Five Core Values of a Gospel People

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    From a small booklet by the same title, published by the Baptist Union of Great Britain:

    I would that all our Christian communities accepted and lived these values.
     
  2. TCGreek

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    Nice list. But where would Contending for the Faith fit in?
     
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    I am not sure what you mean by 'contending for the faith," but it seems to me that if we really believed and followed these core values we would be living the faith. Would that be 'contending for the faith.' Enlighten me. Thanks.
     
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    Why do we assume we must "contend" in the context of debate, protest, etc? Why can we not just LIVE our faith, so that our lives are so obviously contrary to all that which is worldly?
     
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    What are we to do with Jude 3 and its significance for the church today?
     
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    What are we to do with Jude 3 and its significance for the church today?
     
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    When ungodlyl people worm their way into my church and say that grace allows them live immoral lives, then I'll apply Jude 3. Is there something else you think I should be doing with it?
     
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    The church has a responsibility to contend for the faith. That's all I'm saying.
     
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    Your description of the church fits anyone who is not making disciples.
     
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    TC, the statement actually covers that - notice:


    But the rest of the statement seems to define "evil" in ambiguous terms.

    Could be interpreted in favor of those with a leftist political agenda.
     
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    We all know you're saying it, but you refuse to define what you mean by it.
     
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    It doesn't describe my church.
     
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    The faith is common knowledge.
     
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    Living our faith is meaningless unless that faith is correctly defined, that is Biblical. Jude, the brother of James, wrote: Jude 1:3. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

    I am sure that the Islamic terrorists would say that they are living their faith, some even dying for it.
     
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    Defining realities always poses problems.
     
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    An ill defined faith is not faith in the God who is. Too many Americans are seen as gullible. While the church in America is on the decline we have those who will continue to debate theological smoke while they do not know their Bible very well. The antagonists love to quote the theological nonsense of those who should know what the Bible teaches.
     
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    This is a good list. It shows the community of believers setting an example for Christian living that infuses the whole of society instead of letting people in need languish while we waste our time in needless bickering over fine points of theology that we could along without.

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    It sounds like a declaration from you typical emergent leaning church.
     

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