Re: [asa] Teaching religion in state schools

From: Travis Marler <>
Date: Mon Mar 05 2007 - 09:18:57 EST


Absolutely agree with about 'prosperity' gospel! That sort of gospel causes
lots of trouble on a large scale, and I have a few friends who have suffered
tremendously at the hands of Christians when they have encountered sickness
and ailment. One friend at Bible college came down with a rare disease that
left her almost completely deaf. My mentor, a professor at the college,
struggled with a strange ailment that left him virtually incapacitated at
times for 10 years, and no doctors were able to cure or even diagnose. He
was an incredibly humble and compassionate man, but passed away last
November. Both of these people were harassed for their 'lack of faith' and
basically forsaken at times because they couldn't get well.

But I wasn't talking about heresy with my sister. :) Just basic doctrinal
differences that separate Christian churches.


>From: Dave Wallace <>
>Subject: Re: [asa] Teaching religion in state schools
>Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:54:11 -0500
>Travis Marler wrote:
>>I was talking to my sister on the phone a few weeks ago, and she is
>>interested in going to church for the first time in quite awhile. While on
>>the phone, we got into a discussion about the differences between
>>Pentecostal, Evangelical, and mainline Protestant churches. What really
>>stuck out in my mind at the time was when she called the different
>>denominations, different "religions". I gently corrected her on
>>that...because I believe it is an important distinction. That was an
>>instance where it really hit home how uneducated people are about even
>>their own Christian heritage.
>We have treated folks like the Seventh Day Adventists as if they were a
>separate religion. IMHO although I do think some of their unique doctrines
>are weak heresy, they are still within the Christian stream and we have
>done them wrong. However when it comes to some of the health and wealth
>gospelers it appears to me that some of them get dangerously close to
>strong heresy especially some who hold that all sickness is the result of
>sin in the life of the sick person...
>Dave W
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