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    Luke 21:1 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.
    2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.
    3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
    4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

    What is the logic here ? The logic is that the rich were always giving out of their wealth, meaning they were still wealthy after they had finished giving. To match the widow's offering they would have to give themselves poor first so that they would be giving out of their poverty. Something to think about for those who pay their tithe and then stay abundantly wealthy on the remaining 90 percent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    You know I hate to say this, because it's kinda mean, but you guys really do deserve a real good mocking for some of this tomfoolery you are posting.

    Some of Nikos' comments especially come across like a really bad SNL parody. Seriously.
    But but but...Nikos is really the victim here!!! ALL he is doing is having a calm rational discussion but we are misunderstanding him as usual!!

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    Here's a link to the "LETTER OF REMOVAL".

    https://inchristandunchurched.files....38721660_n.jpg

    Note that if you are a pastor, you have immunity.

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    Well the policy membership III portion of the letter clearly states that there are Excusable Reasons such as being sick or shut in that are taken into account as it pertains to membership so this is simply tells me that this may be some kind of clerical or administrative mix up especially since the letter wasn't necessarily handcrafted by the pastor ...

    Just looks like they were purging membership rolls and this particular lady's situation wasn't taken into account properly hence the brouhaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Here's a link to the "LETTER OF REMOVAL".

    https://inchristandunchurched.files....38721660_n.jpg

    Note that if you are a pastor, you have immunity.
    I just read the letter and that explains it all. It almost brought tears .. These people are cruel, vicious and vile and deserve to be attacked by the media. They brought upon themselves.

    They are not Christ like whatsoever

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAP View Post


    Well the policy membership III portion of the letter clearly states that there are Excusable Reasons such as being sick or shut in that are taken into account as it pertains to membership so this is simply tells me that this may be some kind of clerical or administrative mix up especially since the letter wasn't necessarily handcrafted by the pastor ...

    Just looks like they were purging membership rolls and this particular lady's situation wasn't taken into account properly hence the brouhaha
    >Excusable Reasons such as being sick or shut in or a pastor.

    do as I say...

    Well, now that we have the document, I'll hang with my original thought... Even the pagans know better!

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    LOVE IT!!! Perfect picture of BAP, Nikos & Victoryword
    Glad you think that I am compassionate enough to get the wheel chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pentecali View Post
    Then let's hear it. Let's hear the pastor's side. I'm ALL ears.
    If this wasn't true and I was the pastor, I would be doing EVERYTHING to get my point across

    The silence is deafening
    Such an emotional creature my Pentecostal friend from California. Ah, to be young and so full of testosterone

    Anyway, the pastor's side is as I stated earlier which is, as Joe Friday used to say, "Just the facts mam, just the facts."

    I would have investigated the matter, looked into the issue, visited the lady and her family, and worked from there. However, ours is not a large church at the moment so it is a simple task for me. Church size and membership numbers depends on whether or not the pastor can do all of that or have one of his assistants do it.

    After that then I would make my determination from there.

    Now tell me Penti, how should I handle the 92 year old grandma in my church who is in fornication with her 75 year old boy toy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoryword View Post
    Now tell me Penti, how should I handle the 92 year old grandma in my church who is in fornication with her 75 year old boy toy?
    The same way you handle the 92 year old who doesn't pay her tithe. You should tell her that she is robbing God by failing to pay her tithe and that no robber will inherit the kingdom of God then tell her that she is on her way to eternal hell until she repents of living in that sin. If you cannot recall the two scriptures I'm basing this on, I will be happy to look them up for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pentecali View Post
    I just read the letter and that explains it all. It almost brought tears .. These people are cruel, vicious and vile and deserve to be attacked by the media. They brought upon themselves.

    They are not Christ like whatsoever
    Gheesh .. What a drama queen

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