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    Quote Originally Posted by Pentecali View Post
    So, for you folks that agree with this churches way of handling this, if this was YOUR MOTHER, you would be fine with it?

    I believe it was your loved one, some of you would feel differently.

    If they treated my mother like this they would have hell to pay
    Figures.

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    Yes, we should pay our tithes but where is the compassion for a little old lady... and where is the document she signed when she became a member saying she agrees to pay tithes as a promise and as a commitment. It's conjecture to say she agreed to this, so we don't no whether she did or not.

    Point is, she is 92 and church is probably one of the few if not the only social contact she has with other people so her church is skrewing up by kicking her out. The media is going to chime in on this shortly and to them it will be almost as bad as not accepting homosexuality!

    God is not going to send her to hell over this, so why should we???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Truck View Post

    God is not going to send her to hell over this, so why should we???
    Because she broke a man made rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabrett View Post
    Is this how you preach and teach from the pulpit Nikos?
    I don't preach for people to break rules. I expect people should honor the group they are in and if they can't then

    GET OUT!

    If this happened to my Mother who would now be over 100 yrs, I would withdraw membership and go to another church that I agreed with. I would not cause trouble or tell her to keep going there and cause trouble. God forbid that I would expect them to have mercy on her and let her come as a rule-breaker. No way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    Figures.
    That doesn't answer my question.

    Again, you would be fine with your mother being treated in this manner at age 92?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    I don't preach for people to break rules. I expect people should honor the group they are in and if they can't then

    GET OUT!
    I grew up in a church environment like this.. Hardline Holiness or Hell .. When it's not balanced with love & compassion, it produces a lot of bitter broken people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Truck View Post
    Yes, we should pay our tithes but where is the compassion for a little old lady... and where is the document she signed when she became a member saying she agrees to pay tithes as a promise and as a commitment. It's conjecture to say she agreed to this, so we don't no whether she did or not.

    Point is, she is 92 and church is probably one of the few if not the only social contact she has with other people so her church is skrewing up by kicking her out. The media is going to chime in on this shortly and to them it will be almost as bad as not accepting homosexuality!

    God is not going to send her to hell over this, so why should we???
    Quit worrying about the church. The church is wrong. The lady should thank the church for kicking her out since she did not have the horse sense to get out a long time ago. You can blame the church till the cows come home, but so what. This is America and they have every right to set up their church as they will. But to get your britches up in a wad because they kicked her out, being the old lady that she is, for just being what they are is STUPID!

    Don't give her any mercy! I am glad they didn't It isn't the only church in town that she can attend.


    The comments here are Nonsensical! Ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pentecali View Post
    So, for you folks that agree with this churches way of handling this, if this was YOUR MOTHER, you would be fine with it?

    I believe it was your loved one, some of you would feel differently.

    If they treated my mother like this they would have hell to pay
    The simple Point is You dont KNOW the church's way of handling this .. You only heard the media Report as well as the Nephews take on the matter.

    For all you know it may have been a clerical error where the 92 year old woman got included in a list of none active members ..If it happens to be a big church its very possible where she wasnt neccessarily singled out. The article does say she wasnt the only one who received the letter.

    Like I told Colonel I probably have very little in common doctrinallY with Black Baptist Churches but one thing I can say about Black Baptist Churches even more than WOF they do believe in community and visiting the sick and the shut in and fellowshipping with one another outside church. That's why I am not in such a rush to believe everything I read in the press ..

    They very well may be wrong in their actions but simple point is we don't have all the facts and the bible warns us against answering matter's before fully hearing them

    So instead of threatening people with hell to pay why not simply pray for all involved ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabrett View Post
    Scripture is our guideline. The Spirit and love of God rules us.
    But God is a God of order isn't he ?

    You cant just do things willy nilly under the guise of "Love". You will be out of business very quickly

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