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Re: Churches for expats

Post by NarrowGate » Fri, 03 Jan 2020 3:44 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 9:25 am
I suggest International Baptist Church - apart from a normal offering basket going around there is no other discussion about money matters. It's not charismatic however. Note that IBC has abandoned a lot of the hateful, divisive, sexist and racist held doctrines that were promulgated out by the Southern Baptist Convention (IBC is a misson church of the SBC). Furthermore the SBC has also improved their stance to a more progressive and Christ-like doctrine. However if there was an Australia Baptist Church here I would prefer that.

Do you attend IBC? What is their position on tithing? Also, are they in any degree reformed/Calvinist in their theology?

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Re: Churches for expats

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 03 Jan 2020 7:23 pm

NarrowGate wrote:
Fri, 03 Jan 2020 3:44 pm
PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 9:25 am
I suggest International Baptist Church - apart from a normal offering basket going around there is no other discussion about money matters. It's not charismatic however. Note that IBC has abandoned a lot of the hateful, divisive, sexist and racist held doctrines that were promulgated out by the Southern Baptist Convention (IBC is a misson church of the SBC). Furthermore the SBC has also improved their stance to a more progressive and Christ-like doctrine. However if there was an Australia Baptist Church here I would prefer that.

Do you attend IBC? What is their position on tithing? Also, are they in any degree reformed/Calvinist in their theology?
1. Yes
2. Commanded by God but up the individual. I don't tithe a full 10% to IBC but split with some other missions. I'd recommend reading Kris Valloton's book on Poverty, Riches and Wealth to understand why tithing is important.
3a.

Reformed theologians affirm the historic Christian belief that Christ is eternally one person with a divine and a human nature. Reformed Christians have especially emphasized that Christ truly became human so that people could be saved. - IBC is this yes although we preach the trinity.

Definition of Calvinism. : the theological system of Calvin and his followers marked by strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of humankind, and the doctrine of predestination. - IBC does not preach predestination but the rest mostly (depravity would be lost in IBC).
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Re: Churches for expats

Post by tiktok » Sat, 04 Jan 2020 8:22 am

I had the opportunity to attend a Catholic service recently. Yes there were elements of Singlish in the homily that did it make it sound a bit ridiculous. But that's probably because it is ridiculous.
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Re: Churches for expats

Post by buggy.88 » Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:27 am

If you want a traditional Lutheran service, please contact me for details.
We have services once in awhile, maybe once a month or two months.

It's a very small group... mix of locals and expats

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Post by casey5047 » Sat, 22 Feb 2020 12:50 am

QRM wrote:
Sat, 31 May 2008 5:15 pm
What if Jesus decided to pay us a visit and walked in and spoke in a funny Hebrew accent?
He'd speak Aramaic or a Greek dialect, for a start.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 22 Feb 2020 5:52 pm

casey5047 wrote:
Sat, 22 Feb 2020 12:50 am
QRM wrote:
Sat, 31 May 2008 5:15 pm
What if Jesus decided to pay us a visit and walked in and spoke in a funny Hebrew accent?
He'd speak Aramaic or a Greek dialect, for a start.
Actually, he's speak any language he felt like.
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