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Old 10-19-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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A sampling from some giants among men:

"I ask that men make no reference to my name, and call themselves not Lutherans, but Christians. What is Luther?, my doctrine, I am sure, is not mine, nor have I been crucified for any one. St. Paul, in I Corinthians 1, would not allow Christians to call themselves Pauline or Petrene, but Christian. How then should I, poor, foul carcass that I am, come to have men give to the children of Christ a name derived from my worthless name? No, no, my dear friends: let us abolish all party names, and call ourselves Christians after Him whose doctrine we have." -Martin Luther (A Compendia of Luther's Theology, pg. 135, The Westminster Press, 1943.)

"Would to God that all party names, and unscriptural phrases and forms which have divided the Christian world, were forgot…that the very name (Methodist, dm) might never be mentioned more, but be buried in eternal oblivion." -John Wesley (Universal Knowledge, Vol. 9, pg. 540.)

"I look forward with pleasure to the day when there will not be a Baptist living! I hope that the Baptist name will soon perish, but let Christ's name last forever." -Charles Spurgeon (Spurgeon Memorial Library, Vol. 1, pg. 168.)
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Oviedo
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Agreed. Christians should be one in Christ. The division in the Body is as bad as the division of races within politics. We are all simply humans, not breeds of humans. As Christians, we should simply be Christians!

Philippians 2:2 "Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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I reject all doctrine of man.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Agreed. Christians should be one in Christ. The division in the Body is as bad as the division of races within politics. We are all simply humans, not breeds of humans. As Christians, we should simply be Christians!
Oh, if it were only that easy.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Somerset, Kentucky
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A sampling from some giants among men:

"I ask that men make no reference to my name, and call themselves not Lutherans, but Christians. What is Luther?, my doctrine, I am sure, is not mine, nor have I been crucified for any one. St. Paul, in I Corinthians 1, would not allow Christians to call themselves Pauline or Petrene, but Christian. How then should I, poor, foul carcass that I am, come to have men give to the children of Christ a name derived from my worthless name? No, no, my dear friends: let us abolish all party names, and call ourselves Christians after Him whose doctrine we have." -Martin Luther (A Compendia of Luther's Theology, pg. 135, The Westminster Press, 1943.)

"Would to God that all party names, and unscriptural phrases and forms which have divided the Christian world, were forgot…that the very name (Methodist, dm) might never be mentioned more, but be buried in eternal oblivion." -John Wesley (Universal Knowledge, Vol. 9, pg. 540.)

"I look forward with pleasure to the day when there will not be a Baptist living! I hope that the Baptist name will soon perish, but let Christ's name last forever." -Charles Spurgeon (Spurgeon Memorial Library, Vol. 1, pg. 168.)
Now we're talking of a one world religion the way things are supposed to be. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could interpret the Bible and agree on it's simplicity.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Now we're talking of a one world religion the way things are supposed to be. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could interpret the Bible and agree on it's simplicity.
I'd settle for us just behaving civilly when we have different interpretations of doctrine. To me, we'd be miles ahead of where we are right now if Person A could say, "I'm a Christian," without Person B saying, "No, you're not."
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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Now we're talking of a one world religion the way things are supposed to be. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could interpret the Bible and agree on it's simplicity.
The bible can be interpreted in many different ways. This more evident in churches where people are encouraged to do their own interpretations.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What is a Christian? Is it what we see on TV, is it the Mormons and Witnesseses, it is the preachers that seem more political than intrested in Christ? Everyone wants to put others in a box. We even try to put God in a box. If you are an _____, then you believe this or that. A baptist must believe this, a catholic that, a Mormon this, etc.
Humans must find like minded folks, and then shun others. If it is not separated by skin color, then it is political, or state, neighborhood, etc. we will not have that unity until we can at least come to an agreement on what a living God will and will not do.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Mormons, Episcopalians, JWs, and all Protestants are Christians.
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