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Author Topic: Is there any form of Christianity which takes the Bible symbolically?  (Read 9813 times)
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« Reply #30: March 23, 2010, 11:16:32 pm »

Do you prefer quantity to quality?


Do you really think that the specific Christians to whom you are referring are some how superior?  'Cause that's how that statement is coming across. 

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« Reply #31: March 23, 2010, 11:27:16 pm »

Do you really think that the specific Christians to whom you are referring are some how superior?  'Cause that's how that statement is coming across. 

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I do believe that there are distinct times and place where the church is especially pleasing or especially displeasing to God. And I feel that, second only to the church in the times of the martyrs (the church of Smyrna), the combination of missionary zeal, sound doctrine, and personal holiness which characterized the church of that era (which corresponds to the church of Philadelphia in the breakdown of the seven churches by era as taught by Hal Lindsey, among others) was especially pleasing to God.
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« Reply #32: March 24, 2010, 08:16:54 am »

Do you prefer quantity to quality?

Many fundamentalists claim that their version of Christianity is a return to the beliefs of early Christianity. As far as I can tell American Protestant Christianity circa 1725 to 1840 does not qualify as "early Christianity" by any normal definition of the term, so I'm confused.
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« Reply #33: March 24, 2010, 01:55:40 pm »

Do you prefer quantity to quality?


Not everyone will find this an either or question.  I suspect we do not share the same ideas about what is quality.
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« Reply #34: March 24, 2010, 09:51:35 pm »

Many fundamentalists claim that their version of Christianity is a return to the beliefs of early Christianity. As far as I can tell American Protestant Christianity circa 1725 to 1840 does not qualify as "early Christianity" by any normal definition of the term, so I'm confused.

I believe that the first and second great awakenings (largely) exemplified the intent of what early Christianity was intended to be. However, our records from the first century (outside of the Scriptures) are spotty and subject to debate, so I am refraining from claiming that the Great Awakenings were "1st century Christianity rediscovered". I merely claim that it was a time of great spiritual power and divine movement, and that the best of what made it so is worthy of emulation today.
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« Reply #35: March 24, 2010, 09:52:28 pm »

I suspect we do not share the same ideas about what is quality.

That I do not doubt.
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« Reply #36: March 24, 2010, 10:03:45 pm »

I merely claim that it was a time of great spiritual power and divine movement, and that the best of what made it so is worthy of emulation today.

I can fully agree with the first part and at least not object strongly to the second. Smiley
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