alprova...no...not the "entire" congregation - the Elders of that congregation. Any member is free to leave and attend some place else - if that's what they choose to do....
Agree with them or not...Ridgedale was attempting to handle their matters within the confines of the congregational environment. Paul in 1 Cor. 6 was rebuking that congregation back then because they were 'flaunting' their differences before unbelieving authorities. That's what happened in this story...the press and Mr. Bennett are the ones who took the story from the confines of the congregation....
It appears that everyone can quote Matthew 7:1; however, very few even know about John 7:24 which tells us to 'judge'. Of course, hypocritical judging is wrong: condemning someone for the very thing you are practicing is wrong. Also...1 Corinthians 5:12 tell Christians that they "must" judge other Christians.
Thank you..."Tea Party"!
Dang...people! It's not about religion...it's about the jihad!
Just sitting here wondering...at what stage would society be - if the majority 'believed' these naive cartoons...?
Seldom you do; but, you finally made a statement/drawing that I agree with...!
Oh...I get it! Great cartoon...'Fox' is waiting on the “fiscal cliff” to arrive when those series of tax breaks set to expire Dec. 31 happens and those new taxes starting in January related to federal health care reform get here. Good one Clay! :0(
The 'Little Red Hen'...this cartoon brings that story alive....
The President is already 'practicing' his farewell speech...he's giving into the “bully”...when he made the statement during the second debate...“...that's one of the commitments I made when I was president”. Love it!