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Summary: Where is the line in the Sand for a Minister? Where is the line in the sand for a Christian?

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Battle of the Alamo 1836 over 2000 Mexican troops squared off with 189 Texans.

Legend says that Col. William Barret Travis is said to have drew a line in the sand with his sword and urged those willing to stay and defend the fort to step across it. The Legend says that the injured Jim Bowie who was bed ridden had his bed picked up and carried across the line.

When we say ’This is where I draw the line,’ we are of course laying down a definite limit beyond which we refuse to go.

But where is the line in the sand for a Christian?

Where is that line in the sand for a Pastor?

A description of a Pastor’s Forum”

It was described by one reader this way: "I came here looking for professional, intellectual resources and help, but instead found it like watching monkeys in the zoo throw their feces at each other."

Philippians 1:27

“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ”

The term ‘politeuomai’ or conversation should be translated as ‘how you live’

Another Quote:

“There are posts that start off funny and quickly drift to sexual innuendo and crudeness.”

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”.

Another Quote:

“There are also times where there is a serious discussion and exchange of ideas taking place, and then someone disrespectfully pops in and the "feces-throwing monkeys" follow”

Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”

The Greek word for ‘speech’ not only translates ‘something said’ but also as ‘motive’

Yet another quote:

“so someone posts about a girl who didn’t die from being kissed by her peanut butter eating beau and we should not expect wisecracks to follow”?

Hebrews 13:5

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”.

The term ‘tropos’ or conversation translates differently

1 Timothy 3:2

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach”

The term blameless translates as above reproach.

Which side of the line are you on?


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