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Megachurch Passes Resolution Against Blogger

I suspect this is where can i buy real cialis a first.  On February 25, the President of the Board of viagra without prescription online Trustees of one of the nation’s largest megachurches – First Baptist Church Jacksonville, Florida – presented a resolution against a blogger.

And here is that resolution:

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville that the ministry, staff, leadership, Pastor and online pharmacy pharmacy viagra people of the church have come under severe, but false, criticism and ridicule by means of a blog site on the cialis canada internet which publishes to the world; and

WHEREAS, a current blog site, owned and administered by an immediate past member of cialis from india the church, calling and advocating for the dissemination of such harmful opinions, false statements and doctrine to all members of the church by using whatever contact means that are  available, including Sunday school rolls with home and email addresses and phone numbers; and

WHEREAS, said member, within the last three weeks, has requested his letter be transferred to a sister church in Jacksonville, Florida, but only after being advised that the Discipline Committee of the Deacons would recommend to the Deacon body that disciplinary action be taken against him for such conduct which the Deacons find is contrary to try it scripture and www.angell-akademie-freiburg.de the by-laws of the Church; and

WHEREAS, such opinions and false statements have the potential of causing financial and spiritual risk and damage to the church and its personnel, ministries, reputation and goodwill, however and by whatever means communicated, as well as having the intent to be divisive and cialis online in usa cause strife and disgruntlement among church members against the http://www.geuther.de/viagra-drug-interactions ministries, staff, leadership, Pastor and people; and

WHEREAS, the Deacons believe it is in the best interest of the Church that a policy be adopted by the Deacons, Trustees and the Church body condemning such action and conduct, both now and in the future, by any person or persons who are then members of the Church, whether such action and conduct is done, advocated or communicated to other members of the Church by whatever means is available to them; and

WHEREAS, members who participate or actively pursue a course of only here conduct like that described above will be confronted with their sin real viagra online and approached in accordance with the biblical pattern for the purpose of reconciliation, restoration and/or scriptural discipline; and

WHEREAS, it is not the intent of this Resolution to suppress thought or freedom of expression in casual or official encounters, but those which have a manifest aim and intent to cause a mood of disgruntlement, strife and/or division among members of the church toward any person, ministry, operation, leadership and/or Pastor of the Church; and

WHEREAS, the Trustees of the Church are charged with managing the legal and generic viagra levitra and cialis pills financial affairs of the church, and are an integral part of http://peyups.com/levitra-without-prescription the Deacon body for the purpose of organizational and scriptural unity for the work and ministry of the church, and said Trustees have likewise unanimously adopted such a Resolution as this on February 18, 2009,

WHEREAS, it is the belief and expression of the Deacons herein that division, strife, and discord caused to church members, and unjust criticism and ridicule of the ministry, staff, leadership, Pastor and people expressed to viagra fed ex the general public at large in any form and by any means by any member of the church should be viewed as an attack against the Lord’s church contrary to Scriptural truth and confronted aggressively in accordance with scripture and the disciplinary provisions of the By-laws of the church; and

WHEREAS, in such circumstances it would be detrimental to the ministry of the Lord and His church to not take any action, or to defer taking action, or to simply maintain and levitra dosage recommended update a responsive website, or to attempt to resolve any such issue in a court of law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE DEACONS OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JACKSONVILLE that the foregoing policy of biblical confrontation and restoration as stated above is hereby adopted and approved for the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville and request that this Resolution be presented to the Church body at its regular monthly business meeting  to adopt, endorse and encourage a policy strongly dealing with discipline in issues such as described above, but in strict accordance with scriptural authority and the By-laws of the church, by voting on this Resolution.
DATED AND APPROVED, by the Deacons, this 23rd day of generic levitra brand February, 2009, at a regular meeting.

The foregoing Resolution was approved by vote of the Church sitting in regular business meeting on February 25, 2009.

For more background info, see FBC Jax Watchdog and the BBC Open Forum.

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Discussion

  1. gamountainman says:

    I note that “financial risk” comes first in the resolution. Very interesting. Some churches seem to be more of an exclusive club with bylaws than a nurturing, loving and discount viagra pharmacy caring congregation.

  2. Chuck says:

    True, God will take care of His churches, providing every resource needed. But there are scriptural admonitions to online us cialis the church to discipline and even remove members from the canadian cialis and healthcare fellowship.

    FBC Jax was anything but an exclusive club with bylaws when I attended a conference there 13 years ago. It was nurturing, caring, and loving, as well as reaching and teaching.

  3. “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love…”

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