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Religion vs.Christianity

Religion is man’s path to God.
Christianity is God’s path to man.

Think about this this weekend, as you prepare for your Sabbath date with God. (Please! Not starting the debate as to what, when, how long. Just acknowledge that this weekend you want and look forward to some special time of SOME sort with Him.)

Isn’t it beautiful? God is courting us?

We’re not buying our way out of this world into paradise via our obedience, fasting, offerings, worship, service, blah blah blah. If we were, that would be our way to Him, and would make us no different than moslems, buddhists, hindus, etc.

Instead, when we do those good things we’re just responding to the Master Lover, the Originator of Courtship. And we get to spend special time with Him this weekend!

Goosebump time!

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Did they give them a theology exam before getting married?

Do not be unequally yoked comes to mind…etc…etc…you know the arguments for and against…pros and cons…

I think a lot of people marry outside of their religion, but do so out of ignorance at a young age. When I first married in my 20s I considered myself a Christian yet had no clue what it meant to be one. Had I married a woman outside of my religion with firm beliefs in her religion it is likely that she would have swayed me into her religion. In any case if an individual that "knows better" chooses to do it anyway they had better be prepared for issues that they otherwise wouldn’t have to deal with. I would recommend that if an individual wanted to marry someone that didn’t have the same or very similar religious beliefs that it should be discussed considerably before making any permanent plans.

1 Corinthians 6:12 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be enslaved by anything.

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Should a religion really grant parents that much control?

In the Baha’i religion all 4 parents (man and woman’s) have to agree to the marriage for it to be allowed (unless one is dead, etc.)

This holds true even if the parents are not Baha’i

I have heard true stories where 1 of the parents was a racist so he would not let them get married on the basis of skin color.

There are numerous dilemmas with this way of doing things.

I think if the parents are racist they might not be fit to advise who their children marry.

Do you think that sometimes people should disregard their parents control over who they marry and possibly think about changing religions if the religion allows the parents racism to control their marriage partner?

By the way, I do not endorse the Baha’i religion. I have known people who are Baha’i for several years and a lot of the stuff in this video lines up with what they told me and had in literature they showed me on multiple occasions. I am not trying to put random unsubstantiated slanderous accusations about the Baha’i, but they simply talk about a lot of worldwide things being part of God’s plan if you listed to them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnske4UYJgo

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What Are The Dangers of Post-Modernism?

Simply put, Postmodernism is a philosophy that affirms no objective or absolute truth, especially in matters of religion and spirituality. When confronted with a truth claim regarding the reality of God and religious practice, Postmodernism’s viewpoint is exemplified in the statement “that may be true for you, but not for me.” While such a response may be completely appropriate when discussing favorite foods or preferences toward art, such a mindset is dangerous when it is applied to reality because it confuses matters of taste and opinion with truth.

The term “Postmodernism” literally means “after Modernism” and is used to philosophically describe the current era which came after the age of Modernism. Postmodernism is a reaction (or perhaps more appropriately, a disillusioned response) to Modernism’s failed promise of using human reason alone to better mankind and make the world a better place. Because one of Modernism’s beliefs was that absolutes did indeed exist, Postmodernism seeks to “correct” things by first eliminating absolute truth and making everything (including the empirical sciences and religion) relative to an individual’s beliefs and desires.

The dangers of Postmodernism can be viewed as a downward spiral that begin with the rejection of absolute truth, which then leads to a loss of distinctions in matters of religion and faith, and finally culminates in a philosophy of religious pluralism that says no faith or religion is objectively true and therefore no one can claim his or her religion is true and another is false.

Dangers of Postmodernism – #1 – Relative Truth

Postmodernism’s stance of relative truth is the outworking of many generations of philosophical thought. From Augustine to the Reformation, the intellectual aspects of Western civilization and the concept of truth were dominated by theologians. But, beginning with the Renaissance periods of the 14th – 17th centuries, thinkers began to elevate humankind to the center of reality. If one were to…

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What purpose does a marriage license serve?

To a young married couple it may be a symbol of their commitment to each other…

To a middle aged person it may become a restriction if their spouse becomes complacent…

Some believe that their religion does not support or allow divorce, yet at any time either party licensed to another can sue to have that license revoked.

Would it not be better to leave the definition of marriage up to an individual’s chosen religion and participate in it according to the structure and regulations of marriage within that particular religion?

Would the State be better off and involved in less public outcry and legal strife if it simply registered unions between consenting adults?

Luke 2:1-5 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

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