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Re: Cooking with alcohol

Post by Roy » 29 Jan 2019, 10:57

Curt Sunshine wrote:
29 Jun 2016, 08:49
That verse about avoiding the appearance of evil is one of the most misapplied verses in our entire scriptural canon.

I might write a post about it - since I've written about practically everything else. :lol:
Reminder - Curt, I am still waiting on this write up. Did I miss it somewhere?
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Re: Cooking with alcohol

Post by DarkJedi » 29 Jan 2019, 12:17

Roy wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 10:57
Curt Sunshine wrote:
29 Jun 2016, 08:49
That verse about avoiding the appearance of evil is one of the most misapplied verses in our entire scriptural canon.

I might write a post about it - since I've written about practically everything else. :lol:
Reminder - Curt, I am still waiting on this write up. Did I miss it somewhere?
I'm not answering for Curt but I agree with the idea he put forth. This is one of those areas where translation plays a part in interpretation, as does a more "puritan" view of things. The scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5:22 (KJV)
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Other translations of the same Greek phrase include:
NIV:
reject every kind of evil
ESV & NRSV:
Abstain from every form of evil
CEV:
don't have anything to do with evil
ASV:
abstain from every form of evil
Just to keep this short and because I don't have a ton of time at the moment, I interpret the scripture to mean "stay away from all evil" (wherever it appears) as opposed to what seems to be a common church member interpretation of "don't do anything that could appear to be evil."
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Re: Cooking with alcohol

Post by SamBee » 29 Jan 2019, 14:40

Curt Sunshine wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 20:01

I wouldn't soak my food in it without cooking the food well, but . . . :smile: :D
You wouldn't believe some of the desserts I had as a child - not off my parents, but visiting some of their friends. Some of the alcohol content was surprisingly high and I used to feel affected by them when I was small! Trifle was one of the worst but I never see it now.
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Re: Cooking with alcohol

Post by dande48 » 30 Jan 2019, 08:31

DarkJedi wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 12:17
Just to keep this short and because I don't have a ton of time at the moment, I interpret the scripture to mean "stay away from all evil" (wherever it appears) as opposed to what seems to be a common church member interpretation of "don't do anything that could appear to be evil."
Personally, I value the ideas behind scripture on their own merit, not on their purported authority. That being said, I think "avoiding even the appearance of evil" is a very good idea, and don't consider it puritanical at all, even IF that wasn't the original intent or meaning behind that particular scripture.
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Re: Cooking with alcohol

Post by Curt Sunshine » 30 Jan 2019, 09:25

I wrote a post linking something I wrote on my personal blog about the Thessalonians verse about the appearance of evil, since I have no time right now to write another detailed post. It explains why I have a huge problem with the traditional LDS interpretation.

/end of this threadjack. back to the topic of the post :D
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