1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

The politics of being a Christian

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by El_Guero, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,714
    Ratings:
    +0
    Brethren (that does include ladies),

    I wrote this quickly and apologize for typo's and mistakes. Please allow me a little latitude because of the speed with which I typed. Those of you that have read my threads and posts, know that I normally form my threads and posts better and shorter - for clarity.

    The politics of being a Christian: I have noticed that Conservative stands on this board are sometimes met with attacks.

    This is not because it is a conservative position and liberals have to attack - some of the most liberal members of this board do not act in that manner. And sometimes they and I get carried away. But, the recent heatedness on the board feels more like: we want that subject to be taboo than it does level headed discussion and debate.

    QUESTION: Should we make certain subjects taboo?
     
    #1 El_Guero, Jan 7, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 7, 2007
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Ratings:
    +127
    No. As long as sides do not attack each other or take attacks on issues personally.
     
  3. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ditto Roger.
     
  4. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,447
    Ratings:
    +0
    There are principals eluded to or expounded on in the Bible that every believer should agree on. For instance a Christian should have no illusion as to the sanctity of life. A baby should be afforded full protection against the onslaught of liberal ideology concerning abortion. It should be fully ingrained in each one of us. But it is not.

    The Lord placed such a high value on human life that he demands a life for a life.
    But the Christians on here do not conform to anything like a consensus.

    How about the politics concerning our most helpless? Terry Schiavo was summarily executed by an evil judge and unfaithful husband. How many Christians agreed with that series of decisions? Several on here did.

    We Christians should be the salt and light for a dying civilization but we are so engrossed in political correctness that we cannot even insist on evolutionism being taught as a theory, let alone creationism being taught.

    God is very clear on the homosexual issue, yet many on here defend it, claiming some higher knowledge than the Bible. That higher knowledge is the politically correct aspect of secular humanism, that many worship.

    I feel bad when a confessed Christian stands up for issues from the worlds standpoint instead of the Bibles.

    We wrest not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6
     
  5. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Ratings:
    +0
    What we Christians have to bear in mind is that just because something is a sin does not mean that the government should ban it and just because something is righteous does not mean that the government should subsidize it with taxpayer dollars.

    The government is not the church and the church is not the government.
     
  6. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Ratings:
    +0
    Agree with Roger. All issues can be discussed. Now, if someone were to be in favor of abortion, killing the helpless, or for homosexual rights, it would make me pause and wonder about that person's witness and salvation, even though I still dont know.

    However, with all that said, you or no one else has any right to define issues to be discussed.
     
    #6 saturneptune, Jan 7, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 7, 2007
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Ratings:
    +127

    Please use the "Report Post" button to make us aware of such posts. There are in violation of the following rule:

     
  8. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Ratings:
    +0
    I see no Biblical warrant for basing a person's salvation on his political stances.
     
  9. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Ratings:
    +0
    Some people seem to mistake defending homosexuals with condoning homosexuality. I don't think it's the same thing.
     
  10. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,447
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm reasonably intelligent, but I fail to see a significant difference.
     
  11. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,447
    Ratings:
    +0
    How do I turn off my sig? I went in and erased it but it still appears in posts.
     
  12. Filmproducer

    Filmproducer Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    A recent example would be the people accused of condoning homosexuality when they did not agree that homosexuals should be murdered for "coming on" to a straight soldier. Then there are the people who are accused of condoning homosexuality when they do not agree with gay bashing, equal rights, etc.,etc. Basically the people accused of condoning homosexuality for saying "hate the sin, love the sinner".
     
  13. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,879
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well I can remember just a very short time ago I was accused of defending homosexuality because I took a stand against murdering them. There is in this case a very significant difference. And shame on anyone who would condone such an action.
     
  14. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thats why I said I did not know. Whats the matter, oil profits take so long to count you forgot how to read?
     
  15. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    9,687
    Ratings:
    +0
    It's one thing to decry homosexual activity. It's quite another to advocate the oppression of homosexuals.

    The first is a proper Christian response. The second is not something a Christian would do.
     
  16. Filmproducer

    Filmproducer Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    :thumbs: Exactly!
     
  17. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,879
    Ratings:
    +0
    What would be an example of oppressing Homosexuals.
     
  18. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Ratings:
    +0
    Amen, Galatian, amen.
     
  19. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Ratings:
    +0
    An excellent point, Daisy.
     
  20. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was not disagreeing with your statement. I was simply making a statement of my own.
     
Loading...