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New Christian Polygamy group on Facebook

I made a great connection over the weekend with a fellow believer in the Lord who was interested in the ministry of Biblical Families. This brother is based in Lagos, Nigeria, and has a Facebook ministry to those in or interested in Christian plural marriage in his part of the world. Here is the link for you to check it out:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001146259659

Koinonia and Maranatha!!

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Biblical Marriage . . .

. . . We were having a conversation at home fellowship last night about a new approach to identification when it came to beliefs regarding plural marriage. We were wondering if maybe a better definition would be "Biblical Marriage".

-the phrases "christian polygamy","christian polygyny", "Bible polygamy/polygyny" and even "christian plural marriage" come pre-loaded with negatives built in to the phrasology. In other words, when people see or hear these phrases, the first response is often negative. The phrase "Biblical Marriage" does not.
-"Biblical Marriage" is a better phrase than "covenant marriage", because the first implies the second. Also, "covenant marriage" is used by a number of ministries and modern churches as a definition for "christian marriage", as opposed to secular marriage.
-"Biblical Marriage" is a better definition than "Christian Marriage", because even the latter has an implied definition of traditional monogamy-only.
-"Biblical Marriage" is a better term than "traditional marriage", as that phrase has political baggage associated with it, and also implies monogamy-only.
-"Biblical Marriage" as a doctrine covers the entire definition of marriage in its accepted Biblical norms of celibacy, monogamy and polygyny.
-"Biblical Marriage" as a definition sets itself in opposition to unbiblical ideas such as polyandry, polyamory, and homosexual unions.
-"Biblical Marriage" by definition clearly marks itself as decidedly different in doctrine, function and purpose of marriage as presented by various branches of Mormonism and other groups.
-"Biblical Marriage" fits in wonderfully with the idea, concept and terminology of "Biblical Families".

By using the term "Biblical Marriage" in conversation and in writing, it forces the receiver to ask "Just what is mea…

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Christian Martyrdom

The dictionary defines a martyr as “a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.” Interestingly enough, the English word “martyr” is really a word transliterated from the original Greek martur, which simply means “witness.” The reason why this word became synonymous with dying for one’s religious beliefs is because the early Christian witnesses were often persecuted and/or killed for their witness.

As evidence of this, consider the story of the first Christian martyr, Stephen, recorded in Acts 6:8–7:53. After being anointed as one of the first deacons in the church, Stephen immediately began doing mighty works among the people. As is usually the case when the Holy Spirit is mightily at work and the gospel is going forth, the forces of darkness arise to hinder the work of the kingdom. In this case, several men came to dispute what Stephen was saying, but Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, was able to refute their criticisms. Rather than accept what Stephen was teaching, these men brought false charges against him to the Jewish leaders (Acts 6:11-14). Most of Acts 7 consists of Stephen’s speech to the Jewish leaders in which he essentially summarized the history of Israel up to their rejection of their Messiah.

At the end of the speech, Stephen utters these words, which seal his fate: “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it” (Acts 7:51-53).

Now, there was nothing untrue in Stephen’s words. The Jewish leaders were indeed responsible for turning Jesus over to the Romans for execution. Despite His miracles and authoritative teaching, the hardness of the Jewish leaders’ hearts kept them from seeing the truth about Jesus. The J…

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Christian motivation…

Just thinking out loud…

For years I have seen this debate and always without fail framed as a defense.

Is there a way to "put the ball in their court"? …and Perhaps put the MOP on the defensive?

Is there a way to lead with the needs of widows and single women, followed by the obligation of the church?
Perhaps then followed by a discussion of the purposes of marriage.

Why do churches not supply for widows?
Why do men not visit widows and orphans in their affliction? (that sounds like a church ministry)
Why do churches not supply husbands and fathers when they could?

Jas 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

This is a powerful scripture…no wonder churches shy away from the term "religion".

Anywho, I appologize for the stream of consciousness style, but somethings coming into focus. I was thinking some of you might be able to help me nail it down.

God Bless,

Robert

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A matter of Law

In speaking about matters of doctrine in which things themselves have no intrinsic evil, but rather that they can be used or misused, one of my favorite Christian teachers published an article that I found very interesting. One paragraph in particular stood out in that it pointed out that numerous religions have elevated their perceptions of things as evil and therefore justified constituting a law prohibiting such things. The examples were given of groups that prohibit dancing, makeup, and the like. He pointed out what the Apostle Paul taught about eating meat that was sacrificed to idols. The meat in itself is not either good or bad, but that it had been sacrificed to an idol and then sold in the market bothered some and they felt it was wrong to eat it while others feasted on it without concern. It dawned on me that the same thing had happened to marriage, monogamy has been elevated to the status of law where indeed there is no law. It is startling to me that the obvious lack of such a law and the numerous examples in the scriptures of polygyny have somehow been overlooked by the churches, and the truth has been replaced by law which contradicts what is clearly evident in scripture. It dawned on me how what was written in the article actually applied to us and the understanding we have been given. Here is the paragraph I am talking about:

“At the same time, when these adiaphorous matters are elevated into the status of law, and people become convinced that God requires them to follow a certain path, the Bible gives instruction on how we are to be sensitive to them. It is not a matter of Christian liberty to bash or to ridicule those who have these scruples. We are called to be sensitive to them. We are not to offend unnecessarily those referred to in the Bible as weaker brothers. On the other hand, sensitivity to the weaker brother stops at the point where he elevates his sensitivity to become the law or defining rule of Christian behavior.”

Is it just me or d…

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