Are you a Christian?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by dmp, Mar 6, 2006.

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    Maybe this would mean something to you - it did to me when I read it today...just about 30 seconds ago. INSTANTLY I thought of a few people on this board; myself included:

    James 1:26 "If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless."

    ...little bit more conviction....
     
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    Well Mr. dmp, it only means something to those that believe in the Bible.

    How about Ps. 14:1, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God".
     
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    And "Judge not, lest ye be judged." That's God's job.
     
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    OUCH! :(
     
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    Right-o...hence the title of the thread. :D

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    :)

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    The tongue is listed in the bible as one of the most poisonous and offensive parts of any human being. I try to keep the beast caged or on a tight leash.

    As for judging, if I think your actions are of negative consequence, I'll let you know, but not because I'm trying to call you a bad person or saying how guilty you are, but rather because I am concerned that those negative consequences will come back to bite you. I never assume that somebody is a bad person until proven otherwise, just that they have done bad things.
     
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    Yes, gossip, backbiting, lies, can cause so much damage. But this text [James 1:26] shouldn't be interpreted as the fact that we are to let things we believe to be false go unchallenged.

     
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    One of my favs, Joz. I've had it in my sig for a while now. :)
     
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    I knew I'd recently seen it someplace. :wtf:
     

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