Improper conduct?

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Which of these do you consider improper conduct during a worship service?

  1. Chewing gum/sucking on hard candy (unless it’s needed medication)

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. Giving a misbehaving child a little hit [scold or punish [i]afterward[/i]]

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. Looking up Bible passages other than the one being preached about

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Moving lips to song but not actually singing [hypocrisy?]

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Pointing, as toward another person in relation to a sermon statement

    24 vote(s)
    70.6%
  6. Saying an audible “No” if you disagree with a sermon statement

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  7. Whispering (unless important to the moment)

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  8. Writing a check for offering [should have been done [i]before[/i]]

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  9. Writing or passing notes (unless important to the moment)

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  10. None of these

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
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  1. Alcott

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    Inspired by a recent topic of which the debate was rather surprisingly intense— and that probably should never be surprising among Baptists-- which of these do you consider improper conduct during a worship service?
     
  2. youngmom4

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    Let him who has never done one of these things cast the first stone.... :laugh: :wavey:
     
  3. Tentmaker

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    Saying an "audible" no. If something wrong was spoken during the message, take it up with the person after. Often a preacher can misspeak in the heat of a sermon.
     
  4. Scarlett O.

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    I agree. This is the only one that I saw that was absolutely inappropriate. Even if the pastor is dead wrong in a statement. Wait until after the service to address it.

    As for all of the rest. There are too many "what if's" to make a blanket sin out of them.
     
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    "Writing a check for offering [should have been done before] "

    Depends on the size of the check :D
     
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    word.......
     
  7. EdSutton

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    Well put.

    Ed
     
  8. Alcott

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    But casting stones in church would also be improper conduct, I believe.
     
  9. EdSutton

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    If I actually had to pick one, the "pointing" is the one I would pick. Why should it be appropriate only to agree with something preached, but remain silent when something ridiculously false may be being said?? That is asinine, to me. One certainly doesn't have to be obnoxious about it, but not necessarily let something false go by, either.

    There is Scripture that says something about being only a "yes man" that I somehow missed??

    [​IMG]

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    What does "the heat of a sermon" have to do with mis-speaking? [​IMG]

    Ed
     
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    Well, it could be hard on the 'stained glass windows', too.

    "Crash! Tinkle! Tinkle!" [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ed
     
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  12. Alcott

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    Since this one has gotten some response, I will add my personal comments. Yes, having preached about 50 sermons before, I know it can be easy to say the wrong thing, with your mind on how you're developing a topic and leading to the next one, or realizing you left something out and quickly try to throw it back in where it doesn't seem to fit and there may be contrasting of different contexts. But I think the '2 or 3 witnesses' idea can apply here. If the speaker says something that seems inherantly out of line or out of doctrine for the church or body to which he is speaking, once is not enough to take issue, because it may well have been a misspeaking. But twice, or definitely 3 times, I think there could be an occasion where it would not be improper to let one's disagreement be known. If you are in an evangelical church and you have a guest speaker, for example, who starts proclaiming universalism, or even that there is no afterlife, or that the Bible is nothing but a collection of ancient writings like Homer's Iliad, I'm sure I would be doing just that-- vocally letting him know what I think about it, then and there.

    As to 'taking it up with him afterward,' obviously the reason that's what most of 'them' say is because it gives them a chance to edit what they said especially for the one who takes exception. For myself, if I would be too scared to challenge them on the spot, then I'm sure the point would be minor enough to just leave it alone.
     
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    Either you are a perfect speaker, or have only heard to perfect sermons. Congratulations!
     
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    I only checked the one about pointing at someone...because if a message doesn't cause someone to point at themselves, they probably weren't listening.
     
  15. Melanie

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    .....right on...if that was the case I would have waggled my finger off at my minister.....or whatever............
     

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