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He is just following the Rules for Radicals script. * RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.) * RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.) * RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)
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David211 Wrote: Oct 02, 2014 10:40 AM
Yes, Jesus brought both peace and a sword; division and unity. The thing that divides should be whether we embrace Christ or not. In the Jewish culture of Jesus' day, embracing Christ as the Messiah would bring division within a family. The same thing is happening today in families all over the world. When a Jew, Hindu or Muslim come to Christ, it brings division in the home and can even mean death for the person leaving their religion. I know several people who have gone down that painful road. Large group meetings on liberal college campuses are different than church worship services. When discussing a controversial issue in a large group, it can easily turn into a mob mentality where people stop thinking and react emotionally. Rather than being persuaded, they dig in deeper into their beliefs. Part of the reason for this is that a speech or a sermon is a one way conversation. The younger generation needs to be able to challenge and push back on ideas in order to embrace them. It is more of a Socratic approach.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:28 PM
I and II Corinthians were written to the church not to the unbeliever. What would be offensive about those books? II Corinthians 5 is a great passage on the privilege the Lord has given us to be involved in the ministry of reconciliation. That is what CCC is all about.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:21 PM
i agree. However, the gospel is very offensive to people. CCC doesn't water it down or sugar coat it. Telling post-modern, relativistic students who believe all roads lead to heaven, that Jesus is the only way to God is very offensive. CCC's goal is to not make the gospel more offensive than it already is. Let nonbelievers be turned off by the message of Christ not other issues that are important, but are secondary to a persons salvation.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:19 PM
You are obviously a deep thinker - eye roll. Calling people idiots and Pansy's takes no thought at all.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:14 PM
i agree. However, the gospel is very offensive to people. CCC doesn't water it down or sugar coat it. Telling post-modern, relativistic students who believe all roads lead to heaven, that Jesus is the only way to God is very offensive. CCC's goal is to not make the gospel more offensive than it already is. Let nonbelievers be turned off by the message of Christ not other issues that are important, but are secondary to a persons salvation.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:52 PM
That is a good point. I am not sure what the problem would have been without being in the crowd.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:32 PM
No, they wont dodge an honest question about abortion. Of course they would open the word to discuss abortion with a student who had honest questions. The most persuasive way to do that is privately where they can have an honest discussion. That is very different from sponsoring large group gatherings that tend to polarize the 2 sides.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:23 PM
Lover: What are you personally doing to effect the pro-life cause? I would argue that a person will become pro-life when their hearts are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and by the Word of God. The abolitionists were primarily people whose hearts were changed by Him and could not live with that injustice. Many people who helped Jews during the holocaust were followers of Christ (the Ten Boom's). Do you live near a college campus? If so, you could gather some students together and start a pro-life group to influence college students.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:12 PM
I agree whole heartedly with teaching the whole counsel of God. Jesus said to be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. A serpent learns the territory it is hunting in and knows where to catch prey. I was talking about addressing the issues after a person's heart has been changed. When a person had been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he or she begins to transform from the inside out as the person's heart is illuminated by the word of God and by His Spirit. A non-believer can have the biblical views on abortion and sexuality and still be separated from God. What is the goal? Is it to make pro-lifers or is it to make followers of Christ?
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