Ack. Today there was another news story on a misguided person, misguiding others, on the things of God! [Insert righteous indignation here!] And you bet the media slurped it up and spit it out! Regarding my Blog, this caused me to want to lay out a short caveat.
1)— I Blog: I write to get us thinking—to elucidate the Wonderful Words of Life as we move forward in our journey with the Lord.
2)— I Edit: In keeping it to a one-minute blog, I’m generally making a point, and don’t explain semantics. I abhor heresy, but let’s face it: evangelicals can be nitpicky. But these topics are worth consideration, so, hoping all things, I click “Post.”
3)— I Goof: Christ-followers know the importance of context. Yesterday’s post, for instance, could have included the preceding verses. Paul was warning Timothy to avoid ungodly, selfish deceivers. He admonished him to stick to the truth.
4)— I Attempt: Scripture is lofty! So, also from yesterday’s post, we see a phrase like “wisdom that leads to salvation through faith.” It’s so deep, some would have me be silent. But I say let’s get thinking. Feel free to comment at any time.
5)— I Believe: I’m thankful that Jesus’ blood was shed on my behalf; nothing will take away my eternal life. “…since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way…”
4)— I Learn: The Scriptures have much to say about sanctification. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds…”
—— So that’s the caveat: none of us has perfect understanding. But it’s helpful to stimulate one another, so I pray that readers will graciously read the one-minute posts and receive what is profitable. God will sort it out. Thanks for the opportunity to share.