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The 'New Normal' Christianity?

jturning Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 12:58 PM
Because we take the Bible at its word. It claims to be the inspired word of God. The Bible conveys the precepts of God as well as the fact that He made this creation and its natural order. From the beginning they were made male and female, and the two would leave their parents and be joined in marriage becoming one flesh. And the consequences of sin is death, and we can observe the precepts of God play out in the lives of those that sin around us and violate God's precepts. And perhaps the greatest proof of the Bible is the changed lives of those that believe, as the Bible says those that believe and follow will become new creatures as God conforms them to His likeness and removes their wilful sin as they renew their minds with God's wisdom
Michael182 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:37 PM
There are some things that require work to understand in the Bible (it is a journey). However, there are many things that are fairly plain The 10 Commandments come to mind, not too difficult to understand.
The Bible states that there was one author, that we God and that the men that wrote it were inspired by God to write what they wrote.
So you now agree that sin (stealing for example) is in the nature of man as the Bible says?
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 1:16 PM
We all can probably agree on how the bible READS. But one of the reasons for the diversity in Christianity is that we cannot agree on what the bible MEANS. Even if the bible does accurately convey the precepts of God perfectly, those precepts weren't written in English. They weren't written at the same time either or by the same author. So why would we assume that our interpretation is correct? Or that we know what Jesus taught? Or that we understand what is a sin in the eyes of God? I think those assumptions are dangerous for Christians and non-Christians alike. Therefore, questioning our assumptions is very important.
NBC's sitcom "The New Normal" isn't just trying to remake society for the Gay Left. It's trying to remake Christianity, which is to say, destroy it. For its October 22 episode, "The Godparent Trap," NBC ran promos with the gay character Brian in the confessional, and the priest sneering, "If you're not going to take this seriously, I'm going to go back to playing Angry Birds."

As the plot unfolds, we're told Brian was raised Catholic, and as he sits in a pew and looks around at religious pictures, he cracks gay jokes in his mind. He sees the Apostles:...