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    The true church is within the visible church. The scripture speaks of the wheat and tares growing together. This means that the true church is within the visible church.
    It will surprise you to know that there are members of the true church in many denominations other than the one you attend. The Independents think they are they only ones. Not so! Yet that is why they are so snooty judgmental. They need to wake up and realize that there are others in the body and how shocking to know that you are not superior to others.
    So humble down!!! Climb down off your high stool and get down where there is some reality. Being in a denominational church, I have seen many leave with that haughty attitude that they have some special corner on spiritual things. They love to parade themselves around in front of everybody. Look at me they say. Really? We better be looking at Jesus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    The true church is within the visible church. The scripture speaks of the wheat and tares growing together. This means that the true church is within the visible church.
    It will surprise you to know that there are members of the true church in many denominations other than the one you attend. The Independents think they are they only ones. Not so! Yet that is why they are so snooty judgmental. They need to wake up and realize that there are others in the body and how shocking to know that you are not superior to others.
    So humble down!!! Climb down off your high stool and get down where there is some reality. Being in a denominational church, I have seen many leave with that haughty attitude that they have some special corner on spiritual things. They love to parade themselves around in front of everybody. Look at me they say. Really? We better be looking at Jesus!
    No judgement in this rant at all, hey?

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    He does have a point though.

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    He does have a point.. but here's what I think AJ might be pointing out too.


    IF you're keeping your own eyes on Jesus, you probably don't have time or inclination to be watching others and making judgments about their walk.

    Since we know there are wheat ad tares.. and we know, at this point, we can't uproot one without uprooting the other.. maybe it's a better deal to let God sort them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    The true church is within the visible church. The scripture speaks of the wheat and tares growing together. This means that the true church is within the visible church.
    It will surprise you to know that there are members of the true church in many denominations other than the one you attend. The Independents think they are they only ones. Not so! Yet that is why they are so snooty judgmental. They need to wake up and realize that there are others in the body and how shocking to know that you are not superior to others.
    So humble down!!! Climb down off your high stool and get down where there is some reality. Being in a denominational church, I have seen many leave with that haughty attitude that they have some special corner on spiritual things. They love to parade themselves around in front of everybody. Look at me they say. Really? We better be looking at Jesus!
    Some Independents think they are the only ones or the best.
    Some Denominations think they are the only ones or the best.

    Pride crosses through them both. Haughtiness can be found both places.

    If a Denominationalist points at the Independents and cries haughty, prideful, rebellious; they only show their own pride.
    If an Independent points at the Denominations and cries haughty, prideful, rebellious; they only show their own pride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabrett View Post
    Some Independents think they are the only ones or the best.
    Some Denominations think they are the only ones or the best.

    Pride crosses through them both. Haughtiness can be found both places.

    If a Denominationalist points at the Independents and cries haughty, prideful, rebellious; they only show their own pride.
    If an Independent points at the Denominations and cries haughty, prideful, rebellious; they only show their own pride.
    Sometimes but not always. It is possible that the denomination is just preaching the Bible and it hits hard on some pompous charismatics who split off and ended up creating their own denomination or organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Femme* View Post
    He does have a point.. but here's what I think AJ might be pointing out too.


    IF you're keeping your own eyes on Jesus, you probably don't have time or inclination to be watching others and making judgments about their walk.

    Since we know there are wheat ad tares.. and we know, at this point, we can't uproot one without uprooting the other.. maybe it's a better deal to let God sort them out.
    Quote Originally Posted by papabrett View Post
    Some Independents think they are the only ones or the best.
    Some Denominations think they are the only ones or the best.

    Pride crosses through them both. Haughtiness can be found both places.

    If a Denominationalist points at the Independents and cries haughty, prideful, rebellious; they only show their own pride.
    If an Independent points at the Denominations and cries haughty, prideful, rebellious; they only show their own pride.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    Sometimes but not always. It is possible that the denomination is just preaching the Bible and it hits hard on some pompous charismatics who split off and ended up creating their own denomination or organization.
    There are the pompous in every denomination, split off and organization. People are people where every you go, church, secular, business, ad nauseam.

    There is not one denomination or independent that is 100% correct on Bible interpretation or revelation. It's always subject to the founding people and the current teachers and preachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    Sometimes but not always. It is possible that the denomination is just preaching the Bible and it hits hard on some pompous charismatics who split off and ended up creating their own denomination or organization.
    Sometimes, but not always. It is possible that the independent is just preaching the Bible and it hits hard on some pompous pentecostals who force the independent out of their church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos View Post
    The true church is within the visible church. The scripture speaks of the wheat and tares growing together. This means that the true church is within the visible church.
    It will surprise you to know that there are members of the true church in many denominations other than the one you attend. The Independents think they are they only ones. Not so! Yet that is why they are so snooty judgmental. They need to wake up and realize that there are others in the body and how shocking to know that you are not superior to others.
    So humble down!!! Climb down off your high stool and get down where there is some reality. Being in a denominational church, I have seen many leave with that haughty attitude that they have some special corner on spiritual things. They love to parade themselves around in front of everybody. Look at me they say. Really? We better be looking at Jesus!
    Nothing here, Nikos even addresses anything I have been saying..Of course THE church is scattered in these various denominations and in non denominational churches and some even not in a church..that has nothing to do with the many that are bound by their denominational doctrine..

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