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Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 06:55 PM
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Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

Thank-you no caste and RedeZra for all of your interest and wisdom. It's been a wild ride...hasn't it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-y1VUdnQXo I am sort of shutting down with the shutdown of...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

The 'Law of Confusion' is a descriptive and appropriate term...but I tend to eschew obfuscation...and to espouse elucidation. A Christocentric eschatological theological approach to scriptural...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

In all of the posts on this website, I could easily have taken positions opposite of those that I chose. It is so easy to think that you are right and the other person is wrong. Sometimes I think one...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

I have made it clear that I support the idea of a Red Letter Lectionary, which focuses on the teachings of Jesus! And that each, and every sermon should be based upon the words of Christ! However,...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

It's obvious that I'm a salesperson for the Constitution of the United States and the Red Letter Teachings of Jesus! But is it enough to simply study these documents in a free standing manner,...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

Have you found this site to be convincing? I can't imagine anyone not biting my bait, hook, line, and sinker! Just kidding! I have tried to provide an arrow, pointing in the right direction! Not a...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

There is something attractive about the names United Nations and New World Order! They seem to imply a world at peace, with liberty and justice for all! Sigh! But sometimes things are not what they...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

I once told someone that Jesus was a Jew, and he became very upset! I don't know what his religious background was! Jesus is not a neutral figure!

Do Jews have a problem with Jesus? I really...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

“class...Class...CLASS...SHUDDUPP! Thank-you!”

“Question: When does church + state + people = a bad thing?”

Answer:

Corrupt Centralized Coercive Government (Constitution ignored!)
+...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a women lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

As a teen, in 1975, in a hangar at the Hollywood-Burbank Airport, I recall watching and listening to Ronald Reagan state his intention to seek the presidency of the United States! I still have a copy...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

Why is there so much agony and ecstasy connected with reproduction? Most people want sex, straight or otherwise, and find it supremely enjoyable, but why are there so many problems? Is the fact that...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

It's a confusing world out there, isn't it! One person tells you this and another person tells you that! A man was asked, "what is the biggest problem in America...ignorance or apathy?" Quickly, the...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

With the shutdown of Avalon...here are some goals to help keep me busy:

To read the Declaration of Independence completely through once every week throughout the year! This is what got the...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

What do you think about presidential elections? Who would you like to see as the next President of the United States? What is your basis for making this important decision? Does your faith play a...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

In the Old Testament, Micah 6:8 reads "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." NIV

In the...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

I am convinced that we need to study the Constitution and the Gospels side by side, and notice the underlying principles in both! They both need to be studied in both a devotional and a scholarly...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

What do you think about secret societies? Are you afraid of them? Are you paranoid? Some people say I'm paranoid. But just 'cause I'm paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get me!

Frankly, I...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

Did you go to a Christmas Eve service? I did! It was very nice! They even had a Thurifer in charge of the incense! They use incense 3 times a year! I love incense, but some people are allergic, so...
Forum: Spirituality 04-04-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

I offer the following as a suggestion rather than as a dogmatic assertion. It seems to make sense to me, but it is not orthodox or widely believed! It could be considered to be heresy! So burn me!
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Forum: Spirituality 04-03-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

The following true story was printed in the December 2006 issue of “The American Organist” magazine:

The brand new pastor and his wife were assigned, as their first ministry, to reopen a church in...
Forum: Spirituality 04-03-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

The brother of one of my childhood friends was a young boy when the first Russian satellite was launched into orbit. At Christmastime, his church school teacher asked, "the wise-men looked up, and...
Forum: Spirituality 04-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

The following is from the back cover of a book which I recently purchased, entitled The “Complete Gospels“, edited by Robert J. Miller and published by Polebridge Press:

From the editors of the...
Forum: Spirituality 04-03-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

Years ago, I read a book by Bertrand Russell entitled, "Why I Am Not a Christian". It was a negative, critical, pseudo-intellectual book! I do not recommend it! The thought from the book that stuck...
Forum: Spirituality 04-03-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 89,907
Posted By orthodoxymoron
Re: Red Letter Church

Can you picture Jesus driving a Ferrari, wearing a sweat-suit and a Rolex watch as He pulls out of His beach-house driveway? Most would recoil from such a thought! Some would say that to suggest this...
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