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  1. 1. Ameners

    • Yes, a few.
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    • You can't hear the preacher sometimes
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    • And I thought that one guy just had Tourette's.
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    • No, none.
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    • ________________
      4
    • I find them exciting.
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    • Its kinda distracting.
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    • Who cares, show me the answers.
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Our church does have ameners. They don't shout and stomp and snort, or amen stupid things (I have been in some churches...well, won't go there!! :eek ). We have a lot of head nodders (I tend to do that myself) as well.

It is nice to know that when the preacher makes a particular salient point there are other people besides myself and my hubby that agree! :wink

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Don't worry Dwayner I knew what the _______________ was for. :lol

We have one or two occasional ones, I think its an encouragement to the pastor.

I don't like the overboard camp meeting stuff though, but its not at all like that here.

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Amen to a point. Good, I like it...


Amen to a person... booo.

Stand on your chair and yell "That's my Preacher, slap your bible, and bark like Arsenio Hall (I just dated myself I thingk)". Well I think your a nut and probably have way too much devotion to some fallible guy and need to refocus your relationship. I would be embarrassed to be that preacher taking that glory from God.

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I was in a church once where even the special music singers were AMEN'd so loud they could hardly even get there song out. It was so bad it made me shivvvvver all over. :eek :puzzled: :loco :uuhm:

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Go to a black church! There were so many "amens", "you tell it preacher", "that's right", and other shouts and hand claps that I missed much, if not most, of what the preacher was saying!

I've experienced this in several black churches. The congregation is really "into it", especially the women.

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Go to a black church! There were so many "amens"' date=' "[b']you tell it preacher", "that's right", and other shouts and hand claps that I missed much, if not most, of what the preacher was saying!

I've experienced this in several black churches. The congregation is really "into it", especially the women.


Oh yeah! I had been invited to an all-black church and know exactly what you're talking about. :lol

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Amen to a point. Good, I like it...


Amen to a person... booo.

Stand on your chair and yell "That's my Preacher, slap your bible, and bark like Arsenio Hall (I just dated myself I thingk)". Well I think your a nut and probably have way too much devotion to some fallible guy and need to refocus your relationship. I would be embarrassed to be that preacher taking that glory from God.


That's hilarious - we had a... um... fellow in our last church who would "Amen" if the pastor sneezed. "Sneeze it, Brother!"

We have done a lot of traveling and moving around the last year, and visited churches in Virginia, Florida, Washington and Louisiana... I find it suspect in NO ONE says "amen"... ever.

I come from a United Pentecostal background and we judged the "strength" of a message or service by the number of bobby pins "shouted out" of the womens' hair and how many people bumped their heads on walls, pews, speakers... while cutting backflips "in the Spirit." Praise God that I have been delivered from that garbage. As you might imagine, with that being my first church experience, it was very odd to sit in a comparatively "sedate" IFB service! Now I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jen :amen:

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There are a few amens. I see nothing wrong with it as long as they aren't amening the man. I have seen where the preacher gets up there and says hi, I am so and so, and the whole place amens. In my church it seems when the pastor something very important in the word or something outstanding from the bible amens are heard. My mother-in-law doesn't understand why I don't mind amens but don't really like clapping. Clapping always seems like hey good job on entertaining me. I will amen but not real loud. Not ashamed or anything, just I can't do that loud. I don't want to miss what he is saying.

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Yeah' date=' and I have been in some hyper-charasmatic churches and I was frightened. They all ran up to the front before the singing even happened.[/quote']

The pentecostal/charismatic movement is entirely man- and self-centered. It's also very spiritually defeating - I speak this from experience. You can NEVER recreate at home the flesh-satisfying atmosphere of a "good" pentecostal service - what is seen as the "moving of the Holy Ghost." As a young believer, I felt defeated and as though I wasn't good enough or doing something "right" to recreate the feeling of excitement in my own prayer closet.

I could go on forever on that subject. I'm corresponding with my very best friend as a teen - a guy who attented the same UPC group as me - and gently questioning his beliefs. He's yet to respond to any of my questions, but I'm patient.

Jen

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That is the problem with emotion and experience driven churches. When you don't feel the way you did you start questioning your salvation. That why it must be out of the word. Amen, see I say amen every once in awhile

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That is the problem with emotion and experience driven churches. When you don't feel the way you did you start questioning your salvation. That why it must be out of the word. Amen' date=' see I say amen every once in awhile[/quote']

Therein lies the rub... choosing experience over the truth of God's Word, or putting it on the same level. This is, at the core, the true justification for what happens in pentecostal groups.

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard - and even said - "I don't care what the Bible says. I know what I experienced."

Oooooohhhh my.

:praying

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That is the problem with emotion and experience driven churches. When you don't feel the way you did you start questioning your salvation. That why it must be out of the word. Amen' date=' see I say amen every once in awhile[/quote']

True! We must never allow for personal experience to override the truth of scripture. The Word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb. 4:12), i.e., the bible will give us the discernment of whether we're being led by the Spirit or our own emotions stemming from the deceitfulness of our own heart at times.

Love,
Madeline

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The Assembly of God church I attended all those years ago went progressively more charismatic as time went by.

By the time I stopped going to that church, they were speaking in tongues, shouting and clapping and cheering and yelling and carrying on.

I hadn't yet been taught all that wasn't right, but it didn't sit well with me and after some time, I did learn why.

Now I'm one of those comparatively sedate Baptists! :saint

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The Assembly of God church I attended all those years ago went progressively more charismatic as time went by.

By the time I stopped going to that church, they were speaking in tongues, shouting and clapping and cheering and yelling and carrying on.

I hadn't yet been taught all that wasn't right, but it didn't sit well with me and after some time, I did learn why.

Now I'm one of those comparatively sedate Baptists! :saint


The A of G organization was originally part of the "seed" that sprouted the United Pentecostal Church. They split over baptism in Jesus' name and the doctrine of the trinity vs. "oneness." After they split, the AG moved away from "holiness standards" originally espoused by both groups.

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I didn't know anything about that church. I just went there with a girlfriend and it was a new experience to me. I had attended Sunday school until about 10 years old at a Methodist church. I had been to VBS at a Christian church when I was young too. Other than that, I didn't know anything about churches back then.

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