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Old 04-22-2018, 2:42 PM
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Default What do you think about this quote?

"To preach the true gospel in the professing Christian world today, is to engage in more spiritual warfare than to preach the gospel to the world of the lost." John MacArthur.
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“Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason- I do not accept the authority of popes and councils [i.e. any man]- my conscience is captive to the Word of God…” Martin Luther
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Old 04-22-2018, 7:20 PM
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Would this be the difference between a proud spirit in the professing Christian world vs a more humble spirit in the "world of the lost"?
Might have some physical warfare in the current 'radical Islam' world. Your quotation speaks (I think) to a time of a more pacified
(mid to late 20th century) overall world situation. However I have no familiarity with the source of that quote.
Warfare of all kinds is in the front seat, if not in the driving seat these days.
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Old 04-23-2018, 4:56 AM
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Since he said
professing Christian world
I’m guessing he means those who say they are Christrian but may not be. Many have believed in a false Gospel. People in general once they have made up their minds about what they believe, can become very dogmatic about that belief. Many of those who have no set beliefs are more open minded about discussing spiritual matters.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:37 AM
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There are ten worlds in my faith. The tenth is hell, the first is Buddhahood. To answer your question, it is more important to preach those that have lost or have false faith and bring them to a world of the bodhisattva by practicing the word.
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Old 04-23-2018, 1:52 PM
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Guess I pretty much nailed it with the mid to late 20th century tone.

interesting that MacArthur speaks in terms of warfare, he being a 5th cousin of General Doulas MacArthur.
I suppose this is the default way of looking at the world, including the spiritual, as a battlefield. Seems to me, unfortunate that default view.
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Old 04-23-2018, 6:17 PM
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Had to ponder on this a bit but yes it is a true statement. From the time of Christ to today. The number of Saints that have given their lives to teach a true Christ vs what may be a popular take and what fits the current power structure of that time. By teaching And preaching Christ you naturally threaten the power structure and are more of a threat than one that is lost.
Ultimately there is a spiritual battle behind the human battle.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:29 AM
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Sounds good to me. Let the Christians argue and fight among themselves about who is the real Spartacus, who is the holiest among them, etc. If it keeps them from trying to assimilate the rest of the world to their perspective, then I think it's a fine way for them to pass the time.
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Old 05-17-2018, 2:48 PM
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Interesting. Similar to not getting honor in your hometown.
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