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Old 04-01-2016, 12:38 PM
 
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Seems not every sin is to be avoided. In fact here are NINE that the evangelical church not only ignores, but will pretty must ENCOURAGE and USE to control the masses:


1.) FEAR

The phrases “do not fear” and “do not be afraid” appear 365 times in the Bible. Ironic? I think not. And here’s what I think the church misses about fear. Let me pose this as a question. What is the opposite of fear? Courage? Bravery? William Wallace?

2.) APATHY

Apathy’s best friends are passivity and entitlement. Together, they’re a vicious threesome.

3.) GLUTTONY

Gluttony is primarily about the heart. It’s a craving for excess. Gluttony says, “Those voids God is supposed to fill…don’t worry about that. I will fill them.” Gluttony happens when you lose your awe of God. You see, as long as your eyes are fixed on Jesus, your heart’s desire is for him.

4.) WORRY

He was serious. You see, worrying is symptomatic of a larger issue…lack of faith. And for followers of Jesus whose primary mission is to show the glory and nature of God to the world, worrying is a problem.

5.) FLATTERY

If your identity is tied to man’s praise, you’ll be eternally discontent. People are fickle. They’re here today and gone tomorrow. They’re for you one day, against you the next. They love you when you agree with them, dislike you when you don’t.

6.) COMFORT

Christians must be extremely intentional with their thoughts and actions to avoid comfort. If not, you become resistant to change. You start making secondary issues primary. You begin to see the mission as catering to insiders rather than reaching outsiders.

7.) CONSUMERISM

The essence of this sin is a false understanding of God, that God is a taker. But nothing could be further from the truth. God is a giver. He’s the Giver. And, as a man or woman created in his image, you should be a giver.

8.) PATRIOTISM

When your allegiance is torn between your country and your God, American ideals begin to shape your faith more than God. And you transpose American values onto God, believing God would be an American and think like an American.

9.) LYING

If gluttony is the elephant in the room everyone sees, but no one talks about, lying is the elephant in the room no one sees. Lying is so socially acceptable, even in Christian circles, that it often goes undetected. We’re desensitized to it.


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Old 04-01-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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O.K. I can agree with you - but then I have been saying all along that conservative Evangelicals HATE the words of Jesus Christ.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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O.K. I can agree with you - but then I have been saying all along that conservative Evangelicals HATE the words of Jesus Christ.
Obviously...
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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Seems not every sin is to be avoided. In fact here are NINE that the evangelical church not only ignores, but will pretty must ENCOURAGE and USE to control the masses:


1.) FEAR

The phrases “do not fear” and “do not be afraid” appear 365 times in the Bible. Ironic? I think not. And here’s what I think the church misses about fear. Let me pose this as a question. What is the opposite of fear? Courage? Bravery? William Wallace?

2.) APATHY

Apathy’s best friends are passivity and entitlement. Together, they’re a vicious threesome.

3.) GLUTTONY

Gluttony is primarily about the heart. It’s a craving for excess. Gluttony says, “Those voids God is supposed to fill…don’t worry about that. I will fill them.” Gluttony happens when you lose your awe of God. You see, as long as your eyes are fixed on Jesus, your heart’s desire is for him.

4.) WORRY

He was serious. You see, worrying is symptomatic of a larger issue…lack of faith. And for followers of Jesus whose primary mission is to show the glory and nature of God to the world, worrying is a problem.

5.) FLATTERY

If your identity is tied to man’s praise, you’ll be eternally discontent. People are fickle. They’re here today and gone tomorrow. They’re for you one day, against you the next. They love you when you agree with them, dislike you when you don’t.

6.) COMFORT

Christians must be extremely intentional with their thoughts and actions to avoid comfort. If not, you become resistant to change. You start making secondary issues primary. You begin to see the mission as catering to insiders rather than reaching outsiders.

7.) CONSUMERISM

The essence of this sin is a false understanding of God, that God is a taker. But nothing could be further from the truth. God is a giver. He’s the Giver. And, as a man or woman created in his image, you should be a giver.

8.) PATRIOTISM

When your allegiance is torn between your country and your God, American ideals begin to shape your faith more than God. And you transpose American values onto God, believing God would be an American and think like an American.

