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I was interested to read this report of Westminster Baptist Church http://shipoffools.com/mystery/2016/3042.html as I attended a service there once nearly 30 years ago.

At that time I was working in the area and was encouraged by my boss (who was in those days more or less the only practising Christian I knew) to accompany him to a midweek lunchtime service - which he attended regularly. I don't remember it being quite as dire as the picture painted by the mystery worshipper, but as someone with next to no church experience, I certainly found it very strange and quite intimidating.

(I never went back, but my boss didn't give up, and later he and his wife took me to his home church, also Baptist but very different: people there smiled and looked happy [Smile] )

Thank you for the report. it brought back a memory of something I'd completely forgotten.

The older I get the less I know.

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Teekeey Misha
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"Inherent: Existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute."

Perhaps they meant "inerrant" as well but who knows?

Don't assume I don't care; sometimes I just can't be bothered to put you right.

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Baptist Trainfan
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Especially as their website says "inherant"!
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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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You Brits have always had trouble with your haitches, haven't you? [Big Grin]

"In Hertford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen."

"I take prayer too seriously to use it as an excuse for avoiding work and responsibility." -- The Revd Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ship's Wake
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Right ... so not a glowing review then ...

shameless self promotion - because I think it's worth it
and mayhap this too: http://broken-moments.blogspot.co.nz/

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Originally posted by Teekeey Misha:
"Inherent: Existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute."

Perhaps they meant "inerrant" as well but who knows?

Walter Brueggemann, in his essay in 'Struggling With Scripture', entitled “Biblical Authority: A Personal Reflection,” argues that the Bible as the inherent Word of God, “is not a fixed, frozen, readily exhausted read; it is rather a ‘script,’ always reread, through which the Spirit makes new”

But that's probably not what they think at Westminster Baptist Chapel.

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