of how one holds it.


0108dd  No.756336

>>756156

Okay so concerning the original criticism of the language I use to describe the reality of god what would you prefer to see instead? How am I to speak intelligibly about God?


c40a7d  No.756351

>>756336

You don't God is a being, he is not an object. He has a will, he thoughts as you or I. He is ever loving, and he his fully just.


0108dd  No.756641

>>756351

Okay so you are talking about him right now but saying "you don't" to me. How come you can talk about him but I am not allowed to?


c40a7d  No.756649

>>756641

I didn't say that. I was trying to get across to you, that the way you where looking at reality was boxing you into a dichotomy that'll eventually box in your view of God.

You may talk to God how ever you see fit.




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fad7f7  No.756646[Reply]

This was recently found in a magazine, but it's questionable in its authenticity.

https://www.marturisireaortodoxa.ro/parintele-efrem-filotheitul-si-a-trimis-ucenicii-acasa-spunandu-le-urmeaza-sa-se-intample-ceva-foarte-rau-pe-continentul-nord-american/

>Father Archimandrite Efrem Filotheite, 91, who pastored several monasteries in the Holy Mountain of Athos, moved from 2005 to the United States and founded 17 Orthodox monasteries according to the Athonite order. He was a Disciple of St. Joseph the Ishast, and now lives in the Saint Anthony the Great Monastery in Arizona, being an improved confessor. What did the Holy Father Efrem Philotheitus do this year? Let's pay attention to the significance of the facts: he urgently sent home his European disciples who are in America. "Home" means in Romania and Greece. From what I understand there are over 1,000 apprentices in this situation. They did not initially want to leave, but the Old Man called them and revealed a discovery he had, namely that something very bad is going to happen on the North American continent, after which he gave them parental command to move to the countries where they come from. "But with you what will happen?" They asked him. "I will soon die here," he answered them. But you are going away today. " Most of them returned to their native places. One of the returnees unveiled this news somewhat anxious. Together with them and Father Ephraim, let us all pray!

>The "Orthodox Faith" magazine in December 2018.

Thoughts?



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71e95f  No.756629[Reply]

>*clinks spoon on glass repeatedly to slice through the sounds of cacophonous conversation*

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Good evening! Thank you all for coming out to my thread tonight. Your collective presence has made this little soiree of mine quite special. Now, as to the reason for why I've gathered you all here. I would like to propose a toast…to the Moderators!

>*murmurs of confusion travel like an ocean wave through the crowd of anons gathered around me*

Yes, the Moderators! There is nobody on this board I feel is more deserving of a few words of appreciation than our dear old mods. They works tirelessly every day and every night, spending every waking second of their lives on this site. They deletes post fit for no anon's viewing and removes the rapscallions responsible. He doesn't even ask for monetary compensation despite working all day, but does it simply because he wants /christian/ to be the best possible version of itself it can be.

And who gets to enjoy the fruits of dear mods hard labor? We all do, of course! Without the sweet old mods, /christian/ would be inundated with off-topic shitposts about politics and alcoholic circlejerking and other unbecoming topics that have no place on a religious imageboard for gentlemen. So here is a sincere declaration of thankfulness…to the Moderators.

>*raises glass of finely aged pinot grigio in the air for a few moments before bringing it down to my lips*

But seriously folks, FÚCK NlGGERS!

a89f79  No.756634

Based


cec972  No.756644

Christianity's CHARITY EVERYBODY.

TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

TURN THE OTHER CHEEK


fdf9f4  No.756645

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>>756629

why do you want to fornicate with nïggers so badly? It won't make you happy.

Repent twords God and He will set you free.




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54acfb  No.755991[Reply]

Inspiring philosophy posted a video about the answer to the problem of evil.

What do you guys think?

c3b2b6  No.756612

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>>755991

>post deep thoughts on one of the most important issues of theology for our times

>no replies

>post on relationships or some ((pagan)) doing ((pagan)) things we don't like

>board catches fire

< Every

< Single

< Time

>video is an hour long

ffs, fam, you're not helping here

>dwells in detail on the holocaust

>repeatedly shows footage of "antifa" and /pol/ having a brawl

Well, now we know why you've lost half of the /pol/christian/ audience …

>What do you guys think?

Well researched and well-presented. Excellent work, frankly.

No, now that I've watched it all, astoundingly impressive.

But, no one here will watch it. It deserved better than this.

>"Why do bad things happen to good people?"

> "Well, that only happened once, and He volunteered."

RC Sproul was a genius of the quip. Insightful mind. He is too sadly missed.

>using Avengers 3 movie to demonstrate Godly perspective

Nice work. I noticed that, too, when I saw the film. Much pleased that he's picked-up on it.




