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Old 10-03-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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So make sure you tell your pastor you love and appreciate him. That's it. No other real point to this, not looking for a debate.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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So make sure you tell your pastor you love and appreciate him. That's it. No other real point to this, not looking for a debate.
No debating, but I had to inform a pastor that he was not my teacher. He asked, "Then, what am I?" I thought he was a friend and told him so, but that turned out not to be true. He was more interested in his own status and how he appeared to others. He was also the one who brought my daughter who I call "Army Girl" to tears as she stood her ground against him, the youth pastor and several parents when she was a teenager.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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I no longer go to church, so I'll just have to appreciate the pastor within (Holy Spirit). Sure beats listening to any human! Plus, it's something I can do year 'round, instead of just one month out of the year.

I think I'll pour some wine to celebrate October though, and getting into fall/autumn.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:28 PM
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So make sure you tell your pastor you love and appreciate him. That's it. No other real point to this, not looking for a debate.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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So make sure you tell your pastor you love and appreciate him. That's it. No other real point to this, not looking for a debate.
Good idea. I will.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:30 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Puts me in mind of our dear, departed, self-proclaimed pastor Vizio. I hope wherever he ended up, he had a soft landing.


As an animist, I have no pastor in my life. But I did serve with several Catholic priests whom I admired and respected during my altar boy days.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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No debating, but I had to inform a pastor that he was not my teacher. He asked, "Then, what am I?" I thought he was a friend and told him so, but that turned out not to be true. He was more interested in his own status and how he appeared to others. He was also the one who brought my daughter who I call "Army Girl" to tears as she stood her ground against him, the youth pastor and several parents when she was a teenager.
Your post is Completely off-topic. But I'd suggest you do find a pastor that can teach you.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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I no longer go to church, so I'll just have to appreciate the pastor within (Holy Spirit). Sure beats listening to any human! Plus, it's something I can do year 'round, instead of just one month out of the year.

I think I'll pour some wine to celebrate October though, and getting into fall/autumn.
I'm sorry for you. If you refuse to fellowship with other Christians and sit under the teaching of a godly man you are just missing so much. I am saddened that one would either not be able to find a good church, or simply doesn't see the value in it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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I'm sorry for you. If you refuse to fellowship with other Christians and sit under the teaching of a godly man you are just missing so much. I am saddened that one would either not be able to find a good church, or simply doesn't see the value in it.
Thanks for the judgement there Brother. I never said anything about refusing "fellowship with other Christians", so that's assumption and a jumping-to-conclusions on your part.

But back to reality, I do meet with other believers, in a wonderfully loose setting. It's free of the pomp and ritual, and nicely models the good ol' days of fellowship and worship like in Jesus' time, and in the Gospels. Best change I've made in years.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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Thanks for the judgement there Brother. I never said anything about refusing "fellowship with other Christians", so that's assumption and a jumping-to-conclusions on your part.

But back to reality, I do meet with other believers, in a wonderfully loose setting. It's free of the pomp and ritual, and nicely models the good ol' days of fellowship and worship like in Jesus' time, and in the Gospels. Best change I've made in years.
I'm sorry. I didn't mean to judge. You said you don't go to church. That's a major part of church -- is to fellowship and get spiritual teaching. That's the role of a pastor -- to shepherd the flock. I assumed you didn't have that based on what you said.

If you don't have a godly shepherd/pastor, I do feel sorry for you. You really are missing out.
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