Fellowshipping with Others

Kay sent me another link to an article! I’m including it below, but wanted to mention something first…if you’d like to be able to publish your own posts here, I can send you an invite for “author” status. This way you don’t have to send things to me first. BUT if you’d rather just send things to me and not mess with it, that’s fine too. πŸ™‚

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Without further ado, here’s the link to the article. Feel free to leave comments!

http://www.radicallychristian.com/time-for-churches-of-christ-to-fellowship-other-groups

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Marci

P.S. A post about where/when we’ll be meeting this Sunday will be coming soon.

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Fellowshipping with Others

5 thoughts on “Fellowshipping with Others

  1. driftingluke says:

    This entire article seems to be based on whether a church should fellowship another church. Why not rather consider an individual fellowshipping other individuals? That way, I can accept and/or reject certain beliefs or practices of the individual while still appreciating and sharing in our common faith on matters that we agree.

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  2. Because so many in our group came from the same background as the writer, I thought the article might help explain how some of us got to where we are. As with any other writer, some of his points may be valid, and some others, maybe not πŸ™‚

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  3. mogulpiper says:

    regarding the author’s reason #1, for a long time i’ve been unsure about applying the “logic” of man to the logic of God so completely. certainly, there are essential truths that He expects us to accept, but the idea that “someone must be wrong” or inferring that someone must be IN the wrong every time two people disagree doesn’t seem consistent with God’s logic/plan. for example, those who ate meat sacrificed to idols and those who didn’t, or those who celebrated holidays and those who didn’t…in matters of conscious or matters of liberty, can’t two opposing views be “right” in that both are still pleasing God, even if one may not “possess the knowledge?” of course, many will differ on what those “essential” truths are, and that’s where things get sticky.

    regarding reason #2, i don’t think the author is correct in assuming those who may question him in this way are saying he has to “abandon his convictions.” they could just be pointing out the danger in his assumption that “other people are wrong” just because they might disagree with his convictions. it’s very possible that they are simply trying to open a dialogue and discuss the issue because it concerns them and could be detrimental to the ultimate cause of Christ, but he immediately jumps to extreme conclusions. granted, he says that he’s willing to admit he may be wrong, but then seems to infer that he’s unwilling to assume other people could be right when they are in disagreement with him, which is contradictory. it just seems like lip-service humility.

    regarding reason #3, i have the same questions as reason #1. according to man’s logic, there is one answer to everything. one correct interpretation of every scripture that every man is held to. i wouldn’t doubt that God can see things through the lens of a different logic, however. one that allows two truth-seeking, God-fearing men to interpret a particular scripture somewhat differently and still be redeemed in His view. again, i think the author is incorrect in his assumption regarding this issue as well, that anyone who questions his interpretation is asking him to “abandon scripture”. certainly not, for they are using the same scripture as him!

    one concerning thing about the attitudes of those like the author is this way of taking things to such an extreme, or overstating the intentions of the other party. for example, assuming that every person that questions him in these ways is automatically an extreme ecuminicalist or universalist, or that they are actually asking him to completely abandon any of these three things (human logic, convictions, or scripture). there are some good points in this article but to me they are clouded over by the common knee-jerk reaction to flail about with incorrect assumptions and accusations when another disciple of Christ questions YOUR particular opinions on some hot-button issues. i’ve been guilty of the same, of course : )

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  4. Well said, Matt. I specifically agree with the part about “two truth seeking, God fearing men to interpret a particular scripture somewhat differently and still be redeemed in His view.” I think this is key…and what I appreciate about our group – coming together despite not being on the exact same page on every issue. I think it’s really dangerous to exclude and ostracize anyone who doesn’t think exactly like you.

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