16127suggestions for dialoguing with an Armenian
- Nov 11, 2007For those of you who excel in apologetics - I am dialoguing with a
pastor who is Armenian through and through.
Where would you start? I am a bit overwhelmed. Although he says he
loves Ephesians 1 he also says he doesn't believe in predestination.
He contends that he believes the entire Bible is the inspired Word
of God, and yet doesn't believe he is bound to keep the 10
commandments. So, really he thinks that it is only the New Testament
that is applicable. He doesn't believe in original sin; believes in
an age of accountablity (and any act before that magical time
wouldn't be considered sin but disobedience <ack!>)
Anybody got an ideas besides run? LOL He seems willing to talk. In
fact he feels like it is our duty to continue to strive towards
unity until we achieve it. The idea of 'one church' outside of
presbyterianism is new to me (besides unitarianism.)
Based on our conversations I don't think affiliates himself with any
denomination. He condemns Rome, protestants, and baptists.
It was an interesting conversation and hard to walk away from. I am
hoping that we can continue to converse via email and would love
some input as far as what to address first. He believes baptism
actually saves you, so maybe that would be the best place to start?
Or should I start with salvation by grace, not by choice/works?
By His Grace,
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