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Courage of their convection on display

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Wesley Briggman, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Wesley Briggman

    Wesley Briggman Active Member
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    I do not take issue with your stated position that many slave owners were members of local Baptist churches in their community.

    However, the mistreatment of slaves was never the policy of the Baptist church or Baptist organizations as it was with the Roman Catholic Church.
     
  2. Walter

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    Take some time to read another viewpoint other than the 'Trail of Blood' hocum that has been exposed. I find most Baptists unwilling to look at both sides and just want to accept the party line beliefs. There is no question that horrible acts were committed during the Middle Ages and the Catholic Church has apologized for it's part in that, just as the SBC apologized for it's part in condoning slavery.

    THE HOLY INQUISITION: MYTH OR REALITY
     
  3. HankD

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    I would be more believing if I saw more works of love to back up the "apologies".

    As a pre-teen to teenage child (I was the oldest) we were destitute and lived in a roach and vermin infested housing project in New Orleans because my step father went to jail for several years.

    Those organizations which made life more livable: The Free Masons (via my step father), The Salvation Army, The Roman Catholic Church (St. Vincent De Paul), 1 local Baptist Church, The State of Louisiana (Welfare, Free lunch and streetcar fare).

    So we know that most organizations as the above have at least feigned "repentance" for which I am at least thankful and can sleep peacefully knowing that I will not be burned at the stake for heresy.

    Soon however though I may have to protect myself from those who want me decapitated.
     
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  4. Wesley Briggman

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    Thanks for enlightening me. I stand corrected.
     
  5. David Kent

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    I don,t supposes so, but I don't lnow.
    We went to a Baptist church about 10-15 years ago.
    During the service,l the pastor said "Communion is the eldest Christian tradition." While I was contemplating what he meant by tradition, and thing that it is not a tradition, but a command from the Lord, My wife whispered to me, "He believes in transubstantiation." I replied "He can't do." After the service, she spoke to someone she knew, who said she believed in substantiation. On the way out, my wife said to the pastor, "I didn't know Baptists believed in transubstantiation." He said "You live and learn." I can't say if they still believe that as the pastor left soon after that. Two other Baptist churches in the area celebrate lent.
     
  6. Squire Robertsson

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    Walter, I fear youve fallen into a apples, oranges, and strawberries situation. Yes, there was a 'Protestant Inquistion." Though, it pretty much ended by 1660. For the purposes of this disussion, I'll go along with Baptists being Protestants. However, the one matter the Lutheran, Reformed, and the Church of England could agree on back in the day was Baptists\Anabaptists were no goodniks. Baptists have never used violence to support a sacralist state. In this context bringing up slavery is a bunch of strawberries,
     
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