Monday, June 28, 2010

Just Wait Until You See This!

I'm going to wait for my answer to be moderated, but you should see the reply on Finnell's blog. It's amazing the assuming that was going on. This time I mean it, I am not posting there ever again, and I may never post on a Christian blog again. Theology may be too nuanced and personal for the blog format. I may think that a blogger is a liberal and a socialist nut job and they may think that I'm an ignorant member of the vast right wing conspiracy but I suspect we won't be condemning the other to Hell or for leading others to Hell. There's just something intensely personal about someone questioning your theology, especially when you would like nothing better than to help others to come to God through Jesus Christ. Politics is for the here and now. Theology is for the eternal--I think that is what makes the difference. The stakes are higher.

Here it is--and I mean it, I am DONE HERE. See a couple posts down for my post that declared my done-ness the first time. You will be able to see how much reading into my words was done...

Blogger Onesimus said...

the observer,
I fail to see any love in keeping silent when someone is on the wrong path heading in the wrong direction.

Being loving is NOT keeping silent about someone's sin or someone's false doctrine.

Love is pointing in them in the right direction.

In this case I have been encouraging people to search the scriptures for themselves so they can be sure that what they are being taught the truth.

IF the catholic churches, prostestant churches, orthodox churches, pentecostal churches, charismatic churches or any other church is teaching the truth they have absolutely nothing to worry about. They should have no concern at all about losing their followers because the church teaching will be in agreement with scripture.

The important thing is to search the scriptures for ourselves AS WRITTEN and not to read any preconceptions into it.

Ultimately WE have responsibility for our own relationship with God. It will NOT be our church or its ministers who will face judgement on our behalf.
With that in mind what could be more loving than to make sure all of us are following GOD and HIS truth instead of a church, a favoured doctrine or just the sinful and selfish ways of mankind?

June 28, 2010 7:49 PM

Blogger the observer said...

Did I say to keep silent in my comment? No I did not. You read that into the comment. The blog format is not conducive to good dialog for exactly that reason.

You've taken my remark on the lack of love in this thread and extended it out to mean that this writer would tolerate error and discourage honest humble Spirit-led examinations of the Scriptures and loving correction of both self and others.

Well, you are not correct in that extension or assumption. Perhaps my skin is too thin for this forum? In which case I say again, ciao.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16

Have a blessed day!

June 28, 2010 8:49 PM

1 comment:

  1. Comment sections crack me up! I caught a pedant over on SKC Observer, correcting my spelling on Squid's name, and critiquing my sentence structure. I had to laugh it was so over the top in the scope of its corrections. I bet I'll hear from my red pencil friend again!