Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rules For Posting

We will not be posting any comments in which commenters refuse to interact with the ideas in the post, but instead scold us for being unloving, Pharisaical, legalistic, etc. for judging a well-known teacher's public and widely disseminated teaching. The New Testament model for dealing with public teaching that is false or unbiblical is to publicly challenge and rebuke the teaching, and contend for truth.
"Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people." (Jude 3)
Of course, we aim and strive to speak the truth in love, but sadly, most of the church today has bought into the idea that challenging ANY idea is unloving and wrong. We adamantly reject this view. In fact, we think the essence of being loving is to point people to the truth, and away from lies and doctrines of demons. It is truth that sets people free. Lies cannot set people free.
"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)