9.) LYING

If gluttony is the elephant in the room everyone sees, but no one talks about, lying is the elephant in the room no one sees. Lying is so socially acceptable, even in Christian circles, that it often goes undetected. We’re desensitized to it.


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This is the biblical definition of sin, not some website from a clueless person who has no idea what sin is defined as. Every single thing in the bible isnt defines as sin.

1 John 3:4 (KJV) 4 Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.


Go to the OT and see what the sins are defined as, and you will see the person in that artcile doesnt have a clue.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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O.K. I can agree with you - but then I have been saying all along that conservative Evangelicals HATE the words of Jesus Christ.

That is because--they do not know the words of Jesus-- I attended a few different trinity religions in my day--not one taught what Jesus taught--they teach the schools of men dogmas. That is the reason they are so confused and have been mislead into becoming a divided house( 32,997 trinity based religions) that will not stand-Mark 3:24-26--They fail at this mark of the one true religion-1Cor 1:10-- unity of thought-no division.
Jesus is with the 1Cor 1:10 religion on earth--he is not with the Mark 3:24-26 religions.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Seems not every sin is to be avoided. In fact here are NINE that the evangelical church not only ignores, but will pretty must ENCOURAGE and USE to control the masses:


1.) FEAR

The phrases “do not fear” and “do not be afraid” appear 365 times in the Bible. Ironic? I think not. And here’s what I think the church misses about fear. Let me pose this as a question. What is the opposite of fear? Courage? Bravery? William Wallace?

2.) APATHY

Apathy’s best friends are passivity and entitlement. Together, they’re a vicious threesome.

3.) GLUTTONY

Gluttony is primarily about the heart. It’s a craving for excess. Gluttony says, “Those voids God is supposed to fill…don’t worry about that. I will fill them.” Gluttony happens when you lose your awe of God. You see, as long as your eyes are fixed on Jesus, your heart’s desire is for him.

4.) WORRY

He was serious. You see, worrying is symptomatic of a larger issue…lack of faith. And for followers of Jesus whose primary mission is to show the glory and nature of God to the world, worrying is a problem.

5.) FLATTERY

If your identity is tied to man’s praise, you’ll be eternally discontent. People are fickle. They’re here today and gone tomorrow. They’re for you one day, against you the next. They love you when you agree with them, dislike you when you don’t.

6.) COMFORT

Christians must be extremely intentional with their thoughts and actions to avoid comfort. If not, you become resistant to change. You start making secondary issues primary. You begin to see the mission as catering to insiders rather than reaching outsiders.

7.) CONSUMERISM

The essence of this sin is a false understanding of God, that God is a taker. But nothing could be further from the truth. God is a giver. He’s the Giver. And, as a man or woman created in his image, you should be a giver.

8.) PATRIOTISM

When your allegiance is torn between your country and your God, American ideals begin to shape your faith more than God. And you transpose American values onto God, believing God would be an American and think like an American.

9.) LYING

If gluttony is the elephant in the room everyone sees, but no one talks about, lying is the elephant in the room no one sees. Lying is so socially acceptable, even in Christian circles, that it often goes undetected. We’re desensitized to it.


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You're absolutely correct. Those are sins that are ignored, and it is to our shame.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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Patriotism is not a sin. Nor does being patriotic necessarily mean that your allegiance has to be torn between your country and God.
Patriotism: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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Patriotism is not a sin. Nor does being patriotic necessarily mean that your allegiance has to be torn between your country and God.
Patriotism: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.
I would suggest that if one puts country before God, it could be sinful.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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I would suggest that if one puts country before God, it could be sinful.
''IF.'' I did include the word ''necessarily'' in my statement. Anything that you put before God is sinful.

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Old 04-01-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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You're absolutely correct. Those are sins that are ignored, and it is to our shame.
The real shame is so many institutions not only turn a blind-eye (for sake of attendance and contribution) but also to maintain influence over the flock.

Not that these are LIFE or DEATH sins, but they have been used to justify a host of behaviors that are detrimental to our neighbors as well as community at large.
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