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Old 10-09-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I know Christians like to debate about homosexuality being a sin, they like to belittle and pester, but how come those Christians do not pray and pester those that are gluttons or those that live the glutton lifestyle. Over half of the United States is overweight and some are more so, they are considered obese.

Homosexuality is about only 3% of the nation and some of those people want to have loving and caring relationships.

Obesity and glutton type behaviors are rampant in the United States. It isn't only food that people are stuffing down their throats but people are using debt as a way to "have everything they want".
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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I know Christians like to debate about homosexuality being a sin, they like to belittle and pester, but how come those Christians do not pray and pester those that are gluttons or live the glutton lifestyle. Over half of the United States is overweight and some are more so, they are considered obese.

Homosexuality is about only 3% of the nation and some of those people want to have loving and caring relationships.

Obesity and glutton type behaviors are rampant in the United States. It isn't only food that people are stuffing down their throats but people are using debt as a way to "have everything they want".
Probably because we dont have a whole lot of Gluttons starting threads trying to coerce us into arguing with them!
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Many do. There are many folks who claim to be christians that cannot keep their opinions to themselves and have little to do but proclaim everyone else's sins to the world.

My feeling is that a more true christian will not hound anyone for their sin, but will try to help them through their sin into a more sinfree lifestyle. It might be that it is easier to quietly help a glutton than to "convert" a homosexual so there is more visible effort to shame the person when other attempts fail. Most christians I know do not fall into the category you refer to in this post that debate sexuality and publically decry this sin.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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Artsy, pointing out others sin does not diminish our own, until we remove the plank from our own eye first, and try to give the same grace to others that the Lord gives us, we might come out of denial and into humility.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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All weaknesses and sins should be open for exhortation, after all
Hebrews ch. 10 says that is the purpose of gathering together.

Hbr 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.


Hbr 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised


Hbr 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

Hbr 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.


Hbr 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Did you catch the last part.... pretty serious stuff...

godspeed,

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Old 10-09-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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I know Christians like to debate about homosexuality being a sin, they like to belittle and pester, but how come those Christians do not pray and pester those that are gluttons or those that live the glutton lifestyle. Over half of the United States is overweight and some are more so, they are considered obese.

Homosexuality is about only 3% of the nation and some of those people want to have loving and caring relationships.

Obesity and glutton type behaviors are rampant in the United States. It isn't only food that people are stuffing down their throats but people are using debt as a way to "have everything they want".
They don't want to look at overeating as a sin. That's acceptable by so many. I think it's because some sins to them are much greater than others. Our body is the temple of Chirst, yet it's ok for some to overfill it w/ a potluck dinner or a dozen doughnuts. It's sin if any wine or alcohol consumption is added. Overeating is many Christians only high.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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They don't want to look at overeating as a sin. That's acceptable by so many. I think it's because some sins to them are much greater than others. Our body is the temple of Chirst, yet it's ok for some to overfill it w/ a potluck dinner or a dozen doughnuts. It's sin if any wine or alcohol consumption is added. Overeating is many Christians only high.
I'm part of they and i see it as a sin... the church i attend preaches about gluttony and its roots, and i do speak publicly about it. It is a sin, it is also not healthy.

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Old 10-09-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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good posts
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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Sexual sin is a sin against the other person, yourself, and God
where as gluttony is a sin against yourself and God, not involving harm to another unless you make a mean triple chocolate cake...c"mon its only one bite

of course I may be wrong too!
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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I know Christians like to debate about homosexuality being a sin, they like to belittle and pester, but how come those Christians do not pray and pester those that are gluttons or those that live the glutton lifestyle. Over half of the United States is overweight and some are more so, they are considered obese.

Homosexuality is about only 3% of the nation and some of those people want to have loving and caring relationships.

Obesity and glutton type behaviors are rampant in the United States. It isn't only food that people are stuffing down their throats but people are using debt as a way to "have everything they want".
Personally, I don't like to debate about anything. And I certainly hope I don't belittle or pester. But I certainly do pray for anyone who succumbs to temptation to the extent that anything, including food, begins to distract them from service to God.
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