Why Do Baptists LOVE to eat

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  1. Pearl

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    Every Baptist church that I have been to, and other Baptists I've talked to say WE LOVE TO EAT. So....... Why Do Baptists LOVE to eat?
     
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    Hey, there's great fellowship in getting together and eating.
    Plus the fact I love Mexican food......and Chinese food....and steak.......and seafood...and, well, food.
     
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    The eating isn't how I see it its the fellowship. You can eat with your friends who are not of your belief and have a good time eating and visiting but its not spiritual. When Baptist eat its not only a natural but a spiritual gathering in the Lord. I not only like good preaching which is spiritual food but good cooking from godly baptist sisters. Didn't you see the logo when you came on the board... The church of the covered dish... A baptist favorite word after church is pot luck!... Well at my church it is!... I'm going on the other side this line is moving to slow... Brother Glen :D
     
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    Seriously, eating is a sin that is mostly overlooked in our preaching and fellowship. We make excuses for the obese and for the glutton.

    You hear sermons about clothes, hair, booze, tobacco, etc etc, but not too many on gluttony (condemned more in Proverbs than alcohol). Why?

    Many preachers are overweight and out of control and they will not preach on THEIR OWN besetting sin, will they?

    Excuse my panting. Was holding in my gut as I typed. Some guys have abs like 6-packs; mine's like the whole keg . . . :eek:
     
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    Because it's easier to agree about food than doctrine. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't families gather around the table to eat and fellowship?
    Christian families do too. Fact is you gotta eat sometime, whats wrong doing it together with people you say are your family in Christ? It's a time to get to know each other, instead of that guy who sits 3 pews down on the other side of the
    church, you can spend time togethr fellowshipping.
    Ever go out to eat with friends or family that live outside your home? Samething.
     
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    Oh, I don't think the Baptist's are the only ones that love to eat....I was brought up in the Presbyterian church and regular pot lucks were on the verge of being sacred [​IMG]

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    As far as Baptist staff go, some staff don't get raises in money very often, so they just eat more food for their raises.
     
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    I heard a sermon preached a few nights ago by an IFB preacher, he mostly talked about "standards"...women don't wear pants, drinking, dope, etc...but he NEVER mentioned anything about "overeating" and maybe because he is about 50 pounds or so overweight.....if these HYLES, RICE, HUTSON, type preachers would study, they may could find another message to preach...but I don't really see it happening. :(
     
  10. Pearl

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    I like the words "pot luck" to only at my church we call it "Pot Trust". I think because Christians don't (or are not supposed to believe in luck".
     
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    I don't know about y'all, but those pot-luck things scare me. I wanna know EXACTLY what is in that pot and if the person washed their hands before they touched it.
    The only one I really enjoy is the Passover one..I have plans to bring a bag of Fritos this time instead of making the unleavened bread though and then defending my position theologically on why it's ok. :D
    da Gina
     
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    I think the term "pot luck" has more to do with the Indian term "Potlach" (when tribes would get together & share all they had) then it is a statement about "luck" over God's providence. Kind of a mountain out of a mole-hill, I think.
    By the way, Pentecostal preachers (when I was in the movement) used to jokingly say that, unless your belly lops over your belt, you're not ready to be a preacher yet. So see, it isn't just the Presbyterians or Baptists...it's AMERICANS!
     
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    Gina.... thats hilarious, that is the way I feel too!
    you just don't know who you can trust, makes my stomach churn thinking about if the person washed their hands or the counter, or pulled a hair out of the batter yuck!!
    you can have your pot yuck
     
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    I was in the Navy. And I have yet to meet an ex-service man who would turn down a free meal, even if we saw how it was cooked. There are some things you just don't do.
     
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    Why do Baptists love to eat??? Because we are hungry. Why else?
     
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    Not guarentees your getting clean food, made by clean hands with clean ingredients in any resturant either.
    I knew a woman who worked in a lot of resturants, many had roaches, or the kitchens were dirty, or in one they actually reserved food that wasn't eaten off a plate.
     
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    Baptists love to eat because most Baptists are Americans. Most Americans are fatsoes who have all sorts of weight-related problems. Why do 8-cylinder engines consume more gas than 4-cylinder ones? Why does an M-1 tank consume 15 gallons to the mile? Why does a cruise ship consume 300,000 liters of fuel in one voyage? It's the SIZE!
     
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    Well, speaking for myself I love food. I guess most Baptist just love food. Maybe it is all the dinners we have at Church.
     
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    ROBERTGUWAPO... Now that was hilarious! Now would you please pass that fried chicken! ... Brother Glen [​IMG]

    [ March 23, 2002, 09:16 PM: Message edited by: tyndale1946 ]
     
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    I enjoy our church dinners for the fellowship. I am picky about what the dish looks like that the food is in. If it looks unclean I won't be eating it. I even wonder how clean the food we buy in the grocery is. I don't eat out all that much because I don't know who has prepared it and how clean they are either so I can understand how Gina feels. When you go to thoughs food buffets everyone reaches over the food to get there food and that seem pretty nasty to me. It's a kind of fobia I guess. I try not to dwell on it to much. I always bless the food I eat and just trust God to take care of me. We all need to eat so we may as well get together as a family(church family) and eat. I assume Baptist are not the only ones that fellowship by having dinners together.~Sheila~

    [ March 23, 2002, 11:04 PM: Message edited by: Sam ]
     

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