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Old 12-09-2009, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by crisare View Post
Well yes .. because if you're a practicing Christian, the Bible says you must gather in fellowship. So isn't an actively practicing Christian one who goes to a church by definition?

One of my pet peeves: "The Bible says."

The Bible says a lot of things.

Where was it said, and by whom, and is it contradicted elsewhere, and what does that (gather in fellowship) mean? Are solitary hermit monks not Xtian b/c of that one line?

I searched "fellowship" in the RSV version here and didnt come up with any demands for it to be a True Christian TM.
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