Love my enemy? That seems so far beyond what I can muster. I am prone to act in unloving ways toward others different from myself. Politics separates us. Faith does too. Facts I choose to believe (Science or denial) put's almost insurmountable barriers between us.
Despite any license we feel for injecting politically polarized notions into our "Godly Exhortation" … there is no place for politics among true believers.
Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.
His first question was: Would I back up my assertion that a Christian witness must be named. Which I found surprising, because this is an obvious truth. Anonymity hasn't any biblical basis. Does it?
Questioning our anonymity... Should it be put on the altar? In 12-step programs we always respect anonymity. It's a necessary component of self-help community. But Christianity isn't conducted anonymously.
Many of the evangelical leaders - ones I love and respect - are painting borders. Putting up fences. To them, it's their job to assess me. I'm either in or out, from their perspective. If I believe one way or have this or that problem, I'm either welcome or not. Sounds like a "clique" at least. "Cult" is a tough term to swallow. But a big chunk of evangelical christendom totters on the brink of apostasy. Sounds like Pharisees are taking over, doesn't it?
6 Days, or 14.77 Billion Years? It's actually Both. And I can't understand it. Just like: Jesus was fully God and fully man. I don't get that either, but I believe it.