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Baptist Board, Politics, and Our Christian Witness

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by InTheLight, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    Have you ever wondered what non-Christians think about Baptists after visiting Baptist Board?

    Is it a good idea to have a Politics Forum on a Christian site? I think there are many people here that look forward to reading the latest right wing blogs and (so-called) news sites every day so they can rush to BB and post some anti-Biden twaddle. Meanwhile, they have long ago forsaken cracking open their Bible.

    Here's some excerpts I pulled from the Political Forum and the News and Current Events Forum. It took me about 15 minutes to find this stuff. Take a read and tell me if you think we are giving a good witness for Jesus.

    [And don't bother attacking me for "virtue signaling" or being "holier than thou." I won't care.]

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    My sources- as high up as it gets- watched videos on Hunter's laptops TODAY. Just told me point blank...no rumor...they saw Hunter raping & torturing little Chinese children.

    The left is pathetic. Their lives are wrapped up in politics. What they need is a bath and some clean clothes as well as an explanation of how to brush one's teeth, huh?

    Biden has been accused of rape and Harris has admitted that she got her start by sleeping with a married man, Willie Brown. The Dems just don't have it this year.

    Killery likes Satanic porn - (We) Are The News
    Warning this artist is NOT on YOUR bookshelf, proceed with caution. ...

    See Biden and dems have been harassingly stupid and making a big deal about 'parents' split off from their 'children' by ICE and us border policies. Dont you just wish you could wave your hand and shut them up, them and their stupid lies. IF you have seen Dumb and dumber, that is them.

    She thinks everyone is stupid, it’s leftist think. It’s how they, with their average IQ’s, think they are smarter than everyone else. She sounds just like Obama, but looks like Hitler.
    ...Yeah she looks strange to me, like a man might might could look if transformed into a woman.

    Biden also says he may not finish his first term, so the shadowy things behind the scenes picked who they want and now the democratic voters either go along for the ride or abstain from voting or vote Trump. So who is the fool then.

    You, as a leftist, do not think that the poor white couple, and certainly not the black and Hexican couple, could never see a path to Americanism and prosperity but would only do what these types do, blow it on wine women song.

    People want the death penalty for those who don't wear a rag on their faces.

    The LEFT communists MSM wont say a thing, they are mum, because they are liars and not interested in the truth especially they prefer the lie if it goes against their world view and they want everyone else to believe like they do, as in loveth and believeth in the lie.

    You know, if America was a racist country then why hasn’t there been any assassinatin’?

    Covid19 is the first seal of Revelation 6.

    Black lesbian women started BLM. Black men are out burning looting and destroying because that is what women taught them, they can’t help themselves but to act out emotionally like a woman.

    The reason blacks are struggling is due to the lack of moral character and the destruction of the family that resulted from the so called civil rights act. Cried about civil rights then now crying for reparations.

    So now the beloved liberal paradise of Muslim rape and big welfare, aka Sweden, has announced that they will ration care and not give everyone the whole nine yards of medical treatment because of limited resources.

    Biden is nuts if he shows up for this debate. There is no law about getting your son a fat paycheck because he is your son but there is a law about your taking a cut or being involved, as I understand it. That is what the laptop proves. As for Hunter's pedophilia, that happened in China so he will walk on that charge as long as he stays out of China, shouldn't he?

    Mind altering drugs are bad when not used for legitimate purpose.




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  2. Steven Yeadon

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    I'm almost speechless...If that is from posts on the Baptist Board, then maybe it was a bad idea to have a political and news forums on here. That stuff is as bad as you find on Yahoo news anonymous comments.
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    Oh look ITL came out of his closet again. And he thinks he has an original idea to the BB.

    If you dont like the political forum dont participate in it. Not sure why that needs explaining.
     
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    You first In the Dark.
     
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  5. SGO

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    Both you gentlemen have published left side propaganda.
     
  6. SGO

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    Then please don't join the duet of complaints about opinion posting when you are a willing participant.
     
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  7. Steven Yeadon

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    Are you referring to me or KenH? I'm an independent social conservative after all.
     
