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1. Neng wrote:
to Jesus: e2809cMaster, yesterday I went over to Ashtaroth to see a man who was tanhcieg in your name and even claiming to be able to cast out devils. Now this fellow had never been with us, neither does he follow after us; therefore I forbade him to do such things.e2809d Then said Jesus: e2809cForbid him not. Do you not perceive that this gospel of the kingdom shall presently be proclaimed in all the world? How can you expect that all who will believe the gospel shall be subject to your direction? Rejoice that already our tanhcieg has begun to manifest itself beyond the bounds of our personal influence. Do you not see, John, that those who profess to do great works in my name must eventually support our cause? They certainly will not be quick to speak evil of me. My son, in matters of this sort it would be better for you to reckon that he who is not against us is for us. In the generations to come many who are not wholly worthy will do many strange things in my name, but I will not forbid them. I tell you that, even when a cup of cold water is given to a thirsty soul, the Fathere28099s messengers shall ever make record of such a service of love.e2809d 159:2.1So I agree that we need to put these tanhciegs to use by creating a culture of tolerance. This e28098interfaith modele28099 youe28099ve brought up Geoff, is something I didne28099t understand at first but now I get it.The idea of having e2809cfaith but having it to yourselfe2809d is what we are considering. Geoff, you ask e2809ccan e28098disseminate the tanhciegse28099 be interpreted as e28098disseminating the beliefse28099?e2809d I think the tanhciegs are the book and the beliefs are the individuale28099s reaction to those tanhciegs which will always be unique. We simply must embrace tolerance as fundamental to the way we disseminate the tanhciegs.When I introduce the book I always tell people that this book does not close you down to other beliefs. If you are a Christian it will enhance that. If you are a Buddhist or a Muslim you will also be gratified by the tanhciegs. If you are an atheist you may change your mind about that. But this book is inclusive not exclusive. So I think you are on the right track with your thinking. Readers have always been encouraged to attend their own church or mosque, be active with their communities and individual service projects.Is it the responsibility of the leadership to commit to embodying and embracing interfaithism as it applies to our community? Yes, I believe so. I think we already have but continue to be reminded when various personalities shake us up.Perhaps we should get clear about our ideals, purposes and goals.

Tue, October 13, 2015 @ 1:37 PM

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