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    Our minister had a sermon this morning in which he said that the older he got (he is mid 50's), the more life experience he had, the more he studied the Bible, that the more he was drawn to concentrate on the Gospels and on what Jesus actually taught and the less he felt compelled to adhere to man-made "doctrine".  He is convinced that what Jesus intended for his followers was to be drawn to live in community together with love, not to be separated from each other by rules and judgement.

    He recounted an experience of being called to the hospital as a chaplain to counsel a young couple with a newborn in intensive care. By the time he arrived the baby had died and the heartbroken couple asked him to baptize their baby.  He said he could not be true to "doctrine" which said it could not be done, but had to be true to his heart which said it must to be done.

    “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

    by ahumbleopinion on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 08:12:01 PM PST

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