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Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Concert for Rejecting Genesis as Literal



    A Baptist church has canceled an upcoming concert with the worship band Gungor after learning that it no longer accepts the Genesis account of creation as literal, according to a new blog post from lead singer Michael Gungor.

    As previously reported, Gungor and his wife Lisa, who in 2006 formed a congregation called “Bloom” in Denver, are known for their the Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated worship music, such as Beautiful Things, Say So and Dry Bones. In 2013, they won an award from the Independent Music Awards for their live performance album A Creation Liturgy.

    But in 2012, Michael Gungor, the son of pastor and author Ed Gungor, revealed in a blog post entitled A Worshiping Evolutionist? that he had concluded that the Genesis account is only figurative.

    “I guess I’ll have to come out of the closet and admit… I don’t believe in a literal six-day creation,” he wrote. “Genesis is a poem if I’ve ever seen one.”

    Earlier this year, Gungor revealed his thoughts even further, explaining in a blog post entitled What Do We Believe? that he “has no more ability to believe” in Genesis as being literal.

    “I have no more ability to believe, for example, that the first people on earth were a couple named Adam and Eve that lived 6,000 years ago,” he wrote. “I have no ability to believe that there was a flood that covered all the highest mountains of the world only 4,000 years ago and that all of the animal species that exist today are here because they were carried on an ark and then somehow walked or flew all around the world from a mountain in the middle east after the water dried up.”


    http://christiannews.net/2014/08/09...gor-concert-for-rejecting-genesis-as-literal/
     
  2. go2church

    go2church Active Member

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    The church is scoring points with fundamentalists.

    Interesting they don't mention the name of the church

    Fundamentalists are just ridiculous.
     
  3. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Gungor . . . ?
     
  4. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of Kipling? :laugh:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Zaac

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    A shame.:(
     
  6. church mouse guy

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    Ah, the gospel of the checkbook! It is a good way to get rid of the religious left--just don't give them any money for anything!
     
  7. Zaac

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    If only in 2012 the "religious right" had realized that it doesn't get anymore "religious left" than rejecting Jesus Christ.[​IMG]
     
  8. matt wade

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    Excellent decision made by this Baptist Church! We should not let people preach, teach, sing, or have any time in front of our congregations if they go so far against our church's core beliefs. Church isn't a place for discord, but a place for worship and praise.

    Gungor perfectly illustrates the liberal christian way of thinking with this quote:

    Obviously if someone believes the Bible is literal they can't be respected or educated! Every time liberals argue against the validity of the Bible, this is their go to argument...that literalists are stupid and uneducated.
     
  9. Bro. Curtis

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    Anytime we can compromise scripture in the name of filling pews……



    Churches are autonomous. They can do what they want.


    But hiring worship/praise bands ? Do they have big video screens ? Do they sell pop & geedunk ?

    Worship/praise band centered services are ridiculous.
     
  10. matt wade

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    :thumbs: :thumbsup:
     
  11. exscentric

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    "geedunk"

    Haven't heard that one since I left the Navy 50+ years ago :) Thanks for the memories :)
     
  12. HankD

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    "guess I’ll have to come out of the closet and admit … I don’t believe in a literal six-day creation,” he wrote. “Genesis is a poem if I’ve ever seen one".

    So? Is the Spirit of God able to produce a poem which is literal and not an allegory?

    HankD
     
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    I wonder if Crabtownboy would understand the joke. :laugh:
     
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