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Too Many Churches In This Town!

Posted on 04/27/2013 3:44:31 PM PDT by Vinylly

Across the street from us we have a 'First Congregational United Church of Christ'. They have a lesbian pastor, but still sometimes we have some discussions outside on the street. What took the cake, specially for a supposed religious person is when she said 'The problem with this city is that there are too many Churches.'(Her church is drastically losing membership) My jaw dropped, all I could say is 'The problem with this city is that there is not enough churches preaching the gospel!' (This city has the smallest church attendence in the country) What would you say to a pastor like that?


TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Politics; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: religiousleft; ucc

1 posted on 04/27/2013 3:44:31 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: Vinylly

“Her church is drastically losing membership”

Hey, good news arrives in many forms.


2 posted on 04/27/2013 3:46:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Vinylly

your answer was excellent.

if a person had sufficient time to prepare a reply, perhaps this slight embellishment would be helpful:

“preaching the gospel and trying to live in accordance with its teachings”

but your answer was very to the point for her.


3 posted on 04/27/2013 3:47:06 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Vinylly

I think your response was great! And praise the Lord that her church is losing members. The Holy Spirit is doing HIS job even when people aren’t.


4 posted on 04/27/2013 3:59:30 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Vinylly

Too many churches like hers; just wings of the dim party with potlucks.


5 posted on 04/27/2013 4:01:23 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Vinylly

There is nothing you will ever say to her that will lift the scales off her eyes. She is lesbian and she thinks a woman should be a pastor. You said about all you could.


6 posted on 04/27/2013 4:11:05 PM PDT by freemama
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To: Vinylly

Wow, you missed a great opportunity! You should have said (with complete politeness): if you think there are too many churches in town, why don’t you close yours? I think you should take to her again, but be completely polite and ask her why she thinks there are too many churches. And if she doesn’t want to close her church to alleviate that, isn’t she being intolerant of the people in all those other churches out there?


7 posted on 04/27/2013 4:20:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Vinylly

Wait 12 months and you won’t have to see them anymore after they shut-down.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 4:35:40 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Vinylly

‘The problem with this city is that there is not enough churches preaching the gospel!’

Excellent response. But, of course, she wouldn’t be able to process that answer since she obviously hasn’t done much Bible study (or, is she has, doesn’t believe it).


9 posted on 04/27/2013 4:48:25 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Vinylly

Where is this town?


10 posted on 04/27/2013 4:54:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: F15Eagle

I remember when the UCC church in a small mid-west city had a homosexual pastor back in the late eighties. Once a thriving church, their attendance halved almost immediately. I don’t know how they supported him and his so-called partner thereafter.


11 posted on 04/27/2013 5:09:22 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Vinylly

In my neighborhood alone there are about 30 churches, ranging from little storefronts to big, ornate, expensive ones. And most of them are either Baptist or Evangelical. Homeless people flock to the big ones on Saturday, because they have very generous free food pantries. One street alone has four big churches on it. And on Sunday mornings, they are really jamming. You can hear that soulful gospel music all over the neighborhood.


12 posted on 04/27/2013 5:13:51 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Vinylly

“’First Congregational United Church of Christ’. They have a lesbian pastor,”

That is no church....


13 posted on 04/27/2013 5:31:37 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Vinylly
Are you from Granger? Two of my children were born in Sunnyside. When we moved to SS in the early 80’s I was amazed at how many Churches were in that small town.
15 posted on 04/27/2013 5:38:04 PM PDT by zlala
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To: Vinylly

I would point out that, “where two or three are gathered in His name . . .” and if the leaders of existing churches will not gather in His name, Christians will go elsewhere.


16 posted on 04/27/2013 6:06:53 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Vinylly

She is not a pastor. She is a sexually confused little girl playing dress up.


17 posted on 04/27/2013 6:31:42 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Vinylly

There is only one true Church; the Roman Catholic Church. All of the other institutions they call “churches” are in error. When the Second Vatican Council adopted their false “ecumenism”, they set in motion the erroneous belief among many catholics that other religions are just as good. That is a lie. As Pope Francis has said in a very recent homily, “it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Catholic Church”. Perhaps this Pope is beginning to work the Church back to the truth. But in any case, the lady is right (but probably for the wrong reasons), that there are too many “churches” in any town if there is one more, other than the Catholic Church.


18 posted on 04/27/2013 6:49:42 PM PDT by tomsbartoo (St Pius X watch over us)
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To: fungoking

Watch, she will become a *civil rights* church and a beacon for all discriminated against people in the area. She will probably apply for federal grants for her *outreach* such as talks to kids in highschool, and *support systems* for poor gay kids and adults who are having a hard time coming out of the closet.

Revered Wright seems to be using a variant of this scheme which is probably how he could afford a million dollar house.


19 posted on 04/27/2013 6:53:34 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: tomsbartoo

>> As Pope Francis has said in a very recent homily, “it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Catholic Church”.

Did he say “Roman Catholic Church” or did he say “catholic church”?


20 posted on 04/27/2013 6:59:58 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Vinylly

When the spirit visits a church it overflows in to the parking lot.

