Originally Posted by Jerryboy
one of the things that really turns me off from fellowship with other Believers is Legalism:
"if you smoke you're going to hell"
"if you drink you're going to hell"
"if you dance you're going to hell"
"if you don't wear a suit and tie to church you're going to hell"
"if you eat pork products you're going to hell"
"if you own/don't own a gun you're going to hell"
if God wanted us to avoid the good things in life His name would be Allah and we would be called Muslims.
I agree with Jerryboy, but if a new Christian (a Babe in Christ) would see me going into a bar or coming out of a bar what would that do for his walk with Christ? Iím not a pastor but Iím an elder at my church and I may be the only bible someone might see. I donít have a problem with someone having a drink or a smoke and I know the Lord donít want to see me dance! But like my pastor says; being a Christian you have every eye on you and if you mess up someone will bring it to your attention. By the way I just had some good fellowship with a brother in Christ and another Elder in our church. Last Saturday we spent the day at the Perry County gun bash at New Lexington Ohio. It was a great time and my 18 year old son enjoyed also.