Bill Joins Delaware Valley Synergy.......2
Bill Paris: email@example.com
discussed this idea through the Spring with several folks who had been supporters of Liberated Christians
for some time.
continues to maintain a file of persons interested in starting new groups in many parts of the country, including the target area for the east coast effort.
A group may be possible in that area eventually or in other areas as enough people appear in those areas to make efforts at forming groups worthwhile.
has turned his
attention to the formation of a group in Southern California, the third meeting of which will take place on August 9. (See separate report on this group elsewhere in this issue.)
What is critical for the formation of these groups is the ability and willingness of local people to help organize and lead them.
and Dave are always willing to help such groups with ideas, materials and encouragement.
may be available in the future to help launch such groups, as he
had planned to do on the east coast, but obviously cannot be present on an ongoing basis to provide leadership.
This has been possible with the Southern California group
because of its proximity to Phoenix.
Even there, however, it is hoped that other leadership will emerge in partnership with Bill
or eventually as his
We encourage those interested in groups in their areas to continue to contact us.
We can't offer immediate hope, but it may be possible to at least help people in the same area to network with one another.
To indicate your interest in a group or to discuss the group idea, please contact Bill by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write: Liberated Christians, P.O. Box 55045, Phoenix, AZ 85078-5045.
BILL JOINS DELAWARE VALLEY SYNERGY
A Report by Bill Paris
We welcome other interested couples and single women and ask that you contact me, Bill Paris, at my e-mail address (email@example.com), or by writing: Liberated Christians, P.O. Box 55045, Phoenix, AZ 85078-5045.
by Bill Paris
"The current issue of America's Horniest People presents the first installment of an important article by Bill Paris of Liberated Christians which takes an insightful look at the apparent contradictions between the enjoyment and acknowledgement of our God-given sexuality and the negative church positions on many areas such as sexuality and sexual relations.
It's a must read article where Paris
, with scholarship, insight and humor, presents the facts which should alleviate any guilt feelings anyone may have about their sexuality.
"Take Action: 'Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act' " - Author not listed - N.O.W. Website - 1996 - 1997 U.S. Senate Bill S. 984 - 1996 http://www.now.org/issues/right/paract.html "Although innocuous sounding, S. 984 actually has wide-spread, disrupting consequences if allowed to pass..."
Some writings were still done in time and they became known as targums. [essentially "commentaries" on Scripture - Bill Paris]
[Editorial note, by Bill Paris
: I agree with most of what this author says including his
affirmation that life-changing truth is revealed through English translations.
However, I feel that his
views still suggest that you really can't know the truth of Scripture unless you know Hebrew and Greek. (By the way, I am a seminary graduate, with many years of study in these languages.)
There are at least two fallacies here: First, learning biblical Hebrew and Greek as second languages two thousand years after the last Scriptures were written does not guarantee that you will understand the many nuances of these languages (especially Hebrew) as they were employed in ancient times.
Second, the author overlooks the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers as he
helps us understand IN THE HEART what the Scriptures mean.
One of the most critical contributions to the church by the Protestant Reformation was its belief that the common man could understand the message of Scripture and know the God of Scripture if only he
could have the Scripture in his
own hands IN HIS
OWN LANGUAGE, as opposed to the Roman church's version of Scripture which was almost entirely in the hands of the clergy and only in LATIN.