The Holy Bible
Dislike The Message: Simply “Choose This Day Who You’ll Serve”
We don’t get to adjust the Bible to meet our needs, So why not either ‘live-it-or leave-it?’
What is happening in the Body of Christ that it’s become acceptable to do as you so easily did? Adding and taking from the word of God? We are warned, implicitly about the consequences of doing so, and yet not only is it a common occurrence, it is accepted. What you’ve done in your text is advocate for every person who willingly refuses to accept Christ’s love for them or his conditions for salvation upon their life. Why? It isn’t biblically sound doctrine, so upon whose authority do you do so? Better yet, what scriptural reference points can you provide that do not warrant your interpretation or voice — but instead allow us to hear your argument straight from His Word? The audacity of your attempts to explain the true meaning of the parable, to proclaim what “you think,” grieves the Lord’s Heart; what we as Christians should or shouldn’t think and do, (never mind what His Word tells us to do)the audacity of all that — hit me “square in the chest.”
There is so much to correct in your article using the word of God alone and none of my perceptions or thoughts, but Amen, It’s enough for a post and so I’ll get started writing that. A few quick but important notations though:
You end your piece with a reference (although, not in it’s entirety) of Matthew13:1–30; used loosely to showcase your belief that like the parable of the wheat and the weeds they are able to live amongst each other and Christ’s Love will shine through as we just love, not by telling of gods gift ir what a life in him looks like…no because as you say, you think “telling of the good news is all wrong.” hat our but without context. I’ll supply some now: A farmer was known for his good crops. When the servants, noticed that weeds had grown among the wheat they asked the farmer where the weeds had come from. Did their master want them to pull them up?
29 “No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.”
Important to note: the premise of your article was that we show love to nonbelievers by not evangelising all the time. You argue we can show our love simply by loving them where there at and letting God do the rest . But this is the verse you use to showcase that point?How does the end result of this parable exhibit genuine love for the non-believer if we know that this is to be their fate yet we don’t say a word. It doesn’t. It wouldn’t. The Lord knows that and his followers, followers of his word also know it. The question is: Do you?
Final but important point I absolutely must make though, loving another does not mean you enable his or her death. When one chooses to defy the direct word of God , one chooses sin. And the wages of sin are, what again?
I’ll link my post, and pray it blesses you.