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Re: A Fractured Community
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:02:59 pm »
Iíll get right down to it.  There are over 40,000 Christian denominations and that number grows every year.

Iíve attempted to shift doctrine, coerce individuals and centralize the focus on Jesus every since I was genuinely saved.

Love is the only equational answer that really matters.  I actually took the time to study up on the current persistent doctrine of the church of Satan and a suspicion Iíve always had was validated.

Two doctrines are exalted above all others there.  One doctrine demands that its adherents deny the existence of an actual Satan, while the other goes to lengths to explain that we should limit our Love as our ability to Love is limited.  The doctrine goes on to say Love is only genuine if a person hates, as well.

Now for a topic shift that goes hand in hand with that point.

The deepest fracture in Christianity comes from Christology.  Some say he was just a man.  Some say Heís God.  Some have complex belief systems that draw from lingual exegesis and systematic study of adoption.  Some say he was an Angel.

Hereís the thing, a spiritual fist fight breaks out over these differences.  The joke is always on us. 

Christians are told they will be known by their Love by Jesus Christ.  This is a pretty important point. 

Is ďTeachingĒ (doctrine) important?  Yes.  But, even teaching becomes useless when Hate enters the picture.  Iíll be sincere, I use words when I speak that would offend many people.  However, I have become growingly aware that my actions and words towards other people have enormous potential to build them up.  This is the core of minding our speech.  Iím certain that Satan aches to erase that God Simultaneously gave His life and Son to implore all to believe how deeply He Loves each of us.  (ALL Humanity)

Where there is discord, Iím growing to believe that the devils agenda is being satiated.   I donít have to be in agreement with someone to Love them.  On the flip side of the coin, when being perpetually cognizant of building others up, people that intentionally rip others apart stick out like a sore thumb.

What is my point?

My point is that I need to immerse myself into study about Godís mercy, Love and Compassion, then chase it with a refreshing study of how we are supposed to communicate with people that intentionally seek to bring discord, division and contention into atmospheres of Love and Unity in Christ.  I need to develop a debate style that is based on Love and Honesty that unflinchingly addresses the issues I addressed in the earlier part of this OP.

 Iíll close with a song I seriously enjoy.  The Lyrics are there if the type of music doesnít appeal to your particular taste.

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If anyone would like to assist me in building the ďLove StyleĒ debate stance, Iím all ears and hope for scripture and suggested ideas.

Personally, iíd Like to see Christians stop making every attempt they can to charge a brother and sister with heresy at the first sign of disagreement lol. Weíve all kinda become fluent at using scripture to shut down one belief while championing our own brand of faith. Iíve often wondered if the Bible was allowed to be understood the way it has, to actually encourage different types of thinkers in Christianity? Sometimes you need a guy to think outside of the box before you can solve a problem.
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