mrmando, on 25 January 2012 - 11:48 PM, said:
Doesn't abusive, nonredemptive, unforgiving church discipline look a lot like "religion" in the worst, pejorative, Archie Comics/Jeff Bethke sense of the term?
I've been wondering if someone, somewhere would make this connection. How amusing that, so soon after Bethke's video came out (and so soon after Bethke was exposed as a Driscoll-ite), Bethke's church should make the news for being so, so, SO very "religious" (as Bethke defined the term).
Rules? Behaviour modification? Do, not done? Oh baby, and how.
Has anyone asked BETHKE to comment on this latest Mars Hill controversy?
mrmando, on 24 January 2012 - 08:53 PM, said:
jfutral, on 24 January 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:
Similarly it seems to allow for someone to be a Christian without being part of a particular Christian religion.
Big "yeah but" on the way from Peter here.
mrmando, on 26 January 2012 - 08:04 PM, said:
Try debating Sola Scriptura with Peter sometime and you'll end up feeling like the Black Knight.
Really? It's not like I'd have to cut anyone's limbs off one-by-one. All it takes is one cut, but, admittedly, it's a biggie: noting that the doctrine of "sola scriptura" appears nowhere in the Bible and is, thus, by definition, non-biblical and self-defeating.