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May 26, 2017 at 16:07
Now you’re making progress into hick territory.😃 I welcome you Wally into our community. 😃👍
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May 26, 2017 at 16:29
May 26, 2017 at 17:38
Go, Baptists! 🙂
May 26, 2017 at 17:51
Yeah! I have a Lutheran friend who I hope reads that LOL.
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May 26, 2017 at 17:57
I of course praise the Lord for Luther and the other early Reformers. From our vantage point we can say he didn’t go far enough but they were giant steps at the time.
May 26, 2017 at 18:10
Yes, I am glad they did what they did. But, as you know I don’t think the true New Testament churches ever disappeared. Ask anybody at our place and we would say we are not Protestants in the first place.
May 26, 2017 at 18:25
Right, Wally. I do remember your beliefs on that and I respect them. Not directly related, I recently read an observation from an unbelieving historian that seeker mega-church evangelicals generally feel no connection to the Reformation because they don’t know the history and their pastors don’t bring it up.
May 26, 2017 at 18:34
Really? That’s interesting. Not surprising though
May 27, 2017 at 08:54
You might also be an Anglican or Episcopalian.
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May 27, 2017 at 10:11
Ha maybe so
May 29, 2017 at 20:00
Yep… the protestants think you’re catholic and the catholics think you’re protestant.
May 27, 2017 at 10:58
Wally, I remember the first time I attended church with my Pentacostal in-laws, we went to Sunday evening service where they really let their hair down. Somebody started speaking in tongues and everybody else started waving their hands, crying and praying, which, honestly, scared the bejeezes out of me. I ran out of the sanctuary, crying. I’m not making this up, I really thought I’d stumbled into some kind of satanic cult! I’d just never seen this kind of behaviour before and it freaked me out.
On the other hand, my husband (boyfriend at the time) had a similar reaction the first time he attended a Lutheran service with me, lol. He was confused by the liturgy – all the standing up, sitting down, chanting etc…he was pretty freaked out too and wondered if we were all brainwashed or something.
We have a good laugh about it now!
May 27, 2017 at 11:34
Years ago, when my daughter became interested in church, she went to an Assembly of God church, and played in the praise band. She talked me into coming once, and some fellow stood up and began talking in tongues. My reaction was very similar, minus the tears. Spiritually it didn’t bother me or disturb me, as I frankly didn’t care about the stuff then. I just thought it was very odd and was a ready made reason for me to keep thumbing my nose are religious nuts.
We don’t do any liturgy, and I really have almost no experience with it. I did attend a Catholic service once, and just followed along.
We say we have no liturgy, but we do do the same things, the same way, every Sunday. LOL.
We are EXTREMELY staid in our conduct. I like to say if a person kills a fly during service, then can only use one hand, lest somebody think they are clapping.
Way back during the VBS closing service, the Spirit really moved and a couple people, including me, actually put BOTH hands in the air. People are still looking at us sideways over that I think. My step daughter says some of the older people over where she sits actually gasped.
May 27, 2017 at 12:34
They gasped, lol! That’s funny!
My hands very often go where they wanna go during worship…during prayer I find myself holding my hands, palms up as if I am receiving, in front of me. As I sing, it is often with face turned up towards heaven, eyes closed.
I don’t know if it’s the Spirit at work in me, moving me to express something outwardly or what. It feels spontaneous – and yet somehow ritualized at the same time. Hard to explain.
*shrugs* I just go with it. Ain’t nothing wrong with having an emotional reaction and expressing it outwardly.
May 27, 2017 at 12:57
I agree, there is nothing wrong with it at all. Self centered, gratuitous emotional displays are not good, but nothing wrong with a display of what is really in your heart.
May 28, 2017 at 02:43
May 28, 2017 at 08:23
I try to stay out of the interdenominational battles. I am still waiting for the clerical types to armor up, climb up on big horses and start jousting. Wouldn’t that be fun to watch?
Seriously. Until I am dead — and maybe not then (God is full of surprises.) — I am quite certain I will not understand the Bible, my heart, or God’s Creation well enough to even begin to understand Him.
All we can do is love each other, share what we think we understand, and leave the stones on the ground where they belong.
May 28, 2017 at 09:13
“All we can do is love each other, share what we think we understand, and leave the stones on the ground where they belong.”
That was awesome.
May 29, 2017 at 20:56
Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are!
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