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What will Kerry Do About Christian Persecution in China?

pinenee Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:31 PM
The word is defunct, definition dead. Mr. Blackwell are you the leader of Christianity? Do you set the mission, appoint the messengers, and set the message? Mr Blackwell are you the person to report abuses of the message and messenger? Mr. Blackwell, Christianity as a power, influence, and authority is dead. Mr. Blackwell can Christianity without leadership, important contributions, and consequential participation be of use?
tibby2 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:15 AM
There is a leader for Christians. You apparently do not know who that is.
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 10:42 PM
Interestingly enough, after volunteering to help uninsured, after Hurricane Sandy, with Samaritan's Purse, and working with these Christians and the victims of the Storm, I have an entirely opposite view of Christianity and Christians, and the reality and power of the Faith.
Actually, money, but not enough, might come from the Feds, but we did, by free will, and without confiscation, a job that would have eaten up quite a bit of the money these people may or may not receive. No doubt someone would object that we blocked a street in a prayer circle with the victim, and the mail truck could not get through. The mailman jumped out, joined the circle, and then drove on delivering mail to the destroyed neighborhood. That is Christianity to me.
tibby2 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:17 AM
Charity is not a collective virtue, only an individual one. Collectivists cannot be charitable with other people's money.

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