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c05350  No.756404[Reply]

Or who is acting in the same manner in your opinion?

Try to elaborate

In the Orthodox

>old calendarists or the ones of the old calendar who are getting over-sensitive about it

It's like those guys religion is the calendar anymore. They can attack other Christians for the calendar

>Pastor Anderson and his cult

LARPs as saved by God, curses and damns people to hell like he's some kind of God's right hand

>/christian/

No comment

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c23af8  No.756505

>>756490

Where's the lie?


4bd2aa  No.756507

>>756505

>sola fide

Well, first off, he isn't saved.


b65bdb  No.756511

>>756505

he's a wolf, not a shepherd


c23af8  No.756522

>>756507

Isn't your whole dogma that you can't know you're saved?

>>756511

How?


e07750  No.756603

>>756404

>Wou would be the pharisees today?

Probably the Vatican




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f3267e  No.756477[Reply]

Exorcism boom: 'Mushrooming' demand to liberate from demonic forces…

From Cameroon to the United States, Catholics are seeking liberation from demonic forces

https://catholicherald.co.uk/magazine/driving-out-the-devil-whats-behind-the-exorcism-boom/

As of the past few decades, it is clear that Catholic clergy are witnessing a mushrooming demand for exorcisms. An astonishing number of people undergo deliverance from demonic forces every week, not only in the developing world but also in Britain and the United States. Pope Francis, who regularly speaks about the Devil, has told priests that they “should not hesitate” to call on exorcists if they hear confessions or see behaviour indicating satanic activity. Just a few months into his pioneering pontificate, Francis himself performed an informal exorcism on a man in a wheelchair in St Peter’s Square. The youngster had been brought by a Mexican priest who presented him as demon-possessed. The Pope intently laid two hands upon the man’s head, clearly concentrating on driving out the demons. The first Latin American Pope advocates exorcism as a potent weapon for doing battle against the Enemy and his legions. Like most of his fellow Latin Americans, Francis regards the Devil as a real figure who sows discord and destruction in the world.

Last April, the Vatican organised an exorcism workshop in Rome. More than 250 priests from 51 countries assembled to learn the latest techniques to exorcise demonic spirits. Alongside the usual spiritual paraphernalia of holy water, Bible and crucifix was a new addition: the mobile phone, in keeping with the global technological zeitgeist, for long-distance exorcisms. Exorcism is, of course, an ancient feature of the Catholic faith. It was an essential part of early Catholicism. Deliverance from demons fell within the purview of holy individuals, both living and dead, and had no particular formalities attached. In the Middle Ages, exorcisms altered, becoming more indirect. Frequently spiritual intermediaries such as salt, oil and water were used. Later, the holiness Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

82a105  No.756579

What even is demonic possession? The soul is inseparable from the body and the only one with any control over the soul at all is God. So how can demons affect us in any way at all?


5b05b9  No.756591

>>756579

Your mental capacities are not confound to your body/spirin. The Mind is a realm all of it's own similiar to the physical world. These are where demonic entities are found.


08fc38  No.756595

>>756579

>The soul is inseparable from the body

> the only one with any control over the soul at all is God.

How do you know?

Does the Bible affirm these statements?




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1a7e82  No.756187[Reply]

After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of The Hebrew Bible

For 24 years, literary scholar Robert Alter has been working on a new translation of the Hebrew Bible and — "this may shock some of your listeners," he warns — he's been working on it by hand.

"I'm very particular — I write on narrow-lined paper and I have a Cross mechanical pencil," he says.

The result is a three-volume set — a translation with commentary — that runs over 3,000 pages.

Working solo for so long on a project of this magnitude can take its toll, he says: "If you keep going verse by verse, looking at the commentary and wrestling with difficult words and so forth, you can get a little batty."

Alter says it was the "very high level of artistry" in the language of the Bible that drew him to the massive undertaking. "The existing English versions simply didn't do justice to the literary beauty of the Hebrew," he says.

As he worked, Alter found himself removing "Christological references" in the existing English translations.

"In trying to be faithful to the literary art of the Hebrew Bible I certainly edged it away from being merely a precursor to the New Testament — which is a different kind of writing all together," he says.

Take, for example, the word "soul" — you won't find it in Alter's translation.

"That's because the Hebrew word translated very often as 'soul' means something like 'life breath,' " Alter explains. "It's a very physical thing and there is no concept among the biblical writers in a split between body and soul. So I got rid of the soul."

He also changed the wording in Psalm 23 — "thou anointest my head with oil," is what you'll find in the King James translation. "But the Hebrew verb does not mean 'to anoint,' " Alter says. "The word that's actually used by the psalmist means 'to make luxuriant' — soPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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6302cd  No.756417

>>756396

>No one's going to read or use this translation.

