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Old 11-13-2008, 09:02 PM
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Who will you fellowship with?

Now, I don't ask this question in the political sense. Such as a pastor officially "fellowshipping" with people he or she does not agree with, but rather I ask in a much more personal way.

Do you have friends who are sinners to the core?

As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner?

Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)

Would you GO to either of their homes?

How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past?

....Or left your denomination?

I am really curious.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:16 PM
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Do you have friends who are sinners to the core?

Aquaintances, yes. Friends, no.

As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner?

We're not pastoring now and I never knew any prostitutes when we were. I would probably be more likely to take them to a restaurant.

Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)

Depends who they were.

Would you GO to either of their homes?

Depends on the situation.


How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past?

....Or left your denomination?

The people who did me great harm are pretty much in the UPC. I would probably go out with some of them.

I am really curious.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:23 PM
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Re: Who will you fellowship with?

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Now, I don't ask this question in the political sense. Such as a pastor officially "fellow-shipping" with people he or she does not agree with, but rather I ask in a much more personal way.

Do you have friends who are sinners to the core?
Yes, most of the friends I socialize with are not members of my church. They consider themselves Christian.

As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner?
Not a pastor
Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)
Sure, I have had gays at my home before. I am becoming less tolerant of the lifestyle, because I feel there is a spirit connected with it.
Would you GO to either of their homes?
It would depend on the circumstances

How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past?
I would hope I could be kind and courteous to someone who had done me harm. But I would not go out of my way to seek them out.
....Or left your denomination?
I have several close friends who have left my denomination.
I am really curious.
Hope this helps your curiosity!
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:34 PM
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Re: Who will you fellowship with?

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Do you have friends who are sinners to the core?
Yep

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As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner?
Yes, if I was!

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Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)
Yes, have invited a gay co-worker to bible study!


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Would you GO to either of their homes?
Yes, and have!

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How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past?
Hmmm, it depend on what they did!

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....Or left your denomination?
Yes and have, still do!
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:22 PM
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Re: Who will you fellowship with?

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Now, I don't ask this question in the political sense. Such as a pastor officially "fellowshipping" with people he or she does not agree with, but rather I ask in a much more personal way.

Do you have friends who are sinners to the core? Yes. Good people just not saved.

As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner? If I knew one maybe I would. I would make sure my wife was okay with it first though. That could end up being a strange situation. Oh and ,if I were a pastor.

Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)
Does he or she have to be a co-worker. My best friend growing up is gay and yes he has been to my house for dinner. I also have a very close family member, not a brother or sister, that is gay and yes they come to dinner and I go to their house for dinner, or I have in the past, now that I live in a different state it is a bit difficult

Would you GO to either of their homes? I have in the past.

How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past? If that person had asked for forgiveness probably but since the two who come to mind have not and I do not live near them most likely not ever gonna happen.

....Or left your denomination? Yes I have and still do.

I am really curious.
hope that answers your questions. =)

I think if we only allow ourselves to fellowship those like us then we are not doing as Jesus taught us to do. We are not following His example. We can be in the world but not like the world. INSULATION not ISOLATION.
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Re: Who will you fellowship with?

yes to all of the above, in some cases as long as my wife was there too.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:28 PM
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Good answers.
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Now, I don't ask this question in the political sense. Such as a pastor officially "fellowshipping" with people he or she does not agree with, but rather I ask in a much more personal way.

Do you have friends who are sinners to the core?

As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner?

Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)

Would you GO to either of their homes?

How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past?

....Or left your denomination?

I am really curious.
What would be the other option allowing these folks the privilage of going to hell?
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:10 AM
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What would be the other option allowing these folks the privilage of going to hell?
Well, the other option held by many is to ignore (with a grand florish) the sinners of the world, thus hoping to appear more spiritual to their brethren.
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Now, I don't ask this question in the political sense. Such as a pastor officially "fellowshipping" with people he or she does not agree with, but rather I ask in a much more personal way.

Do you have friends who are sinners to the core?
Acquaintances, yes. Friends, no. Most of my friends are "Christians", at least in a loose sense.


As a pastor would you invite a prostitute over for dinner?
I have and I would, (never been a Pastor though.)

Would you invite a gay co-worker? (Such as my immediate supervisor)
Depends on our work relationship and if the person was at least "interested" in seeking change-- most likely, no.


Would you GO to either of their homes?
Yes for the prostitute, and most likely, no for the blatant homosexual.


How about spending an evening with a man who did you great harm in the past?
Depends if he is still trying to hurt me.

....Or left your denomination?
Yes.

I am really curious.
How about you?
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