15799Re: major versus minor & (ATTENTION COVENANTERS)
- May 24, 2007--- In email@example.com, "gmw"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nocost2great"
> <manna4free@> wrote:
> > Please don't think that I was suggesting that we ditch any of the
> > doctrines that delineate us as covenanters!
> Good, but I understand that not everyone who has been excommunicated
> is of your opinion anymore. Which brings something up...
> IF YOU ARE REMAIN COVENANTER, I MEAN "THE SIX TERMS OF COMMUNION"
> OF REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN, AND HAVE EITHER BEEN EXCOMMUNICATED ORTim-Hi Gerry:
> OTHERWISE ARE UNABLE TO JOIN WITH OTHER CONGREGATIONS IN GOOD
> CONSCIENCE, PLEASE EMAIL ME PRIVATELY -- ragingcalvinist@...
> -- I have an idea I want to talk about.
Whatever your idea is, I hope it will be a blessing to all the
> I can only speak of my own opinion on this matter. My wife covers
> head, and does so because we believe the Bible requires it. Shewill
> not be uncovering her head for any man but me.Tim-Granted that I am not from a covie background and so may not know
how the relevant passage of 1 Cor. 11 has been interpreted in that
tradition, but this appears to imply that your wife wears a head
covering at all times. Am I reading you correctly? If I am, I wonder
about something. As I read the relevant passage, Paul seems to be
mandating covering in the worship service of the church not as
something to be done at all times. Is there a reason that your wife
is extending the practice beyond church walls?
A church that REQUIRES
> her to go uncovered (i.e. the RPNA), cannot be an option for us. Itwe
> has become ~major~ in such a case -- requiring us to do that which
> believe to be sin. But if there were an existing church whoseuncovered,
> Confession of Faith, Terms of Communion, etc., we were in agreement
> with, except that they allowed woman to go with their heads
> I do not think this would be enough to keep me from going there. Mythe
> wife would continue to cover her head, but in such a case as this it
> would not be ~major~ to me.
> As far as the movies, plays, and other worldly things, I wish I were
> more free from the stains of this world than I am. But it may
> interest you to see what the REAL Reformed Presbytery said on this
> topic: http://tinyurl.com/3exd22
> I would wish, for my own sake, for the sake of my family, and for
> sake of other Christians, that churches would have a more unitedview
> against worldliness. I've attended sermons that have referencedbased
> movies as illustrations, I've read sermons that were pretty much
> on sermons, and I've heard it suggested by some that attendingmovies
> is actually a Christian thing to do as it exposes us to the thinkingso
> of the world (I guess this is to assist our apologetics) -- in such
> cases, the issues is more ~major~. But, if, again, we find that
> church with which were are in complete agreement, yet they are not
> firmly warning against theater attendance as much as they ought, Iin
> don't believe this alone would prevent my attendance/membership...
> such a case it would be more of a ~minor~ to me.teenagers
> > In fact, I have long
> > questioned (in my heart) the degree of worldliness that is
> > acceptable in the RPNA(GM) but didn't feel it was an issue to
> > separate over (although it did cause some problems with my
> > comparing our rules to the rules of others, particularly elderkids
> > families.)
> This is another issue -- when the worldliness becomes so widespread
> among the children, then those worldy children become the kind of
> that I don't want my kids hanging around with too much, then thismillenium
> causes all kinds of problems.
> > I am rethinking the idea that God is going to bring in the
> > with a bride that is completely united on all issues so thatthere
> > are no disagreements or compromises.have
> Perhaps not. But as far as issues of doctrine, the "whatsoever I
> commanded thee" that Christ spoke of, we are commanded "Now Ibeseech
> you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye allspeak
> the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but thatye
> be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the sameand
> judgment." With weakness and infirmity, we are to forbear. With
> honest error, we are to correct and educate. With anti-scriptural
> un-scriptural doctrine obstinately held, we are to be firm and
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