I'm gonna have to disagree with you there. We live in a world where people read and use The Message.


a49306  No.756434

>>756414

A Jewish person translating Tanakh? GOSH!

Go away, /pol/. It's past your bedtime.


177295  No.756479

>>756434

this tbh fam


114c58  No.756498

>>756380

Of course the original text was composed in hebrew, but that doesn't make the Masoratic the original text. The Masoratic is a heavily edited bastardization of the original text and the Septuagint is the closest thing to the original that we have.


c3f5cb  No.756592

>>756434

A jew perverting the word of God is almost as predictable as some faggot getting in a huff over people pointing it out.




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7bfd3f  No.756516[Reply]

Weed is a sin.

If you are using marijuana you creating a negative impact on your spiritual life.

This is a drug. It is a drug that ruins your mind. Stop using it.

Sincerely, an ex-user.

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f85cab  No.756527

>>756526

Wine isn't impure. Christ and His apostles drank it before that.


7bfd3f  No.756529

>>756527

I'm not saying it's impure, but it makes us impure when we abuse it's substance we become impure by the action of over consumption.


e0ed21  No.756531

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>>756526

Even if it isn't used in an 'occult' or pagan sense, it is still an intoxicant.

>but what about the medical benefits?

Absolutely useful and ought to be utilized as a medicine more. CBD oil has helped lots of people and doesn't have the side effects the THC has.


a43bed  No.756542

>>756524

What are the effects of marijuana, and how does alcohol compare?


b4685a  No.756545

>>756542

Alcohol dulls the senses and heightens our passions.

Weed dulls our rationality and heightens our creativity beyond articulation, which becomes sinful delusion.




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511f52  No.756476[Reply]

Young adults dropping out of church in large numbers…

Large numbers of young adults who frequently attended Protestant worship services in high school are dropping out of church.

http://archive.today/2019.01.15-235133/https://eu.tennessean.com/story/news/religion/2019/01/15/lifeway-research-survey-says-young-adults-dropping-out-church/2550997002/

Two-thirds of young people say they stopped regularly going to church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, a new LifeWay Research survey shows. That means the church had a chance to share its message and the value of attending with this group, but it didn't stick, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. "That's a lot of folks saying, 'No, that's not for me' or 'It's not for me right now' at that young age," McConnell said. LifeWay Research released its student dropout survey on Tuesday. The Nashville-based entity interviewed 2,002 U.S. adults ages 23 to 30 who attended a Protestant church two times or more a month for at least a year in high school. The interviews were conducted from Sept. 15 to Oct. 13, 2017. LifeWay Research is a ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources, which is the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The high dropout did not surprise Pastor Chris Brooks, who leads the Kairos congregation at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn. The majority of those who attend Kairos' Tuesday night service are between the ages of 22 and 29. "There is a substantial amount of people in this age demographic who for whatever reason decided that the church is no longer integral to building their faith or their faith is no longer integral to them," Brooks said. He loves young adults. They are selfish, but also still trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do, Brooks said. It leads to lively and challenging discussions at church, which he welcomes. "It's identity and purpose, which are common themes throughout the Bible," Brooks said. "And, they're becoPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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561a2e  No.756534

>>756492

Not going to touch some of the FUBAR stuff like porn not being a sin, but you've happened onto a correct point (at least with regards to Catholicism) about foreign priests. There's a reason the Church was called upon to make disciples of all nations, so that they could preach to the people in a voice they knew. How can the church be the centre of communal life if the head of the local church is a foreign transplant who literally isn't part of the community? We used to have a local priest who everyone loved, but of course he was sent to Africa. So Africa gets our priests, while we get a succession of India's priests, in what world does that make any sense? There's no more sure way to kill attendance, save preaching full homo-acceptance judeo-christ.


a287ad  No.756535

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752326  No.756536

>>756517

>I wish I could be a pastor of a Protestent Church to guide boys into man but alas I'm becoming Catholic

Same here friend. I grew up Protestant, eventually saw through the propaganda aimed at the Catholic Church, went to my first Mass recently, and couldn't be happier with my decision. In regards to turning boys into men, you could always do that as a Catholic. Disillusioned young men today are longing for role models and tradition, which the Church provides.


489d58  No.756537

>>756536

>In regards to turning boys into men, you could always do that as a Catholic.

Wrap it up boys, we got em


6059bd  No.756544

>>756536

Yeah, true. But also I raise the pastoral role into my discourse because I would like to facilitate correct theology.

What denomination are you comming from? Presbyterian here, I was heavy into James White for a few months but he's the one that actually turned me into Catholicism in the end by virtue of his debates, and rancid attitude towards Catholics by his denoucement of their brotherhood in Christ.




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