Fair chance he is a Baptist

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  1. billwald

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    http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlo...ndorses-death-penalty-for-rebellious-children


    I have more for you today. To save space, I've omitted the Biblical citation for Fuqua's endorsement of the death penalty for rebellious children. Fuqua doesn't think execution would have to be used often on children who defied their parents, but suggests the deterrent effect of its legality would be beneficial. Verbatim, from the writing of Charlie Fuqua, a former lawyer for the Arkansas Department of Human Services:

    The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellioius children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21:
     
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    Gee, sounds like Sharia Law. Honor killing anyone?
     
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    This disproves the fallacy of the Bible being the basis for American law.
     
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    uh What?:confused:
     
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    There is no evidence that this law was ever invoked. The Law of Moses was like the Constitution - the lawyers find workarounds. The standard workaround was that the Mosaic penalties were maximum sentences which were very seldom applied.

    Christians claim to follow the OT law but pick the laws they want to enforce and devise workarounds for the rest. Most Christians have never read the Mosaic Law.
     
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    :laugh: Ridiculous conclusion.
     
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    I agree. That was their custom back then, but we live in a nation that respects life. Scripture is quite clear that we are to obey present law ordained above us, and in this nation, we are not barbarians.

    Besides that, the only way we would know that he is a Baptist pastor is if he is above 300 pounds and lets gossip run rampant in his church.

    It seems that some have a practice of isolating verses to demean the Baptist faith. When I grew up as a Presbyterian, the perception of Baptist churches was they wer intolerant, strict in morals light years beyond Scripture, and generally an angry people. None of that is true. Baptists in general are a people that respect Scripture, love the Lord and others, are very forgiving, and very generous. The services are very warm and welcoming compared to the ice box Presbyertian services. Some churches either diminish or remove the name Baptist from their official church name. I think it is a badge of honor, and invites a lost world to the Lord everytime someone passes a church sign.
     
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    I agree :thumbsup:
     
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    "the perception of Baptist churches . . . and generally an angry people."

    The posts on this debate forum are not generally angry in tone?
     
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    Considering Mr. Fuqua's views sound remarkably like that of the Christian Reconstructionists such as RJ Rushdoony, he seems to one of my fellow Presbyterians. :(
     

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