I've been reading my bible, and that is what has enabled me to discern some truth. And discern religious practice (man made) from what God calls us to do.
Yes I meant the backstabbing "Christians".
I mean Church (TODAY)is nothing what the Bible describes - including most of the followers. It's merely become a club with a CEO pastor getting a high salary from the tithes and offerings. No widows and children are being looked after (just one example) When you compare the first New Testament church and believers you especially see the huge difference. The BIG business church and it's all positve and you name it you can clame it junk....NOT BIBLICAL.
YES sin needs to be dealt with. Especially sin in the church. But the unbeliever's sin is God's business. NOT ONCE did Jesus rebuke sin harshly in an UN-believer. The only time he was HARSH was when he rebuked the "religious folk" of his day and the "church" of his day. All the books of the bible that come in succession after the Gospels, are meant only for the Church(Christians aka believers). They were never meant to convert people. The unbeliever doesn't understand God's ways and therefore cannot understand those "letters to the church".
There is enough of God's character, and teachings in the Gospels to change the whole world....
Now don't take my words out of context - I'm not saying that the whole bible is not to be used or anything of the like. There is a time and a place for all of the bible. The matter is that you must spiritually discern what it is meant for. Thank God for his Holy Spirit. And of course not take scripture out of context to teach something that was never meant to be taught.
Back to the original concern - I heard about Dr. Dino initially on the news. Why it's taboo to mention it I don't understand. But, I think that it is fair game and open for discussion. And, yes in the debate forums. Why? because it sparks debate and would therefore not be suitable for a support forum. God is big business to some people - that isn't how it should be. I think that Jesus would have chased him with a whip.
And I'm not sure why suddenly you and 3230 decided to act so harshly towards me when neither of you have said boo (to me) for weeks and weeks. Neither of you know my heart and can discern correctly from a few typed words in cyber space. Please do not jump to conclusions about me.
Apparently I am a moderator still - but in the debate forums when I post, I post as me.