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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by StraightAndNarrow, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. StraightAndNarrow

    StraightAndNarrow Active Member

    Dec 24, 2003
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    I'd like to continue this discussion which began on the General Baptist Discussions and seems to have gotten lost in transit to Politics. Actually, I think it has evolved into a question about what the role of the Church should be in the world which I don't view as a political question. Any comments?


    Frogman Moderator
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    quote:Originally posted by StraightAndNarrow:

    Christ in his description of the Judgement in MA 25 emphasizes such things as feeding, clothing, and providing housing for the poor. The Democratic party has historically stood in favor of doing these things and the Republican party has opposed them in favor of tax breaks for the rich.

    quote:Originally posted by Bartimaeus:

    First of all there's not a sheckle's worth of difference in either party. (That's why I call all you folks who are out there waving one flag or the other "Republicrats"
    Secondly to address the quote above....I have not seen it in the scriptures where the Lord said to take someone else's money and support the weak,maimed,halt and poor. If He did we'd have to support the blind too and then the demoricans would never have to have another political fund raiser.
    Thanks ------Bart
    .....the dueling society was a polite society.


    quote:Originally posted by StraightAndNarrow:

    My strong preference would be for the churches and individual christians to meet the needs of the poor, handicapped, and aged. But the church hasn't demonstrated close to the level of concern we should have to do this. So, pragmatically, we have to address these needs through the government.

    All I'm saying is that we as Christians have the Biblical responsibility as shown in the passage I quoted to meet their needs. The Republican party has always fought against doing this and the Democratic has supported it. I don't think anyone would dispute that claim. You can decide whether you want to be for or against this by your vote.

    Bro. Dallas

    Actually, Scripture teaches for the family to do this, that is the first line, then the church. the church, are all part of the church?

    Where the family neglects this, then they are in error, first.

    where the church neglects this is not necessarily that we are not supporting those numbers who have chosen to drop out of society and not live according to the norm; but in that we view ourselves as a social institution. We are not primarily a social instution.

    It is the duty of the family first; the church where there is no family.

    Did the church go about feeding the poor, the homeless, the disabled collectively?

    Or did the church support the preaching and teaching of the gospel while the apostles with signs following accomplished the work we have now interpreted into a social gospel?

    No, it is not our duty to maintain the masses socially; in truth that is not even the duty of the national government, nor the govt. on any level. Really the social state is a relatively new invention perpetuated not because of need, but because of greed and corruption on the political level.

    Oh, BTW, this has devolved into a political discussion, so I am moving it to the political arena.

    (You know, sep. of church and state, and all that...). [Big Grin]

    May God Bless,
    Bro. Dallas
  2. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
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