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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salamander, Jan 24, 2009.
Well, is he?
Sal, define what YOU think an "ecumenicalist" is and does and believes.
I associate with some folks on the BB that might fit your defintion. And with catholics and jw/s in the pro-life movement. And even DEMOCRATS in my elected capacity. :saint:
Come on, Dr. Bob, you know you forgot some Republicans!
Wow... how fitting since tomorrow is Ecumenical Sunday.
I have even fellowship with those in the Am Bap Conv.
Nice knowing you Tim:tear:
Have you not learned anything in your time on this board? You do not, and I repeat, you do not ever,ever, question the almighty RW on this board. If you question his theology, methods or use of scripture you will be called a number of names. Just a few are "RW hater", prig, and trouble maker.
The end result will be that the thread will be shut down with a few more names added in the final post.
Or answer the question. What a concept. If Sal can't maybe RevM will help?
Why make this a PERSONAL attack when we are dealing with a principle here. WHAT constitutes an ecumenist - beliefs, practices, preferences - amd then it should be easy to properly test anyone (you, me, almighty Rick )
I am a ecumenist... To a point.. I will work along side, and consider people from other denominations children of God.
I do not work with other religions such as Muslims, Buddhists, etc.. JWs.. or LDS... and only some RCC... (depends on the priest really.. I have known some that are more Baptist than some of the liberals on this board...lol)
But the other mainline denominations of Christianity I will...
Heaven is going to be a lonely quiet place if only Baptists go...
Many Baptists are really going to be surprised who is in Heaven..
And if we are going to spend eternity with them, we might as well practice here below.
And, Yes, I would consider RW ecumenical.. of course to me that is a badge of honor.. not a slur.
Whats a prig? Never heard that before... (I may regret asking!!! :laugh: )
a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, esp. in a self-righteous or irritating manner.
Oh, ... me:saint:
Why do you consistently make it a personal attack when someone questions your hero? Why is this principle different than any other principle brought up about RW? Most likely you feel you can actually defend this question.
Still waiting for the definition. anyone? Shouldn't be hard.
THEN we can see if your question is yes or no. Rick is a friend and very heroic in some areas (and very human in others). Just amazed that no one can even give a simple definition (with support) so that a real discussion can ensue.
I can define it, but you really don't want to hear my definition being as close to the late Dr. T.T. Shields as I was.........the very antithesis of the WC of churches or ecumenism.
I quite agree that the pastor in question is not even quaintly in touch with ecumenism........friendly to all for the sake of the gospel, but not so close as to comprmise the truth. That is just my opinion for what it is worth.
There are 2 definitions for it. One is bringing unity among Christian denominations, and one is bringing unity among world religions.
In plain English, Making strange bedfellows.
To me, that would imply different religions (Christian vs. non-Christian).
I am a 1.. I think RW is also...
He may be more of a 2 than I would be.
Guess I'll give some help to stimulate possibilities:
Is working with Catholics, Mormons et al in the CareNet Crisis Pregnancy ministry "ecumenical"? Our church is doing this tomorrow on Right to Life Sunday
Is working with pretty-much every denomination in town in the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission "ecumenical"? Our church supplies food and an elder and family just cooked for them
Is praying for God's work in other churches that are not Baptist "ecumenical"? We will do so in our worship tomorrow
Is having the Gideon speaker in and printing Bibles for the world "ecumenical"? We enjoyed lunch this past week with a Gideon and have had them speak
Is sending a love gift to "Voice of the Martyrs" designated to help the widows and orphans in Indonesia whose Pastor-husband have been martyred "ecumenical"? I took the gift to Bartlesville, OK, a few months ago tot he VOM headquarters
Is smuggling Bibles into countries and distributing them to anyone who will have one "ecumenical"? I did this personally in Russia
Last time I checked, "everyone who loves Jesus ought to love everyone who loves Jesus".