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The theologically progressive UM-Forward submitted a proposal known as the New Expressions Worldwide Plan, which if implemented would create four different Methodist denominations: a “Traditionalist Methodist Church,” a “Moderate Methodist Church,” a “Progressive Methodist Church,” and a “Liberation Methodist Church.”
I plan to gather more examples. But, one that really stands out to me:
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ taught us to love our enemies. I listened to a sermon by David Guzik, and if he's correct, this love goes beyond emotion (e.g. care for their soul) and extends to even assisting (though not assisting in evil acts) not just personal enemies, but enemies of society. So, for example, we might assist a serial killer in his walk through life.
This seems very contrary to the Old Testament, which has imprecatory psalms and in which Ecclesiastes tells us that there's a time for hate.
I'm curious about this specifically, but I'm also curious generally: why does the NT seem so different from the OT, at least when it comes to ethics?
I am curious and I didn't know where to put this at within the mass of forums here.
Do all liturgical type churches read from the apocrypha/deuterocanonical books?
Having read a Catholic bible all these years, I am kinda overwhelmed by all the different versions of the bible. I have read a little from the NIV, I believe it is the 1984 version (was a while ago and can no longer find any copies of it), as well as a NKJV and the NRSV. I don't particularly have a favorite though and only one of those comes with any of the Apocryphal books.
I guess what I am trying to figure out is, if I am joining a liturgical church, do they put much emphasis on the apocrypha/deuterocanonical books or is reading a sixty-six book bible alright as well?...
Not that far away from a requirement!
Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
"The only logical option" may be too strong a statement -- how about "the best logical option given all the texts".
some Christians say: "I find it very difficult to believe those who say they take all of the creation account in Genesis literally."
We know that in Genesis 1, God separates light from darkness. God calls one Day and the other Night. This is the 1st day of the 7 day creation week we find in Genesis 1-2:3 and summarized in legal code in Ex 20:11.
But some will complain that the luminaries of the sky (Sun, moon) have yet to be created at that point -- not created on day 1 so then the question is "How could God possibly know how to have a source of light other than the fusion reactions on...
Indigenous 1. Occurring or living naturally in a particular area or environment; native. 2. Intrinsic; innate.
Native 1. Existing in or belonging to one by nature; innate 2. Being such by birth or origin 3. Being one’s own because of the place or circumstances of one’s birth: our native land.
Native Americans are widely considered to be the tribes that were present before Columbus set foot on America. However based on the definition of “native” any person born in America could be considered a native.
Columbus could be considered the person who made it possible for immigration to America, due to his discovery of America. Once these immigrants from Europe took hold many atrocities took place.
Currently there is much debate about USA’s...