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Old 11-27-2007, 01:30 AM   #21
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A good thought.

"Test everything." ~a quote from the Bible

*didn't take time to look up the reference
1 John 4:1 -- "Test the spirits and hold to that which is good."

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Old 11-28-2007, 04:30 PM   #22
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I wonder if God told his wife to spend that 39 grand in one store

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Richard Roberts told students at Oral Roberts University Wednesday that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school, but he did so because God insisted.

Roberts told students in the university's chapel that God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day.

Roberts said he resisted the idea, and that "every ounce of my flesh said 'no,'" but he prayed over the decision with his wife, Lindsay Roberts, and his father, Oral Roberts, and decided to step down.

A lawsuit accuses Roberts of lavish spending at a time when the university faced more than $50 million in debt. On Tuesday, the founder of a Christian office and education supply store chain pledged $70 million to help the university.

Roberts has previously said that God told him to deny the allegations. The week the lawsuit was filed, Richard Roberts said that God told: "We live in a litigious society. Anyone can get mad and file a lawsuit against another person whether they have a legitimate case or not. This lawsuit ... is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion."

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Old 11-28-2007, 06:38 PM   #23
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A good link, which I believe, states why Oral Roberts and his son's teachings are false.

It's really sad that Christians must continually deal with these people who so misrepresent and distort the message of Jesus.

And sadder still is how these false teachers hinder so many from even considering the Christian faith.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:51 PM   #24
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I wonder if God's message was, "'re making me look bad. Step down NOW!"

I kid, I kid. Seriously, though, I just have to roll my eyes at people like Roberts-yeah, if you screw people over that badly, you SHOULD quit, whether you were "told" to or not. I fully agree, it sucks that we have people like this guy out there claiming to represent the Christian faith. It's not fair to the many people who prove why Christianity is worthwhile. It'd be nice if the decent Christians got more of the publicity, they deserve it (and yes, I realize that by discussing this I'm only giving Roberts and people like him more publicity. I'm not helping, either, I know that. But venting feels good).

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Old 11-29-2007, 12:09 PM   #25
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Big Grin

Forgetting about the Robert's for a minute, it's pretty cool that the founder of the Hobby Lobby chain has pledged 70 million dollars to help the university get out of debt. I thought this was really funny in the paper this morning

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I don't trust the majority of overly vocal "Christians".
Why trust anything?

Why do we question God telling him to step down?

Do you question God telling someone to kill their own child?

If God asked you to?

Would you?

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