Over at the Sign of Jonah site, there is a post by Drew that was done in early 2007. In this post, Drew said the following
“So with that out of the way, it allows us to go back again to the issues. We raise them in our posts and if you disagree, then do so on a theological basis. And when I say, “Give me a biblical argument,” I’m not saying, “Quote Matt. 7:3 out of context to me as a ‘proof-text’ that I shouldn’t be doing this.” Nothing pisses me off more because you’re using the Holy Word of God to excuse false teachers! How is that the Christian thing to do? I’m asking for a response to the substance, not the method. I am fully aware that I come across with all the tact of Rush Limbaugh at a Demerol convention. But whether you like it or not, we’ve called into question the orthodoxy of certain teachers. If we’re wrong, there’s got to be a biblical argument that would explain it. In my experience, people are not willing to find that. They would much rather flame-throw which is too bad because you’re missing the beautiful truth of Christianity in the process of defending false teachers or chasing after some more “genuine” or “intimate” way to God. Cain tried to find his own way to God too and it didn’t work out so well. Hmm…”
I mentioned on January 3, 2008 on SOJ that the word “P….s me off ” was hardly a Christian thing to say. I immediately was rebuked by drew. So following his own advice from the post, I used this verse from 1 Peter; 1 Peter 3:10
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
Using a Biblical argument, as drew asked for people to do, I showed him the error of why he of all people should be careful of such language. I posted that comment late yesterday on SOJ. This morning it had been deleted. What’s wrong Drew?
You see the problem with most people, myself included, is when someone else shows us the error of our ways, we get offended and become defensive our-self. This is exactly the problem Drew was trying to get at with his post. Yet while pointing fingers at other ministries and people, SOJ, Drew in particular gets very defensive. That is an unteachable spirit and lives strong in a “spirit of offense”.
It wasn’t as much the word “pi…d off” that was used, it was the defense of it that was done by bill and mbaker. Bill even tried to use scripture to defend use of such word.
That is what I am talking about here. The hypocritical attitude that is often displayed at SOJ.
None of us are perfect. There was only one, Jesus Christ, who was and is the Perfect One. When we make a mistake in our words or actions, and a brother or sister points it out to us, we either receive it as a word of correction or we don’t. We either choose to repent and turn away from that thing or we don’t. If we are to lead by our examples, then let Christ Jesus be the example we lead by!
Why did I write this post? I was told by mbaker to do so. Here it is from her; Comment by mbaker on January 4, 2008 1:10 pm
You have a blog – write a post on this if you are so concerned about it. ”
My response to those there at SOJ for this coming year of 2008! Let it be a year of New Beginnings. Try to bring about unity in The Body instead of always pointing fingers at what is wrong with The Body. Sure we all have views and opinions, but do they reflect who we say we are in Christ Jesus?
That’s enough said for now. I managed to express my views on the matter without using “pi…d off ” or any other expletive. And boy, I sure feel better!!