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Grandma Bee

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Found an interesting article that everyone should read called, "What is an Evangelical?"
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Found an interesting article that everyone should read called, "What is an Evangelical?"

What is deeply troubling is how the world seeks to divide the body of Christ and we are oh so eager to help.  That Church sings odd songs and thus can't really be saved.  Or that Christian votes for Democrats/Republicans and if those looking at him are in the other party, then he/she can't be right with the Lord.  Everyone knows that Jesus is a card carrying member of the _________ Party.  You fill in the blank.  Did you read this?

Defining "Evangelicals" in an Election Year: What is an evangelical?

       

Here we go again. Presidential elections are coming and the role of "the evangelicals" is predictably becoming a hot political story.

Ironically, voices on both the right and the left want to describe most or all evangelicals as zealous members of the ultra-conservative political base.

Why? Perhaps because some conservative Republicans want to claim a religious legitimacy and constituency for their ideological agenda, and some liberal writers seem hell-bent on portraying religious people as intellectually-flawed right-wing crazies with dangerous plans for the country.

Let me try to be clear as someone who is part of a faith community that is, once again, being misrepresented, manipulated, and maligned. Most people believe me to be a progressive political voice in America. And I am an evangelical Christian.

I believe in one God, the centrality and Lordship of God's son Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, the authority of the scriptures, the saving death of the crucified Christ and his bodily resurrection -- not as a metaphor but a historical event. Yep, the whole nine yards.

               
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From where I sit it's the Republican Party which is dividing the body of Christ and it is deliberate.

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Found an interesting article that everyone should read called, "What is an Evangelical?"

I can't tell you how glad I am to see someone reclaiming the title.  How dare the Republican Party try to equate their party with Christianity?  I'm not saying that it's unchristian to be a Republican, only that it's unchristian to assume that any political party has a lock on Christianity.
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Evangelical= Witnessing to ones faith in the Father Creator, His only begotten Son First Of the Resurrection, Having been Crucified, Buried, and Risen ChristJesus, & the Holy Spirit A promise made By The Son, In The Gospel (Good News) New Testament Of the Holy Written Word Of Our LORD Father God, EL  and Savior.  His Son Named "Immanuel"  In The Book Of Isaiah, To Be Called Jesus In The  Gospel Books Of John, Luke,

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Evangelical= Witnessing to ones faith in the Father Creator, His only begotten Son First Of the Resurrection, Having been Crucified, Buried, and Risen ChristJesus, & the Holy Spirit A promise made By The Son, In The Gospel (Good News) New Testament Of the Holy Written Word Of Our LORD Father God, EL  and Savior.  His Son Named "Immanuel"  In The Book Of Isaiah, To Be Called Jesus In The  Gospel Books Of John, Luke,


I like what you said, I think that there has been so many false phophets that people have forgotten that Christianity is about Jesus!!!
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Evangelical= Witnessing to ones faith in the Father Creator, His only begotten Son First Of the Resurrection, Having been Crucified, Buried, and Risen ChristJesus, & the Holy Spirit A promise made By The Son, In The Gospel (Good News) New Testament Of the Holy Written Word Of Our LORD Father God, EL  and Savior.  His Son Named "Immanuel"  In The Book Of Isaiah, To Be Called Jesus In The  Gospel Books Of John, Luke,


I like what you said, I think that there has been so many false phophets that people have forgotten that Christianity is about Jesus!!!

When A Christian speaks the truth as The Holy Spirit Reveals HIS WORD There is little the Enemy can say. The Enemy being the anti-Christ. OUR witness is Given to us By THE LORD. Advise for anyone that is looking toward the afterlife. WORSHIP GOD, IN SPIRIT and TRUTH This is what HE SEEKS.

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Evangelical= Witnessing to ones faith in the Father Creator, His only begotten Son First Of the Resurrection, Having been Crucified, Buried, and Risen ChristJesus, & the Holy Spirit A promise made By The Son, In The Gospel (Good News) New Testament Of the Holy Written Word Of Our LORD Father God, EL  and Savior.  His Son Named "Immanuel"  In The Book Of Isaiah, To Be Called Jesus In The  Gospel Books Of John, Luke,


I like what you said, I think that there has been so many false phophets that people have forgotten that Christianity is about Jesus!!!

When A Christian speaks the truth as The Holy Spirit Reveals HIS WORD There is little the Enemy can say. The Enemy being the anti-Christ. OUR witness is Given to us By THE LORD. Advise for anyone that is looking toward the afterlife. WORSHIP GOD, IN SPIRIT and TRUTH This is what HE SEEKS.


I guess some people will always keep their eyes close because they don't want to hear the Truth because then they will have to change and they love the dark so they worship false gods.
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Evangelical= Witnessing to ones faith in the Father Creator, His only begotten Son First Of the Resurrection, Having been Crucified, Buried, and Risen ChristJesus, & the Holy Spirit A promise made By The Son, In The Gospel (Good News) New Testament Of the Holy Written Word Of Our LORD Father God, EL  and Savior.  His Son Named "Immanuel"  In The Book Of Isaiah, To Be Called Jesus In The  Gospel Books Of John, Luke,


I like what you said, I think that there has been so many false phophets that people have forgotten that Christianity is about Jesus!!!

When A Christian speaks the truth as The Holy Spirit Reveals HIS WORD There is little the Enemy can say. The Enemy being the anti-Christ. OUR witness is Given to us By THE LORD. Advise for anyone that is looking toward the afterlife. WORSHIP GOD, IN SPIRIT and TRUTH This is what HE SEEKS.



I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was to see you posting with us again Susan, our blog and message boards have come a long way.   The board "Scripture Exploration" isn't catching on as fast as I would like, but I am sure in time it will.

My constant pray is "Lord, I want to be right with you in all ways.  Tell me what I ought to do and say in all my life."  I believe in a continuous Sanctification which allows the Holy Spirit to continually teach us new truths and mold us into the people He wants us to be.  I fear that far too many people who call themselves Christian act more like followers of the Anti-Christ because they never turned their lives over to God by receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Many don't even know about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit or being Sanctified.  I just wish that I could reach out to more and feel so limited.
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From where I sit it's the Republican Party which is dividing the body of Christ and it is deliberate.

Oh course they have, they have a divide and conquer mentality.  Something which Christ would never have approved of.
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