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Old 10-21-2009, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by aiangel_writer View Post
I have found, it is best to know the subject one wishes to advise another to either embrace or avoid. To base a stance on something from another's perspective can lead to problems down the road.

Two people can read the same passage and come away with different interpretations. Whenever I feel compelled to advise people on something, I make darn sure I know first hand the content having studied it and researched it personally before advising.

A little perseverance and patience will go a long way towards getting a reputation of being reliable.

BTW, I read the Shack. Took it as a work of fiction and read it in that light, loved the book and it gave me food for thought and a desire to pick up my Bible. The Word tells us to test things against the Bible and we shall know the truth....HOw much more simple can that statement be?

I am assuming, as you didn't like the Shack that you also did not like the Left Behind series. Same scenario. I loved the series and the movies, but, tested them against the Word/Bible for the truth.

Fiction can be written in a Christian prospective, and I would rather read Christian fiction than most of the trash written today.
I agree do your homework, Pray and ask God to discern his word to you as the truth as he is. Ask him to give you wisdom.
I own a Christian Book Store, allot of folks are looking for better reading. There tired of all the sex and language in books.
Look at all the books written about the Amish and Mennonites. There not all of God. It is up to us to know the Bible - not just believe everything that is said,Preached,books and movies. The only perfect one was Jesus. Wether you believe in him or not, well that is up to you. But our job as Christians is
to love one another and John 3:16.

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Old 10-21-2009, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ChristyGrl View Post
R U Frakkin kidding me? I hear echos of the Church of Rome coming out of your mouth Mike. That is a blasphemous falacy...we can and should learn directly from God and anyone who espouses that they know more than God or can teach me better than God Himself...I'd run and run as far away as I could. You're beginning to scare me Mike...it's almost cultish some of the things you say.
The church of Rome did not write Ephesians 4:11-16. It is a part of the word of God. If in this post Christian era when most people have turned away from God, you feel free to pick and choose from the word of God what ever feels right to you and then toss the rest of it away, well there you go! Boo!!!
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