The Christian Pilgrimage – Discussion Points

The Christian Pilgrimage – Discussion Points

Key references:

1 Peter 2:9-17; Hebrews 11:8-10,13-16; Philippians 3:20-21; Daniel 2:44, 4:17; John 6:15; Mark 12:14-17; John 18:36; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1-2; 1Thessalonians 3:12

Discussion Topics:

The presentation has covered a “historical/traditional” Christadelphian perspective on the “Christian pilgrimage”. Do you think it still holds true in our community today? If it is changing, where do we see the changes occurring, and why is it changing? Are you personally comfortable with it?

To what extent is our view of “non-involvement” due to our origins as a community at a time when conscription to the armed forces was a significant risk? Has anything changed today?

To what extent are we missing out on opportunities to “do good to all” if we do not involve ourselves with lobby and pressure groups that are working towards objectives we may consider “good”?

Where do you draw the line? How far would you consider any of the following activities (why/why not)?

  • Join Extinction Rebellion and support their programme of non-violent civil disobedience
  • Vote for the political party you think will do most good
  • Vote in a referendum for/against Brexit/Independence/…
  • Join a pressure group to resist a road building programme that is likely to affect the value of your property

How do you feel if England* win/lose at football/rugby/cricket**? Is it OK to take an interest in such things?
(*other countries are available)
(**other sports are available)

Make a note of any other interesting questions/answers that have occurred during your discussion.