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.
Grace is is an act. To return Good for Evil is the very essence of Christ's work on the Cross. Grace is also a state of being. If I live in grace then grace must flow from my life into the lives of others. If nothing flows, there is no presence of God in my Life.
‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’ "Zechariah 7:7
"A Spiritual Voter's Self-Proclaimed Manifesto."