- 22 july 2014 -
Not A Church Is At It Again
as i inferred in may of 2012 by quoting the reader board of the marysville Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship "church", this is not a church...
here is one side of the reader board for about the last 3 or 4 weeks:
to quote the "Who We Are" page:
The Unitarian Universalist, UU, faith tradition has thrived for hundreds of years. Arising from a Judeo-Christian base, we are committed to living our values more in deeds than in creeds, grounding our lives on seven guiding principles for ethical action.
We welcome the various religious and philosophical views of our members and invite persons with diverse life experiences and cultural backgrounds to join our community.
just this part of the statement has so many problems, here are three: 1. "living our values more in deeds than in creeds" -- that's like saying you can work on a car without first having knowledge about cars and the manufacturers design. God gives us His word (creed) so we know how He would have us to live (deed). biblically speaking, God calls us to deeds AND creeds 2. "grounding our lives on seven guiding principles" -- uh, guiding principles from where? a scripture refence please 3. "We welcome the various religious and philosophical views of our members and invite persons with diverse life experiences and cultural backgrounds to join our community." -- commentary follwing the bibilcal text.
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
- Jude 1:3 ESV
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols?
- 2 corinthians 6:14-16a ESV
sorry, but God said there is only one true faith and that is the one He delivered to us via the teaching of the apostles and the written text in the Bible. those who believe in allah, buddha, the god of mormonism (NOT the God of the bible), etc or those who say they believe in the God of the bible, but in fact he is really a god of thier own making (for example "my god is not a judging god"), do not believe in the One True God and therefore are not a part of the Body of Christ.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
- 2 timothy 3:1-9 ESV
note the context here is WITHIN the church. Interesting how paul says to AVOID people who have a form of godliness, not inivte them into our church.
- 21 july 2014 -
I Had A Dream...?
last night i dreamed. it seems like it was only about 5 seconds worth of dreaming.
i dreamed about floss...sort of...
i dreamed that i was flossing...
I was flossing with white floss...
...with a white...
yes, a white extension cord. ???