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It’s not just me, God bless this woman

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Wingman68, May 31, 2018.

  1. Wingman68

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    I don't even know who Russell Moore is.

    So I don't guess I need his representation, either.
     
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    I started following R. Moore during the presidential campaign. I would not call myself a "Never Trumper" but I was not impressed with Trump for many reasons. Ultimately, I did not vote for either major party candidate. That said, Donald Trump is my president and I do pray for him to lead this nation in a godly manner. I know that R. Moore did not hide his criticism of Donald Trump and was excoriated because of it. His harshest critics were so-called Christians. The manner in which they attacked R. Moore belayed their profession.

    I found the link you cited rather humorous. Why would R. Moore represent this woman anyway? The man is not the pope. He does not represent anyone. In fact, when we start calling ourselves White Christians, Black Christians, Asian Christians, Hispanic Christians et. al., we are unwittingly advancing the racism narrative. I am not suggesting that Christians should ignore the very real struggles minorities encounter in a majority world. Kindness, consideration, and understanding towards others is a way of displaying the love of Christ. But after reading this woman's open letter, methinks the woman doth protest too much. What did R. Moore say or write that can actually be considered as racist?
     
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    I don't see persecution against never Trump Christians. It's mostly against Trump voting Christians. The never Trumpers are protected by the media. They are adored.
     
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    If you have been following the actions of the SBC convention the last couple of years, it is quite obvious why she expresses these feelings.
    Moore represents all Southern Baptists by leading the Ethics & Religious Liberty commission, which is the public policy arm of sbc, & the spokesman for the SBC in the media. He was certainly the spokesman of record during the last election. I bookmarked an article back in ‘13, & have been keeping track of him since. The direction of the sbc has become more activist in that time, in a divisive way, in my opinion.

    There go the Southern Baptists …
     
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    I doubt Moore, nor the SBC, has much influence over most SB churches. Baptists are an independent bunch and the churches I have attended are well grounded in scripture and hard to lead astray.

    Not saying it can't and doesn't happen, but I am saying it's not going to happen very often.
     
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    I will defer to your knowledge on these matters. I am not SBC, so I am unacquainted with its politics. The only two SBC'ers I have any knowledge of is R. Moore and A. Mohler.
     
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    Ecclesiastically speaking, Baptist churches are independent, usually fiercely so. If I was in an S.B.C. church I would not give assent to anyone at the convention level representing me. I would bring it back to my local assembly. That is where my representation begins and ends.

    Anway, I do not want to hijack your thread.

    Peace.
     
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    If SB churches pay no mind to the leading of the ‘head honchos’, why send them your money? Is it for legal representation? The churches feel more powerful with SB in their title? The convention is held yearly just for a nice getaway? When my Pastor got back last year, he said ‘they finally got it right’. That tells me something about where he will be leading with his council, does it not?
    I’m not trying to be argumentative, I’m just frustrated that the actions of the sbc do not unify, when they are moving in a political direction.
     
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