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Old 03-14-2011, 05:59 PM
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There are certain things that as the church we must hold too. For example, my wife's parents were members of the Anglican church for over 30 years and left the church about 3 years ago because the Anglican church of Canada was no longer acknowledging homosexuality as sin and ordaining openly gay priests. That is an example of a reason to divide or leave a church when it no longer follows Gods word. This is an example of something we hold with a closed fist.

For my church, one thing we do that would be an example of an open hand issue is we have a Women on staff that preaches once a month when our Lead pastor needs a break. Now I don't believe that she should be teaching in that setting. If Paul is correct he doesn't allow a women to teach, and I think he is coming from more than just a cultural point of view. This I believe would be something that I would not leave the church over and not divide from those fellow believers.

We don't do infant baptisms, all our elders are male. Membership is only for believers.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:52 PM
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How should people deal with these secondary issues if the church doesnt follow scripture?
Does your church do any of the things that I asked about in the first post?
As a pastor, if the church that I was serving at was not following scripture, I would let them know it and change the issues right then. If they didnt want the issues to be addressed, I couldnt serve there.

As a member of a church, I would first go to the pastor, then the elders, and then if the church wasnt willing to change, once again, I couldnt serve there.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:06 AM
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As a member of a church, I would first go to the pastor, then the elders, and then if the church wasnt willing to change, once again, I couldnt serve there.
Good post, you gave me things to think about.
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My sister's church will do an infant baptism but the individual is expected to be baptized later in life when they are ready.

Is infant baptism wrong even if it isn't mentioned or backed up by the bible?
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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RC Sproul does a two part sermon on infant baptism and believer baptism. You can find on the itunes podcast under Renewing your Mind.
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RC Sproul does a two part sermon on infant baptism and believer baptism. You can find on the itunes podcast under Renewing your Mind.
Thanks, Mag!
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