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  9. Steven Yeadon

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    Guys, before we draw battle lines. This is a good discussion to have. I personally believe politics is a part of our identity as Christians. So getting rid of this forum and the news one are a bad idea. Of course, though, where do we draw the line on free speech? If there are rules of decorum in other sections of the board, are there any rules that can make these two forums not the Wild West? @InTheLight I at least want to have a discussion.
     
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  10. KenH

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  11. SGO

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    That cat had nine tails!!
     
  12. Use of Time

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    Republicans first. Christians second. Isn’t that I always say?
     
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    I must admit that I am a news and politics junkie. I am drawn to it like a fly to a dung hill. If I felt that the nation was moving along in a Godly direction, then news and politics would probably bore me. There is so much happening in the political arena which Christians need to be paying attention to, because out of that political arena, laws are written which put the nation at odds with our Creator.

    Romans 13:1-7 is often offered as the reason why Christians should submit to everything that is handed down to us, by our government officials. However; in a constitutional republic, such as ours, the constitution is our authority and if the leaders buck the constitution, then they have bastardized themselves as legitimately legal government representatives.

    Reading some of the strong feelings which Baptist Board members have concerning the irresponsible and Godless actions of our political leaders lets me know that we have voters here who are awake at the helm. I find it encouraging. When posting anything, we should consider how we would post if Christ incarnate were proof reading the posts.
     
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  14. Quantrill

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    Whether Democrat or Republican, you are forced to have the politically correct view of race. If you have an opposing view, you are full of hate and a racist.

    Because there is only one view of race allowed, then slavery is the forever weapon to be used to force one people into submission. It must be evil. As soon as one side pulls out the weapon of slavery, the other side must hang their head in shame, and say oh yes, you are right, do whatever you want, and then walk away.

    Does this affect our Christianity? Of course. We are not allowed to believe what God says in the Bible. We must adhere to the politically correct view or be branded radical and terroristic, and supremacist's. So, all of Christianity is scared to viewed by the world any other way than the worlds view.

    The opening post wants to consider our witness in light of our political statements. I believe too much consideration has already been given to the world concerning what we believe and testify to. My opinion.

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    Every one has opinions.

    Here we are more or less free to express without a large fear of reprisal,

    and we more or less police ourselves with membership and admins.

    In the world every opinion we have, good or bad, can be a strike against us when the held view is that Christianity is foolishness.

    Aren't we all learning?
     
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    I wonder if forms of government where people vote come uncomfortably close to replicating this:

    “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” - Judges‬ ‭21:25‬ ‭ESV‬‬
     
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    Who is advocating more government control, meaning less liberty? Who is defending our constitution protections? Who is pro Israel?
     
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    What are you wining about here? What politically incorrect view is it you feel you want to express?
     
  19. Noah Hirsch

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    Certainly not if it is not based thoroughly upon the Bible. I don't think it is a good idea to have a politics forum that is too much in line with the Republican Party or any major party. I also recognize the danger of focusing too much on politics. I do not think there is anything wrong with having a political forum on a Christian website. You could argue that the politics there should be more thoroughly Bible-based, God-centered, and Christ honoring, but I do not think it is wrong to have a political forum on a Christian website.
     
  20. HatedByAll

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    The question that must be answered is who is "King." In other words, who is sovereign in the United States?

    The answer is not the president, Supreme Court, or a combination of our units of government. The "King" of The United States of America is "We the People."

    We the people meaning us US citizens is us. Our Churches meaning all who are in the Church are responsible for our governance. That said, is your Church doing its part? Are you, yourself doing your part? I dare say most all of us do not take the responsibility of governing the United States as seriously as God desires for us to do.

    What every Christian should do. . . Vote. Stay informed. Be a watchman on the wall and warn others of the evil in government, and do everything we can do to make government better. If we are subjects of a sovereign we are to obey the government as long as it does not violate the Will of God.

    But obeying the government is not good enough when we ourselves are the sovereign body that is God ordained to lead our Nation.

    Discussions between Christians on what we should expect from our employees who make up our government should be the least we should do. My only advise is we should recognize who we are, we are the boss. We, that is all Christians, are responsible to God for how we do our job. The worse thing we could do is neglect to do it at all.

    Squabbling on a Christian forum my not be the most productive way to do our part, but it is better than doing nothing.

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