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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Mar 21, 2010.
Would you consider this a good analogy ?
Only if there was a weak understanding of the game of chess.
It is a wrong assumption to think of Patterson as the king. Long before he was in diapers there were men and women who stood strong on scripture.
Sounded like someone with an axe to grind.
The denom has changed over the past 5 years. Subtle changes but changes. I am more conifident in our future as a Gospel centered coalition than ever before.
Interesting try, but this person knows almost nothing about chess. And his ideas about Baptists strike me as a bit odd, too.
As a chess player and Baptist I think it's a pretty ridiculous analogy. And he misses quite a bit, even if one allows the chess analogy! Is the other side the Devil? Catholics? Heretics? And which piece is the evangelist? Why a "theologian" piece but no "Bible teachers?"
John, are you saying we should not believe everything we see on the WWW? :smilewinkgrin:
What, me? Why, Nooooooo!:laugh:
I googled "JOHN OF JAPAN"
Salty, you need to find an analogy to Monopoly as well.
Or Phase 10.
Baptist + monopoly - this is all I found
Hey, how did I end up in there with the likes of Elton John and John Lennon? They don't play chess! (Not to mention a ton of other differences.)
I figured out what bothers me most about the chess comparison. In chess you have a gradation of power from pawn to knight and bishop (some think the bishop is a touch more powerful) to rook to queen, with the king being the piece protected--yet not the most powerful piece on the field.
In Christ's church all the power comes from God. No individual has more power than any other individual, though we all have different abilities. Furthermore, in Christ's church we don't succeed through destroying the enemy but through serving one another and Him.
In the end result you win by checkmating the opposing king--attacking him while giving him no square to flee to. Christ the King is not only the head of the church, He is the foundation, the very reason for existence! Chess and the church could not be more different.