Hi friend and neighbor. After all, what are a few thousand miles between pals?
Received a rather unusual comment that has given birth to a soon repost of some things I wrote three years ago. I have never been accused of misappropriating scripture from a Romanist, since Catholics in general rely on their leaders to tell them what scripture says. But here it is:
Your demonstrated lack of understanding of holy scripture is evident to everyone, it seems but yourself.
Evident to EVERYONE? Really? Now if that were true, it would be a tragedy of course. But it is this kind of broad generalization that gets people into trouble, for I’m guessing not EVERYONE thinks I am a biblical dunce. So imagine my chagrin to be so dubbed as ‘clueless’ or void of understanding regarding things in particular that I find endearing. Ouch. Wounded in the house of my friends.
Anyway, just a heads up, I will be presenting a set of posts all covering the same theme; it will become obvious, and I’m asking a small favor to my thoughtful and faithful friends. Read without bias, and see if:
1. the scriptures are honored
2. the scriptures are handled accurately
3. Christ is elevated
4. what I say is good, decent, and true
But why mention a ‘post to come?’ Because we are entirely too fond of believing things at the expense of other things, and have fallen prey to seductive teachings which are put forth as gospel. I’m asking you to consider WHY you believe this or that, and ask yourself if you have been persuaded of doctrines inconsistent with God’s entire word. God is not in the business of tricking us, but man oh man can we deceive ourselves.
I read these posts in their entirety, and it appears I could have written them this morning. If you find them helpful, thank God. If you find them caustic, please do not confuse the truth of scripture with imaginative opinions. I believe there is a cohesion and consistency that a thousand popes could not fault, so be careful if you agree that I am an incompetent handler of God’s word.
But after reading, do comment. Have a voice. Cast your vote. Decide if what I say is true, even at the expense of what is religiously popular. Yes, it is an electric issue, highly charged, but one that reasonable people should engage and have a say.
But keep in mind, the incomparable Paul the apostle did write: ‘have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?’ There is therefore a price to pay for aligning with truth. What price we pay depends on our personal currency, but if I am wrong about the assertions, do tell. And please do not present extra biblical ideas that have superceded God’s word, for they will be refused and pointed out quicker than you can say Nicodemas.
(Those of you who have read my stuff know I am not looking for sympathy votes. I am not looking for flattery. I am presenting the unvarnished truth regarding a topic that has held people in the clutches of superstition for years, and I am not afraid to do so. And let’s get the word ‘heretic’ out of the way right now, as some may suggest)