should be used when generally referring to an unknown or mixed religious group(s) of non-Orthodox, non-Jewish, non-Muslim and similar faiths and/or groups in, or from, Old Russia, and/ or their descendants.
a discipline or school of thought as defined by a set of methods and doctrines.
So is the trend toward intimate friendships between single men and women a good thing? If you haven't read my previous articles on biblical dating, you'll be helped in thinking through this issue by reading "Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating." Based on some of the principles found there, let me offer a couple of practical reasons why I believe such friendships to be generally unwise, and then I'll suggest a positive role for friendship among singles in the Christian community.
In this series of articles, I've raised several biblical principles regarding the way we should treat our brothers and sisters in Christ.
At its year 2000 convention at Orlando FL, the Southern Baptist Convention approved their Resolution 9: "On retaining the traditional method of calendar dating (B. D.)." With reference to the popularity of the CE/BCE nomenclature, it stated, in part: We probably get more critical E-mails about the use of CE & BCE than about any other single topic, other than homosexuality, abortion in the Bible, and whether Roman Catholics, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses are actually Christians.
Some statements against the use of CE and BCE, and possible rebuttals, are: The world is becoming more integrated financially, politically, socially and religiously. Recall that for every Christian there are about two non-Christians worldwide.
Some feel that AD and BC have been in use for centuries and that this tradition should be respected.