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February 1, 2008

Map of Churches of Ardèche

Filed under: — Karen @ 6:19 am

Click here to see a map of the Romanesque churches of Ardèche.

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  1. Thank you for the efforts in preripang this website. It is proving very valuable to me. I am a member of a church that has tried to develop a compromise position between EPers and Non-EPers. Psalms are sung between the Call to Worship and the Benediction , with before and after being a mix of Psalms and Hymns. This compromise has not always been an easy one as 80% of the church is non-EP, and EPers and Non-Epers have been distrustful of each other. I have been an EPer for about 6 years, but was willing to compromise on my belief for love of my neighbor and a desire to not be schismatic. For the past 2 years, however, I struggled to reconcile my duty before God, and my fear of schism. In our church, refraining from singing a hymn could be confronted by hostility and anger, and I did not want to rustle any feathers. After much prayer and study God drove me to the point where it was unbearable to sing an uninspired composition in His worship. Recently, I met with the Pastor and Elders and asked their permission to be exempted from singing non-Psalms. God truly was merciful, and they told me that I should not be singing the hymns. We began to stand quietly with the hymnal open and pray. God has also protected me and my family from any antagonism over this issue. Praise God that He has seen fit to show Himself strong in my weakness! It can be uncomfortable not to sing when everyone else is, but how much greater was my discomfort at offering strange fire before the Lord? My prayer today is that I can stand for truth, in a way that does not dishonor God. The real key to this, I believe, is honoring the God-ordained authority in our Church. If I had threatened, or accused, or lectured the elders in public or private, the atmosphere would be entirely different. In God’s providence, he has placed these men in authority over me. Who knows but that God may use even these events to change their hearts?

    Comment by Sacashi — November 14, 2015 @ 7:38 pm

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