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10 minutes ago, Running Gator said:

I didn't have a scripture question, I asked for the reaction to a particular set of events.  

The only reason you asked the question was because of this OP and the disagreement you got, and the application of the scripture " abstain from the appearance of evil".

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9 minutes ago, Davida said:

The only reason you asked the question was because of this OP and the disagreement you got, and the application of the scripture " abstain from the appearance of evil".

Yes, I have a problem with the application of the scripture, not with the scripture itself.   

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18 minutes ago, shiloh357 said:

Well, I go to church and so I am not out of the loop, and hear it applied to those issues when that Scripture is brought up.

i was "in the loop" when you were in diapers, so I know what is taught and what is not. 

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2 minutes ago, Running Gator said:

i was "in the loop" when you were in diapers, so I know what is taught and what is not. 

Evidently, not.

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Just now, shiloh357 said:

Evidently, not.

Well, since neither of us have a way to prove what is taught in your church, it should be easy to find some threads on this forum applying the appearance of evil to those topics.

I will be waiting for you to bring them forth.

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Just now, Running Gator said:

Well, since neither of us have a way to prove what is taught in your church, it should be easy to find some threads on this forum applying the appearance of evil to those topics.

I will be waiting for you to bring them forth.

It's never really been addressed at all on this forum that I can recall, at least, no threads dedicated to that one verse.

But I have been in church for a very, very long time.  I am not as young as you apparently think I am, and anyone who has been in church for any length of time has heard teachings against greed, gluttony, alcoholism, smoking, etc.    So to pretend it was not or is not covered, is untrue.

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4 minutes ago, Running Gator said:

Yes, I have a problem with the application of the scripture, not with the scripture itself.   

The funny thing about scripture is it is not there to validate us.  So here is the worldly way.....if it is in contention what you hold dear, by all means change scripture rather then yourself.

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4 minutes ago, Davida said:

The funny thing about scripture is it is not there to validate us.  So here is the worldly way.....if it is in contention what you hold dear, by all means change scripture rather then yourself.

nobody is changing anything, that is just a strawman.  Again, I am not questioning scripture or changing scripture.  I am challenging the application by some humans of a singular passage of scripture. 

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6 minutes ago, shiloh357 said:

It's never really been addressed at all on this forum that I can recall, at least, no threads dedicated to that one verse.

But I have been in church for a very, very long time.  I am not as young as you apparently think I am, and anyone who has been in church for any length of time has heard teachings against greed, gluttony, alcoholism, smoking, etc.    So to pretend it was not or is not covered, is untrue.

I have heard hundreds, if not thousands of sermons on greed, gluttony, alcoholism, smoking and but never was I Thess 5:22 applied to them, with the exception of the Southern Baptist who use it to keep their members from having even a single beer. 

People love to stand up and point out how they are avoiding the appearance of evil by not being a car alone with a member of the opposite gender.  I have yet to find someone stand up and talk about how they are avoiding the appearance of evil by driving a 1000 dollar car or living in a tiny house. 

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2 minutes ago, Running Gator said:

nobody is changing anything, that is just a strawman.  Again, I am not questioning scripture or changing scripture.  I am challenging the application by some humans of a singular passage of scripture. 

And so far, you have failed to actually demonstrate that our application is wrong.   You have complained a lot and deflected a lot, but have not offered any semblance of a refutation.

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