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Gene Scarborough wrote:Just another sign of the power of CR in Georgia = stupidity for an institution of "higher learning!!!"
Chris wrote:This link includes a clip of an interview with the President.
http://www.11alive.com/news/article/210 ... s-eyebrows
In #3, they omitted "fornication".....an oversight?
Abel wrote:I applaud Shorter for taking a Biblical stand. If one works at a Christian college, I believe they should hold Biblical principles and represent Christ. Drinking and sodomy are not Christlike.
Patterson said the BF&M 2000 highlights that which "we most dearly hold to be true. It is not all that we believe. It is a wonderful summation of the most important aspects of our Christian faith. It is a summation of that which is mutually held among most Southern Baptists that binds us together."
Noting that the majority of the Georgia Baptist Convention's churches have affirmed and adopted the BF&M 2000, Patterson said, "For us to sign the statement of faith is to declare to the churches: 'We are your faithful children; we will represent your view in the higher education arena as you understand it, as we understand. You can count on us to be faithful.'"
Ed Pettibone wrote:
Ed: Welcome Able, I am glad to see that after almost three years of being registered here at BL.C you have decided to get in on the discussion. And I agree with you when you say "If one works at a Christian college, I believe they should hold Biblical principles and represent Christ. " And I agree that homosexual behavior has no place on the campus of a Christian college. Some here object to calling homosexual activity sodomy, but that is another issue. However on the matter of drinking I believe that is a decision for the college and is no ones business but those associated with the school. On the other hand it is tough to support total abstinence as a biblical principle. Lets start with the first public miracle of Jesus, when he turned the water to wine, and when he initiated what we call the lords supper he broke the bread and took the cup of wine to symbolize his body and blood. And no, it was not fresh grape juice, wrong time of year. And at the wedding feast the wine steward says this was the best wine of the day. In that culture this judgement would not have included new wine.
And Able, please do not let this mild difference keep you from posting for another three years.
Gene Scarborough wrote:And Baptists want to say, "We hate the sin, but love the sinner." --- gimme a break =
All the other schools ouside Mercer are bowing to that red-faced / irrate / little church preacher who rises to berate them for dancing on campus---as if the pittance they get from the GBSC is enough to take the grief from such
Abel wrote:From where I sit, it looks like it is Mercer who is bowing to the conformity of the world. It takes backbone to be a Christian and not compromise Biblical principles.
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