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Terrible Church Billboard!

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Marcia, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Marcia

    Marcia Active Member

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    This billboard was in front of a church in New Zealand.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/17/AR2009121700071.html

    The minister doesn't accept the conception by the Holy Spirit.


    Here is a more recent and lengthier article on it:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/28/AR2009122802142.html
     
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  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Then he is not a minister of God much less a Christian.
     
  3. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

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    S-I-C-K!:tear:
     
  4. Johnv

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    The church in the OP categorically denies the virgin birth. Since the virgin birth is a core scriptural doctrine, and not a nonessential, the church must be categorically considered apostate.

    BTW, has anyone seen a picture of the billoard in question? I was unable to find a photo.
     
  5. Aaron

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    That's no more vandalism than was Christ's cleansing of the Temple. A First-Century Headline would read ". . . Worship interrupted by whip-wielding vandal . . ."
     
  6. Johnv

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    Disagree. Two wrongs do not make a right. Offensive as someone might have found the billboard, it's private property, and Christians have no business vandalizing peoples' private property.
     
  7. annsni

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    Absolutely right. That's just disgusting.
     
  8. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

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    I am the queen of cynicism and can usually boast that nothing shocks me about this world we live in.

    But this certainly took me off guard.

    Sick. Perversion of the Truth. Wicked.

    We can only pray for those who support this. They cannot be Christians.
     
  9. Aaron

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    What if it were a picture of your wife with a deprecatory slogan about her virginity (or lack thereof)?
     
  10. Magnetic Poles

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    That is defamation, and unrelated to this. Does free speech not apply to critics of Christianity? Just because we may find something offensive to our sensibilities doesn't give us the right to become vandals ourselves.
     
  11. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Bolded mine

    Horror of horrors -- I find myself in agreement with MP!!

    (You are mellowing MP:thumbs:)
     
  12. Magnetic Poles

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    Every dog has his day, JWP!
    Peace, bro.
     
  13. Marcia

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    Yes, the picture was in the Wash Post article and I found it online.
     
  14. Aaron

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    As expected, MP would deprecate one's love for Christ as "sensibilities," and marginalize blasphemy as an offense thereof.

    My point was to coax Johnv's true heart into the light, but MP obliged and that is just as well.
     
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  16. Marcia

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    Go to this link:
    http://images.google.com/imgres?img...mages?q=billboard+mary+and+joseph&gbv=2&hl=en


    If that doesn't work, type in billboard mary and joseph in Google images and it should be there.
     
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  17. Marcia

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    I agree about the vandalism, but the main point of this thread and the articles is the billboard. It suggests that God literally had relations with Mary (something the Mormons believe, btw).

    If this billboard had been put up by atheists, Muslims, or some other unbelievers, it would not be half as offensive, imo. The fact it was put up by professing Christians in front of their church is inexcusable.
     
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    Scarlett, I'm convinced that not to far in the future, this will be considered tame compared to what we'll see then. It's going to get worse.
     
  19. Marcia

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    I agree, Tom. I think this is just a foretaste of the terrible rebellion against God and embracing of Babylon (metaphorically speaking).
     
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