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7886Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Act Declaration and Testimony

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  • Gary Gearon
    Feb 26, 2003
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      Brother Jer,

      The historical value comment was in reference to the battle re-enactments,
      not the theatre. My sincerest apologies for not making this more clearerer.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <raging.calvinist@...>
      To: <covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 6:42 PM
      Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Act Declaration and Testimony


      > I don't think historical value has anything to do with it.
      >
      > Shall we pretend to do good deeds for the purpose of entertaining
      > others? Shall we pretend to do evil deeds for the purpose of
      > entertaining others? Whether the deeds portrayed are good or evil,
      > the justification of them is suspect at best.
      >
      > Example: "God." Whether the name of God is used in the theatre in a
      > pretend prayer (portraying a good deed), or in a pretend cursing
      > (portraying a bad deed), it is still using the Lord's Name in vain
      > either way.
      >
      > Example: A couple that is not married pretending to be married would
      > not (should not) be acceptable to the Christian in any other
      > setting.... but when it comes to the theatre, because we are being
      > entertained, we excuse it.
      >
      > Just some thoughts. Hang me if you wish.
      >
      > gmw.
      >
      > --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "Gary Gearon"
      > <GGearon@p...> wrote:
      > > >From what I understand Jasper, it has to do with the
      > historical/academic
      > > value of the actual event. Perhaps we could do a search in the
      > Scriptures
      > > that pertain to acting. I do not have time at the moment for the
      > search, as
      > > I am heading into Georgia from Mississippi, and need to get
      > rolling...
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: <jasperh98@y...>
      > > To: <covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 6:45 AM
      > > Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Act Declaration and Testimony
      > >
      > >
      > > > Gary and/or Others: what is the rationale for allowing battle
      > > > reenactments while disallowing "acting" or "pretending" in
      > general?
      > > > And are there other specific exceptions to the prohibition on
      > > > pretending?
      > > >
      > > > Are there similar prohibitions on other arts?
      > > >
      > > > Thank you for any additional information.
      > > >
      > > > -Jasper
      > > >
      > > > --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "Gary Gearon"
      > > > <GGearon@p...> wrote:
      > > > > the "Act, Declaration and Testimony" forbids Theater attendance
      > as
      > > > > sinful, because of the Actors and acting; but it does allow for
      > > > > battle re-enactments
      > > >
      > > > --- and wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > The A,D and T is a document and subordinate standard that
      > > > > historical RP's are bound by (in regard to its contents). Around
      > > > > page 95, it forbids attendance at Theatres. As I understand it,
      > > > > actors are thought to be "pretenders" [the greek word for actor
      > is
      > > > > hypocros sp?)], and are to be avoided by RP's. Not all RP's
      > agree
      > > > > with this document, although it is indeed part of their
      > historical
      > > > > heritage.
      > > >
      > > >
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