Posted by: thebylog | August 18, 2004

So to all those Christians who want to take this country and turn it upside down in a Jesus-loving, Christian-morality-enforcing wonderful haven…take 1 Corinthians 5 to heart.

I can hear them (maybe you!) now, saying “but that’s speaking to Christians personally, in the context of the church, not to the government.”

Folks, I just think we need to worry about a) each other as believers and b) unbelievers–but not their morality. Until they become Christians, then worry about their fruits.

That’s a pretty strong statement. I better put a disclaimer on it. I think it’s the truth, but I haven’t thought about it enough, and I know there is Scripture that tells us to rebuke the wicked etc., so I’m not sure how that fits in but I need to go to bed.

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  1. i’ve already won this arguement with you…so i’ll just rest in that fact and not debate further with you. btw. you are the coolest liberal i know.
    rande

  2. i’ve already won this arguement with you…so i’ll just rest in that fact and not debate further with you. btw. you are the coolest liberal i know.
    rande

  3. i would ahve to say that i would basically agree with you. although i do think we need to be worried abotu unbelievers to a certain extent that we want to reach out to them and win them to the Lord. but that is good that you have put it so plainly. randy i would like to know what your stand on this is that you have already won the argument. i just think it is interesting to know where people are coming from and where they stand. Tammy

  4. i would ahve to say that i would basically agree with you. although i do think we need to be worried abotu unbelievers to a certain extent that we want to reach out to them and win them to the Lord. but that is good that you have put it so plainly. randy i would like to know what your stand on this is that you have already won the argument. i just think it is interesting to know where people are coming from and where they stand. Tammy

  5. I wouldn’t call myself a liberal, or a conservative. I’m right in th emiddle. Perfect!

  6. I wouldn’t call myself a liberal, or a conservative. I’m right in th emiddle. Perfect!

  7. I can’t believe you came right out and said that. Someday when you grow up you’ll be embarrassed and ashamed!

    Tom

  8. I can’t believe you came right out and said that. Someday when you grow up you’ll be embarrassed and ashamed!

    Tom

  9. I don’t know, Tom. I have issues with both sides. Who wants to be labeled anyway? Just shoves you into a box.

  10. I don’t know, Tom. I have issues with both sides. Who wants to be labeled anyway? Just shoves you into a box.

  11. I’m back and I gotta say something. First of all, thanks Tom and By for the chuckles.

    MCS Tour 2004 was awesome and I already miss the music and our conductor. (sniff, sniff)

    By, keep thinking, I like what I’m hearing. Keep processing. And Tom, I sure don’t mind if you insert your perspective once in a while. 🙂

    Merry

  12. Tell you what though, lately it’s been pretty exhausting for me to read the by-log. So deep! Feel like I’m drowning. I can hardly summon the strength to fulfill my calling and inject some lightness.

    Tom

  13. Merry, tell us about tour. Maybe, everybody else knows all about it, but I’m all curiosity. I just heard about the group (I’m putting 2 and 2 together) last night and I’m peeved that I hadn’t found out that y’all were singing in Harrisonburg.

  14. You know, I had this idea back on our 122-comment post. We should just start a by-log yahoo email discussion list.

    Tom

  15. Tom, I like your idea. But I (and you’re gonna get tired of hearing this) wish I could see your faces as we dialogue. It’s so “shortchanged” to only swap ideas.

    Darin, I don’t think I should start on tour here. I won’t get done for a month of Sundays. Suffice to say that after Tapestry last year, I didn’t think I would ever experience anything I would enjoy so much. God surprised me good and well. MCS 2004 was quite different than Tap in some ways, but every bit as enjoyable. There’s nothing so awesome as being a valid part of something much larger than yourself, being swept up and away in a medium God wired you for and where He meets you in special ways. How’s that for a vague impression?

    Merry


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