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Special Announcement from Saddleback (Humor)


Special Announcement: What with all of the bridges we are building into false religions, Saddleback Community Social Center & Clown College is opening a False Religion Appreciation Fashion Boutique.

Join our fearless leader as he dons a Hijab honoring our brothers from another religion or choose your own accent piece that will instantly make you relevant to folks from other faiths.

Act now and you will get a 25% discount on a senior pastor tattoo & nose piercing combo in the tattoo parlor of our boutique. We are the delight of Bridgers everywhere.

Stop in and say, ” Assalamu Alaikum ” the next time you are in town…

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Communication Gap (Humor)


The young couple sat in the elderly pastor’s office receiving marriage counseling for multiple instances of infidelity. Appalled at what he was hearing from both parties, the pastor asked, “Have either of you ever heard of monogamy?” The young lady snapped back with, “Well duh, the dining room table I inherited from my grandmother is made of it…”

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Could the World-wide Apostate Church of the End Times be Forming Right Before Our Eyes?


Rick Warren presents historic “King’s Way” interfaith document

Contextualization | February 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

This past Sunday, a major shift was announced by Pastor Rick Warren at his Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, that has many Christian leaders concerned. As Saddleback hosted its ”celebration of Jesus (pbuh),” attended by a number of Muslim communities in Southern California, something theologically significant happened at the dinner portion of the event. Only a select number of people were invited to the dinner.  A document one year in the making was presented which encourages Christians and Muslims to “appreciate the similarities of our faiths.” What does this mean? Is it simply a way to reach out a helping hand to the communities in Southern California, or is something more serious happening?  Read more here, and share your thoughts in the comments section:

ICSC Co-authors Historic Interfaith Document

A presentation outlining the document

The document encouraged that our communities work together towards the common good and to combat bigotry in a 1-2-3 plan. The first step in the plan identifies the belief in one God. The second step acknowledges God’s commandment to love God and your neighbor. Finally, step three is for our communities to commit to three things: making friends, building peace, and serving the world at large together.

 This relationship with Saddleback Church was initiated over a year ago with a friendship between one of the pastors, Abraham Meulenberg, and the ICSC’s Jihad Turk. Pastor Meulenberg reached out having heard about the Center and our interfaith work. From this friendship developed an institutional link between their respective organizations.

Thanks to www.standupforthetruth.com for making this available.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The Great Bridge (to nowhere) Builder


How’s that “Doctrinal & Sound” pretense working?

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Please Pray for My Hearing (Humor)


A man told the faith healer he needed prayer for his hearing. The faith healer grabbed both sides of the man’s head and started speaking in unknown tongues and pushing against the man’s ears as if he was pushing a demon through one ear & out of the other. After about 3 minutes of this, the faith healer said, “How’s your hearing now, young man?” The man looked up and humbly said, “My hearing is next Tuesday…….”

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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What Is Worship (Opinion)


Bill: Hey Hillary, isn’t it cool that we can hear all of our favorite rock & roll songs played in church each Sunday?

Hillary: Yeah but is that really worship?

Bill: It depends on what the definition of ” is ” is…

Opinion——  Is worship about our enjoyment? Or to the contrary, is it about what pleases and honors God?

 

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Elephant Room 25 (Satire & Opinion)


Fast Forward to 2035. Could this be possible? 

Elephant Room 25 Announcement “Please come to Chicago and join us as we celebrate along with our Wiccan, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Satanist, and New Catholic (formerly Reformed Protestant) brothers and sisters for a 3-day conference and love fest as we celebrate the collapse of the Protestant Reformation and the re-unification of the Roman Catholic Church!”

Opinion– Is this absurd? Of course it is. Is it possible? Quite frankly, yes it is. Is the Elephant Room helping it to happen? Yes.

Now, please follow me carefully. I am not saying that James McDonald is doing this purposely or that he is doing anything wrong intentionally. What I am saying is that what he is doing is a bad idea because it is not being done correctly.

Is it wrong to bring people together to discuss differences in belief? No. The problem I have with the Elephant Room concept is that once the discussion among people with great differences in belief is concluded, they imply that all is well and the differences are nothing to worry about. At least that is the idea being communicated. We just “agree to disagree” about some very large differences in approaches ranging from hyper-charismatic New Calvinism to charlatan, prosperity pragmatism, to Pentecostalism. These are very large differences and some of it cannot be even remotely backed up with scripture.

The failure of the Elephant Room concept in my opinion is not the discussion. It is the failure to identify the problematic beliefs, Biblically address them, and call people to repent of them.

So, if we continue to see people with widely divergent approaches to the practice of faith included under this umbrella of “agree to disagree”, the above humor bit could become a reality in the not so distant future.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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