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Christians Would Rather be Friends Than Fighters

Big O7 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:17 AM
While your intentions are surely pure, I'm not sure that "reconciliation" between homosexuals and the Christian church should be our theme. Could you please explain where we reconcile on the issue of "choice" (killing unborn children), or redefining marriage (and ruining society as a result)? Certainly, our words and actions must be loving. But if they do not clearly state, "Go, and sin no more.", then they are destructive, NOT loving. The founders of our faith practiced love, but had courage we can only read about.
wmou Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:32 AM
You cannot expect non-believers to live by Jesus' teachings. To change their Hearts, we must engage them in dialogue, not fighting. If non-believers will not engage in civil discourse, we should leave them alone.
wmou Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 5:44 PM
Whichever side Jesus is on. Love, compassion and forgiveness.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:25 AM
I think Dr. Brown was referring to the reconciliation of mankind to God through Christ, not some kind of truce with perversion.
Dr. Brown Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:24 AM
Big 07, by reconciliation I mean winning people to the Lord. As for standing in courage -- but of course. That's a given.
James2517 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:26 AM
Big 07 - How does marriage equality ruin society?
wmou Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:34 AM
Marriage equality is not an issue. It is the govt giving a civil contract for some marriages and not for others that is the issue. The govt has no right to recognize or not recognize any marriage.
Big O7 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:56 AM
Troll elsewhere. This site is for adults. You've been outed.
Big O7 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 11:59 AM
Thanks, Doc, for the clarification. Still have bones to pick, but this helps. Blessings on you and yours.
t252 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:09 PM
you don't seem to understand. homosexuals have marriage equality, they can get married just like me.
t252 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:09 PM
you don't seem to understand. homosexuals have marriage equality, they can get married just like me.

Are conservative Christians fighters by nature who thrive on the front lines of the culture wars? While there may be some of us who tend to be more confrontational, a recent incident suggests to me that most of us who identify as followers of Jesus are drawn to compassion more than conflict and are given to building friendships more than engaging in fights.

Last week, one of the pastors of my home congregation was informed by the police that there would be a gay protest outside of our church service on Sunday morning. A local gay website carried this announcement: “We...