westboro baptist church

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For thos of you who dont know about westboro it is a church that goes aroud with signs saying God hates you an God hates fags or thank God for dead soldiers or lets pray for more dead soliders amoung many other extremly hateful signs an they protect in very offence events like pickting funerals.... it is because of people like this that so many people will never come to God someone who would spread hate in Gods name is just as much an enemy to Gods purpose as any i can think of.. we as christians need to sepperate ourselves from these people an let the world know that they do not represent christianity because as long as we let them be they will give all christia s a bad name an make it more difficult for any of us to help bring people to god.
 

hattiebod

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For thos of you who dont know about westboro it is a church that goes aroud with signs saying God hates you an God hates fags or thank God for dead soldiers or lets pray for more dead soliders amoung many other extremly hateful signs an they protect in very offence events like pickting funerals.... it is because of people like this that so many people will never come to God someone who would spread hate in Gods name is just as much an enemy to Gods purpose as any i can think of.. we as christians need to sepperate ourselves from these people an let the world know that they do not represent christianity because as long as we let them be they will give all christia s a bad name an make it more difficult for any of us to help bring people to god.
It is very hard to watch and listen to such hate, that is clearly not of God. But...we are called to love those at Westboro to :) it is not for us to choose who to love, who to ignore. We are not to condone or join them in their error but we are to speak in love, standing on the Word. We are commanded to love our neighbor....regardless of their behavior, or who they are. Its tough but it helps to remember that the people of Westboro may very well not know the Lord. Do they display the fruits of the Spirit? Do they display the peace of Christ? I think not. :) So, we need to be careful we do not make an error ourselves, in choosing who is worthy to be saved? Our job is just to love them, preach the good news and trust God, as we are obedient to Him, is able to do a mighty work through us! Fantastic? Praise God!! & God Bless you. <><
 
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Im not saying we shouldnt love them im saying we need to clrearly let the world know that christians dont condone what they are doing because these guys are relativitly big news in america an the things they do reflect on us all also we need to let westboro know that God dosent condone there actions because they are lost an its are job to help show them the way.
 
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It's not our job to show them the way. It's God's job to show the way. We are called to love and be examples. Most of us on here agree with you in regards to Westboro. But here's something we need to remember, no matter how much we detest their actions, the Westboro do have one thing right, God does not condone homosexuality, He abhors it. We need to be careful, that while we do not condone Westboro and their actions, we do not walk too far away from what the Bible tells us.
 
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Two things there is scripture in the bible that tells us we are to let our brother know when he is wrong sence westboro considers themselves christians i think they fall under that also yes we our spose to be examples but we are also spose to help people to find God with his help ofcourse... an two true God dosent agree with homosexuality it is a sin but so is lieing an if you say uve never lied your a lier you can be saved an still tell lies because non of us complelty stop sining whether we are saved or not so even though yes being gay is wrong it dosent mean you cant be swved dosent mean you cant be a christian an dosent mean god hates you... im not saying its ok to he gay God will understand im saying christians should stop pointing out homosexualitly as ifs a sin so mich greater than others.
 
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violakat

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Matt, please understand that my last sentence is saying we need to be careful that in rejecting the actions of others, that we are selves do not sin. It's so easy, in trying to be different, that we end up going further then we realize.

And as for showing the way, Again, only God can. What I mean by this is, only God can change others. We need to realize, that by being an example, God is shining through us. Being an example only, doesn't mean we don't say, "Hey, this is wrong." It means we live what is right. Teachers are examples to their students. When students do things wrong, they do correct them. But they are modeling first, by their actions.
 
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"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." - 1 John 4:8

I think the Bible here addresses people like the WBC. Their signs about God hating certain types of people is nonsense according to the Bible. God so loves the world He sent His only begotten Son!
 

chasten

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I think its right to want to set clear boundaries. I dont know what church you all are talking about, but other people search for God, aside from said church, and many times a group of serious non beleivers sucha as that, detour people from the faith, so if your buddy buddy with them, then that a reflection of not only your standrd, but of the rest of christianity. and people DO judge us becausse of the mistakes, and ill-knowledge of others. In this day and age stereotyping is a disease, and it spreads ike wildfire. So loving someone from a distance, is a must sometimes. Just because I love Westboro, and I wish I could help them, does NOT mean that I love, or condone their sin. I will pray for Westboro, but loving them, does not mean I am forced to love their sin. Preaching the good gospel, for all to see, and hear, including westboro. You must first be the change that you wish to see in the world. :)
 

chasten

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Oh my goodness, is this your guys' church?
 

Tintin

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No, no. How can you be an American and not have heard of Westboro? They're in the media a lot. I'm an Aussie and I've heard too much about them.
 

chasten

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...I dunno. I didnt know they were a topic. Their a group of crazies, thats for sure.It's so sad that they get a church like that, and blast them, instead of talking about the true nture of Christ.
Lol. God loves a humble heart, and he hates you. zD
Everything and its mother apparently is condemned to hell. Matthew 10:28- Fear not him which is able to destroy the body, but not able to destroy the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Somewhere in Revelations it says the devil and the anti-christ will be cast into hell to burn for ***eternity***
This church is a bunch of loonies. It says there out in Kansas, so probably some backwoods church. Right next to the snake handlers. Maybe their getting too much publicity to want to stop? So, I guess acting out?
*** No offense to Kansas goers nor snake handlers intended***
 
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...I dunno. I didnt know they were a topic. Their a group of crazies, thats for sure.It's so sad that they get a church like that, and blast them, instead of talking about the true nture of Christ.
Lol. God loves a humble heart, and he hates you. zD
Everything and its mother apparently is condemned to hell. Matthew 10:28- Fear not him which is able to destroy the body, but not able to destroy the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Somewhere in Revelations it says the devil and the anti-christ will be cast into hell to burn for ***eternity***
This church is a bunch of loonies. It says there out in Kansas, so probably some backwoods church. Right next to the snake handlers. Maybe their getting too much publicity to want to stop? So, I guess acting out?
*** No offense to Kansas goers nor snake handlers intended***
Not so backwoods as one would think. A number of them are lawyers and they have argued at least one case before the Supreme Court in which they won. Which was their right to picket funerals.

The Washington Post,March3,2011

[h=1]Westboro Baptist Church wins Supreme Court case for right to protest military funerals[/h]
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church on Wednesday.


Westboro Baptist Church wins Supreme Court case for right to protest military funerals