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Chinese Christians are converting by the Millions!
#21
That's the problem I have with many religions. the duty to convert. I believe religion should be a personal thing, not something that has to be forced upon others. When one Evangelizes, they do that.
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#22
StereoMike Wrote:That's the problem I have with many religions. the duty to convert. I believe religion should be a personal thing, not something that has to be forced upon others. When one Evangelizes, they do that.

It is, its your personal choice to convert. Conversion is not forced upoin anyone who doesn't want to join the church.
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#23
Yet those not in the church are considered heathens. The big 3 religions tend to do this. By that I mean Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

This method of thinking is what I consider a problem. The duty to convert those because you don't believe that they are following the right god.
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#24
So, now how is that forcing people to accept your religion?
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#25
Yea,that's an odd response. OK,I am a believer in Christ. I offer Him as a saviour to you,Mike.

John 316. I hope you accept and if you don't,I'm going to fly to Canada,hunt you down(anyone know where this Stereo Mike guys lives,eh?)

I am going to force you to believe in Him then.

Uh,I can't do that if I had an M-16 pointed at your head dude. I probably could force you to SAY you agreed with me,but no human can be forced to believe anything.

OK,I bet you really didn't mean it that way.

It's all voluntary,nothing better than human liberty. Even al qaeda can't force us to believe in Mohammad.

Incidentally,I do not think Judaism believes in evangelism at all. They just want to protect current members from outside opportunities.
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#26
Well this being religion I'm obviously not going to sway you to a secular world view. We have to agree to disagree. I've stated my beliefs, you've all stated yours.
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#27
Mike,

No problemo. I share a secular management of government view,but of course,my view of life,etc is Biblical oriented.
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#28
YOU GUYS ARE RUINING MY THREAd!! :twisted:

Do I have to go and clean it up?
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#29
S1
Who changes their religion today will change their loyalty tomorrow.

In the USA changing religion could cause losing secret and top secret clearances in the military no matter which religions are involved in the switch.
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#30
Kamil,

I disagree. If I lived in Turkey and became a Christian,I am loyal to Turkey. The Bible teaches us to respect the authority of the state except when it is in egregious violation of God's basic rules.

That's why Christians generally almost always go ahead and side with the governing power. In Iraq,they obeyed Saddam,today they will obey the elected bunch.

A Christian is not free to disobey human government in many situations,except for instance if I am ordered into the Army and ordered to murder innocents,at that point I have the right to refuse.
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#31
I agree with you that being atheist, Christian, Moslem, Jewish, etc. in the Turkish or in any Army would make somebody less or more loyal to their country.

However, changing a religion would raise questions on what it would take to change other loyalties.
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#32
Palladin Wrote:Mike,

No problemo. I share a secular management of government view,but of course,my view of life,etc is Biblical oriented.

That is quite a respectable position. I quite enjoy Religious people who are able to separate it from worldly affairs.
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#33
Chinese authorities are still attempting to clamp down on christians, who are not following the party line. China ought to know better, because the more they clamp down, and persecute Christians, the more they invite the numbers to grow.

It's a guaranteed Lose/Lose for PRC. One would think, that after all this time they would finally 'get it'.
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#34
Chinese authorities are still attempting to clamp down on christians, who are not following the party line. China ought to know better, because the more they clamp down, and persecute Christians, the more they invite the numbers to grow.

It's a guaranteed Lose/Lose for PRC. One would think, that after all this time they would finally 'get it'.
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"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

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#35
Wow, this thread is almost 6yrs old.
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#36
Wow, this thread is almost 6yrs old.
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#37
Yep, I try to resurrect long standing threads if possible. I just did a search for "Chinese & Christian", and there it was.
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#38
Yep, I try to resurrect long standing threads if possible. I just did a search for "Chinese & Christian", and there it was.
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"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

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#39
Missionaries belong in the pot!

Much of this, as in Thailand, is hyperbole designed to raise the profile of these 'missions' and of course in turn take money from gullible Americans.
"Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire
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#40
Missionaries belong in the pot!

Much of this, as in Thailand, is hyperbole designed to raise the profile of these 'missions' and of course in turn take money from gullible Americans.
"Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire
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