Compromise

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  1. Transient

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    Say you tell everyone that you run your church strictly by the Bible. But you decided that their were "gray areas" in the Word of God, areas that maybe could be translated a number of ways. Say one of those areas was marrying divorced people. There may be other areas too, not yet known.
    What should a member of that church do about it? And what is the moral/ethical state of the Pastor in charge?
    I'am curious too what people think of this situation. TIA
     
  2. Don

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    Guess my first question would be: What are the "black and white" areas? Unless your question is specifically about divorced people marrying, and you're not using that as an example of several different "gray" areas.
     
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    Hey welcome Transient, hope you'll stay awhile!

    Here's how I would answer:

    1. Listen to your pastor’s messages as he preaches each Sunday.
    2. Attend every study class your church offers, as often as you can.
    3. Study your questions out for yourself and develop a biblically based conviction.
    4. Talk you your pastor and compare and contrast your studies.
    5. Modify your conviction and develop an appreciation for another person’s conviction. :1_grouphug:

    Or…

    Gosh it’s just so much easier to leave the church and find some place that agrees with you. :BangHead:

    Rob
     
  4. freeatlast

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    First calling this compromise is probably not the best thing to call this unless you are positive from talking with the pastor that he knows this is contrary to the word and he is just trying to keep with the times or keep peace in the church. He may feel there is some room here to marry someone who is divorced as in the case of the other party committed adultery and the one being married is the innocent party. Some do and some don't hold this view.
    Second you really need to ask for some time with the pastor in private to find out what his thoughts on this are. Just listen and don't go trying to change him to your way of thinking. If he satisfies your concern then all is well. If not and you can still set under him to lead then fine, but if not then move on.
     
  5. quantumfaith

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. Tom Butler

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    Greetings, Transient, and welcome.

    In looking at your profile, I notice that you list no denominational preference. That's okay, but only declared Baptists may post in this forum. There are a number of areas where all may post, but some are reserved for Baptists only.

    Let me also suggest you go up to the top to "Welcome to the Baptist Board" and tell us more about yourself. This will help us get to know you better.
     
  7. Transient

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    This isn't intended to be mean or argumentative at all, and thanks for your reply.
     
  8. Transient

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    Thanks for your reply nothing I post is meant to be mean spirited, have a great day!!!
     
  9. Transient

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    Thanks for your reply.
     
  10. Don

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    Interesting that your responses so far have focused on "mean," "argumentative," and "mean spirited."

    My response to you wasn't meant to be argumentative or mean spirited, either. It was meant to elicit further information and discussion, in order to explore the subject you introduced, and to hopefully come to a collaboration and agreeable "most correct" answer to your question.

    So - care to discuss?
     
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    Thanks for your reply, I missed the part about only Baptists can post in certain parts of the forums, thanks for the time and space, God Bless You!!!
     
  12. JesusFan

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    Would say that have to "be sure" that the area of 'compromise" is NOT jusyt a matter of preferences/convictions, falling under our Christian liberty and tolerance, but is a clear violation of the Word of God!

    IF under preferences/convictions, that we are encouraged to go and discuss our views with pastor and Elders, but IF they don't see it as better wrong, than move on to a Church agreeing with your views!
     

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