When the devil is preaching the spirit goes else where and rot sets in.

There is nothing she can do to save her church (other than repent and start anew)


21 posted on 04/27/2013 7:16:41 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: tomsbartoo

You all are welcome to your beliefs until you start burning Protestants again.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 7:28:37 PM PDT by Kent1957
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To: Vinylly
Obviously she’s only pretending to be a pastor.
23 posted on 04/27/2013 7:35:38 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Vinylly

“What would you say to a pastor like that?”

Don’t worry, you and your buddy Satan are making fine progress.


24 posted on 04/27/2013 7:50:27 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: tomsbartoo

And all the RCCPedophile Priests that molested little boys.The RCC has lots to answer for.


25 posted on 04/27/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Vinylly

“What would you say to a pastor like that?”... Thank You.


26 posted on 04/27/2013 7:58:59 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Vinylly
You are right of course. The UCC hasn't preached the Christian gospel in decades.
27 posted on 04/27/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Paved Paradise

Yes. As far as the UCC is concerned, the Holy Spirit got His hat and left years ago. Those who can hear the voice of the Shepherd have been following.


28 posted on 04/27/2013 8:09:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Vinylly

Your answer was perfect, made me smile.


30 posted on 04/27/2013 8:35:04 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Craftmore
And all the RCCPedophile Priests that molested little boys.The RCC has lots to answer for.

if all the priesta were American, would you say that the U.S had something to answer for??? The men themselves have something to answer for, not the church.......and they weren't pedophiles, they were GAY.

31 posted on 04/27/2013 9:10:25 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: terycarl

they were predatory gay pedophile priests,and the church covered it up,protected them,and moved them from parish to parish so they could continue thier preying on young boys.Dont tell me that only the RCC has the path to heaven.


32 posted on 04/27/2013 9:13:54 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Vinylly

I see that the sex crime obsessives here would tell this dykeroo that there are too many Catholic churches in town and in the world.


34 posted on 04/27/2013 9:21:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bryanw92

The Catholic Church is a group of Churches including the Latin Rite Church (Western Church) (Roman Catholic) 1.2 billion members. There are 22 other autonomous particular churches,(Eastern Rite Churches) They include:

Byzantine Tradition

Melkite Church
Ruthenian Catholic Church
Romanian Catholic Church
Italo-Albanian Catholic Church
Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church
Belarusian Greek Catholic Church
Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Croatian Greek Catholic Church
Greek Byzantine Catholic Church
Hungarian Greek Catholic Church
Macedonian Greek Catholic Church
Russian Catholic Church
Slovak Greek

Antiochian or West Syrian Tradition

Maronite Church
Syriac Catholic Church
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Chaldean or East Syrian Tradition

Chaldean Church
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Armenian Tradition

Armenian Catholic Church

Alexandrian Tradition

Coptic Catholic Church
Ethiopian Catholic Church

All are aligned with Rome and consider the Bishop of Rome as the Seat of Peter and the Representative of Christ on Earth, yet they have their own traditions. They constitute millions of members.

The Catholic Church is working diligently on bringing both the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX)AND many Anglican Churches back into alignment with the Church.

The goal of ALL Churches should be the saving of souls, not the salving of a sinners conscience or the legitimizing of their sin. Without Moral absolutes, there are truly no morals at all.

Francis I SHOULD proclaim that only through the Catholic Church can a person truly come to Christ. He would be remiss in his requirement that he evangelize if he did not.


35 posted on 04/27/2013 10:11:34 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Vinylly
Too Many Churches In This Town!

Are there more churches than bars?

36 posted on 04/28/2013 6:51:46 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: Vinylly

your answer is excellent.


37 posted on 04/28/2013 9:17:53 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Bryanw92

Actually, he simply said “Church”, but the Catholic Church has always (up until Vatican II) taught that there is only one Church, the Catholic Church.


38 posted on 04/28/2013 2:03:41 PM PDT by tomsbartoo (St Pius X watch over us)
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To: Craftmore

Yes they do. And the modernist bishops, popes and priests that promoted and now support the New Theology that grew out of Vatican II will answer to God for their errors. The homosexual priests were all but recruited by the modernists following the Council. Then, when it became apparent that the homosexual priests were practicing their “art” on little boys, the modernist bishops turned their heads and tried to hide it. And Cardinal Bernadine (RIP), the then head of the USCCB, was on the front line of the cover-up––if not directly involved, himself. Still, there is only one true Church, the Roman Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ.


39 posted on 04/28/2013 2:04:33 PM PDT by tomsbartoo (St Pius X watch over us)
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To: Vinylly

I would say “Lady...” (there is no such thing as a woman pastor, leave alone a lesbian pastor), “Lady, you mean your gospel, not Christ’s gospel.”


40 posted on 04/28/2013 11:13:22 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Kent1957

well, the killing went on both sides....


41 posted on 04/28/2013 11:14:24 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Vinylly
Her church is drastically losing membership

Her members are fleeing to the First Church of Obama, Messiah - they give their members free phones, food stamps and easy disability, you know.

42 posted on 04/30/2013 3:53:51 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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