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God-Lite Doesn’t Cut It: Americans like a stouter brand.
nationalreview.com ^ | June 07, 2005, 7:47 a.m. | Dave Shiflett

Posted on 06/07/2005 8:26:10 AM PDT by Destro

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1 posted on 06/07/2005 8:26:10 AM PDT by Destro
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To: Destro

I can't seem to find a traditionalist protestant church here in Portland, OR. Does anyone have any recommendations?


2 posted on 06/07/2005 8:29:59 AM PDT by piceapungens
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To: Destro

They have seminaries where noone believes in God? Including the teachers? That's like having a brewery with no beer. What's the point?


3 posted on 06/07/2005 8:31:28 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: piceapungens

I don't know about Oregon but I have seen a religious test in which your answers tell you which church is most closely aligned to your beliefs. That might be a starting point If you could find it. I found it to be accurate.


4 posted on 06/07/2005 8:33:54 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: BipolarBob

Seems like I have heard my hubby several times quote a verse in the new testament about churches that have a form of godliness but no substance. I believe it is just a sign of the end times, a sign of our lack of depth of character and our lack of commitment to God. Perhaps a desciption of the whore that Revelations speaks of.

Sorry, but I do not know where that particular scripture is.


5 posted on 06/07/2005 8:45:06 AM PDT by PreviouslyA-Lurker (...where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18)
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To: Destro
They profess a belief in sin, and especially sexual sin, which wins them little admiration.

"Little" admiration from the author, apparently. They get plenty of admiration from me for standing up to the fag mafia! And from almost everyone I know as well.

They submit themselves to a God stern in His ways and harsh in his judgments,...

You don't say? A God who is stern enough to think that God makes the rules? Heavens to mergatroid!

...a God to which they will be accountable one fearful day.

Fearful for the author maybe, but personally I think I'm going to like it when the time comes!

6 posted on 06/07/2005 8:50:21 AM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: piceapungens

I don't know about traditional protestant (unless you simply mean non-catholic), but there are many wonderful traditional evangilistic churches in the area, although most are in the outlying burbs.

Good Shepherd Community Church 28986 SE Haley Rd. Boring, OR 97009 is where I attended when living in Gresham. Call them and ask because they will know what you're looking for and where the closest church is relative to where you live.

Visit them, you will find a wonderful church where men lead and women follow.


7 posted on 06/07/2005 8:53:30 AM PDT by Valpal1 (Crush jihadists, drive collaborators before you, hear the lamentations of their media. Allahu FUBAR!)
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To: piceapungens
Try this link here: Pacific Northwest C&MA Churches

You'll find churches of every stripe: tradional worship, contemporary worship, various ethnic churches, multi-cultural churches, but all conservative, biblical and committed to winning Christ's call to make disciples of the nations.
8 posted on 06/07/2005 8:53:36 AM PDT by sonrise57
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To: Destro

That's why the Catholic Church is growing.


9 posted on 06/07/2005 10:24:03 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: piceapungens

Thanks for asking ;)

First Orthodox Presbyterian Church
8235 NE Fremont St.
Portland

Sunday Services at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm


10 posted on 06/07/2005 10:46:52 AM PDT by suzyjaruki (From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same.)
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To: BipolarBob

here is a link to the test you might have in mind

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/76/story_7665_1.html


11 posted on 06/07/2005 10:49:41 AM PDT by sassbox
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Maybe - Catholic growth is linked to population growth in Latin America for example. In Europe is it shrinking or growing? Orthodoxy is gaining in Europe - granted amongst her own in countries where religion was banned but the same can be said for Polish Catholocisim for example (though as Poland as entered the EU her Catholic poltical parties have fallen).


12 posted on 06/07/2005 11:47:37 AM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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13 posted on 06/07/2005 4:07:24 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† ||Iran Azadi|| WA Fraud: votes outnumber voters, court sez it's okay!)
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To: Destro

read later.


14 posted on 06/07/2005 4:10:22 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: BipolarBob

The 'point' I think IMHO, is that people rely on dogma and not on true faith. Little time is spent on ‘the word’ more on traditions of a church than reflection on the depth of personnel faith and achieving that grace.


15 posted on 06/07/2005 5:40:12 PM PDT by yoe
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To: PreviouslyA-Lurker

Seems like I have heard my hubby several times quote a verse in the new testament about churches that have a form of godliness but no substance.

Probably II Timothy 3:5.
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.


16 posted on 06/07/2005 7:33:59 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: sassbox

here is a link to the test you might have in mind ...

i took that test a few years ago, or at least one like it.
I found my beliefs qualify me for the following ...
Protestant,
Eastern Orthodox,
Roman Catholic

In that order.


17 posted on 06/07/2005 7:39:59 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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****I don't know about Oregon but I have seen a religious test in which your answers tell you which church is most closely aligned to your beliefs. That might be a starting point If you could find it. I found it to be accurate.***

I took one of those internet test and it told me I should go to a Mormon church. LOL!

18 posted on 06/07/2005 7:45:52 PM PDT by buckeyesrule (God bless Condi Rice!)
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To: Destro
***former Beatle John Lennon had become a devout fan of none other than televangelist Pat Robertson***

That's interesting!

19 posted on 06/07/2005 7:47:34 PM PDT by buckeyesrule (God bless Condi Rice!)
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To: buckeyesrule

Well, I don't know what to tell you. The test I took was from beliefnet, the same as sassbox posted above. I'm not Mormon but I know they are devout and sincere. Being an outsider I looked at the the beginnings and history of the church and decided that wasn't my cup of tea. Good luck on your search.


20 posted on 06/07/2005 7:51:17 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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